Map of 2020-2021 Denver Dining Out Passbook Restaurants

TLDR: The 2020-2021 Passbook is now available for pre-order. The 2019-2020 Passbook is STILL VALID through Sept 30, 2020. Read on for the full details.

2020-2021 Passbook information

9/1/2020: The 2020-2021 Passbook is currently available for pre-order with a discount code. When the 2020-2021 Passbook is shipped out and read to use, I’ll update this map with the new restaurant details. Be sure to bookmark this page!

9/6/2020: For those wondering, for the 2020-2021 Passbook, restaurants now have the deal options for Dine-In Only, Takeout Only, or both with page specifying the offer options. In the event that dine-in Denver/Colorado gets shut down again all page deals will be available for takeout.

2019-2020 Passbook Information

9/6/2020: Due to COVID-19 the 2019-2020 Passbook is extended to be valid through September 30, 2020 (expires on Oct 1). Please contact the restaurant and confirm prior to using the offer page during the extended time period because not all restaurants are participating through September. Also, many restaurants are no longer available for in-person dining, no longer accepting the Dining Out Passbook deals, or are only allowing limited usage of the deals. Past the changes listed in the “Restaurant closings and deal changes” section listed below, please call the restaurant prior to arriving to find out if they are honoring the Passbook deals.

Those who have the 2019-2020 Passbook are encouraged to hold on to last year’s Passbook until the new book is released because Dining Out will be running weekly Big F’n Deal (BFD) offers that are exclusive to Passbook holders and require presenting the physical book to redeem. Updates on those deals can be found on the Dining Out Passbook Instagram page.

2/12/2020: Added Berkshire and CHUBurger to the list of now-closed restaurants.

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 2019-2020 Denver Dining Out Passbook.

Bookmark this page to have the latest version of all the deals (including reader-submitted updates on when the deal in the book is not what’s being honored at the restaurant, as well as restaurants listed that have since closed.

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.

How to use this Passbook map

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:

  1. 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).
  2. Light green: Only offering BOGO entree deal.
  3. Orange: At least one BOGO deal that lists a special type of drink or food item for which it’s valid.
  4. Purple: One or more of the BOGO offers has some sort of price/day/time restrictions, so be sure to check the deal description.
  5. Gray: Restaurant has closed.

I’m probably most excited to see top restaurants like Morin and Julep in this year’s book! Yaasssss. Also, my local wood-fired pizza fave Marcos is on there and Señor Bear (featured in the photo on this post) appears once again.

UPDATE: Due to an extension because of COVID-19, you now have until September 30, 2020 to use these awesome deals for the 2019-2020 book before the 2020-2021 passbook comes out.

Restaurant closings and deal changes

Readers have noted the following restaurants are no longer accepting the Passbook:

  • Brider
  • Dae Gee
  • Sarto’s

The following restaurants have modified deals:

  • Ash’Kara (cocktails only)

Below is an up-to-date list of restaurants that appear in the 2019-2020 Passbook that are now CLOSED:

Below is an up-to-date list of changes to the deals printed in the 2019-2020 Passbook:

  • White Pie – Deal is ANY pizza, get 1 of equal or lesser value free NOT BOGO on Margherita Pizza (they don’t make a Margherita).

More 2019-2020 Passbook information

My list of essential spots to eat at from year’s passbook will periodically be updated throughout the year as I try out new spots.

To keep up with all of my Denver food discovery, follow me on Instagram @newdenizen and check out my picks for best brunch and breakfast spots in Denver.


Also looking for a map of all the restaurants in the 2019 EatDenver Deck? I got you.

* Please note: I may receive a commission for 2019-2020 Denver Dining Out Passbook sold using the discount code “NEWDENIZEN20” at checkout. You get a break on the full price of the book and also support this website – win-win!

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61 replies on “Map of 2020-2021 Denver Dining Out Passbook Restaurants”

Thank you so much for putting this map together! I’ve been requesting one for the past few years, but was too lazy to make one.

Oh wow John, thanks for the update. Do you know which dishes they are limiting it to? (I’ve also written to the restaurant to confirm the details of this change so the map will be updated.)

Thank you so much for doing the map!! It is a glaring omission from the book!

Couple of updates:
Kuni Sushi has closed.
Izakaya Ronin has closed.
Know this because we drove to both one night. Pretty sure Sushi Ronin is closed too (sister restaurant to Izakaya Ronin), but can’t confirm for sure.

Last year, I made a spreadsheet of the offerings noting neighborhood and offering type so that I could quickly find something in an area of town I wanted to explore or knew I would be in for a meal. You have saved me some time this year! Thanks!

Hey Laura– thanks for putting this together; it’s a great resource. Sadly, blueprint closed recently (it’s right around the corner from me), and I thought you might want to update the map to reflect that. Thanks again.

Denver deep dish rebranded to Crush pizza and tap. They are still honoring the book but only take off $12.50 of a large pizza which are $18.

So helpful I asked the creators of the book for this a couple of times. Look forward to your next map! Do you take donations for your time?

Thanks so much for sharing, Zoe! Great version of the map. I just got my book today so I updated the map on this page to include all the relevant info and new restaurants.

Thank you so much for the map, Laura. It’s a huge help. I don’t know why the Passbook folks don’t do it, but I’m really grateful that you do. It makes it so much easier to pick restaurants to visit by location.

Thank you so much! I’m such a visual person and have been saying for the last couple years that I need a map to see where all of these places are! 🙂 Thanks so much!

Denver deep dish rebrandes to Crush pizza and tap. They are still honoring the book but only take off $12.50 of a large pizza which are $18.

Thank you soooo very much for doing this! It is soooo helpful! I really think having your site last year to find which restaurants were in the Dining Out book in the areas where I would be meeting someone is the reason I got the book again. The book is not nearly as useful without a map. Thanks!

Love your map! thanks…Just a little FYI- Little Ollie’s isn’t in the 2019 -20 passbook (or i can’t find it for some reason), but is still on the map.

Hello, thank you for putting this together, it’s super helpful when making a decision where to go. I just wanted to pass along that izakaya ronin has closed. They said they plan to reopen at a different location but that remains to be seen.

Hi, in the past you used to be able to click on the restaurants and a small side screen would pop up with a star rating and some other info. Now it prompts a full screen google maps pop-up which doesn’t have the same functionality. It’s nice to be able to do a quick click rather than individually googling places on a separate tab. Been using this for 3 years now, appreciate it!

Hi JJ – what type of device are you seeing this type of behavior on? Is this on mobile, and if so, what kind of browers? I haven’t changed anything to the map – it’s the same type of embed I’ve had in the past. On desktop, I am seeing the side screen w/ the restaurant info.

Because of Covid-19 a lot of restaurants have either closed or have stopped accepting the Passbook entirely. Some places that are not accepting it right now include (but are not limited to) Brider, Dae Gee, Sarto’s, and Ash’Kara (cocktails only). Would be helpful for this list to be updated accordingly…

Per the DiningOut Facebook page, the 2019-20 Passbook expiration date has been extended to September 30, 2020. They did not provide a list, however, of which restaurants are still participating in and/or accepting the book until then. It would be helpful if we could collate such a list so we can use the book while it is still being accepted for another month.

Hi James – It’s a bit impossible without calling every day to know which restaurants are still accepting the 2019-202 Passbook through Sept 30, 2020. My suggestion is to call the restaurant prior to going. Even the Passbook creators do not have a definitive list and restaurants may change their mind at any point.

Highland burger and tap – not accepting 19-20 book either. Side note, honestly tired or the miscommunication of Dining out, probably going to try cancel my order for the new book

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