Ten best places for pre/post-show eats on Colfax

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4. Atomic Cowboy, 3237 East Colfax Avenue
Atomic Cowboy can't go wrong. With its close proximity to the Bluebird, happy hour and drink specials every night and Fat Sully's huge New York-style slices, it's no surprise that this place is packed before and after shows. Denver Biscuit Company (also located inside) stops cranking out chicken and biscuits around 2 p.m., but we can dream that someday they'll open to the late night crowd.


3. Tom's Diner, 601 East Colfax
Tom's holds a special place in our heart as the 24-hour authentic diner we run for when we get the post-show munchies. Try the typical greasy-spoon breakfast, baskets of fried food and milkshakes. The late-night crowd here makes for some of the best people watching on Colfax, too.

2. Annie's Cafe, 3100 East Colfax Avenue
Annie's has been serving up good eats for 31 years, but when they moved to Colfax from 8th and Colorado a few years ago, it got a new crowd with people looking for a place to hang out before and after shows. It has an impressive collection of vintage lunchboxes, as well as an old-school candy counter, making for a quirky atmosphere. You can snack on breakfast (served all day) or burgers, or grab a beer before the venue prices make you want to weep.

Location Info



Annie's Cafe

3100 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Tom's Diner

601 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Atomic Cowboy

3237 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music


3230 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Pinche Taqueria

1514 York St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Slice Works

700 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Denver Diner

740 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Rockbar - CLOSED

3015 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music


1076 Ogden St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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Colfax Jack
Colfax Jack

It's a little further east on Colfax, but Taco Mex is good and it's open late.

Austin Marie Richell
Austin Marie Richell

Love them all! Pete's Kitchen has the best Farmers Breakfest for next to nothing, always my drunken night go to. Also the new Three Lions, previously The Bank, has some great British style food.

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