A disastrous flood in 1965 sparked a restoration initiative on the South Platte River, which resulted in the network of paved trails for walking and bicycling, parks, and ecological improvements that you see today.
Consisting of the Mary Carter Greenway and the South Platte River Trail, the 35-mile route runs from Chatfield State Park, about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, to the Elaine T. Valente Open Space in Thornton. On the way, it cuts through the city and suburbs, open spaces and industrial areas and great access to a slew of local attractions.
From south to north, here’s a rundown of things to see and do along the way.
Chatfield State Park (start): Centered on a 1,423-acre reservoir draws boaters of all descriptions, the state park that marks the southern endpoint of the river trails is also home to more than 30 miles of trails and a campground.
South Platte Park and Carson Nature Center (1.6 miles north of Chatfield): Dedicated in 1983, the 880-acre park is built on floodplain that was inundated during the 1965 flood. The Carson Nature Center explores the river’s history, details the cataclysmic flood, and offers a primer on the local wildlife. Just off the trail southwest of the nature center is a 14-foot sculpture that marks the water level during the 1965 flood.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (at Aspen Grove shopping center, 0.3 miles east of Carson Nature Center): Just a five-minute ride from the river trail, the south suburban outpost for the unique theater chain offers new movies, revivals, and plenty in the way of food and drink.
The Hudson Gardens & Event Center (1.2 miles north of Breckenridge Brewery): This shaded area features Nixon’s Coffee location as well as a wetlands area with plenty of turtles, blooming flower gardens, public art and a miniature railroad. Summer concerts take place on an open green.
The Pint Room (1.7 miles north of Hudson Gardens): Immediately west of the river, you’ll find several restaurants at Riverside Downs, located on the former site of a horse-racing venue. The Pint Room stands out, with a patio overlooking the river, a menu of creative burgers and sandwiches, and a Gardens and Riverside Downs.show-stopping 175 taps of largely local craft beer. There are also several eateries in downtown Littleton, about a mile east of the trail between Hudson and Riverside Downs.
Union Chutes (0.5 miles north of The Pint Room): Paddlers off all kinds take on the features at this manmade whitewater park in Englewood and Sheridan. It’s a great place to take a breather and watch even if you’re not getting in the water yourself.
Regal Cinemas River Point 14 (2.0 miles north of Union Chutes): Immediately west of the South Platte River, this modern movieplex is as bike-friendly as theaters get.
South Denver Parks (2.0 miles north of Regal Cinemas): A string of recently reinvented city parks line the south side of Denver’s stretch of river trail: Grant Frontier Park features a nature-themed playground and an interpretive area dedicated to Montana City, the first settlement in what is now Denver on the South Platte (est. 1858), as well as plenty of quiet parklands; Pasquinel’s Landing, a smaller park with a rebuilt river channel and workout stations; Overland Pond, a favorite for anglers and picnickers; and Johnson-Habitat Park, featuring riverside play areas and an urban campground. River restoration projects between Grant Frontier and Johnson-Habitat have made some of the favorite fishing holes on the South Platte in Denver even better habitat for gilled ones.
Aqua Golf (1.6 miles north of Grant Frontier Park): Golfers hit into the water at this city-owned driving range that’s just northeast of Overland Pond on the southern edge of Overland Park Golf Course, which did double duty as a music festival venue in summer 2018. There are also 36 holes of mini-golf.
Breakfast King (1.1 miles north of Levitt Pavilion): For any meal (not just breakfast), this picture-perfect diner is a Denver institution that’s a stone’s throw from the river and a 24/7 operation.
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey (1.6 miles north of Breakfast King): One of Denver’s first distilleries, Stranahan’s offers a lounge, tours and an opportunity to volunteer on the bottling crew for dinner and whiskey.
Sun Spot (1.8 miles north of Breakfast King): This reflective 25-foot statue of a dog sits sentry at Denver Animal Shelter. Its mirror-like skin is actually made from 90,000 stainless-steel pet tags.
Phil Milstein Park (0.9 miles north of Sun Spot): After pedaling alongside the traffic on I-25, you’ll coast into the shade of Phil Milstein Park, a great place for a break before downtown. Its namesake was an urban planner who envisioned the 16th Street Mall.
Strange Craft Beer Company (1.1 miles north of Phil Milstein Park): Just east of the river, Strange Craft is known for its boundary-pushing beers, mural-clad taproom and backyard beer garden. The brewery is unique in that a second operation, Wit’s End Brewing, shares its equipment and space.
STEAM on the Platte (1.3 miles north of Phil Milstein Park): Home to a nonprofit coffee shop (Stong, Smart & Bold Beans) and Raíces Brewing Co., a Latino-owned and -operated craft brewery that pairs its liquid offerings with food and culture, STEAM on the Platte is long-abandoned brick warehouse reinvented as a mixed-use building for the 21st century.
