Where I’ve Been – Denver

**Updated 11/25/22**

I really enjoy visiting Denver if not for the beautiful scenery and weather than for the excellent bar and restaurant scene. This list compiles the amazing establishments I’ve had the joy of visiting and I recommend giving these places a visit should you find yourself in the Mile High City!

101 Asian Fusion


Annette Scratch to Table

Albina by the Sea – Denver Milk Market

B&GC – Cocktail Speakeasy

Bao Chica Bao – Milk Market

Bastien’s Restaurant – Steak

Barbosa’s Barbeque – Banded Oak Brewing

Barbosa’s Barbeque – Pop-Up with JQ’s BBQ at Banded Oak Brewing

Barbosa’s Barbeque – Zuni Street Brewing

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs – Hot Dogs

Black-Eyed Pea Restaurant

Bonnie Brae Ice Cream

Brothers BBQ

Carm & Gia Metropolitan

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

Cherry Crest Seafood Market

Cherry Cricket – Burgers

Cherry Hills Sushi Co.

Columbine Steak House & Lounge – Cash Only

Cornicello – Denver Milk Market – Gelateria

Corridor 44 – Champagne Bar & Restaurant

Crown Burgers

Denver Beer Company

Denver Biscuit – American

Denver Ted’s Cheesesteaks

Domo Japanese Country Food

El Five

El Taco De Mexico

Ester’s – Brunch

Flipside – Breckenridge

Forest Room 5 – Eclectic Bar

Good Times Burgers – Burger Stand

GCue Championship BBQ

Grandpa’s Burger Haven

Il Posto – Italian

Jelly Cafe

Kiki’s Japanese Casual Dining

Kokoro Japanese

La Calle Taqueria y Carnitas

Las Tortas

Leven Deli Co.

Linger – Eclectic Restaurant

Lou’s Hot & Naked – Milk Market – Fried Chicken

Machete Tequila & Tacos

Mano Pastaria – Milk Market

Miette et Chocolat – Stanley Marketplace

Mile High Vienna Stand

Misfit Snackbar (inside Middle Man Bar)

Mountain Toad Brewing – Golden, CO

Mustards Last Stand

Officers Club Lowry

Pete’s Kitchen

Peter’s Chinese Cafe

Poka Lola Social Club – Cocktail Bar

Post Oak Barbecue

Rhein Haus – German Food

Rock Bottom – Colorado Springs

Ruth’s Butchery – Milk Market

Sam’s No. 3 – Diner

Sassafras – Brunch

Shawarma Shack – Junction Food & Drink

Sliceworks – LoDo – Pizza



Steve’s Snappin Dogs

Super Mega Bien – Pan-American Dim Sum

Sushi Den

Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli


Swift’s Breakfast House

TAG Burger Bar

Tatsu Izakaya

The Blazing Chicken Shack II

The Cooper Lounge

The Grizzley Rose – Country Music Venue

The Old Spaghetti Factory

The Paramount Ballroom – Cheyenne, WY

The Post Brewing Company – Brewpub – Lafayette, CO

The Rotary Eats – Avanti F&B

The Wolf’s Tailor

Thirsty Lion – Gastropub

Tocabe – American Indian


Zeppelin Station – Food Hall

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