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Best bars in Denver

New American Restaurant
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“The sister restaurant to Root Down, this restaurant is a renovated mortuary. International small plates and inventive cocktails. Great happy hour, and a large rooftop bar. ”
345local recommendations
Cocktail Bar
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“#1 Speakeasy bar in Denver. Reservations often are required. I recommend putting your name on the list before heading to dinner so that your table will be ready after you eat. ”
212local recommendations
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Eclectic atmosphere w outstanding plant-based, earth and animal friendly food”
178local recommendations
Gastropub
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“An adult playground... Bowling, ping pong, billiards, giant games, food and drinks”
165local recommendations
Music Venue
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“A popular music/concert venue. it was built in 1917 and has a maximum capacity of 1600 for concerts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.”
97local recommendations
Sushi Restaurant
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“You actually CAN find good sushi in Denver. Sushi Den has fresh fish flown in directly from one of the largest fish markets in Japan. It is a little bit more expensive, but what you get is top notch! Their menu is clearly marked with Gluten Free items and you can ask if rolls can be made GF.”
129local recommendations
Brewery
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“Mellow hangout provides house-brewed beers, American eats with veggie options & outdoor seating. ”
147local recommendations
New American Restaurant
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“Work & Class offers delicious share style plates and cocktails. The location is rather small and off of the very lively Larimer street in RiNo ( River North Arts District) and I don't believe they offer reservations so go early or prepare to wait. ”
122local recommendations
Bar
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“Super fun spot- delicious cocktails plus a great outdoor area with fire pits.”
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Brewery
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“Cheers to 25 years of greatness At least as far as Denver’s city limits go, it’d be hard to argue that there’s a brewery with a portfolio as impressive as Great Divide’s. Beer for beer, and year in and year out, the (now) two locations have served toothsome suds across the spectrum. And, now, they're celebrating 25 years of it. There’s a huge bash planned for this summer and the team is planning not just one but two special anniversary beers: Thrillist can exclusively reveal a special imperial Yeti will be available across the country, while a double hazy IPA will only be available in Colorado. So, now is as good of a time as ever to raise a glass at the cozy location near Coors Field or take a tour of the imposing, impressive facility on Brighton Boulevard. ”
108local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“The Populist is nestled further down Larimer street and has a very picturesque back patio. They do have community style seating options in an upscale environment and offer American cuisine in small plates and sharing style. ”
118local recommendations
Brewery
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“One of Denver's best breweries. This is the ideal day drinking spot, packed patio on the weekends. Try the Princess Yum Yum, you won't be sorry. If you like dogs, you will get your fill of pups here.”
104local recommendations
Winery
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“Lively - nice patio - good brews --there can be good live music to boot In Rino neighborhood ”
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Brewery
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“One of Denver's first breweries during the recent brew scene revitalization. Come here for some stellar IPAs, Sour beers, Wheat beers, and everything in-between.”
75local recommendations
Lounge
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“Gastrobrothel features Vegetable Forward, Globally-Inspired Dishes and a Live Music Venue ‘Electric Soapbox.’ ”
115local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“My personal favorite. Great pizza, sandwiches, salads. Amazing hard to get craft beers on tap. Easy and casual. ”
96local recommendations