Guidebook for Denver

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Guidebook for Denver

Food Scene
The Berkshire is a savory food lover's dream. On Sundays they do a brunch that includes bacon flights, bacon-filled pancakes, unique hand-made cocktails, and great service.
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Berkshire
7352 29th Avenue
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The Berkshire is a savory food lover's dream. On Sundays they do a brunch that includes bacon flights, bacon-filled pancakes, unique hand-made cocktails, and great service.
This place makes one of the best cheese steaks I've ever had. The onion rings are hand-battered and they do great beer specials as well. They are closed Sunday's and Monday's. If you are in the mood to satisfy your cheese steak craving, they have got you covered!
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Famous Philly Cheese Steak & Beer Garden
2200 Oneida Street
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This place makes one of the best cheese steaks I've ever had. The onion rings are hand-battered and they do great beer specials as well. They are closed Sunday's and Monday's. If you are in the mood to satisfy your cheese steak craving, they have got you covered!
Casey's is a friendly neighborhood bar/restaurant with nice pub fare and a good beer selection. They do some nice happy hour specials and are open late night. If you go, the potato leek soup with pretzel bread is one of the best you've ever had.
Casey's Bistro & Pub
7301 East 29th Avenue
Casey's is a friendly neighborhood bar/restaurant with nice pub fare and a good beer selection. They do some nice happy hour specials and are open late night. If you go, the potato leek soup with pretzel bread is one of the best you've ever had.
If you are vegan, Watercourse is the best! Exquisitely prepared dishes, a hip and friendly staff, and super cool atmosphere make it one of Denver's best.
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Watercourse Foods
837 East 17th Avenue
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If you are vegan, Watercourse is the best! Exquisitely prepared dishes, a hip and friendly staff, and super cool atmosphere make it one of Denver's best.
Beet Box is a home style bakery & cafe that has a nice range of vegan cakes, breads & sandwiches plus gluten-free choices. This hip little spot is one of our favorites when we are in the mood for "healthy" pastries!
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Beet Box
1030 East 22nd Avenue
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Beet Box is a home style bakery & cafe that has a nice range of vegan cakes, breads & sandwiches plus gluten-free choices. This hip little spot is one of our favorites when we are in the mood for "healthy" pastries!
Range is a true local farm to table fine dining spot with killer "free range" (hence the name) options. The staff is excellent and they make some fantastic custom cocktails to go with dinner. If you are really wanting to treat yourself, we highly recommend checking it out.
range Restaurant
918 17th Street
Range is a true local farm to table fine dining spot with killer "free range" (hence the name) options. The staff is excellent and they make some fantastic custom cocktails to go with dinner. If you are really wanting to treat yourself, we highly recommend checking it out.
If you are in Washington Park (Wash Park) to the locals, we recommend checking out Homegrown. Everything is locally sourced! Wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers, excellent drink selection, and a good staff make it unique and awesome.
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Homegrown Tap & Dough - Wash Park
1001 South Gaylord Street
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If you are in Washington Park (Wash Park) to the locals, we recommend checking out Homegrown. Everything is locally sourced! Wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burgers, excellent drink selection, and a good staff make it unique and awesome.
This is our local brewery, they have food trucks 7 nights a week. My favorite brew is the Juicy Banger IPA but they always have some new and interesting flavors on the menu.
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Station 26 Brewing Co.
7045 East 38th Avenue
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This is our local brewery, they have food trucks 7 nights a week. My favorite brew is the Juicy Banger IPA but they always have some new and interesting flavors on the menu.
Parks & Nature
The legendary venue at Red Rocks not only showcases the world's best musical talent at night, but is a super cool place to check out during the day as well. You are allowed to walk onto the stage of the ampitheatre itself anytime and there is a great museum which showcases some cool artifacts and info/posters/etc from years past as well. The views from the top of the stadium seating are gorgeous!
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
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The legendary venue at Red Rocks not only showcases the world's best musical talent at night, but is a super cool place to check out during the day as well. You are allowed to walk onto the stage of the ampitheatre itself anytime and there is a great museum which showcases some cool artifacts and info/posters/etc from years past as well. The views from the top of the stadium seating are gorgeous!
Ask a local bike shop for a trail map or download a trail maps app to your phone (Trailforks and MTB Project are my favorites). There are literally thousands of miles of hiking trails for all levels - easy for the beginner, all the way to extreme for the truly adventurous!
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Golden
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Ask a local bike shop for a trail map or download a trail maps app to your phone (Trailforks and MTB Project are my favorites). There are literally thousands of miles of hiking trails for all levels - easy for the beginner, all the way to extreme for the truly adventurous!
Check out Dinosaur Ridge to see real dinosaur footprints! There are stunning views to be had from the many hiking trails out of Morrison. Check out a local bike shop for trail maps, take food and water, and enjoy the raw beauty of Colorado's Front Range.
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Morrison
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Check out Dinosaur Ridge to see real dinosaur footprints! There are stunning views to be had from the many hiking trails out of Morrison. Check out a local bike shop for trail maps, take food and water, and enjoy the raw beauty of Colorado's Front Range.
Drinks & Nightlife
Did you grow up spending your saved lunch money quarters for the arcade like I did? If so, The 1up will bring memories flooding back in as you are immersed in your favorite games from years past! They have every arcade game imaginable and a bar to fuel your video game passion! A local gem for sure.
