Benefiting The Colorado Restaurant Foundation

The Most Delicious Night Of The Year


June 20th, 2024

Your ticket includes unlimited steak, elevated cocktails, live music and more


Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex



The Ultimate Denver Steak Championship Experience

For the Love of Steak

Experience over 30 esteemed steak purveyors competing in two categories – Traditional Steak for classics and Creative Steak for innovative flavors – vying for the title of Top Steak at Denver’s steak championships. Each restaurant will also offer a signature cocktail expertly crafted to complement their steak, promising a succulent evening for carnivores and cocktail connoisseurs alike.

Event Highlights

  • Steak Sampling Extravaganza: Feast on unlimited samples from over 30 participating restaurants, each offering their signature spin on beef.
  • Spirit and Wine Tasting Adventure: Dive into a world of premium mixology featuring an impressive selection of cocktails, wines, and spirits. From whiskey to tequila, experience masterful mixology from Denver’s elite bartenders alongside interactive tasting zones, cozy lounges, and innovative pop-up bars.
  • People’s Choice Awards: Engage in the excitement by voting for your favorite steak and cocktail combinations.
  • Live Music: Lose yourself in the rhythm of the night with a live performance by the sensational Mannequin The Band!
  • Refresh and Recharge: Enjoy an array of refreshments, including Pepsi products, an assortment of ice-cold Stella Artois beer, and ready-to-enjoy canned cocktails.
  • A Cause Worth Celebrating: You can take pride in knowing that your participation in RARE supports The Colorado Restaurant Foundation and its remarkable initiatives.
Bring your I.D. (21 and over only) but leave your wallet at home, because your ticket includes everything!

General Admission


7:00 PM Entry

Unlimited Steak Samples

Wine & Cocktail Samples

Live Entertainment

People's Choice Vote


First Taste


6:00 PM Entry

Unlimited Steak Samples

Wine & Cocktail Samples

Live Entertainment

People's Choice Vote




5:30 PM Entry

Unlimited Steak Samples

Wine & Cocktail Samples

Live Entertainment

People's Choice Vote

VIP Lounge Areas

Private Bars

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Participating Restaurants

Participating Restaurants

2024 Restaurants Coming Soon!

Get Ready! Over 30+ restaurants will be at RARE this year.

Join RARE 2024 and be a part of Denver’s premier steak competition! Showcase your steak expertise and compete against the best in the city. Enter the “Traditional Steak” or “Creative Steak” categories and pair your dish with a signature cocktail for our beverage competition.

Proceeds will benefit The Colorado Restaurant Foundation and all steak cuts are sponsored by Buckhead, ensuring high-quality, all-natural humanely raised beef for the competition.

Don’t miss the chance to make a lasting impression and be recognized as one of Denver’s finest steakhouses. Apply now and be a part of RARE 2024!

Get Ready, Rare Starts in . . .



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Presented By

the industry’s largest and most reputable meat and seafood provider

Buckhead Denver was founded in 2004 with a handful of employees. We started our business in a small warehouse with one key philosophy, finding solutions for the challenging and ever evolving culinary atmosphere of Colorado. Buckhead Denver has been at the current location since 2012.

Our mission is to be the preferred provider of proteins to foodservice establishments. We achieve this goal through providing safe quality products, superior service levels, and excellent customer service.

Dependable quality, selection, and freshness

Backed by rigorous quality and safety specifications our Buckhead Pride and Newport Pride brands are sourced, aged, hand-trimmed and delivered daily.

  • Finest available products, carefully crafted to our customers’ expectations by a team of experienced & highly-skilled artisan meat cutters
  • All cuts are wet-aged for 21–35 days to enhance tenderness and flavor
  • Award Winning Dry Aging process available upon request
  • Certified SQF Level 3 of MSC and SQF Products recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative
  • Good Manufacturing Program
  • Humanely Raised & Sustainable


The Ultimate Date Night

Looking for a memorable Father’s Day gift? Treat your special someone to an extraordinary evening at RARE with our curated dining tour featuring Denver’s top steakhouses and seafood gems.

Embark on a culinary adventure with over 30 grill masters and eight seafood hotspots, all in one seamless experience. Afterward, relax with a shuttle ride to the elegant Clayton Hotel in Cherry Creek. Enjoy artisanal cocktails at Denver’s renowned Cocktail Bar, Forget Me Not, and unwind with an exclusive stay at the Clayton Hotel and Members Club. Escape the everyday and indulge in an evening of romance and culinary delights, with your ticket covering nearly everything for a worry-free date night.

The Stay

A Better Stay StarTs Here

Clayton Hotel & Members Club, an exclusive Denver destination, recently received the prestigious MICHELIN One Key designation. Nestled in Cherry Creek, this boutique hotel offers 63 stylish rooms and convenient access to the city’s top shopping, dining, and cultural attractions.

As a guest of Clayton Hotel, you’ll access the exclusive Clayton Members Club, featuring a members’ restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness amenities, inviting social spaces, cozy lounges, modern co-working areas, and a rooftop restaurant and pool for relaxation and rejuvenation.


Rare Denver 2024 will now be held at The Denver Performing Arts Complex & Sculpture Park, instead of Tivoli Quad.

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RARE Steak Championship was a blast! See you next year!

Top Taco and Chicken Fight are right around the corner! Don’t forget to buy tickets or sign up for notifications for the biggest upcoming festivals from DiningOut.

RARE, The Denver Steak Championship is coming to Sculpture Park!

Thursday, June 20th, 2024

Calling carnivores from across the state, get ready to sink your teeth into the juiciest evening of 2024 at Denver’s own steak championships! Tickets are now on sale!