Sports Authority Field
Miles of Trails
Sipping n’ Painting
Little Man Ice Cream
Cellar WIne Bar
Forest Room 5
Highlands Tap & Grill
Williams & Graham
Shopping & Recreation:
FIND THE MAGIC IN LOHI
Let us guide you through our favorite neighborhood, LoHi. We’ve compiled our preferred eateries, hots spots and weekend catalysts in order to give you an intimate taste of the area’s eclectic and satisfying flavor.
OUT YOUR FRONT DOOR
We think it is pertinent to mention that should you decide to live at the corner of Tejon & 33rd you would not be remiss for much. Within one block lies a butcher, a bike shop, at least 3 restaurants, a speakeasy and late night pizza joint. Directly across the street lies Jezebel’s. which serves southern flare accompanied by your choice of whiskey. Half a block up Tejon, lives Old Major. This award winning eatery provides rustic atmosphere and incredible cuisine. Their tag says it all, “WE BUTCHER IN HOUSE. WE CURE MEATS IN HOUSE. WE MAKE EVERYTHING IN HOUSE. THIS IS ONE SPECIAL HOUSE.” This is just one of many reasons they have become our most cantankerous and favorite neighbor. Looking for a place to hide out? Head down to Williams & Graham, a 5280 top bar and speak easy. Looking to be seen? Make a reservation at Root Down, get the Cranberry Chipotle Wings and soak in one of Denver’s most popular restaurants.
SOUTH FACING SUN
Head a few blocks south of Goss Corner to find a host of other eateries and entertainment. If you need a coffee take a five-minute jaunt to the Maci Cafe and try a “unique drink.” Just trust us. If you’re looking for a late-morning weekend meal, check out the neighborhood favorite Lola, which offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., They serve a coastal Mexican vibe with dishes like lolaBURGUESA and pulled pork BENEDICT. Let’s be honest, any place that deals doughnuts AND pigs in a blanket before noon is worth mentioning. On weeknights, don’t miss their popular happy hour. Lazy Saturdays can be spent at LoHi Farmer’s Market . Here you can sample the best local produce and wares. Drink a glass or two at Sipping n' Painting where you can create your own masterpiece. If your in-laws are coming, head to More Flowers for a fresh arrangement or orchid. When you need to grab-and-go drop by Masterpiece Deli, known for its “Fine Dining Between Bread.” You can’t go wrong with the Cubano or Italian. Also remember to check out the daily special. Be prepared for what may be the best sandwich ever. Just a few more blocks south, lies Mile High Stadium. Home to the Broncos, and Peyton Manning. If you could care less about which quarterback is at the helm there are many other events including concerts, soccer games, lacrosse matches and more.
BRIDGE TO THE BALLPARK
After you have perused the LoHi streets, take a short walk over the pedestrian bridge. Here you'll find another nice spot for meandering. If you prefer pedals, you can rent a bike at the Denver B-cycle stop just at the bottom of the bridge. Stock up on speciality spices scooped from bins at the Savory Spice Shop: foodies love this spot. Fedoras and harem pants top the racks at Common Era. Caution: if the ladies in your party get lost here, the less-fashion-inclined folks in your group can grab a tea and people watch at House of Common. If you’re in need of a little nature, head west into Commons Park. With miles of trails, it’s a great spot to burn a few calories and catch some fresh air. The acres of open space also provide numerous chill-out zones as well as great dog watching. The newly renovated Union Station is a testament to Rocky Mountain history while housing some of the newest hot spots including the Cooper Lounge, Mercantile Dining & Provision and Stoic & Genuine. Shop here or catch free transit to 16th Street. Additional dining selections include front range staples such as the Terminal Bar, Snooze and the Kitchen Next Door along with many others.
