33 Unique Team Outing Ideas for Denver Companies

As a local business, we understand the importance and impact of comradery. Whether you’re celebrating an amazing quarter, entertaining clients, or want to change up this year’s holiday party, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we share 33 team outing ideas for Denver companies — that will actually get your group excited.   

Recommended activities span a range of interests, including: 

Read on to discover corporate events that are sure to be a hit, and don’t miss our full series on team outing ideas in Denver!

Progressive Dinner Tour with Delicious Denver Food Tours

Ditch the boring company dinner and instead, break bread while learning about Denver and its amazing restaurants and chefs. Our Dinner Tasting Tours allow groups to seamlessly mix and mingle while exploring the city’s thriving dining scene. 

Savor seven curated tastings and three boozy beverages from three award-winning restaurants. The shared experience makes for easy conversation, all in an unforced, casual setting. 

Your experienced foodie guide has a schedule but no script and will help ensure your goals for the event are met. The tour can include city history and in-depth culinary discussion, or simply a quick introduction to each tasting and venue — you decide. 

Dinner Tasting Tours are available Sunday-Thursday, with start times between 4 and 7 pm. Invite up to 50 guests priced at $130 per. 

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A group attending a class at the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts

In our opinion, the most fun team events revolve around food. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts hosts one of the most rewarding Denver team building activities. Not only is the dining experience delicious, but the classes are highly interactive. 

Book a private event for up to 35 people and learn how to cook seasonal French, Italian, or New American dishes. Afterward, enjoy the delicious three-course meal that you and your team helped to create. 

Alternatively, your group can attend one of its open classes. These cover an even wider range of cuisines, as well as baking and drink pairing lessons. 

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Cocktails & Tastes Tour with Delicious Denver Food Tours

Rather than the standard after-work happy hour, opt for a private drink tour of downtown Denver! Sip and savor on our top-rated Cocktail Tasting Tour, or join our Denver Wine Walk which visits some of the city’s best wine bars and tasting rooms. 

An experienced local guide will walk you from spot to spot, explaining what’s special about each food and drink pairing. Plus, they’ll share fun history about the city along the way.

Both tours operate in the heart of Lower Downtown, just steps from Union Station. Private Cocktail Tasting Tours are available daily from 4:30-6:30 pm and accommodate groups of 6 to 15. Tickets are $95 per guest. 

Private Denver Wine Walks can start at either 3:30 or 4 pm on Fridays through Sundays. This tour suits groups of 6-15 and is priced at $120 per.

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A corporate team posed during our Market and Food Hall Tour

Our Market and Food Hall Tour is perfect for large groups wanting to explore the Denver food scene while connecting with co-workers. Moving from stop to stop and tasting new dishes along the way provides a unique experience sure to spark conversation.

Groups visit Milepost Zero at McGregor Square, Denver Milk Market on Dairy Block, and end with dessert inside the iconic Union Station. Local foodie guides accompany groups, but you can choose the level of information shared. Opt for basic restaurant introductions to maximize team bonding time, or request a full tour with dining insights and city history.

This 2-hour experience requires a minimum of 50 guests and can accommodate up to 150. Tours are available daily with start times between 11:30 am and 8 pm. Pricing is $99 per guest and includes all five food tastings (a full dinner), two cocktail pairings, private foodie guides, and all taxes, fees, and gratuities.

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A whiskey-based spirit and complementary cocktail at Deviation Distilling

Treat your team to an outing at Deviation Distilling, downtown Denver’s only gin distillery. Its botanical-forward, innovative spirits include options like the pink Citrus Rosé gin and Spice Trade gin made with malted rye and an Asian-inspired infusion of Szechuan peppercorns, cardamom, Thai basil, and ginger. 

But that’s not all — its Barista Spirits blend whiskey and coffee, and its cocktails take this cafe idea a step further. Deviation’s chai old fashioned is truly one of my favorite drinks in the city. 

