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B&GC AT HALCYON IT IS AS INCOGNITO A WATERING HOLE AS YOU’LL EVER FIND. A DISCREET CHERRY CREEK COCKTAIL REFUGE BRIMMING WITH UNRIVALED CHARACTER AND OLD WORLD CHARM. It begins with the touch of a golden doorbell in a back alley, followed by an ushered stroll through the concrete bowels of the Halcyon Hotel before arriving at yet another door – this one leading to the ultimate time warp. Welcome to B&GC. It’s part Al Capone and part Gatsby, transporting you to a cozy, romantic respite replete with hushed lighting, dark wood walls and deep red leather chairs. In the center of it all, a large bar showcases a jazzy skyline of assorted bottles – a hypnotic vision, especially after a few Sapphire and tonics. Behind the bar, Matt Samson is sure to take care of you, so we sat down with the veteran bartender for another round of drinks in this modern day speakeasy.

For the locals of Cherry Creek, what intel can you share about the best way to enjoy their neighborhood bar? I would tell our neighbors to visit us during the week. It’s easier for them to get into the club and we have more time to go into details about the cocktails and connect with our patrons, which we really love!

Is there one drink in particular that you love to make? My calculated approach to creating a Daiquiri tends to differ from other bartenders. I prefer to use raw sugar as opposed to refined sugar.

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Cherry Creek Magazine | The Premiere Issue | Fall/Winter 2019-2020  

Celebrating Denver’s most celebrated streets, Cherry Creek Magazine is a luxury lifestyle publication focused on the 80206 zip code and area...

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