Central Denver

Colt & Gray

This intimate neighborhood pub presents a superior roster of seasonal farm-to-plate options. Start with the roasted marrow bones, caramelized onions with grilled country bread, green salad, and herb vinaigrette. 

Prickly Pete's

This sports bar has almost as many TVs as it does tables. Sip on a cold brew and snack on Buffalo wings (choose from the 20-plus sauces) while watching the game. Join for Texas hold 'em poker every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday night; trivia on Saturday nights.

Kinga's Lounge

Pair a chilled beer with authentic Polish dishes (kielbasa, pierogi, and the cabbage stew bigos) at this low-key bar.


This noodle bar dishes up savory duck confit egg rolls, candy-like black cod tempura, and addictive steamed buns stuffed with either suckling pig or (our fave) pork belly. Noodle bowl selections are always changing.

Taki Sushi

Stop into this West Washington Park locale for Japanese fusion cuisine and a crisp glass of saki. Sushi is the signature dish, but the restaurant also serves noodle bowls and teriyaki.

Denver Ted's

It's the best of the basics in cheesesteaks. Denver Ted's serves up cheese-drenched, thin-sliced beef or cubed chicken served on a genuine Amoroso roll.

Breakfast King

Giant plates of bone-in ham steaks, pancakes, and salads. Hash browns are made daily, and they go through more than 70 gallons of green chile each week.

City, O' City

A coffeehouse with a twist. This meat-free zone features pizza, vegan pastries, a full bar, and strong ales on tap.