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Brewshine BBQ & Tap House

This craft barbecue spot melds an array of regional styles for a unique take on the genre. Try the smoked pork ribs, and don't miss the extensive selection of beers and moonshines behind the bar. 

School House Kitchen and Libations

This school-themed restaurant offers more than 400 whiskeys behind the bar and a rooftop patio. Enjoy fun menu selections like chicken and waffle sandwiches, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, and build-your-own macaroni and cheese.

Chowder Room

Find plenty of ways to enjoy seafood at this low-key spot, including a variety of riffs on classic chowder. Don't miss the spectacular vegan version. 

Meadowlark Kitchen

Located adjacent to Meadowlark Bar, this rusic eatery boasts a tightly edited menu focused on local offerings. Try the wild mushrooms with soft boiled egg, curry hollandaise, English muffin, and lemon chips, or one of the barrel-aged Manhattans.

Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House

This barbershop-turned-restaurant-and-bar serves up Colorado craft brews and solid cocktails alongside Southern-tinged eats. Order the pimento cheese and a shrimp po' boy on the spacious patio or enjoy the historical ambiance inside at the massive bar.

Hasu Asian Bistro & Sushi

This contemporary pan-Asian menu offers traditional Chinese dishes as well as sushi. Highlights include the kung pao chicken, Mongolian beef, shumai, and gyoza.

Roaming Buffalo Bar-B-Que

House-smoked, Colorado craft barbecue is the specialty at this laid-back spot. Innovative meats like bison short ribs and lamb shank are available by the pound or the plate, and scratch-made sides like white cheddar and green chile potato chips round out the menu. Make sure to get there early or call ahead, as Roaming Buffalo closes their doors when they sell out of 'cue.

Tofu House

Enjoy authentic Korean fare. This neighborhood spot specializes in soups and stews, but also offers a variety of other options. Try the soft tofu soup (sundubu jjigae).

Lyfe Kitchen

This flexitarian menu focuses on fresh, healthy choices with vegan and gluten-free options. Try the chile-ginger veggie stir fry with stir-fried veggies, quinoa, black rice, and sweet chile-ginger sauce.

Viewhouse (Centennial)

This is your place to catch the game and enjoy a variety of bar bites from burgers and hot dogs to pizza and steak. Watch your favorite sports team while enjoying a draft beer and a plate of nachos or catch a view of the city from the rooftop bar.