Guidebook for Golden

Laura
Guidebook for Golden

Drinks & Nightlife

Fun local bar with great live music.
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Buffalo Rose
1119 Washington Ave
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Fun local bar with great live music.
My favorite dive bar! Best place to grab a cold Coors Light and chat with the locals.
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Ace Hi Tavern
1216 Washington Ave
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My favorite dive bar! Best place to grab a cold Coors Light and chat with the locals.
Known as Goolden's "second largest" brewery. Great craft beers in a fun patio setting.
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Golden City Brewery
920 12th St
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Known as Goolden's "second largest" brewery. Great craft beers in a fun patio setting.
Closest bar from the house. Colorado craft beers at its best. Food truck parked on the side.
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Mountain Toad Brewing
900 Washington Ave
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Closest bar from the house. Colorado craft beers at its best. Food truck parked on the side.
Another place to grab a craft beer.
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Barrels and Bottles Brewery
600 12th St
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Another place to grab a craft beer.
Golden's very own Speak Easy and gin distillery. Delicious and whimsical classic cocktails in a secluded setting.
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Golden Moon Speak
1111 Miner's Alley
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Golden's very own Speak Easy and gin distillery. Delicious and whimsical classic cocktails in a secluded setting.

Food Scene

Our casual wine bistro with great food
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Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar
1299 Washington Ave
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Our casual wine bistro with great food
Family-friendly local pizza place.
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Woody's Wood Fired Pizza
1305 Washington Ave
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Family-friendly local pizza place.
Closest Starbucks.
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Starbucks
114 N Rubey Dr
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Closest Starbucks.
Cute place for breakfast
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Golden Diner
700 12th St
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Cute place for breakfast
Nice local place for a meal - or hang out at the bar to watch a Broncos game
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Table Mountain Inn
1310 Washington Ave
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Nice local place for a meal - or hang out at the bar to watch a Broncos game
Delicious Middle Eastern Food. But no liquor license.
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Ali Baba Grill
109 N Rubey Dr
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Delicious Middle Eastern Food. But no liquor license.
tasty Mexican restaurant, walking distance from house.
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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
720 Arapahoe St
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tasty Mexican restaurant, walking distance from house.
Cute neighborhood, independent coffee shop with homemade pastries and savories. Kid-friendly too.
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Windy Saddle Cafe
1110 Washington Ave
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Cute neighborhood, independent coffee shop with homemade pastries and savories. Kid-friendly too.
Grab a juicy burger at this local joint. A favorite of CSM students.
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Bob's Atomic Burgers
1310 Ford St
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Grab a juicy burger at this local joint. A favorite of CSM students.
Yummy and unique sandwiches
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D'Deli
1207 Washington Ave
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Yummy and unique sandwiches
Local chain for hearty subs and sandwiches.
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Snarf's Sandwiches
1003 E 11th Ave
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Local chain for hearty subs and sandwiches.
Yummy and affordable authentic Thai food.
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Thai Gold Restaurant
714 14th St
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Yummy and affordable authentic Thai food.
local restaurant and bar in a historic building. American fare.
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Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse
1122 Washington Ave
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local restaurant and bar in a historic building. American fare.
Our favorite Chinese food restaurant.
Peking Garden
15750 S Golden Rd
Our favorite Chinese food restaurant.
Local pizza place, only one location. Their famous sausage pizza is the best!
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Mannie & Bo's Pizzeria
16399 S Golden Rd
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Local pizza place, only one location. Their famous sausage pizza is the best!
closest pizza-place. NY style thin crust.
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Anthony's Pizza & Pasta
17001 Lincoln Ave
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closest pizza-place. NY style thin crust.
Himalayan cuisine in an authentic atmosphere.
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Sherpa House Restaurant and Culture Center
1518 Washington Ave
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Himalayan cuisine in an authentic atmosphere.
I don't normally recommend chain restaurants, but the Einstein Corporate offices are in Golden. Boston Market is also headquartered in Golden :)
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Einstein Bros. Bagels
14401 W Colfax Ave
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I don't normally recommend chain restaurants, but the Einstein Corporate offices are in Golden. Boston Market is also headquartered in Golden :)
Best breakfast in town!!
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Blue Sky Cafe and Juice Bar
14403 W Colfax Ave
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Best breakfast in town!!
really good pho! Not my favorite in the city (that''s my best kept secret!!) But this one is darn good.
Pho Hau Restaurant
12089 W Alameda Pkwy
really good pho! Not my favorite in the city (that''s my best kept secret!!) But this one is darn good.
Their Pho is "fine" but their other noodle dishes are better IMO.
Pho Golden
17211 S Golden Rd
Their Pho is "fine" but their other noodle dishes are better IMO.
Sometimes, you just need a Filet-o-Fish, ya know what I'm saying???
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McDonald's
6801 West Alameda
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Sometimes, you just need a Filet-o-Fish, ya know what I'm saying???
The closest D&D to Golden. About 15 min drive, but worth every minute for this sweet nectar of the gods (their coffee).
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Dunkin'
2323 S Havana St
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The closest D&D to Golden. About 15 min drive, but worth every minute for this sweet nectar of the gods (their coffee).
Little neighborhood joint that's family-friendly (but the grown ups can still get a drink). Downstairs is more of a bar/nightclub/pool hall place.
Jolynn's
Little neighborhood joint that's family-friendly (but the grown ups can still get a drink). Downstairs is more of a bar/nightclub/pool hall place.
New restaurant as of October 2015. Local ingredients, interesting fare. Reasonably priced. One of our "nicer" restaurants in downtown Golden.
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Abejas
807 13th St
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New restaurant as of October 2015. Local ingredients, interesting fare. Reasonably priced. One of our "nicer" restaurants in downtown Golden.

