Welcome to BookBar

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.

Free WiFi

We love readers and we love technology, so your e-readers are welcome here! Shop our ebook picks.

We've Expanded

Come see our new, amazing space. We've added nearly 800 square feet of additional retail including a Children's Room, Middle Grade & Young Adult Room, and Reading Room. Our new garden patio features an outdoor lounge with fire pit, community table and sidewalk seating. We now have more space, indoors and out, to host your parties, meetings, and book clubs. You can also look forward to more author events and greatly expanded children's programming and story times. Don't forget to check out our new literary mural on the North side of our building, too!

Daily Happy Hour 

Mon-Fri 3-6pm
$2 off all wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres

Thursday 4-6pm
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 all day 
$12 bottomless mimosas

Coming Soon...

BookBed by BookBar. An Airbnb for authors and book lovers. Very conveniently located just upstairs from BookBar!

Independent Bookstore Day

Join us on Saturday, April 30th for Independent Bookstore Day! Come support your local indie bookstore, and enjoy:
- discounts on literary beers
- literary games and raffles
Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:00am

Colorado Authors' League Celebrations: Feature Article, Blog, and Essay Finalists

The Colorado Authors' League 2016 Writing Awards finalists for the categories of Feature Article, Blog, and Essay will be reading from their works at BookBar.

Feature Article Finalists

Jon Ackerman for An Unlikely Approach

Denny Dressman for From Boulder to Bowl Championships

Jen Reeder for A New Breed of Therapy

Blog Finalists

Event date: 
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 2:00pm