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The Guide to Dining in LoDo, Outside of Larimer Square

Lower Downtown still sets the pace for the Denver dining scene

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LoDo, as the lower part of Downtown Denver is nicknamed, is a hub for fine and casual dining, bars, and beer-centric spots. Outside of the well-known Larimer Square, which deserves a guide of its own, LoDo is chockfull of high and low end options, trendy and classic establishments, New-American and ethnic cuisine eateries.

Head to Union Station where some of Denver's best chefs, Alex Seidel and Jennifer Jasinski, have opened well-regarded restaurants, have a burger at the wildly popular Crave Real Burgers or tacos at the homey Mexican D'Corazon, or go for updated classic French at Coohills or traditional Italian at Venice. And if you're into the latest hot thing, get a sushi burrito at Komotodo and play some bocce ball at beer and sausage spot Rhein Haus.

Note: The map points are organized in alphabetical order. If we missed your favorite LoDo establishment, leave it in the comments below.

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ChoLon Bistro

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Chef Lon Symensma's contemporary Asian bistro has brought major buzz to LoDo since 2011. Creative flavors, top notch service, and a dessert menu not-to-be-missed make this a must-go destination.
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The Squeaky Bean

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The Squeaky Bean takes the simple goodness of farm to table cuisine to a whole new level. Don't miss the Bingo brunches.
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Terminal Bar

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Set in the renovated Union Station, Terminal Bar aims to offer guests a true beer garden experience. Grab a currywurst or some spaetzle and enjoy a pint on the patio.

Zoe Ma Ma

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The popular Boulder-born casual Chinese fare is renowned for its fresh and clean ingredients and flavors. The LoDo location recently launched a sustainability initiative in opt of tipping through an automatically added 15% to provide living wages.
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Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

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The casual restaurant strives to inspire sustainable and clean eating within Modern American fast food. Make sure to stick around from a drink from the full bar.
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The seafood restaurant helmed by chef Jennifer Jasinski and partner Beth Gruitch offers innovative dishes and great hospitality in a gorgeous space. Don't miss the granitas.
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The Kitchen Denver

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The community bistro consistently delivers fresh food and tasty drinks to the LoDo crowd. Stop by for the community hour, complete with tapas and drinks, from 3 to 6 p.m..
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Mercantile Dining & Provision

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The market and restaurant owned by acclaimed chef Alex Seidel has it all: a great cocktail program, a fun wine list, and interesting cuisine that changes with the seasons.
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Jax Fish House Denver

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The LoDo outpost of the popular multi-location oyster haven delivers fresh seafood in a buzzing atmosphere. The happy hour is always a major hit.
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar Denver

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The Austin-born eatery offers fun and creative burgers plus boozy...and non-boozy milkshakes right next to Union Station.
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Freshcraft

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The spot specializes in contemporary comfort food and the brews that should come with it. The full bar offers 25 beers on draft in addition to bottle and can options.
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Rhein Haus Denver

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The German-inspired restaurant born in Seattle is the right spot for beer, brats, and bocce ball games.
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Machete

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This creative Mexican restaurant offers guests a variety of tacos and Margaritas in its old-meets-new brick-lined space. There is everything from pork to lobster and swordfish served inside a tortilla.
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Venice Ristorante

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A classic pasta emporium and ode to all things classic Italian cuisine, Venice is a staple of LoDo. The extensive wine selection is encased in a floor to ceiling glass room.
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Marg's Taco Bistro

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The casual-contemporary Mexican restaurant brings in flavors into their cuisine from all over the world. Marg's pairs its flavorful food with house-made margaritas, beers, and tequilas.
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Next Door Union Station

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Tucked away in the west wing of Union Station, Next Door Eat & Drink offers lunch, happy hour, dinner, and weekend brunch. The sister restaurant to the Kitchen Denver maintains Musks' and Lewin's famed contemporary food.
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Crave Real Burgers

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The Caste Rock-born burger hotspot is famous for its crafty burgers and boozy milkshakes. This is one of the four Colorado locations.
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D'Corazon

