Located halfway between The Pepsi Center and Coors Field in LoDo, the Denver Rio is the perfect place to get your night started. So grab a seat in Denver’s number one neighborhood for fun, whether you’re people watching, enjoying the scenery, or keeping up with your favorite sports teams on the televisions in our bar.


1525 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202

Main: 303-623-5432

Shannon Hayhurst,
General Manager


  • Sun - Thu, 11a - close (closing time varies)
  • Fri - Sat, 11a - midnight
  • Happy Hour: Mon - Fri, 3 - 6p
  • Brunch: Sat + Sun, 11a - 4p
  • CLOSED Saturday, June 18th for The Rio Three-O Block Party in Fort Collins! JOIN US! Click HERE for more details on our 30th Anniversary!


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Rio Grande - Denver (107491) Colorado Reservations

Reservations can be made by calling the Rio directly at 303.623.5432 or through Open Table. For parties of 11 or more, or if Open Table shows your preferred time unavailable, please contact the Rio directly at 303.623.5432.



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  • Happy Hour (Mon - Fri, 3-6p):  $1 off Classic Rio Margs, Big Tex Margs, Ricky’s.  $3 drafts, Tecate Cans, shots of Cuervo Cinge.  $1 off small plates menu.  $3 tacos.
  • DU Hockey Frozen Four Watch Party: Join us on Thursday, April 7th to cheer on the Pioneers as they play against North Dakota in the NCAA Semi Finals!  Game starts at 6:30pm.  Receive a free side queso or small guac when you purchase a drink - must be in DU colors! 
  • The Rio Gives Back - The Denver Rio will donate 10% of sales each Monday to the Denver Rescue Mission! Join us every Monday starting May 2nd through June 13th.  After 30 years, we owe it to our community for our success!
  • Party like it's 1986 - The inception of the Rio started on June 15th, 1986, and we are having a THROWBACK PARTY! Join us on Wednesday, June 15th to Party like it's 1986.  Enjoy a throwback menu (with 1986 prices), and more!  Save the date and check back later for more info. 
  • The Rio Three-O Block Party! Join us on Saturday, June 18th at the Fort Collins Rio to celebrate our 30th birthday! All other Rio locations will be closed and celebrating in FoCo - Live Music, Memories, and Margs.  For more information, click HERE.

Private Parties:

The Denver Rio’s Cantina Room is a place where you can refresh your spirit with close family and friends – an ideal setting for special occasions, corporate events, banquets, and holiday parties. And when you add in some seriously good Mexican food, fun, and margaritas, your event will definitely be one to remember.

For  information or to book a private event, please fill out the form below or contact:

Direct: 303-623-5432

Denver Event Guide