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Late-Night French Dip Dreams Come True at the New Pony Up

Six different styles of French dip are served

The Frenchie with roast beef, Gruyere, thyme, crispy onions and a side of French onion soup to dip it in.
The Frenchie with roast beef, Gruyere, thyme, crispy onions and a side of French onion soup to dip it in.
Jonathan Phillips

All-day French dips in Denver ride into town with the new Pony Up, now open at 1808 Blake Street inside the former home of The 9th Door Downtown, which closed back in April.

Chef Sheamus Feeley opened the restaurant with his partner Angela Neri, the forces behind their own local hospitality group. Feeley already had a knack for swanky French dip sandwiches, slinging $22 versions with prime rib at Hillstone restaurant. His more low-key LoDo setting brings roast beef instead of prime rib, driving the price down to $11 to $12 instead.

On Pony Up’s website, the duo note the that “experience should be about our guests and never about the bartender or chef.” Of course, French dips take center stage with varieties such as the Frenchie with Gruyere cheese and crispy onions, the Mellow with smoked mushrooms and Swiss cheese, and the Ord Street Classic with rosemary and mayonnaise.

The simple menu also features karaage, spinach and artichoke dip, a peanut coleslaw, and more, along with cocktails.

The bar operates from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, with food served until 1 a.m.

The Saigon with garlic pork, cilantro, basil and jalapenos on a ciabatta roll with spicy mayo and a side of pho broth.
The Saigon with garlic pork, cilantro, basil and jalapenos on a ciabatta roll with spicy mayo and a side of pho broth.
Jonathan Phillips
The country karaage with crispy chicken marinated in garlic, ginger and soy served with lemon and spicy mayo.
The country karaage with crispy chicken marinated in garlic, ginger and soy served with lemon and spicy mayo.
Jonathan Phillips
The Grande Macha-Colada with aged rum, white rum, coconut cream, pineapple and matcha green tea.
The Grande Macha-Colada with aged rum, white rum, coconut cream, pineapple and matcha green tea.
Jonathan Phillips
The Crimson & Clover Club with gin, cocchi americano, raspberry, fino sherry, pink peppercorn, lemon and egg white.
The Crimson & Clover Club with gin, cocchi americano, raspberry, fino sherry, pink peppercorn, lemon and egg white.
Jonathan Phillips

The Torta Ahogada with roasted pork, black bean puree, avocado and mayo. The whole thing is then dipped in Guajillo sauce and served with pickled jalapeños.
The Torta Ahogada with roasted pork, black bean puree, avocado and mayo. The whole thing is then dipped in Guajillo sauce and served with pickled jalapeños.
Jonathan Phillips
Brown Butter Old Fashioned made with W. L. Weller bourbon that is brown butter washed and saline.
Brown Butter Old Fashioned made with W. L. Weller bourbon that is brown butter washed and saline.
Jonathan Phillips

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LoDo

, , CO 80202

Pony Up

1808 Blake Street, , CO 80202 (720) 710-8144 Visit Website

Denver

, , CO

The 9th Door

1808 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202 (303) 292-2229 Visit Website

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