HEAD TO HIGHLANDS SQUARE
Find out what lies just a few blocks west. Head on up to the Highlands Square neighborhood, whose epicenter is around 32nd and Lowell Blvd. Browse the shelves at West Side Books and leave any ladies in your party at the Perfect Petal. This flower shop is trimmed with great finds like naughty cards, funky jewelry, and luxurious scent collections. There is also a handful of great dinner spots like The Corral Room and El Camino if you are so inclined. If you are planning a night in, you can find a unique vintage at Mondo Vino, one of the best locally owned spirit distributors. One can also grab a fresh, handmade loaf from the Denver Bread Company. The beer bread and focaccia topped with olives and feta are perfect accompaniments for any dinner. Before you head back to LoHi, find a sinful dessert at Happy Cakes. We know, sugar is out, but we assure you the French macaroons and cupcakes will be the perfect accompaniment to any special event.
When you are ready to head back to your neck of the woods, end the day at Linger, a lively restaurant with some of the most sought after bar seats in town. Housed in an old mortuary, Linger serves up an incredible skyline view of downtown Denver along with a diverse menu giving nods to the world’s best street food. Or If you’re ready for a burger or a beer – or both, head up to Highland Tap and Burger. The patio offers a sunny spot to sip on libations and at night boasts a fire pit. And, wait for it, they also have Big Buck Hunter. Grab a micro brew, order a side of truffle fries, and challenge your friends, even your mom, to a shooting match. When in need of late night nosh, order a pie from Mary Jane’s Pizza. Located on 32nd, and open from 11:00 p.m. until 4:20 a.m. it's a neighborhood favorite. Lastly, when in need of a sweet treat, find yourself at the best ice cream shop in town, Little Man Ice cream. Also open late, flavors such as Milk Stout Chip, Salted Maple Pecan and Strawberry Balsamic make choosing a flavor quite the feat.
TAKE OUR 5 CUP TOUR
Whether it be a warm cup in the morning or a mid afternoon pick-me-up let us show you some of our favorite neighborhood cafes.
BLACK EYE COFFEE SHOP | 3408 NAVAJO STREET
The Black Eye Coffee shop has taken care to feature single origin coffees within a warm, community oriented atmosphere. Seats on the sidewalk provide sun or step under the garage door to find an eclectic mix of food and fodder. In the back lives a charming selection of books. Up front, distressed wood tables provide a place to commune, read and enjoy a chocolate ginger macaroon.
THE JUICING TREE | 2025 W 32ND AVE. SUITE 101
What makes this stop so charming? Could it be that it literally is a hole in the wall? Could it be that it is but one block from your front stoop (if you live at Goss Corner, that is)? Or is that the Juicing Tree makes up one of many diverting locales on this street? Whatever the reason, this joint provides a great alternative to coffee. Get your hands on an organic cold pressed juice and continue meandering. We like the shop next door and admiring the corn rows in the neighbor’s front yard.
METROPOLIS COFFEE | 1661 CENTRAL STREET
Located just off Central Street, Metropolis Coffee sets itself apart by focusing on coffee eduction. Make an appointment for a coffee tasting and discover the small the nuances of a great roast. It may lead to finding a new favorite. And to further prove their dedication, a list of sleek coffee equipment can be found on their site: a Synesso Hydra espresso, for example. Fancy machines aside, a “New York Chic” vibe and a bright yellow interior makes this a great Saturday morning locale for any coffee aficionado.
MASTERPIECE DELI | 1575 CENTRAL STREET
Not only does Masterpiece Deli serve the best breakfast sandwich in town, they also make a great latte. They offer local Novo coffee and some of the best Sunday breakfast specials in town. If you happen to arrive around lunch, reward your taste buds with the spinach salad that boasts “croutons” that are actually mini bites of grilled cheese sandwich. Enjoy the coffee and great views of downtown Denver (across the Highland bridge) on the sun-filled patio.
GALLOP CAFE | 2401 WEST 32ND AVENUE
Grab a hot cup of joe from this cool little café’s extensive coffee list. Then grab a pastry. Heck, better yet, if it’s past 11 a.m., grab a mini martini. Served every weekday ‘till 3 p.m., it could cure what ails you. Need we say more?