Lower Lakewood Gulch Park (across the river from STEAM on the Platte): This recently improved park marks the endpoint of the east-west Lakewood Gulch Trail. Once the site of the Interurban Shortline Railway, the gulch is now traveled by light rail trains, joggers and bicyclists.
Empower Field at Mile High (0.4 miles north of Lower Lakewood Gulch Park): Home field for the Denver Broncos, the stadium is worth a detour on non-game days for public art and a small-scale model of the old Mile High Stadium outside. You can book a stadium tour that includes a stop at the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
Meow Wolf Denver (across the river from Empower Field): Slated to open in 2020, this is the second location for Santa Fe, N.M.’s, celebrated creators of immersive arts-capes.
Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (0.5 miles north of Empower Field): The long-standing educational and entertaining kid’s attraction has evolved into a nine-acre riverside campus in Crescent Park. New in 2019: Adventure Forest, an outdoor aerial adventure course with bridges, chutes and climbing features.
Downtown Aquarium (0.2 miles north of Children’s Museum of Denver): The aquarium offers a home to a wide range Rocky Mountain wildlife alongside sea creatures from all over the globe. The complex is also home to a restaurant and immersive “4-D” theater and offers visitors to snorkel and dive with fish and sharks.
Confluence Park (0.6 miles northeast of Downtown Aquarium): Located at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, this is the historic heart of Denver, marking the original settlement of Denver (est. 1858) and the revitalization of the river corridor following the 1965 flood. Today it’s a hub for people-watching and outdoor recreation, with the river trail system and everything from kayakers to fishermen to stand-up paddleboarders in the water and the city’s flagship REI location in a historic redbrick on the park’s edge.
The park is also the station for the Denver Trolley, running south along the river to Empower Field. Riders board a 1911 trolley car to get a glimpse at the last vestige of a rail system that once spanned more than 250 miles.
Commons Park (0.4 miles northeast of Confluence Park): This former railyard has been reinvented and restored as a mixed-use area fronted by a park and river promenade. You’ll find Denver Skatepark on the north end of Commons Park, with 60,000 square feet of features to test your skateboarding mettle. The park sits at a nexus: You can cross the Millennium Bridge into LoDo or take the Highland Bridge to Platte Street, home to My Brother’s Bar and Denver Beer Co.
City of Cuernavaca Park (0.7 miles north of Commons Park): Another green space beckons as you head northeast out of downtown, with pedestrian bridges, picnic tables, and rock sculptures. The park is named for one of Denver’s sister cities: Cuernavaca, Mexico, which also sits a mile above sea level.
River North Art District (2.0 miles north of City of Cuernavaca Park): You can access RiNo and its many breweries and other attractions from the river trail at 31st and 38th streets. A shortlist of hotspots includes Great Divide Brewing Company’s Barrel Bar, Mockery Brewing, The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery and The Source Hotel + Market Hall, with 100 vendors in a restored historic foundry and a striking new tower.
From RiNo, the trail continues another 10 miles northeast to the Elaine T. Valente Open Space in Thornton. On the way, it passes a couple of areas in the midst of change (Globeville Landing Park and the National Western Complex) and Riverside Cemetery (the city’s oldest cemetery, established in 1876, and the final resting place of many of its pioneers).
Planning an event in Denver? we have you covered with over 40 of the best event venues in the city no matter the occasion; Weddings, social gatherings, birthday parties, corporate holiday and events and more you will be sure to find the perfect location below
Mile High Station was formerly the Midwest Steel and Ironworks building and at one time employed hundreds of Colorado craftsmen. As you can tell from the capacity size, the venue is huge. In fact, at one point in this venue’s history, large-scale ships were built inside of it. At this Denver event space you’ll find a large open floor plan with a mezzanine, kitchen, brick bar and updated amenities like plasma televisions.
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The boathouse was recently renovated and now includes state-of-the-art technology you can add to your rental package. Known for its waterfront views, expansive flowerbeds, and broad landscape, this is one Denver venue you can’t miss. Note: Although they allow events to serve wine and beer, no hard alcohol is allowed on the premises. You’ll also need to bring your own licensed bartender.
Home to organic flower gardens and plenty of friendly critters, the Lyons Farmette offers outdoor spaces for events in the greater Denver area. They family-owned farm will often help supply fresh fruits and vegetables for events at their venue. Adults and children are welcome to pet the alpacas.
Seawell Ballroom makes their space easy to transform by offering customized floor plans, theatrical-grade lighting systems, and a variety of room drapings. Their other stand out features include oversized HD television sets and food & beverage service onsite. Tall ceilings and abundant floor space round out the experience at this Denver event venue.
