Denver's five best very late-night meals near the Great American Beer Fest
Thousands of beers will be pouring this weekend at the Great American Beer Festival, but the event is a little short on food. Inside the Colorado Convention Center, you're limited to concessions and pretzel necklaces, and while food trucks are a welcome addition to this year's festivities, they'll only be on location until 10 p.m. -- which is also when each session ends.
If you stumble out of the GABF looking for a spot where you can line your stomach to prepare it for more drinking, here are the five best late-night menus in the vicinity:
5. My Brother's Bar
Slightly off the beaten path, this iconic Denver bar serves a massive menu of burgers, sandwiches and fried accoutrements until 2 a.m. every day of the week. Which makes it a good bet if you're willing to take a short detour out of the heart of downtown, and an excellent place to end the night, taking down one last pint and loading up on something griddled and greasy before you turn in to sleep off the tipsy.
4. Wazee Supper Club
Pizza may just be our favorite drunk food ever, and the Wazee provides a perfect (and nearby) setting to indulge that craving. This dark, secluded spot serves up a board of pies -- plus burgers, salads and appetizers -- until 2 a.m. And there's a tap full of beers that can be bought by the pitcher.
3. Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Chances are good you might be heading to one of the crowded bars in the Ballpark neighborhood, anyway, which makes a stop at Biker Jim's for a sausage a no-brainer. This joint grills hot dogs made from elk, pheasant and rattlesnake, loaded up with caramelized onions and cream cheese. There are plenty of tables for feasting, but both the nearby Great Divide taproom and Star Bar also allow you to bring in food. Jim's is open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.