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1. ViewHouse 2015 Market St, Denver, CO 80205 (Five Points)

ViewHouse's roof deck overlooks Coors Field so you can take it 360 degree views of Denver, while taking down pub food like burgers or chicken and waffles, then wash it down with the craft beers on tap.

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2. ChoLon Bistro 1555 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

The lauded "modern Asian bistro"'s name stands for "big market", which is perfect, because the amount of delicious food they're serving up would lead you to believe that you are choosing from an actual Vietnamese market. It's everything you know and love about Asian food, with a modern-day flare.

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3. Acorn 3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216 (Five Points)

A buzzy, industrial-chic small plates spot, Acorn in River North is offers shareable plates, as well as innovative libations (think alcoholic shaved ice). The eclectic, epicurean-inspired menu features oak-fired game (waygu beef, pork shoulder, and chicken), fresh seafood plates, and roasted vegetable salads. An extensive wine list and cool, artisanal cocktails are also worth checking out.

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4. Pizza Republica 890 14th St, Denver, CO 80206 (Cbd)

Pizza Republica plants its cheesy roots in the CBD, offering 100+ bottles of vino and upscale, wood-fired Neapolitan 'za.

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5. Izakaya Den 1487A S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210 (Southwest)

Across the street from its sister restaurant Sushi Den on Pearl, ID's dishing out Japanese eats like cod stew, Wagyu beef carpaccio, and whole(y) mackerels.

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6. Pizzeria Locale Denver 550 Broadway Blvd, Denver, CO 80203 (Southwest)

Pizzeria Locale is a fast-casual gourmet shop that offers knockout Neapolitan-style pies made with house-made dough, which is then slapped thin and quickly cooked by the flames in their oven. We suggest ordering the Mais with crème fraîche, ham, and corn -- along with beer or wine on tap, a couple of salads, and the famous butterscotch budino for dessert.

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7. Historians Ale House 24 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 (Southwest)

Historian's is a great place to kick back with quality grub, and even better brew.

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8. Renegade Publik House 2043 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80210 (University)

The book obsessed DU offshoot of the successful Renegade Brewing Company delivers menus inside classic novels, but fills them with something far more interesting: thin-crust pizzas and craft beers from around the country.

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9. beast + bottle 719 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203 (Uptown)

beast + bottle is inaccurately named, because there are actually multiple pluses to eating there: it's from the team behind Encore on Colfax, and it's got in-house butchery, its very own beer, and brunch served Tues-Sat.

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10. reFuel 3455 Ringsby Ct, Denver, CO 80216 (Northwest)

Offering sandwiches and coffee to the RiNo working crowd, reFuel is an offshoot of Fuel Cafe based in the Taxi building.

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11. Churchill's Public House 1560 Boulder St, Denver, CO 80211 (Highland)

A British pub food-inspired joint, all with the laid back feel of a true Colorado dining experience.

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12. Uber Eats 1535 Central St, Denver, CO 80211

The sausage standout Uber Sausage's second outpost is way bigger, meaning that you'll be way bigger after eating their delicious sausages, burgers, and tots. Get your belly-growing on early with their breakfast menu, the Southwest Wrap (slang for breakfast burrito) is a great place to start.

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13. Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302 (Boulder)

Eight taps of imported suds plus pretzels and small bar plates will make Bohemian Biergarten your one stop shop for Czech-inspired food and drink this side of the Danube.

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14. Drakes Haus 2900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80303 (Boulder)

Drakes Haus is serving up wine-infused burgers, craft beers, and cocktails in a mod atmosphere.

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15. BRU 5290 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80303 (Boulder)

Previously brewed in a garage, the new BRU space on Arapahoe Rd's got 10 powerful taps, like the Citrum IPA and the Beezel Belgian Golden Strong Ale, as well as "urban American" vittles.

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16. The Squeaky Bean 1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

The Squeaky Bean, based in Denver's LoDo neighborhood, is an American restaurant whose menu changes with the seasons, to the heightened satisfaction of your taste buds. If you visit their website, you can even get a 360° peek at the farm on which their ingredients are grown. And while their menu varies from crispy cauliflower one day to sheep's milk ricotta gnocchi another, it's always served in a light-filled space where the intersection of warm wood and orange brick offers your meal a homey context.

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17. Euclid Hall 1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

Snack on schnitzel, sausage, and poutine at this beer bar on 14th St.

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18. TAG Restaurant 1441 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

The sign on the storefront reads TAG: Continental Social Food. From Chef/Restaurateur Troy Guard, TAG is a hip, eclectic restaurant in Larimer Square. Small plates -- listed on the menu as “Social Beginnings” -- are comprised of bold flavors from local, fresh ingredients, resounding in Guard’s innovative vision of today’s New American cuisine, like fried oyster bao buns with bacon, squash, and Asian pear slaw, or kobe been sliders with gorgonzola aioli and duck fat fries. The raw bar features hamachi, crudo, and intricate sushi rolls, and the larger, composed plates are categorized by protein (or vegetable). The Larimer Square eatery is Colorado-inspired, globally-influenced, and always crowded.

