Give the Gift of Dining ~ Restaurants, Breweries, Wineries, & Bakeries

By Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree Publisher December 1, 2020

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." ~ George Bernard Shaw

Sharing a great meal and a nice glass of wine with someone I truly enjoy talking to — whether it's my husband, my bestie, my kids, or my fun-lovin' neighbor — is one of my very favorite activities. Breaking bread together may be a small and simple act, but it feeds the soul as much as the body.

An invitation to join you at one of these establishments is sure to please all the foodies in your life.

  • Black+Haus Tavern (Parker) A local place to gather with friends for fresh and flavorful food and drinks incorporating local, sustainable, and ethically sourced ingredients.
  • Blu Note Bar & Grill (Parker) This live music venue features top Jazz and Blues acts from Colorado and around the country along with a unique menu of Bourbon Street-influenced food and one of the most unique beer lists in Colorado.
  • Cranellis (Lone Tree) Italian simplicity with a rustic touch using pure, simple, and local flavors in a made from scratch menu.
  • Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar (Highlands Ranch) Enjoy great wine, delicious food, incredible ambiance, and excellent service.
  • La Loma Mexican Restaurant (Castle Rock) A menu of Tex-Mex and Mexican favorites that showcase the flavors of the Southwest.
  • Old Blinking Light (Highlands Ranch) Seasonal American food with Southwestern soul.
  • Parker Garage (Parker) Refined dining with local seasonal ingredients in an intention-based menu.
  • Perry's Steakhouse & Grille (Lone Tree) Offering a “seven-finger chop” and an award-winning menu in an eclectic setting.
  • Scileppi’s at The Old Stone Church (Castle Rock) A modern Italian restaurant with a focus on family recipes and premium ingredients.
  • Seasons 52 (Lone Tree) A fresh grill and wine bar featuring an award-winning wine list and a seasonal menu.
  • Siena at the Courtyard (Castle Rock) Always fresh and seasonal, the eclectic menu features brick-oven pizza, steak, seafood, and pasta in a fun, casual Italian — American gathering place.
  • Trapper's Bar & Grill (Parker) Traditional steakhouse fare as well as a wide variety of other menu items in a fun, relaxed environment featuring live entertainment most nights of the week. Try Romancing the Stone, a volcanic hot rock sear-it-yourself experience!
  • Trestles Coastal Cuisine (Castle Pines) Specializing in coastal cuisine, with the feeling of being welcomed home.
  • The White Chocolate Grill (Lone Tree) A contemporary restaurant where every element of the design evokes a classic yet sophisticated setting.
  • Crowfoot Valley Coffee and Crowbar (Castle Rock) Enjoy free WiFi, great food and coffee, live music, and even a tasty adult beverage at the Crowbar! 
  • Enchanted Grounds (Highlands Ranch) The go-to stop for gamers and coffee aficionados.
  • English Tealeaves (Parker) Café and tea shop with a full lunch menu and traditional high tea options too.
  • Festive Cup Coffee (Highlands Ranch) A locally owned family business featuring hand-crafted coffee drinks and unique boutique items.
  • Fika Coffee House (Parker) Offering a comfortable place to meet with friends over a fresh cup of the best coffee you’ve ever tasted.
  • GC Roasters (Elizabeth) The coffee is freshly roasted on a fluid bed roaster, which provides the cleanest possible roast while avoiding even minute infusions of gasses.
  • Kunjani World Coffeehouse (Parker) Locally-roasted world coffees that are superbly fresh and flavorful, never bitter.
  • Miss M's Tea Parlour (Castle Rock) At Miss M's, the quaint Victorian atmosphere provides a wonderful place for young girls to entertain their friends for any special occasion.
  • Monk & Mongoose Gourmet Coffee (Lone Tree) A premium coffee shop focusing on experience, education, and excellence of finely crafted cups of coffee with an emphasis on providing ethically sourced beans from around the world.
  • Oo•de•Lally Coffee (Castle Rock) From our incredible tasting espresso to our La Marzocco equipment and machines, we use only the BEST and highest quality that is evident in every sip that we serve. 
  • ShareTea (Highlands Ranch) Pioneers in the Boba Tea industry bring you the best quality tea at the best price.
  • Ziggi's Coffee (Castle Pines) Dedicated to being the best part of your day by serving a superior and convenient cup of coffee with service you can rely on
  • 3 Freaks Brewery (Highlands Ranch) Distinct and local, they aspire to create a unique profile in every beer we make.
  • Barnett and Son Brewing Co (Parker) A cold craft beer and good friends help keep you connected to the world. That's what Barnett is all about.
  • BURLY Brewing Company (Castle Rock) A brewing company devoted to brewing craft beer that makes you thirsty. 
