Spanky's Urban Roadhouse

1800 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80210


  • Sun-Wed 7am-12am, Thu-Sat 7am-2am
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
When Spanky's Roadhouse, a faux roadhouse complete with grime, first started flipping burgers in the University of Denver neighborhood, it was a fresh concept and a welcome addition to the area. Today it's part of a group that also owns Reiver's and the Dusty Boot restaurants, and everything it serves seems pretty standard and fairly tired: Colorado brews including Coors Light and Fat Tire, cheap wells and a standard bar menu. The place is dark, even in the daytime, but the shadows mask the bar-room grit that seems to be etched into every surface. Which is to say that it has a friendly, old-time neighborly feel and is often half-full of twenty-somethings putting their student schedule to good use. Spanky's also offers a Wisconsin-style fish fry every Friday and Saturday, and hosts Geeks Who Drink on Wednesdays.

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