Food: The Cooper Lounge – Denver, CO

Located on the second floor of Union Station in Denver, The Cooper Lounge is a 1940’s-esque high-end cocktail lounge.

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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.

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Aperitif Hour was from 4-6:30 pm, when they serve select drinks for $9, but we ordered off of the regular drink menu.

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Max had an Old Fashioned and I had an El Diablo. They were both each served on a silver platter with a some nuts. This was a nice touch, if you ask me. I felt fancy AF! And the drinks were very good!

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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 a 100+ yr old building!

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Max and I ordered some light bites from the menu. We had Tuna Tartare, which was delicious.

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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 cranked 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!

Kaypeesign

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