Rebel Restaurant: Fantastic Happy Hour and Creative Dishes in RiNo

I've been wanting to try Rebel Restaurant since it first opened this last summer (on the corner of Wynkoop and 38th, right off Brighton). Zagat included it on its "Denver's 10 Hottest New Restaurants," and it's currently on Eater's "The Hottest Restaurants in Denver Right Now." The concept is fun and creative (although maybe not for everyone). I say just put your adventurous hat on and try it!

When you first drive up, you can definitely tell that Rebel occupies a former dive bar spot — but looks are deceiving. The inside is cozy and fun — with creative decor and large community-style tables.

Rebel Restaurant inside

The Food

The food here is pretty awesome, but definitely on the creative side. I came here with a big group of people, so we got to try most things on the menu (sadly, there was no "pig part of the day" that day). The menu changes pretty often (about every month) — so don't get too attached to trying anything I mention below. Trust me, there will always be delicious things on the menu.

During Happy Hour, beer/cocktails are discounted (unfortunately the wine is not), and all apps are $2 off. It's the last part that makes eating here an AMAZING deal. Especially if you're with a bigger group and can try a bunch of things. We came here with 8 people, and it was the perfect amount (we were completely full after spending only about $20 each on food). I couldn't find the HH hours on the site, but if memory serves me right, it's 5pm-6:30pm.

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