New Elevated Cocktail Bar Inspired by the Caribbean Opens July 20th on Larimer Square
Created by Pouring with Heart, Emerald Eye opens with playful modern cocktails, DJs and dancing
Emerald Eye, an elevated new cocktail bar inspired by the Caribbean circa 1955, is excited to officially open underneath downtown Denver’s Larimer Square on Thursday, July 20th.
Created by Pouring With Heart – a bar hospitality group focused on preserving bars and building industry careers with care – Emerald Eye will serve a menu featuring playful modern riffs on time-honored classic cocktails that are crafted by a passionate bar team.
Menu highlights include the Carajillo, an espresso cocktail made with Licor 43, cold brew and Torres 10 Brandy, and La Esmerelda, featuring raicilla, green chartreuse and vermouth. Emerald Eye will be donating $1 from each Emerald Eye Daiquiri sold through the end of October to Denver non-profit the 87 Foundation. Emerald Eye’s back bar will also feature a thoughtfully curated selection of rum and agave spirits plus bottled beer and wine.
Located underneath Denver’s iconic Larimer Square, the Emerald Eye space will transport patrons to the Caribbean through its dark tropical design featuring shining green tile, vintage-inspired lighting, and botanical wall coverings with a colorful yet muted palette. Adorned with eye-shaped motifs and artwork and taxidermy depicting tropical flora and fauna – including murals created by local artist, Rachel Yarbrough, of Little Bones Signs – the Emerald Eye design evokes a playful nighttime feel that is sure to enchant visitors to the space, which includes a main bar, a lounge area and a dance floor.
Emerald Eye will feature DJs every Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. spinning Calypso, Afrobeats, Dancehall and Reggae.
Located at 1403 Larimer Street, Emerald Eye will open at 6 p.m. nightly, with Happy Hour discounts of $1 off all cocktails and $2 off beer and wine nightly from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
“We are thrilled to introduce our dark tropical bar at Denver’s iconic Larimer Square this summer,” said Noel Pedraza, Emerald Eye’s General Manager. “We have put together an enthusiastic team of Colorado bar industry professionals and we can’t wait to welcome Denverites and visitors to Emerald Eye.”
For more information on Emerald Eye, please visit emeraldeyedenver.com.
The Pouring With Heart philosophy celebrates the art of hospitality and offering high-quality drinks at affordable prices. The group has owned and operated Seven Grand at Dairy Block since 2017 and took ownership of American Bonded in Denver’s River North Arts District this past winter.
Pouring With Heart aims to increase retention and career longevity through extensive training ,health and wellness program, and 401K for all managers and directors. The group has a goal to build 2030 careers by the year 2030 and see every employee as a potential leader within the organization.
ABOUT POURING WITH HEART
The acclaimed hospitality group has both established and elevated hospitality through its diverse collection of over twenty venues, connecting their communities through, very simply, the utmost respect for its staff and customers. Pouring With Heart, previously 213 Hospitality, has expanded beyond its start in Los Angeles to key markets in California, Texas, and Colorado with an array of forthcoming projects to debut across the country. The group has brought and will continue to bring their acclaimed drink program and service philosophy to each brand extension, while still reflecting the unique style and culture of their respective cities.
Pouring With Heart was the first hospitality developer to stake a claim in Downtown Los Angeles’ historically significant buildings, transforming the neighborhood into a cultural
destination and contributing to the bustling real estate renaissance that has reinvented modern LA living. Each bar, set in reclaimed architectural gems, showcases distinct and dedicated spirit programs led by some of the country’s cocktail luminaries, offering guests an authentic and accessible sense of place through their five core values – we are friends & family, we connect by serving others, we fail forward, stay weird, we embrace humility & gratitude, we take the high road. Additionally, Pouring With Heart aims to increase retention and career longevity through extensive training, health and wellness programs, and 401K for all managers and directors. Pouring With Heart has a goal to build 2030 careers by the year 2030 and see every employee as a potential leader within the organization.
Pouring With Heart’s properties include: 4100 Bar, All Season Brewing Co., Arts District Brewing Co., Bar Jackalope, Bar Three Piece, Caña Rum Bar, Chatterbox Bar, Cole’s French Dip, Golden Gopher, Half Step, Homebound Brewhaus, King Bee, Las Perlas, Seven Grand, Spring St Bar, The Slipper Clutch, The Stay Put The Varnish, Three Star Bar Tony’s Saloon, The Normandie Club and Power House Bar. For more information, please visit: pouringwithheart.com