Explore Denver’s Coolest Neighborhood: LoDo (Lower Downtown)
While Denver is a haven for trendy bars, great restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shops, the city’s coolest place to see and be seen is Denver’s Lower Downtown District or “LoDo”. Located just minutes from Springhill Suites Downtown Denver, the historic LoDo district has undergone an amazing resurgence over the last few years, and is now home to everything from art galleries and boutiques to spas and start-ups. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite LoDo destinations to get you started. Need a lift? Springhill Suites Downtown Denver offers shuttle service to and from LoDo. Just stop by the front desk to ask for details.
Our Favorite LoDo Bars
Lodo's Bar and Grill – Locally owned and operated, this colorful sports bar boasts indoor/outdoor roof–top views of Coors Field and the Colorado Rockies along with flavorful, pub-style fare and a fantastic weekend brunch.
Wynkoop Brewing Company – Before LoDo was even on the radar, this local brewing company knew the district was bound for success. Today, Denver’s most historic brewpub offers brewery tours, a great food and beer pairing menu, and 30 beers on tap at any given time.
The 1up Bar and Arcade – LoDo’s #1 spot for old-school fun is The 1up - which features over 45 classic arcade games, 16 pinball machines, Skee-Ball lanes, and multiple sets of Giant Jenga, along with a great selection of beers and a full bar.
Patagonia Denver – This popular American clothing company specializes in sustainable outdoor clothing as well as packs and gear – which is perfect for exploring Denver’s incredible trails and outdoor recreation.
Players Clothing – Specializing in casual men’s clothing, this boutique showcases a variety of brands including Altea, Empire, Faherty, Lacoste, Citizens of Humanity, and more.
Tattered Cover Bookstore – A Denver institution since 1971, this large indie bookstore is a bibliophile’s dream. Along with a fantastic selection of new and used books, the store also regularly hosts Live author events throughout the year.
Chrome Industries – A desire for simple, useful and resourceful messenger bags that began over 20 years ago has grown into one of Denver’s favorite home-town companies. From shirts and pants to messenger bags and boots, Chrome’s products are designed for bicyclists, but perfect for anyone.
LoDo’s Must-See Attractions
Commons Park - With its tree-lined promenade and riverside setting, Commons Park is always a hub of activity. Enjoy a picnic, game of Frisbee, or just some great people watching.
Union Station – Located inside the historic Union Station building lies some of the Denver’s top restaurants, bars, and unique shops. It’s also a working transportation hub, connecting visitors and locals to RTD’s front-range bus route, light rail line networks and a full Amtrak train schedule.
Puzzah! Escape Room – perfect for families or groups, this interactive experience lets you choose a live adventure and then work as a team to solve a series of fun and challenging missions.
LoDo Breweries, Bars & Pubs
Denver GLBT-Friendly Bars & Clubs