Before Edgewater Public Market opened over the weekend, there were exactly 18 fewer options for dining out in this neighborhood just west of Sloan Lake and Sheridan Boulevard.
Sure, there are destination meals and drinks to be had nearby, at places such as US Thai Cafe and Joyride Brewing. But Edgewater’s new food hall, located in a building that was once a King Soopers, takes dining across from a Target to the extreme.
The vendors span crepes and gyros, arepas and ramen. There are some food hall surprises (lobster rolls!) and some familiar faces (Barbed Wire Reef, Amethyst Coffee and Lazo Empanadas!).
The best part about the place is a rooftop bar with an Airstream trailer atop it, serving $9 singles and $13 double cocktails. They also make “happy meals” of “crispy bois” (AKA cheap light beer) and old fashioneds ($6), or Tito’s and hard seltzers ($10) or palomas and mezcals ($12).
You can order from the same Roger’s Liquid Oasis bar team downstairs as well; they even have two different menus.
My advice: Go for a Junglebird cocktail (rum, campari, pineapple, lime) and meal of your choosing and grab a spot on the heated roof at sunset overlooking the Denver skyline.
5505 W. 20th Ave., Edgewater, 303-797-9119, 8 a.m.-midnight weekdays, until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, edgewaterpublicmarket.com
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