Denver, the capital city of Colorado, attracts tourists with its street art, several outdoor activities, special entertainment facilities like amusement parks, its rich culture and culinary abilities. The culinary specialities here are an amalgamation of the flavours from cuisines from all around the world, which includes local, national and international cuisine. Enjoy the luscious steaks and the delectable oysters at one of these restaurants, some very well-known and some that do not fall in the limelight but are amazing nevertheless. Listed below are 10 of these dog-friendly restaurants in Denver, and some of them are even based on dog themes.
1. Forest Room 5
Forest Room is a cosy pet-friendly restaurant embraced by greenery, granting a cool and comfortable presence to it. It’s a great place to enjoy a casual date. It provides ample privacy to guests, owing to their cosy private spots to carry out unhindered conversations with your boo. Also, there are rooms that can be rented out for small parties and gatherings. The best part about it is you can bring your pet as your date and also have them enjoy with other playmates that other guests bring in. It serves burgers, pizzas and several other dishes to relish on.
Forest Room 5
Address: 2532 15th St, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Website: Forest Room 5
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 4pm - 2am (closed on Mon)
2. The Brutal Poodle
The restaurant-cum-pub is now owned by musicians of a metal band called Son Survivor, who have been in the hotel industry for 20 years. From the name, it is apparent that the restaurant welcomes your brutally adorable puppies with open arms. You are invited as a customer in their honour. This gastro-pub is themed on metal as a genre, with a motive to attract musicians and artists to come and feel at home at the restaurant. The food menu includes smoked briskets, several dishes prepared using the beef bone stalk, rice noodles and chicken waffles.
The Brutal Poodle
Address: 1967 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210, USA
Website: The Brutal Poodle
Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)
3. Ugly Dog Sports Cafe
This cafe has an outdoor space for your dogs, whereas the interiors give off the appeal of a proper bar. It hosts karaoke nights and offers and houses a pool table for your entertainment. You should definitely try the chicken wings and ugly fries if you happen to visit. The food is great, the ambience is a bomb and your doggies are welcome. So, visit with a group and you are sure to have fun.
Ugly Dog Sports Cafe
Address: 1345 Cortez St, Denver, CO 80221, USA
Website: Ugly Dog Sports Cafe
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 12pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 2am
4. Watering Bowl
There is a spacious dog park for your pooches to play at with their mates, and inside the cafe has a regular bar and a wine bar on the main level and another bar with two VIP lounges upstairs. The food is pretty good and there are several varieties of craft beer from Oskar Blues, Dry Dock and Breckenridge Brewery. The cocktails and other drinks are named after dog breeds, in keeping with the theme of the cafe. In fact, even the street outside is named after breeds of dogs. Come in big groups to make the most of the atmosphere.
Address: 5411 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80246, USA
Website: Watering Bowl
Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)
5. The Irish Rover Pub
The Irish Rover has a lovely rooftop patio, and the interior has a Celtic touch to it. The black walls on the outside is quite attractive by itself. The pub is embellished with dark brick and wooden details. Further accentuating the Celtic feel is the folk and Celtic music that keeps playing in the background. The tacos at this restaurant are a must try (do visit on Taco Tuesdays). The food is well made with distinct flavours oozing out with every bite.
The Irish Rover Pub
Address: 54 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209, USA
Website: The Irish Rover Pub
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3pm - 2am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 2am
6. Kaos Pizzeria
The name suggests its speciality. Serving you with an extensive variety of amazing pizzas, Kaos Pizzeria happens to be one of the most well-known joints for pizza. Grab your puppy and go on a pizza date with it to enjoy a mouthful of well-prepared Margherita, prosciutto and four-cheese pizzas. They do offer some modern varieties like Tater tots, with garlic, white cheddar, créme fraîche, broccoli and potatoes. The ambience of this place is pretty quirky and affords a cosy seating arrangement, quite ideal for a date.
Address: 1439 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210, USA
Website: Kaos Pizzeria
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 10pm
Brazen that used to be just another neighbourhood restaurant that started attracting crowds from all over the city, owing to the quality and taste of its food filled with the amazing ambience. There is a park-side patio with a fire pit offering a warm and cosy feel to the guests who prefer an open-air atmosphere, where you can relax with your adorable pets. The vivacious dining area inside is also always teeming with foodies. The restaurant serves great vegetarian dishes alongside then non-vegetarian relishes.
Address: 4450 W 38th Ave #130, Denver, CO 80212, USA
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm
8. The Palm
Enjoy some appetizing meals in the company of some of the most high-class people. The Palm serves some of the best steaks, even though it gets very crowded, owing to its eminence. Also, enjoy a nice glass of wine to go with your beautiful steak. Irrespective of the crowd, you will be well attended by the steward, and if you visit often then you shall respectfully be addressed by your name. The Palm, of course, is pet-friendly. So, you can get your dogs with you to enjoy a nice evening.
Address: 1672 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Website: The Palm
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 11pm; Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm
9. Angelo's Taverna
Angelo’s Taverna proclaims to be Denver’s original pizza and oyster bar. Especially known for its variety of oysters, they are a must try. Visit during happy hours, and you will feast on a 1USD oyster dish; pay a dollar more for a grilled version of it. The decor of this place has an old-school charm, but the food is amazing. The menu is loaded with oyster dishes, so if you’re an oyster connoisseur, then you should definitely visit.
Address: Dummy address
Website: Angelo’s Taverna
Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 10pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 12am
Go out on a date with your puppy
Travelling with your pet can sometimes be a task, not because you do not enjoy spending time with them but because a lot of places you visit do not welcome them. But worry not, as these restaurants have ample of space to house your dogs, and in fact your pets will also find playmates here to keep them company.
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