From drinking craft cocktails with entire eggs in them to exploring the neighborhood for the best doughnut in town – these two San Fran based bloggers have created their own recommendations on how to spend the perfect 48 hours in Denver Downtown.
Where to Eat
Hearth & Dram, 1801 Wewatta St.
This restaurant is a quick elevator ride away from your Hotel Indigo room. Featuring wood-fire dishes and an astounding collection of more than 300 whiskeys. Yummertime recommends: steamed Hawaiian rolls and the crab beignets.
Avelina, 1550 17th Street
This modern New American restaurant is bustling with the fresh tastes of the season. Yummertime recommends hitting this spot for brunch – and don’t miss out on the enormous (and delicious) Bloody Mary bar.
ChoLon Bistro, 1555 Blake Street
This renowned spot has been ranked in the top twn of 5280’s “25 Best Restaurants” every year since it opened. Yummertime recommends: the soup dumplings. The French Onion Soup Dumplings to be exact.
The Squeaky Bean, 1500 Wynkoop St
This farm-to-table restaurant is the best way to get a taste of Denver. Using fresh, local ingredients (including their own farm, Acres at Warren Tech), they create masterful culinary experiences, perfect for any palate. Yummertime recommends: The burger. (And make sure to make a reservation for after 12:30PM on Saturdays and Sundays to play BINGO.)
What to drink
Hearth & Dram, 1801 Wewatta St.
Again, just an elevator ride from delicious craft cocktails made from an assortment of whiskeys and bourbon. Yummertime recommends: The Cherry Bobomb and the Paper Plane (both bourbon cocktails.) If you’re really feeling adventurous, try the Last Word with a whole egg in it.
Margs Taco Bistro, 1519 Wynkoop St
Margaritas, ice cold Mexican beers, and an assortment of rare tequilas are all kept on hand at Margs. Yummertime recommends: The Strawbanero margarita.
Blake Street Vault, 1526 Blake St
Built in the 1800’s, this is considered Denver’s most historic pub. Yummertime recommends toasting to it’s interesting history with Blake Street’s famous Mule.
Mario’s Double Daughter’s Salotto, 1632 Market St
This neighborhood gem will transport you to another world. Unconventional but mesmerizing, it’s a perfect spot for casual night out. Yummertime recommends: the pizza from the establishment neighbor, Two -Fisted Mario, which you can order directly at bar.
Where to dance
Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St
One of Denver’s tried and true nightclubs. Going back decades, Tracks Denver has deep roots with the LGBT community. Yummertime says Saturday is it’s most popular night and crowds peak at midnight.
The Compound Basix, 145 Broadway
Also one of Denver’s oldest nightclubs that has stood the test of time. Yummertime says this place is filled with a diverse crowds with a ton of energy.
What to do
Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St
Art should be a part of every discovery. Make time to be inspired by an exhibit at MCA Denver. Yummertime recommends taking in the exhibits and then sipping on cocktails from the rooftop bar.
Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop
Steps away from Hotel Indigo Denver Downtown is one of the most iconic landmarks in Denver: Union Station. Newly renovated, this 100-year-old train station has been converted into a market boasting some of the neighborhoods best gems. Yummertime recommends checking out the farmer’s market on Saturday, stopping for a drink at the giant bar right in the middle of the station, and getting yourself a treat from Milkbox Ice Creamery. The Space Junk and Salted Oreo Cookie flavors shouldn’t be missed!
Take in the seasonal blooms at the beautiful Cheseman Park | Botanical Gardens.