Experience the creativity for yourself with a visit to its Dairy Block lounge. Groups are sure to love its monthly cocktail class series, featuring seasonal gin, whiskey, and bourbon-based beverages. For a customized menu, you can book a private cocktails experience. Cheers!  

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A beautiful spread at Blanchard Family Wines

From the name and logo of the company to its daily operations, family is at the heart of Blanchard Family Wines. James Blanchard, formally in the Air Force, was stationed in California’s Central Coast wine region and would tour vineyards to learn about winemaking. Meanwhile, his brother, Mark, was a manager and wine buyer for a specialty liquor store, which then led him to work at wineries throughout Napa and Sonoma County. 

Their shared backgrounds and interests eventually led them to start their own operation in Denver’s swanky Dairy Block micro-district. Blanchard Family Wines blends California and Colorado-grown grapes to produce a variety of prized vinos, which are thoughtfully paired with local products. These include m2 Confections handmade chocolates, Kettle Head gourmet popcorns, and Bella French macarons. 

Our local businesses support each other, too, as Blanchard Family Wines is a stop on our Denver Wine Walk! Join the tour or stop in anytime to enjoy paired tastings with a small group. Alternatively, you can book a private event, allowing you to customize your experience. 

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Two Pedal Hopper mobile pubs crossing paths outside Coors Field

If you’re local, you’ve likely seen (and heard) these mobile pubs cruising through the RiNo and LoDo neighborhoods. Singing and cheering through the streets, it’s undeniable that these groups are having an incredible time. 

Pedal Hopper’s private bike bars allow you to pick your stops and music, and accommodate 6-16 guests. However, several vehicles can be reserved for corporate teams as large as 80 people. Book a tour to win at team building in Denver — and deservingly, boss of the year, too!

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Educational Team Outing Ideas

A man sanding wood at the Denver Tool Library

Check out private classes at the Denver Tool Library if you have a hands-on group that likes to roll up its sleeves. This local non-profit offers interactive lessons ranging from visual and textile arts to welding and woodworking. 

Beginner-friendly woodworking projects include cutting boards, floating shelves, picture frames, and plant stands. These classes start at a flat rate of $600 and accommodate 6-8 guests.  

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Candle-making equipment on tables and a peg board at Candelaria

Located in the West Highland neighborhood, Candelaria is a locally-owned boutique offering curated lifestyle goods. It also hosts public candle-making classes on the weekends. One-hour workshops and two-and-a-half-hour master classes are available. However, socializing time is more limited during these events.  

If you want a mix of learning and mingling, opt for a 90-minute private class at Candelaria. These are available after 6 pm on Mondays through Saturdays and after 5 pm on Sundays. Private classes require 8-10 participants and cost $75, plus $48 per guest. Few Denver team outing ideas are as crafty and calming as this one! 

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Sport & Competition Team Outing Ideas

A man racing a go-kart at Podium Karting & Events, one of the best team outing ideas

Think go-karting is for kids? Think again. With high-speed races and extra entertainment, Podium Karting & Events offers one of the most fun team building outings just north of the city.

Zip around its indoor and rooftop track, and enjoy its game room featuring billiards and ping pong. The state-of-the-art facility is complete with a bar and restaurant serving classic American pub grub. Contact Trackside Tavern before visiting to have a dining area reserved for your group. 

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A group battling it out at Archery Games in Arvada, Colorado

If you have an active, competitive team, check out Archery Games in Arvada. In its unique archery arena, two teams battle it out with bows and pain-free, foam-tipped arrows. The objective is similar to dodgeball. Tag all of the opposing players with arrows to eliminate them from the game. 

Private weekday events are available to groups of 6-80 guests. Though the field accommodates only 20 people at a time, colleagues can enjoy on-site beer and wine while waiting their turns to play. Bringing in food from third-party caterers is also permitted. 

