You walk in the door and hear the joyful chattering of a few dozen groups of friends. Your nose is overwhelmed with intermingling smells that cause your mouth to water. You are constantly turning your head trying to take the beautiful design in while trying to avoid running into your fellow gawker.
This is what happens when you experience Avanti F&B in Denver for your first time.
It is a collective space housing seven different restaurant concepts, two large bars, and multiple lounges, dining areas, and rooftop decks right across I25 off 20th Street and is the perfect place to go when your stomach isn’t quite sure what will satisfy.
Currently, there are seven restaurants in Avanti’s collective space. Imagine a giant, stylish, and worldly food court – now you can begin to imagine what the inside of Avanti is like. Whether you are in the mood for pizza, tapas, or arepas this place has you covered. Right now you can sample cuisine from Mexico, Italy, Venezuela, Japan, the Mediterranean, the Levant region, and local and sustainable Colorado food.
On my first visit to Avanti I took a B-line straight to Quiero Arepas and ordered a vegetarian arepa. La Original, as it was called, was like nothing I have tasted before. The arepa, for those of you who don’t know, like I didn’t, is a corn-based flat “bread” that is made from scratch. It is formed into a patty that is grilled, baked, split open and stuffed with a variety of ingredients. Mine was stuffed with plantains, black beans, avocado, and a delicious lime sauce on top. It was a mighty meal but after the Denver bicycle tour into town, it was well deserved.
After ordering my La Original I went up to the second floor found a comfortable seat made from pallets and tore into my arepa. While savoring each bite I was able to see the Denver skyline, the cars rushing by on I25, and watch a game of pickup basketball at the neighborhood court below. Needless to say I was one happy camper and will be coming back for seconds!
My arepa was fantastic, but to truly get a taste of all that Avanti has to offer I would recommend either going there on an empty stomach or making it one of your new favorite hangouts. There isn’t just food available either. The two bars take up a huge portion and frequently feature new drinks, beers, and wines. On tap now is Dogfish Head’s beers hailing from the East Coast’s Rehoboth Beach. I suggest taking a sneak peak at the menu and offerings before you go, make a game plan, and then go and enjoy!
You can enjoy a visit to Avanti on our NEW Denver Bike & Brews Guided Day tour.
Avanti F&B Hours: M – S 11:00 – 00:00
Address: 3200 Pecos St, Denver, Colorado 80211
Phone: (720) 269-4778
Call now to reserve your space! 970-776-0181 or email.