Denver Food Guide
Denver, Denver, Denver… if it had an ocean I would move there in a second. gorgeous sunny weather, amazing scenery, and the food! I shouldn’t have been surprised that in the land of legal Marijuana, also lives the land of food. Because I was in Denver mainly for business, I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked (don’t worry I will without a doubt be back soon). Luckily for me, a good friend of mine is a local and was able to take me to as many epic places as she could in the time we were given. I put together a list few of my favorite food/drink spots in the Denver area for you, Hope you like it! (my mouth is watering just thinking about it)
I don’t usually eat at the same restaurant twice when I travel, however as far as amazing Breakfast spots go…this one takes the pancake! The first time I went, I took a buddy (which I highly suggest) making it easier to try a bunch of different things. Oh! and don’t worry about too many pates on the table, tell them your sharing and they will evenly distribute all of your food on your own plates so that you many taste test efficiently. It is also conveniently located in Union Station (the main train station in Denver) making it beyond easy to grab a quick and delicious breakfast before hopping on the train to the airport. There are also other locations listed [here] so if you are outside of Denver you can still indulge.
2. JAX FISH AND OYSTER BAR
If you want great seafood with some awesome oyster and drink specials, Jax is where you need to be. This place also has multiple locations so don’t fret if you find yourself somewhere away from downtown Denver. This spot stole a special place in my heart when they gave me crayons to drawn on the table cloth while we waited for our food. (I’m a sucker for anything childish and artsy) [here] are their locations
3. THE MARKET
God Damn! The Market… is a heavenly “cafe”. I put cafe in quotations because it is so much more than that. After passing the quaint outdoor seating area, you are welcomed by the rich aroma of artisan coffees. The first floor and entrance to the market is an amazing little coffee shop/mini bakery (pictured above).
After grabbing a cappuccino and a delicious slice of banana bread, I strolled upstairs to the main area. I was pleasantly surprised to find not only hot food and lunch sandwiches, but also plenty of gourmet market items available for purchase. In addition to all of this they also serve fresh gelato and an epic array of specialty cheeses and tasty bakery sweet treats. This place is a must do, if I had found it in the beginning of my trip I probably would have stopped [here] every morning.
Ugh, what can I say about Gozo? Well for one, They did not have a sign outside when I went but I am beyond happy that we did not pass this place up. A friend recommended it to me and it was well worth the search. Pictured above is their truffle fries, which alone are reason enough to seek them out. We also indulged in a meat and cheese board, personal margarita pizza, Scallops and moscow mules. Everything was ridiculously amazing and our waitress was so knowledgable of the food and drinks, it was very easy choose what we wanted to order. She even gave us a round of Rose’ on the house when we ordered our, wait for it… pistachio encrusted cheesecake. yea it was no joke. Just do it.
I was brought to this bar after watching my friend and her co workers play in their weekly kickball game. The catch to their kickball? You must play with a cup full of beer in hand the entire game and can never put it down. If someone yells “social!” be prepared to drink. The drinking continued at [Stoney’s]. Stoney’s had a really cool outside area, but do to some sudden rain we were forced indoors. No worries there folks! the inside is just as cool with lights stung all over the bar, TVs everywhere and a giant “photo booth” to take great large group photos. The menu is your typical bar food; wings, tacos, etc. but I must say, we ordered most of the menu for the table and I was in bar food heaven the entire way through. definitely check it out.
6. THE TAVERN DOWNTOWN[The Tavern] is not only an awesome rooftop bar, but it is also right down the street from Coors field. With a great view, friendly staff, and awesome beer and drink selection, this spot is a no brainer. Just in case all of that isn’t enough for you, they also had some of the best pub sliders I’ve ever had (pictured above). This bar is surrounded by a slew of other great rooftop/game bars so let the bar hopping begin!. See a game at Coors field and hit up some of these places, for sure.
Do you have any suggestions on places to eat or drink in Denver? Please leave your recommendations in the comments below!