April 19

Denver Restaurant Week – here are our favorites

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Denver Restaurant Week is here from April 23-May 2! In this post, the staff at EscapeWorks would like to tell you about some of our favorite Restaurant Week deals, as well some of our other favorite places to eat in our lovely town. Try one of these places the next time you go out, whether or not you’re looking to escape a room!

Restaurant Week Offers

The World Is Your Oyster at Blue Island Oyster Bar - 5280

Blue Island Oyster Bar + Seafood (Kyle’s Pick)

Our favorite for only $35 per person:
Smoked Trout Dip w/Red Onion Marmalade, House-Fried Yukon Potato Chips

Prime-Aged Sirloin Steak w/Caramelized Onion-Cremini Mushroom Demi-Glace, Parmesan Potato, Asparagus, Béarnaise Sauces

Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake w/Macerated Berries, Fresh Whipped Cream

Kyle’s got a great deal of kind stories about BIOB’s staff, and their food looks delicious as well! This may get an honorary award for longest RW deal on this post- almost every item on the menu is specially crafted!

Little India Restaurant - 6th Ave - Denver, CO | OpenTable

Little India (Juan’s favorite)

RW deal: For $25 per person, you receive one appetizer/soup/salad, one entrée, one order of rice, one order of naan bread, and a bottle of wine.

While the Champa Street location isn’t listed on the Restaurant Week site, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include Little India! Their Tikka Masala is one of the best in Denver, and it’s convenient to boot.


Linger (Katy’s choice)

Our pick for only $35 per person:

Spicy Pork Potstickers w/Sambal, Crispy Shallots, Garlic, Ginger, Lemongrass, Sweet Soy

Potato Masala Dosa w/Crispy Lentil Crepe, Squash, Peas, Apricots, Sambar Potato, Tamarind Date & Coconut Mint Chutneys

Cherry Hand Pie w/Cherry and Cream Cheese Filling, Candied Ginger Sugar

Linger is a Denver restaurant that respects its history, as it used to be a mortuary. It’s a great place to visit if you’d like a piece of history in your meal! I had to mention Linger on this list after doing some research on our own building… More on that in the next blog post!

El Five | Central Denver | Tapas, Mediterranean | Restaurant | Westword

El Five (Matt’s favorite)

Our gluten free pick for only $45 per person:

Moroccan Lamb Sausage w/ Hummus, Fava Beans, Feta, Tomato, Pea Tendrils, Lemon, Mint

Iberico Pork Loin w/ Pine Nuts, Grapes, Paprika Potatoes, Fennel Salad, Pedro Ximenez, Salsa Verde

Turkish Tiramisu w/ Candied Almonds, Coffee, Brandy, Mascarpone Crème Anglaise

I used to make restaurant deliveries across Denver, and I just had to add El Five to the list. While they’re a gorgeous upscale eatery, they remain as kind as any other. The confidence in their cooking is outclassed only by their friendly staff!

Other Staff Picks

Although these eateries have no Restaurant Week offers, they’re close by and hold a special place in our heart. Scroll down for our staff favorites!

What the pho?What the Pho (Sunny’s Pick)

Our staff has consistently ordered from What the Pho whenever we needed a big meal quick n’ easy. What the Pho holds nothing back, and always fills their bowls to the brim. Each bowl comes with a wide variety of ingredients on the side, offering exactly what you and your pho-freaky friends could ask for.

Menya Ramen all the way ! - Review of Menya Noodle Bar, Sydney, Australia - TripadvisorMenya Noodle Bar (Claire’s Pick)

In the same vein as What the Pho, Menya Noodle Bar is one of the best options for Asian meals, specifically Ramen or Poke. Another great option for quick and easy food during a shopping spree on 16th street!

Tea Cloud (Tobi’s Pick)

Not to create any competition between the two poke places near EW, but Tea Cloud is another great option! If you’d like to splurge and pick up a boba tea while on your next poke kick, we’d definitely suggest Tea Cloud. Be sure to check out their website for some interesting boba options- I’m looking at that brown sugar and chocolate one!

