We think of The Infatuation as our friends who always know where to eat. From guides to help you figure out where to go for a dinner you’re dreading, to reviews of the best new restaurants, The Infatuation is your most trusted restaurant resource. Check our their Denver picks below, and visit theinfatuation.com for more on where to eat and drink in Denver.
EAT by The Infatuation
Infatuation Approved ✔️
Offering a nice balance between extravagance and simplicity, Sushi Den’s only issue is the difficulty you’ll face grabbing a reservation. Plan ahead.
We love Potager, and consider this a top choice for any and all special occasions.
PotagerInfatuation Approved ✔️
Cherry Cricket is the ultimate Denver neighborhood hang, a place where you come to have lunch on the patio with a giant beer even though it’s Tuesday.
Cherry CricketInfatuation Approved ✔️
Steuben’s is a Denver classic that somehow always has what we need both atmosphere and food-wise. The meatloaf, mac & cheese, and burgers are all great, but don’t overlook the Maine lobster roll.
Steuben’sInfatuation Approved ✔️
You should probably get down here and eat one of the excellent smoked fish sandwiches, instead of whatever you’re about to put in your mouth with Asiago cheese and jalapeño on it.
Rosenberg’s BagelsInfatuation Approved ✔️
DRINK by The Infatuation
Briar Commons Brewery
Infatuation Approved ✔️
Briar Commons is a brewery/restaurant type of place, where you should pay attention to the brewed-on-site beer and the roof deck that looks over Jefferson Park. If you get hungry while taking in the views, go for the burger.
The Cruise Room is the rare combination of history lesson and bar – and it’s our favorite spot to grab drinks downtown.
Cruise RoomInfatuation Approved ✔️
One of Denver’s oldest restaurants and home to arguably the best hamburger in town.
My Brother’s BarInfatuation Approved ✔️
Get your early afternoon buzz going here on this rooftop with one of the best bar patios and cityscape views in town.
AvantiInfatuation Approved ✔️
Postino is a nice, but not stuffy, wine bar with a ton of affordable options. The patio out back has a good amount of space, and we like the bruschetta to snack on (and even out your wine consumption).
PostinoInfatuation Approved ✔️
Lula Rose General
Grab a coffee and bouquet, Lula Rose has the makings for a really great morning.
Classic flavors from butterscotch to bananas foster are scooped at Sweet Cooie’s eggshell blue counter. The classic ice cream and confectionary also offers indulgent treats and homemade chocolates–all while supporting local and international charities (tip: everything tastes better when it’s for a good cause).
Sourcing beans from acclaimed local and international roasters, Crema Coffee brews high quality joe at their communal space.
Crema Coffee House
Served out of a milk-jug shaped shop and attracting long lines on both hot and cold days, Little Man’s Ice Cream is the unofficial mascot of Denver desserts, serving seasonal flavors made with locally-sourced ingredients.
Little Man’s Ice Cream
Single-origin beans are roasted in-house and then methodically served as pour over.
Queen City General Store
Like stepping into a cozy but very well-decorated friend’s living room, Queen City General Store curated new and vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, curiosities, dry goods and more at their Capitol Hill brick home.
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Fancy Tiger Crafts is a maker’s dream: a friendly shop run by knowledgeable staff with a huge selection of quality fabrics and craft supplies. The store also creates their own in-house patterns, natural dyes and washes, as well as hosts classes, events and retreats.
One-off vintage rarities are beautifully curated at Meek’s airy digs.
Vintage goods sourced in Denver are available for national delivery or local pick-up.
Head to Modern Nomad for new and vintage furniture, textiles, lighting, rugs, and more for the home.
The Denver Art Museum
Boasting one of the largest collections between the West Coast and Chicago, DAM’s houses more than 70,000 works of art including an expansive body of Native American Art. In 2019, the museum will also welcome the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades.
Red Rocks is a one-of-a-kind music venue: the naturally-occurring acoustic amphitheater is a rare geological phenomenon. Stop by the venue for a daytime soundcheck or grab tickets for a show–Red Rocks curates an eclectic lineup of concerts with artists from Haim to A Tribe Called Quest.
Sip on a cocktail as you pick up artisanal ingredients at Renegade’s weekend neighbor, Denver Central Market.
Denver Central Market
Every year, Crush Walls brings artists to RiNo for a muralorama. Take a walk around the neighborhood and check out the art!
RiNo Art District
From Rustler’s Gulch to Capitol Peak, nature is quickly accessible from the city center.
Hiking in Denver
Tour the Coors factory or head to RiNo to taste-test eclectic craft breweries.