There’s nothing wrong with a weeknight glass of wine with the girls. Or is it ‘whine?’ Either way, there’s no need to wait for a special occasion when places in the Denver metro area make it easy to enjoy an evening away from regular mom duties. We’ll take a warm Colorado evening and some much needed girl time with our friends anytime! Call on the sitter (or your spouse) and gather your mom squad for a girls night out at these events.
Grab the girls and head to ViewHouse Ballpark on Monday nights to see if the new Bachelorette, Becca Kufrin, will find true love. Starting June 4 Bachelorette Watch Parties will feature food and drink specials, T-shirt giveaways, and surprise guests appearances on June 18 and July 16. The bar will offer a Wine & Board special featuring a bottle of Francis Coppola Winery wine and flatbread of your choice for only $20. During the July 30 season finale, the first 50 guests receive a free glass of champagne. 2015 Market St., Denver. 720-306-9008.
Over in the Berkeley neighborhood, BookBar is Denver’s only combination independent bookstore and wine café with a variety of weekly events to keep your wine glass full. Tuesdays and Thursdays include the kids at Happier Hour Story Time from 4-5 p.m. Moms get half off all wines and kids meals while the kids get to listen to wonderful tales from BookBar’s storyteller. Or leave the kids at home and test your knowledge at Literary Trivia, every third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Participants enjoy drink specials, book giveaways, and a free drink and prize for the winner. 4280 Tennyson St., Denver. 303-284-0194.
Every Thursday starting June 7, ViewHouse Ballpark will host Flicks for Chicks on the 190-inch outdoor big screen (or the indoor LED TV if it rains). Enjoy free popcorn during the movie and then free drinks for chicks beginning at 9 p.m. Movies start promptly at 7:30 p.m. and the event is 21 and over only. Visit the website to see the movie schedule. Reservations encouraged for groups of five or more. 2015 Market St., Denver. 720-306-9008.
Enjoy Girls’ Night Out every Wednesday at Lala’s Wine Bar in Governor’s Park. Women get $4 glasses of house bubbly, Chardonnay, or Merlot, $5 small plates of chocolate covered strawberries, and $5 glasses of sangria or select cocktails. You can also nibble off of a special girls’ night out platter featuring two meats, two cheeses, and two wine pours for $22. Bring in five or more of your favorite ladies and enjoy a free bottle of bubbly with a $25 purchase. 410 E. 7th Ave., Denver. 303-861-9463.
This LoHi wine bar has something called the Board and Bottle special and it’s perfect for a crew. On Monday and Tuesday nights after 8 p.m. enjoy a bruschetta board and one bottle of wine for only $20. It can easily serve four people. The bruschetta board holds four large pieces of fresh baked bread (gluten free also available) with 12 different toppings available. Can’t wait until eight? Happy hour at Postino is every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features $5 glasses of wine. 2715 17th St., Denver. 303-433-6363.
Get creative at this unique glass painting class hosted by Le Painted Grape of Denver and Wild Women Winery downtown. On Thursday, June 21, students will learn to paint a beautiful butterfly onto wine glasses at this private hour and half class. On July 13, hand paint a polka dot design. For $30 per person students will receive all painting supplies, including a wine glass, and wine and food will be available for extra purchase from 3W’s. Sign your crew up early to secure a spot. Class begins at 6:30 PM. Sign up on the Le Painted Grape website or call 877-389-1386. 1660 Champa St., Denver.