If you book your event at this location, you can expect to see lots of natural light, exposed red brick walls, hickory floors, and a large, open wood beam ceiling. Amenities include a fireplace, climate-control tools, and a sound system. Moreover, the Studio is located on streets with free parking and can be accessed via public transport—talk about convenience.
This mansion offers use of indoor and outdoor spaces for events—outdoor celebrations take place amongst a patch of forested land, giving this urban location a nature-centric focus. As you might expect, this mansion has plenty of marble columns, restored woodwork, and historical elements trivia fanatics will appreciate. They typically offer events seven hours of rental time with the option to add on more, as needed.
This custom-furnished, modular space hosts events of all kinds. The Wright Room includes a lounge, a dining area, and a copper-topped bar. The floor-to-ceiling windows make it so nighttime event attendees can benefit from the starry view. The building itself was constructed in 1889 and has ties to brewpub pioneer, John W. Hickenlooper. The Wright Room hosts events from morning to night and can customize their menu accordingly.
The Butterfly Pavilion allows guests to hang out with actual, real butterflies. This indoor, tropical rainforest offers plenty of seating arrangement options as well as butterfly species from all over the world. While they host a good number of weddings, their site also boasts other events like children’s parties, options for catering, and onsite experts to give you the inside scoop on these colorful, floating creatures.
Founded by a husband and wife duo, this craft winery is named after a lovely golden retriever that was once their family pet. Bigsby’s Folly is characterized by its unique tasting rooms, tours, and custom blending sessions. They also serve food and offer different packages for beverage services. For that extra, personalized touch, event organizers have the option to customize the labels on wine bottles for the occasion.
With its European-inspired decor and multiple space facilities, this distillery is most famous for its gin and vodka selection. For event planners that choose the Archetype Distillery, the venue will include an advanced audio-visual system, a second bar, a catering and prep kitchen, and venue-prepared table set-ups. They have a preferred vendor list but you’re also welcome to bring your own.
The Soiled Dove Underground is an intimate concert venue underneath the Tavern Lowry. This Denver space offers three levels of tiered banquet serving, a dance floor (disco ball included), and large, full-service bar in the foyer with food menus ranging from casual to upscale. And, if you’re looking to boogey, they’ll provide an in-house DJ for your event.
Spas provide a space where guests can awaken their bodies, reduce pain, and relieve stress. If that’s the goal of your next event, Bergamia Spa, Apothecary, and Tea offers just that. Their menu includes many natural, holistic treatments, while offering sessions that can be booked for groups parties. Plus, this gender-inclusive gathering space is stocked with their own special teas and light snacks.
Union Station, a prominent fixture of the Denver cityscape, offers multiple opportunities for event hosting within their walls. Event planners can choose from seven different venues: Terminal Bar Beer Hall, Terminal Bar, Cooper Lounge, Shuffleboard Platform, The Great Hall, Terminal Bar on the Plaza, and the Gallery Level. Each offering its own unique personality and perks inside this impressive Denver venue.
The Denver location of this flagship brewery showcases small-batch and sour beers that can’t be tasted anywhere else. The 2,000 square foot facility uses real oak barrels for aging onsite. Their rooftop lounge known as The Woods also offer mountain views, cocktails, and a full-service restaurant with menu items created for beer pairing.
Located next to the convention center, this Hilton Garden Inn has access to the nearby light-rail system, providing a convenient location for any event. You can book rooms ranging in purpose from business meetings to cocktail hours to weddings. If you need help planning or executing your next event, their on-site team can coordinate menus, service, and setup the technological components for you.
Located inside the Irish Rover Pub, the Limerick Room is the ideal space for lunches, graduations, and cocktail parties alike. If you’re interested in adding an outdoor component to your space, they have a rooftop patio available and open for food and drinks. They typically serve brunch, dinner, and cocktail hours. They pride themselves on keeping a wide variety of traditional Irish liquors well-stocked behind the long oak bar. Bonus: There are no room fees.
This Denver event venue was built in 1874 and features hand-painted gold ceilings and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. This space has a dedicated stage area for live music—dancing is highly encouraged at Gallery 1874. For your convenience, event rentals like tables, chairs, linens, and technical equipment are all available. A dedicated catering manager will work with you to customize the menu as well to ensure your next event is a success.
Serving as both a nonprofit resource center and art gallery, the Fox Street Compound aims to foster creativity and community among local Denver residents. As an organization, Fox Street provides local artists the resources they need to start and run the business side of their craft. For event organizers, The Compound offers a venue unlike any on this list.
Definitely the most family-friendly option on our list, Wands & Wishes has something for kids of all ages. While they do offer their costumed princess performers for parties offsite, this party planning company has a location of their own. You can choose from princesses, fairies, adventure heroes, mermaids, and holiday characters to host activities and play games with younger guests. Their corporate and school events usually include fundraisers, movie-nights, cocktail parties, and family-friendly company picnics.
