Squeaky Bean dinner timing
I'm going to be in Denver for one day/night in late August before heading to Aspen. Going to the Rockies game at 6:40. If I get there at 5, can I do dinner at Squeaky Bean before the game starts? Or should I wait until after the game (9:30ish) to eat? I'll also be coming from the east coast and have never been to Denver before, so I don't know what to expect from the altitude.
I'd recommend going a bit earlier to their bar for happy hour (starts at 4) and beginning with some spreads and shmears then ordering off the dinner menu at 5 if you are still running good on time. They offer different breads (papadum, focaccia, ciabatta) served with these little jars filled with magical things like bacon jelly/pimento cheese, deviled egg, duck mousse, etc. for only $5 each. Very filling. My first dinner experience after they re-opened a year ago was not great, but I'm glad I gave them another chance.
Denver is generally not a late-night eats kind of town, although you will find some things open after the game like Euclid Hall and Tom's Urban 24 in Larimer Square.
Stay hydrated and go easy on the booze at altitude (you can be a cheap drunk here). Take it easy and you will be fine.
If you haven't already been, now might not be the best time to go, as there has been a big shake-up in the kitchen (including departures of the chef and sous chef), the bar, and front of the house.