Entertainment & Activities

Our location recreation center with pools, hot tub, sauna, fitness classes, etc. You can buy a day pass for $5.00 a day
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Golden Community Center
1470 10th St
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Our location recreation center with pools, hot tub, sauna, fitness classes, etc. You can buy a day pass for $5.00 a day
local park with a cool twisty green slide and access to walking the Clear Creek path.
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Parfet Park
719 10th Street
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local park with a cool twisty green slide and access to walking the Clear Creek path.
Cute ice cream and candy shop on our main street.
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Golden Sweets
1299 Washington Ave
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Cute ice cream and candy shop on our main street.
Closest ski slope to Golden. Less than an hour away and not crazy expensive. They have a convenient ski-school for kids so that the grownups can ski sans kids (or drink bloody marys at the lodge!)
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Loveland Ski Area
Interstate 70
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Closest ski slope to Golden. Less than an hour away and not crazy expensive. They have a convenient ski-school for kids so that the grownups can ski sans kids (or drink bloody marys at the lodge!)
Local amusement park, alpine slides, and "Miner's Maze".
Heritage Amusement Park
18301 West Colfax Avenue
Local amusement park, alpine slides, and "Miner's Maze".
rent bikes here
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Golden Bike Library
1010 Washington Ave
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rent bikes here
Kids will love this shop filled with unique toys and nostalgic candy.
Golden Goods
1201 Washington Ave
Kids will love this shop filled with unique toys and nostalgic candy.
Go here for over-priced yogurt. At least the kids will have fun.
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Goozell Yogurt & Coffee
1200 Washington Ave
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Go here for over-priced yogurt. At least the kids will have fun.
My kids' favorite playground. Right by Clear Creek path. Pretty.
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Lions Park
1300 10th St
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My kids' favorite playground. Right by Clear Creek path. Pretty.
Check out vintage railcars and learn about the importance of railroaading in the Western US
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Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Ave
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Check out vintage railcars and learn about the importance of railroaading in the Western US
Let the kids feed the chickens. Check out the historic buildings - like an authentic mountain school house.
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Golden History Museum
923 10th St
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Let the kids feed the chickens. Check out the historic buildings - like an authentic mountain school house.
Cool museum all about climbing extreme mountains. The nearest 14'er (mountain above 14,000 feet elevation) is Mt. Evans in nearby Idaho Springs (30 mins away).
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American Mountaineering Center
710 10th St
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Cool museum all about climbing extreme mountains. The nearest 14'er (mountain above 14,000 feet elevation) is Mt. Evans in nearby Idaho Springs (30 mins away).
Dinosaur Ridge is a free, world-famous, interpretive outdoor trail in Morrison includes 300+ dinosaur tracks and a historic dinosaur bone quarry. A NEW indoor exhibit, "Trek Through Time," depicts con
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Dinosaur Ridge
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Dinosaur Ridge is a free, world-famous, interpretive outdoor trail in Morrison includes 300+ dinosaur tracks and a historic dinosaur bone quarry. A NEW indoor exhibit, "Trek Through Time," depicts con
Lookout Mountain Nature Center offers something for everyone - toddlers to seniors, individuals, families and groups. Explore interactive exhibits, join a Naturalist-guided program, browse nature book
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Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Rd
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Lookout Mountain Nature Center offers something for everyone - toddlers to seniors, individuals, families and groups. Explore interactive exhibits, join a Naturalist-guided program, browse nature book
Fun out-door pool with 2 super slides, water features, lap pool and concession stand. Open until Memorial Day-Labor Day.
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Splash Pool
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Fun out-door pool with 2 super slides, water features, lap pool and concession stand. Open until Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Sightseeing

