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The underground Japanese whisky and snack bar at Izakaya Ronin serves food until midnight or 1 a.m.
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The Ultimate Guide to Late-Night Dining in Denver

Where to go when the midnight munchies strike

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The underground Japanese whisky and snack bar at Izakaya Ronin serves food until midnight or 1 a.m.
| Ryan Dearth/Eater

Once hard to come by in Denver, good late-night food options are now growing with a vengeance. There are plenty of burgers, to be sure, but also available are pizza slices, ramen, fried chicken, poutine, and milkshakes. Cravers of shawarma and seitan alike will be satisfied. And open signs are aglow from RiNo, LoDo, and LoHi to Federal, Evans, and East Colfax. Here are 17 of Eater’s favorite late-night food stops.

Note: Restaurants and bars are listed geographically.

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1. Atomic Cowboy

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4275 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 377-7900
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With three locations, Atomic Cowboy brings Fat Sully's pizza slices to East Colfax, South Broadway, and Tennyson Street until 2 a.m. from its pizza window. The Stanley Marketplace outpost operates until midnight.

A pizza from Fat Sully’s
A pizza from Fat Sully’s
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2. Izakaya Ronin

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3053 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 953-1602
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This underground moguri, or speakeasy, is a RiNo sneak spot, open until midnight Tuesday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. on weekends. Binchotan skewers, gyoza, ramen, and rice bowls are all offered alongside a large selection of Japanese whisky cocktails.

Izakaya Ronin
Izakaya Ronin
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3. Bar Fausto

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3126 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 445-9691
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RiNo darling Bar Fausto serves great cocktails and oysters, train-station-style sandwiches, along with other small plates and snacks until midnight Tuesday through Thursday and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The famed Fausto meatball
The famed Fausto meatball
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4. There

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3254 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 500-3254
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This LoHi spot serves its full menu until 1 a.m. every night in an atmosphere that resembles an old friend’s house party. Diners rave about the steamed buns, lettuce wraps, whole fish, and Kobe beef.

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5. Meadowlark Kitchen

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2705 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 953-1815
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This casual and irreverent RiNo spot keeps its kitchen open until 1 a.m. daily. Regulars recommend the Meadowlark burger with a poached egg, candied bacon, onion ring, and cheddar sauce. The bar also hosts a jazz night and open-mic night each week.

The Meadowlark burger
The Meadowlark burger
Meadowlark Kitchen [Official Site]

6. J Street Kitchen

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2706 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 942-1201
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J Street Kitchen serves American classic dishes from inside RiNo’s American Bonded cocktail bar until 1 a.m. Shrimp and grits, green chili mac and cheese, and fried chicken and waffles are among the house specialties.

Chicken and waffles at J Street Kitchen
Chicken and waffles at J Street Kitchen
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7. Cart-Driver

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2500 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Cart-Driver offers wood-fired clam pizza, chicken liver mousse, and oysters, as well as great late-night drink and snack specials through midnight. The compact space fits into a 640-square-foot shipping container.

Cart-Driver
Cart-Driver
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8. Ste. Ellie

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1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 477-1447
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Colt & Gray's sexy speakeasy sister serves craft cocktails, wine, beer, and food late into the night in an underground setting. The bar offers caviar service, tiki drinks, oysters, burger add-ons such as kimchi and foie gras torchon, and more.

Ste. Ellie
Ste. Ellie
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9. Cherry Cricket Ballpark

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2220 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-3644
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This Cherry Creek staple is now open in the Ballpark neighborhood, serving its famed burgers until 2:30 a.m. weeknights and 3 a.m. on weekends. Also find jalapeño poppers and mac and cheese bites.

Cherry Cricket Ballpark
Cherry Cricket Ballpark
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10. Famous Original J's Pizza

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715 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 420-9102
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This walk-up window in Five Points with a cozy patio for lounging. Slices of New York-style pizza in a handful of options are available late-night on Saturday and Sunday only, until 3 a.m.

