The Way Back - Closed

4132 W. 38th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80212
Critics' Pick
The Way Back +

Mark Antonation


  • Monday through Wednesday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Owned by an entrepreneurial group of Linger alums – Chad Michael George (Food & Wine’s best new mixologist of 2016), Kade Gianinetti (co-owner of Method Coffee Roasters) and Jared Schwartz (who launched the now-retired American Grind food truck) – the Way Back has become a cultish bar and slightly less cultish restaurant. Kick back inside — where the surroundings are like a cross between a treehouse and a neighborhood watering hole — or outside on the patio, and enjoy the superstar drinks and freewheeling menu, whose offerings range from scallop crudo to yak dumplings. Be sure to bring your smartphone: You’ll need it to look up ingredients you’ve never heard of. Rousong, anyone?

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