Walk to the Coors Brewery for the famous tour. Free beer! Seriously!!
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Coors Brewery Tour Parking Lot
502 14th Street
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Walk to the Coors Brewery for the famous tour. Free beer! Seriously!!
a twisty turny drive with scenic overlooks.
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Lariat Loop Road
Lariat Loop Road
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a twisty turny drive with scenic overlooks.
They will have all the latest info and free advice. Ask for your GOLDEN TICKET for discounts to local shops, restaurants and bars.
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Golden Visitors Center
1010 Washington Ave
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They will have all the latest info and free advice. Ask for your GOLDEN TICKET for discounts to local shops, restaurants and bars.
It rocks.
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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
1310 Maple St
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It rocks.
A cute town near-by. Go to Red Rocks, then stop by here for lunch or a margarita at the Morrison Inn.
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Morrison
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A cute town near-by. Go to Red Rocks, then stop by here for lunch or a margarita at the Morrison Inn.

Everything Else

A world-renowned university for wicked smart Engineering students.
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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
1310 Maple St
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A world-renowned university for wicked smart Engineering students.
Closest post-office in a historic building.
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United States Postal Service
619 12th St
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Closest post-office in a historic building.
local library right on the Clear Creek trail. Walking distance from the home.
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Golden Library - Jefferson County Public Library
1019 10th St
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local library right on the Clear Creek trail. Walking distance from the home.
closest gas station and convenience store
Sinclair
1015 Sheridan Boulevard
closest gas station and convenience store
Black Hawk and neighboring Central City is chock-full of full service casinos. Only 20 minutes from Golden.
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Black Hawk
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Black Hawk and neighboring Central City is chock-full of full service casinos. Only 20 minutes from Golden.
One of the nicest PUBLIC golf courses in the country. The highly acclaimed course has real fossils along the sprawling 18 holes, as well as a good restaurant and bar at the club house.
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Fossil Trace Golf Club
3050 Illinois St
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One of the nicest PUBLIC golf courses in the country. The highly acclaimed course has real fossils along the sprawling 18 holes, as well as a good restaurant and bar at the club house.
Delightful yoga studio in Old Town Arvada (15 minutes away).
Asana Studio
5701 Yukon Street
Delightful yoga studio in Old Town Arvada (15 minutes away).
You won't need it, but just in case the police department and fire department are blocks away.
Golden Police Department
You won't need it, but just in case the police department and fire department are blocks away.
My favorite cleaners who keep my chef whites WHITE! Tell them I sent you!
Villa Cleaners
710 Golden Ridge Rd
My favorite cleaners who keep my chef whites WHITE! Tell them I sent you!
Treat yourself to a mani/pedi here. 15 minutes away, super friendly and inexpensive.
Nail Club & Spa
820 Simms St
Treat yourself to a mani/pedi here. 15 minutes away, super friendly and inexpensive.
Chillax at the movies. The other theater is across the street at the Colorado Mills Mall.
Regal UA Denver West Village
14225 W Colfax Ave
Chillax at the movies. The other theater is across the street at the Colorado Mills Mall.
Best public golf course in the entire state of Colorado. Beautiful and well-maintained. Inexpensive. Good restaurant on site too.
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Fossil Trace Golf Club
3050 Illinois St
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Best public golf course in the entire state of Colorado. Beautiful and well-maintained. Inexpensive. Good restaurant on site too.

Arts & Culture

Fun place to paint your own canvas over a glass of vino.
ART ON THE BRIX + Art on the GO!
1299 Washington Ave
Fun place to paint your own canvas over a glass of vino.
Big Mall 10 minutes away. Also two huge movie theaters.
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Colorado Mills
14500 W Colfax Ave
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Big Mall 10 minutes away. Also two huge movie theaters.
Learn all about Coors, jolly ranchers, early pioneers, and that Golden was the first state capitol of Colorado (for 4 years, then it moved to Denver).
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Golden History Museum
923 10th St
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Learn all about Coors, jolly ranchers, early pioneers, and that Golden was the first state capitol of Colorado (for 4 years, then it moved to Denver).
A cute museum for quilters and lovers of quilts.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
200 Violet St
A cute museum for quilters and lovers of quilts.
Local playhouse theater.
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Miners Alley Playhouse
1224 Washington Ave
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Local playhouse theater.
Artsy stuff
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Foothills Art Center
809 15th St
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Artsy stuff

Essentials

Closest Grocery Store
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Safeway
1701 Jackson St
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Closest Grocery Store
Closest King Soopers grocery store. A Kroger store.
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King Soopers
17171 S Golden Rd
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Closest King Soopers grocery store. A Kroger store.