Meet me at the Lobby
The lobby of any building is a gathering place, a place where people meet and greet, hold a business meeting, or old and new friends enjoy a moment together. In the lobby of one of Denver’s most historic buildings built in the year 1891 is a glimmering red brick, black leather, and hardwood floored restaurant where people meet to linger over liquid pleasures. This little spot is appropriately named, “The Lobby,” and is one of Denver’s most historic drinking spots.
With the history still etched into the original brick work and the old Victorian accents, The Lobby has retained its aged elegance in a manner that is modern as well. Complete with a sort of secret European style garden courtyard in the back, the setting of The Lobby is ideal for anyone seeking a stylish oasis from the city.
As you sit down in this oasis, you will be handed The Lobby’s “Drink Book” containing a heading at the top, “Nectar of the Gods.” Among the nectars to choose from is a wide-ranging beer list in the form of bottles, cans, and draught. From a PBR Tall Boy that sizes up to a full 24 oz. to a New Belgium Fat Tire, The Lobby offers tastes and sizes for every appetite.
For something novel, The Lobby serves up its own unique “Beer Concoctions” such as the “Hopped Ginger” made with Great Divide Titan IPA and Goslings Ginger Beer. If you are feeling a bit hedonistic, try “Johnny Appleseed’s Guilty Pleasure,” a sinful mix of Leopold apple, Coors Light, and Fee Brothers Bitters.
For wine lovers, The Lobby offers tastes from California and Europe. The Lobby’s guests can sip upon a Pinot Grigio from Campanile Winery in Italy or a Pinot Grigio from Stone Cellars in Napa Valley, California. For a bold red from California, try the Lobby’s Kitchen Sink blend or a spicier Rosemount Shiraz. For a little bubbly, there is always Lunetta Prosecco.
The Lobby’s cocktails extend beyond beer, to include such fall-inspired mixes as the “Big Apple” with Woodford Reserve, cinnamon apple infusion, and Fee Brothers Bitters served on the rocks. Another glass full of autumn flavor comes in the form of the “Apple Cider Margarita,” a unique medley of El Jimador Anejo Tequila, Cointreau, apple cider, and a splash of orange juice served on the rocks and topped off with a cinnamon sugar rim. To finish it all off right, sink your lips around and dip your spoon into a Stranahan’s Root Beer Float topped off with a rather large scoop of vanilla ice cream. After such an ending, you won’t hesitate the next time someone says to you, “Meet me at the Lobby.”
The Lobby is located at 2191 Arapahoe St Denver, CO 80205; Tel: (303) 997-9911. Happy Hour is from Tuesday to Saturday 3-6:30 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 9-11p.m.
Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!
The Lobby is located in the lobby of the building of what historic Denver hotel? Hint: It is named after a major European city known for its wide streets, grand palaces, gardens, and its pointy, tall landmark.
Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!
The answer to this past Tuesday’s blog question: “Taleggio cheese is an Italian cheese featured on much of the menu at Trattoria Stella. Approximately how long has Taleggio cheese been a major part of Italian cuisine?” Answer: “The cheese Taleggio has been around since the time of ancient Rome! Cicero, Cato the Elder, and Pliny the Elder all mentioned Taleggio cheese in their writings.”