The Best Late Night Food in Denver is Just a Phone Call — or Online Order — Away
Once upon a time, long ago, decent late-night food in Denver was hard to come by. But nowadays, the late-night restaurant scene has been coming back with a vengeance. While the events surrounding COVID-19 have certainly complicated things, we are confident that these restaurants will continue to flourish thanks to their ability to offer pick-up and delivery options as well as the gradual re-opening of the city. Whether you are looking for a new bar to hit-up with your friends or you need a place to schedule a late dinner, you are sure to find the best late night food in Denver at these popular bars and restaurants.
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3440 Larimer St, Five Points, Northwest | barhelixdenver.com
As the winner of Eater Denver’s Bar of the Year, Westword Denver, and 5280’s Best New Bar of 2018, it should come as no surprise that Bar Helix is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in the city of Denver. Offering over 30 innovative specialty cocktails, an extensive wine selection, beer list, and endless small plates, the Bar Helix will quickly show you why it is one of the best bars in Denver the second you step foot into it. From the Snake in the Bush cocktail to the Seasonally Inspired Old-Fashioned, you have to try these cocktails for yourself to fully appreciate the bar’s innovation and taste.
“Looking for a new hour spot..stop by and try this gem. First time here last weekend for a happy hour drink with friends and it was really tasty. I got the Old Grand-Dad Old Fashioned and it was strong and definitely didn't disappoint. The Bar Helix is a cute little bar that I didn't know existed until last weekend and boy am I glad I came here because I will be coming back.” - Yelp Review
3237 E Colfax Ave, City Park, Northeast | atomiccowboy.net
With multiple locations planted around the Denver area, Atomic Cowboy continues to serve as one of the most popular late night spots in the city. All three branches — located in East Colfax, South Broadway, and Tennyson Street, respectively — serve hot slices of Fat Sully’s pizza until 2 AM. Guests can also dine inside until 10 PM daily.
Customers can either grab a single slice of Fat Sully’s famous cheesy pizza or order a whole 26” for their group. 12” gluten-free pies and 20” pies for delivery are also available. Once you decide what size option you want, it’s time to move onto the toppings. Garden toppings such as sauteed onions, mushrooms, garlic, and banana peppers are available. If you want some meat on your pizza, add some bacon, Italian sausage, or even anchovies to finish off your order. While you wait for your order, you can try one of the bar’s many craft beers.
“We love this place so much for both Pizza and Biscuits! This time we were here for pizza. It is always so delicious. The beer choice is also always changing and tastes great. The atmosphere is great for both a night out and a chill night with friends. Every server we have had has been exceptional and helpful with recommendations!” - Yelp Review
3126 Larimer St, Five Points, Northwest | goldpointdenver.com
Brought to you by the owners of Squire Lounge, Matchbox, and 715 Club, Gold Point offers a new restaurant concept for patrons. At this Northwestern Denver bar, traditional beer and shots meet an approachable dive bar to create an unforgettable dining experience. Along with their intriguing assortment of cocktails, Gold Point also features a casual counter service restaurant named Small Dose inside its doors. Small Dose features high-quality, small-batch cheeses and cured meats from around the world.
“One of the best bars in Denver for very spirit-forward cocktails. If you prefer your drinks on the stiffer side and like whiskey -- this is your spot. #21, a cocktail that features bourbon washed in brown butter garnished with fresh sage, was absolute perfection. ” - Yelp Review
Congress Park, Southeast Denver | milehighcitysliders.com
Since its humble beginnings in 2014, Mile High City Sliders has reached new heights of success among the hungry residents of Southeast Denver. Featuring hearty Angus beef burgers topped with savory grilled onions and cheese, crunchy kettle chips, and more, it is no wonder the food truck found its way into the hearts — and stomachs — of the residents in Dallas. Fans can stay up-to-date on the truck’s upcoming stops by checking their website. For those who can’t get enough, they can also hire Mile High City Sliders to cater their next event or party.
“I got the jalapeño popper slider and oh my gosh those things were fantastic. The jalapeños were nice and spicy and were crunchy, not soggy. The buns they used for the sliders were also very good and were soft and delicious. The burger itself was delicious as well. It was so moist and juicy and I wish I had gotten more.” - Yelp Review
3200 Pecos St, Northwest, Highland | avantifandb.com
Gathered together in one collective space are seven delicious culinary options for hungry guests. Inspired by the European markets and food truck roundups the founders had observed over time, Avanti aims to create a space that answers the age-old questions, “Where should we eat?”
Avanti offers seven distinct restaurant concepts:
Most restaurants are open until 10 PM on the weekends. However, you should double-check their hours on the Avanti website just in case, as some of them do vary from each other.
“Love this place! This is the place to be in Denver. If you're with a group of friends you're all sure to find something you like inside Avanti. There are several food options on the lower floor including a bar near the entrance and another restaurant and 2 bars upstairs. The drinks are reasonably priced at $10 cocktails and $6 beers.” - Yelp Review
3254 Navajo St, Northwest, Highland | experiencethere.com
Shareable eats, inventive drinks, and endless adventure await you at this unique Denver restaurant. From the moment you step foot into There… you are welcomed into a vibrant atmosphere built upon the ideals of passion and adventure. Everything from the handcrafted cocktails to the innovative meals has been inspired by the belief that risks are worth taking.
Whether you decide to stop by for late night drinks or an afternoon brunch, you are sure to find a plate that delights your tastebuds. For brunch, consider trying the Denver Breakfast Buns filled with ham, egg, peppers, and onion. If you are looking for something more traditional, the Chicken + Waffles should certainly suffice your cravings. For cocktails, you have a wide selection of bougie classics, jam drinks, brewing drafts, and shaken drinks to choose from.
In addition to its regular dining specials, There… also hosts a series of regular events, including a Hangover Cure Comedy Brunch on Saturdays and a President “Funk Jam Band” on Tuesdays. Make sure you stop by one of these events to enjoy the full There… experience!
“The happy hour is a great way to start, a bottle of wine, and your choice of a few appetizers. It was a great way to get started. We tried a handful of things and they all exceeded expectations. I'll be going There... again!” - Yelp Review
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