Haute Chocolate Hop

On February’s First Friday Downtown, treat yourself to a progressive dessert tasting and art walk at a dozen Downtown venues. Present your Chocolate Passport at participating galleries and venues to receive gourmet treats, free art experiences and chances to win. 

Purchase your $10 eticket here, then redeem at any participating Haute Chocolate Hop location to receive your Chocolate Passport. Get your passport stamped between 5 and 8 p.m. and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Downtown Gift Card, good at more than 100 Downtown businesses. 8 stamps = 1 entry, ALL stamps = two entries!

Proceeds from the 2019 Haute Chocolate Hop benefit Art on the Streets and other cultural programs brought to you by Downtown Ventures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

THE 2019 haute chocolate hop FEATURES:


Rico’s Café & Wine Bar, offering a selection of gourmet organic fair trade-certified chocolates from Lake Champlain in Vermont, and presenting the work of four local visual artists on the walls of the café. 322 N. Tejon St.

Crafted Colorado, offering chocolate-covered caramels and a caramel fountain from Sweet Addict Bakery and featuring a collection of handmade items created by Colorado-based artisans. 327 N. Tejon St.

Eclectic CO, offering a locally-made chocolate rosemary olive oil meltaway truffle from BonBon Bombardier and featuring a variety of handmade art and home goods by local artisans. 214 1/2 N. Tejon St.

STORY COFFEE COMPANY, offering aromatic infused hot chocolate. 120 E. Bijou St.

Honey Tea & Me, offering a sample cup of one of five signature chocolate teas including chocolate caramel black tea, chocolate orange rooibos and the new Valentine’s Tea Blend.  22 E. Bijou St.

Escape Velocity, offering a special chocolate treat TBD and presenting illustrated works by local comic and anime artists. 19 E. Bijou St.

BINGO BURGER, offering a special Haute Chocolate rendition of their signature Boozy Shake. 132 N. Tejon St.

PAINTING WITH A TWIST, offering your choice of chocolate beer or chocolate wine (for visitors 21-plus) and a chocolate and art goody bag. 115 N. Tejon St.

THE PERK DOWNTOWN, offering your choice of chocolate coffee shot or brownie bite, and presenting work by local artists on the walls of the café. 14 S. Tejon St.

Cottonwood Center for the Arts, offering a surprise chocolate treat and presenting a new juried show of local art, details to be announced. 427 E. Colorado Ave.

Coquette’s Bistro, offering a gluten-free, Mexican hot chocolate-inspired brownie and presenting works curated by Cottonwood Center for the Arts in the Dezmond Room. 616 S. Tejon St.

The Independence Center, offering decadent treats from Mission Catering Company and presenting works by local artists with disabilities729 S. Tejon St.

Questions? Email claire@downtowncs.com or call 886-0088.