In addition to its luxe interior, the Church Ranch Event Center has a forested garden area, ample green lawns, and fountain-filled pond. Booking this venue for your next event means you’ll get to take full advantage of their event coordinating team and bar. Not to mention, the indoor space is open air and sits in front of a spanning mountain range.
Perfect for sports fans, the Field House Event Venue overlooks Denver’s most famous sporting arena. Their main space has an open floor plan and includes convenient perks, including 78 parking spaces and complete selection of electronic equipment for audio and visual presentations. The team at Field House welcomes outside caterers, but will gladly supply corn hole boards and even offer discounts for non-profit organizers.
Artwork Network’s mission statement is dedicated to helping all artists share their stories, cataloging their expression for future generations. Because of their emphasis on local culture, this Denver event venue provides a truly unique experience for those who want to show off hometown pride. They also offer an online marketplace so guests can purchase their favorites even after the event is over.
This venue is named after none other than the famous Titanic heroine, anthropologist, and titular musical character, Molly Brown. If you plan your event at this venue, you’ll have access to nice add-ons, including smart screen TVs, BBQs, and white linens. Their grounds, deck, and patio spaces are all available. If you’d like to check it out ahead of time, schedule a guided tour with award-winning storyteller and venue expert, the actual granddaughter of Molly herself.
If 12 taps of beer, a personal bartender, and unlimited draft sounds good for your event then Crazy Mountain Brewery premiere speakeasy is the venue for you. This Denver space has its own private entrance and features a rustic wood-log bar. Crazy Mountain Brewery is open seven days a week and regularly plays host to events like beer pairing dinners, birthday parties, and fundraisers.
Sophisticated Southern is the theme at Julep. This venue is the perfect combination of locally grown Denver produce and revamped home cooked meals. With a patio and mezzanine to boost, your attendees will be sure to enjoy backdrop views of the nearby mountains.
This family-owned winery focuses on providing Denver with traditionally handcrafted wines. Take note, their facilities do not use chemicals or sulfites in their products and offer tours of their process for those interested in natural wines. Conveniently, Balistreri’s has a tasting room and vineyard 10 minutes away from downtown Denver, ensuring commuting is easy and safe for attendees.
Built in 1918, the recently rebranded Studios Denver used to house a furnace manufacturing company and maintains its industrial vibe to this day. The space features exposed brick, contemporary decor, and corrugated garage doors that make for dramatic entrance ways. Patrons rave about the ease and flexibility of working with the venue itself, hosting a wide range of events, from weddings to non-profit fundraisers alike.
Villa Parker promotes the infusion of Tuscan culture with the Rockies. This Mediterranean estate features a grand entrance way with vibrant gardens outside and abundant archways inside the villa itself.
Inside this upscale gastropub featuring boudoir-style decor, the former brothel now hosts parties of 16 or more to host their private gatherings. The venue itself includes a bar, restaurant, concert space, and even a dance floor on the lower level that plays host to live music every week. Additionally, organizers have the option to choose from dinner, brunch, and happy hour options for their Denver event at Ophelia’s..
In late 2016, Adrift Tiki Bar was reopened under new ownership — the same real estate group that owns Little Man Ice Cream. The new and improved concept is focused on celebrating Polynesian culture with authenticity and respect. You’ll find a drink menu highlighting tiki classics and plates bursting with Polynesian and Hawaiian flavors. And best of all, Adrift is available for private parties! Contact their team to get more information about group rates.
At Punch Bowl Social, there’s no need to worry about adding entertainment to your party. With a bowling alley, dart boards, arcade games, shuffleboard, and karaoke — there is no shortage of things to do at Punch Bowl Social. Plan a private event at Punch Bowl Social, choosing from a variety of venues within the 27,000-square-foot building, including the full venue for a large event, the holiday lodge, the bowling alley, the mezzanine, or the dart room.
Host your party at this lively karaoke bar in the RiNo neighborhood for a night of fun, music and lots of laughs. Simply book a private suite at Voicebox for your group — and they’ll take care of the rest. Guests choose their song at vbsongs.com, selecting from a vast catalog of tracks. Each room is assigned a personal server, who will take food and drink orders, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Book your room for a fun experience, whether it’s a birthday, team outing, bachelor or bachelorette party, or a holiday party!
If you’ve been to Topgolf in Centennial (or any of its many locations across the country), you know this makes for a lively and entertaining environment — perfect for hosting a party. In addition to the 100+ climate-controlled hitting bays, full-service restaurants and bars, rooftop terrace with a firepit, game hall with arcade games, and 200 HDTVs, Topgolf has private event spaces and meeting rooms. For a smaller group, you can just rent a bay or two for a more cost-effective yet fun-filled evening!
