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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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1. Abejas

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807 13th St
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 952-9745
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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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2. Golden Moon Speakeasy

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1111 Miners Aly
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 638-1155
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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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3. Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar

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1299 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 277-9991
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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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4. Woody's Pizza

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1305 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 277-0443
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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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5. D'Deli

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1207 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279-8020
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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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6. Sherpa House

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1518 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-7939
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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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7. Bob's Atomic Burgers

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1310 Ford St
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-1601
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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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8. Mountain Toad Brewing

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900 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 638-3244
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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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9. Miners Saloon

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1109 Miners Alley
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 993-3850
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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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10. Holidaily Brewing

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801 Brickyard Cir
Golden, CO 80403
(303) 279-2337
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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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11. The Briarwood Inn Restaurant

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1630 8th St
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279-3121
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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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12. Barrels & Bottles Brewery

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600 12th St
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 328-3643
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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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13. Bridgewater Grill

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800 11th St
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 279-2010
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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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14. Ali Baba Grill

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109 N Rubey Dr
Golden, CO 80403
(303) 279-2228
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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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15. El Callejon Latin Food

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1205 1/2 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401
(303) 278-6366
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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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16. Bonfire Burritos

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17025 S Golden Rd
Golden, CO 80401
(720) 556-6269
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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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17. Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

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393 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80403
(720) 427-8453
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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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18. motomaki

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14650 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO 80401
(720) 262-9400
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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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1. Abejas

807 13th St, Golden, CO 80401
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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.
807 13th St
Golden, CO 80401

2. Golden Moon Speakeasy

1111 Miners Aly, Golden, CO 80401
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.
1111 Miners Aly
Golden, CO 80401

3. Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar

1299 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
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.
1299 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401

4. Woody's Pizza

1305 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
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.
1305 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401

5. D'Deli

1207 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
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.
1207 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401

6. Sherpa House

1518 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
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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.
1518 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401

7. Bob's Atomic Burgers

1310 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401
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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.
1310 Ford St
Golden, CO 80401

8. Mountain Toad Brewing

900 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
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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.
900 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401

9. Miners Saloon

1109 Miners Alley, Golden, CO 80401
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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.
1109 Miners Alley
Golden, CO 80401

10. Holidaily Brewing

801 Brickyard Cir, Golden, CO 80403
Facebook
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.
801 Brickyard Cir
Golden, CO 80403

11. The Briarwood Inn Restaurant

1630 8th St, Golden, CO 80401
Yelp
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.
1630 8th St
Golden, CO 80401

12. Barrels & Bottles Brewery

600 12th St, Golden, CO 80401
Facebook
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.
600 12th St
Golden, CO 80401

13. Bridgewater Grill

800 11th St, Golden, CO 80401
Yelp
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.
800 11th St
Golden, CO 80401

14. Ali Baba Grill

109 N Rubey Dr, Golden, CO 80403
Yelp
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.
109 N Rubey Dr
Golden, CO 80403

15. El Callejon Latin Food

1205 1/2 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401
Facebook
The Colombian eatery is popular among regulars and visitors alike for its authentic Latin American grub. The pupusas and tamales are a must.
1205 1/2 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401

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16. Bonfire Burritos

17025 S Golden Rd, Golden, CO 80401
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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.
17025 S Golden Rd
Golden, CO 80401

17. Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

393 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80403
Yelp
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.
393 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80403

18. motomaki

14650 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO 80401
Yelp
This Boulder-born casual restaurant focuses on sushi burritos but offers a wide variety of options, including create-your-own-bowl.
14650 W Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO 80401

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