Best of Denver 2015
It is no question Denver’s the place to be. Over 50,000 people moved here in 2015 and the city is progressing rapidly. With growing neighborhoods, LoHi and RiNo, new developments pop up daily, providing endless options of food and fun. Where can we even begin with all the hip new projects that opened in RiNo this year. Silver Spur’s highlights included the opening of cocktail and charcuterie bar Bar Fausto, Friday Night Bazaar’s permanent residence on Larimer Street as the Night Bazaar , the curated outside food truck pod and voodoo-esque bar Finn’s Manor, the revival of Five Points jazz roots at Nocturne and lastly the self service, pour your own taproom First Draft.
LoHi is still the place to be with new innovations like the food hall, Avanti Food & Beverage, packing seven restaurants and two bars into an industrial design space with a striking view of Denver’s growing skyline. While you are in LoHi ladies, stop by Base Coat for an affordable, all organic manicure using Denver’s Fig and Yarrows products. If the heavenly scent of the essential oil products does not appeal to you, the chic black and gold design will.
Looking forward to 2016
If 2015 didn’t prove Denver’s growing at warp speed, there are already projects in the works for 2016 we are excited about! RiNo will continue to boom and progress. If you don’t already have a enough reasons to wander north of Broadway Street now a large-scale gourmet market, The Central Market Denver will provide 13 vendors to fill all your culinary needs – from fresh baked bread and cheeses to basic grocery needs and fresh produce. RiNo will also become easily accessible to tourists when the hip market, The Source, opens its first boutique hotel. As for LoHi, Justin Cucci continues to expand the Edible Beats family opening an intimate, Mediterranean tapas inspired bar L5 on the top floor of a new building development.
A new type of marketplace will hit Denver as well. The first and one of a kind “weedery” called Colorado Cannabis Ranch will be opening near Denver International Airport. This 50-acre development is a brewery concept but with marijuana including greenhouses and public tours to a bar, eatery and music venue. Speaking of the airport, who else is excited to jump on the 37 minute light rail from Union Station. Finally an affordable commute making traveling easier.
We can’t wait for all that is to come and we wish all a happy new year!