No matter where you are in the space, Beatrice & Woodsley is a downright dreamy eatery. Hidden beneath the main dining room, the beautiful wine cellar is ideal for private occasions. The award-winning artistry of the restaurant is translated to a cozy and intimate space complete with an eclectic wine library. This gorgeous room can accommodate up to 28 people, but the entire restaurant is available for private dining as well. Fill out a private event request form to start planning your dream event at Beatrice & Woodsley.
This airy and modern Italian eatery in Jefferson Park is worth a visit, whether or not you’re throwing a party. With seasonally based ingredients comprised into delicious Italian dishes presented in many courses, Sartos offers an elevated experience for guests. You can rent out their Verona room for private parties of 22 for a seated dinner or up to 30 for a cocktail setup. Three-course menu options start at just $35 per person. If you have a larger party, you can rent out the entire restaurant for up to 70 people!
The Source truly has it all — including independent retail shops, award-winning restaurants, and 100 design-forward hotel rooms. Plus, the Source Hotel offers 2,300 square feet of dedicated on-site event space, including a 250-square-foot room on the rooftop perfect for private dinners or a conference room. The event space is situated just off the market hall and features large roll-up garage doors, polished concrete floors, and 23-foot ceilings. With cocktail bars and eateries just steps away, this location creates a lively environment for guests to mingle and explore the many offerings at the Source.
Bacon Social House is nestled in the beautiful Sunnyside neighborhood in the heart of the redeveloped Cobbler’s Corner. As you can probably guess, Bacon Social House has lots of bacon on both their brunch and dinner menus. They also have capabilities to host a private event, either in their main dining room, out on the patio when it’s open, or in the mezzanine upstairs any time of the day or night. The team at Bacon Social House can create a diversified food and beverage menu for your group and can accommodate parties from 20 to 150 people.
We can’t think of many things more “Denver” than hosting a party at a local brewery. The Great Divide Barrel Bar and Packaging Facility in RiNo offers beautiful mountain and city views and a unique private event space. Plus, this venue offers a behind-the-scenes perspective of the Great Divide facility and brewing operations. It’s the ideal space to host a corporate gathering, social event, networking happy hour, or any other special occasion. Choose from the three spaces available for rent, including the bottling hall, the mezzanine, and the barrel bar.
For a particularly unique experience, consider hosting a laid-back party at Grandma’s House — a quirky brewery nestled in the Antique Row stretch of South Broadway. The relaxed and nostalgic setting of the brewery makes guests feel as though they are right at home — or at Grandma’s house, more accurately. The brewery offers up the entire 2,000-square-foot room with 30 foot ceilings for private events, including meetings, birthday parties, trivia night, family rooms, or even a wedding.
Take your party to new heights atop The 360 at Skyline, an exclusive rooftop patio overlooking the downtown skyline and Front Range in the distance. In fact, as the name implies, you can enjoy uninterrupted 360-degree views of surrounding scenery at this sleek and modern event space. The rooftop patio is available for rental for a maximum of 175 people. Plus, the Denver Skyline building has fully furnished penthouse apartments just a few floors below to accommodate traveling guests.
This classy venue perfectly captures the lively energy of LoDo and Union Station. Situated just steps from the train station, Citizen Rail is focused on dry aging and smoked meats, utilizing wood-fired cooking to perfection. Their hearty menu is complemented by an exceptional bar program with spirit-forward cocktails, Colorado craft beers, and a thoughtful list of wines. Citizen Rail’s semi-private dining space can accommodate up to 12 guests and a full restaurant buyout can treat up to 125 guests. Contact their events specialist or fill out a private dining inquiry to begin planning your special event!
Centrally located in the heart of downtown just steps from the Denver Convention Center, The Corner Office is an exceptional place to host a party. This sleek and modern eatery puts a twist on comfort classics all across the globe. The options are limitless, as the private event rooms at TCO can accommodate between 10 and 300 people. Plus, they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even late-night snacks — and of course a variety of drink options. All dining guests enjoy free parking in the garage to eliminate the stress of finding nearby parking in this busy area.
Historic meets modern at Hotel Teatro, a modern and upscale hotel housed in a gorgeous red-brick building built in 1911. This boutique hotel hosts a unique and charming gathering space for your next event, whether it’s a reception, rehearsal dinner, a holiday party, or any other special occasion. Enjoy delectable food and drinks from the hotel’s onsite restaurant, The Nickel, named one of the best spots in downtown Denver.
Denver is the pioneer of legal joint of America, it stands to reason that it has some of the best weeds in the country. Back then you had to find a good dealer and hope to God that they are giving you the good stuff.
