Indie BookStore & Wine Bar

A bookshop for wine lovers. A wine bar for book shoppers. And a fabulous cafe, too. BookBar is an independent bookstore in the Tennyson Street arts district of Denver, Colorado.

Literary Events + Meeting Space

BookBar is the perfect place to read and sip or meet and discuss. Join us for our unique literary events and let us host your book club or community meetings.

Stay with Us

BookBed opened in Fall 2015.  This one bedroom apartment above BookBar is the perfect location for authors and book lovers.  With book themed decor throughout, full kitchen, laundry, private balcony and entrance, this is the perfect get away for the literary minded. Visit family nearby, write your book, or take a break from your book tour - right above Denver's favorite bookstore wine bar.

Daily Happy Hour 

Mon-Fri 3-6pm
$2 off all wine, beer and pizzettas

Tuesdays & Thursday 4-5pm
1/2 all wines and kids meals for Happier Hour Story Time participants

Friday 3pm-10pm
Specialty beer or wine cocktail 

Saturday all day
Specialty beer or wine cocktail 

Sunday 10am-3pm
$15 bottomless mimosas

Staff Review: 'Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore' by Matthew Sullivan

BookBar Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:17pm

Imagine this: a juggler has three red balls, a bowling pin, his left shoe, a lit candle, and a full glass of beer in the air. How's he going to catch it all without either burning himself or spilling any of his beer. This juggler is Matthew Sullivan and throughout his novel, he has multiple plots points in the air. He tricks you throughout the book by making you think he's going to drop that bowling pin or a drop of that beer is going to spill, but Sullivan doesn't drop a single thing. He catches everything flawlessly in front of an amazed and mystified audience.

Book Launch Party with Mary Crisman

Join us to celebrate the launch of Mary Crisman's new book, What the Magdalene Saw. 

Event date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 7:00pm