The Cooper Lounge in Union Station is a craft cocktail paradise and I have the pictures to prove it!
Located on the second floor of Union Station in Denver, The Cooper Lounge is a 1940’s era high-end cocktail lounge.
It opens at 4pm and reservations are highly recommended, but Max and I went right when they opened. We got sat at the bar right away, but things filled up quickly.
Aperitif Hour, sort of like a happy hour, was from 4-6:30 pm when they serve select drinks for $9, but we ordered off of the regular drink menu.
Max had an Old Fashioned and I had an El Diablo. They were both each served on a silver platter with some nuts for snacking. I honestly think the nuts were a nice touch. I felt very fancy! And the drinks were delicious!
It was wonderful getting there as early as we did because the sunset made the bar a beautiful golden hue, which added to the beauty of the 100+ yr old building that is Union Station!
Max and I ordered some light bites from the menu. We had Tuna Tartare, which was very tasty and fresh.
One con we had is that our experience felt cold. The lounge was missing that human warmth that would have taken the whole thing over the top. I felt like, because it was busy, that we were being pushed out. It’s understandable, but it wasn’t desirable.
Overall, it was a really good experience. The drinks and view are worth the cash and it is a great place to bring a date or friends from out of town if you’re a local, or stop by to see the views if you’re visiting!