Downtown Denver affords plenty of post-show dining options within easy walking distance of the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Downtown Denver has numerous restaurants to choose from, and with many Denver Center shows offering early weekday starts, you have plenty of dining options afterward. To help narrow down your choices, here is a list of 10 restaurants that are usually open until at least 11 p.m., ordered by their proximity to the arts complex at 14th and Curtis streets (closest first).
- The Corner Office. This sleek restaurant features global comfort food ranging from German Bratwurst to Indian curry to Japanese ramen. It also serves decadent desserts and specialty martinis and cocktails. Located on the corner of 14th and Curtis, The Corner Office is just across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Complex’s iconic arch. It stays open until 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 p.m. every other day of the week.
- Tamayo. Tamayo offers both traditional Mexican fare and dishes with a modern twist. The highlight of this location though, is its selection of more than 100 tequilas, including house-infused flavors such as prickly pear and pineapple sage. It’s only a five-minute walk from your theatre and has rooftop seating with beautiful views of the city and mountains. Open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 10 p.m. every other day of the week. Located at 14th and Larimer streets in Larimer Square.
- Corridor 44. As Denver’s only designated champagne bar, Corridor 44 is the perfect place for a classy late-night out. It also offers bar snacks, sandwiches, salads and desserts, all made to pair well with, yes, champagne. It should only take you six minutes to walk to this lounge located in Larimer Square at 1433 Larimer St.
- Rock Bottom. This popular brewpub chain has a lively environment with upscale pub and American food. Even better, it has a $5-and-under after-dark menu that makes for the perfect cheap post-show snack. Show your server your Denver Center ticket stub for one free “Beer of the Day” with any entrée purchase. Only about a seven-minute walk and open until 2 a.m. every day, Rock Bottom is sure to be open even after the DCPA’s latest shows get out. Located at 16th and Curtis streets on the pedestrian mall.
- Ocean Prime. This upscale lounge serves sushi, seafood, steaks and desserts. It also has a large selection of drinks including specialty cocktails, champagnes, wines and beers. Open until 11 p.m. on Thursdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays but only 10 p.m. the rest of the week. It’s only a seven-minute walk to its location in Larimer Square at 1465 Larimer St.
- Rialto Café. Serving American food in an inviting atmosphere, the Rialto has been located on 16th Street Mall between Champa and Curtis streets for nearly two decades. It offers a variety of appetizers, soups, sandwiches, steaks and sides until 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. You get 10 percent off your meal and 40 percent off select bottles of wine by showing your Denver Center ticket.
- Stout Street Social. This lively restaurant is perfect for getting a bite to eat, having a drink and socializing after one a show. It serves American food with a variety of wines and cocktails and more than 40 beers to choose from. It takes less than eight minutes to walk to Stout Street Social, located on the corner of 14th and Stout, across the street from the Colorado Convention Center. Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. all other days of the week.
- The Palm Restaurant. This destination restaurant has a sophisticated yet easy atmosphere, serving pasta, seafood, steaks and dessert along with fresh salads and side dishes. Its extensive wine list with Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and more makes The Palm a great place to get a drink after a show. Located in the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel, it’s only about an eight-minute walk from the arts complex. It’s open until 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 p.m. on Sundays. The address is 1672 Lawrence St.
- STK Denver. STK is one of Denver’s newest restaurants. It’s unique in that it’s a club combined with a steakhouse, so it’s best for the nightlife crowd. Stop by for a delicious meal of seafood or steak, a specialty cocktail and dancing. STK is open until 11 p.m. on Thursdays and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and is only about a 10-minute walk. The address is 1550 Market St.
- Rhein Haus. This German-style beer hall has the look of a traditionally decorated Bierstuben. It serves authentic German cuisine including sausages, house-made pretzels, pizzas and more. It’s only about an 11 minute-walk 1415 Market St. in Larimer Square. It’s open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 p.m. the rest of the week.
Bonus: Hard Rock Cafe. Jump on the free 16th Street Mall bus after a show and in minutes you can be at Denver’s edition of the iconic Hard Rock Cafe, where if you present your Denver Center ticket stub and purchase of an entrée, you will receive a free dessert. Located in the Denver Pavilions at 16th and Welton streets.