The Mile High City has grown in the past 12 years from a University town with cheap eats on Federal Avenue to a playground full of excellent restaurants and neighborhoods. The food scene has piqued our interest with impressive food halls, retro diners, breweries, and farmer’s markets; there is something for all ages.

Some of our favorite food spots include The Source, a hotel and market hall in the Rino District (River North Arts District) of Denver, full of bars, galleries, music venues, and restaurants. Next, The Dairy Block, located downtown LoDo neighborhood, is a block-wide home to 20 restaurants, shops, a coworking space, and its boutique hotel, The Maven. We love chatting with the merchant owners, discovering their love of Denver, and sharing the best places to eat, sleep, and play in their backyard. Lastly, Union Station, walking distance from the Dairy Block, is another destination you won’t want to miss. The design of the interior station is a must-see in the 100-year-old landmark building full of restaurants, shops, and bars.

Here are our 2021 picks for eateries, restaurants, and places to discover in Denver.


Clayton Hotel & Members Club

Halcyon, Cherry Creek

Hotel Teatro

Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Patterson Inn

The Crawford Hotel

The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block

The Ramble Hotel

The Ritz Carlton

The Source Hotel


W Hotel


Acorn - American

Bird - American

Fooducopia - Local farm to table

Lao Wang -potstickers

North Italia - Italian

Maria Empanada

Morning Collective

Rosethal’s - best bagel in Aurora

Star Kitchen -Dim Sum

Sushi Den - best Japanese

Not by our mama - cupcakes

Snooze - Diner

Steuban’s - American Diner


The Stanley


Matsuhisa - Japanese

Jerusalem Restaurant

Table 6

The Kitchen


Mercantile Dining and Provision

Park Burger

Sweet Cow

High Point Creamery

Hillstone - American

Zoe Mama - Chinese


Avanti F&B Denver

Dairy Block in LiDo

Denver Central Market on Lamar

Junction Food and Drink

Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, close to Denver Airport

The Source in RiNo

Union Station

Zeppelin Station at 38th / Blake Street



Broadway/ 1st

Downtown 16th Street

South Pearl Street

Union Station & 16th street


Catch a game

Red Rocks Park

Tour the City by Bike

Rocky Mountain National Park​

Visit the mountains

Drive 30 minutes to Boulder


Children's Museum of Denver

Denver Botanic Gardens

Denver Art Museum​

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Four Mile Historic Park