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Live Theater in Riverfront Park

Join us for back-to-back performances of beloved Shakespearean plays, right in Riverfront Park! See complete details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1982356678759580/. 

 

Presented by the Riverfront Park Community Foundation and Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Where to Celebrate Opening Day

Opening Day is one of our favorite days here in Denver. The streets fill with purple as Rockies fans of all ages show up to celebrate the first home game of the season. Whether you're headed to the stadium or watching from afar, here are a few of our favorite spots to grab food and drinks for the big game:

  • Coors Field. Expect a whole new array of food choices at Coors Field -- from taco trios and extreme pulled pork hot dogs to green chile mac and fried berry fritters. 
  • Dairy Block. Denver's newest micro-district is opening Maker's Alley just in time for Opening Day, with free hot dogs and bottled water from 12-2pm. Plus, Poka Lola Social Bar inside Dairy Block will have an Absolut Bloody Mary bar, 50-cent coney dogs, and other food and drink specials starting at 10am. 
  • Blake Street Tavern. This classic sports bar is starting the party at 9am with live music by Geek Strong, a local rock band specializing in '80s, '90s, and alt rock.
  • AvantiAvanti's Opening Day tailgate kicks off at 10am, with an extended happy hour from 10am-6pm and hot dogs on the lower patio from American Grind. 
  • Terminal Bar. Bring your game ticket to Terminal Bar after the game for cans of Post Brewing beer for only $4. And, this one's good for any game, not just Opening Day!
  • Highland Tap & Burger. Trying to avoid LoDo before the game? This is a great spot for pre-game (and post-game) celebrations. 
  • ViewHouse. This Blake Street staple is celebrating all weekend long, with $3 Coors Lights on Friday, a hot dog eating contest Saturday at 4pm, and special Opening Weekend brunches on Saturday and Sunday. (They're giving away tickets, too!)
  • Avelina. From 12pm until the first pitch is thrown, Avelina is giving away free hot dogs and draft beer on their patio. Doesn't get much better than that! 
  • Jackson's DenverAfter the game, swing by Jackson's from 9pm-midnight for their $25 all-you-can-drink deal.
  • Wynkoop Brewing CompanyGetting an early start? Wynkoop Brewing has a special Opening Day breakfast at 8am for $25, with a panel discussion at 8:30am featuring Rockies media and signed baseballs, game-worn spikes, and other fun memorabilia giveaways. 
  • 10 Barrel Brewing. Wear your 10 Barrel shirt or hat to snag $3 Denver-brewed beers. Plus, there's raffles and giveaways during the game and live music starting at 4pm. 

GETTING THERE

It's no secret that driving and parking downtown can be a challenge on Opening Day. If you're looking for an alternate way into the city, give B-Cycle a try. Download the Denver B-Cycle app, pick up a bike in your neighborhood, then drop it off at the 19th and Wynkoop station. B-Cycle staff will be there from 11am-2:30pm to check-in bicycles, making it quick and easy to drop off your bike and get to the stadium. 

Five Questions, One Broker: Sara Garza

 

Sara Garza, Broker Associate at Slifer — Denver

Name one thing we might not know about you.

I’m addicted to pho! I eat it at least once a week, if not twice. Depending on what type of pho I’m craving, I usually alternate between a few of my favorite spots on South Federal. For beefy pho, it’s Pho 95. For veggie, it’s Tony’s Pho. And for shrimp, it’s Pho Le. And, if I don’t have time to make it that far south, I’ll head for Pho Fusion in West Highlands on 38th. Hopefully one day we’ll get a great pho spot a little closer to Union Station!

What are you inspired by in downtown Denver? 

I love that Denver continues to focus on building community throughout the rapid growth we’ve seen downtown. The city is always looking for ways to engage and connect with residents and visitors alike, with fun things like art installations, pop-up parks, and community events. I think Denver has always been a special place, largely thanks to the kindness of those who live here, and it’s inspiring to see that same love and goodness thriving as we continue to grow. 

What’s your go-to spot in Denver? 

One of my favorite spots in Denver is the Oxford Spa, a little hidden gem by Union Station. I love how peaceful and calm it is there, despite being in the middle of the city. It’s a great place to relax with a massage, facial, or a few minutes in their huge steam room. Plus, their prices are great and it’s usually easy to get in for an appointment, even at the last minute. (Insider Tip: you can use their gym the day of your scheduled service if you ask ahead of time!)

What are you the most excited about in life right now? 

This spring, my 19-year-old daughter is moving back to Colorado! She’s been living in San Diego while she finished school and just decided she wants to move back to Denver to settle in and plant her roots. I’m so excited to have my workout and mani/pedi buddy back! I was a young single mom when I raised her, so we are very close and the fact that she’s coming back this way excites me more than anything in the world right now. 

What are you looking forward to in 2018?

It’s been so much fun following all of the development in Downtown Denver. I’m particularly excited to see The Coloradan come to life by Union Station this year. I’ve loved watching them add more and more of the design details and can’t wait to see what restaurant, coffee shop, or cool new fitness space will be going into the retail spaces. I have a good number of clients and friends purchasing in the building, so the housewarming season there is going to be off the charts!

Sara Garza, sgarza@sliferdenver.com, (720) 499-4937

#MyFavoriteBlock: Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan, Owner-Operator, BookBar 

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If you’ve never been to BookBar, put it on your list. Part bookstore, part wine bar, this gem on Tennyson Street is comfy and cozy, with that perfect neighborhood vibe. We caught up with BookBar’s owner, Nicole Sullivan, to get the inside scoop on her favorite block in Denver:

“My favorite block is, naturally, the block where I spend most of my waking hours: Tennyson Street from 42nd to 44th. Two of my businesses are located there, BookBar and BookBed (our author and book lover B&B above the bookstore wine bar). 

This block is full of a variety of locally owned businesses. Directly across the street from us is Lalu, a creative arts studio. Right next door to Lalu is Real Baby. We collaborate with them on our monthly Real Baby story time where, you guessed it, we present a story time for babies and provide Real Baby coupons to attendees. Ooh Ahh Jewelry and Sarah O. Jewelry (both by the same owner) carries my favorite jewelry in Denver. 

My go to lunch spot is Biju’s Little Curry Shop for a fast, healthy lunch when I can get out of my store. 

This great new gallery just opened up called Tesoro Gallery. They just moved up here from Santa Fe Art Disctrict. They have some fabulous art, home goods, and jewelry as well. They often feature tea leaf readings, too! And right across from them is Berkeley Untapped, a great little bar with a fantastic owner. 

A little further up the street is Feral Mountain Company, a boutique outdoors outfitter, and Spruce Men’s Clothier and styling shop. Both Feral and Spruce have very energetic, forward thinking owners. 

Two of my favorite restaurants (and where you will likely find me if I’m not in my store) are El Chingon and Parisi. Both restaurants do what they do better than anyone else and always welcome you as if you are family. 

The block wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Oriental Theater. One of NW Denver’s staple venues, it is always producing fun and innovative shows from authors to classic to punk musicians; from community parties to large screen movies. There aren’t too many blocks in Denver that can boast this much locally owned, authentic variety and I feel so very lucky to be a part of it.”