Forest Room 5

Forest Room 5 must be my all time favorite bar in Denver. Its a place I can grab a casual Happy Hour and food with a friend. Or I can get dressed up and hit the town here too. It seems like Forest Room 5 lends herself to your needs. The service? That’s another beast entirely.

We were lucky enough to be promptly served and waited on by a fabulous little blonde with a red dress. The night was cool and crisp, so we knew we had to stop by the 24-hour fire pits to warm up. They are oh-so cozy and when I can’t make it into the mountains for last minute camping, this outdoor seating area does the trick.

I’m completely head over heels for Forest Room 5’s small hidden alcoves, tucked behind trees, around timber staircases, and atop lofted cabin interiors. The long community table inside feels warm and inviting. The completely wild timber interior encloses you into a National Park escape without the drive. Outside, under the large projection screen and behind tall aspen, you can find white aluminum picnic tables and wood stools to cozy up around on.

And with drinks like Spicy Palomas, Ce La Vie, Beez Neez, and the Forest Fashion – a mix of local whiskey, sage bitters, and ginger beer, it’s no wonder that this place feels like a storybook escape deep into mystical woods.

Please don’t miss this little eclectic stop in the Highlands next time you visit Denver. And make sure you invite me. And thanks to Anna (@twopennykarma) for capturing some shots of me for this post.