The new late-night food and cocktail spot is a first Denver endeavor by longtime chef Sheamus Feeley. Prior to starting his own local hospitality group with partner Angela Neri, Feeley was behind one of the country’s more famous French dip sandwiches, at Hillstone restaurant. He’s now transferring that $22 prime rib and jus knowledge to a low-key ($11 or $12) roast beef, served in a LoDo setting. At Pony Up, Feeley wants customers to feel just as comfortable ordering a mezcal fumar verde cocktail as they do asking for a Montucky Cold Snack.
About those dips, they will be available in half a dozen varieties, along with salads, sides, and snacks. The classic version will come dressed in sea salt, rosemary, and mayonnaise, with a side of beef jus. The Saigon will more resemble a banh mi sandwich with lemongrass pork, fixings, and pho broth. A vegetarian French dip, too, looks promising, with pecan wood-smoked portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese, and porcini broth.
Full food and drink menus are now available on Pony Up’s website. Once open, the bar will operate from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, with food served until 1 in the morning.