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.
For the past few of years, people found my map of all the Passbook restaurants really helpful, so by popular request, I’ve done it again for the 2021-2022 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.
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:
- DIBOGO 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.)
- DIBOGO 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.
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71 replies on “Map of 2021-2022 Denver Dining Out Passbook Restaurants”
Hi! Are you planning to make a map for the 2021-2022 book? Thank you!!
Hello AP – Thanks for your question. I do hope to update the map in the new year. Thanks for your patience!
Thanks Laura! Its so helpful, we really appreciate all that you do!
Yes please!! Thank you so much for doing this!
Got the new passbook, excited for a more robust map 🙂 Thank you OP!
I just called Dae Gee in Westminster and they are not accepting the passbook. 11/17/20
Bummer, thanks for the info Michelle! I’m adding this info to the map and the blog post.
The same is true for the Colorado Blvd. and Broadway locations. They mentioned that they weren’t supposed to be in the Passbook this year because they have had issues (or something like that). Weird, because they also told me last year that they weren’t accepting it either…
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
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 – Trying to get the answer to this question for you. Thanks for letting me know!
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.
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…
The Berkshire is also now closed.
Thanks Jamie! I’ve updated the map with both closings.
Just wanted to pass along that ChuBurger is now closed.
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.
Thanks for this awesome map! Unfortunately, Mister Tuna has also closed as of November 2nd.
Same with Dead Battery Club. Also permanently closed. 🙁
Oh no! I will update.
Oh my gosh, thanks for letting me know! I will update.
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 Jamie. Thank you for pointing this out! Our first closing to hit the Dining Out Passbook this year. I’ve made the change to the map. Thanks again.
Legit amazing. Thanks so much!
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.
Ah! Thanks Shawn. I’ll make that adjustment. Missed that one!
Thank you so much for this!
We love our passbook and this is a game changer!
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!
You’re very welcome, Tracy. Enjoy!
Thank you so much for sharing this. I have never understood why they don’t put a map in the book!
😉 my pleasure. Glad you’re finding it helpful, Dawn!
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!
Yay, Jill! Enjoy. Happy eating.
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 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.
My pleasure, Chris. Enjoy! 🙂
Where is the food in the top photo from? It looks yummy!
It’s from Biju’s Curry Shop!
Please update the map!
Hello B. I just received my book in the mail today and the map is now updated. Please check it out!
Please post the 2018-2019 updates!!
Laura if you would like you can use the map i created for the 2018-2019 passbook.
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.
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 Chris! The new map is up, enjoy! In lieu of donations, please tell your friends and family to follow my Instagram account @newdenizen and sign up for my food newsletter to keep up with the latest in Denver dining!
Will you make another map for the new book??
Hi there, yes, I will! Watch this space. I’ll embed the new one here when it’s available.
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.
Can you use the book to order take out for two meals?
Hi Natalie, I believe that the past book deals are only good for dine-in and you cannot use them for takeout.
Thanks so much for putting this together!!
Sadly, another one has closed. BrokenRice 🙁
You’re welcome, Alicia. Oh no, sad to hear about Broken Rice. Thanks for letting me know. I updated the map!
Thanks for the map! Used the one from last year as well. Was hoping someone made one this year. Blog looks great too.
Thanks so Michael! So glad you’re getting good use of the map. Gotta fuel the yums! 😉
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.
Oh wow, thanks for pointing that out, Phil. Sad that it’s closed — and only just a month or so after the passbook came out. I’ve updated the map – thanks for the tip!
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!
Awesome Lisa! Glad I was able to help you out. Enjoy!
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.
You are so welcome, Anna! So glad you’re finding it useful!!
FYI Catavella has decided to only honor the dining out passbook for 3 specific entrees.
No discount on any others
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.
Thanks so much Shannon! Glad you find it useful!
Thank you so much for doing this. I have never understood why they don’t put a map in the book.
Thanks so much, Dawn. Enjoy!
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Ash’Kara is no longer accepting per the manager 9/19/20
Are you still planning on updating this for 2021-2022?
Hello Will. Yes! The map is now updated. Thanks for your patience!