Walkable Guide: Union Station | 18th St

Enjoy our #guildpicks for the great city of Denver! Say hi to our friends (at the shops & businesses below) for us.

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Hop Alley

Suggest Driving: 9min | 3500 Larimer St, 80205
New Chinese | Website
”We love dai pai dongs, cold beer, garlic, soy and scallions. Magnums of wine, dried chilis, conviviality, wood fires and happy animals. Hip hop, paper napkins, pretty ice cubes, sharing, simplicity and irony.  Cheers to the new Chinatown.”


Denver Milk Market

Walkability: 15min | 1800 Wazee St #100, 80202
Modern Cafeteria | Website 
A fairly new spot with lots of options: 14 different outlets inside one eatery: choose from a plethora of options including, but not limited to, Seafood, Asian, Pizza, Pastries, and Pubs. Close to the Rockies Stadium.


Snooze: An AM Eatery

Suggest Driving: 7min | 2262 Larimer St, 80205
Innovative Brunch | Website 
A breakfast & lunch restaurant, originally started in Denver, focused on energetic atmosphere, engaging service, and giant pancakes.


Little Man Ice Cream

Walkability: 15min | 2620 16th St, 80211
Ice Cream Parlor | Website
Famous ice cream shop conducting business out of a twenty-eight foot tall cream can. Indulge in flavors like French Toast or Space Junkie… or grab an ice cream sammie for the road. Long lines, but worth the wait.


Guard and Grace

Suggest Driving: 7min | 1801 California St. #150 CenturyLink building lobby level, 80202
Modern Steak House | Website
Prime, certified Angus and local grass-fed cuts of beef in 4 to 22 oz. portions appeal to multiple appetites, from a light bite to ravenous; and fresh seafood, charcuterie, artisanal cheeses as well as vegetarian selections offer something for everyone. Be sure to try the octopus app.


Euclid Hall

Suggest Driving: 6min | 1317 14th St, 80202
Pub Fare | Website
American tavern focusing on high quality and innovative pub food from around the world including house-made sausages, po' boys, poutine and schnitzels.

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El Five

Walkability: 16min | 2930 Umatilla 5th Floor, 80211
Cocktails & Dinner | Website 
Spectacular, unobstructed city views of the downtown Denver skyline. The large open-air patios sits adjacent to it’s sister restaurant, Linger. Try The Zombie, Fez Medina, or the El Five Martini.


Cruise Room

Walkability: 13min | 1600 17th St, 80202
Historic Bar | Website 
Drawing inspiration from the Queen Mary, this Denver bar is the perfect spot to cheers the night away while you sip on one of their delicious cocktails or nibble on their menu of small plates. From their famous martinis to gimlets and Manhattans, enjoy an indulgent escape at Denver’s most historic bar.


The Cooper Lounge

Walkability: 12min | 1701 Wynkoop St, 80202
Cocktail Lounge | Website 
Denver’s most glamorous lounge offers high-end cocktails, an extensive wine list, and an exquisite menu paired with the stunning views of downtown and Union Station’s Great Hall.



Walkability: 13min | 3200 N Pecos St, 80211
Food & Beverage | Website
Explore your culinary options after picking up one of Avanti’s twenty draft beers, classic cocktails, or affordably priced wines. Find a beverage at one of two large bars (main level and rooftop) or grab a seat in the lounge, dining area, or rooftop deck and one of the many cocktail servers will find you.

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Tattered Cover

Walkability: 11min | 1628 16th St Mall, 80206
Bookstore | Website
Tattered Cover is a large indie bookstore and cafe with the cozy feel and comfort of smaller bookshops, furnished with comfortable sofas and overstuffed chairs and a world-class newsstand. They sell new and used books, in addition to crisp pre-discounted bargain editions.



Suggest Driving: 5min | 2040 W 30th Ave, 80211
A Holistic Boutique | Website 
”In addition to offering beautiful clothing, jewelry and accessories, we also have a curated section of books on wellness and a selection of body care products. We have also started an ongoing series called Women's Wellness Wednesdays, which are intimate workshops on topics that range from energy healing and tapping into your own intuition to how to reduce the stress and anxiety that pop up in everyday life. The goal of True is to offer our clients a way to adorn themselves not only from the outside in, but also the inside out.”

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Suggest Driving: 20min | 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465
Park & Amphitheatre | Website 
Red Rocks offers a variety of recreation options from guided tours, hiking, biking, shopping, dining and a summer concert series. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy discovering Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre!


Denver Botanic Gardens

Suggest Driving: 15min |  1007 York St, 80206
Gardens | Website
The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public botanical garden located in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The 23-acre park contains a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens and a sunken amphitheater, which hosts various concerts in the summer.


River North Art District

Suggest Driving: 7min | Denver, CO
Neighborhood | Website 
More commonly known as RiNo. Historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and working studios. RiNo boasts a diverse mix of creative businesses ranging from visual artists, designers and furniture makers, to craft distillers and brewers, winemakers, creators of unique outdoor gear and small-batch coffee roasters. The art definitely extends beyond gallery walls in this neighborhood, with its colorful and innovative street art murals in alleys and on buildings around almost every corner!


Denver Art Museum

Suggest Driving: 9min | 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, 80204
Museum | Website 
DAM is an art museum located in the Civic Center of Denver. The museum is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago. It is known for its collection of American Indian art and its other collections of more than 70,000 diverse works from across the centuries and world.

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Cherry Creek Regional Trail

Suggest Driving: 22min | 80224
Outdoor Fitness | Website 
The Cherry Creek Regional Trail is a picturesque 40-mile route that begins in downtown Denver and connects suburban and rural Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, including the communities of Parker, Centennial and Franktown.


Denver Zoo

Suggest Driving: 14min | 2300 Steele St, 80205
80-Acre Zoo ($20/ticket) | Website 
Denver Zoo is a leader in connecting people to the awe and importance of wild animals while providing unparalleled care, educational experiences, and local and global conservation efforts that help save wild places and wildlife.

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Natalie Uhling Fitness (NU Fit)

Walkability: 8min | 1601 Wewatta St, 80202
Experiential Fitness | Website 
A signature 60-minute workout class that fuses the best elements of cardio and spot toning. It’s a class full of intensity, body-strengthening, and mindfulness.


Base Coat

Walkability: 14min | 3244 Navajo St #101, 80211
Nail Salon | Website 
The only non-toxic nail salon from base coat to top coat and everything in between. They strive for a healthy nail spa experience for each of their guests, and believe you can have beautiful nails without exposure to harmful toxins & chemicals.


Vfranca Spa

Walkability: 2min | 3244 Navajo St #101, 80211
Urban Skincare Spa | Website 
The Spa offers luxurious Facials, Waxing, and Skin care treatments using organic products from around the world; a personalized approach, using results-oriented skincare, and medically advance, non-invasive procedures, for overall well being, and a youthful appearance.