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The casual spot serves Mexican comfort cooked with the heart and drinks made with an extra shot. Diners appreciate the affordable and potent margaritas and family-friendly environment.
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Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House

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The pizzeria and tap room lies in the heart of Downtown Denver near Union Station, Coors Field, and the Pepsi Center. Grab one of the 27 craft beer available inside or on the outdoor patio.
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Komotodo Sushi Burrito

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The casual LoDo spot combines Asian and Latin cuisine into a happy union: the sushirito. Guests recommend the avocado fries and chunky sumo burrito.
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Coohills

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The contemporary restaurant draws on French and market influences to create an upscale dining experience. The crab cakes and charcuterie plate are recommended to all diners and the Marjolaine is a must if it is on the dessert menu.
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Acme Delicatessen

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A New York City-inspired deli, Union Station's Acme has all the classics: Bagels, black and white cookies, and great breakfast and lunch options.
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The Cooper Lounge

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Perhaps Denver's most beautiful bar, the Cooper Lounge is hidden on the second floor of Union Station. Make a reservation and enjoy some pre-dinner bubbles and snacks overlooking the hustle and bustle of the train station.
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Vesta Dipping Grill

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Going strong for nearly two decades, Vesta Dipping Grill offers seasonal, fresh dishes that are exciting and approachable. The wine list is one of the best in town and dessert must not be missed.

ChoLon Bistro

Chef Lon Symensma's contemporary Asian bistro has brought major buzz to LoDo since 2011. Creative flavors, top notch service, and a dessert menu not-to-be-missed make this a must-go destination.
ChoLon

The Squeaky Bean

The Squeaky Bean takes the simple goodness of farm to table cuisine to a whole new level. Don't miss the Bingo brunches.
The Squeaky Bean

Terminal Bar

Set in the renovated Union Station, Terminal Bar aims to offer guests a true beer garden experience. Grab a currywurst or some spaetzle and enjoy a pint on the patio.

Zoe Ma Ma

The popular Boulder-born casual Chinese fare is renowned for its fresh and clean ingredients and flavors. The LoDo location recently launched a sustainability initiative in opt of tipping through an automatically added 15% to provide living wages.
Zoe Ma Ma

Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

The casual restaurant strives to inspire sustainable and clean eating within Modern American fast food. Make sure to stick around from a drink from the full bar.
Adam Larkey

Stoic & Genuine

The seafood restaurant helmed by chef Jennifer Jasinski and partner Beth Gruitch offers innovative dishes and great hospitality in a gorgeous space. Don't miss the granitas.
Facebook

The Kitchen Denver

The community bistro consistently delivers fresh food and tasty drinks to the LoDo crowd. Stop by for the community hour, complete with tapas and drinks, from 3 to 6 p.m..
Facebook

Mercantile Dining & Provision

The market and restaurant owned by acclaimed chef Alex Seidel has it all: a great cocktail program, a fun wine list, and interesting cuisine that changes with the seasons.
Mercantile Dining & Provision

Jax Fish House Denver

The LoDo outpost of the popular multi-location oyster haven delivers fresh seafood in a buzzing atmosphere. The happy hour is always a major hit.
Big Red F

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Denver

The Austin-born eatery offers fun and creative burgers plus boozy...and non-boozy milkshakes right next to Union Station.
Hopdaddy Burger Bar Denver

Freshcraft

The spot specializes in contemporary comfort food and the brews that should come with it. The full bar offers 25 beers on draft in addition to bottle and can options.
Facebook

Rhein Haus Denver

The German-inspired restaurant born in Seattle is the right spot for beer, brats, and bocce ball games.
Rhein Haus Denver

Machete

This creative Mexican restaurant offers guests a variety of tacos and Margaritas in its old-meets-new brick-lined space. There is everything from pork to lobster and swordfish served inside a tortilla.
Facebook

Venice Ristorante

A classic pasta emporium and ode to all things classic Italian cuisine, Venice is a staple of LoDo. The extensive wine selection is encased in a floor to ceiling glass room.