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Happy Hour: These Are Denver's 22 Most Attractive Food-Centric Offers

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Happy hour deals abound in Denver—there are plenty of half-off or two-for-one or specially-priced drinks from wine to beer and cocktails at bars all over town. And while there are also many specials on food, this list offers you twenty-two of the best ones that the Mile High City has to offer. From house-made Cotton Candy at Parallel 17, house-made venison kielbasa at Vesta Dipping Grill, and Tender Belly Hot Dogs with Queso Fundido at Comida, these are Denver's best food-centric happy hour deals.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Squeaky Bean bar, diners can enjoy the 'spreads & shmears', consisting of a daily-rotating assortment of spreads, breads, and charcuterie. All are $5 and come with homemade potato chips, ciabatta, focaccia or papadum.

2. The Populist

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3163 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 432-3163
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The RiNo restaurant welcomes guests to happy hour from 5 to 7 with four items: the Bar Mix ($3), Chicken Liver Mousse ($4), Mussels ($5), and Bacon and Egg ($6).

3. TAG Restaurant

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1441 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 996-9985
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On weekdays, from 2 to 6 p.m., TAG hosts Social Hour Eats. All items offered are $5 and include Baja tacos, Edamame, Steamed & Crisped Seafood Potstickers, and Da Bomb Sliders.

4. Central Bistro and Bar

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1691 Central Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4582
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For its happy hour, the restaurant offers several items ranging from house-made Honey Roasted Peanuts ($2) and house Chips w/ Onion dip ($3) to Confit Wings ($6) and American Artisan Cheese Plate ($10). The happy hour deal is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.

5. Al Lado

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1610 Little Raven St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 572-3000
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On Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. (starting at 4 p.m. on Fridays), al Lado offers several items priced between $3 and $7. Highlights include the Gazpacho ($3), Deviled Eggs with Tuna ($4), and Chorizo $ Clams Cazuela ($6).

6. Linger

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2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-3120
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Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30pm, Linger hosts its happy hour with a wide variety of items ranging from organic sweet potato waffle fries to French onion mussels and the Linger Wagyu slider. The nine items available at the bar and on the roof only are priced between $3.50 and $7.

7. Panzano

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909 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-3525
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Seven days a week, Panzano hosts Happy Hour from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in its lounge. Generous tastings of chef Elise Wiggings's signature dishes such as Crespelle ai Funghi, Salsiccia Pizza and Capesante available for $5, $6 and $7 per plate.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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Before or after a ping-pong match, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays through Thursday, guests can enjoy several varieties of Bao Buns ($3 each), Dim Sum ($1 each), and Ribs & Wings ($1 each). There are also jungle nuts, kimchi, and papaya salad available for $2 each.

9. Root Down

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1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
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Happy hour at RootDown is weekdays from 4:30 to 7p.m. in the bar only and it includes nine items with prices between $4 and $7. Among the highlights are the Green Chili Duck Taco ($4) and the Colorado Lamb Slider ($5).

10. Zengo

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1610 Little Raven St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 904-0965
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Zengo offers Happy hour Monday - Saturday from 5 - 7 p.m. with plates ranging from $5 to $7. Some of the specials include Adobo Chicken Steam Buns ($5), Wagyu Beef Albondigas ($7), and Wok Blistered Shishitos ($5).

11. Bones

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701 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 860-2929
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The happy hour at Bones is available on weekdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Among the offerings are Shishito Peppers, Edamame, Seaweed Salad ($4), as well as Steamed Buns ($4).

12. Comida Cantina

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721 Confidence Drive
Longmont, CO 80504
(720) 204-6455
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This modern Mexican taqueria offers happy hour Monday through Saturday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Street snacks are available for $4 each, including spicy shrimp with jalapeno aioli, Seared Greens with house crema, and Tender Belly Hot Dogs with Queso Fundido.

13. Beatrice & Woodsley

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38 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-3505
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'Nosh & 'Tails' is this restaurant's version of happy hour. Served at the counter, on Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., it includes experimental items that the chef is testing for Brunch or Dinner service. Among the most recent offerings are Chickpea and Herb Fritter ($5), Spicy Bison Meat-a-Ball ($8), and Zucchini-Chili Pain Perdue ($7).

14. Lou's Food Bar

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1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0336
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On Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., Lou's Food Bar offers seven items priced between $3 and $5. Not-to-miss are the Gougeres ($5), Crab Cakes ($4), and Pulled Pork Sliders ($2).

15. Old Major

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3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 420-0622
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Next week the happy hour menu at Old Major will expand, but, for now, guests can enjoy items like the nuts and olives ($6), smoked mussels in swedish mustard sauce ($9), and the cheese plate ($13). The special prices are available daily from 3 to 5 p.m. The hours will extend to 6 p.m. starting next week.

