Denver's Best Foodie Spots for Late-Night Cravings

The food scene in Denver is becoming more and more recognized around the nation and the globe as chefs roll out creative menu items- and often past standard dinner hours. If you are a night owl or are looking for good eats late into the night, this city has your back. Many restaurants around town offer dedicated late night menus and make sure the flames in the kitchen are still fired. Places like Stueben's, in Denver's uptown neighborhood, features a Late Nite Lucky 7 happy hour menu where you can grab a cheeseburger, fries and a beer for just seven bucks. Or, opt for a different kind of protein at Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs- including Reindeer, Wild Boar and Pheasant. Tom's Urban also leads the late night charge with street a unique and eclectic blend of street food favorites and big international favorites. Here, tacos go well beyond standard flavors with choices like the Sticky Belly (pork bacon and coleslaw) and the Butter Poached Lobster. And of course they are dive spots that still manage to class things up like the recently opened Max's Dive, where classy varieties like Spanish Cava and Napa Cabernet are served late and paired with southern style classic comfort food. 


Max's Wine Dive
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Max's is a casual, wine-centric "dive" with a focus on classic southern comfort-food. MAX's offers a fun, rock-n-roll late night Happy Hour during weeknights for night owls and late-risers across town from 9:30 until close. Sit on the street...  Read More

Corner Office
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The Corner Office, located steps away from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, draws in a big crowd post show hungry for a late snack. The retro-chic energizing interior is sure to give you a second wind to carry you through the night, making...  Read More

Tokio, the alternative spelling for Tokyo, is the passion and concept of chef and owner Miki Hashimoto. His aim was to bring authentic ramen to Denver. If you're thinking those over-salted packets you mixed with water as a poor college student,...  Read More

In the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, Interstate Kitchen & Bar is perfect for those who crave scratch-made food and craft libations without overspending. Here, it's about classic comfort food like the Fried Chicken & Waffles served...  Read More

Tom's Urban
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Tom's Urban is a unique and eclectic blend of street food favorites and big international favorites that are served late- the restaurant is open until 2 a.m. on weekends and 12:30 a.m. on weekdays, which means good food after a fun night out or...  Read More

Baurs Restaurant and Listening Lounge
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Find a classy atmosphere to satisfy late night cravings at Baur's Restaurant. The food takes a seasonal and creative approach and offers plenty of hearty items like the Otto's Friend Chicken & Waffle Sandwich topped with crisp bacon,...  Read More

Food trucks, food carts, whatever the description Biker Jim's Dogs are worth a stop. Yes, i'ts all about dogs here, slinging "gourmet" dogs in style, not just those regular ol' ballpark franks. Jim Pittenger opened the spot in 2005, armed with...  Read More

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Ace Eat Serve , set up in the old Storz Garage space in Denver's Uptown neighborhood, offers a different kind of late night out that includes entertainment. A Ping-Pong Hall is at the center of the restaurant. You can play a non-competitive...  Read More

Park Burger
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Park Burger opened a fourth location in RiNo at the start of the year. This concept is more focused on a bar-centered burger joint with live music, a beer garden patio, 40 drafts on tap, later hours, as well as an expanded menu (diners can still...  Read More

The very essence of homestyle, Steuben's menu was originally composed of the opening staff's hometown favorites. The owner is from New England and for him it was a Maine lobster roll. One manager is from New Mexico, so a green chile cheeseburger...  Read More


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