Death & Co and The Ramble Hotel want to create a different kind of experience in Denver

Death and Co. inside the Ramble Hotel, Five Points, May 4, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) development; denver; colorado; denverite; rino; five points; larimer street; kevinjbeaty; hospitality; boutique hotel; nightlife;
Death and Co. inside the Ramble Hotel, Five Points, May 4, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

As Death & Co owners David Kaplan and Alex Day stood on the patio of their new home at the Ramble Hotel recently, they couldn’t help but feel bemused by their new surroundings.

“We’re used to dark rooms,” said Kaplan, who along with Day and Ravi DeRossi opened the original Death & Co in a windowless New York City room more than 10 years ago.

But they’d heard Denverites really like to be outside, so there they stood on a warm April day, explaining how they’ll apply their talent for craft cocktails to a tropical patio menu. It’s just one piece of the multi-bar project they’re running inside Denver’s new Ramble Hotel at 25th and Larimer streets.


Denver Beer Co. offshoot Cervecería Colorado starts pouring Mexican flavors on Platte Street

The new brewery from the Denver Beer Co. team takes its mission to celebrate Mexican culture and flavors seriously.

Cervecería Colorado on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; denverite; highland; colorado; kevinjbeaty; nightlife; bars; brewery;
Cervecería Colorado on Platte Street, April 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Its grand opening is on Cinco de Mayo — a holiday with a history of white people being less than culturally sensitive — but don’t confuse Cervecería Colorado’s intentions.

The new brewery from the Denver Beer Co. team takes its mission to celebrate Mexican culture and flavors seriously.


Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 4-6

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? Here’s a big, curated list of options in arts and entertainment, food and drink, causes, sports and more!

Artist Mike Whiting gives a tour of his new exhibit, Pixelated, at the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 27, 2018. These are "Pinky" and "Mr. Green." (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) art; sculpture; denver botanic gardens; dbg; colorado; denver; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Artist Mike Whiting gives a tour of his new exhibit, Pixelated, at the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 27, 2018. These are “Pinky” and “Mr. Green.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver, it’s going to be a weird weekend. We’ve got Nerd Star Wars day and, somewhat terrifyingly, the Kentucky Derby is happening on Cinco De Mayo this year.

You don’t need my help finding places to drink on Saturday, but I can help you find a variety of other things to do (some of which also include drinking, I admit).


BorraCho Tacos moves in at Avanti Food & Beverage, Kaya Kitchen moves downtown

The latest tenant of Denver restaurant incubator is open and ready to fill your tummy with tacos.

Korean barbecue tacos at BorraCho inside Avanti Food and Beverage, May 1, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; food; restaurants; highland;
Korean barbecue tacos at BorraCho inside Avanti Food and Beverage, May 1, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The latest tenant of Denver restaurant incubator Avanti Food & Beverage, BorraCho Tacos, is open and ready to fill your tummy with tacos.

The project by ChoLon Restaurant Concepts will be replace Kaya Kitchen — also a ChoLon project — which will move to a brick and mortar in the Sugar Cube building at 15th and Blake streets as Kaya Asian Café.