16. The Wooden Table

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2500 E Orchard Rd #C
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
(303) 730-2152
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Not happy hour per se, the "Cena Presto" at Wooden Table is an attractive early dinner deal for $35 per person. The special is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 5:30pm and includes an antipasto, a signature cocktail, a pasta dish, a choice of wine by the glass.

17. Vesta Dipping Grill

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1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1970
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Daily from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Vesta Dipping Grill offers small bites, small plates, and samplers priced between $2 to $9. Highlights include chinese bbq pork belly ($2), golden ponzu shrimp ($6), and the house-made venison kielbasa ($9).

18. Parallel Seventeen

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1600 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 399-0988
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For $3, choose from house-made Cotton Candy (yes, real cotton candy), Tuna Taro Tacos, and Togarashi Caramel Corn. For $4 you can get your choice of the Edamame, Tempura Vegetables, or the Steamed Pork Buns. And for $5 you can nosh on Spring Rolls, Chicken Potstickers, Quinoa Salad or White Asparagus Flatbread. These offers are available Monday (all night) and Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Late night happy hour runs Saturday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close.

19. Edge Restaurant

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1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3343
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Daily from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and nightly from 11 p.m. to close, EDGE offers select items of its bar menu for half price. They include House-Made Hummus, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Buffalo Chicken Wings, and Red Curry Chicken Satay.

20. Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria

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2129 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-7000
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The $5 Happy Hour menu at Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria includes the famed Limoncello Chicken Wings, a personal-sized Margherita Pizza, and the popular Meatball Sliders. The offers are available Thursday through Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.

21. Jax Fish House Glendale

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650 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 756-6449
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Food highlights in the 4 to 6 p.m. Happy Hour at JAX Glendale include the signature Oysters ($1.25 each), Peel N’ Eat Shrimp with Jax mustard and cocktail sauce ($5), and Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo with andouille sausage ($4).

22. Second Home Kitchen & Bar

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150 Clayton Ln
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 253-3000
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At Second Home & Kitchen Happy Hour runs daily from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes items like Two Deviled Eggs with truffle, arugula, and garlic chips ($1), Crispy Pancetta Crostini with seasonal stone fruit ($2), and Harris Ranch Skirt Steak Skewers with chimichurri ($6).

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1. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Tuesday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Squeaky Bean bar, diners can enjoy the 'spreads & shmears', consisting of a daily-rotating assortment of spreads, breads, and charcuterie. All are $5 and come with homemade potato chips, ciabatta, focaccia or papadum.
1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

2. The Populist

3163 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The RiNo restaurant welcomes guests to happy hour from 5 to 7 with four items: the Bar Mix ($3), Chicken Liver Mousse ($4), Mussels ($5), and Bacon and Egg ($6).
3163 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

3. TAG Restaurant

1441 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202
On weekdays, from 2 to 6 p.m., TAG hosts Social Hour Eats. All items offered are $5 and include Baja tacos, Edamame, Steamed & Crisped Seafood Potstickers, and Da Bomb Sliders.
1441 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202

4. Central Bistro and Bar

1691 Central Street, Denver, CO 80211
For its happy hour, the restaurant offers several items ranging from house-made Honey Roasted Peanuts ($2) and house Chips w/ Onion dip ($3) to Confit Wings ($6) and American Artisan Cheese Plate ($10). The happy hour deal is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
1691 Central Street
Denver, CO 80211

5. Al Lado

1610 Little Raven St, Denver, CO 80202
On Monday through Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. (starting at 4 p.m. on Fridays), al Lado offers several items priced between $3 and $7. Highlights include the Gazpacho ($3), Deviled Eggs with Tuna ($4), and Chorizo $ Clams Cazuela ($6).
1610 Little Raven St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Linger

2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Tuesday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30pm, Linger hosts its happy hour with a wide variety of items ranging from organic sweet potato waffle fries to French onion mussels and the Linger Wagyu slider. The nine items available at the bar and on the roof only are priced between $3.50 and $7.
2030 W 30th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

7. Panzano

909 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
Seven days a week, Panzano hosts Happy Hour from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in its lounge. Generous tastings of chef Elise Wiggings's signature dishes such as Crespelle ai Funghi, Salsiccia Pizza and Capesante available for $5, $6 and $7 per plate.
909 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Ace

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Before or after a ping-pong match, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays through Thursday, guests can enjoy several varieties of Bao Buns ($3 each), Dim Sum ($1 each), and Ribs & Wings ($1 each). There are also jungle nuts, kimchi, and papaya salad available for $2 each.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

9. Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Happy hour at RootDown is weekdays from 4:30 to 7p.m. in the bar only and it includes nine items with prices between $4 and $7. Among the highlights are the Green Chili Duck Taco ($4) and the Colorado Lamb Slider ($5).
1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

10. Zengo

1610 Little Raven St, Denver, CO 80202
Zengo offers Happy hour Monday - Saturday from 5 - 7 p.m. with plates ranging from $5 to $7. Some of the specials include Adobo Chicken Steam Buns ($5), Wagyu Beef Albondigas ($7), and Wok Blistered Shishitos ($5).
1610 Little Raven St
Denver, CO 80202

11. Bones

701 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
The happy hour at Bones is available on weekdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Among the offerings are Shishito Peppers, Edamame, Seaweed Salad ($4), as well as Steamed Buns ($4).
701 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203

12. Comida Cantina

721 Confidence Drive, Longmont, CO 80504
This modern Mexican taqueria offers happy hour Monday through Saturday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Street snacks are available for $4 each, including spicy shrimp with jalapeno aioli, Seared Greens with house crema, and Tender Belly Hot Dogs with Queso Fundido.
721 Confidence Drive
Longmont, CO 80504

13. Beatrice & Woodsley

38 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
'Nosh & 'Tails' is this restaurant's version of happy hour. Served at the counter, on Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m., it includes experimental items that the chef is testing for Brunch or Dinner service. Among the most recent offerings are Chickpea and Herb Fritter ($5), Spicy Bison Meat-a-Ball ($8), and Zucchini-Chili Pain Perdue ($7).
38 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

14. Lou's Food Bar

1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
On Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., Lou's Food Bar offers seven items priced between $3 and $5. Not-to-miss are the Gougeres ($5), Crab Cakes ($4), and Pulled Pork Sliders ($2).
1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

15. Old Major

3316 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211
Next week the happy hour menu at Old Major will expand, but, for now, guests can enjoy items like the nuts and olives ($6), smoked mussels in swedish mustard sauce ($9), and the cheese plate ($13). The special prices are available daily from 3 to 5 p.m. The hours will extend to 6 p.m. starting next week.
3316 Tejon St
Denver, CO 80211

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16. The Wooden Table

2500 E Orchard Rd #C, Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Not happy hour per se, the "Cena Presto" at Wooden Table is an attractive early dinner deal for $35 per person. The special is offered Monday through Friday from 4 to 5:30pm and includes an antipasto, a signature cocktail, a pasta dish, a choice of wine by the glass.
2500 E Orchard Rd #C
Greenwood Village, CO 80121

17. Vesta Dipping Grill

1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Daily from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Vesta Dipping Grill offers small bites, small plates, and samplers priced between $2 to $9. Highlights include chinese bbq pork belly ($2), golden ponzu shrimp ($6), and the house-made venison kielbasa ($9).
1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

18. Parallel Seventeen

1600 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
For $3, choose from house-made Cotton Candy (yes, real cotton candy), Tuna Taro Tacos, and Togarashi Caramel Corn. For $4 you can get your choice of the Edamame, Tempura Vegetables, or the Steamed Pork Buns. And for $5 you can nosh on Spring Rolls, Chicken Potstickers, Quinoa Salad or White Asparagus Flatbread. These offers are available Monday (all night) and Tuesday through Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Late night happy hour runs Saturday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close.
1600 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

19. Edge Restaurant

1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Daily from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and nightly from 11 p.m. to close, EDGE offers select items of its bar menu for half price. They include House-Made Hummus, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Buffalo Chicken Wings, and Red Curry Chicken Satay.
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

20. Marco's Coal Fired Pizzeria

2129 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
The $5 Happy Hour menu at Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria includes the famed Limoncello Chicken Wings, a personal-sized Margherita Pizza, and the popular Meatball Sliders. The offers are available Thursday through Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
2129 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

21. Jax Fish House Glendale

650 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246
Food highlights in the 4 to 6 p.m. Happy Hour at JAX Glendale include the signature Oysters ($1.25 each), Peel N’ Eat Shrimp with Jax mustard and cocktail sauce ($5), and Chicken & Crawfish Gumbo with andouille sausage ($4).
650 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246

22. Second Home Kitchen & Bar

150 Clayton Ln, Denver, CO 80206
At Second Home & Kitchen Happy Hour runs daily from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes items like Two Deviled Eggs with truffle, arugula, and garlic chips ($1), Crispy Pancetta Crostini with seasonal stone fruit ($2), and Harris Ranch Skirt Steak Skewers with chimichurri ($6).
150 Clayton Ln
Denver, CO 80206

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