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The 1UP Arcade Bar - Colfax
717 East Colfax Avenue
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Did you grow up spending your saved lunch money quarters for the arcade like I did? If so, The 1up will bring memories flooding back in as you are immersed in your favorite games from years past! They have every arcade game imaginable and a bar to fuel your video game passion! A local gem for sure.
Appaloosa is a great spot right next to the 16th Street mall (shopper's paradise). Good drinks, cool staff, and music make this spot a great hang out before painting the city red!
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Appaloosa Bar & Grill
535 16th St Mall
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Appaloosa is a great spot right next to the 16th Street mall (shopper's paradise). Good drinks, cool staff, and music make this spot a great hang out before painting the city red!
They've got a little of everything -- live music, rotating craft beers, Skee-Ball, video games, karaoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays -- and just the right amount of dive bar attitude.
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Star Bar
2137 Larimer St
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They've got a little of everything -- live music, rotating craft beers, Skee-Ball, video games, karaoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays -- and just the right amount of dive bar attitude.
The Union Jack flies proudly in the hearts of Streets of London regulars, an Anglophilic bunch of punks, mod fashionistas, Vespa riders and neighborhood subjects. A British pub that thankfully doesn't serve warm beer, Streets has all of the requisite Old World flair, from pulled pints to posters of the Queen. This divey punk bar is one of a kind!
Streets Denver
1501 East Colfax Avenue
The Union Jack flies proudly in the hearts of Streets of London regulars, an Anglophilic bunch of punks, mod fashionistas, Vespa riders and neighborhood subjects. A British pub that thankfully doesn't serve warm beer, Streets has all of the requisite Old World flair, from pulled pints to posters of the Queen. This divey punk bar is one of a kind!
Essentials
Less than a mile away for your grocery needs!
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King Soopers
2810 Quebec Street
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Less than a mile away for your grocery needs!
Sightseeing
Larimer Square is a trendy block of Victorian buildings is home to chic shopping, dance clubs, a comedy club, outdoor cafes and a dozen of Denver's best restaurants. For 40 years in downtown Denver, it's hip to be at the "Square."
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Larimer Square
1430 Larimer Street
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Larimer Square is a trendy block of Victorian buildings is home to chic shopping, dance clubs, a comedy club, outdoor cafes and a dozen of Denver's best restaurants. For 40 years in downtown Denver, it's hip to be at the "Square."
Denver's happening historic district is filled with turn-of-the-century warehouses, now home to 90 brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and rooftop cafes. This is the place to be if you like being immersed in Denver's hottest urban part of town!
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LoDo
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Denver's happening historic district is filled with turn-of-the-century warehouses, now home to 90 brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and rooftop cafes. This is the place to be if you like being immersed in Denver's hottest urban part of town!
Denver's largest park, has several lakes, spectacular mountain views, a public golf course, flower gardens and a hiking/jogging trail that is exactly one mile high. That iconic photo of Denver's skyline backdropped by the mountains of the front range? That's City Park.
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City Park
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Denver's largest park, has several lakes, spectacular mountain views, a public golf course, flower gardens and a hiking/jogging trail that is exactly one mile high. That iconic photo of Denver's skyline backdropped by the mountains of the front range? That's City Park.
Shopping
Lined with 200 trees and 50,000 flowers, this festive, mile-long 16th Street Mall has 28 outdoor cafes and offers Denver's best people-watching. Renowned architect I.M. Pei designed the gray and pink granite pathway to resemble the pattern of a diamondback rattlesnake. Hop on the bus – they're free and stop on every corner. After dark, horse-drawn carriages clatter up and down the Mall.
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16th Street Mall
1001 16th Street
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Lined with 200 trees and 50,000 flowers, this festive, mile-long 16th Street Mall has 28 outdoor cafes and offers Denver's best people-watching. Renowned architect I.M. Pei designed the gray and pink granite pathway to resemble the pattern of a diamondback rattlesnake. Hop on the bus – they're free and stop on every corner. After dark, horse-drawn carriages clatter up and down the Mall.
More than 500 department stores, boutiques, galleries, spas, and one-of-a-kind shops grace this browsing paradise – the largest concentration of stores between St. Louis and San Francisco. Across 1st Ave., Cherry Creek North offers tree-line streets with cafes, spas and galleries amidst fountains and public art.
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Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3000 East 1st Avenue
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More than 500 department stores, boutiques, galleries, spas, and one-of-a-kind shops grace this browsing paradise – the largest concentration of stores between St. Louis and San Francisco. Across 1st Ave., Cherry Creek North offers tree-line streets with cafes, spas and galleries amidst fountains and public art.
Entertainment & Activities
A 23-acre oasis in the middle of the city, has 45 different gardens (some 33,000 plants), as well as one of the nation's top 10 conservatories. Relax in the Japanese Garden, climb through the Rock Alpine Garden and explore the new Mordecai Children's Garden. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory is the largest single structure tropical conservatory in the U.S., including banyan tree roots and cloud forest orchids.
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Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
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A 23-acre oasis in the middle of the city, has 45 different gardens (some 33,000 plants), as well as one of the nation's top 10 conservatories. Relax in the Japanese Garden, climb through the Rock Alpine Garden and explore the new Mordecai Children's Garden. The Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory is the largest single structure tropical conservatory in the U.S., including banyan tree roots and cloud forest orchids.