Denver Restaurant Guide

I often get questions about my favorite food spots in Denver - these are the places that I tend to recommend most often!



  • Nixon’s (great coffee + kombucha on tap)
  • Stella’s Gourmet (grab an espresso after dinner on South Pearl, fire pits outside and great atmosphere)
  • Thump (awesome food menu, recommend an iced latte)
  • Carbon Cafe & Bar (coffee by day, cocktails by night. must try the cinnamon roll!)


Happy Hour


  • Linger (amazing experience, global street food concept, shareable plates)
  • The Kitchen (more of an upscale dining experience, great special occasion spot)
  • Acorn (shareable plates, very creative food + cocktails)
  • Ototo (the best ramen)
  • Osteria Marco (love the location on Larimer Square and cool atmosphere)
  • Avanti Food & Beverage (I love this option for visitors - it's food court style so everyone can choose what they want!)

Wine + Cocktails


  • The Farmhouse (kid-friendly, large outdoor space, great beer)
  • Declaration (live music often, trivia, shaded outside area, food trucks)
  • Jagged Mountain (perfect for pre-Rockies game since it's near the ball park)
  • Denver Beer Co. (easily accessible as its right off the highway, love the Princess Yum Yum raspberry kolsch)

Ice Cream

  • Sweet Cow (delicious and creative flavors, try the grand marnier chocolate chip)
  • Little Man (fun location in LoHi, long lines are worth the wait! known for their salted oreo)
  • Bonnie Brae’s (great traditional ice cream parlor in the Wash Park/DU neighborhood)