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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Denver

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Denver? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Go Fish - Denver restaurant
4.9
4.9 (89)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Baker
About the restaurant
Go Fish Japanese restaurant fits right in amongst the trendy shopping, eating, and drinking destinations on South Broadway - packed with personality and local flavor, this well kept secret is a favorite of locals looking for some quality food to go with a night on the town. If sushi isn't your thing, Go Fish also has a whole menu of Asian goodness and a full bar, serving up traditional drinks as well as the occasional wasabi shot. A must-visit for anyone looking for quality Asian food in Denver.

20% Gratuity will automatically be applied to parties of 5+

Top review
JamesB
Dined on Apr 1, 2024
Always good food and service! We enjoyed the evening with our family.
A photo of Williams & Graham restaurant
4.9
4.9 (890)
$31 to $50
American
Highlands
About the restaurant
Williams & Graham is an internationally recognized and awarded craft cocktail bar hidden behind a bookshelf. We have been recognized as a World's Top 50 Bar and Top Cocktail Bar in the US (2x). We offer a rich ambiance, wide variety of drinks, delicious food served until 1am nightly, and genuine hospitality.

We take reservations Sunday through Thursday with walk-in availability. We accept a limited amount of reservations on Friday & Saturday allowing more space for walk-in guests. Due to limited capacity and high demand, all reservations have a set maximum time of 2 hours to enjoy food and drink. Thank you for your understanding and consistent support!

This is a 21 and up environment, we apologize for the inconvenience but we will not be able to permit entry for anyone under the legal drinking age.

We look forward to sharing a drink with you soon!

Top review
kristenbarber
Dined 3 days ago
We went to Williams & Graham for my husband's birthday. We ordered a TON of food and had to take our main course home - the portions were bigger than I thought they'd be. Alexander was our bartender and provided an extraordinary experience. Everything was fantastic and well put together. I will definitely be back.
A photo of Adrift restaurant
4.7
4.7 (526)
$30 and under
Polynesian
Baker
About the restaurant
PLEASE READ BEFORE MAKING A RESERVATION

21+ AT ALL TIMES. Must have a valid photo ID.

Please BE ON TIME.
If you are running late be sure to send a message. We have a 15 minute grace period before your reservation will be cancelled.

We assign tables based on the number of guests listed on each reservation. If you arrive with extra people we will likely be unable to accommodate them. Parties of 10+ people will need to fill out an event form on our website.

Message us about any changes regarding your reservation. We can't guarantee that your request will be available but we are more than happy to work with you.

In order to bring the Adrift experience to as many people as possible, reservations for parties of 2-5 people are given 2 hrs to spend with us. Parties of 6 or more are given 2.5 hrs. We do not allow back to back reservations.

Parties of 6 or more are provided with one check that can be split evenly up to three ways.

The Kitchen Closes at 9PM Tues-Thurs & 10PM Fri-Sat.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
I always have a special time at Adrift! Definitely a must see and eat spot in Denver. Especially if you are a fan of the tiki experience. I love to eat here when friends/family come into town. Great for anything from girls night out to date night. Atmosphere is awesome! Food/drinks and service never disappoint!
A photo of Ophelia's Electric Soapbox restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2112)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Downtown / LoDo
About the restaurant
Ophelia’s has taken many forms over it's long and storied history. Built in 1888 the historic Victorian-Style Airedale Building has been a brothel, saloon, hotel, bar, peep show & adult video library.

Our unique 8000 Sq. Ft. space features décor that honors the building’s past, and Ophelia, the muse. Ophelia's continues the Edible Beats tradition of globally-inspired, responsibly-sourced food. Our menu features fresh, craveable takes on flatbreads, sandwiches, and brunch, in true "Gastro-Brothel" style.

We will be open for regular hours, pending shows & events, Wednesday through Saturday for dinner & entertainment, and Saturday and Sunday for brunch. We will be open for select Tuesdays, but otherwise closed without programming.

We're looking forward to welcoming you into one of the oldest and most unique dining and entertainment spaces that Denver has to offer!

Top review
MMCR
Dined 6 days ago
Great service, yummy food, and excellent entertainment!
A photo of BEZEL restaurant
4.6
4.6 (20)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown / LoDo
About the restaurant
Refinement redefined in downtown Denver, Colorado.
Tucked into the corner of Court Place and 16th Street Mall, BEZEL is where Denver's business district meets progressive vibes.

