Standing ‘O’ for The Nickel at Hotel Teatro (Denver, Colorado)


SMALL BITE: The Nickel is a chic, urban eatery inside the historic Hotel Teatro in the theater district of Denver, Colorado, the former Tramway Building, where customers paid a nickel to jump on the city’s streetcars in 1911. The menu features New American cuisine with a Colorado twist. Chefs incorporate locally sourced  ingredients from farmers and ranchers, and the custom-made décor uses textiles sourced from the Rocky Mountain  region.

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SIGNATURE DISH: The Nickel won the 2015 Denver Burger Battle for the creation of the area’s best hamburger. It’s called “7X Ranch Wagyu Burger,” and features Funwerks cheddar, bone marrow-onion jam, fancy sauce and lettuce on a brioche bun, with optional Billionaire’s Bacon (below).

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DISH FROM DINERS: “We went there specifically to try the burger from the Denver Burger Battle. Theirs was great — tender beef, soft, fresh bread. If you get this, you HAVE to order the Billionaire’s Bacon. I’m not a big fan of chunks of bacon, but this was by far the best bacon in any shape or form that I have ever had.” And this from another diner: “Charcuterie — just spend some money on this. We got the Iberico, prosciutto and three cheeses — hard, semi-hard and soft. It was a fantastic platter and probably my favorite part of the dinner.”

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Hotel Teatro is distinguished as one of the “Top 10 Hotels in the World” by Expedia. Travel + Leisure Magazine ranks this Denver Hotel as one of the “World’s Best – Top 50 City Hotels of the US.” In addition, Zagat Survey has awarded Hotel Teatro the highest-rated Denver Hotel.

Hotel Teatro dining

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HOURS: Open seven days a week
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For reservations, call: 720.889.2128 

ABOUT HOTEL TEATRO: A luxury boutique, PET-FRIENDLY hotel, with 110 custom-furnished rooms and suites. The 4-diamond hotel is considered a historic place, as it is the former Denver Tramway Building built in 1911. This site was the first location of the Evans Mansion, home of John Evans, Colorado’s second territorial governor. The hotel sits within the theater district, directly across from the Denver Center for Performing Arts, and is within easy walking distance to Denver’s downtown shops, museums and restaurants.


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