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Downtown Castle Rock Business Highlight: Union American Bistro

We are excited to introduce the newest feature on our blog!

As a community we are extremely lucky to have a variety of awesome businesses that make up the downtown. We want to shed some light on what makes all these businesses so great.

Welcome to the Downtown Castle Rock Business Highlight! We are going to begin by taking a deeper look into a Castle Rock Favorite, Union American Bistro.



Union American Bistro has been a Downtown Castle Rock staple for years. The restaurant, located just outside the Downtown core at 3 South Wilcox Street, features gourmet american fare, an extensive wine list, happy hour deals and an upbeat venue. While dining options may look different right now, Union has no shortage of lunch, dinner and cocktail options available for take-out and curbside pick-up.

In fact, the restaurant recently launched a Wine Shop by converting their dining room to sell wine, snacks and art. During the Safer at Home orders, owner Kim Heideman, has partnered with other Downtown Castle Rock businesses like The Emporium to provide a tailored menu to pair with a virtual “Girl’s Night Out”, live auction event.

The restaurant has also been active on social media producing live streams featuring local art and giveaways, like bottles of wine. Customers can also find “Friday Food Features”, “Wine Wednesday” (with half priced bottles of wine) and a variety of happy hour deals posted regularly on the restaurant’s social media. You can follow Union on Facebook @unionamericanbistro and Instagram at @unionamerican to stay updated on offerings.

The Downtown Castle Rock Alliance had the opportunity to sit down with Kim Heidaman, the Owner and Chef of Union American Bistro. Below are a few of our favorite questions we got to discuss with Kim.


How long has Union around?

  • People might not know that Union has been around for 15 years! Originally the building was a liquor store, later it turned into a bakery and since then we have transformed it in the restaurant Union. If you look under the bar you will be able to see an originally wine cellar that is still here. It been very interesting to see how the building has transformed over the years.



Favorite Day of the Year to own a restaurant in Downtown Castle Rock?

  • That’s a hard one! I would have to say Valentine’s day. People are genuinely so happy and ready to celebrate with good food, good wine and good company!

Most underrated dish at Union that people should try?

  • The vegan salad is often overlooked by many people. Most guests aren’t inclined to order it unless they are vegan. I would encourage anyone looking for a new favorite to give it a try. It a great light option for lunch and the maple sesame dressing is a fan favorite!

What inspires you?

  • My biggest inspiration is my family. They are always there to support me during anytime and inspire me on an everyday basis.

What ingredient you couldn’t live without?

  • I love garlic! I definitely could not live without out it, I basically put it in everything! You can always find something in the garlic/onion family in my dishes!

You can support Union right now by visting the restaurant’s wine shop and ordering takeout and curbside meals by calling 303-688-8159. Check out their abbreviated menu, wine list and drink list, with ​lunch and dinner orders available Tuesday - Saturday from 12PM to 7PM and happy hour to-go orders available Tuesday-Saturday 12PM - 4PM.

Help local businesses break their carry-out record and #Support the #CRCommUNITY!


Do you have a favorite business in Downtown Castle Rock? Email audrey@downtowncastlerock.com and tell us what Castle Rock Business you would like to learn more about for a chance to have them featured on our next blog!

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