Seattle → Denver
One of my favorite cities to visit growing up and still today is the Denver, CO. The weather is great, the people are great (because nowadays half of them are Chicago natives), the beer is great, the views are great...should I keep going? So it goes without saying this trip has been top of mind for me for a while. As one of the USA's fastest growing cities, especially when it comes to tech, it’s also no secret that Denver has so much to offer from a corporate event perspective; from hot retail shops to unique breweries, they have it all!
Wild Women Wine
Though Denver is a city known as a big beer scene, with 148 different breweries, they also known how to whip up a nice bottle of wine. Trying to diversify my pallet, I made a stop at Wild Women Wine for a fresh cheese plate washed down with some of the best wine in the rockies. During my visit I also took the time to create a virtual tour of their space, which you can view here. This cozy space in the heart of downtown is the perfect place to host your next corporate event and enjoy a wine tasting with stationed hors d’oeuvres.
Mile High City
The beautiful city of Denver has so much to offer from a tourist standpoint, so I had to get out and enjoy the town. To start, I decided to get my sports fix in by swinging by the Pepsi Center to watch the Nuggets play; shout out to the home team for the big W. I also made sure to stop by one of the largest museums in the west, the Denver Art Museum, which is just as stunning on the inside as it is the outside. Since I was fortunate enough to catch some really nice weather, I also made a point to visit the beautiful Denver Botanical Gardens.
Howl at the Moon
Not to be confused with Ozzy Osbourne’s early 80's hit, Bark at the Moon, Howl at the Moon brings their own spin on live music to the Denver area. Located only a couple blocks from Union Train Station and across the street from Coors Field, Howl at the Moon is the perfect spot for your next client entertainment event. The extremely talented house band can cover any song from the last 60 years with their own unique spin, not to mention the large dance floor to shake off some of the calories consumed on their big bucket drinks. You can take a virtual walk through their space here and listen in on my conversation with their event manager, Sam, here.
Just an hour south of the big city lies one of the hidden gems of Colorado, The Springs. From garden of the gods, cave of the winds, and pikes peak, there’s plenty to marvel at. I took a day to head south on I-25 and take in the sights. The highlight of the day has to be my trip to the top of Pikes Peak, where at the 14,000+ ft. summit I had a chance to try out some flavored oxygen; if there was an easier way to get there it would be the perfect place for a unique corporate Kapow event.
Earlier this year one of Kapow’s partners, 1515 Restaurant, became the first Denver restaurant to host the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Dinner, quite the achievement for this fine dining downtown hot spot. Featuring over 500 wines, tons of local Denver beers and new american menu has something to offer for everyone. I stopped by to visit my friend Gene Tang, Owner & Executive Chef, who hooked me up with their signature steak. So, in return, I set them up with a virtual tour of their space, which is available for you to checkout here.
Next Stop: San Diego
The best way to follow up a trip to the rocky mountains is a trip to the beach for a little sunshine, so it’s time to visit one of Kapow’s newest markets, San Diego. I’m excited to visit some of our hottest new experiences with the finest venues San Diego has to offer. In the meantime, don’t forget to visit Kapow.com to browse thousands of unique corporate events and book your next team outing, client sales meeting, or networking event in real time!