When people go to Denver to party, you’ll find them in LoDo. Locals and visitors of Denver love to hang out in the lower downtown area of Denver called LoDo. When Coors Field was built back in the 90’s, this part of downtown Denver was revitalized with bars, clubs, restaurants and hip hangouts. LoDo hang-outs are mostly renovated brick buildings, giving party goers the feeling of being in a warehouse and having a casual drinking experience.
LoDo runs from Larimer Street to Wynkoop to the north/south and 14th and 20th streets to the east/west. It is unofficially divided, culturally and mentally at the 16th Street. If you’re a Denver local, you know what I’m talking about. To the west are martini bars, hot restaurant/bar and classy Larimer Square and to the east is where you’ll find college students dressed down at warehouse style sports bars close to Coors Field. Regardless where you go to party in LoDo there is one thing every bar has in common, the 11 p.m. Happy Hour.
The Tavern Downtown: 1949 Market Street Denver, Co
This is one of LoDo’s largest and funest bars, it is like a huge warehouse with waitresses. The LoDo Tavern does boost to having the best 11 p.m. Happy Hour, this crowd is trendy with high energy. Maybe it has something to do with the roof-top patio? The huge roof-top patio overlooks the Coors Stadium. Party goers enjoy hi-def TV’s, a gaming area with pool tables, foosball, bowling and dancing. This club is popular with 20s and 30s for a fun and exciting time in the Mile High City.
The Wine Loft: 1527 Wazee Street Denver, Co
Not every bar in LoDo is a wild party, but you can count on The Wine Loft to fulfill LoDo’s reputation for super urban-chic and trendy. The Wine Loft is more up-scale, but comfortable with lounge chairs and sofas scattered around curtained-off rooms draped in candlelight. The Wine Loft is part restaurant, part winery and the perfect place for professionals to wind down after work. Relax without the hustle and bustle. As you can imagine The Wine Loft offers a variety of wine. There are 70 wines by the glass and 250 by the bottle. The Wine Loft menu offers small trays and plates with meat, cheeses, soups and bread. There are several entree items for larger appetites.
Falling Rock Tap House: 1919 Blake Street Denver, Co
The Falling Rock Tap House is a great place to stop before or after a Rockies game. It features a large outside street level patio and is located in the heart of LoDo. There are 2,200 plus bottles of beer lining the walls of the bar. No, this is not the type of beers sold at the bar; this is the private collection belonging to the bars owner. Don’t be discouraged, if you love to drink beer this is the place to be. Falling Rock Tap House offers 75+ beers on tap and 130+ bottled beers in the cooler. There is always a good time to be had at this LoDo bar. Enjoy pool tables, dart boards, comfy couches and a full menu. The Falling Rock Tap House’s menu serves full lunch and dinner items, including choices for vegetarians and fish lovers.
Sources My Personal Experience
Sources The Falling Rock Tap House
The Wine Loft and The Tavern Downtown