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The best coffee in town. Beware. This Cuban expresso is addictive! They also have great Cuban sandwiches and a great rum selection.
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Buchi Cafe Cubano
2651 West 38th Avenue
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The best coffee in town. Beware. This Cuban expresso is addictive! They also have great Cuban sandwiches and a great rum selection.
This Peruvian resturaunt is the best tasting ethnic restaurant in Denver. It happens to be the only place that you can find easy and free parking as they own the valet lot on the corner. Order the Lomo Saltado or Ceviche and add some pizazz with a glass of Pisco Sour.
Los Cabos Peruvian Cuisine
1525 Champa St
This Peruvian resturaunt is the best tasting ethnic restaurant in Denver. It happens to be the only place that you can find easy and free parking as they own the valet lot on the corner. Order the Lomo Saltado or Ceviche and add some pizazz with a glass of Pisco Sour.
The best Mexican food in North Denver! This is not your simple taqueria as the family is from the Central state of Puebla. You will find authentic dishes such as Mole homemade from chocolate, chile and spices over chicken. Also, hard-to-find Mexican dishes such as Chile en Nogada--a poblano chile stuffed with pomegranates and spiced chopped beef in a cranberry and raspberry sauce. Boasts a full bar.
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Chili Verde
2311 Federal Boulevard
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The best Mexican food in North Denver! This is not your simple taqueria as the family is from the Central state of Puebla. You will find authentic dishes such as Mole homemade from chocolate, chile and spices over chicken. Also, hard-to-find Mexican dishes such as Chile en Nogada--a poblano chile stuffed with pomegranates and spiced chopped beef in a cranberry and raspberry sauce. Boasts a full bar.
One of the few places that holds that neighborhood feel and charm. Good pizza, calzones--especially Little Devils--and spaghetti all at a cheap price. It is within walking distance (1 block) and you can order to go.
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Lechuga's Italian Restaurant
7475 West Colfax Avenue
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One of the few places that holds that neighborhood feel and charm. Good pizza, calzones--especially Little Devils--and spaghetti all at a cheap price. It is within walking distance (1 block) and you can order to go.
Within Walking distance (3 blocks), this neighborhood coffee spot has some great little surprises that you won't find elsewhere. Try the Horchata drink, regular milk or rice milk and cinnamon.
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Cherry Bean - Coffee
4059 Tejon Street
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Within Walking distance (3 blocks), this neighborhood coffee spot has some great little surprises that you won't find elsewhere. Try the Horchata drink, regular milk or rice milk and cinnamon.
It is on the corner of our block. This iconic Italian restaurant and bar is always packed for dinner and is happening on the weekends. It is a good late night spot and a good launching ground. It was the meeting ground for the old North Denver Italian Mafia and many of the houses in the immediate vicinity were built with underground tunnels to meet their needs.
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Gaetano's
3760 Tejon Street
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It is on the corner of our block. This iconic Italian restaurant and bar is always packed for dinner and is happening on the weekends. It is a good late night spot and a good launching ground. It was the meeting ground for the old North Denver Italian Mafia and many of the houses in the immediate vicinity were built with underground tunnels to meet their needs.
One of the coolest places to hang out. It is built in the shape of a giant milk can. They always have new flavors of ice cream. Aside from the family-friendly Hirshorn Park across the street, this is the place to see and be seen on "the scene." You may stand in line for half-an-hour to an hour to engage in people watching and to socializing in the afternoon, in the evening before going out for the night or later in the evening as a start to your night. It is nestled between two good restaurants and bars, Linger and Lola's.
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Little Man Ice Cream
2620 16th Street
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One of the coolest places to hang out. It is built in the shape of a giant milk can. They always have new flavors of ice cream. Aside from the family-friendly Hirshorn Park across the street, this is the place to see and be seen on "the scene." You may stand in line for half-an-hour to an hour to engage in people watching and to socializing in the afternoon, in the evening before going out for the night or later in the evening as a start to your night. It is nestled between two good restaurants and bars, Linger and Lola's.
The best burgers in the neighborhood and one of the coolest spots in the old Latino district across from a Mexican bakery, two taquerias and Menchies yogurt. Try the Mariachi burger with bison--yum!
