Set off the street in a dark nook, the Falling Rock Tap House's unassuming brick face is easy to miss in trendy, bar-heavy lower downtown. But this intimate, little tavern has a surprise behind its door; more than 80 beers on tap that range from Colorado microbrews to European imports. With so many choices, it is the closest thing to draught heaven. The food menu is secondary to the beer, but still offers a generous selection of salads, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and tacos. Located just down the street from Coors Field makes it a perfect hangout for pre-game warm ups and post-game celebrations.
Denver's preferred spots for local sports fans, Sports Column, offers five big screen televisions along with flowing booze and great grub. The typical bar food menu offers big portions at small prices, making it perfect for groups. Bronco fans fill up the room on Sundays in autumn, so beware of showing other team allegiances. The rooftop patio bar provides refuge from the sports scene and a dance floor draws an older crowd on Friday and Saturday nights. Rip roaring fun for all!
Ozo Coffee is the perfect place to unwind with a cup while visiting the busy Pearl Street Mall. There are three other Ozo locations in the city in addition to its 'Roastery' where you can also visit for wholesale purchases. As with most purveyors of fair-trade coffee beans, the proprietors here focus exclusively on how the beans come to market and how they are obtained. Nonetheless, to say they take their coffee seriously is an understatement, with glass beakers, sieves and other mad-scientist tools used to extract the perfect cup, Ozo definitely knows coffee.
This carefree place has a penchant for all things out of a bygone-hippie era which may seem a bit anachronistic, however the recognizable psychedelia and music make it comfortable. Even if you are not into that music or style, the menu is still worth checking out. Here the kitchen features healthy salads, sandwiches and a huge selection of burger options like the 'Black and Blue Burger', which is a pepper crusted blue cheese monster. On tap, visitors will find Mountain Sun's very own beers, don't forget to check out the 'Dark Side of the Sun' list which features tons and tons porter and stout.
Boulder's sister city Dushanbe, Tajikistan, donated this ornate building to the City of Boulder in the mid-1980's. Builders imported and erected more than 30 tons of material to build the structure, which was finished in 1988. It quickly assumed a prominent role in Boulder history and today it's a popular gathering place among locals. In addition to tea, this quirky little spot serves an array of exotic dishes, try the Burmese Coconut Curry and Tajik Plov or the Koresht Bodemjoon which is an Iranian eggplant and beef stew. Open for lunch and dinner, check website for full menus and other event information.
This funky pizza joint, The Sink, on University Hill is one of the best student budget spots in town. The fact that Robert Redford once worked as a janitor here during his short stint at CU is their claim to fame, yet celebrities and dignitaries continue to visit for the burgers, even President Obama once visited. The pizzeria stays open till late, making it popular with the college crowd. It offers three crust choices based on density. Food is made from scratch and they always feature the choice of 100 percent grass-fed beef. Sandwiches, pizzas, salads, calzones-oven baked pizza, you name it; you will find at the Sink.
Do you have a linking for bleu cheese? If you don't then the Bleu Cheese balls served at The Lobby could most probably help you change your mind. Served with an utterly scrumptious blueberry dip, this certainly will live up to its reputation! The ambiance in the restaurant The service is not always up to the mark, but will certainly not ruin your meal! Try out the Cuban and fries and the Beermosa.
Since opening its doors in 2011, iFish Japanese Grill and Sushi has become a favorite of residents and visitors alike, for fish deliciously prepared in the Japanese flair. A team of professional sushi chefs, under the tutelage of chef proprietor, Louis, put out flavorsome sushi rolls on the conveyor belt for guests to devor. House special rolls like Armani, Da Bomb, Ballpark and Home Run are quite popular. The menu also offers tempura, noodles and rice dishes. Sip on a refreshing sake or beer, while you wait for your food to arrive.
This Five Points neighborhood eatery in Denver is one-of-a-kind. Ignite! is a modern gastro pub where you'll find cast iron skillet comfort food. Seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are masterfully transformed with the help of a wood-fire oven. Nosh on tasty eats like Neapolitan pizzas, meatloaf, roasted herbed chicken, and classic macaroni and cheese. Adding to the ambiance is the stunning views of downtown from the rooftop patio and bar.
Nestled at the ground floor of The Ramble Hotel, Death & Co in Denver is a popular cocktail bar with a cozy atmosphere characterized by comfortable sofas and plants, which gives this place a warm feel. It is here that you can enjoy highlights of the menu here such as Q's Fried Chicken, Beyond Burger, Summer Burrata, Death & Co Burger and many more. Complementing these dishes are cocktail drinks like Childs Play, Silverheels, Ron Coco, Shoganai, Ipswitch and many more.
Work & Class is a trendy restaurant that offers a fusion of American, Mexican and other Latin American cuisines. It serves as a place to unwind after school or work, reconnect with family and friends and enjoy an exuberant time with large groups. The owners believe in unpretentious dining, where familiar ingredients and recipes are used instead of exotic culinary methods. The dinner menu includes Lamb Pozole with Guajillo chili, New Jersey Ernie’s Meatballs and Butterscotch Pudding. There is a separate menu for children with dishes like Cilantro Rice and Beans and Fried Catfish. Professionals often head here to enjoy hard drinks and the best discounts on cocktails are found during happy hours.
Like many of its Lodo neighbors, Herb's transformed with the opening of Coors Field from a dingy hole in the wall to an upbeat music lounge. The old, uninviting doors still stand as a dilapidated reminder of the bar's not so distant past, though they are no longer in use. The new entrance is around the corner in the alley, illuminated by a trail of blue lights. The varied schedule features live music almost every night with an emphasis on jazz, blues and big band.