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 and beer - 10% off all books

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

Saturday all day
Specialty beer or wine cocktail 

Sunday 10am-3pm
$15 bottomless mimosas

July Cookbook Club Pick: The Peach Truck Cookbook by Jessica N. Rose and Stephen K. Rose

BookBar Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:33pm

By Becky LeJeune

July in Colorado means peaches! Which is why, for our July Cookbook Club pick, we’ve selected a peachtastic cookbook full of recipes perfect for showcasing Colorado’s Palisade peaches: The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach by Jessica N. Rose and Stephen K. Rose...

Harry Potter Birthday Party For Seventh Years!

Potterheads! Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with BookBar! Our party for Seventh Years is open to all ages, but will be geared towards adults & teens.
We'll have lots of fun activities, prizes, trivia, a tarot reader, costume contest, and more!

Space is limited, tickets are required: https://bit.ly/2NQ3zv4. Tickets are $30 and food is included with price of the ticket.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338299144
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Harry Potter Birthday Party For First Years!

Potterheads! Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with BookBar! Our party for First Years is open to all ages, but will be geared towards kids 12 & under.
We'll have lots of fun activities, prizes, trivia, a magic show, costume contest, and more!

Space is limited, tickets are required: https://bit.ly/2G10Qsj. Tickets are $15 and food is included with price of the ticket.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 5:00pm
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338299144
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 26th, 2018

Find Waldo on Tennyson Street!

Where’s Waldo? On Tennyson Street of course! The iconic children’s book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community.

Event date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 10:00am

Super Summer Reading Challenge for Kids

The Super Summer Reading Challege for Kids is here! Show your completed reading challenge at the BookBar book desk for a prize!

If you want to participate but aren't local, you can download the pdf below to play along with us.

Event date: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 3:30pm

Summer Reading Bingo For Grownups

Summer Reading Bingo for Grownups is here!!! Read one book to fulfill one bingo square. Write in the titles you read to make a bingo(s). Show completed bingos at the book desk to receive BookBar $$. Follow BookBar staff's summer reading recommendations @bookbardenver on Instagram to win more prizes. Use #bookbarsummerreading to join the conversation and save the date for our Summer Reading Happy Hour Book Club on Friday, August 23rd at 5pm to celebrate your reading victories, meet fellow readers, and win prizes!

Event date: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 3:00pm

Denver Writes: Writing Meet-Up For Grown-Ups!

You asked so now it's here!

Have you been trying to get back into writing? Do you need a group of helpful and talented peers who are also trying to get back into writing?

Writers, start your week off *write* with a bottomless mimosa or bottomless drip coffee and uninterrupted writing time. 

Meet us at 10:30 am-12 pm to get your creativity on! Every First and Third Sunday.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 10:30am