Buzz: Destination

Bar-tel: When a stellar bar hitches itself to a hotel

Published: 9/01/2019

Buzz: Destination



When a stellar bar hitches itself to a hotel

Here’s a dream scenario. A cocktail den with outrageously delicious and creative drinks opens hotel rooms right upstairs from the bar. Better than farm-to-table, this hybrid could be called bar-to-bed, or booth-to-boudoir. Well, pinch yourself: A version has come to life. New York City speakeasy Death & Co. is shaking at The Ramble in Denver, a three-story factory-turned-hotel in the River North Art District neighborhood. A boho antique-y vibe is injected into the rooms with antique rugs thrown upon wide-plank hickory floors and large operable factory windows. 

But besides spot-on design and food, The Ramble uncovered yet another reason why people choose a place to stay: the cocktail list. Because the best answer to the designated-driver conundrum is to fuhgeddaboudit, taste until your hearts content, then ride the elevator to enjoy the sumptuous surroundings after a busy day.

As seen in the issue Harvest 2019 of Touring & Tasting Magazine.