Foodie Dining Alone in Denver
I'll have two nights to have dinner alone in Denver this week. I'm from DC and a huge foodie (love fresh, modern restaurants and cocktails, not so much steakhouses and chains).
What are the best restaurants in Denver where I could eat alone at the bar on a weeknight? (I'm attached, so not trying to mingle too much and I won't have a car, will be taking taxis).
My first thoughts are: Old Major, Rioja, Beast & Bottle, and Sputino.
Went to the Squeaky Bean and it was probably the best meal I've had this year. Just delightful. Also went to Old Major - the Lobster Hot Plate was awesome, and so were the drinks and pretzel. Unfortunately the altitude started to take it's toll before I finished my meal and I had to head back to my hotel.
Thank you for your help! Denver rocks!
Colt & Gray for excellent cocktails and very good food.
Other great "dine at the bar" at spots in taxi distance include TAG (though the bar is a little small, it is lots of fun)
Squeaky Bean (sitting at the kitchen bar here is also excellent), the Populist and yes, Old Major.
For more of a speakeasy scene, try Williams and Graham or Green Russell.
I love DC, and have had some great drinks at the Passenger and with Gina when she was at PS7. Also loved Lincoln, the Gibson, PX...hope you enjoy denver.
Thanks! I'm a little worried the Squeaky Bean will put me over my per diem, but man the Populist looks good from the pictures on Yelp (wish they had a menu on their website!).
Sounds like you hit all of the best spots in DC. You might have already gone, but check out H Street NE next time you're here. It's blowing up with new restaurants and bars - Toki Underground for ramen is a treat (though I waited 4 hours for table!).