A few weeks ago, I had back to back work trips to Denver. I decided to extend the 2nd trip over the weekend and Bobby came along for a fun weekend getaway in the Mile High City. A couple of beers and we were off!
I had to do a presentation Friday morning, but the afternoon was free! We headed downtown to a place called Recess for a late lunch. It is in the Highlands District and a very cool spot. It would be a great place to visit in the summer…the patio is great!
We grabbed a bite and stayed for a few more beers and some games…did anyone know this game existed? Turns out, I’m still not good at trivia, but I have fun playing. Especially when it is 80’s and 90’s!
After Bobby successfully defeated me at trivia…probably because he’s older and wiser, we headed to another brewery called Prost.
When the name means “Cheers!”, you have to check it out!
By this time, the weather had started to get really cold and the news predicted 3” of snow. We had a quick beer at Prost before heading to our next stop on our Highlands adventure.
Our next spot is somewhere that I have been before on a work trip, but knew Bobby would enjoy. It’s a speak easy that you enter through a book case. The cocktails are great and the atmosphere is really fun. I had 2 drinks-1 off the menu and another that was a surprise. Bobby had more boozy drinks and enjoyed his too! Can you guess which one is mine?
By this time, that 3” of snow had started to come down hard. We moved up our dinner reservations at LoHi Steak Bar-which was really good! We were trying to hurry a bit because we knew we needed to grab an uber back to our hotel. So no pics of the delicious dinner or the super modern and fun restaurant. Trust me, it was great though!
That 3” of snow ended up being more like 8”, so we got a later start than planned on Saturday morning. We headed down to Union Station to people watch and grab some coffee. Pigtrain Coffee is the perfect option. It is located inside Union Station and they brew local coffee. I always try to support local when I can!
Armed with coffee, we set out to explore downtown. We hit up the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. It is pretty small, but they had a good Georgia O’Keefe exhibit. There was also a tattooed lemon exhibit, which was odd and interesting, but made me question my understanding of art.
We walked around downtown Denver and found a nice park with lots of pups. Then we ended up at Denver Beer Co. The vibe, music, and beers made this one of my favorite stops of the trip! I would go back here over and over.
There was a food truck outside, but we decided to go around the corner to this little poke place for some lighter food. Fresh, delicious, fast….perfect pit stop before we headed to our next neighborhood in downtown Denver to explore!
It was a short trip, but we had a great time exploring Downtown Denver neighborhoods….we can’t wait to go back when the weather is a little nicer…and we will probably bring our friends!