Ten Best Pre-Theater Restaurants in Denver

So you landed those tickets to A Christmas Carol, Jersey Boys or the Australian Bee Gees Show, you've got your outfit picked out and you're ready to go. Except for one thing: You haven't been downtown in ages and you have no idea what's happening in the dining scene, especially around the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The show starts at 7 p.m., giving you scant time to find a parking spot and wolf down something tasty before the performance; you certainly don't have time for an extravagant multi-course meal.

Our restaurant critic, Gretchen Kurtz, advises picking something light to keep you comfortable for the next couple of hours, someplace close so you only have to park once, and somewhere that's accustomed to efficiently dealing with hordes of fellow ticket holders. With that in mind, here are ten of our favorite places to grab a bite before a show.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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