Upholding the Motto: “Seafood, Swine, and Wine.”
Arguably the best restaurant in Denver, Old Major, a restaurant and bar that primarily focuses on “contemporary farmhouse cuisine,” concentrates on nose-to-tail butchery, in-house meat curing, and only sourcing sustainable seafood. Their food is downright brilliant, their cocktails are craft, the wine list is absolute quality, and their spirits list is extensive. I have visited this establishment on numerous occasions at all different times in the evening and the staff is consistently knowledgeable and polite and the quality of cuisine is unwavering. Needless to say, this is a must visit restaurant. Whether just visiting Denver, living in the high country, or even residing in downtown Denver, find the time to visit establishment.
Possibly the best point in time to visit Old Major is during their happy hour. The drink menu is exceptionally reasonable, featuring craft cocktails for a mere five dollars, wines by the glass for six, and draft beers for four. And, these drink options aren’t just generic brands of wine or a weak cocktail, I’m talkin’ an “Old-Old Fashioned,” sixteen ounce IPA’s, and wines featured from Infinite Monkey Theorem. It’s a happy hour that really cannot be beat, especially when you take the atmosphere into account. Resembling an urban farmhouse with the walls entirely encased in wood and tables resembling butcher blocks, the space feels butchery-rustic yet clean and hip with the glass garage door to the patio and exposed ductwork throughout the ceiling.
So grab your friends, head down to happy hour and take advantage of the five-dollar craft cocktails and even enjoy the six-dollar “pork mushroom fontina burger.” The happy hour food and drink menus seem to uphold the restaurant and bar’s motto of “seafood, swine, and wine” just as much as the dinner menu does at a fraction of the cost.
Old Major is located at 3316 Tejon St. Denver, CO 80211
Contact: (720) 420-0622
Dinner | 7 Days | 5PM-10PM
Happy Hour | 7 Days | 3PM-6PM
Now food the foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!
What establishment did Old Major’s owner and Executive Chef, Justin Brunson, open before Old Major?
The answer to last Thursday’s blog question: At what restaurant was Chef Noah French the executive pastry chef before opening Sugarmill? Answer: TAG!