An unmarked, stainless steel door in the ice cream shop Frozen Matter doesn't lead to a walk-in freezer like you'd expect, but to Retrograde, an intimate speakeasy that serves eccentric artisan cocktails. The bar has a sci-fi meets 60's throwback feel, complete with cool purple lighting and drinks like the Concentrated Dark Matter with rye, rock candy, and orange bitters. in a glam, purple-lit space. The bar has a '60s throwback theme
When you want a drink, an ice cream shop usually isn’t the first place you’d think of. But this is no ordinary ice cream shop, where an unmarked “freezer” door leads to a cozy ‘60s throwback bar. Along with playfully flavored ice cream varieties like miso salted caramel and buttermilk sweet corn, this shop’s also hiding one of Denver’s best spots for creative cocktails.
How to get in: Go inside Frozen Matter, head to the back and find the freezer door. Flip the switch and hang tight with your ID ready.