Hidden Gems for Denver
Find great things to do in Denver
Famed for its prime location at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a top travel destination for adventure lovers. But with a lively and growing restaurant and arts scene that has exploded in the last few years it is also a hip place to explore. In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Denver.
1. Hidden Gem Denver: Black Eye Coffee
If you fancy a delicious coffee stop at Black Eye Coffee. This shop is all about providing the highest coffee craftsmanship in a relaxing manner. In addition to the big coffee and tea selection, the coffeehouse offers breakfast, lunch, locally-made pastries, and a variety of craft beer and exceptional good wine. Top notch is also their location and the interior: A roll up garage door, classic tiles, and a bar made from distressed wood, provide a decent place to sip a smooth cup of rich beans. This spot is made for spending the whole afternoon here while reading a good book and snack some soul food. How about a avocado toast with pea puree and toasted almonds accompanied by an oat milk cappuccino?
Black Eye Coffee / © Instagram: guacamollyyyy
2. Hidden Gem Denver: The Garden Rooftop
For anyone who loves to get a drink after exploring the city we would recommend the trendy nightlife spot “The Garden”. Located on top of The Ramble Hotel, The Garden compliments the hotel’s indoor bar “Death & Co”. The beverage director Tyson Buhler has created a dozen new drinks for the brand’s first outdoor space. The open-air space lives up to its name, outfitted with lush greenery throughout and a view over downtown. So there is nothing more to say then: Enjoy the night!
Rooftop The Garden / © Instagram: deathandcompany
3. Hidden Gem Denver: Stowaway Coffee + Kitchen
This lovely cafe/restaurant in RiNo serves thoughtful dishes that gather inspirations from all over the world. Also their coffee is amazing! Apart from the obvious caffeine choices, you can get flat whites, Aeropress, flavored coffee, and many other options here. The motto of the owners is to provide a place to warm the heart with good company and fill the belly with foods of comfort. The interior design also underlines the motto with the abundant amount of plants giving the space life, the wood tables and the brick painted wall. In terms of food you can´t decide wrong. Everything is delicious? How about the Killer Whale Granola? House made almond and pomegranate granola with whipped yogurt, pecan crumble and banana accompanied by a cappuccino with housemade cashew milk.
Stowaway Kitchen / © Instagram: stowawaydnvr
4. Hidden Gem Denver: The Source Market Hall
The Source is a highly curated European-style artisan food market in one of Denver’s trendiest ‘hoods, RiNo.. The formerly vacant 1880s iron foundry has become an active outlet for some of Denver’s best artisans to share their craft. Among the must-visit shops and stalls in the Source you will find a taqueria, a Sour Beer Brewery, a fine dining restaurant, a butcher, a baker, world-class barbeque and superb coffee – to name a few. The developers sought to maintain the warehouse vibe so the open space has been left with the graffiti art of its vacant years on its exposed brick walls lending to an air of culture and community. Just stroll around and explore!
The Source / © Instagram: ryleypoblete