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TAG|Raw Bar - Closed

1430 Larimer St., 010 Denver, CO 80202 | Downtown Denver | 303-996-2685

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When Troy Guard created TAG|Raw Bar just down the block from TAG, he knew that since he didn't have a hood or grease trap, he'd have to take raw ingredients and manipulate the cooking techniques. He also knew that he wanted his new place to feel like it was part of the TAG family, so he outfitted the space in a similar orange-and-metallic color scheme -- though he turned the lights up high rather than repeat TAG's soft glow -- and created a similarly cocktail-focused beverage list. Then he started experimenting with the menu, seeing what dishes he could cook up with ingredients that hadn't seen more heat than a butane torch. The resulting board rotates through vegetables, fish and tartares, but the best way to order is to succumb to the whim of the kitchen and ask for the tasting menu, which often nets you dishes invented on the spot.


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  • Cuisine(s): Fusion, Raw Food
  • Hours: Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 5pm-11pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: Meters, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash

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