Get the best bang for your buck during Denver Restaurant Week

Photo credit: Ernie's Bar & Pizza Facebook page

Photo credit: Ernie’s Bar & Pizza Facebook page

You may be thinking, “Wait, isn’t Denver Restaurant Week during the winter?”

Normally, you’d be correct in thinking that, but this year, VISIT DENVER is celebrating the 10th anniversary of DRW by having both a summer and a winter week of fixed price deliciousness starting August 23-29 and again February 22-28. There is one other change you can expect from this year’s DRW–a slight price increase.

Visit Denver’s DRW started out being known for the $52.80 meal-for-two, but this year it will be $30 per person, and not all the restaurants participating include a drink with it (but many do offer special drink discounts during the week). That’s why we went ahead and did the dirty work of scoping out the venues that do offer a complimentary beverage on your behalf.

List of restaurants that don’t want you to go thirsty:

Blake Street Vault
1526 Blake St.
(303) 825-9833
blakestreetvault.com

Choose from the Blake Street Vault Moscow Mule menu (they have some interesting concoctions) or share a bottle of wine for parties of four!

LIMON Latin American Bistro
1618 E. 17th Ave.
303) 322-0898
limondenver.com

Glass of Spanish Verdejo (white) or Tempranillo (red), or pint of craft beer per guest.

Belvedere
323 14th St.
(720) 974-4052
belvederedowntown.com

House wine Vini Bulgaria or polish beer.

Boone’s Tavern (during daytime special $15/person menu)
1135 E. Evans Ave.
(720) 961-0320
tabletotavern.com/boones-tavern

During their special daytime menu, Boone’s Tavern is offering a choice of tea, coffee, sangria, Bellini or a draft beer per guest.

Colore Italian Restaurant
2700 S. Broadway Ste. A, Englewood
(303) 761-4332
coloreitalian.com

Choice of a glass of house wine or house-made Limoncello with dessert.

Coral Room
3489 W. 32nd Ave.
(303) 433-2535
coralroom.com

Complimentary glass of sparkling wine per guest.

Ernie’s Bar & Pizza
2915 W. 44th Ave.
(303) 955-5580
erniesdenver.com

Ernie’s is partnering with Grimm Brothers Brewing and Fort Collins Brewery, so each meal comes with a choice of two beers from the provided selections. If beer isn’t your thing, Ernie’s is offering a glass of wine from their wine menu, too!

Fujiyama Sushi & Hibachi
1100 Sgt. Jon Stiles Dr. #106, Highlands Ranch
(303) 470-1888
fujiyamaco.com

Choice of Sapporo draft or Kirin Ichiban draft, house Chardonnay, Sho Chiku Bai Nigori unfiltered sake, house Cabernet or Apothic Red. You can upgrade your drink for a $1 more with either William Hill Cabernet or Endall Valley Chardonnay.

The Weber
233 Clayton St.
(303) 377-8577
innatcherrycreek.com

Complimentary glass of wine with each entree.

iSushi
801 Santa Fe Dr.
(303) 747-6776
sushijapaneserestaurant.com

First large hot sake is on the house!

La Cour Art Bistro and Cabaret
1643 S. Broadway
(303) 777-5000
denversartbar.com

A wine pairing is included with each course of the meal, with either a white or a French red wine. Beer pairings are available instead upon request.

La Loma Mexican Restaurant
2527 W. 26th Ave.
(303) 433-8300
lalomamexican.com

Pick your cocktail! Either a classic La Loma Margarita–their Margarita de Agave, served frozen or on the rocks; a La Margarita Fresca–tequila reposado, orange liqueur, fresh lime and cane sugar; or a mojito–rum, fresh mint, cane sugar and soda.

La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar
8419 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree
(303) 586-5511
richardsandoval.com/lasandiapm/

Choose their house sangria or mojito!

La Sandia Cantina and Tequila Bar
8340 Northfield Blvd. Unit 1690
(303) 373-9100
richardsandoval.com/lasandiacantina/

Choose their house sangria or mojito!

Lime American Cantina at the Denver Pavilions
500 16th St. #322
(303) 629-5463
eatatlime.com

Choose from their house margarita, wine, well cocktail or draft beer.

Little India Restaurant
1533 Champa St.
(303) 629-5777
littleindiadenver.com

Enjoy a nice cold Kingfisher Indian lager!

Piatti
190 St. Paul St.
(303) 321-1919
piatti.com

Choose from a bottle of house Chardonnay, merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon for two (two glasses per person).

Polished Tavern
1501 Lawrence St.
(303) 534-5082
polishedtavern.com

As they do best, Polished Tavern is offering a shot of house infused vodka per guest. There are a crazy amount of choices, so choose wisely!

As always, reservations are highly encouraged during Denver Restaurant Week! Call, visit the venue’s website or reserve your seat on Open Table. Menus are subject to change at the establishment’s discretion.

 

About Jasmin Hudacsek


Editor for Denver off the Wagon and avid black coffee drinker.