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Where to Eat and Drink in Golden

There's a lot more to eat and drink in the city besides the brews at Coors Factory

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With easy access to the mountains and Denver, gorgeous scenic views all around, and a lively city center, Golden is becoming more and more popular. Whether you're catching a class at the Colorado School of Mines, taking a tour of Coors Brewery, or hiking in the foothills, this is a town with plenty to offer. When it comes to dining and drinking, there are delis, farm-to-table restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and old timey saloons to choose from. There is just about everything you can think of from a quick and delicious lunch fix, to pizza, burgers, a killer plate of hummus, a Columbian specialty, or a gluten free brew (the only real gluten free brewery in Colorado).

Take the quick drive up and when you are there be sure to check out these fifteen restaurants and bars.

Note: These are listed in alphabetical order. If we missed your favorite, leave a comment below or send us a tip down the tipline.

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Local duo Brandon Bortles and Barry Dobesh run Abejas, a community-oriented restaurant dedicated to seasonal ingredients and flavors. With a markedly rustic interior complete with reused materials, Abejas alone is worth drive up to Golden.
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Golden Moon Speakeasy

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The speakeasy style cocktail lounge also hosts a distillery tasting room that produces its own handcrafted liquors and liqueurs. Guests dig the extensive cocktail menu and appetizers.
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Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar

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Similar to its sister Littleton restaurant, Golden's Bistro and Wine Bar is favored among locals who love everything from the ahi guacamole to the wood fired pizzas. The wine list is a highlight.
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Woody's Pizza

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Locally owned and operated for over two decades, this pizza palace also rocks some amazing burgers and wings. The service is super friendly and the 24oz Bloody Marys, made with house-infused vodka, are a major hit.
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This casual lunch-only longtime favorite sandwich shop is a must. There may be lines out the door but the wait is worth it.
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Sherpa House

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Many call Sherpa House the best outdoor space in town. Enjoy traditional Nepalese food and well-crafted brews from sister business Golden City Brewing.
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Bob's Atomic Burgers

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The hamburger joint is well-known to locals across Golden and Denver for its build-you-own burger or dogs style, milk shakes, and housemade sauces. The sweet potato fries and chocolate milkshakes are worth the try.
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Mountain Toad Brewing

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The microbrewery also runs a food truck that travels around the area. Guests enjoy sampling the craft brews on the outdoor patio space.
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Miners Saloon

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Located in historic downtown Golden, the newly opened Miners Saloon offers a variety of local drafts, wine, fantastic cocktails, and delectable food. Guests are frequently impressed with its detailed decor.
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Holidaily Brewing

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The gluten-free brewery doesn't sacrifice any flavor in the creation of its celiac-friendly fare. Diners who do and do not eat gluten both enjoy the selection of beer styles and and warm atmosphere.
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The Briarwood Inn Restaurant

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An old school spot fit for a special occasion of prom back in the 90s, the Briarwood is now under the ownership of the daughters of the longtime owners, who have brought new life to the menu and vibe.
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Barrels & Bottles Brewery

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The local brew pub is known for its fun atmosphere and hospitable service staff. There is a stellar selection of beer, with the Orange Creamsicle being a major hit, a good comfort food menu, games, and a nice patio.
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Bridgewater Grill

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The Golden Hotel's award-winning tavern, while old-school, is well known for its classic Rocky Mountain selections like the house-smoked baby back ribs, Rosa's green chili, and blackened salmon. Live music sessions and happy hour specials keep guests returning.
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Ali Baba Grill

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Ali Baba serves Lebanese, Iranian, and Persian cuisine at three locations across Denver in Golden, University, and Denver Tech Center. Golden locals flock to the Middle Eastern spot for its addicting hummus that's not afraid to embrace garlic.
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El Callejon Latin Food

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The Colombian eatery is popular among regulars and visitors alike for its authentic Latin American grub. The pupusas and tamales are a must.
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Bonfire Burritos

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Always choose to smother your burrito in green chile at this breakfast and lunch spot whether you get it in the traditional form or in a bowl. Don't shy away from the tacos either; the Asada is a real crowd pleaser.
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Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