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19. The 1up 1925 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

This boozy gamer's paradise boasts 25+ '80s-heavy arcade classics (Paperboy, Punch Out, Galaga, Donkey Kong), five pinball machines, and two skeeball setups, plus a 14-tap system.

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20. Jax Denver 1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

Jax's slinging fresh seafood dishes daily, specialty 'tails from "the best team of bartenders in Denver", and a solid selection of craft beers.

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21. The Kitchen Denver 1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

Years ago, The Kitchen's owners set out to establish a 'world-class neighborhood restaurant.' Using fresh, organic ingredients to build its comprehensive menus, coupled with select local, micro beers from around Colorado, and a bevy of cocktails, consider that goal accomplished.

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22. Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House 1610 16th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

Lucky's LoDo location has 5000sqft of exposed brick and steel work, floor-to-ceiling windows aplenty, and a 27-tap concrete bar ready to please. The weekly specials never fail to intrigue, whether inspired by a Reuben with corned beef, Swiss, and Thousand Island dressing; Midwestern comfort with shaved beef and cheese curds; or Thanksgiving dinner with acorn squash and maple walnuts. But this two-hit wonder also counts among Denver metro’s best beer bars, with taps devoted to local, geeked-out, and rare brews.

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23. Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs 2148 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205 (Cbd)

Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, settled in Denver's Central Business District, started as founder Jim Pettinger's mobile stainless steel slinging machine of one-of-a-kind hotdogs. Now a brick-and-mortar establishment, you can sit down comfortably and enjoy coca-cola sautéed onions and cream cheese atop an elk frank.

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24. The Populist 3163 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205 (Five Points)

Located in Denver's Five Points neighborhood, The Populist is an American restaurant perfecting the craft of the small (er) plate (no entree-sized meals). With menu items like the seared kalbi short ribs with soy braised burdock avocado puree and herb papaya salad, and powerhouse, distinctive cocktails, you may find smaller can be better.

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25. Trillium 2134 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205 (Five Points)

Trillium is an American restaurant with serious culinary Scandinavian roots housed in the Five Points neighborhood. Fancying a layout that favors a relaxing, comforting atmosphere, a menu featuring interesting combinations of seafood and meat (sometimes on the same plate), and seasonal brews, you may find yourself staying a while.

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26. Epernay Lounge 1080 14th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Cbd)

Boldly and by all accounts truthfully proclaiming the biggest Champagne list in the state, at Epernay Lounge, you're entering a sophisticated, luxurious affair. A raw/sushi bar that also offers an NY sirloin steak for a main course and all the bubbly you can afford, you might stretch out that velvet dinner blazer.

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27. Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar 891 14th St, Denver, CO 80202 (Cbd)

Row 14 pays equal attention to its cuisine as it does to its drinks. Its substantial wine list is curated with the intention of pairing well with any of the delectable meals of its menu. Think about how heavenly the heavenly match up of a New Zealand Pinot Noir with roasted duck breast must be.

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28. City, O' City 206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203 (Capitol Hill)

City, O' City, located in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood, is a vegetarian restaurant with a creative menu with novel twists on traditional dishes as well as its own creations. Independent, craft beers also contributes to this eatery's communal, personal touch.

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29. Punch Bowl Social 65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 (Baker)

It might advertise itself as a restaurant and bar, but Punch Bowl Social is first and foremost a game hall. The 24,000sqft space features skeeball, shuffleboard, bowling, and a handful of arcade games. Though the whole set-up is kiddish in nature, retro decor gives it a cool, mature boost and polished bites like truffle kettle chips and cauliflower nachos elevate the experience to a tasteful level, making it worthy of the reservations you'll likely have to make.

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30. TRVE Brewing 227 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 (Baker)

With all of their beers named after their favorite metal songs/albums, the guys over at TRVE are always down to rock, so they make sure their taproom's the perfect place for you hang out, have fun, and, of course, drink awesome brews.

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31. Pinche Taqueria 1514 York St, Denver, CO 80206 (City Park)

At Pinche Taqueria, great care is taken to create authentic Mexican food while injecting a modern spin that makes each bite memorable. And, on the outside chance that the food doesn't hook you, the small batch whiskey, tequila, and specialty cocktails will.

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32. Cafe Max 2412 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (City Park)

This local cafe serves up everything from sandwiches and pastries to coffee, tea, beer and wine. Cafe Max's decor evokes the feel of a high-end NYC or European establishment, except that when you walk out the door you're still in good ole Denver.

