Raíces Brewing Company features award-winning craft beers, a rotating Latin American food selection, and on-going cultural events. More than that, Raíces aims to become a reference center to both celebrate and learn about Latin culture.
Raíces, which is Spanish for roots, is the community taproom where culture can be celebrated. For Latinos, the brewery is a place to connect with other Latinos and feel at home with traditional food, music, and culture. For non-Latinos, Raíces is a place where, in addition to enjoying food, events, and beer, people can learn about and experience Latin culture.
2060 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver, 720-295-2437.
Here are some of their upcoming free or cheap events:
Azúcar Nights with Son Tres
Friday, February 21
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dance the night away with Son Tres, live music, and more.
Caribbean Drum Jam
Saturday, February 22
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
In partnership with the City of Denver Music Advancement Fund, KGNU Community Radio, and Barrio E, Raices Brewing will host a Caribbean Drum Jam as part of the Cultura Viva Series, focused on Puerto Rico Bomba Drumming. If you plan on attending, please register ahead of time here.
World Drum Jam
Wednesday, February 26
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
In partnership with the City of Denver Music Advancement Fund, KGNU Community Radio, and Barrio E, Raices Brewing will host a World Drum Jam as part of the Cultura Viva Series. This time, they’ll be focusing on Palo, a style from the Dominican Republic. If you plan on attending, please register ahead of time here.
Dominican Republic Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, February 26
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Join them for a pre-party in honor of the Dominican Republic’s Independence Day. Activities will include:
- Dominican food on-site
- Domino tournament (to participate, email email@example.com. $5 per person, or $8 per team)
- Palo percussion class
- Music from DJ Juan Bachata
- Bachata and Merengue class by Guillermo Rafael Reyes of Mile High Latin Dance
Sesiones Raíces Single Release Party
Friday, February 28
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Enjoy beer and bilingual hip-hop jams as Sesiones Raíces releases their new single. They’ll have a DJ spinning music from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and live music from the band from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
¡Cultura Viva! Live Music Broadcast featuring Mono Verde
Saturday, February 29
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Join KGNU Community Radio, Denver Music Advancement Fund, Raices Brewing Co., and Barrio E for a ¡Cultura Viva! Live Music Broadcast. Schedule:
- 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – World drumming workshop and culture jam
- 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. – KGNU live music broadcast, featuring Mono Verde
- 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Networking