The place to eat nicely close to Coors Discipline with out breaking the financial institution – The Denver Put up
Come to the MLB All-Star Game, stay in the Ballpark district for the cheap food.
If you live in downtown Denver, Union Station, The Dairy Block, and McGregor Square are all within walking distance and have plenty of dining and drinking options.
These 10 local institutions scattered across these developments and the entire neighborhood are just a few of our favorites, and they’re basically all a far cry from Coors Field.
Aloy Modern Thai
Curries, Kao Soi, Pad Thai, Tom Kha, and more are especially popular in this casual neighborhood that began in Boulder more than a decade ago before expanding into Denver’s Ballpark. Start with fried prawn Bangkok wraps ($ 12.50), then order from a selection of green, massaman, or panang curries ($ 12.50 for lunch, $ 18.50 for dinner). And if you order to take away, you can go directly to the restaurant’s website – instead of Uber Eats, Grubhub or DoorDash – and receive a 10% discount.
2134 Larimer St., aloymodernthai.com
Jim’s is a local legend and is known for its unusual dogs cooked with meats like ostrich, wild boar, moose and even rattlesnake. These pups have been featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” the Food Network, and other cable channels and shows. Simple dogs and buns start at $ 7.75, then customize your order with custom toppings or combinations like The Drunk Pirate – beer mustard cream, fried and pickled red onions, and herbs.
2148 Larimer St. (and at Coors Field during the Games), bikerjimsdogs.com
Carmine’s in McGregor Square
For a family-style Italian dinner, head to this brand new, second location of the 27-year-old Denver Institute, Carmine’s (see the original on Pennsylvania Street across town). Here is the option to sit down for dinner while you admire the sights of the new McGregor Square project just across from the Ballpark. Try the eggplant, chicken, or veal parmigiana. It’s served in portions large enough to feed two or the whole family, and will cost you anywhere from $ 17.95 to $ 46.95, depending on the size.
1951 Elders St., mcgregor.carminescolorado.com
Denver’s popular burger bar, Cherry Cricket, has an original location on Cherry Creek and a second, sprawling outpost on Blake Street. Come for pre- and post-game foods like pretzel knots, pork and green chili, and of course the cricket burgers (in quarter, third, and half pound patties, $ 8 to $ 13.50). You can also customize your toppings with all the usual suspects, as well as options like a chilli relleno ($ 3), grilled pineapple ($ 0.75), even peanut butter and jelly ($ 2).
2220 Blake St., cherrycricket.com
Pete’s is a Boulder-based favorite that often attracts traveling musicians and sports fans alike. Opt for mission-style burritos the size of your face, tacos, burrito bowls, nachos, chips and guac, and more (all main courses are $ 8- $ 9, depending on the protein). Don’t skip drinks like the michelada ($ 5.50) or the coin-style margin ($ 6.50).
1610 16th St. Mall, illegalpetes.com
Marco’s coal fired
A certified Neapolitan pizzeria in the heart of Colorado? It’s correct. Marco’s is a must for wood-fired pies, starting with the classic $ 12 margherita. Go for 50% off this cake on Mondays or Tuesdays, or any day of the week during lunch for a personal pizza with a salad and fountain drink, all for $ 11.
2129 Larimer St., marcoscfp.com
There’s plenty to choose from in this lively, multi-counter food hall run by veteran Denver chef Frank Bonanno. Come for salads, sandwiches, bao buns, pasta, pizza, poke, and more. Our pick is Lou’s Roast Chicken, which is a sandwich on a potato bun (in “bare,” medium, or spicy seasoning) for $ 6.50 to $ 7.75.
1800 Elders St., denvermilkmarket.com
The popular one
Known for its home-style tamales, this long-standing bakery specializes in takeaway tamales, either individually ($ 2) or by the half-dozen ($ 9.50) and dozen ($ 15.75 to $ 16.75). You can also order combo plates of smothered tamales, burritos, tacos, and tostadas for $ 7.75 to $ 10.25. Don’t forget to go home with some of their masa to try your own.
2033 Lawrence St., lapopulartamales.com
Open all day and late into the night, this bar is the go-to for French dips in Denver. (Founding chef Sheamus Feeley created the French dip on Hillstone’s menu, so you know it’s good.) There’s the Frenchie with Roast Beef, Gruyere, Crunchy Onion, and French Onion Soup ($ 17) and the Alameda Street Classic with Roast Beef, Rosemary , Mayonnaise, and beef jus ($ 15). Also see a Vietnamese banh mi dip, a Chicago-style Italian dip, a vegetarian mushroom dip, and an array of delicious salads, snacks, and side dishes ($ 2 to $ 16).
1808 Blake St., ponyupdenver.com
Snooze is now known across the country, starting right here in Colorado, and its original location is within walking distance of Coors Field (another location at Union Station is also very close). This casual, happy brunch spot is known for its Eggs Benedict ($ 12.75-15.75), breakfast tacos ($ 11.50), and decadent pancakes (see the pineapple upside down, $ 9.50). Combine everything with a Bloody Mary or a morning mimosa.
2262 Larimer St. and 1701 Wynkoop St., snoozeeatery.com
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