Denver Journals

Doing Denver--The Inside View

A travel journal to Denver by mplunkert

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies Photo, Denver, Colorado More Photos
Quote: I fell in love with Denver when I moved to the area over 16 years ago. Regardless of whether you're a sports fanatic, like to shop 'til you drop, or have a penchant for museums, you'll have no trouble indulging yourself here.

Doing Denver--The Inside View

Overview

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From the center of downtown Denver, sports fans can walk, take a bus, or pay for a short cab ride to Coors Field, The Pepsi Center, or the soon-to-be-named new football stadium to root for their favorite teams. In baseball season, even my non-sports-minded friends want to attend at least one Colorado Rockies game. There's just something magical about Coors Field. If shopping is more to your liking, you will delight in the array of eclectic stores that are spread throughout the downtown area. Transportation is free via the 16th Street Mall shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will also take you within walking distance of the Denver Art Museum, the U.S. Mint and, my personal favorite, the Colorad...Read More

McCormick's Fish House & Bar

Restaurant | "McCormick's Fish House and Bar"

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McCormick's quiet, elegant ambience is a natural extension of its location in historic lower downtown Denver. The service has been impeccable whenever we've dined here, and the food is wonderfully prepared. My personal favorite is the crabcakes, but the consistently high quality of all their menu items makes McCormick's a favorite of the locals.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2001

McCormick's Fish House & Bar
1659 Wazee St
Denver, Colorado 80202
+1 303 825 1107

Chili Pepper

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Restaurant | "The Chili Pepper"

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I have enjoyed many good times at The Chili Pepper, one of my favorite Denver restaurants. I've met friends for festive luncheon birthday celebrations, stopped by for dinner before a Broncos game (it's just a short walk to Invesco Field at Mile-High), and lingered over a Mother's Day brunch here. The food and service have always been exceptional. The views are wonderful, and comparable to the better-known and more expensive Baby Doe's restaurant right next door. (I've only dined at Baby Doe's once and found the food to be mediocre, the prices high, and the service lacking.) As you cross a small wooden bridge to enter the restaurant from the parking lot, the first thing you will spy is a mass...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 6, 2001

Chili Pepper
2150 Bryant St
Denver, Colorado 80211
(303) 433-8406

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

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Restaurant | "Ship Tavern"

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When an old friend called and told me she had a conference to attend in downtown Denver and wanted to meet for lunch, I took the opportunity to select the Ship Tavern restaurant, located in the Brown Palace Hotel, for our rendezvous. It was conveniently located within a block of her conference, and I had always wanted to try it. We were not disappointed. Rather than entering the restaurant from the street, we entered through the hotel lobby so that we could view the 2,800 square foot stained glass ceiling that was part of the original decor when the hotel was completed in 1892 and enjoy the historical memorabilia displays scattered around the lobby. The Ship Tavern decor is also a ha...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 6, 2001

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace
321 17th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 297-3111

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace

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Restaurant | "The Brown Palace"

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The Brown Place Hotel, completed in 1892, is listed on The National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a Denver Landmark. A decadent afternoon tea is served daily in the hotel lobby from noon to 4 P.M. You may select from one of three "tea" menus or choose an entree salad. Both my companion and I chose a "tea." As we sipped our "properly brewed" beverages from vintage-looking cups and enjoyed the musical talent of the pianist, we played "resident tourists," gawking above us at the stained glass celing (all 2,800 square feet of it) and also trying to spy the two cast-iron balcony panels that had been installed upside down. (Our waitress finally had to point them out for us.) ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 6, 2001

Ship Tavern at the Brown Palace
321 17th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 297-3111

Luigi's Bent Noodle

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Restaurant

Luigi's Bent Noodle Photo, Denver, Colorado
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Luigi's Bent Noodle is romantically cozy with some of the friendliest service you'll ever receive, and the food is superb as well, earning the restaurant plaudits from 5280 Magazine as "One of Denver's Best Suburban Restaurants." The ambience is one of quaint elegance, and if you've ever envisioned yourself at a small restaurant in Italy gazing into your true love's eyes over a glass of wine and exchanging endearments as you dine, but can't get to Italy, this is the place to make that dream a reality. My husband and I are lucky to live only a few blocks from this treasure and stop by every couple of months. Sometimes we simply have a drink and hors d'oeuvres at the horseshoe-shaped bar and e...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2002

Luigi's Bent Noodle
8130 S. University Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80122
(303) 694-9357

History Colorado Center

Attraction | "Colorado History Museum"

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This museum is a must-see for those who want to learn more about the history of Colorado and the West. There's a wonderful diorama that depicts Denver City and Auraria as they were before they were melded to form what is now just "Denver" in 1860. Other dioramas as well as artifacts and historical documents tell the story of the early pioneers, miners, and American Indians who called Colorado their home. Visitors can view an actual sod house as well as various farming, mining, and household tools. The museum also offers a variety of temporary exhibits. The 50s, a history of the black cowboy, and a photography exhibit by renown photographer John Fielder have been some of the more recent ones. Tru...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2001

History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80203
(303) 447-8679

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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Attraction | "Denver Center of the Performing Arts"

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The Denver Performing Arts Complex occupies the equivalent of four city blocks. It is home to nine different theatres, varying in size, and is the second largest performing arts center in the nation. Broadway plays are performed in both the Buell and the Auditorium theatres, and the Buell Theatre also provides the stage for ballet productions. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Opera Hall performances take place in the Boettcher Concert Hall, and Denver Center Theatre Company productions take place in the Helen Bonfils Theatre. The Galleria Theatre provides still another stage for a variety of types of performances which patrons can enjoy while sipping their favorite cocktail. The Bu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 12, 2001

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1245 Champa St
Denver, Colorado 80204
+1 303 893 4100; +1

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies

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Attraction | "Coors Field"

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies Photo, Denver, Colorado
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You don't have to be an avid baseball fan to enjoy a baseball game at Coors Field. There's just something about sitting in the stands and chomping on a foot-long hot dog smeared with mustard and relish while watching a game that takes place in a stadium with the snow-capped Rocky Mountains as a backdrop. Oh yeah, and under incredibly deep-blue sunny skies while sipping an ice-cold beer or lemonade. If you're there for a late afternoon or early evening game, you'll also get to enjoy watching the sun set into the mountains, which will rival any fireworks display you've ever seen. The Rockies generally put on a good performance, too. Even in some of the years that they have not finished...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 12, 2001

Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies
2001 Blake St.
Denver, Colorado 80205
(303) 762-5437