Berkeley / Sunnyside

A cultural hood at the edge of West Highlands, Berkeley and Sunnyside have been the “next” neighborhoods for at least a decade. But, the truth is, they’ve already arrived. With First Friday Art Walks and seasonal farmers’ markets, these sister neighborhoods are full of hidden gems.

Restaurants

Axios EstatorioGreek — Charming, authentic Greek food. Cooked-to-order gyros.

Bacon Social HouseNew American — Bacon, bacon, more bacon. Who doesn’t love bacon? Don’t miss the Bloody Marys.

Block & LarderNew American — Pressure-fried chicken with pickles and chile-spiked pecan syrup? Yes, ma’am.

BrazenNew American — A bit tricky to find, but worth the hunt. The tagliatelle is perfect for a summer evening.

Cozy CottageBreakfast & Brunch — The name says it all! The patio is a great option in the spring and summer.

El ChingonMexican — A cozy neighborhood Mexican joint. We're fans of the duck tacos.

El Jefe — Mexican — Farm-to-table Mexican with a coastal twist.

Il PorcellinoTraditional Deli — Vegetarians beware. The bison sandwich is truly one-of-a-kind.

ParisiItalian — It sounds contradictory, but go with it — get the pizza salad. You won’t regret it.

Pressed Juice DailyJuice Bar — Get your juice fix at this prolific local joint. Juice cleanses, too!

RoyalBurgers — Get the Ferdinand’s Conquistador − Beef, chorizo, manchego and romesco sauce.

Sunny's — Breakfast & Brunch — Cozy breakfast spot in the north Highlands, known for their creative take on the classics.

The Monkey Barrel — Bar & Sandwiches — Remember those red monkeys in the barrel? They do too. Neighborhood bar with Italian subs.

The UniversalBreakfast & Brunch — The vegan tempeh scramble is one of the best dishes in town for breakfast.

The Way Back — New American — A neighborhood favorite, recently reopened at a new location on Tennyson.

Tocabe — American Indian — The only place for true Native American food in Denver. Their fry bread and bison ribs are amazing.

West End Tap HouseTraditional American — We recommend the tuna tartare and the Belgian fries. Perfect with a cold beer!

Relax

Allegro CoffeeCoffee — Big, open, modern space with a huge selection of coffee and tea.

Berkeley UntappedBar — A great place to hang with friends, and $0.25 of every drink goes to charity!

BookBarWine & Books — It’s a bookshop, but also a wine bar... Is there anything better?

Common Grounds — Coffee — Everything you want in a local coffee shop. It even has a piano!

Local 46 — Beer Garden — Bocce, beers, and ping pong. A fun summer afternoon spot.

Shop

Cheese+Provisions — Gourmet Food — All the gourmet cheese and salami you could ever need. Plus, take a class to learn how to pair like an expert.

EcoMTN — Eco-home Goods — Modern shop focused on environmentally-friendly home goods.

Rhizome — Apothecary — A modern apothecary. All the herbal medicine (and know how) for your best healing.

RitualCravt — Apothecary / Metaphysical — Unique, ethically-sourced metaphysical goods. Think incense, candles, and crystals.

Sub Rosa — Home / Women's / Men's — Handmade home goods and gifts that support small businesses across the country.