Uptown / Capitol Hill / Golden Triangle

These aren’t the same neighborhoods, these three, but they share a vibe: urban Denver in the ‘70s. And that means food from timeless restaurants like Steuben’s (a theoretical ‘70s Elks’ Lounge) and Cuba Cuba (a restaurant that captures a bygone era) set against classic Denver architecture. And, with some of the best patios in Denver (and plenty of them), there's a true neighborhood feeling where comfort meets familiarity. All three are connected to each other by the incredible Civic Center Park — home to food trucks, morning workouts, and massive community events.

Restaurants

Ace Eat ServeAsian Fusion — Reserve a ping-pong table and hang out while waiting for your bowl of ramen.

Beast + BottleNew American — Get the fig and pig flatbread / poutine fries / braised shoulder pappardelle.

City O’ CityVegan / Vegetarian — Try the seitan wings and one of their incredible pizzas. All vegetarian, and all delicious.

Cuba Cuba — Cuban — The authentic Cuban experience, plantain chips and all. Their mojitos will change your life.

D BarDessert — A legendary après-dinner date spot. We love the Cake and Shake.

Dos Santos — Mexican — Home to 2017's Best House Margarita.

HumboldtNew American — This place is all about farm-fresh food, seafood and a killer wine list.

Jelly — Breakfast & Brunch — Because you can't go wrong with cinnamon roll pancakes.

Marczyk Fine FoodsMarket & Deli — Our favorite neighborhood market, with free wine and cheese tastings every week.

Olive & Finch — American — Their breakfast is an absolute must. The kind of biscuits dreams are made of.

OnefoldBreakfast / Brunch — You absolutely must get the congee  — this Asian breakfast staple is hard to find in Denver.

Park & Co.Burgers / Breakfast & Brunch — The upscale older brother to Park Burger. Grab a burger before going out on the town!

ParsleyJuice Bar / Cafe — The texture tuna sandwich is perfect for a quick bite.

PotagerNew American — The menu changes frequently here. Come as often as you can.

Steuben’sTraditional American — Our favorites: gravy fries / blackened chicken club / meatloaf special.

Tony P's — Pizza — Classic dive bar feel with some of the best pizza in town.

Explore

Clyfford Still Museum This imposing concrete building turns into a light-filled stage for Mr. Still’s incredible works.

Denver Art Museum An architecturally stunning campus hosts one of the best art collections in the Western U.S.

Denver Botanic Gardens — Check out their website for their Summer Concert Series!

Kirkland Museum An incredible collection of decorative art and furniture.

Museum of Contemporary ArtThe building is half of the reason to go, but the constantly-changing art collection is unrivaled!

Relax

Denver Bicycle Café — Coffee & Bar & Bike Shop — Where bike shop meets coffee shop meets bar.

Pearl’sVenue — Formerly Beauty Bar, but just the same as ever! Hit up Motown Thursdays for sure.

Prohibition — Bar — A classic, unpretentious bar with "Damn Good" drinks.