UPDATE 8/27/2018: The 2018-2019 Denver Dining Out Passbook is now available for order. Current early bird price is $45 (book is normally $99).
For the past couple of years people found my map of all the Passbook restaurants really helpful, so by popular request, I’ve done it again for the 2018-2019 Denver Dining Out Passbook.
In my first year of using the Denver Dining Out Passbook, I found it to be a great motivator and guide to exploring the Denver food scene. Whenever I was hungry I’d whip out the book and choose a new place to try out – even if the place wasn’t highly rated online, I knew that by using the Passbook at least I wouldn’t be paying full price. It’s like a magical golden ticket you can use — for food!
In case you’re unfamiliar, the Passbook offers some great deals (like buy one entree, get one free) for some fabulous spots around town and you have a whole year to use up all the discounts. Just give your server your passbook before they ring up the check, they’ll mark off the deal as used, and you get cash money back in your pocket after having a lovely meal. It’s pretty darn sweet.
The one thing that trips me up about the Passbook is it’s organized alphabetically by restaurant name. But what I really need is for the restaurants organized by neighborhood/location — especially when I’m in some part of Denver I don’t really know, but I’m looking to use the Passbook. (Although this year’s book they do list the neighborhood alongside the name of the restaurant.)
That’s why I’m sharing my personal Denver Dining Out Passbook map . Here’s the key to reading the map:
- Dark green: Offering BOTH a buy one drink, get one free AND a buy one entree, get one free opportunity (must be used on separate visits).
- Light green: Only offering BOGO entree deal.
- Orange: At least one BOGO deal that lists a special type of drink or food item for which it’s valid.
- Purple: One or more of the BOGO offers has some sort of price/day/time restrictions, so be sure to check the deal description.
- Gray: Restaurant has closed.
I’m probably most excited to see Colorado favorite Illegal Pete’s and top restaurants like Cattivella and Citizen Rail in this year’s book! Yaasssss. Also, my local Thai fave Aloy Modern Thai is on there and Biju’s Curry Shop (featured in the photo on this post) appears once again.
You’ve got until July 31, 2019 to use these awesome deals before the next year’s book comes out.