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Dining in Denver

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Dining in Denver

We have a great reason to visit Denver, our daughter lives there! She gave us a local’s tour. Here are the favorite places we dined and also where we stayed.

Crawford Hotel

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The Crawford Hotel is an amazing place to stay. It’s in Union Station and is the final stop on the train from the airport. Some people complain about how far the airport is from the city. I don’t think it’s that bad. It’s a 30 minute train ride and the train drops you in the center of town. If you stay at the Crawford, you roll off the train right to check-in. There are many bars and restaurants in Union Station so if the weather turns and you can’t face it, you can stay indoors with plenty of options.

Snooze an A.M. Eatery

Snooze an A.M. Eatery Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Snooze an A.M. Eatery Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com

We ate at Snooze twice while we were there. If you are a guest at the hotel (Snooze is in Union Station) you get priority seating but you have to give them 24 hours notice. We were never that together. We got in the regular line and the wait was about 40 minutes each time. It was worth it!

Pony Up

Pony Up Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Pony Up Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Pony Up Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Pony Up Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Pony Up Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com

We went to Pony Up for happy hour drinks and snacks. The drink menu was really fun. Notable food: Country Karaage (chicken strips), and the Classic French Dip (not pictured cause it’s ugly delicious).

Dairy Block

Dairy Block Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Dairy Block Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com

We just walked through the Dairy Block but it has some cool places to eat, drink, and shop in. I’ll definitely spend more time there on my next visit.

Elway’s Cherry Creek

Elway’s Cherry Creek Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Elway’s Cherry Creek Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Elway’s Cherry Creek Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
Elway’s Cherry Creek Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com

We got to celebrate a birthday while we were there. Elways’s is perfect for the man in your life. It’s described as “ritzy steakhouse with a hopping bar scene” and I agree. It’s along the same lines as Morton’s or Ruth’s Chris with a definate Colorado spin. The menu has more variety. I was the only one who actually ordered a steak!

El Five

El Five Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
El Five Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
El Five Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com
El Five Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com

El Five was probably my most favorite place but I’m a sucker for tapas and G&T’s. Everything we had was top notch and the crowd was lively and energetic.

Occidental

Occidental Denver Colorado via @ginka + ginkaville.com

I loved this bar! Mainly because it was punk and it brought back memories of my youth.

Here are the links to websites and reservations:

The Crawford

Snooze

Pony Up

Dairy Block

Elway’s

El Five

Occidental