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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Café
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“Great breakfast located in Denver historic Union Station. Great patio with games and plenty of opportunities for people watching:)”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Yes, there is still an independent bookstore in Denver. And this is a very good one. Children's books one of their specialties. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Within Union Station downtown, a beautiful restaurant. You can go more casual on the market side or more upscale in the dining room. Excellent food either way! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Drinks can be pricey, but it's a great atmosphere and fantastic cocktails. It will take you to the roaring 20s.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great spot to start or end the night. Right in the middle of lots of things and in the beautifully redone Union Station.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Spacious, modern pub offering an ample selection of drinks & gourmet comfort food, plus a patio.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Gourmet tacos is their specialty! Good drinks, guacamole and salsa among many other options. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Spacious seafood spot near Union Station with an open kitchen turns out everything from crude & caviar to lobster rolls ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Awesome bar to stop in at! Very swanky and great location in Union Station. The cocktails are great and it is an excuse to dress up!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Train Station
“All rails lead to Union Station (well almost all). The hub of Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) Union Station is part of one of the country's most extensive revitalization projects. ”
  • 120 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Think ShakeShack but, dare I say, better??? The burgers are good, but the sweet potato fries take them over the top. And there’s some creative shakes.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“Terminal Bar for drinks and to check out the scene. The Kitchen next door for great food that won't break the bank. Get the garlic smashers or the tomato soup. We also love Mercantile Dining & Provision for a fancier dining experience. If you call ahead you can reserve the chefs table to watch all of the action. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Historic train station recently renovated in the heart of downtown. Tons of restaurants, shops and people watching nearby.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“There is great food and the layout makes for a comfortable and private dining experience. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you are looking for a low cost but good place, try Zoe Ma Ma. It is Chinese street food right next to union station. I like stopping here waiting for my train to the airport.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
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“Located in the train station, this snug shop offers gourmet ice cream, boozy shakes & vegan scoops. (Little Man Ice Cream is the quintessential Denver ice cream place -- Milkbox serves their ice cream, but offers sundaes too!)”
  • 6 locals recommend