by Jessica Yelvington, CMP
Tamayo Modern Mexican
1400 Larimer Street, Larimer Square
Tamayo’s menu is carefully crafted to be modern Mexican cuisine yet adventurous with its bold flavors and worldly ingredients. Come enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and indulge in some tableside guacamole, tacos, and choose between over 100 types of tequila to sample. Open for lunch and dinner. Happy Hour at the Tequila Bar and Rooftop daily from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Guard and Grace
1801 California Street (Located in Lobby Level of the Century Link Building)
Guard and Grace is a modern steakhouse with a beautiful open kitchen. The menu has a variety of small plates perfect for sharing, fresh raw bar and innovative cocktails so you are sure to find something you’ll love. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. so try a Lowland Rose cocktail and stay for dinner. G&G is known for their delicious steaks with signature sauces, but also offer a variety of entrée selections to choose from. Whatever you order, you won’t be disappointed!
Earl’s Kitchen + Bar
1600 Glenarm Place
Earl’s is a sleek, upscale chain serving gourmet burgers, global comfort food, cocktails, wines and beers. They have a great variety of appetizers and TV’s so you can enjoy a great meal and catch up on your sports! Great, casual atmosphere with open windows that overlook the 16th Street Mall. Happy Hour is in the lounge and patio every day from 3:00-6:00 p.m. and each day has a different food and drink special.
Pizza Republica – Downtown
890 14th St.
Pizza Republica is located right near the convention center so it’s a great spot for a quick lunch. Known for their authentic wood-fired Neopolitain pizzas, they also offer a great variety of salads, sandwiches and housemade mozzarella. Open for lunch and dinner. Happy hour is available from 3:00-6:00 p.m. each day.
1881 Curtis Street
Located in the Ritz Carlton, this former quarterback’s namesake steakhouse serves upscale cuts in a swanky space with a terrace. Aged USDA prime beef might be the star of the menu, but the restaurant uses seasonal and interesting ingredients to give guests a great mix of old favorites with exiting new options on the menu. Daily happy hour from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the bar or patio area.