Tollgate Overlook residents live within a short distance of several popular restaurants and bars located on and around East Mississippi Avenue, allowing for convenient access to tasty food and exciting nightlife.
When locals crave authentic Greek cuisine, they take a little trip down to East Iliff Avenue and visit The Athenian, a locally owned establishment serving some of the best hummus and gyros in all of Colorado. While the dining area happens to be smaller than some of the more well-known restaurants in the area, the restaurant's fabulous customer service and cozy atmosphere more than make up for it. Regular customers highly recommend the Greek combo, a combination plate featuring Greek favorites such as marinated lamb, potatoes, chicken kabobs and a gyro pita sandwich, stuffed to the brim with grilled meat, tomatoes, onions and yogurt tzatziki sauce.
If you've got a taste for classic Chinese fare, check out East Cafe on East Mississippi Avenue. With authentic cuisine that locals refer to as "the best Chinese food in Colorado," this must-try mom-and-pop establishment is sure to satisfy your taste buds. Favorite menu picks include the salmon fried rice, sesame chicken and asparagus chicken, served with white rice and spicy black bean sauce.
For good old-fashioned comfort food, locals recommend Jus Grill on East Iliff Avenue. With breakfast dishes such as biscuits and eggs and veggie omelettes, as well as classic sandwiches like BLTs and grilled Reubens, Jus Grill's regular customers can't get enough. Best of all, Jus Grill serves homemade pies such as apple, blueberry and pumpkin that taste just like they came fresh out of your mom's oven.
When Tollgate Overlook residents want to spend a fun night out enjoying drinks with friends, they head over to the Sand Creek Lounge, a popular neighborhood night spot on East Iliff Avenue. Locals can't say enough about the lounge's friendly bartenders, and with a pool table and Karaoke Wednesdays to boot, Sand Creek Lounge makes for the perfect casual evening.
If you're looking for the perfect spot to watch the big game and munch on some of the best appetizers in Aurora,
check out Pitchers Sports Restaurant & Bar on South Chambers Road, just off of East Iliff Avenue. In business for over 25 years, Pitchers has everything from a full bar and wide-screen televisions for your viewing pleasure to a massive pool room complete with eight pool tables, allowing for a diverse group of patrons each and every night. If you feel like winning a little extra cash, be sure to stop by Pitchers on Saturday nights for a fun game of Rock-n-Roll Bingo.