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A group posed at Bad Axe Throwing, a great team outing in Denver, CO

If you’re looking for out-of-the-box team outing ideas, Bad Axe Throwing is a solid choice. Once a niche pastime among lumberjacks and frontiersmen, axe throwing has become mainstream because, well, it’s a ton of fun. 

Before sharing its sharp objects, a coach will teach your group how to throw axes like pros. As an added bonus, its location set north of downtown now serves an extensive list of beer and wine. Bet your co-workers won’t see this one coming! 

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The modern interior of Lucky Strike, featuring a bar, ping pong table, and shuffleboard

16th Street Mall is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and entertainment, including Lucky Strike. Luxurious digs, a dozen lanes, and a comfortable lounge redefine the standard bowling alley experience. Arcade games, pool, and ping pong add to the excitement. The venue becomes 21+ after 9 pm, and its extensive food and drink menu will keep the party going. 

But all the extras aren’t necessary to have a good time. Down in the Harvey Park neighborhood lies a Crown Lanes location, complete with a dive bar that serves a surprisingly good food menu. Proper lighting and less fuss draw a more local crowd, along with more serious bowlers. Consider signing your team up for a weekly league to really build up camaraderie. 

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A man taking a swing at Topgolf

Seasoned golfers aren’t the only ones who love to visit Topgolf. With a laid-back vibe and full bar on-site, a visit here makes for one of the best corporate team building ideas in Denver. Visit its newest location in McGregor Square, featuring luxurious, virtual “swing suites.” Or for a more traditional golfing experience, head to one of its suburban venues in Centennial or Thornton.

Here, your team can try their hand at a number of fun, beginner-friendly games. With the use of microchip technology, hitting golf balls into large targets gains you points. Reserve a bay online or reach out to plan a private event. 

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An aerial view of City Park Golf Course, backdropped by Denver and the mountains

Looking to entertain and have a downtown office? Team building outings are abundant in Denver, but no local golf course compares to that of City Park. Situated in the heart of the city, this engaging course features a variety of challenging terrain. 

As you navigate all 18 holes, you and your team will be treated to stunning views of the mountains and Denver skyline. Book a tee time or simply hit the scenic driving range, open year-round. 

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A man taking a swing from the waterfront driving range at Aqua Golf

Aqua Golf is home to another great driving range — but what makes it unique is rather than nets or turf, golf balls splash down into Overland Lake on the south side of Denver. 

After finishing up their buckets, teams can play the 36-hole mini-golf course which has its own water features, plus sand traps and other obstacles. Both attractions are well-lit and open through 11 pm daily. Additionally, Aqua Golf has a clubhouse and patio which can be rented for private events.

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Pool tables and a flatscreen TV within Gerard's Pool Hall

With its late-night hours and laid-back atmosphere, Gerard’s Pool Hall is one of the best things to do in RiNo. Inside, you’ll find seven billiards tables covered in bright blue felt, each generously spaced apart. 

Western art and emblems of Americana hang on the walls, and there’s an approachable bar serving craft cocktails, plus local and domestic beers. Play a few games with co-workers in its cool space and enjoy neighboring businesses including First Draft Taproom and food trucks parked outside Matchbox.

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Pub grub backdropped by the bowling alley at The Wild Game Entertainment Experience

The Wild Game Entertainment Experience is located in Evergreen, about half an hour from downtown. This complex is full of fun experiences, from bowling and billiards to classic arcade games, outdoor pickleball, and more — including live music on select nights. 

The 24,000-square-foot venue also features an on-site bar and grill, plus private event spaces. Groups of all sizes are well accommodated here, making The Wild Game Entertainment Experience one of the best corporate event venues in the area.

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Multiple casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado

Less than an hour from downtown Denver lie the former mining towns of Central City and Black Hawk. In more recent years, their Victorian-era structures have been renovated into restaurants, hotels, and casinos. Now, more than a dozen gambling venues are set within walking distance of one another.