Well, I hope at least one of these options on our list interests you. Go out and try something new- let’s be honest, you probably need an excuse to go out and relax! And while you’re out, why not stop by EscapeWorks and have some fun?


$35 per person


1529 Champa St.
Denver, CO

The Reviews

  • There is paid parking options near this location. Friendly, helpful staff and a fun experience! Felix was a great game master! We were able to make it out in under an hour with 4 people.

    Sarah Kallsen Avatar Sarah Kallsen
    February 27, 2023

    Fabulous staff and had a great time with our teens. We usually do this in every major city we visit. This location was creative and we had a great time. We chose the hardest one with a pandemic, but succeeded!

    Carolyn K Avatar Carolyn K
    December 27, 2022
  • Visited from Michigan to see some couples from the Black Love and Marriage Program and we decided to check this place out! We had some much fun! The staff was very helpful and hospitable. Their facility and restrooms we clean. We enjoyed our time and we ESCAPED!

    Kenitha Rabb Avatar Kenitha Rabb
    December 8, 2022

    First time doing an escape room adventure for all members of our group(4). We did Blackbeards Brig. We had such a great time. Stephanie was a great host and explained everything very well. Because it was our 1st time we were a little unsure on what to expect. The clues were great, and we were able to win our adventure with 33 seconds to spare. The facilities were well decorated and clean. The clues were somewhat hard but yet achievable. Can't wait to go back for a different adventure.

    Brig Church Avatar Brig Church
    September 22, 2022
  • I had a great time at EscapeWorks Denver! We did the Egypt escape room, and it was wonderful! The team bonded wonderfully, and we now work stronger together in more business appropriate parameters. I had a great time dancing around in silly costumes and sifting through sand. However, I'm glad I came with a larger group. You'll definitely need a few sets of hands to escape (which we did!) though I'm sure the experience would be enjoyable regardless. I also did a prohibition themed room a few years back. I don't remember much about it except that I had loads of fun.

    Rebecca H. Avatar Rebecca H.
    August 22, 2022

    Helen was an amazing worker! She helped us with our escape room and she was incredibly kind. Helen really made my experience completely worth it! I would come back just to talk with Helen!

    Olivia Svenson Avatar Olivia Svenson
    August 17, 2022
  • We had a great time with the Speakeasy room. The setup was fun and the room was detailed. There was a variety of puzzles and it was fun to try to fit things together. Helen!!!! Helen was fantastic at setting the scene and helping us through with little hints when we had the right idea but just couldn’t get something to work because we were slightly off. Thanks!!

    Kaitlyn Kelly Avatar Kaitlyn Kelly
    August 12, 2022

    We just did the Speakeasy and it was great! The puzzles were designed well; challenging but not impossible and really fun to solve. The rooms themselves were high quality filled with all sorts of fun props and hidden secrets. Helen, our host, was fantastic! Our unseen benefactor kept the action moving and just made the whole experience way more entertaining. Had a blast!

    Brian Sankowski Avatar Brian Sankowski
    August 12, 2022
  • This was awesome! The escape room we did had everything—Ancient Egypt, Indiana Jones references, hieroglyphs to translate… It was challenging, but able to be solved in an hour. Our game master Tobi was really friendly & cool. And the “hints” sound was an “Easter Egg” of sorts 😉 Definitely check it out!

    Doug “K'laamas” Johnson Avatar Doug “K'laamas” Johnson
    August 12, 2022

    Just did the Egyptian tomb n I had a great time. They put a lot of effort into the design, and story. Helen helped us out and made the experience very fun. We almost went back to do a second escape!

    Liy Taliaferro Avatar Liy Taliaferro
    August 10, 2022
  • We had a great experience with 5 people in the Blackbeard room. Our first time with an escape room challenge and picked the easiest one they offered and thoroughly enjoyed completing the puzzle. Felix was a fantastic host and hints were given appropriately to keep it fun but definitely not excessively. Lots and lots of fun, would highly recommend. We will be back after having such a great time. Thank you!

