Denver is the perfect blend of outdoor adventure and urban sophistication. That’s the duality locals love about the Mile High City.
With snowcapped peaks providing a spectacular backdrop, Denver is as refined as it is laid-back. It’s a place where aerospace engineers rub elbows with rock climbers at local brewpubs, at art festivals, or while strolling their favorite pedestrian mall. And with 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Denver the first time they visit.
Denver Dining & Nightlife
When the sun comes up over the eastern plains, Denver comes to life with breakfast bistros, power lunch cafes, trendy diners and fusion eateries waiting to satisfy your hunger. After the sun goes down, the city continues to shine with a collection of restaurants that are garnering national recognition.
For those late night cravings, the nightlife in Denver has that certain vibe. Energetic. Lively. Welcoming. From upscale wine and martini bars, to hot salsa clubs, to neighborhood bars and rooftop patios, you instantly feel you belong as you mix. And remember, when you’re out in the city, stop in at one of the city’s conveniently located Visitor Information Centers for dining and nightlife guidance.
Buckhorn Exchange, is Denver’s 113-year-old restaurant and saloon. Serving prime beef and buffalo steaks, ribs and elk in a genuine Old West setting. Private parties (up to 65) on the roof garden terrace.
For a local favorite you must visit Barolo Grill. A la carte selections include gnocchi, mushroom ragu, and risotto, and a nightly tasting menu is also available, along with seafood dishes and pastas. The intimate interior is highlighted by large windows and a cozy fireplace, and the wine list is notable as well.
Lola Coastal Mexican Cuisine was named one of the Top 5 places to drink tequila in the country by Food and Wine Magazine, Lola is one of Denver’s most acclaimed dining destinations. 5280’s Chef of the Year Jamey Fader’s menu is inspired by Mexico’s coastal regions and changes seasonally to take advantage of current harvests.