Most restaurants and bars in Bear Creek are west of South Wadsworth Boulevard, so locals can travel to the same area for their dining and drinking needs. Though Bear Creek lacks music venues and clubs, it features an array of specialized restaurants and pubs that help make the neighborhood livelier. With areas such as downtown Denver and Belmar
just a short jaunt away, Bear Creek residents can find nightlife within a few miles of the neighborhood.
The self-proclaimed first Indian restaurant in Lakewood, Namaste Restaurant provides a buffet of Indian staples such as saag paneer and chicken tikka masala. With great service and tender meat, especially the lamb, locals enjoy tasting the vegetarian plates and the excellent naan. Make sure you try the authentic chai tea.
For a simple and inexpensive meal, head to Peking Tokyo Express in the same shopping area for crab cheese wontons. Locals call these appetizers the best wontons in Lakewood. For your main meal, get the Szechuan Beef for a unique, flavorful spin on the Chinese staple.
For American fare, head north of Bear Creek to Piggin' Out Bar-B-Que on Morrison Road. Try the smoky pulled pork sandwich with the restaurant's homemade BBQ sauce or the ribs to see the meat fall off the bone. Taste the peach cobbler for dessert to wash down the BBQ with something sweet and fresh.
Top off your food with beer at The Rusty Bucket, also located off South Wadsworth Boulevard. Staff especially favor Pittsburgh Steelers fans, though anyone can try the affordable pitchers of beer and listen to tunes on the jukebox while catching a football game.
Go to the Greenfields Pool & Sports Bar to play some billiards and eat pizza. As one of the only live music venues in the area, make sure you stop by on Fridays and Saturdays for live music.
For more live music opportunities, head up to Denver or to the Morrison Holiday Bar in Morrison. Downtown Denver provides the best opportunities for clubbing, although you can find some nightclubs in the southern areas, such as Proof NiteClub in southeast Denver.