Visiting Denver? Check out our favorite Mile High City spots to sip, savor and shop.
Start your day off with an everything bagel and hatch chili cream cheese from Rosenberg’s Bagels. They also specialize in cured meats and sandwiches, so you can take your bagel game to a whole new level.
For a light lunch, stop by Cart-Driver, located in the heart of Denver’s art district RiNo (River North) in a 640-square-foot shipping container. Order wood-fired pizza, freshly flown-in oysters or, if you’re feeling spunky, a glass of Prosecco on tap.
Wrap up the day with a family-style meal at Acorn, located in the Source, an artisan food market in RiNo. Acorn specializes in American-classic dishes that feature local and seasonal ingredients. Their cocktail list is equally impressive and many include a hand-carved ice sphere.
Don’t let the altitude dehydrate you. Grab a drink before dinner at the RiNo Yacht Club. Sour beers, homemade tonic and herbaceous cocktails are plentiful on the menu. For an entirely different experience, visit Williams & Graham, a modern-day speakeasy. They don’t take reservations but entering the bar – which is hidden behind a bookshelf in the foyer – is well worth the wait. Once behind the wall, you’ll be greeted by dim lights, the smell of truffle fries and a cocktail and drink menu 30 pages thick.
Take a break from indulging and visit the Topo Designs flagship store, located down the street from Cart-Driver. The store features a wide array of their American-made backpacks, bags, apparel and accessories. There’s an electric energy going around Denver that focuses on artisans and handcrafted products. One company, Winter Session, embodies that energy in their American-made leather and canvas goods. They source materials from vendors across the U.S. and the end result is beautiful.
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Photos by Room & Board and Winter Session