But now that it is legal, there’s dispensaries left and right in the city; you no longer have to worry about what you are getting.
Now the problem shifts from “is my dealer giving me the good stuff” to “where can I get the best cannabis in the city?”
To help you out, here are the top dispensaries in and around Denver
A joint that gets you energized the whole day? Yep, that’s the Voodoo strain and it’s the signature strain of the Joint. People are flocking to this dispensary just for that alone, but that is not all they have. They offer a number of medical and recreational cannabis on their menu at great prices too.
4735 West 38th Ave, Denver CO 80212
If you are looking for a bit more high-end dispensary, Lightshade is your spot. They have pretty potent stuff so you have to be ready. Their staff is popular for having some of the best knowledge when it come to weed. Even a newbie will know the stuff they want after being guided by the staff through the menu. They have multiple locations but their Holly street store has one of their growing facilities.
3950 Holly St., Denver, CO, 80207
This joint (pun intended) focuses more on medical marijuana than recreational stuff. They have edibles, concentrate, and more. Those seeking marijuana therapy can get a consultation from knowledgeable and friendly staff to point them in the right direction They also have a loyalty program for points and discounts.
4380 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80246
They have some of the best quality cannabis at the best prices. So if you are looking for good deals, Botanico will certainly hit the spot. Aide from great prices, they also have month-long deals for all the items in their menu.
3054 Larimer St., Denver, Co.
Just two blocks away from Coors Field (thus the name, duh), this dispensary offers a variety of both recreational and medical marijuana. Aside from their wide menu, people are coming back for their signature strain, the Denver Maple, which was a finalist in2014 High Times Cannabis Cup.
2119 Larimer St., Denver, C0 80205
Denver Kush Club
Located in the heart of the historic 5 Points neighborhood, “DKC” offers a unique shopping experience for Medical and Recreational patients. We carry a wide variety of premium flowers, edibles, concentrates, vaporizers, and apparel.
2615 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205
Northern Lights Cannabis Co
Northern Lights Cannabis Co. has been in business since 2010. We are also home to the first ever legal Denver Colorado recreational marijuana sale on January 1, 2014. Our flagship store is located near Sloan’s Lake (just west of downtown Denver). We are open until midnight every day at the Sloan’s Lake location. Our newest location is in Denver just 1 block from the Alameda Light Rail Station in the Historic Baker Neighborhood. We offer both medical cannabis sales and recreational cannabis sales, at both locations.
2045 Sheridan Blvd, Suite B
Edgewater, CO 80214
183 w Alameda Ave
Denver, CO 80223
Terrapin Care Station
Founded in 2009 in Boulder, Colo., Terrapin Care Station is a consumer-focused cultivator, processor and provider of high-quality medical and retail cannabis products, with some of the most competitive prices on the market. The company leads the industry in corporate responsibility, developing one of the most comprehensive cannabis training programs for its staff of nearly 250.
1 Broadway #A150 Denver, CO 80203
Diego Pellicer Colorado
At Diego Pellicer, our exclusively high-quality cannabis is beautifully fragrant and sweet with a pleasant hint of richness. It is the lineage of seed and the experience of the grower that creates quality. It is this natural, earthy flavor and good company that shapes moments into great times, and great times into lasting memories. We are committed to building enduring and meaningful relationships between the best growers on the planet and the connoisseurs of cannabis that demand nothing less than the highest quality product.
2949 W Alameda Ave, Denver, CO 80219
The Herbal Cure
The Herbal Cure (“THC”) is a privately, family-owned medical and recreational marijuana company that was founded in 2009 on the heels of the cannabis legalization movement that transcended Denver. The Herbal Cure provides the Colorado community with one of the highest-grade marijuana and other natural and holistic products and services that relate to the service and business of marijuana. The Herbal Cure cultivates all its own medical and recreational cannabis which we sell through our Medical Marijuana Center (MMC) in Denver that is used for Medical sales and Recreational Sales. The Herbal Cure, rated one of the best dispensaries in Colorado by High Times, produces premium flower through two Optional Premises Cultivation facilities (OPC’s) facilities that supply our operations. Our award-winning cannabis consists of over 60 world class genetics that are harvested on a bi-weekly basis,
985 S Logan St, Denver, CO 80209
Universal Herbs Recreational & Medical Cannabis dispensary is a great place to find high quality flower, concentrates and edibles. We are under new management! We pride ourselves in excellent customer service and go above and beyond to please our patients! We have great monthly deals! Come check us out!!
800 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205
755 South Jason Street, Denver, CO 80223
Whether you’re visiting Denver Colorado or you are a local here are 26 things to do you should try.
