Denverites swear by this longtime favorite (now with four locations) for a taste of the sea. Multiple locations.
Most of us coastal transplants get our saltwater fixes by saddling up to the recently remodeled bar at Jax Denver for a platter of freshly shucked oysters. The LoDo standby serves as many as 12 varieties—all flown in daily—including the slightly sweet Kumamoto from the Pacific Northwest and the briny East Coast Emersum (sales of which help fund the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay). Order a glass of bubbly with your shellfish to turn an average afternoon into something worth celebrating. Multiple locations.