Exploring Denver


This past Memorial Day weekend, K and I took a quick weekend trip to Denver which I briefly recapped last week here. We arrived late on Friday night so we just had time to grab dinner at Yard House which was conveniently located in our hotel. We stayed at the Sheraton Downtown Denver which is in a great location to explore downtown by foot. I definitely recommend staying there if you're looking for a great location, price, hotel amenities, and comfort of the rooms.


On Saturday morning, we walked to Elway's for some breakfast before starting our adventures. Several people recommended Elway's Steakhouse for a nice dinner but we didn't manage to make it there in the evenings on this trip.

We wondered through the Denver Day of Rock festival and purchased some local art before heading to the Great Divide Brewery to sample some craft beers.



We stopped in the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store to buy some chocolates and candy since the shop smelt amazing from the street.



After exploring the city and visiting several breweries, shops, and the LoDo area we settled at Earl's Kitchen for an early dinner. They have great food and a modern environment in the heart of downtown.




 In the evening we stopped at Union Lodge No 1 speakeasy for some 19th-century-inspired cocktails and really enjoyed the prohibition-era environment.






On Sunday morning we headed to Ophelia's Electric Soapbox from some brunch and I have to say this was one of my favorite brunch experiences. The live music, eclectic menu, bottomless mimosas, and overall environment left me feeling extremely happy we chose this spot to get the day started.





After fueling up K and I headed to Coors Field to catch a Rockies vs. Giants game which was a great time and our seats were only 5 rows up from the field so we can take in all the action. It was definitely one of the better stadiums I've visited with lots of entertainment and team spirit.










The ViewHouse was one of my favorite sports bars and restaurants in the city because it overlooks Coors Field and has a huge outdoor area for tailgating along with great food and drinks.

Some other cool places we checked out on Sunday was Lodo's rooftop bar (which is very close to Coors Field) and Jagged Mountain Brewery to sample some beers.





On Monday it was time to check out of our hotel and head out for a quick lunch at Henry's Tavern. We walked past Henry's several times on the weekend and the restaurant was packed full of people with long waiting lines so it appeared to be a popular spot to eat, drink and watch sports in downtown Denver. On Monday it was quiet so we were able to get right in and enjoy some lunch. The beer cheese soup that K and I shared was amazing.


Overall Denver was an amazing city to explore but I wish we had more than two full days to explore beyond just the downtown area and make it over to Red Rocks Amphitheater.

Past Wanderlust Wednesday travel recaps:

24 comments

  1. All the food you had in Denver sounds amazing, especially that beer cheese soup! Yum! :)

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  2. Definitely looks like y'all had a good time. Denver's been on my list for years! The video of the bartender pouring drinks lit on fire, back and fourth, was so neat! How did y'all become Rockies fans?

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  3. Denver is such a neat city! I have only been there a few times, but only for a few hours each time, so I didn't get to explore much. This post makes me want to though!!

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  4. Cool...there's more of the Big D from sweet E!!! You got some great pictures. Not gonna lie, my favorite was of all the caramel apples. I LOVE those things!! And so want a bowl of that beer cheese soup!!

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  5. It looks like a really great city, especially during the time of year that you went. It's been a long time since I was in Denver but I was with family and didn't do all of this!

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  6. Looks like a fabulous time, Denver is so cool right? We love visiting and it looks like you hit most of the high spots in mile high city.

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  7. so much to see and do in denver and you guys put a good dent into it! love LoDo. and downtown exploring. I haven't tried Ophelia's but it's on my list!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. I love your blog. I also love how you link the places you go, so we can check them out!

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  9. Such a great trip! You guys got to do a lot while you were out there! Jealous of your baseball game. I love going to games when I'm back in Cincy. That flaming drink looks crazy! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. What a fun trip! I would love to visit Denver one day. You did so much while you were there.

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  11. Such a beautiful city, I'm so sad we won't be making it out there next week as we originally planned for the Yankees-Rockies game. But that just means when I do get to go, I can fully enjoy the great breweries! And how fun that you found a speakeasy! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  12. The chocolate factory looks amazing - actually, I'm just starving after looking all your amazing food! Your seats for the game were fantastic, what a nice weather day too!

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  13. All of it sounds so fun, especially the speakeasy and Ophelia's. Glad you got to do a great variety of things...sounds like the perfect weekend!

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  14. It looks like a great town! You guys picked good spots. I'd like to spend a day or two in Denver and get a little beyond it too.

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  15. You got so many great pictures, and it really does sound like the perfect trip. I think I said this on your other post, but I'm so glad you shared this (aka traveled there, haha) because I would have never even thought of it as somewhere to visit, but definitely would now!

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  16. And now I'm craving all the chocolate. lol. Did you notice turbulence when you flew into Denver? I had it really bad once when I had to connect through there and I've avoided it ever since even though I really want to visit again!

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  17. Oh my give me that beer cheese soup!!!! Food and beer are my favorite things to do in any new city so this is my kind of trip! I would love to visit Denver one day, it looks like a lot of fun!

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  18. We have a few Earls locations here in Canada and it's one of my favourite restaurants! My husband's goal is to see a baseball game in every park so I'm sure we will be making our way over to Coors Field eventually!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  19. I'm thinking that we might need to make it a priority to see a game while we're there, or at least venture over to The ViewHouse! It definitely looks like a great time! I'm debating about getting a car while we're there and exploring Red Rocks, or just spending time exploring downtown Denver. It just seems like Denver has so much to offer!

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  20. The food pictures alone make me want to give Denver a 2nd chance!

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  21. Sounds like you guys packed quite a bit in for 2 days, but maybe another day or two and you could have visited Red Rocks, heard amazing things about it. Awesome that you guys got to catch a game while you were there too.

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  22. oh wow that beer cheese soup looks amazing! you guys packed so much in, love it. The ViewHouse also looks really neat, that looks like a really fun way to spend the day as well as going to the game of course. and the speakeasy place, those cocktails look yum!

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  23. Denver is one of my favorite cities, that's so amazing that you're so close for weekend trips

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  24. I live in Colorado, and you managed to eat at more places in Denver than I have, haha. We always go to the Cheesecake Factory.

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