On February’s First Friday Downtown, treat yourself to a progressive gourmet chocolate tasting at 14 Downtown businesses and galleries. Sweet treats pair perfectly with over two dozen free arts and culture offerings for an indulgent night out.

Purchase your $10 eticket ahead of time, then redeem at any participating Haute Chocolate Hop location to receive your Chocolate Passport and get hopping!

Get your passport stamped at each Haute Chocolate Hop location, then turn it in for a chance to win a $100 Downtown Gift Card, good at more than 100 Downtown businesses. Eight stamps = one entry, ALL stamps = two entries!


  • Wild Goose Meeting House, offering a bite-size caramel chocolate brownie cake with an optional mini-shot of Lee Spirits' Cocoa Gin.

  • First Congregational Church, presenting Epiphany: Reflections on Race and Privilege. Show features works by Cottonwood artists curated by FCC staff, with complimentary wine and live music.

  • Rico's Cafe and Wine Bar, offering a delicious square of Belgian Dolfin Chocolat in four decadent flavors, and presenting Strawberry Fields Suite, 30 beautiful chalk pastel landscapes by Missye Bonds alongside landscape photographs by John Fielder.

  • Story Coffee, offering aromatic rosemary hot chocolate.

  • Bingo Burger, offering a special Haute Chocolate rendition of their signature Boozy Shake: Lee Spirits Creme de Cacao, Old Colorado City Creamery Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Hopscotch Bakery Chocolate Sauce, and Fresh Raspberry.

  • The Modbo, offering chocolate pastries from Old School Bakery, and presenting Lew(d) Tilleya unique cross-section of the work of the late Broadmoor Art Academy artist.
  • S.P.Q.R. Art Space, presenting works by Brett Andrus and live demonstrations by S.P.Q.R. students.

  • Gallery 113, presenting works by painter Tammy Meeske and clockmaker Bob Garber.

  • Savory Spice, offering an exciting chocolate treat yet to be announced.

  • Cacao Chemistry, offering your choice of gourmet house-made truffle, and presenting Another Perspective: Paintings by Dottie Lirette.

  • The Perk Downtown, offering your choice of chocolate coffee shot or chocolate brownie, and presenting Energy by local artist Katherine Harris.

  • Gallery of Contemporary Art (GOCA), presenting Black Power Tarot by King Khan.

  • Nosh, offering CACAO & CREME: Vanilla Vodka, Creme de Cacao, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Aztec Chocolate Bitters, Cream, and a Chocolate Syrup Swirl.