About The Golden Mill – An Award-Winning Food Hall in Golden
Welcome to The Golden Mill! Here, our community is our priority, as it has been since 1864. At The Golden Mill, we bring people together to enjoy conversation, laughter, good food, and refreshing drinks. We’re as passionate about serving the best food and drinks in Golden, CO as we are about being a good neighbor – and whether you’re from near or far, you’re always welcome.
The Golden Mill has been a community gathering place for generations – since its early days as the town’s mill and feed store. Now, our innovative food hall brings a revitalized energy to downtown Golden while fully embracing Colorado’s laid-back, welcoming nature with our creekside and rooftop patios and live local music and events. Come join us for a bite, a sip, and a good time!
Our innovative food hall and social gathering place is one of a kind in Golden. With great food and the companionship of live music in our open space, we know you’ll enjoy your visit.
History of The Golden Mill
The Golden Mill wasn’t always the hangout spot in town that it is now. Believe it or not, this hub for social gatherings was originally founded as a flour mill back in 1864. The millers hauled and sold flour to nearby mining towns like Black Hawk, Central City, Georgetown, and Idaho Springs. It then evolved into a feed store for livestock in 1954.
When The Golden Mill Feed Store went up for sale in 2018, a few Golden locals knew the space had the potential for more. Together, these friends saved the local iconic landmark to “do something great for the Golden community.”
Thus the opportunity for a new, reimagined Golden Mill was born.
Get To Know The Golden Mill Food Hall
Sitting right on Clear Creek, with views of Table Mountain and the famous Mt. Zion, The Golden Mill is an unforgettable food and drink experience. Ideal for “après anything” after a day of adventures or a casual get-together with friends, The Golden Mill is THE place to try local bites and new beers.
The new and fully reimagined Golden Mill continues the gathering tradition with a reinvigorated life. At The Golden Mill, we offer live music, events, and pop-up markets alongside our five local food concepts and the best drinks in Golden. Our two self-pour tap walls boast over 50-taps of high-quality beers, wines, ciders, and house-made cocktails.
We are honored to bring this special building back to life and ensure it remains a beacon in our community for decades to come.
Our Community Impact
After being designated as a historic folk landmark of the City of Golden in 2018, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to always give back to the community. We take action to give back and support the local community, primarily with Golden-based non-profits. We also fundraise for pressing causes such as Colorado Wildfire relief efforts and feeding refugees via the World Central Kitchen.
Our 3 Primary Pillars of Community Support:
- Food insecurity
Why We’re an Award-Winning Food Hall in Golden
Whether you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat with the best views in Golden or a social gathering spot to bring friends, family, or a date, The Golden Mill is the place to visit. Between our 5 different food options, self-pour tap systems, and live music, we know you’ll have a fun experience here. We also stand out from the pack because we offer:
The only rooftop bar in Golden
- A perfect view of the iconic mesa known locally as Castle Rock
- An unobstructed view of Clear Creek
- Year-round seating with fire pits everywhere in the winter and completely shaded in the summer
But don’t take our word for it! Our award-winning food hall in Golden consistently receives high praise from customers and critics alike. Here are just a few of the many awards we’ve won since opening in April 2021:
- 2022 Best New Food Hall - Westword
- One of 12 Best Rooftop Patios in Denver and Beyond - 5280 Magazine
- The Absolute Best Rooftop Bars in Denver - Thrillist
- The Ten Best New Denver Restaurants of 2021 - Westword
- Best New Restaurant in Golden - Community Media Best of the Best 2022
- 12 of Metro Denver’s Best Food Halls - Best for Refueling after an Outdoor Adventure - 5280 Magazine
- 5280 Magazine's 2022 Readers Choice - Best Patio