Denver Restaurant Guide

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Funny Plus

This spot is one of the best beer halls — Korean or otherwise — in town. You won't find the words "Funny Plus" in English anywhere on the exterior of the restaurant, though the word "Hof" — a standard word used in Korea to designate drinking establishments — glows prominently on the eatery's sign, and the ambience inside is very much like a beer hall, with groups of diners sharing beer, soju and large platters and bowls of food in a festive atmosphere, complete with a line out the door and servers hustling between tables to keep the food and drink coming. It's the kind of restaurant you want to tell everyone about because it's such a delightfully boisterous combination of neighborhood bar and uniquely Korean restaurant. The sounds and smells of sizzling food from tabletop grills, the constant turning of tables that brings in younger crowds as the night grows later, the dim lighting, the inescapable booze ads on nearly every surface, and the laughing servers who will treat you like a regular all combine to make your visit a casual and entirely comfortable experience, despite the potentially unfamiliar menu.
Mark Antonation
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday 4 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Takeout: