The Warwick Denver Hotel welcomes guests of all kinds, including furry four-legged ones. Dogs are welcome and because pets are family, the hotel’s restaurant has a special Paw-tio Happy Hour. Locals don’t have to stay at the hotel to enjoy the “Paw-tio” during the mild fall weather.
The Warwick Denver Hotel was once home to the Denver Playboy Club back in the 60s and 70s (if these walls could talk!). Located on the corner of the Uptown and Capitol Hill neighborhoods, this historic building is now filled with Warwick International Hotels’ luxury and charm. The hotel lobby has two large elevated dog dishes, one filled with water and the other filled with grain-free Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits brand dog treats. That hospitality extends to the hotel’s restaurant, Randolph’s.
Randolph’s Restaurant & Bar has an upscale, yet local flair with its creative dishes and drinks. The patio is exceptional, lined with tall shade trees and made with natural stone and brick, a little oasis in the city. As one enters the Paw-tio, they meet Wags, a friendly dog statue that keeps an eye on the large dog water bowl at the entrance. Staff always keep it filled so our companions stay hydrated. While the traffic on the corner of 18th and Grant goes by, one hardly notices while sipping a glass of chardonnay as your best friend chows down on locally made “Pupcakes.” The pupcakes come from downtown dog bakery Biscotti Hound and are complementary for every dog who visits the Paw-tio. Human guests get to enjoy the treats on the large Happy Hour menu.
The human menu features $6 appetizers with generous portions, such as the house-made Truffle Fries topped with white truffle oil, fresh herbs and parmesan and served with a Tapenade that has Kalamata olives and cayenne pepper. While not hot, this flavorful dip will complement the savory fries. Also on the menu is a crab cake served with a roasted lemon, fried jalapeno and tiny sour pickles. Dip in Cajun Remoulade for an extra kick. Other human treats on the menu include Fish and Chips, Hot Wings and Calamari.
Humans can fill their glasses with these Happy Hour specials: House wines for $6 a glass, well drinks for $5 and draft beers for only $4. Guests can also test their palates with several unique house-made Happy Hour cocktails. The Lavender Honey Bee is made with Seagram’s gin, house lavender honey, lemon and soda and server Katie says many guests order it as a dessert. The scent is all lavender and honey, a little like soap, but the taste is more gin mixed with lemon and just a hint of the lavender on the finish. This pale golden cocktail is slightly frothy on top and looks gorgeous with its lemon peel curl. Other tasty cocktails include the Cucumber Paloma, Blackberry Sour, Acai Mojito, Green Apple Cosmopolitan and a traditional Dark n’ Stormy. All cocktails are $7 each.
Happy hour is from 4 to 7 PM every day and with outdoor heaters all around, the Paw-tio is open year-round, weather permitting. Dogs must be on a leash in all common areas of the hotel and on the Paw-tio. Randolph’s is located 1776 Grant Street on the corner of 18th and Grant Streets next to the hotel’s lobby.
Dogs stay free at the hotel. The Warwick Denver features special luxury pet guest rooms on the third floor that have easy access to outside garden areas. Pet families also get a Pet in Room Card that can be used on the suite doors to let hotel staff know there is a dog present even if the humans are not. Guests do need to register their pets upon arrival and cleaning and/or damage fees, if necessary, will be assessed upon checkout. To find out more pet-friendly information, visit the Warwick Denver Hotel’s website.
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