  • Crush Wine Bar (Castle Rock) The delicious menu consists of small plates meant for sharing, tasty charcuterie, a small selection of desserts, and over 50 wines are available by the glass, half-glass, quarter-glass, or by the bottle.
  • Downhill Brewing (Parker) At Parker's oldest brewery enjoy award-winning beers, pizza, and camaraderie.
  • Great Divide Brewery and Roadhouse (Castle Rock) Bringing together the craft beer you know and love from the Great Divide Brewing Company and the delicious food from the Colorado native restaurant group Vibe Concepts.
  • Grist Brewing Company (Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree) Consistently great ales and lagers to be enjoyed year-round.
  • Hilltop Tap House (Parker) High spirits, cold beer, and good conversation make this bar the perfect destination.
  • Iron Mule Brewery (Castle Rock) A Colorado microbrewery focused on British Empire beers and Irish ales.
  • Living the Dream Brewing Company (Highlands Ranch) A dog-friendly brewery and taproom with 100 square feet of TV screens so you can watch your favorite NFL games.
  • Lone Tree Brewing Company (Lone Tree) A European-style craft brewery and tasting room, small and family-friendly.
  • Parker Pour House (Parker) The best little pour house in Parker features craft beer, wine, cider, seltzers, and mead.
  • Purgatory Cellars Winery (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker) A modern Colorado winery and tasting room, blending Colorado's rustic past with the traditional winemaking techniques of our ancestors.
  • Welcome Home Brewery (Parker) When you walk into the doors, be prepared to feel as if you're part of the family. Their 12-taps allow them to keep several customer favorites on draught year-round, as well as provide experimental and seasonal rotating beers.
  • West Main Taproom + Grill (Parker) Local Colorado beer, spirits, and urban cuisine. 54 Colorado craft beers to represent the 54 Colorado peaks over 14,000 feet elevation. 
  • Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co. (Castle Rock) Contemporary-chic pub, offering its own tap brews, pub fare, and an 1887 carriage house annex.
  • The Wine Barrel (Parker) Sommeliers and staff are here to help you figure out what you like, what you don’t like, and what you should try next.
  • The Bundt Shoppe (Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines) A bit of nostalgic past brought into the present with our deliciously moist, yet simply elegant gourmet Bundt cakes.
  • Butterfield's Ice Cream (Parker) All of their treats, from ice cream and sorbet to tasty baked goods, are handcrafted in small batches from the finest ingredients. Each and every bite should be a delight.
  • Cioccolatier (Castle Rock) Gourmet European chocolate like you've never had before, made right here in Castle Rock.
  • Crumbl Cookies (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker) Unique flavors rotate each week and are served fresh in a famous pink box. 
  • Dough Dreamery (Parker) Dough Dreamery hand-made edible cookie dough is a giftable, delicious alternative, made to be safely eaten with a spoon straight out of the container.
  • Gelato & Co. (Highlands Ranch) Made-from-scratch gelato is crafted with the very best real ingredients in their raw and most natural form.
  • Glacier Ice Cream and Gelato (Castle Rock) Hand-mixed with the best ingredients they can find, with an emphasis on local.
  • Hurts Donut Co. (Parker) Their donuts break all the rules with their uniform-free toppings and amped-up flavors!
  • Kilwins (Parker) Enjoy Chocolate, Fudge, Ice Cream, Caramel Corns, Brittle, Taffy, and a wide variety of other confections.
  • Little Sistas Treats (Highlands Ranch) This home-based business launched by two young sisters features treats that taste as good as they look.
  • Mountain Mama Macarons (Parker) When it comes to macarons, the sky is the limit with flavor combinations.
  • Mountain Man Nut & Fruit Company (Castle Rock, Parker) Specialty and custom treats and gift baskets with chocolates, nuts, candy, mixes, and no-sugar or low-sugar items.
  • No Cow Bakery (Castle Rock) Bakery goods that are healthy, taste great, and are 100% gluten and dairy free.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes (Lone Tree) Handmade premium-quality desserts with an irresistible taste, from bite-sized Bundtinis to double-tiered cakes.
  • Popcorn Bliss (Castle Rock) The selection of 50+ hand-crafted popcorns and nostalgic candies will satisfy any craving, whether it be savory, sweet, or slightly adventurous!
  • Rocket Fizz (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Parker) Nostalgic soda pop and candy shop with something for everyone.
  • Smart Cow Yogurt Bar (Castle Rock) A family-owned business dedicated to helping local schools.
  • Swirls Frozen Yogurt (Parker) Swirl your favorite frozen yogurt flavor, then choose from dozens of toppings! Your creation is paid by weight, so choose as much or as little as you want!

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