From the creative minds of Jennifer Jasinski and Beth Gruitch, founders and owners of Rioja and Vendome Bistro, Euclid Hall is a place for everyone. Just under three years old, the trendy American tavern has made a name for itself in the downtown scene.
Tucked around the corner of 14th and Larimer, Euclid Hall is situated in an 1883 building that once housed one of many Soapy Smith’s bars. The restaurant is fully equipped with two floors, two full bars and an open kitchen located on the lower level. The hardwood floors and detailed lighting compliment the romantic and playful charcoal-colored interior. During the weekdays, the first floor is usually where the action takes place and the crowd tends to be mellow and easy going. However come weekend, the upper level opens up welcoming a buzzing crowd. It has the perfect setting for a private party or event!
Their menu, a plethora of inspirations from around the world, includes pad thai pig ears, chicken fried quail and waffles, oyster po’boy and their famous house-made, hand-cranked sausages also known to be “ground, seasoned and cased in house with love.” Half of their menu includes words that one wouldn’t find in a typical tavern-like menu such as griddled Camembert, lemon & coriander spätzle or ancho harissa in their pan-seared prime tri tip steak. A mystery, yes but more fun for your taste buds.
Euclid Hall is also known for their beer choices. However, instead of finding your favorite styles under categories such as stouts, sours, wheat etc. the beers are categorized under math terminology. Under the section dubbed Arithmetic, you’ll find session beers, which are low in alcohol and simple in flavors. If you fancy something like a Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA then you’ll find similar beers under Trigonometry. Up for something hefty, strong and complex like the Avery Reverend Belgian Quadrupel? Then Quantum Mathematics is where you belong. There’s also a rotating beer selection known as the Library List so you’ll never get tired of the same choices.
Non-beer enthusiasts can also find their niche in this stylish tavern. Besides requesting staple choices such as screwdriver or moscow mule, their specialty drinks are impressive in their ingredients, brand choices and taste. Take the Strawberry Basil Smash: Boca Loca cachaça -a liquor made from fermented sugarcane – is mixed with lemon juice and muddled with fresh strawberries and basil. A handsome drink known as The Juan Daly incorporates Republic Blanco tequila, Domaine de Canton – a ginger liquer, Pimms with iced tea and lemonade. There’s also something for the wine fans where the list is not too overwhelming or too sparse but just the right choices to compliment your meal.
Speaking of drinks, Euclid hall is a great place for happy hour a.k.a. “study hall” beginning 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Although contemporary in concept and look, Euclid Hall is not just reserved for special occasions but also great for weekly hangouts or monthly dinner parties. From date nights to family get together to an upbeat lunch with co-workers, Euclid Hall is perfect for all occasions. Menu may also be subject to change every season but such idea has become a traditional in trendy restaurants such as Euclid Hall so you’ll have plenty of reasons to visit again.
1317 14th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday: 2 p.m – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 1 a.m.