Until recently in Denver, a bar or restaurant was just that — a place to grab a bite, somewhere to have a drink, a space for diners and drinkers to pile in and hopefully enjoy a little something.
For me, that began to change about a year ago.
With the 2018 opening of Beckon, a dinnertime chef’s table that’s more experience than meal, customers don’t so much start a conversation when sitting down to eat as they do become part of one already running. The story is built in — to the service, the menu and the room around them.
Last week, while at an opening party for Room for Milly, a new cocktail bar and small plates destination on Platte Street, I experienced the same feelings that Beckon, Somebody People and few other spots have managed to elicit.