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33. TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison St, Denver, CO 80206 (Congress Park)

From acclaimed Denver Restaurateur Troy Guard, TAG Burger Bar is a neighborhood bar and grill with high-quality, inventive burgers, craft beers, and elevated New American food. Customize your own burger and mac and cheese -- build on the base (a1/3lb burger and pasta with cheese sauce and Goldfish-Cheez-it topping), with proteins, veggies, and various sauces. With 20 craft beers and seemingly endless burger and mac options, you may never have the same meal twice.

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34. Corner House 2240 Clay St, Denver, CO 80211 (Jefferson Park)

This bistro-inspired restaurant serves up modern American cuisine crafted from farm-fresh locally-sourced ingredients. The impressive array of beers is balanced by Corner House's signature cocktails and wine list, so drinks abound in this place. Seriously, they totally abound.

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35. Slotted Spoon 2730 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

This eatery specializes in meatballs, which most of us can agree is one of the best forms that ground meat can take. The menu of dishes takes its inspiration from all across the globe, and the owners go to great pains to source local, fresh ingredients whenever possible.

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36. Jelly U Cafe 1700 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210 (University)

Stemming from its predecessor on Cap Hill, Jelly U's got a walk-up donut and coffee window in addition to the standard (but not standard at all) bacon pancakes, beet/bacon/red potato Red Flannel Hash, and maple bacon donut bites.

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37. Ace 501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203 (Uptown)

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.

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38. Lou's Food Bar 1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211 (Sunnyside)

Lou's Food Bar serves up a menu of French-inspired American comfort food, ranging from burgers and sandwiches to fried organic chicken and fresh fish. This family-centric eatery also offers occasional cocktail classes and charcuterie lessons.

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39. Williams & Graham 3160 N Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211 (Highland)

Williams & Graham, a bar styled to look like a Prohibition-era speakeasy, offers up an eclectic selection of specialty cocktails, liquors, beers and wines. Additionally, there's a food menu that includes a variety of sandwiches, snacks and small plate dishes. You'd be remiss to skip this spot that was recognized as the Best American Cocktail Bar in 2015 by the Spirited Awards (basically the Academy Awards of booze).

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40. Linger 2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211 (Highland)

If you think an ex-mortuary can't serve up some killer apothecary-esque cocktails, you're dead wrong. Ok, ok, but seriously, the views at Root Down's fancy sister spot are spectacular, and with a rooftop patio and dinner menu featuring gourmet dishes from around the world, you will definitely be tempted to linger.

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41. Ale House at Amato's 2501 16th St, Denver, CO 80211 (Highland)

Pouring all sorts of local, craft beers in Highland, Ale House also has upscale pub fare -- Buffalo meatloaf, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled duck leg -- and specialty 'tails.

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42. Uncle 2215 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211 (Highland)

Uncle is a pleasantly boisterous Asian Fusion restaurant in the Highland Parks neighborhood. The chefs' creative takes on ramen dishes are becoming local favorites on its lengthy, diverse menu.

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43. Old Major 3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211 (Highland)

Located in a rustic, farmhouse-style space, Old Major -- named after the advising pig in George Orwell's Animal Farm -- is "dedicated to seafood, swine, and wine." Restaurateur Justin Brunson's Highland Park eatery sources sustainable seafood (read: not the farmed stuff from China), has in-house butchery and charcuterie programs, and an extensive wine list (note: every bottle is half-off on Sundays). The menu often changes, but one dish reigns throughout: the Nose to Tail. Let's just say it's a heaping pile of pork (of varying cuts, cures, and preparations) on a plate, and it's not to be missed.

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44. Central Bistro and Bar 1691 Central St, Denver, CO 80211 (Highland)

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.

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45. The Universal 2911 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211 (Highland)

Although it specializes in breakfast-type eats, The Universal's menu also features an assortment of lunch dishes such as burgers, shrimp and chicken. There's even an excellent selection of wine and beer, in case you feel like wetting your whistle with something a bit more interesting than orange juice.

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46. Denver Beer Company 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202 (Highland)

In addition to its selection of regular favorites, DBC features a rolling lineup of varietals that vary with each season, ensuring that there's always something new to try. The Barrel Room next door can be used as a special event space for birthdays, anniversaries (if you're that kind of couple), or just a good old-fashioned beer bash.

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47. Green Russell 1422 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202 (Lodo)

Only accessible via a secret door through a small pie shop, Larimer Square's Green Russell serves some of the best cocktails in Denver in a cool, speakeasy-like locale. This moody, elegant establishment has been serving up Prohibition-era cocktails since 2011. Named after Colorado gold miner William Green Russell, the joint is rooted in old-school sensibilities, but still appeals to the modern palate with its selection of made to order libations.