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The Ultimate Guide to Dining on South Broadway

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Running through the heart of the Baker neighborhood, South Broadway is one of Denver's main thoroughfares, peppered with dive bars, antique shops and other eclectic businesses. When it comes to dining, we've focused on the stretch between 1st Avenue and I-25. Here are 10 restaurants to choose from on South Broadway.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gozo

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32 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 638-1462
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This Mediterranean-inspired spot opened in a location where Deluxe and Juanita’s came before it. The rustic menu, including dishes like roasted cauliflower served over green lentils, is complemented by wine selections from Spain, Italy, and California.

2. Adrift

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218 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-8454
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Experience a traditional tiki setting at this bar, which serves up punch bowls and potent cocktails like the zombie, a mix of Appleton V/X, Bacardi 8, Coruba, Herbsaint, lime, Lemon Hart 151, Velvet Falernum liqueur, grenadine, and bitters. The food reveals island-style flair, with dishes like ahi poke and a 'spam mi' sandwich.

3. Beatrice & Woodsley

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38 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-3505
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Step inside Beatrice & Woodsley and you’ll feel transported to an urban aspen grove. The unique wilderness-themed interior matches the playful menu. Brunch is also a popular choice, as well as the whimsical cocktail program.

4. Sweet Action Ice Cream

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52 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 282-4645
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This shop is known for its ice cream—handmade with Colorado dairy—in a unique selection of flavors. Though constantly rotating, keep an eye out for treats like Colorado apple pie or even vegan lingonberry swirl.

5. Punch Bowl Social Food & Drink

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65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 765-2695
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Part gastro-diner and part arcade/bowling alley, Punch Bowl serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, showcasing an array of upscale diner fare. Fresh-made juices like an apple, carrot and beet mix round things out.

6. Atomic Cowboy

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141 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 377-7900
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You’ll find three concepts in one at Atomic Cowboy, which also houses Fat Sully’s pizza and the Denver Biscuit Company. Though each business keeps different hours, the trio complements each other in the comfortable space—whether you belly up to the bar of Atomic Cowboy, grab a slice from Fat Sully’s or indulge in a gravy-smothered biscuit sandwich at DBC.

7. Illegal Pete's

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270 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 287-5233
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The sixth location in this local Mission-style fast-casual Mexican chain, Illegal Pete’s on South Broadway is an alternative to Chipotle, with live music shows and late-night hours to boot. Whether you seek breakfast burritos, chips and queso, or fish tacos, Pete’s covers the bases.

8. Sputnik

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3 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 570-4503
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A hipster haven with a divey vibe, Sputnik is the satellite restaurant and bar to adjacent music venue the Hi-Dive. The hand-dipped corn dogs are a long-standing menu favorite, with a choice of beef or zucchini in cornmeal batter. Vegetarian options are also plentiful.

9. Leña

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24 North Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(720) 550-7267
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There's a Latin spin on the cuisine here, where wood-fire cooking is used for a wide selection of asado grilled meats. Tacos, empanadas, and other dishes from South and Central America, Mexico, and Spain round out the menu.

10. Chowder Room

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560 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 777-3474
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In addition to the namesake dish, seafood specialties from around the country are at home here, like oysters, fried calamari, crab cakes, and barbecue shrimp. A seafaring vibe is created with the use of woodwork, New England antiques, and ocean-themed artifacts.

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1. Gozo

32 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
This Mediterranean-inspired spot opened in a location where Deluxe and Juanita’s came before it. The rustic menu, including dishes like roasted cauliflower served over green lentils, is complemented by wine selections from Spain, Italy, and California.
32 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

2. Adrift

218 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Experience a traditional tiki setting at this bar, which serves up punch bowls and potent cocktails like the zombie, a mix of Appleton V/X, Bacardi 8, Coruba, Herbsaint, lime, Lemon Hart 151, Velvet Falernum liqueur, grenadine, and bitters. The food reveals island-style flair, with dishes like ahi poke and a 'spam mi' sandwich.
218 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

3. Beatrice & Woodsley

38 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
Step inside Beatrice & Woodsley and you’ll feel transported to an urban aspen grove. The unique wilderness-themed interior matches the playful menu. Brunch is also a popular choice, as well as the whimsical cocktail program.
38 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

4. Sweet Action Ice Cream

52 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
This shop is known for its ice cream—handmade with Colorado dairy—in a unique selection of flavors. Though constantly rotating, keep an eye out for treats like Colorado apple pie or even vegan lingonberry swirl.
52 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

5. Punch Bowl Social Food & Drink

65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Part gastro-diner and part arcade/bowling alley, Punch Bowl serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, showcasing an array of upscale diner fare. Fresh-made juices like an apple, carrot and beet mix round things out.
65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

6. Atomic Cowboy

141 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
You’ll find three concepts in one at Atomic Cowboy, which also houses Fat Sully’s pizza and the Denver Biscuit Company. Though each business keeps different hours, the trio complements each other in the comfortable space—whether you belly up to the bar of Atomic Cowboy, grab a slice from Fat Sully’s or indulge in a gravy-smothered biscuit sandwich at DBC.
141 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

7. Illegal Pete's

270 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
The sixth location in this local Mission-style fast-casual Mexican chain, Illegal Pete’s on South Broadway is an alternative to Chipotle, with live music shows and late-night hours to boot. Whether you seek breakfast burritos, chips and queso, or fish tacos, Pete’s covers the bases.
270 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

8. Sputnik

3 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
A hipster haven with a divey vibe, Sputnik is the satellite restaurant and bar to adjacent music venue the Hi-Dive. The hand-dipped corn dogs are a long-standing menu favorite, with a choice of beef or zucchini in cornmeal batter. Vegetarian options are also plentiful.
3 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

9. Leña

24 North Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
There's a Latin spin on the cuisine here, where wood-fire cooking is used for a wide selection of asado grilled meats. Tacos, empanadas, and other dishes from South and Central America, Mexico, and Spain round out the menu.
24 North Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

10. Chowder Room

560 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
In addition to the namesake dish, seafood specialties from around the country are at home here, like oysters, fried calamari, crab cakes, and barbecue shrimp. A seafaring vibe is created with the use of woodwork, New England antiques, and ocean-themed artifacts.
560 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

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