Rack up Caesars rewards by playing slots and table games at its owned establishments, Monarch Casino and Horseshoe Black Hawk. Or for a more local experience, head to The Lodge Casino and The Gilpin Casino. Regardless of your preferred ambiance, these mountain towns guarantee a fun evening out with your team.

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Adventure & Outdoor Team Outing Ideas

A group taking part in a yoga class at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Botanic Gardens’ downtown location is one of the best places to host outdoor corporate events. Groups can explore diverse plant collections from alpine species to desert cacti, native varieties, and unique flora from far-off rainforests. Exhibits also overview a range of art mediums and pieces that celebrate the natural world. 

Additionally, this beloved local attraction hosts special events like its summer concert series and Blossoms of Light. Teams can also attend classes that cover topics like gardening, cooking, and wellness.

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A group on Improper City's patio, featuring cornhole and a large mural

Cool and casual, Improper City ranks as one of the best lunch restaurants in RiNo. But its rotating selection of local food trucks isn’t the only reason to visit. This spacious indoor/outdoor venue also has an extensive bar with 36 taps, plus a range of games to make for an interactive team outing. 

Enjoy playing cornhole, jumbo Connect 4, and available board games next to cozy fire pits and from comfortable Adirondack chairs. Whether your group wants to chill or get competitive, Improper City is the place to entertain.  

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Oxotic supercars in the Denver foothills

If you’re looking for a team outing with a “wow factor,” turn to Oxotic, a tour agency based in nearby Golden. On this rally-style tour, your group will drive and/or ride in a fleet of exotic European cars from Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, and more. 

Ranging from 15 to 105 miles long, these routes tackle switchbacks and straightaways in the scenic Rocky Mountains. Oxotic employees, including a photographer, will be up ahead in their lead vehicle, allowing your team members to ride in privacy. Hands down, it’s one of those team building ideas that will be talked about for years to come. 

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Under Canvas' luxurious glamping tents pitched in Moab, Utah

Many of these team outing ideas are in and around Denver, but corporate groups may benefit from an overnight retreat. After all, what better way to build tight-knit relationships than by traveling together? 

From mountains and rivers to canyons and deserts, the five-hour journey along I-70 is sure to amaze. The experience will only get better when your team reaches Under Canvas in Moab, Utah. 

Set near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, this glamping getaway features luxurious tents, real beds and bathroom facilities, and stunning scenery all around — even at night. Under Canvas in Moab was named the world’s first-ever Dark Sky-certified Resort and a visit is sure to be memorable.

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A group on a Denver scavenger hunt

Team building in Denver is easy and affordable with the help of Let’s Roam. Its urban scavenger hunts are available year-round, designed to boost morale and build stronger teams. Plus, they allow you and your group to explore popular attractions and hidden gems throughout the city

If your team likes to move, solve puzzles, and enjoy time outside, this is the team building idea for them. Plus, Let’s Roam offers virtual team experiences involving video-based challenges like trivia and drawing games, allowing you to get to know your co-workers whether they’re in Denver or abroad. 

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A group experiencing the obstacles at Warrior Challenge Arena

Corporate team building in Denver can take a lot of forms and for high-energy groups, there’s Warrior Challenge Arena. Popularized by American Ninja Warrior, this style of gym features obstacle courses, climbing challenges, and activities for all skill levels. 

For group events, the venue will cater the experience to your goals, whether that be team bonding, building, or personal development. Programs last for 1-3 hours, providing a unique way to challenge and engage your team members. 

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A paintballer running within American Paintball Coliseum, one of the most unique team outing ideas for Denver companies

American Paintball Coliseum offers some of the most epic and unexpected team building activities in Denver. You’re sure to surprise your co-workers with this one — and even more so when they discover the venue hosts laser tag, axe throwing, and airsoft games, too. 

