This east Boulder Brewpub—located along the bike path—boasts 30 taps featuring house-beers and a rotating selection of domestic and international guest brews. Try the house-smoked barbecue.
$$ (average entree $11-$15)
A brewpub with goal of patrons having a glass in one hand and a fork in the other. Go for the wild mushroom burger topped with wild mushroom ragout and smoked Gouda or one of five specialty pizzas.
A laid-back lounge atmosphere with a Middle Eastern skewed menu of lamb kabobs, crispy fries seasoned with a house spice blend, artichoke dip, and gyros. Ten taps pour mostly Colorado beer and the cocktails are suitably potent.
Ramen is king at this Japanese noodle house. Taste one of six varieties like eggy noodles with tender shreds of beef, al dente zucchini, carrots, onions, and cabbage. Other options include udon bowls, bento boxes, curries, rice bowls, and salads.
This rooftop bar (atop the Hyatt Regency hotel) offers incredible views of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountain skyline. Enjoy the view with a cocktail and hearty appetizers (they don't serve entrées), such as the Colorado cheese plate, seared jumbo scallops, or beef tenderloin sliders.
An eatery with a pared-down, old-fashioned vibe offering thoughtful small plates. Favorites include the smoked fish rillettes, shaved fennel salad, and braised beef cheeks. Or settle in and order the chef's multicourse tasting menu with paired wines.
Known for deep-dish Chicago-style pies. Try the "stuffed" variety: deep-dish pizza with the bottom crust stacked with toppings and cheese, followed by a second crust, topped with house-made marinara. Lighter, hand-tossed thin-crust pizzas are also available.
A gastro-diner perfect for food and play. Dine any time of day all the while entertaining yourself with bowling, ping pong, shuffleboard, and more.
A casual, family-friendly spot loved for their hand-tossed thin crust pizzas, featuring fresh ingredients. Try the Calabrese, a pie with white sauce, Gorgonzola, soppressata, red pepper flakes and red onions. Be on the look out for the "pizza of the week".
A chic yet comfortable mountain spot offering modern comfort food with international flair. Favorites include a calamari, watermelon, and avocado salad; buffalo chicken wontons; and an steak rubbed with Argentine spices served with chimichuri sauce.