The Absolute Best Late Night Dining Options in Denver, CO
Denver is an amazing city with so much to see and do. When you find yourself exploring the Mile High City late at night, you need a place to eat that keeps its kitchen into the late night hours! And luckily, there are quite a few late-night dining options in Denver. Check out some of our favorites so you can enjoy delicious food, even after other restaurants have closed.
1808 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
One of the things we love about Pony Up is that it stays open until 2 AM. It’s just steps from Union Station and is an amazing place that offers a hip neighborhood vibe. The dark industrial space is ideal for dinner or a late-night snack. The French dip (done many ways) is their specialty, though there are plenty of other amazing options on the menu, too. As for drinks, you’ll find a long list of options.
2500 Larimer St #100, Denver, CO 80205
It can be tough to find fun and excitement late into the evening, yet Cart-Driver says otherwise. Found in the RiNo area, it offers a diverse menu of Italian food, including wood-fired pizza and oysters. The auto-inspired setting is always exciting, and the décor continues to the outside patio. You’ll be able to leave feeling full no matter what day you arrive because they maintain their late hours all week long.
1435 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
The party (almost) never stops at Nola Jane considering that it stays open until 2 AM. The Louisiana-inspired dishes will provide you with some Cajun spice to your life. The dining room and bar are comfy with their exposed brick. The staff stays shaking up new and exciting cocktails, so you’ll be well taken care of whether you come for lunch or late night.
1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Two levels of excitement greet you at Bao Brewhouse. They’re open until midnight on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights – and most days, they even open for lunch. It’s a chance to explore regional Chinese food while also exploring a funky bar. The dining rooms are fun with graphic designs on the walls. As for the food, you’ll eat well. We highly recommend the Big on the Pig Dumplings.
Barcelona Wine Bar
2900 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Being able to drink wine until midnight is one of the reasons why Barcelona Wine Bar is such a popular place. While the location places a heavy emphasis on Spanish wines, you’ll find plenty of other wines too. Tapas and paella are bound to be a hit when you’re hungry. Friday and Saturday nights, the location even stays open an extra hour, closing at 1 AM. No matter what time you plan on arriving, reservations are recommended.
2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Cherry Cricket is always such an intriguing place since it’s a modern take on an old-fashioned diner, and considering it stays open until 2 AM, you can explore it no matter what your schedule looks like. Lunch, dinner, and late-night menus offer build-your-own burgers, enticing burritos and tacos, and plenty of fun drinks. Even if you’re not drinking from the bar, you can indulge with a peanut butter milkshake.
Punch Bowl Social
65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Punch Bowl Social has a reputation for being a fun place. And since they are open late, you can make a night of it. While you indulge in gastropub fare with a craft beer or cocktail in hand, you can also enjoy some entertainment. Bowling, wall scrabble and pinball are just some of the ways to spend your time when you’re not stuffing your face with chicken ‘n’ waffles or cocoa-crusted carnitas tacos.
City O City
206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
We fell in love with City O City the moment we walked in. And we love it even more now that we know it offers late-night dining until midnight. The Bohemian influence is palpable throughout the dining room with its wooden floors and artistic walls. There’s something for everyone, including plant-based and meat-based eaters. We’re a huge fan of their kimchi stew, in case you need an idea of what to order.
141 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Getting together with friends at the Atomic Cowboy is always possible when you know that they stay open until 1 AM on the weekends. This place may be identified as a bar, but if you’ve been, you know that it’s so much more. Biscuits, pizza, and beer are among their most worthy items. Pizza by the slice comes in an array of toppings and knowing that you can eat well into the night is bound to put a smile on your face.
233 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Long after many places have closed, people are just starting their night at Vesper Lounge. You can always sit back and relax here knowing that they stay open until 2 AM. The menu offers everything from cocktails to craft beers. Plus, there are plenty of Moroccan-influenced snacks and entrees coming out of the kitchen. Munching on a gyro late at night by a firepit on the patio is what makes this place so highly rated.
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Restaurant recommendations kindly provided by: Haley Paez | @milehighandhungry
Haley Paez is the food lover behind one of Denver’s best food Instagram accounts and blog – @milehighandhungry. With close to 50K followers, she updates locals and travelers on the best eats in town. Even though she is not a Denver native, since moving here from a food capital – Chicago – her love for culture, cuisine, and community came with her and blossomed into this Instagram page.
She tells Denver’s story through the lens of food. All the creative artisans that put themselves on plates are often untold and she brings them and their treasures to life via pictures and video. As someone who grew up with a desire to travel, she accomplished this by trying the food of far away places right in her neighborhood. Therefore, her page shows a wide variety of cuisines to show that traveling doesn’t always take place on planes, instead it finds a way to come through on our plates as well. Follow her on instagram @milehighandhungry to join her journey through the Denver food scene and beyond!