As the Colorado weather turns cooler, keep warm in Golden with a craft cocktail or autumn ale. Several Golden bars, restaurants and breweries have rolled out new drinks to welcome the changing season. Of course, the Golden Tap Trail runs year-round, rain or shine, and is a fun way to sample new Golden spots and earn points for prizes. 

Here are some Golden ideas to celebrate the cooler season…Negroni Spagliato cocktail from Bella Colibri

Feel Fancy with a Negroni Spagliato from Bella Colibri. Made with Campari, sweet vermouth, Regan’s bitters and topped with Prosecco, you are sure to be feeling very ‘bella’ indeed as you enjoy Bella Colibri’s newest sipping sensation, the Negroni Spagliato.

Sample Ciders at Colorado Plus 49. If you aren’t familiar with the wide variety of ciders, order a sampler from Colorado Plus 49. It’s the perfect way to find your favorite!

Gather ‘Round a Fire Pit at the Mountain Toad. Recreate that Colorado camping feeling with a visit to Mountain Toad to sit around the fire pit and enjoy conversation and craft beer with friends. 

Craft Cocktails at Abejas restaurantSip a Sophisticated Craft Cocktail at Abejas. The craft cocktail game at Abejas has to be strong to stand alongside the restaurant’s phenomenal farm-to-table fare. For the fall season, Abejas offers specialty cocktails featuring apples, pears, blackberries and figs. 

Raise a Glass & Snack on S’mores at Golden City Brewery. Last year, this beloved backyard brewery introduced special firebox tables where you can roast your own marshmallows for s’mores. Wash it down with some of Golden City Brewery’s award-winning beers.

Serve Yourself at the Golden Mill’s Self-Pour Tap Wall. Featuring 50 local Colorado craft beers, wines, cocktails and NA beverages, the Golden Mill’s Tap Wall is the perfect place to sample new flavors. Grab a seat by a fire pit on the rooftop patio and sample away!

Check Out Why The Denver Post Calls Cannonball Creek “Colorado’s Best Kept Beer Secret.” With a treasure Woman sips a drink on outdoor patio at Golden Mill Tasting Roomtrove of medals, Cannonball Creek Brewery has been well awarded for its Golden suds. Stop in to see why The Denver Post calls Cannonball Creek “Colorado’s Best Kept Beer Secret.”

Large soft pretzel and dipping sauces at The Eddy Taproom & HotelSavor the Taste of Fall at The Eddy Taproom & Hotel. Golden’s newest hotel and restaurant, The Eddy, just unveiled their fall menu with a new drink and dining options. Take in the fall colors of Golden while sitting on their patio, sipping an autumn ale and enjoying The Eddy’s famous pretzel, along with beer cheese and house mustard.

Go Straight to the Source at a Golden Tasting Room. Several Golden distilleries feature tasting rooms, including State 38, where you can find fantastic locally crafted spirits sure to warm any winter chill. Also, check out Atost,  where you can sip on their acclaimed American apertivos, and Golden Moon has a tasting room at its distillery, or you can saddle up to the bar at the Golden Moon Speakeasy in downtown Golden. 

There’s no shortage of fun places to drink in Golden. Whether you are gluten-free, want a wine slushie or prefer a Coors specialty Barman Pilsner, Golden has just the spot for you! Check out a full listing of Golden bars, breweries and restaurants.