Denver’s dining scene is nothing short of spectacular, it is very easy to find a great meal in every part of town that you find yourself in. We are here to guide you through amazing experiences and find the best spots to eat.
Snooze AM Eatery has locations by Union station and in the Ballpark district. Snooze offers a unique breakfast menu and creative cocktails. From unique benedicts to pancake flights, their diverse menu keeps locals coming back for more. We recommend setting a reservation for this restaurant!
Denver biscuit company is another local favorite located by City Park and South Broadway. Featured on Diners, Drive-in’s, and Dives, their menu boasts everything from fried chicken, giant biscuits, and bottomless coffee.
If you are a lover of bacon, Bacon social house offers flights of bacon on their menu. They have locations in Sunnyside and South Broadway.
If you are looking for a quick bite for breakfast, Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen located in five points is a great place to go. It’s owned by a man from New York, and he adjusts the mineral content in the water he makes the bagels with to create the best bagel in the city.
Larimer Records Cafe is a casual bar/coffee shop located in Denver’s oldest block. Stop in here to check out their collection of records while you sip on cocktails or coffee, and munch on a charcuterie board. On Thursday-Sunday they offer a live DJ record performance. Catch their happy hour from 3-6PM.
Denver Central Market offers a cool and trendy vibe that matches the neighborhood that it is located in. RiNo, or River North art district, is definitely a place worth checking out. This cool space houses local vendors who offer a variety of different fares from ice cream, italian food, a fish market that offers $1 oysters on Tuesdays, a local butcher, and a bakery.
If you are watching a Rockie’s game, we recommend checking out Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, featured on Anthony Bourdain No Reservations and Bizzare foods (Andrew Zimmerman). They offer unique meats such as ostrich, wild boar, rattlesnake, elk, antelope, and buffalo. They also have a vegan option if that suits your fancy. They also have a location a few blocks away from the Coors field!
If you are craving dim sum, Bao Brewhouse offers a cool atmosphere in their downstairs tap room. Their walls are covered in graffiti and a floating dragon sits above you while you dine on traditional Chinese street food. If you are in the mood for a dining experience, their upstairs tea room offers a family-style menu of their Asian fusion cocktails and entrees (reservations are recommended for this experience).
Blue Sushi Sake Grill- This restaurant is our owner’s favorite Japanese restaurant, and it is only a three-minute walk from union station. If you are in the mood for fresh sushi and sake bombs, this is the place to check out! They offer happy hour all day on Sundays.
If you are looking for a great steakhouse, Guard and Grace has been voted best steakhouse 7 years in a row and serves chops, small plates & fine wines in an airy space with a raw bar & patio. It is located in Downtown Denver’s business center in the Brookfield building and we definitely recommended grabbing reservations.
One of our favorite Indian restaurants is Little India restaurant and bar located in downtown Denver by the 16th street mall. They have a great lunch buffet, or a casual dinner experience.
If you want to try a famous Colorado dish, look no further than the Buckhorn Exchange located in Downtown Denver. This is one of Colorado’s oldest restaurants and they offer our most infamous dish: Rocky Mountain Oysters. They also serve game meat such as buffalo, elk, local lamb, and rattlesnakes if you are feeling adventurous.
Places to grab a drink
If you are looking for a unique experience, the Honey Elixir Bar located in five points, is the place to visit. They carefully pick their ingredients to curate a collection of unique and obscure beverages that are intended to elevate and enhance the human experience.
Sunday Vinyl is a record-spinning restaurant and wine bar that offers a seasonal dinner menu. They are located by the bustling 16th street mall.
If you are in the mood to grab a drink and play arcade games, 1Up Arcade Bar in LoDo (Lower Downtown) is a must-see. Or, if mini-golf is more your speed, Urban Putt features unique indoor mini-golf courses and a full bar.
One of the most unique things that we have experienced in LoDo is a bar called Upstairs Circus. Pick from a menu of 25+ projects such as jewellery making, leatherworking, and art projects to work on as you sip on one of their many craft cocktails.