One of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods, the Golden Triangle is ideally located just outside of the Central Business District. Self-described as the “creative, cultural, and civic axis of Colorado” this area is home to Denver’s best museums and art galleries.
Check out: ART Hotel, Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, Charcoal, Rooster & Moon, Torchy’s, Galvanize
The Highlands is located just West of the city, and is made up of five areas: LoHi, Sunnyside, Berkeley, West Highlands, and Sloan’s Lake. The Highlands offers a nice variety of parks, rooftop bars, restaurants, and boutiques. It has an urban feel combined with that of a family-friendly Victorian-era neighborhood.
Check out: Sloan’s Lake, El Five, Tennyson Street, Avanti, Root Down, Hogshead Brewing, Zuni Street Brewery, El Camino
The River North (RiNo) and Five Points neighborhoods are the fastest-growing areas in Denver. RiNo in particular has a very cool industrial urban feel with a unique mix of bars, outdoor art, restaurants, and some of Denver’s best breweries.
Check out: First Friday Art Walk, Nocturn, The Source, Death & Co., Work & Class, Finn’s Manor, Ratio Beerworks, Our Mutual Friend, Infinite Monkey Theorem, Odell Brewing, Great Divide Brewing
Denver is surrounded on all sides by sprawling suburbs, all of which have their own feel. Some of the fastest-growing areas include the Denver Tech Center (DTC), Aurora, Lone Tree, Arvada, Golden, and Broomfield.
Check out: New Terrain Brewing, Breckenridge Brewery, South Platte Trail, Olde Town Arvada, Cherry Creek Reservoir, Red Rocks Amphitheater, North Table Mountain, Fiddler’s Green, Top Golf
Uptown is perfectly located just East of downtown, just North of Capitol Hill, and just South of RiNo/Five Points. It’s restaurant row on 17th street is home to one of Denver’s best collections of patio establishments – including a huge number of pubs, restaurants, and bistros. The area is similar to Capitol Hill, with a slightly more modern and upscale feel.
Check out: City Park, Denver Zoo, 17th Street, Ace Eat Serve, Steubens, Blue Bird Theater, Vine Street Pub
Washington Park “Wash Park” has a family-friendly neighborhood feel, and surrounds one of Denver’s largest and most beautiful parks. It’s also home to several craft breweries, shopping, and restaurants. Wash Park is South of the city, but fairly easy to access through public transportation.
Check out: Wash Park, South Pearl Street, Old South Gaylord, Sushi Den