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.
Fish N Beer (3510 Larimer Street) sits on the same RiNo block that’s home to Hop Alley, our pick for the Best New Restaurant of 2015. But this restaurant brings a very different menu to the table — seafood, both in the classic fish-house style and in more modern interpretations. The space is simple and narrow: a bar with an open kitchen behind it centers on an Argentinean-style wood-fired grill, a few tables along one wall serve as a dining room, and there’s an outside patio, which has been the main draw this summer. The spot has been open for almost a year and has earned a reputation for its all-night happy hour on Monday (from 5 to 10 p.m.), a great time to try multiple items on the main menu — there are eight, to be exact — at an affordable price. It’s a deal that twenty-somethings should get hooked on!