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3200 Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80211
Welcome to Avanti Food & Beverage. It has a sort of John Hammond, Jurassic Park ring to it, doesn’t it? Well, that’s for good reason. Denver’s newest dining concept is a hybrid of one part restaurant incubator, housing seven developmental eateries operating out of repurposed shipping containers all under one roof, meets another part Sam Calagione’s western Dogfish Head outpost, and a final element of the most amazing view of the city of Denver. For those of you Jurassic World fans, this is the Indominus Rex of restaurants/beer halls.
This is where it all started, folks. Colorado’s esteemed governor, John Hickenlooper, helped plant the seed for what would eventually turn Denver into one of the top beer towns in the world at Wynkoop Brewing Company. Not only is Wynkoop celebrated as Denver’s first microbrewery/brewpub, it was also the first to utilize the long dormant factories peppering the city’s current downtown area. Before Coors Field and before LoDo turned into the weekend destination for locals, there was Wynkoop.