Things To Do In Denver
- Check out the latest seasonal exhibits at Denver Nature and Science
- See all the new additions at the Denver Zoo. There is always a new baby or two
- Walk Down 16 Street Mall and catch a movie at The Denver Pavilions. Get a caramel apple at the Chocolate Factory
- Get an early morning work out at Red Rocks Amphitheater theater or go on a hike at Apex Trail
- Set up a Date night stroll through the Botanic Gardens
- Go view the latest art masterpieces from the western region at the Denver Art Museum
- Take your kids to a Denver Downtown staple Elitch Gardens and Water Park
- Make your way to the Colorado State Capital building steps to experience being exactly 5280 feet above sea level
- Get wet and ride the waves at Water World during the summer months.
- After dark, go to Larimer Square. It’s a charming block filled with great Denver local restaurants, coffee shops that stay open late, and nightlife is also a must.
- Sloan’s Lake at dusk is a great view
- If you are into parks don’t miss Ruby Hill Park and City Park
- Plan a picnic under the big dancing people in front of the Denver Performing Arts Building
- Take a photo with the Big Blue Bear
- Go shopping at the Cherry Creek Mall
- Google the nearest Dispensary go buy marijuana and get high, also google places to get high in Denver
- Get ready to party and go to a Hip Hop Club
- Drink local beer and ciders at the Rack House in the River North District (RiNo) and chill in the beer Hall and play games
- Meet your friends on the Broadway for Salsa lessons and salsa dancing at Blue Ice lounge
- Make sure you get Ice Cream from Lic’s Ice Cream, thank me later!
- Have dinner with close friends or a double date at EL Five restaurant in the Highlands
- Eat brunch at Cinzettis or at Dazzle’s on Sunday morning
- Laugh the night away at The Denver Improve Comedy Club in North Field Stapleton
- Listen to some good jazz music at Nocturne Jazz Club
- Your young kids will love it at the Butterfly Pavilion
- Go Ice Skating at the indoor ice rink at the Ice Centre at Promenade
- Grab a drink, get some ice cream and do some shoping at the historic Union Station
- Call up some friends and meet them at the First Fridays Art Walk on Santa Fe
- Find some good grub at Edgewater Public Market a food hall.
- Take a frined to get dessert at Chocolate Lab.
If you try one of these things to do let us know how it goes in the comments below.
If you are feeling the blues, maybe a good cocktail and a bit of jazz are just what you need. Fortunately, the jazz scene around Denver is pretty vibrant and as smooth as a sax solo on a Friday night.
To get your Jazz fix, here are some spots you can go to:
If you are talking about Jazz in Denver, the first place to go to is the pioneer in the scene: El Chapultepec. Every Jazz fan in Denver knows to go to the corner of the 20th and Market. They are considered the oldest Jazz club in Denver, serving up the blues every night since 1933.
1962 Market St. Denver, CO 80202
Herbs’ motto is low on pretension, high on energy, and the club certainly lives up to it. If you are looking for a Jazz club at Denver’s LoDo scene, this is the spot. Great bands paired with creative, yet inexpensive cocktails make for a very smooth night. If you are in the mood to sing or play yourself, Herbs wants you to come down and bring your voice and your Axe on their Hump Day Funk Jam. Just check out their calendars for the dates
2057 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205
Probably the premier jazz spot in Denver. They have featured some of the best local and national jazz artists like Joe Lovano, The Bad Plus, and Kurt Elling. It was listed as one of the top 100 jazz clubs in the world by DownBeat magazine too. To top it off, they also established their own vinyl record store so that Jazz enthusiasts has another mode to enjoy the music.
1512 Curtis St. Denver, CO 80202
Nocturne is a pretty young contender on this list as they only opened in 2014, but that they already belong on this list speaks volumes of what they offer the Denver Jazz scene. What started out as a warehouse in RiNo, turned into an acoustically designed room to optimize the blues from the bands and artists. Their Artist in Residency program explores modern and classic jazz as never before as artists engage in an 8-week performance. So for straight ahead to funky, Nocturne has got you covered.
1330 27th St. Denver, CO 80205
The Crimson Room
If you are looking for a more intimate setting with a touch of sophistication, just check out this cozy place behind a glossy red door at downtown Denver’s historic Larimer Square. Wear your fancy clothes and experience some of Denver’s best Jazz and Acoustic acts nightly.
1403 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80202
With a rich Mexican food scene, it is no surprise that the people of Denver also loves their Margaritas. Whether the classic or variants with new twists, the 303 has something to offer all the people looking to chill with a glass in their hands.
So if you are in the mood for some cold Margaritas, these are the places you should check out:
One of the best taco joints in Denver so it is not even mildly surprising that they also have one of the best Margaritas in town. Their House Casa Crib Coin Margarita is a must try if you are in the area. It uses Exotico Blanco Tequila, cointreau , syrup, and lime, served in glasses with salted rims.
