Westword – Twenty-Something for Twenty-Somethings: Pizza and Beer That Won’t Break the Bank

With so many great restaurants to choose from, cash-strapped Denver newcomers — challenged with rising rents and skinny paychecks — are finding it hard to have a fun night out without blowing the bank. Twenty- Something for Twenty-somethings will help you find hot destinations where you can enjoy cutting-edge cuisine in a stylish setting — all within a  twenty-something budget ($29 or less per person). And you don’t need to be under thirty to take these recommendations; just be ready for a great eating adventure.

With Father’s Day just a few days away, you’re probably looking for ways to stretch your gift dollars. I might just have a solution to your problem: an affordable meal and quality beer with Dad. You’re welcome.

The red door that opens into the Black Shirt Brewing taproom is strategic. It’s not just a foreshadowing of all the other touches of red you’ll find throughout the brewery, but also an entry point — both literal and symbolic — to what Black Shirt Brewing is all about: red ales. The Red Ale Project is what Chad, Branden and Carissa Miller built the brewery around when they opened in 2012. It was the first brewery in this part of River North; now it’s one of thirteen pouring in the area. Black Shirt has put its mark on Denver and has been featured in national media outlets such as Men’s Journal and Food & Wine; simply put, the beer is great. The recent addition of a kitchen and menu makes BSB a one-stop shop where you don’t have to get your buzz on and leave to find sustenance — but it also means you’ll have to balance expenses between pizza (and other beer-friendly food) and beer.

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