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!
Lodo's Bar and Grill is a downtown Denver staple and is actually part of the reason the term LoDo (Lower Downtown) caught on. The slang was already in use when Lodo's decided to use it in its name, and now it's difficult to find a local who doesn't know what area LoDo refers to. Voted Denver's Best Sports Bar by 7News, Lodo's offers exactly what you'd expect from a sports bar, including being a mere block from Coors Field. When the games aren't on, however, Lodo's enjoys plenty of young, hip patrons who come for the dancing, socialization, and excellent draft beers.
When you walk into this coffeehouse, don't let the somber book shelf decor, the laptop-fixated crowd, and uptight baristas frighten you away. With a great selection of coffee and beer, it won't be long before you understand what makes people who visit The Laughing Goat return again. For entertainment, the Goat hosts poetry readings, art shows and band performances throughout the week.
Charlie Brown's is one of Denver's most diverse establishments. The bar has been a sanctuary for the Capitol Hill area for more than 35 years. Paul "Paulie" Lopez pounds out tunes on the piano, making it one of the only places in the city where young urban hipsters nestle up to the Sinatra crowd, sharing beer and bourbon over song. This is quite possibly the largest menu in the city. It covers everything: Greek, American, Mexican, Italian and more. The gyros are favorites, and the steak and lobster are the best deals in the city. The expansive patio is a definite hotspot on summer evenings.
Hodson's Bar & Grill SouthGlenn is a trendy restaurant and bar serving contemporary American fare and is known for their rotisserie cooking. Must try's are the roasted chicken and slow roasted prime rib. Their full bar has an excellent wine list, hand-crafted cocktails and American micro-brews. The restaurant has a warm and cozy ambiance with its dim lighting, leather furnishings, elegant bar and the patio with a fire pit. A great place to unwind, it has become a local favorite. For all you ladies out there, every Thursday is ladies night from 3p till closing time. Have fun!
The combination of pizza and beer is always welcomed and at this restaurant in the Highlands neighborhood, the kitchen and bar provide a superb example of this combo. Six nights a week this restaurant provides top shelf pizzas and craft beer. Wednesdays are a popular night where the bar slings cheap cans of stellar beer and the Saturday Session is lunch and three beers for under 20USD. The artisan pies use unusual ingredients with dexterous ability, some include Pork Confit, chickpeas, Romesco, almonds and much more. If you are feeling adventurous, try one of these pies.
The restaurant there... is not your run-of-the-mill, trendy Denver restaurant. Sure it has that hipster-bohemian vibe, but that only adds to the charm. The spot is known for its cocktails made with fruit preserves or jam, and with options that include Maine Blueberry and Pumpkin combined with your favorite spirit, drinking alcohol has never been sweeter. The small bite menu features oysters, grain bowls, salad wraps and other shareable items like Patatas Bravas, soft-shell crab steamed buns and other dishes that change according to season.
Located in the trendy neighborhood of Highland, this hip eatery serves casual New American food that is better than your average pub. Brider is known for its innovative takes on everything from salads and sandwiches to entrees and everything in-between. The sandwiches which include the Wagyu French Dip and Porchetta with Kimchi are two items that you have probably never seen before, but that is what makes dining here so fun. In addition to interesting dishes, the cocktail and beer selections are just as impressive especially when you are on the rooftop deck.