    Morgan Phillips Avatar Morgan Phillips
    July 30, 2022

    This was an unforgettable experience! We did the virus outbreak scenario for a teambuilding event. Everyone raved about how fun this was, it far exceeded expectations even for a bunch of engineer dorks. The game was brilliantly designed, the puzzles were very challenging but not frustrating. Each stage or unlock brought a great sense of satisfaction and motivation to move onto the next. Many of the puzzles required unconventional thinking and multiple knowledge domains to complete. Teamwork was a must. Staff was super helpful and their hints were perfectly timed to keep us on track. 10/10, would do again. Thank you!

    Jeremy Smolik Avatar Jeremy Smolik
    July 14, 2022
  • Been to Escape Works twice now. Had an excellent experience both times. The puzzles are very clever and the rooms are fun and challenging. Particularly enjoyed the casino heist game. Stephanie was a great hostess and even spent some time with us afterwards to explain how things worked. Good fun!

    Stephen Weitz Avatar Stephen Weitz
    June 26, 2022

    Visiting my friends in Denver and we wanted something fun to do - we made the RIGHT decision here. We booked Blackbeard’s Brig and it was awesome. Well paced and not too difficult. Just the right amount of stress. Patrick was awesome he had our backs and made the experience so fun and enjoyable. He was an awesome host. Highly recommend!!!

    Meredith LoRusso Avatar Meredith LoRusso
    June 26, 2022
  • My friends and I went to Denver for the weekend and decided to do the Casino Heist room at EscapeWorks. We had so much fun trying to figure out the clues; we didn't end up 'winning' but had a great time anyway. Rose walked us through the clues to the end of the game which was a lot of fun. Thank you Rose and Felix for a fun night. If we are ever back in the area we would definitely to this again.

    Deb Gregg Avatar Deb Gregg
    June 4, 2022

    We had the best time at EscapeWorks Denver. My friends and I traveled to Denver for a fun weekend and decided to do the escape room experience. We chose the Casino Heist and had the best time ever!!! A huge shout-out to Rose and Felix who did a fabulous job of making it so fun for us!!! They went above and beyond. Thank you Rose and Felix for making it so memorable!!! We will be back!!! Signed..."The Fun Girls" from South Dakota

    Kim Klundt Avatar Kim Klundt
    June 4, 2022
  • I love this place! I went in March with my daughter and we did Blackbeard's Brig, the easiest one, since I was new at escape rooms. We were paired up with another family of three. We had a blast and escaped! It was such a positive experience, I brought my family back for my daughters birthday. We did the Egyptian Tomb as a private party, since we had a group of five, and escaped! That room was amazing too! My family still tells everyone about how much fun they had in that escape room. The rooms are really well done. The puzzles are fun, unique, not easy but also not so hard you are frustrated the whole time. The themed rooms are spot on with the stories. Everything looks well maintained and clean. The staff is professional and kind. Next Denver trip we will be back for another escape room. Thank you for making our trips fun and memorable.

    Chena Kline Avatar Chena Kline
    May 7, 2022

    The Casino Heist room was a challenge but extremely fun! It’s different than other escape rooms as you’re not allowed to ask for hints; the game master gives them to you at their discretion. Tobi was an awesome game master and only gave us hints when we were completely lost. Highly recommend!

    Amanda Bertelli Avatar Amanda Bertelli
    April 26, 2022
  • EscapeWorks in Denver is AmAzInG! The gamemasters we're great! We went first to play Blackbeard's Bring, ended up loving it soooo much that after we won, we immediately wanted to do another. We did Outbreak next which was a little more challenging but was a blast to play!!! We're going back to do the other games soon, and I recommend this place to everyone! They have weekday deals, and discounts if you do multiple on the same day!

    Jazz Ramey Avatar Jazz Ramey
    April 26, 2022

    We had a great time in the Egyptian Tomb! The puzzles and riddles were challenging and fun. Our game master Steph helped us stay on track with minimal hints. Definitely worth the money, for it was an exciting and bonding experience. It was very realistic and there was a lot of thought behind effects and puzzles. If we return to Denver again I would be happy to try out another room!

    lilly M. Avatar lilly M.
    April 15, 2022

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