Paintball packages include a safety orientation and equipment, plus all other needed rental gear. But make sure to tell your team that this is not the kind of place for business casual! Wear long sleeves, a light pair of gloves, and your bravest face. 

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The exterior of Escapology, one of the best unique team outing ideas for Denver companies

Interactive, exciting, and collaborative — all describe the best team building activities in Denver. At Escapology, you get this and more. The downtown attraction features seven themed escape rooms with varying difficulty levels. See how your team works together to solve problems and puzzles while the clock is ticking. 

Once the mission is complete, hang out at the attached Solutions Lounge and Restaurant. The experience is sure to engage your entire group, and maybe help you identify a future team leader, too! 

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Debris on the floor at SMASH*IT Breakroom in Denver

There’s no place for destructive behavior in the office, but in a rage room? Let your team run wild. Take a hammer to an alarm clock, a crowbar to a computer, and smash other items that drive you and your co-workers crazy.

Though a bit chaotic, the environment at SMASH*IT Breakroom is safe, fun, and great for working out some stress. Protective gear is provided, as is an assortment of furnishings, electronics, and glass — all ready for shattering. Visit its website to learn about available packages, which cater to groups as large as 30. 

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Artistic & Cultural Team Outing Ideas

An art display at Meow Wolf Convergence Station

After opening in 2021, Meow Wolf quickly gained recognition as one of the best things to do in Denver. Some describe it as an art museum but in many respects, the attraction is more akin to an adult fun house, full of sensory experiences. 

This location’s storyline follows the idea of an intergalactic train station, where each segment represents a unique destination or… dimension? While interpretations vary, all agree that visiting is memorable and will surely leave your team talking. 

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A woman in costume participating in a Murder Mystery Company event

Events with The Murder Mystery Co. are entertaining, humorous, and even touch on several professional skills. Teams are split into smaller groups, encouraging both camaraderie and competition. Critical thinking is also required to find the killer in these scripted performances, which are put on by professional actors and your co-workers. Costume pieces add to the fun! 

This highly interactive team outing idea works for groups of 10 to 800+. All you have to do is pick a venue and The Murder Mystery Co. handles the rest. Expect two hours of intrigue and excitement for everyone involved. 

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A group of ballet dancers performing as part of the Colorado Ballet

Colorado Ballet is a local nonprofit organization that teaches and presents both classic and contemporary ballet performances. More than 58 productions are put on each year. Upcoming shows include Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Alice (in Wonderland), and its annual repertory production, Masterworks

Allow your team to get dressed up for an evening of culture at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It’s sure to be a treat, and perhaps one they’d be unlikely to purchase for themselves. Plenty of cocktail bars and restaurants are in the area, making it easy to build an itinerary. 

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A woman on stage at Comedy Works, one of the best team building activities in Denver, CO

Everyone loves to laugh! You can’t go wrong with a visit to Comedy Works, a stand-up comedy venue in the heart of downtown. Or if you work in the Denver Tech Center, there’s another location conveniently set in Greenwood Village. 

Both indoor clubs draw big-name acts throughout the year, making it one of the best things to do in Denver in winter. If you’re looking for holiday team building activities, you can’t go wrong with gifting tickets. Kick back, have a few laughs, and complete the experience with dinner and drinks on-site. 

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A group painting at Whimsy Studios

Set within a pedestrian mall in northeast Denver, Whimsy Studios is a sip and paint studio — but unlike similar venues in the city, it offers a full bar. Order a drink and follow an instructor’s step-by-step directions to create a masterpiece alongside your co-workers. 

Private parties at Whimsy Studios start at $450 and accommodate 10-50 guests. Drinks are not included in its event fee, but all painting materials are provided. Select the demonstrated art piece, pick your preferred playlist, and leave the rest of the party planning to the venue. This near-effortless team outing idea is sure to be a win with creative groups. 

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Looking to plan a Private Food & Drinks Tour for your next team outing? Connect and engage with your team while tasting some of the best dishes and drinks in Denver.