6 Denver pizza joints for when you want some late night 'za
No matter the reason behind your late night munchies (we don't judge here), there is a pizza place in Denver open late that is sure to satisfy your nightly 'za craving. The pizza joints on this list are all open passed the midnight hour, so you can munch on pie right after your red eye flight into the Mile High City or immediately after you drunkenly stumble out of the bars when you hear "last call."
Many of the places below strictly serve "by the slice" once hours get late. But face it, it makes things easy to point and grunt at the slice you want when you're in an intoxicated state or sleepy stupor. These late-night pizza places are sure to satisfy your pie hole with a doughy, saucy and cheesy midnight snack.
1. Cosmo's Pizza
Cosmo's Pizza is basically where drunken Coloradans go for late night, by-the-slice 'za, with locations in Boulder, Fort Collins and Denver. This pizza joint is open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 2:30 a.m. on weekends, giving you some time to build up a hunger and a thirst for greasy, cheesy pie. Choose any toppings you like, but for the love of god don't forget to splurge the 50 cents for the spicy ranch. It's life. Spicy ranch is life—at least when you're drunk it is.
2. Ian's Pizza
For all the drunken baseball fans that refused to pay the exaggerated food prices at Coors Field, head to Ian's Pizza after that extra inning left you hungry and wondering what time it is. Open till 2:30 a.m., Ian's is only a 3-minute walk from the baseball stadium. Celebrate a winning game, feel better after a loss, or just sober up with Ian's mac 'n' cheese pizza. It's definitely drool-worthy and heart attack inducing.
3. Big Daddy's Pizza
Big Daddy's does late night right by staying open until 3 a.m. and offering delivery until 2:30 a.m. every day. There's no cheesy gimmicks (pun intended) when it comes to the menu at Big Daddy's. This pizza place doesn't need fancy gourmet options or strange toppings to get customers. Your sleepy brain will like the simple menu here. Just go with pepperoni, dummy.
4. Fat Sully's Pizza
Located at The Atomic Cowboy, Fat Sully's Pizza will make a New Yorker in Denver feel like home with thin crust pizza available till 2 a.m. The menu might be small but the serving sizes will make you feel as full as Fat Sully himself.
5. Marquis Pizza
After head-banging at a live concert at the Marquis Theater, head to Marquis Pizza, which is conveniently attached to the theater. This pizza place is where all your thin crust pizza dreams come true, if you have any pizza-related dreams of course. This pizza joint serves pizza-by-the-slice once late night hits from midnight to 3 a.m., so they won't look down on you for stuffing your face with pie at such an obscene hour.
6. Pie Hole
Open until 2 a.m. on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends, Pie Hole will turn any sleepy head into a happy camper with unique pie options and classic favorites. Vegans can even get their happy munch on here; although we all known true happiness comes with a slice topped with cheese. Grab a beer, a slice of pie and play some foosball at this pizza place that seems to be particularly made for night owls anonymous.
Madison is a freelance writer living near Denver who loves pizza just as much as every other millennial (insert pizza emoji here). Follow her on Instagram @madidragna