Sorry, no pic from Euclid Hall. But here's a cool sign.

Mondays are for restaurant reviews. Usually it’s from Houston, but every so often I’ll bring you one from around the country. This week’s landing spot is Denver.

The Background
We were in Denver for the night and I contacted my friend Bryan who lives in the Boulder area. He did some research and found Euclid Hall, a super cool bar/restaurant in the heart of Denver’s downtown district. Houstonians…you know how much our downtown night life sucks? Yeah, now go to the opposite end of the spectrum and you have downtown Denver. Anyway, Bryan met us for a late dinner at Euclid Hall.

The Scene
Awesome atmosphere—Euclid Hall is a two-story, old brick building that has two huge bars and modern accents all around. The crowd ranges from early 20’s to beyond. In other words, this place appeals to just about everyone, and for good reason.

The Food
We ordered several plates and shared. I highly suggest this because Euclid Hall has a wide variety of interesting dishes. Here’s what we got: Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Crispy Buffalo-Style Pig’s Ears, Sausage Tasting, Roasted Duck Poutine, and the Warm Colorado Fingerling Potato Salad. The potato salad sucked—the potatoes were too crunchy. I just had to order the pig ears, just for a conversation piece. They weren’t gross, but I wouldn’t get again—imagine a gelatinous texture. The cauliflower salad, sausage, and duck poutine were hits. And don’t get me started on the beer selection. The Denver area is famous for their microbrews. We tried a few, and none disappointed.

The Verdict
I loved Euclid Hall. The atmosphere, service, beer selection, and food were all outstanding. This place wasn’t a bar that served food or a restaurant that had beer. They did both things equally well. I was impressed with the unique menu, and wouldn’t hesitate a second to go back.


anonymous January 4, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I am intrigued by the menu, and the items you ordered sound interesting. Can you expound on what is a poutine? And how exactly can cauliflower salad be good (although I’m open to change my opinion…)?

The Mighty Rib January 4, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Just a variety of flavors in the cauliflower salad. The poutine was a pile of cheesy fries with duck meat.

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