New Restaurant Openings in LoHi

New Restaurant Openings in LoHi
Photo courtesy of Recess Beer Garden LoHi/Facebook

In case you forgot how awesome LoHi is, we’re here to remind you again!  So many cool places have opened, or are going to open soon, that it’s just ridiculous.  If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, I don’t need to tell you this, so let’s dive into them now!

Recess Beer Garden

2715 17th St.

I’m pretty sure my assistant, Ann, is already in line for this.  Pairing awesome beer and a giant garden patio?  Very cool.  Recess is opening in the former Book Bindery building in LoHi, with a double-sided bar; one side indoor and one side out.  It’s a lot like Lola, but with a bigger patio.  William Frankland and Owen Olson are also opening Postino, which will share a building with Recess.   The garden portion will have tables, fire pits, and plenty of greenery. Recess is now open – be sure to check it out!

Postino Wine Bar

2715 17th St. (Next door to Recess)

Postino is LoHi’s newest wine bar, with killer views and a killer menu in the former Denver Book Binding Company’s building.  Owners Craig & Kris DeMarco and Wyatt & Lauren Bailey bring us a cozy, yet sophisticated, dining experience.  This is the fifth location (their first in Colorado), with the other four in Arizona, and two more in the works.  They have a massive wine collection and offer many by the glass. They also have a large selection of beer from all around the globe because, well, we’re in Colorado and I’m convinced that a restaurant can’t survive without a large beer selection!  The menu is simple, with bruschetta, sandwiches, salads, and more.

The Occidental

1950 W. 32nd Ave

The Occidental is now open in LoHi.  Sister restaurant to Williams & Graham, Sean Kenyon and Todd Colehour bring us Lohi’s newest watering hole.  This place seems perfect for a night out.,,they even have arcade games, which means you’ll just lose your guy to Golden Tee. ;)  They have a small drink menu, but bartender Sean Kenyon has packed a lot of punch into it.  He has classic, as well as, new signature drinks, in addition to beer on tap and in cans.  Their State Fare food truck provides fun “state fair” food, which is perfect for a bar (in my opinion).

Bar Dough

2227 W. 32nd Ave

Chef Max MacKossock, previously of the Squeaky Bean, along with Juan and Katie Padro, of Highland Tap and Burger, bring us Bar Dough, which is slated to open the end of September.  Bar Dough will live up to its name, being a bar with a food focus on pizza and pasta.  Makes sense.  They have this pizza oven, a wood-fire Acunto that is imported from Italy.  MacKissock says pizza is his favorite food, and coming from someone who adores pizza, you really can’t go wrong with a giant wood fired pizza oven.  They’ll have a modest drink menu, and a cozy interior.

No matter what you’re craving, you can probably find what you’re looking for in LoHi!  With all the restaurants that have opened in the past year and that are opening soon, we won’t need to travel far to try diverse and delicious eats.  There is no doubt that LoHi’s cuisine scene is happening… and it’s only getting better!

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