Stop by a sophisticated cocktail bar in downtown Denver, Colorado, serving craft cocktails and petite plates in an elegant setting. See and be seen at the main bar of our intimate lounge or cozy up around the outdoor fire pit. Our attention to detail is renowned, from hand-stamped ice to aromatic drink garnishes.
21+

Top review
DenverTraveler
Dined on Mar 10, 2024
Food was excellent, however it should be noted it was restaurant week and fare was limited.
A photo of Que Bueno Suerte! restaurant
4.5
4.5 (286)
$30 and under
Mexican
Washington Park
About the restaurant
Que Bueno Suerte! is a creative, modern Mexican restaurant with artful surroundings that create a union between ancient Mayan and modern Mexican artwork and architecture. Inspired by the boldness of Mexico, the menu features innovative Latin cuisine prepared by our talented culinary team. A menu of modern eclectic small plates and entrees is punctuated by an extensive tequila and mezcal list, as well as a variety of seasonal cocktails.
Top review
ChristinaH
Dined on Apr 1, 2024
We came back to try QBS on Easter after we had a bad vibe experience on a brunch Sunday that we walked out after we were seated. Anyway, this time around was better! Our sever was very friendly, looked out for my son’s allergies, recommended some dishes and promoted some of their dance nights. The food was great and we will return!
A photo of Cantina Loca restaurant
4.5
4.5 (21)
$30 and under
Mexican
Highlands
About the restaurant
Serving up authentic Mexico City street food, the best mezcals and tequilas in the game, and just the right amount of loca for your boca. Because life isn’t just about tacos and tequila. It’s also about mixiote and mezcal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 16, 2024
Food and service was great, music was way too loud though
A photo of Highland Tap & Burger restaurant
4.4
4.4 (18)
$30 and under
American
Highlands
About the restaurant
Highland Tap & Burger is a casual bar and restaurant with a wide selection of beverages, delicious burgers and other tasty appetizers and entrées. Located in the heart of LoHi (Lower Highland), on the outskirts of downtown Denver, it is popular with locals and new-comers alike.

The atmosphere at Highland Tap & Burger is comfortable and casual with a stylish, contemporary flair. The spacious patio lets guests enjoy some fresh air while they eat and drink on mild days and nights, and the restaurant is known for its friendly and professional staff. The HTB smashed burger is a crowd favorite at Highland Tap & Burger, and guests can enjoy it and other dishes with a Tap That! Lager or any number of other selections from the extensive beer menu.

Top review
CapitolHillManvip
Dined on Feb 24, 2024
Great gluten free bun! Saturday lunch was not busy at all which was very nice!
A photo of Punch Bowl Social - Denver restaurant
4.2
4.2 (41)
$30 and under
American
Baker
About the restaurant
Punch Bowl Social, Proud Hosts of the Unexpected, brings people together for one-of-a-kind food, fun, first-rate hospitality, and entertainment. Scratch kitchens, craft cocktails, social gaming, DJs, and live music in eclectic and creatively designed spaces provide the perfect setting for exceptional experiences. Whether you’re looking to have a fabulous night out with friends or want to host an unforgettable event, Punch Bowl Social has got it covered.
Top review
AlanaY
Dined on Mar 30, 2024
I wish I could remember who served us but she was excellent, took care of 14 people smoothly and the food was great!
A photo of Red Tops Rendezvous restaurant
4.2
4.2 (58)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Jefferson Park
About the restaurant
Red Tops Rendezvous is located in Jefferson Park in Denver and is a gathering place for friends, families and neighbors to enjoy Detroit-style pizza and Italian favorites. We believe that food should be made with fresh, high quality ingredients, which is why we source from local farmers and purveyors whenever possible. While crafting Detroit-style pizza is our passion, our menu also features Italian specialties and game-day favorites, along with an extensive cocktail, wine and local craft beer list.

With two floors, as well as a patio and private dining room, we welcome guests looking for a unique space for game day, date night or an evening out with family and friends. Soon we’ll be offering takeout, so Red Tops Rendezvous can be delivered to your door!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 22, 2024
Maria has waited on us a few times and she is awesome!!
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