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Where to Dine and Drink Before a Show at The Gothic Theater

Dinner and a show is still the quintessential classic.

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Welcome to Eater's "dinner and a show" series, wherein the experts help you plan your perfect night out - broken down by the city's top notch live music venues and the neighborhoods surrounding them.

The splendid Gothic Theater hosts a wide variety of musical acts and lies within range of many fine eating and drinking establishments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Miyako Ra-men

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Authentic Japanese ramen pre-show? Sounds like one perfect date night. Miyako serves traditional options and Japanese small plates at great prices. Spicy broth, shoyu tonkotsu, or kimchi ramen are all great dancing fuel.
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Moe's Bar-B-Que & Bowl

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The hybrid bowling alley/barbecue joint/craft beer bar is located conveniently right next door to the Gothic, which is why it can get crowded before shows. Plan ahead and arrive early and/or reserve a bowling lane in advance. Enjoy Alabama-style barbecue meats and sides alongside a few local microbrews to get in the zone.
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Casual Lounge

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The Casual Lounge is hidden about a block away from the venue in an extremely unassuming building. So unassuming, in fact, you may walk right by it. Once you find it however, it will surely delight with its low key atmosphere, retro jukebox tunes, and dirt cheap drinks. It's a great bar for pre- and post-concert fun.
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Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs

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If the drawn-out, awkward dinner date pre-show isn't your thing, swing by Billy's before boogeying down. Billy's offers standard dogs, unusual combinations, vegetarian choices, and ice cream to sweeten the deal.
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El Tepehuan Mexican Restaurant

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El Tep moved from its downtown location to its new Englewood location last summer, making it an excellent option to fuel up for dancing the night away at the Gothic. The spot has both a storefront and a mobile food truck that roams the area providing tacos, burritos, and more.
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The BOB The Brew On Broadway

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The BOB will satisfy coffee and beer lovers alike. The combination brewery/roastery boasts a great patio, and it's not uncommon to find live music and/or food trucks on weekends.
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Smashburger

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Didn't save yourself much time before the music starts? Smashburger is right around the corner from the Gothic. Now that's a cheap date.
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Steakhouse 10

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Take her out to a nice steak dinner, and don't be fooled by Steak House 10's low key exterior: Inside awaits one of the best steak house experiences in Denver. Service is smart and snappy, the atmosphere swanky, and the food served in large portions with a Greek flair on many dishes.
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Beirut Grill

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Beirut Grill serves abundant and satisfying Middle Eastern cuisine on the cheap. A good choice for those who want to spice it up before the show.
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Colore Italian Restaurant

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For Italian classics like fritto misto, calamari, caprese, caesar, and pastas galore, Colore on Broadway is an apt date night eatery. Top off the Italian meal with a glass or two of resasonably priced wines, perfect for lubricating the dancing shoes.
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Miyako Ra-men

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Authentic Japanese ramen pre-show? Sounds like one perfect date night. Miyako serves traditional options and Japanese small plates at great prices. Spicy broth, shoyu tonkotsu, or kimchi ramen are all great dancing fuel.
Facebook

Moe's Bar-B-Que & Bowl

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The hybrid bowling alley/barbecue joint/craft beer bar is located conveniently right next door to the Gothic, which is why it can get crowded before shows. Plan ahead and arrive early and/or reserve a bowling lane in advance. Enjoy Alabama-style barbecue meats and sides alongside a few local microbrews to get in the zone.
Facebook

Casual Lounge

Yelp
The Casual Lounge is hidden about a block away from the venue in an extremely unassuming building. So unassuming, in fact, you may walk right by it. Once you find it however, it will surely delight with its low key atmosphere, retro jukebox tunes, and dirt cheap drinks. It's a great bar for pre- and post-concert fun.
Yelp

Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs

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If the drawn-out, awkward dinner date pre-show isn't your thing, swing by Billy's before boogeying down. Billy's offers standard dogs, unusual combinations, vegetarian choices, and ice cream to sweeten the deal.
Facebook

El Tepehuan Mexican Restaurant

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El Tep moved from its downtown location to its new Englewood location last summer, making it an excellent option to fuel up for dancing the night away at the Gothic. The spot has both a storefront and a mobile food truck that roams the area providing tacos, burritos, and more.
Facebook

The BOB The Brew On Broadway

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The BOB will satisfy coffee and beer lovers alike. The combination brewery/roastery boasts a great patio, and it's not uncommon to find live music and/or food trucks on weekends.
Facebook

Smashburger

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Didn't save yourself much time before the music starts? Smashburger is right around the corner from the Gothic. Now that's a cheap date.
Facebook

Steakhouse 10

Official Website
Take her out to a nice steak dinner, and don't be fooled by Steak House 10's low key exterior: Inside awaits one of the best steak house experiences in Denver. Service is smart and snappy, the atmosphere swanky, and the food served in large portions with a Greek flair on many dishes.
Official Website

Beirut Grill

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Beirut Grill serves abundant and satisfying Middle Eastern cuisine on the cheap. A good choice for those who want to spice it up before the show.
Yelp

Colore Italian Restaurant

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For Italian classics like fritto misto, calamari, caprese, caesar, and pastas galore, Colore on Broadway is an apt date night eatery. Top off the Italian meal with a glass or two of resasonably priced wines, perfect for lubricating the dancing shoes.
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