Famous Original J’s Pizza
Famous Original J’s Pizza
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11. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

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1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 595-4255
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For a sophisticated and filling late-night bite, Euclid Hall is a sure bet. Food is served until midnight on weekdays and until 1 a.m. weekends. See spruced-up pub fare such as sausages, poutines, and potato pancakes.

Euclid Hall
Euclid Hall
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12. Steuben's

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523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-1001
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From 10 p.m. until close every night, the Uptown diner-with-a-twist serves classic cocktails for $6 and “Lucky Seven” deals which include a sandwich, fries, and can of suds, for $7.

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Steuben’s
Steuben’s [Official Site]

13. Illegal Pete's Colfax

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2001 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 723-2703
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Illegal Pete’s serves “Mission-style” burritos until 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday at all 10 of its locations. Fill up with a local beer and one of those signature burritos, or quesadillas, bowls, and tacos.

Illegal Pete’s
Illegal Pete’s
Illegal Pete’s [Official Site]

14. Voodoo Doughnut Mile High

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1520 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 597-3666
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Voodoo Doughnut is the unofficial, ultimate stop for Mile High late-night munchies. There are currently 60-plus doughnut creations, including The Grape Ape, Memphis Mafia, and the Maple Blazer Blunt.

The classic Voodoo Doll doughnut
The classic Voodoo Doll doughnut
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15. City, O' City

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206 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-6443
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This quirky Cap Hill vegetarian restaurant boasts a killer bar with great vibes that can appease the most ardent meat eaters. A late-night menu and happy hour run from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

City, O’ City
City, O’ City
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16. Vesper Lounge

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233 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

Frank Bonanno's classed-up Capitol Hill dive bar serves Mediterranean-inspired bites late into the night. Find a comfortable lounge vibe and inexpensive offerings.

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Vesper Lounge
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17. Jerusalem Restaurant

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1890 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-8828
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The south Denver staple and university hub serves Israeli and Middle Eastern fare until 4 or 5 a.m. daily. Favorites from the expansive menu include loaded combination platters. Guests with a sweet tooth can snag a pastry for dessert as well.

An array of options from Jerusalem Restaurant
An array of options from Jerusalem Restaurant
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1. Atomic Cowboy

4275 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
A pizza from Fat Sully’s
A pizza from Fat Sully’s
Fat Sully’s/Facebook

With three locations, Atomic Cowboy brings Fat Sully's pizza slices to East Colfax, South Broadway, and Tennyson Street until 2 a.m. from its pizza window. The Stanley Marketplace outpost operates until midnight.

4275 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212

2. Izakaya Ronin

3053 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
Izakaya Ronin
Izakaya Ronin
Ryan Dearth

This underground moguri, or speakeasy, is a RiNo sneak spot, open until midnight Tuesday through Thursday and until 1 a.m. on weekends. Binchotan skewers, gyoza, ramen, and rice bowls are all offered alongside a large selection of Japanese whisky cocktails.

3053 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

3. Bar Fausto

3126 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
The famed Fausto meatball
The famed Fausto meatball
Bar Fausto/Facebook

RiNo darling Bar Fausto serves great cocktails and oysters, train-station-style sandwiches, along with other small plates and snacks until midnight Tuesday through Thursday and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

3126 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

4. There

3254 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211
There
There
There [Official Site]

This LoHi spot serves its full menu until 1 a.m. every night in an atmosphere that resembles an old friend’s house party. Diners rave about the steamed buns, lettuce wraps, whole fish, and Kobe beef.

3254 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211

5. Meadowlark Kitchen

2705 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
The Meadowlark burger
The Meadowlark burger
Meadowlark Kitchen [Official Site]

This casual and irreverent RiNo spot keeps its kitchen open until 1 a.m. daily. Regulars recommend the Meadowlark burger with a poached egg, candied bacon, onion ring, and cheddar sauce. The bar also hosts a jazz night and open-mic night each week.

2705 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

6. J Street Kitchen

2706 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Chicken and waffles at J Street Kitchen
Chicken and waffles at J Street Kitchen
Ryan Dearth/Eater

J Street Kitchen serves American classic dishes from inside RiNo’s American Bonded cocktail bar until 1 a.m. Shrimp and grits, green chili mac and cheese, and fried chicken and waffles are among the house specialties.