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Park Burger Highlands
2643 West 32nd Avenue
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The best burgers in the neighborhood and one of the coolest spots in the old Latino district across from a Mexican bakery, two taquerias and Menchies yogurt. Try the Mariachi burger with bison--yum!
Drinks & Nightlife
You could blink and miss this really intimate artsy bar that boasts year-round outdoor fire pits, low lights and forest inspired art in every crevice inside the two story building and outside on the hidden patio. Ask for Kevin, the "best bartender in the world."
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Forest Room 5
2532 15th Street
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You could blink and miss this really intimate artsy bar that boasts year-round outdoor fire pits, low lights and forest inspired art in every crevice inside the two story building and outside on the hidden patio. Ask for Kevin, the "best bartender in the world."
A bar with good food. Everyone should try this spot in the heart of Highland Square across from Meade Street Station, down the block from Sushi Hai and El Matador (see their million dollar bar). It is good for lunch, happy hour or to start your night out.
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El Camino Community Tavern
3628 West 32nd Avenue
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A bar with good food. Everyone should try this spot in the heart of Highland Square across from Meade Street Station, down the block from Sushi Hai and El Matador (see their million dollar bar). It is good for lunch, happy hour or to start your night out.
This wine and craft beer shop is just a few doors down from our house. The wine, whiskey and mezcal selections are great. Even more surprising is the beer room hidden behind the wine wall. The owner Mark is the nicest guy around and is sure to engage you in great conversation about his spirits.
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Cask and Craft
3744 Tejon St
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This wine and craft beer shop is just a few doors down from our house. The wine, whiskey and mezcal selections are great. Even more surprising is the beer room hidden behind the wine wall. The owner Mark is the nicest guy around and is sure to engage you in great conversation about his spirits.
Aside from our neighborhood in the "LoHi" area of the Northside, check out the super trendy "RiNo" Art District for art, eats, beats and fun.
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River North Art District
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Aside from our neighborhood in the "LoHi" area of the Northside, check out the super trendy "RiNo" Art District for art, eats, beats and fun.
Salsa, Bachata, Merengue...need I say more! This is the hottest Latin dance and live music venue in Denver. Free classes on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday right before the club opens.
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La Rumba
99 West 9th Avenue
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Salsa, Bachata, Merengue...need I say more! This is the hottest Latin dance and live music venue in Denver. Free classes on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday right before the club opens.
Great Food, great drinks, great patio. It is around the corner from everything in our neighborhood--Little Man Ice Cream, Linger, Vita, Hirshorn Park, etc. It is a great place for happy hour or to start the night out.
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Lola Coastal Mexican
1575 Boulder Street
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Great Food, great drinks, great patio. It is around the corner from everything in our neighborhood--Little Man Ice Cream, Linger, Vita, Hirshorn Park, etc. It is a great place for happy hour or to start the night out.
Its a great place to walk around and duck into something that looks interesting or delicious. They have some very hip and pricey shops open all day everyday nestled between hig-end restaurants, bars and clubs.
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Larimer Square
1430 Larimer Street
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Its a great place to walk around and duck into something that looks interesting or delicious. They have some very hip and pricey shops open all day everyday nestled between hig-end restaurants, bars and clubs.
Parks & Nature
Just down the hill before you enter Lower Downtown, the Platte River has a bike/jogging/walking path with lots of places to chill and enjoy nature. Of course there are restaurants, bars, coffee shops and all the sports stadiums, the aquarium and the more on both sides of the riverfront path.
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Riverfront park (natural)
1500 Little Raven St
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Just down the hill before you enter Lower Downtown, the Platte River has a bike/jogging/walking path with lots of places to chill and enjoy nature. Of course there are restaurants, bars, coffee shops and all the sports stadiums, the aquarium and the more on both sides of the riverfront path.
This is a spiritual place where the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes would meet for ceremony and business. It really is the origin of Denver despite the warnings by the natives to the European settlers that they should not make permanent settlements due to the way that smoke would fail to dissipate. Now you can kayak, hear live music or just buy a hotdog or coffee at REI and chill. on hot days you can wade into the river for some fun in the sun!
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Confluence Park
2250 15th Street
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This is a spiritual place where the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes would meet for ceremony and business. It really is the origin of Denver despite the warnings by the natives to the European settlers that they should not make permanent settlements due to the way that smoke would fail to dissipate. Now you can kayak, hear live music or just buy a hotdog or coffee at REI and chill. on hot days you can wade into the river for some fun in the sun!
