4

Sipping and snacking at Sullivan's Steakhouse

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Happy Place: Sullivan's Steakhouse, 1745 Wazee Street, 303-295-2664.

The Hours: Monday through Wednesday, and Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Deals: $6 house cocktails and martinis; $6 wines by the glass; $6 appetizers.

Were we happy? Flip the page to find out.

The Digs: Sullivan's sits on a corner in LoDo surrounded by restaurants and lively crowds of tourists and locals, all seeking entertainment in the form of a meal, a live performance or perhaps a baseball game. On this particular Tuesday, we found ourselves downtown because of the latter. Sullivan's is a chain steakhouse, but without the pomp and circumstance of other upscale beeferies in the same vicinity. It's a space that feels very Chicago-like, with a relaxing atmosphere flanked in dark wood and large bar stools covered in black leather. In the evenings, live music plays in the lounge.

The Verdict: The bartender seemed slightly ambivalent to the fact that it was happy hour, but his lackadaisical attitude wasn't about to keep us from having a stiff drink. Manhattans in hand, we began to peruse the happy hour eats.

The gnocchi, tiny potato pillows drenched in a creamy alfredo sauce with wilted spinach and crimini mushrooms, arrived first. A filling portion for the price, it was a dish that could easily satiate two, but it paired better with the happy hour wine than the subsequent martinis we had ordered. Up next was the wild fire shrimp -- popcorn shrimp, essentially -- with a small side of aioli. They were a bit soggy, but at least they weren't cold, which pretty much described our service for the duration of the evening. Service, while efficient, just seemed a little frosty.


Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.