8 restaurants, bars and brasseries to try
Pairing a trip to the new Meow Wolf Denver with a drink or a meal nearby isn’t as easy as you might think, perhaps because food isn’t the first food you might consider before making a trip. trip here. But at some point (or before or after) the hour-long adventure at Convergence Station, you’ll need a refresh. So here are eight options for eating and drinking – snacks, sit-down, beers, mocktails, and more – all located in the Sun Valley neighborhood. None of them is more than a 5 to 10 minute drive away.
Your closest dining option – just a 5-minute walk away – is Raíces, a brewery that shows off its proud Latin American roots by hosting neighborhood food trucks and community cultural events. Opt for beers, lagers and refreshing seasons before or after Meow Wolf. Find a patio seat by the river to relax.
2060 W. Colfax Ave., raicesbrewing.com
Strange Craft Beer Company
This award-winning brewery is also conveniently located less than a mile from Meow Wolf Denver. Opt for the beer garden and beers like Silverbrick Norwegian Farmhouse, the 2021 GABF silver medalist.
1330 Zuni Street, strangecraft.com
Domo Japanese country food restaurant
Domo has been a Denver institution for 25 years with a peaceful garden in which to relax after Meow Wolf and contemplate life. The longtime Japanese food restaurant was also a smash hit over the summer when a TikTok video went viral. Domo is 1 mile from Convergence Station in Lincoln Park.
1365 rue Osage, domorestaurant.com
Denver’s newest tourist attraction, meet Denver’s oldest restaurant, which dates back to 1893. Nowadays, the Buckhorn Exchange is known as a must-see (if once in a lifetime) destination for wall taxidermy and oysters. Rocky Mountains on the plate (which aren’t oysters at all, for the uninitiated).
1000 Osage Street, buckhorn.com
El Noa Noa
El Noa Noa’s patio will be a cute little oasis after Meow Wolf, and you’ll want to take the opportunity by visiting this part of Denver to experience a 30+ year old Mexican destination in the Denver Arts District in Santa Fe. , which is about 2 miles and a 5 minute drive.
722 Santa Fe Drive, denvermexicanrestaurants.net
You don’t use any legal substance while visiting Meow Wolf? You can also try Awake, Denver’s first understated bar. The Jefferson Park spot is about a 5 minute drive away and has a full cafe and mocktail bar, while also selling bottles of many of today’s finest non-alcoholic spirits.
2240 Clay Street, wakedenver.com
Little Man Ice Cream Factory
I’m not sure if kids – or adults, for that matter – can handle a day at Meow Wolf followed by a trip to Denver’s own Wonka factory. But for anyone brave enough to take on the two, Little Man’s production facility at West Colfax is a sugar-fueled gem.
4411 W. Colfax Ave., littlemanicecreamfactory.com
Finally, Convergence Station has its own indoor food counter, with a small patio for outdoor dining and fresh air after the show. And Meow Wolf works with 13 local food and drink vendors to stock HELLOFOOD’s shelves with craft beers and take-out bowls. Don’t expect something like a food court when you go.
1338 1st St., meowwolf.com/visit/denver
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