1. Highland Tap and Burger2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver
2. Kachina Southwestern Grill10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster
3. Willy's Wings109 Bear Creek Ln, Morrison
4. Central Bistro and Bar1691 Central St, Denver
5. CD's Wings7729 W 92nd Ave, Westminster
6. Ace501 E 17th Ave, Denver
7. Fire on the Mountain3801 W 32nd Ave, Denver
A patio with a fire pit might draw crowds during the colder months, but 16 52" TVs, an exclusively Colorado tap list, and significant happy hour deals keep them coming the rest of the year. Of course, some people do come to Highland Tap and Burger for the food itself, which constitutes surprisingly original takes on the usual pub grub. Fair warning: most of the crowd is college-age.
With mouth-watering eats including apps like blue corn fried oysters, buffalo picadillo empanadas with chipotle agave and a Blue Corn Dog with lamb sausage plus an atmosphere referencing early adobe architecture, Kachina will put that southwestern flavor in your face.
It's said that Willy's holds the key to some of the best wings in the Denver area. Put your tastebuds to the taste with some brew and wings, and of course, lot's of napkins.
Central Bistro and Bar set out to be a true American restaurant and they met their goal with flying colors by serving classic and modern American fare (and a full bar) in a trendy atmosphere in Highland.
CD's is known for their bone-in and bone-out wings, paired with a great sports viewing schedule.
The eclectic Asian cuisine here -- think Korean BBQ ribs, steamed bao buns, and dim sum -- might be good, but the ping-pong and huge outdoor patio is really what draws crowds. Tables can be rented by the hour, and you're encouraged to try one of the house-made sodas, or local and Asian beers (Asahi, Tiger, Singha) while waiting for your table.