After 7 months of living here and numerous visits from friends, I’ve picked out a few of my go-to spots to show off Denver.
Union Station was remodeled in the early 2000’s to become an amazing Denver spot for drinks, food, coffee, flowers, parties, souvenirs, etc. I’ll go to there just to get out of the house with my laptop and work sometimes. Check out the boujee upstairs bar, the Cooper Lounge, photogenic spot with amazing cocktails.
Avanti – Some of my local friends aren’t huge fans because it is a notoriously touristy spot but with good reason! They have many delicious food stands from poke to burgers with a great view of downtown. It’s nice to have dinner here then head to one of many bars located within walking distance in LoHi.
Peak’s Lounge – While there are plenty of rooftop bars to visit in the summertime, there are far less places to enjoy in the winter time, so it’s nice that Peak’s is enclosed. This lounge is also particularly high at the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency downtown.
Sports Ball! – Coloradans love their sports more than any other place I’ve lived so their games are super fun to attend. Hit up a Rockies’ game in the spring/summer, Broncos’ game in the fall/winter, Nuggets in the winter, and the Avalanches in the spring.
City Park – My personal favorite park in Denver. A huge park with a great view the Denver skyline.
Music – If you like music, (duh, who doesn’t) check out any of these various music venues to see what’s going on while you’re in town. Organized-ish from biggest to smallest, Fillmore, Summit, Ogden, Cervantes, Bluebird, & Ophelia’s.
Rino District – River North district is my favorite area of town, full of shops, cool bars, the best food in Denver (I think), and great street art. It’s worth strolling around. The below photo was taken at the garden patio at Death & Co. located in the Ramble hotel.
Larimer Square – Not far from Rino is this nice photogenic scene of Colorado pride, once again, full of fun bars, restaurants, & shops with a less artsy and more historic flair. They often host events that take over the square.
Dairy Block – Another spot full of food stands with a centralized bar and alley way for games that looks beautiful at night. Walk past it to find the cute little bar Poka Lola as well.
The Capitol – Denver has some particularly beautiful historical buildings, something we lacked a bit of in Texas. The Capitol, Civic Center, and City Hall are within walking distance of each other and great photo ops. Fun fact, the Denver mint is the largest producer of coins in the country.