While most bars in Denver host a mouthwatering Happy Hour food menu, ask where you can find free food and you’re likely to be looking at blank stares. Still, for the hungry, the deals are out there in the Mile High City. Here is a quick list of Denver’s top Happy Hours with free food.

Trinity Grille (credit: Young Kim)

Trinity Grille

1801 Broadway
Denver, Colo. 80202
(303) 293-2288

Across the street from the Brown Palace Hotel, Trinity Grille might be geared for the business elite, but they offer a relaxed atmosphere and a Happy Hour that includes some free food that anyone can enjoy. Stepping into the business-casual setting, customers can loosen up their ties and get ready for a treat. Trinity Grille offers free hors d’oeuvres from the talents of its two resident Hyde Park, New York Culinary Institute of America chefs; these include a cheese plate, vegetable plate and hot plates that vary according to the chefs’ whims. They also offer a dollar off of their moderately priced drink menu during Happy Hour. A culinary treat not to be missed, Trinity Grille’s free hors d’oeuvres Happy Hour runs Tuesday through Friday, 4 pm to 6 pm. Trinity Grille itself is open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 9 pm.

Charlie Brown's (credit: Alex Ruiz)

Charlie Brown’s

980 Grant Street
Denver, Colo. 80203
(303) 860-1655

Charlie Browns offers free all-you-can-eat pulled pork (during the summer) and chicken wings on Fridays that go a long way toward curing that afternoon grumbling in the tummy. Located at the bottom of the former Colburn Hotel, Charlie Brown’s was once a regular drinking hole for Beat writing legends Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. Still going strong, the piano bar serves up two-for-one domestic beers and well drinks on the first round seven days a week. This hotspot also hosts a full menu of Greek, American and Mexican food for when the hot wings or pulled pork just isn’t enough. Charlie Brown’s is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 am; Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 2 am.

Mickey's Top Sirloin (credit: Young Kim)

Mickey’s Top Sirloin

6950 Broadway
Denver, CO, 80221
(303) 428-3090

Mickey’s Top Sirloin offers a free Happy Hour buffet that can be anything from beef stroganoff to nachos, but it is all delicious. Located off the beaten track in North Denver, this steak house is known for a food menu that stretches from spaghetti to steak to chili rellenos. With bocce ball lanes for league members located in the back, Mickey’s boasts a Happy Hour that is hard to beat. Offering down-to-earth service, the food buffet starts at 4:30 pm and goes until the food runs out. Mickey’s also offers a daily two-for-one special on margaritas, bloody Marys and mojitos and charges $2.75 for well drinks and domestic beers. Mickey’s is open daily, 10 am to 11 pm.