You may feel like your Summer calendar is already getting pretty full of things to do (and drink!), but Denver's also had a bunch of new restaurants open that you need to pencil into that agenda. Clear some room in that calendar (and your pants) and make your way to these nine spots.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill (address and info)
Colorado's first outpost (there are also locations in Oregon and Arizona) of this eclectic, British Isles-leaning eat-and-drinkery has 52 taps backing a menu that ranges from across-the-Atlantic faves (Scotch eggs, beer-braised corned beef & cabbage with white cheddar mash, IPA-battered fish & chips) to other worldly fare like Baja fish tacos, Kung Pao chicken, and hand-tossed brick oven pizzas. Hit happy hour (weekdays 3-6pm) for $4 pints, well drinks, and a boatload of food specials.