Appaloosa Bar and Grill


Menu Price: $35.00

Appaloosa Grill a.k.a “The Horse” is an American/World traditional restaurant and live music venue on the 16th Street Mall in the downtown Denver business district. The Horse was originally the vision of the former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and was established in April 2001. In July 2005, Oakhurst band members/employees Johnny James Qualley & Adam Hill purchased the restaurant and have since sold interest to other employees; Mark Kline (Bar Manager), Mattè Copeland (AGM), and Guy Faulkner (Talent Buyer).

Appaloosa Grill is proud to serve fresh, high quality all natural proteins and uses organic produce when and wherever possible. Everything is made from scratch, right down to the ketchup! Chef Francisco Quintana has created a menu that features a wide variety of comfort foods as well as a large selection of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options. The Grill boasts two happy hours daily and the kitchen is open until 1:30am nightly.


Green Practices
  • Hours: Afternoon Happy Hour: MON - SUN: 3:00PM to 6:00PM Evening Happy Hour: MON - SUN: 10:00PM to 12:00AM Hours: MON - SUN: 11:00AM to 2:00AM Kitchen Open Late: MON - SUN: 11:00AM to 12:30AM
  • Miles to airport: 22.8
  • Blocks to CCC: 4
  • Miles to CCC: .4
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 175
  • Event Space:
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Activities Description: We partner with Colorado Cruisers (golf cart taxis) for citywide and brewery tours.
  • Pricing: $$
  • Open Sundays:
  • Serves Lunch:
  • Serves Dinner:
  • Denver Original:
  • Allow Buy Out:
  • Cuisine: American/World Traditional
Green Practices
  • Green Practice Desc: We recycle, use energy efficient bulbs, compostable to-go products, linen table clothes, certified organic meat and produce, and certified "green" cleaning products.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description On the street level Appaloosa Grill offers a 4000 square foot full service restaurant and bar. The facility is available for full buyouts or semi private events in the main dining room. In 2014, the Appaloosa Grill unveiled a 1,200 square foot events facility unlike any other in Denver's Downtown Business District. Perched directly above this neighborhood favorite is the elegantly lit Wright Room; a fully private, custom furnished, modular gathering space specifically designed to host functions of all types. In addition to the inviting lounge and dining areas, the facility is also equipped with a copper topped bar, induction credenza, interactive A/V, and stunning floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bustling 16th Street Mall.
  • Largest Room 4000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 6200
  • Reception Capacity 175
  • Space Notes CUSTOMIZED EVENTS: Our facility is available for breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner & late night events. You may shape your event with of our sample menus or explore our entire menu to hit the perfect note for your attendees. Our Events Coordinator will work with you step by step to customize an event that fits your vision, budget and function.
  • Theatre Capacity 100
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Restaurant
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 130
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Booths 20
  • Classroom Capacity 30
Main Dining Room (semi-private)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1500
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 65
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Wright Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1200
  • Width: 20
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 12
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Full Buy Out
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4000
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 175


Small Plates

Choice of:

Purple Potato Arancini
panko breaded purple mashed potato, point reyes blue cheese fondue, bacon marmalade

Foie Gras Mousse Canapés
hudson valley foie mousse, cherry gel, pickled red onion, micro rainbow, butter rye toast

Bourbon Wild Mushroom Toast
colorado blue oyster, trumpet, and lion’s mane mushrooms, roasted garlic and shallots, bourbon, butter, toasted brioche


Choice of:

Roasted Zucchini “Marrow”
oven roasted zucchini, black garlic, artichokes, avocado oil, toasted quinoa, blistered heirloom cherry tomatoes, san marzano marinara, wilted kale, micro basil

Wild Boar Shank Duo
braised broadleaf wild boar shank, house ravioli stuffed with arugula, figs & wild boar, roasted Brussels sprouts, sundried tomato pesto, crispy shallots

Bison Sugar Steak and Frites
rock river ranch bison sirloin, whisky and brown sugar, black truffle fries, roasted garlic aioli


Choice of:

Cherry Tart
foie mousse, alchemy vanilla bean ice cream, granola crumb

Decadent Chocolate Cake
chocolate cake, raspberry puree, and raspberry meringue cookies

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