From ladies night to date night the Mile High City has the nightlife to keep you entertained and on your toes. The perfect start to an evening begins at one of Denver’s newest hot spots: Lola’s in the Highlands neighborhood. Chose from one hundred selections of tequila or treat yourself to one of their amazing specialty drinks during happy hour any day of the week.
If you have the need to satisfy a food craving, indulge in Mexican inspired entrees such as tamarind glazed shrimp and pork tenderloin with sugar cane skewered pineapple, fried rice, grilled onions, and jicima slaw. For a nibble try the Lola guacamole. After satisfying your appetite, entertainment is a short walk across the new pedestrian bridge that crosses over Interstate 25 from the Highlands neighborhood.
One stop that locals and visitors should check out is the Peaks Lounge in the Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center. Here you will find amazing mountain views and experience their true beauty as you watch the breathtaking landscape transform into vibrant red, orange, purple and yellow colors reflecting from the sun setting behind the Rocky Mountains.
Next, head to Sing Sings Piano Bar to watch the battling piano duo. Or visit Comedy Works Inc, one of the countries top five comedy clubs, for hilarious, tear jerking stand-up comedy. If your idea of nightlife is to relax and enjoy the city lights and atmosphere, a horse drawn carriage ride along Denver’s Sixteenth Street pedestrian mall will allow you to soak up the local flair of downtown.
Take a stroll down Larimer Square to experience what Denverites eclectic urban lifestyle is all about. Stop in for some Italian gelato at Gelazzi or visit the Market Restaurant for some deli snacks or cappuccino at their espresso bar.
The place to be for the ultimate nightlife party is lower downtown Denver, better known to locals as LoDo and where MTV’s Real World Denver was filmed. For a dance club, roof top seating and live bands check out Polly Ester’s focusing on seventies and eighties music. Or head to Rise Nightclub that boasts three dance floors and plays a mix of genres. Another option is to chill on the roof top at Lodo’s Bar and Grill or the The Tavern Downtown.
When closing time rolls around, the town is still buzzing with excitement. For great tasting after hours food head toTwo Fisted Mario’s Pizza. They easily tempt those passing by with the aroma of fresh baked, piping hot cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza. If you are looking for that early morning breakfast fix, Pete’s Kitchen is a short taxi ride away.
Denver has the perfect nightlife adventure for everyone from the local Denverites, tourists and conference goers. No matter what your interests or lifestyles, the mile high city will guarantee an unforgettable experience.
What and Where:
Comedy Works Inc (1226 15th Street; 303-595-3637)
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (1101 13th St., Administration: 303.893.4000 • Tickets: 303.893.4100)
Gelazzi (1411 Larimer Square 303-534-5056)
Lola Restaurant (1575 Boulder Street; 720-570-8686)
Two Fisted Mario’s Pizza (1626 Market Street)
Pete’s Kitchen (1962 E Colfax Avenue; 303-321-3139)
Peaks Lounge at the Convention Center (303-486-4433)
Polly Ester’s (2301 Blake Street; 303-382-1976)
Sings Sings (1735 19th St; 303-291-0880)
The Tavern Downtown (1949 Market Street; 303-299-0100)
The Market (1445 Larim)