A City Block, Reimagined
Meet Dairy Block.
Restaurants, bars, coffee shops, shopping, art, and one of the city’s best hotels — Dairy Block has it all. Here’s a look at Denver’s newest micro-district, taking shape in the heart of LoDo.
LoDo is layered with history, and Dairy Block is no exception. Built on the historic block where Windsor Dairy once stood, it’s bringing a renewed vibrance to the area just south of Coors Field. The Maven Hotel serves as the foundation, and an array of handcrafted food and drinks, carefully curated shops, and engaging spaces round it out.
Two of the first to fill the Block were Kachina Southwestern Grill and the Poka Lola Social Club, both by Sage Restaurant Group’s Peter Karpinski. Kachina focuses on the flavors of the Four Corners — Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah — with dishes inspired by native ingredients, colors, and textures. Just across The Maven’s lobby, Poka Lola’s subtle touches transport visitors back to the 1950s, embracing nostalgia with retro decor and soda-fountain-inspired cocktails.
In the past couple of months, Sunnyside’s Huckleberry Roasters opened their newest location at Dairy Block, alongside flourist and homewares shop The Perfect Petal. These two will soon be joined by Seven Grand Whiskey Bar and Run for the Roses, a retro-glam cocktail lounge from the team behind Cap Hill’s recently-shuttered Black Eye Coffee. Plus, The Perfect Petal offers dazzling fresh floral arrangements as well as potted succulents and homeware. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., The Perfect Petal carries greeting cards, jewelry, journals, trinkets and more. Several Colorado product lines are represented, including lotions and soaps from Formulary and Zents.
Dairy Block’s cornerstone experience is the Milk Market, a multi-concept food hall operated by Frank Bonanno (of Osterio Marco, Mizuna, Green Russell, Bones, and more). The Market is filled with 15 different restaurants, serving everything from seafood and fried chicken, to bao buns and poke, to pizza and salad. And, with a taproom and wine bar to boot, it’s easily one of the hottest spots in Denver.
Images courtesy of Dairy Block.