Love it or hate it, but Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And really what’s not to enjoy? Whether you are in a relationship or not, this is the perfect excuse to stuff your face with an obscene amount of chocolates, sweets, and for the boozier consumer, drinks.
Denver has no shortage of restaurants and better yet, it’s not lacking in dessert menus either. Today we introduce an eclectic group of sugary treats that are sure to satisfy all of your February 14th cravings.
Blue Bonnet Café
457 S Broadway, Denver
If you want to kick back, relax, and enjoy a colorful platter of food and drink then swing by one of Denver’s oldest and most vibrant restaurants, The Blue Bonnet. The South Broadway landmark will be offering Raspberry Flan for only $3.95 along with their $5.00 signature margarita, Sauza Strawberry Swirl. This is not your uptight, candle lit, post-dinner dessert option; The Blue Bonnet offers fun and flavor at a very reasonable price.
High Point Creamery
215 South Holly St., Denver
Denver is known for its beer flights, but have you and your sweetie ever sampled an ice cream flight? At High Point Creamery couples can canoodle over an assortment of seasonal sweets. The shop is offering a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day special: two flights for only $14.00. Mix and match the shop’s top picks such as Basil with Blackberry Swirl, Chocolate Coconut, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Root Down’s Banana Creme Brûlée, and Earl Grey with Shortbread Cookies. Stop by the ice cream parlor after your dinner date.
1518 S. Pearl St
If you are still on a high from the cronut craze, do not fear. Pastry Chef Levi Kuettel delivers a divine take on the popular treat, adding chocolate or cream cheese glaze. The dessert menu continues with decadent options such as Session’s Nitro Vanilla Porter Toffee Donut with chocolate & peanut crumble, Carrot Cake served as three mini tasty treats, Chocolate Cake Trio with German Chocolate, and other mouth watering selections. Prices vary, but each are worth every penny. This extensive dessert list has something for everyone.
Stout Street Social
Where: 1400 Stout St.
Stop by for dessert or a late night social (9:30 pm – close) on Valentine’s Day. The new bar, located near Denver’s Convention Center district, will host live music from Dave Connelly. The evening includes drink specials from Van Gogh Vodka, the release of a brand new barrel-aged old fashioned cocktail, and chocolate dipped strawberry shots. For a classic option, Stout Street Social has also prepared Flourless Chocolate Cake with Nutella Mouse and Van Gough drunken strawberries.
Where: 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver
Finally, would a Denver food list even be complete without mentioning the super trendy Terminal Bar? As if this Union Station destination wasn’t already buzzing, the watering hole is now offering s’mores for their newly constructed and ultra cozy outdoor fire pits. Grab your favorite stout and enjoy a relaxing Valentine’s Day treat. S’mores are available for only $5.00. This is the perfect pre or post dinner location in the downtown neighborhood.