Lou's Food Bar - Closed

1851 W. 38th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211


  • Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • $$, $$$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
When Frank Bonanno added Lou's Food Bar to his empire in 2010, fans rushed in for housemade sausage, charcuterie and what the restaurateur was calling roadhouse fare informed by a seasonal French influence. The charcuterie program is long gone, but Lou's has done an admirable job adapting to the tastes of the locals in Sunnyside. A big neon arrow draws you off 38th Avenue to Lou's, where you'll find a few-frills interior that's been designed with care to pass off the illusion that it doesn't care. Lou's features a late-night happy hour and an educated craft-beer list; it originally opened with a French bent to its heartland-highway cuisine, and it's still here, but minimized in favor of meatloaf, burgers and fried chicken two ways: buttermilk-soaked or Nashville hot. This is a place where you can while away the hours in good company.

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