Zeppelin Station announces its two bar concepts and the team behind them

We’ve been hearing for months about all the things you’ll be able to eat. Now it’s time to talk drinks.

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Zeppelin Station, under construction, Oct. 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) 

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Zeppelin Station, under construction, Oct. 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

We’ve been hearing for months about all the things you’ll be able to eat at the enormous, multi-purpose Zeppelin Station — poke, gelato, bahn mi, Latin American street food, smoked meats and something confusingly described as “Korean-inspired” and “a culinary mix of Asian cuisine and regional favorites from the American South.”

Now it’s finally time to talk drinks. Zeppelin Station announced the hiring of a bar manager and beverage director to helm two beverage options: Kiss + Ride and Big Trouble.

Kiss + Ride will sit on the first floor, next to the food hall’s kitchen. It’s meant to be a quick, casual spot to grab a drink before catching a train at the 38th and Blake light rail station just a pedestrian bridge away.

Big Trouble will be the moodier option on the second-floor mezzanine, set back behind what a press release called “exotic foliage.”

To manage both bars, Zeppelin Station brought in Lana Gailani, a former sommelier at Hakkasan and bartender at Seamstress NY the award-winning  Pouring Ribbons in New York City. They also hired Michael Huebner as beverage director. Huebner was most recently beverage director at Revival Food Hall and Celeste, both in Chicago.

“I’m most excited about jumping into the expanding Denver bar scene,” Huebner said in a release. “With two very different bar concepts inside Zeppelin Station, we’ll be satisfying the needs of the discerning drinker while offering a connection to the local community. Big Trouble will have a dimly-lit, late-night vibe, while Kiss + Ride will be an all-day destination and the perfect spot for travelers and locals.”

Zeppelin Station is now aiming to open in early 2018.

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