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Mar 9, 2007 06:32 PM

Denver- late dinner with bar atmosphere

Whats a good place to get a bite to eat around 9pm and be able to hang out for drinks afterwards? Not too pricy and anywhere in denver that has parking.

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  1. I don't know about the parking issue, but Monticeto on 1120 East 6th Avenue is the newest venture from the Mel's ownership and looked like it had a great menu, in addition to a nice bar area that I checked out at 10:30pm on a Tuesday night, still going strong...

    Good luck!

    1. Racine's is always a good bet. Fringe of downtown at 640 Sherman Street. Free parking -- I believe in their own garage. Full menu served till 11 early in the week and till midnight Wed thru Sat. Congenial bar.

      1. Mescal on East Colfax was my favorite late-night hang. Interior Mex cuisine that's pretty good, and plenty of tequila from which to choose.

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        1. re: GroovinGourmet

          I will second (or third) Mezcal. There is usually street parking, and you can also park in the lot of the dry cleaners next door in the evenings.

        2. One place that comes to mind is The Hornet on Broadway. They do have a couple of small parking lots on the Lincoln side, although if they are full parking can be an issue.

          I would definitly second Mezcal. Depending on the day of the week and whats going on in the neighborhood parking can be pain though. I think they have a lot nearby but not sure.

          Also Mexican would be LoLa in Highlands. They have a parking lot across the street. Great place for drinks and I am pretty sure they serve dinner at 9:00. Might be a little pricier then the others.

          And there is Stubens a little East of downtown which has a parking lot next door.

          I think a great place is Brix in Cherry Creek and Lodo but the parking is a pain so am hesitant to suggest. (Owned by the same family that owns Monticeto. FYI- Monticeto has valet parking but other then that parking is very difficult.

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          1. re: ColoradoFun

            A hearty second for the Hornet. One of the places I miss now that I do not travel to Denver anymore.

          2. I love Mezcal also.

            One other place to consider is Sketch food&wine in cherry creek. Despite its address, it's not pretentious. Maybe a little classier, less Colfax-y, than Mezcal, so depends on your mood.