Haute Chocolate Hop


Thank you for your interest in the Haute Chocolate Hop. The Feb. 1, 2019 event is sold out, but you are still more than welcome to visit Downtown this evening for regular free First Friday activities at 35 galleries, retailers and restaurants. Click here to learn more.

Additionally, Columbia Elementary (just east of Downtown at 835 E. St. Vrain St.) is offering its own chocolate tasting featuring student art from 5-7 p.m. More information here.

We are very sorry if you missed your chance to buy tickets. Another progressive dessert tasting will be offered on First Friday in September this year, so keep your eyes peeled for the Popsicle Promenade! Be the first to get tickets by joining our enewsletter.

Eticket holders may redeem their printed or digital receipt at any participating Haute Chocolate Hop location to receive their 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 rosemary-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 chocolate caramels from Fox Den Bakery and a special Valentine’s Day memory game for visitors. Also presenting artwork by local artist Jantzen Peake19 E. Bijou St.

BINGO BURGER, offering a Hopscotch Bakery-crafted chocolate-roasted Pueblo Chili ice cream shake and presenting their signature interactive ‘spin-go’ burger sculpture handcrafted by Colorado Springs artist Sean O’Meallie. 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 two indulgent flavors of hot chocolate (Hibiscus Milk Chocolate and Cayenne Dark Chocolate), both served optional whipped cream and marshmallows, and presenting Word Art, a new juried show of local art based on depictions of words and text. 427 E. Colorado Ave.

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

The Independence Center, offering decadent treats and cocoa from Mission Catering Company and presenting works by local artists with disabilities, including spoken word demonstrations led by Hear Here Poetry729 S. Tejon St.

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