Got a late-night hunger that can’t be satisfied with an old run-of-the-mill chain diner or fast food joint? Trust me, I know the feeling… but luckily Colorado is home to several stellar establishments that can fill that after dark void, including (in no particular order):
1. Denver Diner (Denver)
♬Nothing could be finer than to eat at Denver Diner at 3 in the mooooooorning!♬ The iconic diner, which recently re-opened after a destructive fire, serves breakfast and dinner foods 24/7. Yum!
2. Green Line Grill (Colorado Springs)
Late night grubbin' doesn't get any better than the Green Line Grill, which serves its famous Onion Fried Burger Deluxe with house El Reno Slaw until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
3. Vendetta's Italian Restaurant and Pizza Bar (Vail)
You spent all day skiing, went back to your cabin to take a nap, and ended up sleeping through dinner. Now what do you do?! You go get a delicious pizza from Vendetta's, of course! (The restaurant and pizzeria is open until 2 a.m.)
4. Skull Creek Greek (Steamboat Springs)
Not only is Greek food filling, it also tastes great! Get your fix at this Steamboat favorite until 2 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
5. Sam's No. 3 (Aurora)
There's a reason Sam's (which has three Denver locations) has won so many national awards and recognition... but the best part of all? They're open late on the weekends! (The Downtown Denver location is open 'til midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.)
6. Diamond Belle Saloon (Durango)
"Come on along, come on along, let me take you by the hand"... to this old-time ragtime bar and restaurant, which doesn't close until midnight (for your late night craving convenience)!
7. Illegal Pete's (Boulder)
Do you want to know what's even better than steak burritos from Illegal Pete's? Steak burritos from Illegal Pete's at 1 in the morning! (The Tex-Mex joint stays open until midnight on weekdays and 'til 2:30 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.)
8. Ranchers 24-Hour Family Restaurant (Lamar)
It's a fact that truck-stop restaurants can be bland and tasteless (at best). Not the case with Ranchers Restaurant, which serves tasty home-cooked food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
9. Pizza Casbah (Fort Collins)
Rock the Casbah (and your hunger pains) until 11p.m. on weeknights (with even later hours on weekends).
10. The Fritz (Salida)
Good news: You can get these crazy good mussels topped with fries and a white wine sauce until 2a.m. Yum!
11. Shamrock Brewing Co. (Pueblo)
The luck of the Irish is strong in this tasty restaurant and bar, which stays open until midnight on weeknights and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
12. Los Alazanes (Grand Junction)
What's not to love about Los Alazanes? It's open 24 hours, it's fast and it's pretty freaking delicious.
Where is your favorite place to grab a late-night bite? Let us know in the comments!