Best things to do in Denver

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Linger
2030 W 30th Ave
237local recommendations
Tammy
Tammy says “Used to be Olingers Mortuary Building and the decor utilizes some of the original architecture. Supe...” ·
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2. Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
388local recommendations
Christine
Christine says “Not just a music venue, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre offers a variety of recreation options for e...” ·
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3. Root Down
1600 W 33rd Ave
164local recommendations
Reed
Reed says “Their brunch is the best. The fried chicken with goat cheese biscuits is our favorite. Bottomless ...” ·
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4. Little Man Ice Cream
2620 16th St
164local recommendations
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred says “Identifiable by the 28-foot tall milk can, this Denver classic rotates a great mix of classic ice cr...” ·
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5. Williams & Graham
3160 Tejon St
150local recommendations
Matt
Matt says “One of my favorite places in Denver. W&G is a historical speak easy and is still operated that way t...” ·
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6. Avanti Food and Beverage
3200 N Pecos St
149local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “Imagine a food court as designed for hipsters. Avanti is a fantastic place to dine and drink with a ...” ·
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7. Steuben's
523 E 17th Ave
129local recommendations
Jeremy
Jeremy says “Part of the 17th Avenue Restaurant Row in Uptown, Steuben's offers gourmet comfort food in a fun ret...” ·
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8. City O' City
206 E 13th Ave
120local recommendations
Carrie
Carrie says “This quaint little vegan restaurant offers a variety of delicious vegan options and is also a cool p...” ·
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9. Punch Bowl Social Denver
65 Broadway
113local recommendations
Vic
Vic says “Bowling, ping pong, arcade games, shuffle board, pool tables, food, and drinks. You can order a larg...” ·
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10. Crema Coffee House
2862 Larimer St
106local recommendations
Mike
Mike says “Coolest looking coffee shop in Denver for sure AND great coffee/espresso, great simple food items - ...” ·
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11. Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy
316local recommendations
Beverly
Beverly says “Noted as one of the most culturally significant and original art venues in the country, the DAM (as ...” ·
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12. Snooze an A.M. Eatery
2262 Larimer St
108local recommendations
Stay Alfred
Stay Alfred says “Snooze is known for their unique take on breakfast staples. The lines are typically long but efficie...” ·
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13. Vine Street Pub & Brewery
1700 Vine St
108local recommendations
Lynsey
Lynsey says “Vine Street is close to our house and one of our favorites. The atmosphere is casual and fun and the...” ·
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14. The Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
101local recommendations
Joe
Joe says “Several guests in town to attend a convention stay at the Square. It is a 15-20 minute walk to the ...” ·
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15. Voodoo Doughnut Mile High
1520 E Colfax Ave
100local recommendations
Amy
Amy says “If you've been to Portland, you may have been to the original Voodoo Doughnut. Denver is one of the ...” ·
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16. Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
249local recommendations
Nicole
Nicole says “Really cute and relaxing botanic park. Great place to visit anytime of the year. Spring: I recommend...” ·
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17. The Populist
3163 Larimer St
97local recommendations
Charles
Charles says “At The Populist we firmly believe that dining is a communal act. Owners Jonathan Power, Noah Price, ...” ·
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18. The Source
3350 Brighton Blvd
121local recommendations
Margo
Margo says “Artisan market in an 1880‘s foundry building in the RiNo District. A collective of food artisans & r...” ·
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19. Ogden Theatre
935 E Colfax Ave
96local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “The Ogden is just about the right size to catch a show with good space and visibility. It is definit...” ·
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20. Work & Class
2500 Larimer St
91local recommendations
Jordan
Jordan says “A top Denver restaurant. The restaurant is built out of shipping containers in Denvers main arts dis...” ·
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21. Jelly Cafe
600 E 13th Ave
89local recommendations
Joe
Joe says “This is one of Denver's hottest brunch places. On the weekends you're looking at a 60-90 minute wait...” ·
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22. Sushi Den
1487 S Pearl St
83local recommendations
Jamel
Jamel says “This is hands down the best sushi that I have ever had. They have fresh fish flown in every day. I h...” ·
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23. Watercourse Foods
837 E 17th Ave
87local recommendations
Jimbo
Jimbo says “All Vegan, Vegitarian and probably some other twist of non-meat eating dining. Look I eat a steak n...” ·
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24. Coors Brewery Tour
82local recommendations
Nick
Nick says “Bus tour of Golden, a self paced walking tour of the brewery, highlighting the malting, brewing and ...” ·
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25. Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St
207local recommendations
John
John says “The Denver Zoo started the shift toward keeping endangered animals in normal habitats. I like this z...” ·
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26. Bluebird Theater
3317 E Colfax Ave
84local recommendations
Grace
Grace says “The Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado was designed by Harry W.J. Edbrooke and built during 1913–1...” ·
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27. Landmark's Mayan Theatre
110 Broadway
83local recommendations
Alice And Jack
Alice And Jack says “Cool historic movie house, trends toward Indie films. Fully restored to it's original glory. Histori...” ·
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28. Denver Beer Co
1695 Platte St
80local recommendations
Emma
Emma says “Tasty beer, dogs allowed, board games available, and outdoor seating - what more could you want? Par...” ·
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29. The Thin Man
2015 E 17th Ave
80local recommendations
Lynsey
Lynsey says “This classic Denver establishment is not to miss if you're looking for bars near the house. It's a t...” ·
30. Forest Room 5
2532 15th St
86local recommendations
Alena
Alena says “You could blink and miss this really intimate artsy bar that boasts year-round outdoor fire pits, lo...” ·