American

Sloan's Lake Tap and Burger

Head to the second location of this Colorado-born eatery for gourmet burgers and local craft beer. Pick your patty, bun, and an assortment of toppings for your perfect customizable burger, or opt for the Colorado barbecue. 

Chow Urban Grill

Specializing in putting creative twists on American classics, this restaurant offers everything from flatbreads to chargrilled East Coast oysters. We recommend the braised pork belly bahn mi with Sambal aïoli or the Colorado lamb burger served on a brioche bun. 

Avelina

John Broening and Yasmin Lozada-Hissom have teamed up once again at this upscale LoDo restaurant. Broening's cooking skews Italian, and the menu offers beautifully composed dishes like wood-oven roasted eggplant and smoked trout bruschetta. Lozada-Hissom's stunning desserts are worth a trip in their own right. 

Rackhouse

Sharing the Bindery on Blake space with Bierstadt Lagerhaus and C-Squared Ciders, the Rackhouse's menu focuses on foods that pair well with beer and cider. Try the indulgent mac and cheese, which combines six creamy cheeses and is finished with a topping of pork "dust."

River and Woods

Spend a relaxed night in the light-strung backyard with a Sloe Hair cocktail in hand, or settle in at a table for a relaxed dinner (don't miss the wild Chatham mussels). Chef Daniel Asher's eclectic menu features community-sourced cuisine—submit your recipe online in hopes it will land on the menu.

The Pig & the Sprout

Tucked behind Union Station, this dichotomous eatery offers something for everyone. Order the sliced brisket with grilled scallions from the Pig side of the menu, or opt for lighter fare, such as a fresh crudité platter, from the Sprout side.

White Fence Farm (Capitol Hill)

An offshoot of the popular Lakewood theme park restaurant, this Denver location offers the same crispy fried chicken and down-home sides. Multiple locations.

Carbon Cafe & Bar

This fun, quirky cafe (the sister restaurant to Habit Doughnut Dispensary, which is located next door) offers fully customizable drinks for any time of day and an eclectic menu of eats. The breakfast sandwich on fluffy fried brioche with Spam and American cheese is a must.

 

Miners Saloon

Grab a beer from one of the 24 on draft and enjoy the atmosphere of a modern-day saloon complete with a Victorian parlor. Try the ten-hour roast beef, grilled cheese, or charcuterie plate.

Ste. Ellie

Head to this chic subterranean bar beneath Colt & Gray for expertly crafted cocktails and inventive bar snacks. 

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