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

BookSocial: Killers of the Flower Moon

A fun gathering of people who've read (or want to read) the book.

How does it work, you ask?

+ Join us and get a free drink!

+ Mingle with others who have maybe read the book, read the book, or are planning to read the book.

+ Make vague promises to see each other again...

This month, were reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

Event date: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 7:00pm

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: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Summer Reading Superheroes for Kids!

Kicking off our Summer Reading program!


Event date: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 10:00am

Mavis Mondays Storytime

Every Monday is Mavis Monday! Mavis the Magical BookMobile is a great place to read stories and explore books. 1/2 off all cafe beverages for parents, and cookies for the little ones!

Cafe specials begin at 10:30 am. Stories and cookies start at 11:00.

Event date: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:30am

Denver Writes: After School Creative Writing

Come join Denver Writes and creative writer Kevin for this afterschool workshop. Recommended ages are 12 - 18 years old. Sign up at

Learn more about the organization and their many workshops here.

We love supporting Denver Writes and the great work they do. Their mission is to provide young writers in the Denver area with a supportive community and creative opportunities to express themselves through writing!

Event date: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 4:00pm