Denver has you covered for late-night dining adventures. Whether you’re returning from a concert, nightclub or movie, here are some locals’ favorites for staying out late.


Cherry Cricket 

One of the city's favorite burgers just so happens to also be one of the city's favorite late-night burgers. The OG Cricket in Cherry Creek North is open until 2 a.m., meaning there's almost never a time when you can't get a burger loaded up with peanut butter, cream cheese, green chile strips and pork belly, because hey, you do you. 


Little India

In-the-know Denverites head to this longtime Indian eatery to satiate that late-night craving for saag and curry. Open until at least 1 a.m., Little India has been filling our stomachs with pakora, chicken tikka masala and kormas for going on 30 years. 


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. on Friday and Saturday nights (food served until 11 p.m.); midnight on Thursdays and 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday (with food served until 10 p.m.).


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 midnight Friday and Saturday and 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. 


Appaloosa Bar & Grill

This longtime 16th Street Mall spot feeds hungry night owls long after most restaurants have turned off the lights for the night. The kitchen is open until 12:30 a.m. nightly, with live music serenading you until midnight. 


Terminal Bar

It's the ticket for midnight munchies at Denver Union Station. With a prime spot in the historic ticketing office and open until midnight nightly, choose from snacks like queso fundido and barbacoa fries or go for a salad, tacos plate or green chile smashburger. More than a dozen Colorado beers and ciders on tap, wines by the glass, and signature and throwback cocktails will satisfy any thirst.


Yard House

Yard House ups the beer ante a notch with 130 tap handles, but there also are chilled martinis and great food at this upscale-casual eatery in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on the 16th St. Mall. Stop in for a bite until midnight nightly, plus there is a late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. to close.


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 11 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 10 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays.


Denver's newest tapas destination in RiNo will keep you full of nduja stuffed dates, guanciale burgers and salmon rillettes until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and midnight Sunday through Wednesday. The cavernous Mediterranean spot's late-night menu is lengthy – there are twenty-odd items to choose from – so there's no way you're going to go hungry (or thirsty) here. 


City, O' City 

If you're vegetarian or vegan, you must go here. And feel free to bring along your hardcore carnivorous friends. City, O' City welcomes all and does things with vegetables that will surprise and delight. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is open until 11 p.m. nightly. They have a bar, patio and funky decor. Tea, coffee, whiskey,'re covered.