Just twenty miles from Denver, Golden is home to the Coors Brewery, but there are plenty of other restaurants and bars to visit, too.

Golden, located less than twenty miles west of downtown Denver, is renowned as the home of Coors, the world's largest single-site brewery. But while its presence looms large in Golden, the small town has a lot more to offer, especially for those with an appetite.

In my early twenties, when my bank account was almost always near empty, a jaunt to Golden was a go-to date excursion. Back then, you could hit up the free Coors brewery tour without a wait, especially if you opted to skip the bus tour and walk straight to the entrance instead.

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