2023 Hangouts

Visit the Great American Beer Festival Hangouts for entertainment, live music, games, Brewers Studio, Designated Driver Lounge, and PAIRED. These hot spots are not to be missed!

The Backyard

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Backyards are for hanging out with friends, listening to music, playing lawn games, or simply relaxing on the weekend. Take a time out from the festival floor and play some cornhole, listen to live music, grab a Snyder’s of Hanover pretzel necklace, get your 2023-24 Ikon Pass, try the GABF collab beer from Wibby Brewing & Ikon Pass, get some food, or just chill in a comfy lawn chair.

Food Trucks!

Looking for food? Check out these food trucks in The Backyard!

Sing City Karaoke Stage

📍Location: Near Island 8

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Belt it out loud and proud! Laugh and sing with your friends at Sing City! You’ve already practiced in your car, so why not take the stage and let loose for all to hear?! If you’re so excited you just can’t hide it, sign up and sing your heart out.

Brewers Studio

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Embark on a journey with the provocative personalities and innovators of the brewing community as they share their stories and beers. Learn about the creative processes behind some of today’s most successful craft beers.

Designated Driver Lounge: Sponsored by partake brewing logo

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The Great American Beer Festival is proud to support the designated drivers who attend the festival to ensure a safe ride home for their friends. We love our designated drivers and have a special lounge just for them. Stop by for a free chair massage, enjoy snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, and pick up an appreciation gift!

Designated Driver tickets sold separately.

DJ spinning tunes at the silent disco

Silent Disco: Sponsored by visit denver

📍Location: Near Island 14

Don some headphones and shake your groove thang to all the latest tunes and more. Too shy to dance or moves too awesome for the public? Pull up a seat at one of the surrounding bartops and watch the action!

PAIRED®: Sponsored by microstar

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Where can you find Michelin Star-, James Beard Award-, and Best New Chef Award-winning chefs all under one roof? That would be our VIP Experience, also known as PAIRED.

PAIRED unites independent craft breweries and 25 acclaimed chefs from across the country to celebrate the intricacies and possibilities of pairing beer and food. Mouth-watering delicacies are hand-crafted to pair perfectly with 50 special beers not found anywhere else in the festival hall.

VIP Experience tickets sold separately.