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Where to Dine Before a Show at the Bluebird Theater

Dinner and a show is an absolute must in this neighborhood.

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Welcome to Eater's new "Dinner and a Show" series, where we will be helping you to plan your perfect night out - broken down by venue/neighborhood.

The Bluebird Theater hosts a fantastic variety of musical performances every week and the surrounding area is becoming more and more of a dining destination. This list features some of the hottest and best restaurants within reasonable walking distance from the venue.

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The new and improved Mezcal is an excellent choice for dinner before a show at the Bluebird. The revamped family Mexican joint received both a design facelift as well as a menu facelift. Enjoy a margarita and the on-point fire roasted tomato salsa with tortilla chips.
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to the wind

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If you plan to enjoy a romantic dinner at this unparalleled setting on Colfax, make sure you leave plenty of time before the show starts. To The Wind does not accept reservations and wait times can be long, but that is not always the case.
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Steve's Snappin' Dogs

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Want something casual and quick before the night's activities unfold? Swing by Steve's Snappin' Dogs on Colfax for a fun and inexpensive dinner.
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Ethiopian Restaurant

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Dubbed simply as "Ethiopian Restaurant," this family-run restaurant is one of the best-kept secrets on Colfax. The secret's out now. Stop in before the show for traditional Ethiopian dishes. This would be an excellent choice for vegetarians as Ethiopian cuisine tends to lean in that direction.
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Fat Sully's Pizza

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Need a pre-show slice? Fat Sully's can accomodate both your take-away and dine-in slice needs. With an excellent beer list featuring local craft beers and a fun, open atmosphere, get your party started at Fat Sully's.
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TAG Burger Bar

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For a burger and a beer pre-show, TAG Burger Bar is the prefect spot. The casual eatery is tucked into a quaint Congress Park neighborhood enclave located within ten blocks of the Bluebird Theatre.
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Tommy's Thai

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Tommy's Thai offers a bit more of an ethnic flair to the dining options surrounding the Bluebird Theater. But beware of ordering menu items too spicy - Tommy's does not fool around with spice and it could very well ruin your night if you bite off more than you can chew.
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Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

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If you're willing to cross Colorado Boulevard to seek out some excellent food, head to Chop Shop. The 48-hour slow-cooked short rib is to die for, as well as the Szechuan glazed pork tenderloin. Just make sure you don't break out in the meat sweats while boogeying down at the Bluebird.
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Pinche Tacos

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Another option for margs and tacos pre-show is Pinche. Beware: The popular modern Mexican spot gets absolutely packed nightly starting at about 5:30 p.m.

Mezcal

Adam Larkey
The new and improved Mezcal is an excellent choice for dinner before a show at the Bluebird. The revamped family Mexican joint received both a design facelift as well as a menu facelift. Enjoy a margarita and the on-point fire roasted tomato salsa with tortilla chips.
Adam Larkey

to the wind

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If you plan to enjoy a romantic dinner at this unparalleled setting on Colfax, make sure you leave plenty of time before the show starts. To The Wind does not accept reservations and wait times can be long, but that is not always the case.
Facebook

Steve's Snappin' Dogs

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Want something casual and quick before the night's activities unfold? Swing by Steve's Snappin' Dogs on Colfax for a fun and inexpensive dinner.
Facebook

Ethiopian Restaurant

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Dubbed simply as "Ethiopian Restaurant," this family-run restaurant is one of the best-kept secrets on Colfax. The secret's out now. Stop in before the show for traditional Ethiopian dishes. This would be an excellent choice for vegetarians as Ethiopian cuisine tends to lean in that direction.
Facebook

Fat Sully's Pizza

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Need a pre-show slice? Fat Sully's can accomodate both your take-away and dine-in slice needs. With an excellent beer list featuring local craft beers and a fun, open atmosphere, get your party started at Fat Sully's.
Facebook

TAG Burger Bar

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For a burger and a beer pre-show, TAG Burger Bar is the prefect spot. The casual eatery is tucked into a quaint Congress Park neighborhood enclave located within ten blocks of the Bluebird Theatre.
Facebook

Tommy's Thai

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Tommy's Thai offers a bit more of an ethnic flair to the dining options surrounding the Bluebird Theater. But beware of ordering menu items too spicy - Tommy's does not fool around with spice and it could very well ruin your night if you bite off more than you can chew.
Facebook

Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

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If you're willing to cross Colorado Boulevard to seek out some excellent food, head to Chop Shop. The 48-hour slow-cooked short rib is to die for, as well as the Szechuan glazed pork tenderloin. Just make sure you don't break out in the meat sweats while boogeying down at the Bluebird.
Facebook

Pinche Tacos

Another option for margs and tacos pre-show is Pinche. Beware: The popular modern Mexican spot gets absolutely packed nightly starting at about 5:30 p.m.

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