Around Town: Celebrate the 4th of July with a Bang

From watching fireworks on one of the best rooftops in Denver to chillaxing on a patio while enjoying an award-winning burger, we’ve rounded up our favorite things to do, see (and eat!) this 4th of July in Colorado.

The Cherry Cricket

For an elevated version of the classic Fourth of July backyard burger, The Cherry Cricket serves up award-winning options at three locations. With a menu that offers thousands of customizable burgers and a handful of Cricket Classics, there are options for everyone. The Cherry Cricket’s 983 Big Cheesy and The Cricket Royale pair perfectly with their boozy shakes and refreshing craft cocktails, including Peachy Keen and Ranch Water in Paradise.

Wynkoop Brewing Co.

Looking to enjoy a beer and some comfort food this Fourth of July? At Wynkoop Brewing Co., Denver’s very first microbrewery and brewpub, there’s something for everyone, including seasonally rotating brews, crafted cocktails, tacos and burgers. Wynkoop’s laid-back atmosphere is a great way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends while being steps away from the city’s Independence Day festivities.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

For those celebrating Independence Day in the Springs, Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. is a great place to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. With a large dining room, bars on every floor and a pool hall for some friendly competition, Phantom Canyon offers an unforgettable evening with great food and beer to celebrate. Guests can enjoy one of the brewery’s signature beers while munching on fried pickles, the Phantom Burger or the Lemon Tabasco Fried Chicken. Finish the night with a craft cocktail or the seasonal bread pudding.

Elevated Q at The Orchard Town Center

For those who want to enjoy the taste of homemade barbecue without the mess this Fourth of July, Elevated Q at The Orchard Town Center offers the best quality meat prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Its specialties include Texas brisket, Carolina pork, KC burnt ends and Memphis ribs, which can be enjoyed with cornbread, mac and cheese grits and other tasty sides. Elevated Q’s offers are available for takeout, and the ribs, brisket, turkey and jackfruit can be purchased by the quarter, half and full pound for an Independence Day party! Learn more about Elevated Q here.


Located in the heart of Denver’s historic Larimer Square, Tamayo by Chef Richard Sandoval welcomes guests to grab a quick bite to eat or drink before catching any of the downtown firework displays. Close to Coors Field and other popular spots, take advantage of happy hour all week long with many delightful offerings starting at 2 p.m. Blending the vibrant flavors of Mexico with modern culinary artistry, the hand-crafted menu is perfect for any food lover. From their intoxicating margaritas to their tasty guacamole dips, Tamayo has something for everyone this Independence Day.

The Inverness Denver

The Inverness Denver is a longstanding staple of the Denver community. In honor of Independence Day, the resort will be hosting a Red, White and Blue Barbeque. Indulge in patriotic bites, each of which are in the colors of the American flag. Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend and bond in the family-friendly festivities. Tickets are $35 per guest and can be purchased here.


With one of the best rooftop views in Denver, Burndown is the perfect spot to catch all the dazzling firework displays in the lead up to Independence Day. This three-story bar and restaurant offers the best perspective to view the fireworks at Coors Field, Glendale, Civic Center Park, Elitch Gardens, Belmar, Littleton, Arvada, Aurora, Englewood and Commerce City. As the fireworks illuminate the night sky, guests will delight in shareable dishes and refreshing cocktails while local artists and select traveling bands perform well into the evening, making it an unforgettable night.

My Neighbor Felix

With four locations in Colorado, the casual Mexican spot offers good times, fresh food and margaritas to all who visit. Because Independence Day is synonymous with grilled food, My Neighbor Felix’s extensive grilled items entice guests to stay and indulge. Fan favorites include the delectable grilled corn ribs ($12), the Pacifica grilled shrimp ($30) and carne asada fajitas ($58, serving two guests or more). A classic addition to any meal is the mountain of My Neighbor Nachos ($15), which are topped with pork green chile, black beans, queso blanco, adobo sauce and chipotle crema.


Toro by Chef Richard Sandoval is prepared to celebrate Independence Day all July long! With a lovely patio with glowing tea lights, Toro is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy Independence Day with the family. With an expansive menu made up of freshly made drinks and small plates from only the freshest ingredients, there is something for everyone! Bite into the flavorful Sweet Corn Empanadas that are full of ají amarillo, manchego cheese, avocado purée and chimichurri. Or fully celebrate the holiday by indulging in the red, white, and blue Strawberry Brûlée ($14). Visit Toro at 150 Clayton Lane inside Hotel Clio.

Sweet NOLA Snoballs

Coming soon to Denver’s Mayfair neighborhood, Sweet NOLA Snoballs brings the taste of New Orleans to Colorado. The shop will serve up “snoballs,” classic Louisiana treats made of finely-shaved ice topped with flavored syrups and sweetened condensed milk. Snoballs also come stuffed with ice cream, offering guests a perfect sweet treat to cool off in the summer. For Independence Day, guests can indulge in patriotic red, white and blue snoballs. Visit the shop at 916 Jersey St. in the Jersey Shoppes in Denver.


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