Denver has you covered for late-night dining adventures. Whether you’re returning from a concert, night club or movie, here are some locals’ favorites for staying out late.
there... – The name of this bar/restaurant makes for some awkward sentences and an unusual search term, but that's precisely the point. They wanted to be different. And they are. You won't find a more entertaining, high-energy staff anywhere else, except maybe at their original Telluride location. While they don't take themselves too seriously, they do take their craft cocktails and healthy food to a new and exciting level. The staff at there... will welcome you whether you come for the early or late-night happy hour (10 p.m.- 1 a.m.).
Avanti F&B – This huge two-story warehouse has been converted to shelter a collection of shipping containers and each one is a self-contained mini-restaurant. Choose from the variety of cuisines and enjoy your meal in the communal dining area, complete with stunning views of downtown Denver. It’s open until 1 a.m., Thursday through Saturday (food served until 10 p.m.); and 11 p.m. (food served until 9 p.m.), Sunday through Wednesday.
Paramount Café – Denver’s original rock ‘n’ roll café has a great patio, 18 flat screen TVs, 47 beers on tap (including 37 from Colorado), plus a selection of burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos, fish and chips and more. Located on the 16th Street Mall, the Paramount Café is open until 2 a.m. every night and offers a late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. until midnight.
Hard Rock Café – Watch for the 20-foot neon guitar at Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall and you’ve found Denver’s Hard Rock Café, established in 1998 and recently remodeled. Rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, great food, a large patio and live music Friday nights make this a happening place. Open daily until midnight.
Rock Bottom Brewery – Fresh, handcrafted beers brewed on premise are the highlight of this popular joint, but you can also fall in love with beer-inspired entrees, steak, ale dough pizza, tacos, burgers and sandwiches. Open until 2 a.m. daily.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – With loads of windows and a patio, Thirsty Lion expertly combines the feel of European and American pubs to serve up scratch-cooked cuisine, more than 50 beers and ciders, cocktails made with fresh fruit purées and juices, and various wines. Located by Denver Union Station, it’s open until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; midnight Monday through Thursday.