Denver

Last Updated - July 15, 2017

Denver's most popular drunk food is American. For independent restaurants, the top drunk food is Mexican.

american mexican

Drunk Food Analysis

It's 1 AM on a Saturday night and you're looking for food. If you're not pregnant, you're probably drunk :) This project compares the drunk food scenes in North America's biggest cities. The analysis used Yelp to find low cost restaurants open at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017. Not every restaurant has accurate hours in Yelp, so this data isn't perfect. You can see more details in the About page. You can also check out the overview of all cities.

City Drunk Food Rankings

How does the drunk food scene in Denver stack up to the rest of North America?

Number of restaurants198(13/57)
Number of independent restaurants104(14/57)
Percentage of independent restaurants52.5%(33/57)
Restaurants per 10,000 residents2.9(12/57)

Denver has 198 drunk food restaurants, ranking it number 13 out of all 57 cities included. The city with the most drunk food restaurants is New York with 1039. Denver ranks as the number 33 city in terms of independent drunk food, with 52.5% of the drunk food restaurants being independent.

With a population of 682,545 Denver has 2.9 drunk food restaurants for every 10,000 residents. Las Vegas has the most drunk food restaurants per person with 9.2 for every 10,000 residents.

Food Categories

These two graphs show the most popular food categories for late night drunk food in Denver. To get this category break down, the smaller Yelp categories were combined into a few big categories. For example, Japanese, Ramen and Sushi all fall under the 'Asian' category. The first graph shows food categories across all restaurants in the city (including chains), the second shows only independent restaurants.

All Restaurant Breakdown

All Restaurant Food Category Breakdown

Independent Restaurant Breakdown

Independent Restaurant Food Category Breakdown

Restaurant Category Variety

The graph below gives a sense of the variety of drunk food in Denver. Appearing in the top right indicates higher variety.

Restaurant category variety plot

There's a lot going on in this graph, here's how to read it:

Top Franchises

These are the top franchises open late in Denver.

Taco Bell28
Dominos Pizza11
Village Inn10
Dennys8
IHOP7

More Drunk Food

See more by checking out the North American Drunk Food Overview to see how all the major cities compare. These cities have the largest drunk food scenes: