The Denver Dining Guide

Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine abound in Denver, Colorado. In this Denver dining guide, you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from delicious bar food to modern Chinese fare to the perfect date night spot. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

Safta (3330 Brighton Boulevard #201) . Modern Israeli cuisine with influences from the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. Instagram

The Wolf’s Tailor (4058 Tejon Street). This eclectic, newer restaurant where Italian, Japanese, and local cuisine are all on the menu has gained attention from foodies all over the country. Instagram

Annette (2501 Dallas Street). The intimate environment makes for the perfect date night while chef Caroline Glover’s thoughtfully curated a condensed food menu makes all items a must-try. Instagram

The Cherry Cricket (multiple locations). The ideal place to grab some bar food and a craft beer is also home to Denver’s best burger. Instagram

Perdida (1066 South Gaylord Street). This colorful spot that serves Coastal Mexican cuisine features outdoor seating and a spacious bar, as well as banquettes. Instagram

Of A Kind (233 Clayton Street). Located in the Clayton hotel, this restaurant brings coastal flavors to Denver via locally sourced ingredients. Instagram

Table 6 (609 Corona Street). Enjoy the cozy atmosphere, American comfort food, and curated wine list. Instagram

Hop Alley (3500 Larimer Street). Modern Chinese food is served family-style at this restaurant located in an old soy sauce factory. Instagram

Mister Oso (3163 Larimer Street). Flavorful Latin cuisine is delivered alongside a fabulous cocktail menu at this happy hour-ready spot. Instagram

El Five (2930 Umatilla Street on the 5th floor). The perfect place to watch the sunset while enjoying Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Instagram

Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen (725 East 26th Avenue). The go-to spot when you’re craving a New York-style bagel. Instagram

Tavernetta (1889 Sixteenth Street). A guaranteed crowd-pleaser for pasta lovers that also has an extensive wine list. Instagram

Fruition (1313 East 6th Avenue). The original restaurant of James Beard Award-winning chef Alex Seide features an excellent wine selection and a diverse menu that changes regularly. Instagram

Uchi (2500 Lawrence Street). This sushi house that offers a non-traditional take on Japanese cuisine attracts visitors from across the globe. Instagram

Avanti Food & Beverage (3200 Pecos Street). Inspired by European markets, this modern food hall features seven different restaurant concepts offering a diverse selection of cuisine. Instagram

Sunday Vinyl Kitchen & Wine Bar (1803 Sixteenth Street). This intimate restaurant and wine bar serves up delicious food and great music. Be sure to check out their Flight Nights on Wednesdays featuring a flight of five wines inspired by iconic musicians. Instagram

Room for Milly (1615 Platte Street). A new cocktail bar with a modern aesthetic and menu. Instagram

The Family Jones (3245 Osage Street). A distillery and cocktail lounge that’s always filled with Denver locals. Instagram

Noble Riot (1336 27th Street). A popular wine bar that is also home to an educational wine school. Instagram

Don’s Club Tavern (723 East 6th Avenue). A local favorite thanks to its laidback atmosphere, cold brews, and flavorful cocktails. Instagram

Run for the Roses (1801 Blake Street #10). An underground cocktail bar that offers a seasonal menu of old-time cocktails and delectable snacks. Instagram

Ghost Donkey (1750 Wewatta Street Suite 140). This cocktail bar decorated in bright purple and red hues has one of the largest selections of tequila and mezcal in Denver. Instagram

Forget Me Not (227 Clayton Street). A beautiful and inviting cocktail bar that serves up inspired drinks and snacks. Instagram

Death & Co (1280 25th Street). The New York City institution is also in downtown Denver. Instagram 

Cruise Room (1600 17th Street). Opened in 1933, this hidden gem in the Oxford hotel is Denver’s longest running bar and has extraordinary design elements. Instagram

My Brother’s Bar (2376 15th Street). Serving fine beers and spirits since 1873, this casual and family-friendly spot makes for a perfect place to unwind and grab one of Denver’s best cheeseburgers. Instagram

Williams & Graham (3160 Tejon Street). Their cocktail list is extensive, their spirits collection includes over 500 bottles from all over the world, and their ever-changing food menu is full of delicious and seasonal options. Instagram

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