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Appaloosa Grill

Group Events of 15 People or More:

Whether you are looking for a totally private affair, semi-private event or even a full restaurant buyout, our team is ready to work with you to customize your occasion and meet your budget, vibe, and taste.

Our Events Coordinator, John Qualley, and Executive Chef John J. Daly III work hard to ensure that your party, event, or dinner goes off without a hitch, exactly how you envisioned.

Contact Info:
John Qualley, Events Coordinator
Email: events@appaloosagrill.com.
Cell: 720.936.8361

Event Space Summary:

All parties are priced on a simple Minimum Spending Requirement (MSR) + a Service Charge (20% Gratuity + 2% booking fee) and Tax (8% of food).

The Wright Room:

This 1,200 square foot, private event space is located directly above Appaloosa Grill and overlooks bustling downtown Denver. The Wright Room seats up to 55 people for dinner events and can accommodate up to 75 people for a cocktail and standing occasions. This room serves primarily buffet-style menus, however, plated dinners are available for up to 25 people.

MSRs: $350 (daytime) - $750 (Sunday -Wednesday) - $1000 (Thursday - Saturday)

Wright Room Brochure:

The Main Dining Room:

This room is adjacent to our bar area and is considered semi-private. It seats 65 people for plated meals and can accommodate up to 100 people for a cocktailing or standing event.

MSR: $750/hr reserves the entire room.
We can also accommodate smaller (10-40 person) non-private events (with no minimum spend) in this room based off of our regular menu or pre-set group menus.

Full Restaurant Buyout:

We also offer full buy-outs of Appaloosa Grill. For plated meals we can seat 120 people. For a cocktail/mingling event we can accommodate up to 150 people.
MSR: $1,250/hr reserves the entire restaurant.

Contact Info:
John Qualley, Events Coordinator
Email: events@appaloosagrill.com.
Cell: 720.936.8361



1) How do I plan an event with Appaloosa Grill?

Take a look at the info above and then please email or call John Qualley at events@appaloosagrill.com or (720) 936-8361.

Next, you will select a group menu for your party (group menus are suggested for parties with more than 15 guests and required for parties with more than 25 guests) with the Event Coordinator. You can create a unique menu tailored to your food preferences, budget, and any dietary restrictions. Click here to view the group menus.You and the Event Coordinator will discuss drink options, payment options (one check, cash bar, etc.), and any other special requests you may have for your special event. Finally, the Event Coordinator will email you a summary of the event, which you will need to sign and return to Appaloosa Grill. Then all you have to do is enjoy the drinks and food at your event!

2) Is there a room or reservation fee?

Appaloosa Grill never charges a flat room or reservation fee to our guests. However, if a group would like to do a partial or full restaurant buyout (reserving an entire room or the entire restaurant), Appaloosa Grill often requires a minimum spending amount per hour for the event. The required minimum spending amount will vary depending upon the day and time of your scheduled event to reflect the sales Appaloosa Grill would normally achieve on that particular date and time. The minimum spending amount would apply toward the group’s purchases of food and beverages.

3) Can I reserve the entire restaurant or an entire room of the restaurant?


4) How many people does your restaurant seat?

Our restaurant has a capacity of 120 people for a sit-down event and 150 people for a cocktail event. Our main room has a capacity of 65 for a sit-down event and 100 for a cocktail event. The Wright Room can seat up to 55 and accommodate up to 75. If you are interested in potentially reserving the entire restaurant or main room, contact events@appaloosagrill.com for the minimum spending amount required.

5) Your main room capacity is 65 people. May I reserve that entire room for only 25-30 people?

Usually not. For a Saturday or Sunday morning event, we may be able to reserve the entire space for your group. All other days and times, we usually cannot reserve that entire space for a group of less than 35 people, unless your group would be willing to meet a minimum spending amount for the room.

If you are interested in a non-private event, our main room is very spaciously set-up, with large curtains to absorb ambient noise. Additionally, we have two long parallel tables we set up for our larger parties which sit against our back wall with a booth set away from many of the other tables. Many of our guests from parties with 25-35 guests expressed their pleasant surprise on how intimate and private their event seemed, despite not having the entire room to themselves

6) What if I need to make an announcement or speech?

Appaloosa Grill has its a top-of-the-line sound system and is happy to provide a microphone for announcements or speeches.

7) Does Appaloosa Grill have any audio-visual capabilities for presentations?

Yes. We have a 42” flat screen television in our main room. We are happy to assist our guests in setting up any type of presentation including a PowerPoint. We have a DVD player and can provide a laptop, if necessary.

8) When does the band begin and how do I know who is playing on the night of my event?

Appaloosa Grill has a live band every night of the week, which begins promptly at 10 p.m. We also feature music on Friday evenings for our Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. You can find out who is playing on the Live Music portion of our website. In certain circumstances, we can also let our guests booking private events assist in selecting the genre of music for their particular event, and even start the music earlier in the evening.

9)Is there a cover charge during live music performances?

There is never a cover at Appaloosa Grill except for ticketed national talent performances or New Year’s Eve. However our friendly door staff will ask for donations as you are showing your ID. All proceeds go directly to the bands!

10) Is Appaloosa Grill handicap accessible and wheelchair friendly?

Yes and yes!

11) Where should I tell my guests to park?

Since we are located downtown, Appaloosa Grill does not have its own parking lot. However, there is ample metered street parking and several affordable parking lots located directly adjacent to the Appaloosa Grill. Two lots are accessible from Welton: one directly across from Appaloosa Grill and another below the Denver Pavilions (accessible on the east side of Welton directly before 16th Street).

12) What if someone in our group has allergies or special dietary restrictions?

We are not only able, but also enthusiastic to cater to allergies or special dietary needs, including gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan diets. All of our food items are from Colorado farms and everything including our ketchup, is prepared fresh in-house. We can include vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free items in the pre-set menu choices and do special requests or modifications of menu items. Our menu indicates which items are gluten free and vegetarian!

13) Can a large party order a la carte?

We usually recommend that parties over 15 guests select a pre-set menu and we require parties with over 25 guests to have a pre-set menu. We recommend and require group menus to allow you and your guests to be served in a timely and efficient manner.

14) What if our group needs separate checks, alcohol on a separate check than the food, or any other similar payment option?

We can easily accommodate any payment option for our guests. We do recommend one check for ease of payment at the conclusion of the event, but we are happy to accommodate our guests’ needs!

15) Is a deposit required to reserve the space for my event?

No. We never require a deposit to make a reservation or for a group event. We do, however, request that our guests provide us with a credit card number, only in the case of a last minute (less than 48 hours notice) cancellation. In the case of such a last minute cancellation, we charge $100 for parties of less than 25 people and $250 for parties of more than 25 people. We are, however, fully understanding when events are cancelled due to inclement weather and emergencies.



OPEN EVERYDAY: 11:00am - 2:00am
Live Music Nightly at 10:00pm
Two Happy Hours a Day
3:00pm - 6:00pm & 10:00pm - Midnight
Kitchen Open Late: 1:30am Nightly

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