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Where To Eat and Drink in the Ballpark Neighborhood

These are the places you should check out in Ballpark

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Though not an official Denver neighborhood according to the city, the Ballpark area around Coors Field has made a name for itself in recent years as more restaurants have moved in. This map centers on the portion bounded by Blake Street, 20th Street, Lawrence Street, and Broadway, bringing a variety of dining options in Ballpark.

There seems to be a little something for everyone from empanadas at the new Lazo's to burgers with an amazing roof top patio view at Ignite and from mac 'n cheese pizza at Ian's Pizza to bright and modern Thai food at Aloy Modern Thai.

Keep in mind that the places listed here are organized geographically. If we missed a gem, a bar or a restaurant that stands out in this area, send us an email down the tipline and we'll consider adding it.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ian's Pizza

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2210 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-9000
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Keep this Wisconsin-born pie shop in mind for those tiimes when a mac 'n cheese pizza sounds like a good idea. Recent quirky toppings include the gyro pizza and the taco pizza.

2. iFish + Ramen

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2200 Market St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 708-1255
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A great spot for an after-work gathering, iFish is all about sushi and casual Japanese-inspired bites. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all day Friday through Sunday.

3. Snooze

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2262 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-0700
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The first location of what is now a breakfast and brunch mini-empire still draws in the crowds, especially on weekends. A selection of creative pancake flavors such as pineapple upside-down is served alongside savory options ranging from eggs Benedict to corned beef hash.

Snooze, Ballpark
Snooze, Ballpark
Adam Larkey

4. Butcher's Bistro

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2233 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-2750
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The small steakhouse and butcher shop on Larimer serves lunch and dinner and brings a variety of modern American dishes mostly focused on meats.

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The Butcher’s Bistro
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5. Lazo Empanadas

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1319 22nd St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-6710
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This new spot brings traditional Argentinian empanadas filled with a variety of things including spicy chicken and spicy beef.

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6. Star Bar

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2137 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 328-2420

A cultish beer and cocktail emporium, Star Bar has some of the best drinks in town in a relaxed dive-like environment. The pub opened in 1959 and features a robust beer and spirits lineup, plus a back patio and Skee-Ball.

Star Bar
Star Bar
Sean Buchan

7. Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

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2148 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 746-9355
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The brick-and-mortar extension of a downtown street cart allows for an expanded menu of hot dogs and unique sausages, like rattlesnake and pheasant, Alaskan reindeer, and wild boar. Choose from a variety of toppings and sides like charred tahini cauliflower and fried mac and cheese.

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Adam Larkey

8. Aloy Modern Thai

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2134 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 379-9759
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This modern Thai place that got its start in Boulder brings more variety to the area. The menu features salads, noodles, and rice dishes for lunch and dinner alongside a strong list of whiskeys, Thai beers, and cocktails.

Aloy Modern Thai
Aloy Modern Thai
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9. Ignite Kitchen & Cocktails

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2124 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-2600
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The burger-centric eatery and bar includes meaty options such as the "man candy" bacon, alongside a beer-and-bourbon-centric beverage program and a large rooftop patio.

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Ignite Kitchen & Cocktails
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10. Mexico City Lounge

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2115 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-0563

The hours are somewhat limited, but this Mexican restaurant has been in business since 1968. The fried tacos are a favorite, topped with steak, chicken, or beef, and can be washed down with a red beer.

Mexico City Lounge
Mexico City Lounge
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11. ViewHouse Ballpark

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2015 Market St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 878-2015
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This bar and grill features a scenic outdoor patio serving locavore comfort grub, craft beers, and wines.

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ViewHouse Ballpark
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12. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

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1215 20th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 993-8023
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Part music venue, part restaurant and bar, this hot spot brainchild of restaurateur Justin Cucci has the energy and sass to make any evening memorable.

Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Adam Larkey

1. Ian's Pizza

2210 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Keep this Wisconsin-born pie shop in mind for those tiimes when a mac 'n cheese pizza sounds like a good idea. Recent quirky toppings include the gyro pizza and the taco pizza.

2210 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205

2. iFish + Ramen

2200 Market St, Denver, CO 80205

A great spot for an after-work gathering, iFish is all about sushi and casual Japanese-inspired bites. Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and all day Friday through Sunday.

2200 Market St
Denver, CO 80205

3. Snooze

2262 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Snooze, Ballpark
Snooze, Ballpark
Adam Larkey

The first location of what is now a breakfast and brunch mini-empire still draws in the crowds, especially on weekends. A selection of creative pancake flavors such as pineapple upside-down is served alongside savory options ranging from eggs Benedict to corned beef hash.

2262 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

4. Butcher's Bistro

2233 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The Butcher’s Bistro
The Butcher’s Bistro
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The small steakhouse and butcher shop on Larimer serves lunch and dinner and brings a variety of modern American dishes mostly focused on meats.

2233 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

5. Lazo Empanadas

1319 22nd St, Denver, CO 80205
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This new spot brings traditional Argentinian empanadas filled with a variety of things including spicy chicken and spicy beef.

1319 22nd St
Denver, CO 80205

6. Star Bar

2137 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Star Bar
Star Bar
Sean Buchan

A cultish beer and cocktail emporium, Star Bar has some of the best drinks in town in a relaxed dive-like environment. The pub opened in 1959 and features a robust beer and spirits lineup, plus a back patio and Skee-Ball.

2137 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

7. Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs

2148 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Adam Larkey

The brick-and-mortar extension of a downtown street cart allows for an expanded menu of hot dogs and unique sausages, like rattlesnake and pheasant, Alaskan reindeer, and wild boar. Choose from a variety of toppings and sides like charred tahini cauliflower and fried mac and cheese.

2148 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

8. Aloy Modern Thai

2134 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Aloy Modern Thai
Aloy Modern Thai
Aloy Modern Thai/Facebook

This modern Thai place that got its start in Boulder brings more variety to the area. The menu features salads, noodles, and rice dishes for lunch and dinner alongside a strong list of whiskeys, Thai beers, and cocktails.

2134 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

9. Ignite Kitchen & Cocktails

2124 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Ignite Kitchen & Cocktails
Ignite Kitchen & Cocktails
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The burger-centric eatery and bar includes meaty options such as the "man candy" bacon, alongside a beer-and-bourbon-centric beverage program and a large rooftop patio.

2124 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

10. Mexico City Lounge

2115 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Mexico City Lounge
Mexico City Lounge
Mexico City Restaurant/Facebook

The hours are somewhat limited, but this Mexican restaurant has been in business since 1968. The fried tacos are a favorite, topped with steak, chicken, or beef, and can be washed down with a red beer.

2115 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

11. ViewHouse Ballpark

2015 Market St, Denver, CO 80205
ViewHouse Ballpark
ViewHouse Ballpark
ViewHouse Ballpark/Facebook

This bar and grill features a scenic outdoor patio serving locavore comfort grub, craft beers, and wines.

2015 Market St
Denver, CO 80205

12. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

1215 20th St, Denver, CO 80202
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
Adam Larkey

Part music venue, part restaurant and bar, this hot spot brainchild of restaurateur Justin Cucci has the energy and sass to make any evening memorable.

1215 20th St
Denver, CO 80202

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