Last week I hosted a Denver Bloggers Club event at Tap Fourteen, an exciting rooftop bar and beer garden in Denver.
Tap Fourteen is located on the rooftop of Hayter’s & Co., just a half block from Coors Field at 1920 Blake Street.
The rooftop beer garden is spectacular. Skyline views. Fun music. Bustling crowd. Seventy beers on tap. This place is definitely a Denver hotspot!
Before I tell you more about my experience, I want to disclose that Tap Fourteen paid to sponsor our May Denver Blogger’s Club event. They provided about 20 Denver bloggers with free food and a sampling of some of the adult beverages on the menu.
When we arrived for our May Denver Blogger’s Club event, we headed upstairs to the Tap Fourteen rooftop beer garden in Denver. The weather was beginning to change, however. Ominous grey clouds began to roll in and the wind picked up, blowing our papers and cups everywhere. We all knew the rooftop wasn’t going to work for our club event that night.
The staff quickly relocated us downstairs inside Hayter’s. While we were all bummed that the weather didn’t cooperate for us on the rooftop, I got a glimpse of this gorgeous rooftop beer garden. I plan to go back to Tap Fourteen in the future to just chill out with friends – we’ve got plenty of blue sky days ahead of us this summer!
Downstairs at Hayter’s, Chef Taylor walked us through a menu filled with American Alpine-style food. He told us he tries to source as many products as possible locally. For example, all proteins, hot sauces and salsas are sourced locally, and Chef Taylor says he sources produce locally when it’s in season. While the food isn’t always cheaper when sourced locally, it tastes great, supports the local economy, and makes us locals extra happy!
Chef Taylor made us kale chips (a popular menu item) – they were one of the best kale chips I’ve ever had – crunchy, salty and just perfect. He told us that he will be visiting farmer’s markets this summer to source local kale.
The menu has plenty of gluten-free options too, and Chef Taylor went out of his way to make me and my fellow gluten-free bloggers (Jennifer at Holistic Head to Toe, Karissa at With Our Best, and Alicia at Eat Your Way Clean) feel welcomed.
Our “gluten-free table” included the Kale Chips, along with Barrel-Aged House Pickles (hold the beer mustard – not GF), Smoked Cremini Mushroom Taco (these were not my favorite if I’m being honest – the tortillas were dry), and an Alpine Salad with chicken and all sorts of fun fixings.
On top of the food sampling, Chef Taylor came through for us by hooking us up with sample-sized beverages.
My gluten-eating friends got to sample a bunch of the beers on tap while the gluten-free folks got to sample gluten-free ginger beer, pineapple cider, mead beer (made by fermenting honey with water) and sweet sangrias. Nice! There is plenty here for everyone!
After we indulged on food and beer, we gathered around to hear Jessica Eichenlaub of Semi-Sweet Tooth. She’s a confidence coach who explained the importance of the Law of Attraction, one of the most powerful tools in our blogger toolkits.
As the evening came to a close, everyone said their goodbyes and we parted ways.
But a few of us stuck around to chat… and before we knew it, DJ Fatal began to play music and the dance floor opened up… and, well, a few of us got giddy.
Overall, Tap Fourteen and Hayter’s & Co. offered up a fun night. My only wish is that maybe I should have treated the night as a party vs. event. Having a speaker was definitely a challenge and Jessica’s presentation was so important for us all to hear (even though it was hard to hear her speak in a noisy bar).
Thank you again to Tap Fourteen, Jessica and all my Denver blogger friends who attended the event and enjoyed a fun evening sampling bar food, drinking brews and getting inspired before summer break.