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This four year old spot makes not only some of the best beers around, but also brings a variety of food trucks that provide some bites for those who choose to hang, sample brews, and play games.
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motomaki

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This Boulder-born casual restaurant focuses on sushi burritos but offers a wide variety of options, including create-your-own-bowl.
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Abejas

Local duo Brandon Bortles and Barry Dobesh run Abejas, a community-oriented restaurant dedicated to seasonal ingredients and flavors. With a markedly rustic interior complete with reused materials, Abejas alone is worth drive up to Golden.
Facebook

Golden Moon Speakeasy

The speakeasy style cocktail lounge also hosts a distillery tasting room that produces its own handcrafted liquors and liqueurs. Guests dig the extensive cocktail menu and appetizers.
Golden Moon Speakeasy

Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar

Similar to its sister Littleton restaurant, Golden's Bistro and Wine Bar is favored among locals who love everything from the ahi guacamole to the wood fired pizzas. The wine list is a highlight.
Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar

Woody's Pizza

Locally owned and operated for over two decades, this pizza palace also rocks some amazing burgers and wings. The service is super friendly and the 24oz Bloody Marys, made with house-infused vodka, are a major hit.
Woody's Pizza

D'Deli

This casual lunch-only longtime favorite sandwich shop is a must. There may be lines out the door but the wait is worth it.
D'Deli

Sherpa House

Many call Sherpa House the best outdoor space in town. Enjoy traditional Nepalese food and well-crafted brews from sister business Golden City Brewing.
Facebook

Bob's Atomic Burgers

The hamburger joint is well-known to locals across Golden and Denver for its build-you-own burger or dogs style, milk shakes, and housemade sauces. The sweet potato fries and chocolate milkshakes are worth the try.
Facebook

Mountain Toad Brewing

The microbrewery also runs a food truck that travels around the area. Guests enjoy sampling the craft brews on the outdoor patio space.
Facebook

Miners Saloon

Located in historic downtown Golden, the newly opened Miners Saloon offers a variety of local drafts, wine, fantastic cocktails, and delectable food. Guests are frequently impressed with its detailed decor.
Facebook

Holidaily Brewing

The gluten-free brewery doesn't sacrifice any flavor in the creation of its celiac-friendly fare. Diners who do and do not eat gluten both enjoy the selection of beer styles and and warm atmosphere.
Facebook

The Briarwood Inn Restaurant

An old school spot fit for a special occasion of prom back in the 90s, the Briarwood is now under the ownership of the daughters of the longtime owners, who have brought new life to the menu and vibe.
Yelp

Barrels & Bottles Brewery

The local brew pub is known for its fun atmosphere and hospitable service staff. There is a stellar selection of beer, with the Orange Creamsicle being a major hit, a good comfort food menu, games, and a nice patio.
Facebook

Bridgewater Grill

The Golden Hotel's award-winning tavern, while old-school, is well known for its classic Rocky Mountain selections like the house-smoked baby back ribs, Rosa's green chili, and blackened salmon. Live music sessions and happy hour specials keep guests returning.
Yelp

Ali Baba Grill

Ali Baba serves Lebanese, Iranian, and Persian cuisine at three locations across Denver in Golden, University, and Denver Tech Center. Golden locals flock to the Middle Eastern spot for its addicting hummus that's not afraid to embrace garlic.
Yelp

El Callejon Latin Food

The Colombian eatery is popular among regulars and visitors alike for its authentic Latin American grub. The pupusas and tamales are a must.
Facebook

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Bonfire Burritos

Always choose to smother your burrito in green chile at this breakfast and lunch spot whether you get it in the traditional form or in a bowl. Don't shy away from the tacos either; the Asada is a real crowd pleaser.
Facebook

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

This four year old spot makes not only some of the best beers around, but also brings a variety of food trucks that provide some bites for those who choose to hang, sample brews, and play games.
Yelp

motomaki

This Boulder-born casual restaurant focuses on sushi burritos but offers a wide variety of options, including create-your-own-bowl.
Yelp

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