1514 York St Denver, CO 80206 (720) 475-1337
There is a bunch of different Margarita variants you can try. They use a variety of ingredients to mix with their own house-infused tequilas. Their $6 straw-Mary Margarita is a must have. It is made with agave nectar, lime juice, and some home-infused strawberry-rosemary tequila. Best part is that part of their profits from Margaritas goes to local schools.
3628 West 32nd Avenue Denver, CO 80211 (720) 889-7946
This joint has over 200 different tequilas you can choose from so that is definitely a good sign. They have regular tequila tastings and you can even order a coin style margarita based on your age or preference. Or you can just order from their extensive Margarita selection instead. Whatever you choose, there is no going wrong here.
1575 Boulder Street Denver, CO 80211 (720) 570-8686
The Margaritas here are served a little on the strong side so drink with caution. This is a no frills Margarita zone. You can either have plain, mango, strawberry, or their special, the “manberry” which is a mix of mango and strawberry Margaritas.
1525 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-5432
Mile High Beverage will bring the Margarita party to you and the bartender is included. The drinks are strong, you can have them on the rock or frozen. Great For an office party or pool party no matter the occasion we think its dope you can get a marg delivered.
Call 720-907-4044 or Go to http://eventresourcecenter.com/product/margarita-bar/
1525 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-5432
There is nothing sexier than a man and a woman gyrating over some Latin beats played by a live band. Thankfully, Denver has a lively Salsa scene that you, your friends, and your special partner can go to for a sizzling dance night.
To start grooving on some Latin beats, here are the best joints that feature their own Salsa nights:
Their weekly Friday Salsa nights have become so legendary they now hold another Salsa night every last Thursday of the month. If you want, you can come a bit early and get some lessons at about 9:30. After that, you can dance the night away to the tune of some great Latin beats.
22 Broadway Denver, CO 80203 (303) 777-3433
Warm up on your Salsa dancing skills with some free instructions at about 9:30 pm every Thursday. After the free instructions, the night continues on to Salsa Hour for more Latin dancing that is followed by bachata, cumbia, and meringue. All these, however, is just preparation for the live Salsa Dance Party on Saturdays. An epic Latin night that goes on all evening long.
99 W 9th Ave Denver, CO 80204 (303) 572-8006
You would think that sushi and Salsa would be a strange combination but it turns out to be perfect. You can get free lessons on Fridays and the open-dancing begins at 9pm. The best time to come is during happy hour because they have the best sushi and beer deals. Sushi, beer, and Salsa, a perfect way to cap the weekend.
100 East 9th Avenue Denver, CO 80203 (303) 861-7999
Sons of Italy
Formerly hosted at D Note, the same promoter moved it to Sons of Italy and this is probably the best joint for Salsa Dancing in Denver. Beginners and expert dancers congregate in this joint for a night of Latin beats. If you are an experienced dancer, come in later than usual. Usually the beginners gets thinned out after a while and the more experienced dancers are left in the dance floor.
5925 W. 32nd Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80212 (303) 668-7355
While in Denver, you can enjoy one of the most popular items from Italian cuisine- pizzas. There are a great many places in Denver where you can get tasty, gourmet pizza that you can enjoy and recommend to others. Here are a few of the places you can consider –
– One of the most popular places to get authentic Italian pizza is the Pizzeria Basta. Chef Kelly Whitaker is known for using the freshest local ingredients, handmade ricotta and mozzarella cheese, home-cured pancetta and homemade sausage, which combine with perfect seasoning to bring a great blend of flavor and taste.
3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303 • Phone:303-997-8775
– Osteria Marco, while not a pizzeria, is still home to some of Denver’s best pizza. Their specials include traditional Italian pizza with homemade sausage, Fontina cheese, caramelized onions and Fresno chilies. They also use classic ingredients like pancetta and goat cheese to great effect.
1453 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202 • Phone: 303-534-5855
– The pizza on offer at Basic Kneads brings out the essential nuances of great Italian culinary craftsmanship. Using a customized woof fire over to cook the pizza, this eatery makes a stunning margherita- light thin crust pizza topped with fresh tomato sauce, basic and cheese.
Regis, Denver, CO 720-340-1066
– At the Pizzeria Locale, you can get the best pizza made by a head chef trained in Italy. Using only the best ingredients, this pizzeria churns out both classic recipes and a number of innovative modern takes on pizza.
550 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 • Phone: 720-508-8828
– Visit Dolce Sicilia, and you will find pizza cooked Sicilian style. Just the right thickness of dough get used to make the superbly delicious pan pizza, and feature great ingredients like Kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes and fresh artichokes to great effect.
3210 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 • Phone: 303-233-3755