A light and airy bar filled with people

Explore the Clayton Neighborhood and Beyond

Depending on your selected show time for Theater of the Mind, you could find yourself planning a pre-show brunch, an early dinner, or apps and drinks. The show takes place in a recently revived area that sits between the greater RiNo neighborhood and the historic residential Clayton neighborhood. All locations listed below are conveniently located within 3 miles of York Street Yards.


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Photo courtesy of Rivers and Roads Coffee

If your showtime is between 11am and 2pm, maybe you are still craving breakfast or lunch, even brunch. Rivers and Roads Coffee has a menu to cover your sweet and savory tastes with avocado toast, Mediterranean breakfast hash, sausage breakfast sandwich, fries, turkey sandwich, and of course a full menu of coffees and teas.

2 locations:

2539 E. Bruce Randolph Ave. (3 minutes away)

2960 Champa St. (6 minutes away)

If you’re craving spice, Girasoles Mexican Grill might hit the spot for a casual and affordable meal of tamales, Azteca breakfast plate, smothered burritos, or tacos.

Location: 2940 Bruce Randolph Ave, (2 minutes away)

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Photo courtesy of Lucero’s

When little Girasoles is full, head over to Lucero’s for your smothered huevos rancheros, crispy tostadas, and other simple Mexican bites. Note that Girasoles and Lucero’s are not open for dinner.

Location: 3657 Fillmore St. (2 minutes away)


You could have lunch at Randall’s, but there is live music with your meal in the evening. This is Louisiana southern food with catfish dinner, tilapia dinner, shrimp dinner, and more. For those not in the mood for Creole spice, there are burgers and chicken.

Location: 3349 York St. (2 minutes away)

Nola Voodoo Tavern is your place for fried okra, hush puppies, New Orleans muffaletta, gumbo, and other Cajun food. The drinks menu is also straight out of the South with a Voodoo Hurricane topping the cocktail list.

Location: 2231 Bruce Randolph Ave. (2 minutes away)

A light and airy bar filled with people

Photo courtesy of Cohesion Brewing Company



Cohesion Brewing Company is in the York Street Yards complex where the show is. Note that they are closed on Mondays. This taproom is “inspired by the beer production and service methods found in the Czech Republic,” which seems to be about extra foam. The events calendar on their website will show when food trucks will be there or if there is a trivia night.

Location: 3851 Steele St., Unit 1388 (onsite)

Go old school at Mr. A’s Restaurant & Lounge for a drink and maybe you’ll catch the DJ spinning some tunes. This bar hasn’t changed…ever? Mr. A’s is a classic dive bar. There is sometimes a $10 cover charge.

Location: 3200 E. 40th Ave. (1 minute away)

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Photo courtesy of The Ramble Hotel


If you’re looking for overnight accommodations plus amenities, check out The Ramble Hotel, Death & Co Denver and their neuro cocktail experiences.

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