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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. ChoLon Bistro

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1555 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 353-5223
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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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2. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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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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3. Terminal Bar

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 460-3701
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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.

4. Zoe Ma Ma

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1625 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 545-6262
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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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5. Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

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1900 16th St Unit C
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 420-0614
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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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6. Stoic & Genuine

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 640-3474
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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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7. The Kitchen Denver

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1530 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-3127
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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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8. Mercantile Dining & Provision

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3733
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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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9. Jax Fish House Denver

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1539 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-5767
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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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10. Hopdoddy Burger Bar Denver

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1747 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 446-2337
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The Austin-born eatery offers fun and creative burgers plus boozy...and non-boozy milkshakes right next to Union Station.
Hopdaddy Burger Bar Denver

11. Freshcraft

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1530 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 758-9608
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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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12. Rhein Haus Denver

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1415 Market St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 800-2652
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The German-inspired restaurant born in Seattle is the right spot for beer, brats, and bocce ball games.
Rhein Haus Denver

13. Machete

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1720 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
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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14. Venice Ristorante

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1700 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-2222
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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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15. Marg's Taco Bistro

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1519 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-6274
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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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16. Next Door Union Station

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80211
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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17. Crave Real Burgers

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1550 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-5878
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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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18. D'Corazon

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1530 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 904-8226
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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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19. Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House

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1610 16th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-1021
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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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20. Komotodo Sushi Burrito

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1512 Larimer St Unit 26R
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 534-0500
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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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21. Coohills

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1400 Wewatta St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-5700
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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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22. Acme Delicatessen

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
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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23. The Cooper Lounge

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1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80211
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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24. Vesta Dipping Grill

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1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1970
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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.

1. ChoLon Bistro

1555 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
ChoLon
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.
1555 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

2. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
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.
1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

3. Terminal Bar

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80211
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.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80211

4. Zoe Ma Ma

1625 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
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.
1625 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

1900 16th St Unit C, Denver, CO 80202
Adam Larkey
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.
1900 16th St Unit C
Denver, CO 80202

6. Stoic & Genuine

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
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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.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

7. The Kitchen Denver

1530 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
Facebook
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..
1530 16th St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Mercantile Dining & Provision

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
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.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Jax Fish House Denver

1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
Big Red F
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.
1539 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Hopdoddy Burger Bar Denver

1747 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Hopdaddy Burger Bar Denver
The Austin-born eatery offers fun and creative burgers plus boozy...and non-boozy milkshakes right next to Union Station.
1747 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

11. Freshcraft

1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Facebook
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.
1530 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

12. Rhein Haus Denver

1415 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
Rhein Haus Denver
The German-inspired restaurant born in Seattle is the right spot for beer, brats, and bocce ball games.
1415 Market St
Denver, CO 80202

13. Machete

1720 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Facebook
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.
1720 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

14. Venice Ristorante

1700 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
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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.
1700 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

15. Marg's Taco Bistro

1519 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
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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.
1519 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

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16. Next Door Union Station

1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80211
Facebook
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.
1701 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80211

17. Crave Real Burgers

1550 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Crave Real Burgers
The Caste Rock-born burger hotspot is famous for its crafty burgers and boozy milkshakes. This is one of the four Colorado locations.
1550 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

18. D'Corazon

1530 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
D"Corazon
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.
1530 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

19. Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House

1610 16th St, Denver, CO 80202