Denver is a cosmopolitan city that goes miles above our expectations, literally. From the vibrant theatre district, to the modern day cowboy culture, this is a town full to the brim with diverse culture and glorious gastronomy. Here is our edit of some of the most recent openings around Downtown that add to the endless list of reasons for visiting Colorado’s capital.
Adventures are always nicely off-set by a beverage, and in Denver it would feel rude not to kick back with a local beer. Freshly opened in spring of 2015, the jazz-themed Spangalang Brewery has taken the city by storm, providing artisan brews from an expansive tap room in the historic Five Points neighbourhood, known as the “Harlem of the West” for its roots in jazz music. Beer lovers, good timers and culture lovers, this one is for you. Cheers.
NOCTURNE JAZZ AND SUPPER CLUB
Where there’s great food in Denver, there’s usually even greater entertainment served on the side. The newly opened Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club is one such place. In fact, it’s probably in a league of its own. Where you might usually find drinks served to some background music, here the Cocktails are orchestrated around the music, and food inspired by the artists. Our tip: make sure you try out the five course rendition of caviar salad, glazed lamb belly and blackberry-basil ice cream whilst getting down to the smooth vibes of Eddie Gomez.
Does cracking open an ice cold drink whilst cheering at an atmospheric baseball game sound like your kind of thing? Well look no further than the infamous Coors Field. Home to Baseball’s much loved Colorado Rockies, this arena is now home to the largest stadium deck and rooftop bar. Tower over the sweeping pitch whilst lapping up the infectious atmosphere below; there’s no better viewing point for the game. Cold beer in hand, you’ll be able to enjoy views of the Downtown skyline, the dramatic Rocky Mountains and beyond.
DENVER’S BOTANIC GARDENS
If you fancy a day taking in some natural beauty, look no further than Denver’s Botanic Gardens. It’s hard to believe that such a serene space sits in heart of Colorado’s capital; the ultimate in tranquil escapism. We’re particularly excited about the freshly bloomed Ellipse Garden that provides even more space for visitors to explore and houses a dynamic and fiery Dale Chihuly glass installation. There is always something ripe for exploration at Denver Botanic Gardens, but this new addition is certainly the attraction of the moment.
If you’re keen to explore all the best bits of Denver’s distinct and infectious culture, then just one night spent in Denver’s Union Station will give you a nice slice of much loved Coloradan culture. Boasting an eclectic array of bars, restaurants and accommodation, this renovated railway station has won the hearts of visitors and locals alike. For delicious fresh seafood we urge you to stop in at Stoic & Genuine, which (as well as serving seriously good fish) has great views over the Union Station Plaza fountain. Or, for that all-American dining experience try ice-cream from the Milk Box Creamery, where you can chose over 16 fabulous flavours set in an original Barbershop. Marvel at the preservation of original tiles, mirrors and chairs whilst enjoying a sweet treat. Considering this venue is over 100 years old, Denver’s Union Station certainly the place to be right now. In 2016 a direct rail service will launch between this historic downtown landmark and Denver International Airport.