This is a post in a mini-series I’ll be doing where I walk through some essential things to do if you have limited time in a new city. This edition is “24 Hours in Denver”, touching on some of my newfound favorite spots in the Mile High City.
Denver has always been a favorite city of mine, since the first time I drove through. The amazing quality of life, coffee culture, budding startup scene (heh), biking scene, sheer number of off-roading fanatics, and killer landscape has really drawn me towards it. Here’s some of my favorite things to see and do while I’m in Denver.
Cherry Creek is the crème de la crème of Denver shopping. Stop by this beautiful, new neighborhood to stop in at Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Neiman Marcus and more. There’s new buildings going up all the time and restaurants for even the most selective connoisseurs.
City ‘O City
I’m by no means a vegetarian so when a friend suggested I try City ‘O City I was a bit skeptical. From my experience in the past, I was expecting sub-par food that was a vegetarian replacement for my everyday meals. Boy was I wrong. The delicious menu coupled with a gorgeous atmosphere has made this restaurants one of my favorites in the city. A must-try!
This late-night Denver institution couples a retro-diner feel with quality food served by charismatic people. I always seem to meet someone new when I’m there and have never been disappointed by my orders. This most recent time I got the PB&J french toast and, skeptical as I was, I was pleasantly surprised.
One of my favorite clubs I’ve been to, Beta is world-renowned for its legendary Funktion-One sound system. Top EDM artist from all over flock to Beta to perform, from Deadmau5 to Rusko to Knife Party and more. They also feature an amazing lighting setup, go-go dancers, and a mesmerizing 21-foot LED screen.
Another music venue in Denver, Summit is a small club that typically hosts punk rock sets, but has been the stage for various artists such as Tycho. Very laid-back atmosphere, cheap entry fee, and great sound system definitely sold me on this place! I’ll be back for sure.
One of my favorite places in Denver to get work done, Union Station is on the edge of downtown and has free seating, WiFi, and outlets. Bordering the commons are various restaurants, cafes, and stores. You should visit to see the gorgeous layout and architecture if nothing else.
One of the cutest coffee shops I’ve ever been to, Blue Sparrow in the up-and-coming RiNo district in Denver has stolen my heart for it’s quaint location and killer brews. The baristas have been consistently amazing and the location is perfect to set up shop and shoot off some emails when the day starts.