UPDATE 3 March 2022: The 2021-2022 Denver Dining Out Passbook is now on sale. The Passbooks are printed in limited number every year, so scoop one up while they are still available. This year they’ve also launched a companion digital passbook app. The map is NOW UPDATED for the 2021-2022 Passbook.
NOTE: For those wondering about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Passbook, the 2021-2022 Passbook has deal options for dine-in, take-out, or BOTH with each restaurant page specifying the offer options.
When ordering takeout, please contact the restaurant directly by calling them by phone. Deals cannot be applied to online orders or third party delivery service.
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.
The map below shows what type of offers are available for every restaurant. Due to distinctions between dine-in and takeout deals, there are many different deal combos.
NOTE: Deals that don’t specifically mention dine-in (DI) or takeout (TO) in the copy of the deal should be considered dine-in only.
Here’s the key to reading the map:
- DI BOGO Drink + DI/TO BOGO Entree
- Vibrant “classic” green: Offering BOTH a dine-in buy one drink, get one free (with food purchase) AND a dine-in or takeout buy one entree, get one free opportunity. (Deals must be used on separate visits.)
- DI BOGO Drink + DI BOGO Entree
- Muted green or dark green: Offering BOTH a dine-in buy one drink, get one free (with food purchase) AND dine-in ONLY buy one entree, get one free opportunity. (Deals must be used on separate visits.)
- DI BOGO Drink + TO BOGO Entree
- Salmon pink: Offering BOTH a dine-in buy one drink, get one free (with food purchase) AND takeout ONLY buy one entree, get one free opportunity. (Deals must be used on separate visits.)
- DI/TO BOGO Entree
- Lime green: Only offering a dine-in or takeout BOGO entree deal
- DI BOGO Entree
- Navy blue or teal blue: Only offering a dine-in BOGO entree deal
- Other Offers
- Magenta: One or more unique offer of the restaurant. Check the description of the deal(s).
- Applicable to multiple categories
- Bright or dark purple: One or more of the BOGO offers has some sort of price/day/time restrictions, so be sure to check the deal description.
- Yellow: One or more of the BOGO offers have a specific drink/food type restriction, so be sure to check the deal description.
- Gray: Restaurant has closed and/or is no longer accepting the Passbook.
I’m probably most excited to see new restaurants like Berkeley Donuts in this year’s book! Yaasssss. Also, one of my fave restaurants, Coperta, is back in the book this year and Señor Bear (featured in the photo on this post) appears once again.
Restaurant closings and deal changes
The following restaurants are no longer accepting the Passbook or restaurants that are now offering a different deal (than what was originally printed in the PB).
Additionally, I’ll keep an up-to-date list of restaurants that appear in the 2021-2022 Passbook that have CLOSED.
No longer accepting the Passbook:
- No reports as of 3 March 2022
More 2021-2022 Passbook information
My list of essential spots to eat at from previous year’s passbook will periodically be updated throughout the year as I try out new spots.