A place for creatives, business-professionals, tourists, hipsters, entrepreneurs, artists, anyone. Hudson Hill offers the comfortable atmosphere and pleasant hospitality to all people of Denver as it sits in the heart of Capitol Hill. With it’s inviting design and friendly staff, you’ll feel welcome in this coffee/cocktail bar no matter who you are.
Hudson Hill is a coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night, which is really unique considering there aren’t many of those in Denver. Being from the East Coast, this concept immediately struck me as “So NYC, but minus the pretentiousness.” The employees match the setting, it’s like you couldn’t imagine better people behind the bar. The interior design is out of a Pinterest board, and an added plus – a different vinyl is played every day on the record player.
I’ve been to hundreds of cafes, restaurants, bars, etc. around the country. Something that stands out to me at any place is customer-experience and authenticity. Hudson Hill fits that criteria; they’re not here to do what the next guy is doing, the staff cares about you and your experience when you’re sippin’ under their roof.
I wouldn’t be the Whiskey Gypsy if I didn’t talk about the cocktails, right? They’re unbelievable. When you look at their cocktail-lineup you will likely think, ‘Mixing that with that, are you sure that’s going to taste good?’ Jake Soffes, the owner + principal of Hudson Hill, finely crafted the cocktail menu to fit any booze-lovers’ preference.
I did a Q & A with Jake, to hear the story behind Hudson Hill and find out why The Green Hour cocktail tastes so good.
PRO TIP: If you find yourself here in the evening, order the grilled cheese.
Q + A WITH JAKE SOFFES
PRINCIPAL, HUDSON HILL
1) What made you start Hudson Hill?
2) Where does the name come from?
3) The decor of Hudson Hill is super eclectic, I’m curious where you drew your inspiration from for the space?
4) What’s your favorite cocktail on the menu?
5) What do you think differentiates Hudson Hill from other bars/places in Denver?
6) If you could have one super-power (aside from your super-power of cocktail-creation), what would it be?
Hudson Hill’s website // Location: 13th + Pearl, Capitol Hill
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