Explore the colorful creative side of Denver on this tour through the mural-covered streets of the River North (RiNo) Arts District.
- Drink and eat your way through the best of RiNo (River North), Denver’s newest up-and-coming neighborhood.
- Walk the path of Denver’s LoDo and RiNo revitalization.
- Visit a local cidery, brewery, and distillery for a true Colorado local tasting experience.
- Go behind the scenes of RiNo’s street art and architecture.
- Experience two of our top Denver tours in one great combo.
- Adults Ages 21+
- Private Tour Starting Price
RiNo Food & Drink Tour
Get ready for a true Denver experience! Join the craft beverage movement in Denver’s unique River North Art District (RiNo), then grab a local meal in authentic Mile High style. We also dive into the trendiest open-air art districts of Colorado as we explore the hidden street art of RiNo. This adventure combines two of our favorite Denver tours into one fantastic day.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation during the tour, lunch of either small plate or entrée, cider flight, beer sampler, tastings and tour at a local distillery
Exclusions: Transportation to and from the meeting/end point, additional drinks or food, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
- Duration: 8 hours
- Meeting point: Union Station, by the flagpole at the main street-side entrance on 17th and Wynkoop. If there is inclement weather, meet under the awning by the main entrance. View on Google Maps.
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- Starting time: 12:00 p.m.
- Ending point: Union Station
Get the full Denver experience in one full-day adventure! This jam-packed tour combines two of our best-selling Denver tours, Taming the RiNo and The Liquid Tour, giving you the ultimate tour duo in one adventure.
First up, witness the transformation of Denver’s lower downtown warehouse district (LoDo) from after-thought to THE Spot for locals as we walk from recently re-opened Union Station through what was skid row, past Coors Field baseball park, and into River North, arguably the fastest up-and-coming neighborhood in Denver.
Afterwards, we stop for an all locally sourced lunch. Chef Chris forges personal relationships with each farm he works with; his team visits the farms and works in the fields with the farmers to understand exactly what goes into the food they proudly serve.
Next, you’ve got a decision to make: What is your favorite Colorado beer? Not to worry, you have plenty of time and at least 15 local beers, a cider, and wine to choose from when we visit a local watering hole.
Then it’s off to explore the creativity of the River North Arts District, where the art refuses to be confined behind closed doors. Each year artists are given free range to turn the walls of local buildings into their canvas, and the results are stunning. You’ have plenty of time to take pictures and decide who to follow on Instagram as we make our way through the living canvas that is the River North Art District.
We then head to Union Station to see the art on the backside of RiNo to complete our artsy experience. Catch your breath and take a moment to explore this recently renovated gathering point before we continue the adventure.
Now it’s time to keep it local and use our Denver-only rideshare company to move us over to River North’s newest distillery, a family-run establishment where no detail goes unnoticed. We also check out the city’s beer scene with a taster/flight of beers from another favorite local brewery. The large tanks inside show off the serious side, but don’t be fooled — this may be the best place in Denver to find locals hanging out on a summer evening.
Now that you’ve tried both liquor and beer, it’s time to get some food in you — and not just any will do: We take you to either a place that goes the extra mile with creativity with year-round locally sourced dishes or to a spot that creates gastro delights that pair perfectly with the evening. Pick a sandwich or entrée (I recommend the sandwiches or Jamaican jerk chicken) and take it all in — this place is clearly designed with fun in mind!
But wait, we’re not done yet! Just a short walk from our food stop is our favorite local cidery, with a uniquely dry style of cider; you’ll find they like to play with flavor profiles, creating variations that are sure to wow you.
As we make our rounds, you may find that you want to stay after and play — which you’re welcome to do! Otherwise, we head back to Union Station, where you have a head start on a great evening out in Denver!
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking. Note that in summer months, the sun can be especially strong, so sunscreen and a hat is recommended. In winter, be sure to dress warm, as we’ll be outside for long periods of the tour.
Your trip: For your tour, you are in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: If any of the breweries or other stops are closed, we’ll find an alternate but equally awesome place to visit.
Child policy: Travelers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
This tour can be catered to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please notify your guide at the start of the tour if you have any food sensitivities. Feel free to take a peek at the menus:
Regardless of one’s age, please bring a federally issued photo ID with your name and birthday if you wish to consume alcohol on the tour. Thank you!