It is awesome! Also, it is relatively close if you want to hike in the mountains but not get lost. Just a 15 minute drive West on I-70. Aside from a few crazy mountain bikers, this is the best running/hiking/walking trail in the Denver Metro Area.
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Matthews / Winters Park
1103 County Road 93
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It is awesome! Also, it is relatively close if you want to hike in the mountains but not get lost. Just a 15 minute drive West on I-70. Aside from a few crazy mountain bikers, this is the best running/hiking/walking trail in the Denver Metro Area.
Shopping
REI is a massive outdoor activities store with clothes, a bike shop, a coffee shop, an indoor climbing wall and more! If you become a member, then it is budget friendly. It is definitely a cool place just to walk around next to the rivers.
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REI
1416 Platte Street
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REI is a massive outdoor activities store with clothes, a bike shop, a coffee shop, an indoor climbing wall and more! If you become a member, then it is budget friendly. It is definitely a cool place just to walk around next to the rivers.
Entertainment & Activities
This is a real old-school amusement park. The train still chugs around the lake, the carousel still creaks, and the rollercoaster still shakes in this amusement park that must be near 100 years old! It is almost the opposite of Elitch Gardens which has the newer Six Flags-style rides and the corporate gloss.
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Lakeside Amusement Park
4601 Sheridan Boulevard
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This is a real old-school amusement park. The train still chugs around the lake, the carousel still creaks, and the rollercoaster still shakes in this amusement park that must be near 100 years old! It is almost the opposite of Elitch Gardens which has the newer Six Flags-style rides and the corporate gloss.
This all brick baseball stadium has great views, great beer and lots of fun for everyone. Even though the Colorado Rockies aren't the best team around, most Denverites love to hang out at this super cool ballpark.
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Coors Field
2001 Blake Street
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This all brick baseball stadium has great views, great beer and lots of fun for everyone. Even though the Colorado Rockies aren't the best team around, most Denverites love to hang out at this super cool ballpark.
Mile High Stadium rocks! If you get the chance go to a Broncos' game or at least join in the tailgate party you will have a great time. Whether you are alone, with friends or with family, everyone will find some the most generous fans who will share their entertainment, drinks and food. There are lots of giveaways and merchandise booths dispersed around the stadium.
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Mile High Stadium
1701 Bryant Street
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Mile High Stadium rocks! If you get the chance go to a Broncos' game or at least join in the tailgate party you will have a great time. Whether you are alone, with friends or with family, everyone will find some the most generous fans who will share their entertainment, drinks and food. There are lots of giveaways and merchandise booths dispersed around the stadium.
The arena concert scene is second to none! There is not a bad seat in this entire arena. The club level has the best bars and food. There is a restaurant and team store in the main entrance.
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Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Circle
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The arena concert scene is second to none! There is not a bad seat in this entire arena. The club level has the best bars and food. There is a restaurant and team store in the main entrance.
Everything Else
This is THE BEST CONCERT Venue in the world! Nothing beats an evening of live music at this iconic venue that is naturally created by the two huge, naturally formed, jutting red rock formations. Also, it is a great park to visit in the daytime to hang out, take pictures or get your exercise on! It overlooks the entire city and the Front Range. They even have a restaurant and a music hall of fame at the top of the amphitheater that serves lunch and dinner year-round.
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
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This is THE BEST CONCERT Venue in the world! Nothing beats an evening of live music at this iconic venue that is naturally created by the two huge, naturally formed, jutting red rock formations. Also, it is a great park to visit in the daytime to hang out, take pictures or get your exercise on! It overlooks the entire city and the Front Range. They even have a restaurant and a music hall of fame at the top of the amphitheater that serves lunch and dinner year-round.
Sightseeing
This Arts District hosts the best First Friday event in the city as all of the galleries along this street open for a massive party that stretches for blocks! Ethnic, modern and pop-culture art is on display and readily available for the entire family.
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Santa Fe Drive
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This Arts District hosts the best First Friday event in the city as all of the galleries along this street open for a massive party that stretches for blocks! Ethnic, modern and pop-culture art is on display and readily available for the entire family.