2706 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

7. Cart-Driver

2500 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205
Cart-Driver
Cart-Driver
Cart-Driver [Official Site]

Cart-Driver offers wood-fired clam pizza, chicken liver mousse, and oysters, as well as great late-night drink and snack specials through midnight. The compact space fits into a 640-square-foot shipping container.

2500 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

8. Ste. Ellie

1553 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
Ste. Ellie
Ste. Ellie
Ste. Ellie/Facebook

Colt & Gray's sexy speakeasy sister serves craft cocktails, wine, beer, and food late into the night in an underground setting. The bar offers caviar service, tiki drinks, oysters, burger add-ons such as kimchi and foie gras torchon, and more.

1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Cherry Cricket Ballpark

2220 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
Cherry Cricket Ballpark
Cherry Cricket Ballpark
Jonathan Phillips/Eater

This Cherry Creek staple is now open in the Ballpark neighborhood, serving its famed burgers until 2:30 a.m. weeknights and 3 a.m. on weekends. Also find jalapeño poppers and mac and cheese bites.

2220 Blake St
Denver, CO 80205

10. Famous Original J's Pizza

715 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
Famous Original J’s Pizza
Famous Original J’s Pizza
Kevin Galaba/Famous Original J’s

This walk-up window in Five Points with a cozy patio for lounging. Slices of New York-style pizza in a handful of options are available late-night on Saturday and Sunday only, until 3 a.m.

715 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

11. Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Euclid Hall
Euclid Hall
Euclid Hall [Official Site]

For a sophisticated and filling late-night bite, Euclid Hall is a sure bet. Food is served until midnight on weekdays and until 1 a.m. weekends. See spruced-up pub fare such as sausages, poutines, and potato pancakes.

1317 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

12. Steuben's

523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
A photo of the exterior of Steuben’s showing the large Steuben’s sign and customers on the patio
Steuben’s
Steuben’s [Official Site]

From 10 p.m. until close every night, the Uptown diner-with-a-twist serves classic cocktails for $6 and “Lucky Seven” deals which include a sandwich, fries, and can of suds, for $7.

523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

13. Illegal Pete's Colfax

2001 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
Illegal Pete’s
Illegal Pete’s
Illegal Pete’s [Official Site]

Illegal Pete’s serves “Mission-style” burritos until 2:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday at all 10 of its locations. Fill up with a local beer and one of those signature burritos, or quesadillas, bowls, and tacos.

2001 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

14. Voodoo Doughnut Mile High

1520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218
The classic Voodoo Doll doughnut
The classic Voodoo Doll doughnut
Shawnalee Anderton Co./Voodoo Doughnuts

Voodoo Doughnut is the unofficial, ultimate stop for Mile High late-night munchies. There are currently 60-plus doughnut creations, including The Grape Ape, Memphis Mafia, and the Maple Blazer Blunt.

1520 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80218

15. City, O' City

206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
City, O’ City
City, O’ City
City, O’City/Facebook

This quirky Cap Hill vegetarian restaurant boasts a killer bar with great vibes that can appease the most ardent meat eaters. A late-night menu and happy hour run from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

206 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

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16. Vesper Lounge

233 E 7th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Vesper Lounge
Vesper Lounge
Vesper Lounge/Facebook

Frank Bonanno's classed-up Capitol Hill dive bar serves Mediterranean-inspired bites late into the night. Find a comfortable lounge vibe and inexpensive offerings.

233 E 7th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

17. Jerusalem Restaurant

1890 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
An array of options from Jerusalem Restaurant
An array of options from Jerusalem Restaurant
Jerusalem Restaurant/Facebook

The south Denver staple and university hub serves Israeli and Middle Eastern fare until 4 or 5 a.m. daily. Favorites from the expansive menu include loaded combination platters. Guests with a sweet tooth can snag a pastry for dessert as well.

1890 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210

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