Denver's Best Foodie Spots for Late-Night Bites & Beverages

Once upon a time, night owls in Mile High City were SOL if they wanted food outside of traditional dinner hours. No more. Food-centric Denver is a rapidly evolving dining destination for urban explorers, with options late into the evening in nearly every part of the city and at a variety of price points. The cuisines on offer are equally varied, making it not only easy but utterly truthful to say there’s something for everyone. Want Asian? Head to Ace Eat Serve in Uptown. Like the blues or jazz with your French fare? La Cour on South Broadway delivers. Prefer your speakeasy with hearty, creative bites? Millers & Rossi in RiNo does the trick. Williams & Graham and Saint Ellie are  good choices for sophisticated night owls while Mercury Café sports a funky vibe. And The Corner Office, conveniently located across the street from Denver’s Performing Arts Complex. remains an easy choice for the post-theater and martini crowds. 


Max's Wine Dive
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Fried chicken and wine may not seem like the most likely pairing, but it works well at Max's Wine Dive, a casual, wine-centric "dive" in Cap Hill with a focus on classic, southern comfort food. Some dishes are meant to be shared, like the Wine...  Read More

Corner Office
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The Corner Office has long been Denver's pre-theater go-to spot, thanks to its location across the street from the Denver Center for Performing Arts. It's also the go-to for a post-theater bite and if that's when you're arriving there's likely...  Read More



Accordion players. Poets. Swing dancing. Flamenco. It all happens at Denver's quirky, funky Mercury Cafe, where acclaimed artists and performance-inclined locals take to the mic and where diners are served from a primarily organic menu,...  Read More



Located in Denver's thriving Santa Fe Arts District, Interstate Kitchen & Bar is a go-to for diners in search of a menu featuring dishes made from scratch and paired with creative adult libations, all at an affordable price. The culinary...  Read More

Ace Eat Serve
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Located in a former garage space in Denver's trendy Uptown neighborhood, Ace Eat Serve features Asian-fusion cuisine along with house-made sodas, fresh juices, Asian beers and craft cocktails. The casual-industrial aesthetic derives largely from...  Read More

Tom's Urban
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Yes, it's a national chain with locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Connecticut, and Washington. Still, Tom's Urban fits well into Denver's eclectic restaurant scene, particularly in Larimer Square. Most important when you're considering where...  Read More

RiNo (RiverNorth)


This speakeasy serves cool bites and classic cocktails behind an unassuming door in a legitimate art gallery, the perfect element for Denver's art-centric RiNo district. Everything in the gallery and on the lounge's walls is for sale. "If it's...  Read More

South Denver


Part restaurant, part art gallery and part live music venue, La Cour serves up excellent French food in a two-story venue on South Broadway. Away from the downtown/LoDo tourist area, La Cour feels less like a restaurant and more like a gathering...  Read More



Williams & Graham, with its upmarket speakeasy ambiance and dark interior, is paradise for sophisticated cocktail lovers and those who appreciate fine whiskeys, cognacs, liquors and liqueurs. It's for ages 21 and older only. Whether your...  Read More



Tucked below popular LoHi eatery Colt and Gray, Saint Ellie is an excellent bar and lounge in its own right. It's also the place to sample some of the stellar fare for which Colt and Gray is known if you don't want to commit to a full meal. The...  Read More


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