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Ten best places for pre/post-show eats on Colfax

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4. Atomic Cowboy, 3237 East Colfax Avenue Atomic Cowboy can't go wrong. With its close proximity to the Bluebird, happy hour and drink specials every night and Fat Sully's huge New York-style slices, it's no surprise that this place is packed before and after shows. Denver Biscuit Company (also located inside) stops cranking out chicken and biscuits around 2 p.m., but we can dream that someday they'll open to the late night crowd.

3. Tom's Diner, 601 East Colfax Tom's holds a special place in our heart as the 24-hour authentic diner we run for when we get the post-show munchies. Try the typical greasy-spoon breakfast, baskets of fried food and milkshakes. The late-night crowd here makes for some of the best people watching on Colfax, too.

2. Annie's Cafe, 3100 East Colfax Avenue Annie's has been serving up good eats for 31 years, but when they moved to Colfax from 8th and Colorado a few years ago, it got a new crowd with people looking for a place to hang out before and after shows. It has an impressive collection of vintage lunchboxes, as well as an old-school candy counter, making for a quirky atmosphere. You can snack on breakfast (served all day) or burgers, or grab a beer before the venue prices make you want to weep.

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Samantha Alviani
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