Our Sudara Travel series is focused on the cities that our team and amazing fans call home. If you’re looking for travel recommendations and places to visit in your favorite loungewear, these are a few of our favorite things to do, see, eat and sip across the U.S. and India. This week, we’re talking with one of our good friends and fellow social justice advocates, Jenni Warren, about Denver.
A quick google search will tell you…Denver is SO hot right now. With hiking, live music venues, and breweries galore, this city is high-ranking on every “Top 10” list and is arguably one of the coolest places in the nation. Read on to discover some of our insider favorites from The Mile High City.
Your city described in five words:
- Sunny (300 days of sun a year!)
Three reasons people should visit:
- The scenery
- The beer
- The hiking/skiing
Knowledge about your city to impress your friends and family:
This is mostly for single friends seeking a male partner, but Colorado has one of the highest percentages of single, employed men. Denver is sometimes referred to as “Menver” as a result and has the second highest single male percentage in the country. 😉
Favorite place(s) for coffee:
- Bellwether on Colfax
- Black Eye
- Onefold for the Vietnamese coffee if you like it spiked!
Favorite place(s) for breakfast/brunch:
- Denver Biscuit Company (but there’s always a wait)
- The Butcher Block for classic diner
- Root Down for bottomless boozy brunch
Favorite place(s) for lunch:
Spinelli’s for an amazing sandwich or Mercantile for charcuterie (and amazing cheese plates for vegetarian friends)
Favorite place(s) for a casual dinner:
Dunbar’s is great; Seven Leguas is my favorite for Mexican.
photo credit: http://www.cyties.com/denver/bar-fausto/
Favorite place(s) for drinks:
- First Draft is fun
- Matchbox has the best happy hour
- Bar Fausto has awesome cocktails
- Forest Room Five is a cool vibe
Favorite place for live music:
Red Rocks is incredible and beautiful, while concerts at the Botanic Garden are cozy and intimate. Bluebird’s is a great venue too!
Favorite things to do/must visit places:
Breweries! They’re everywhere and awesome (but maybe don’t do those peddle tours); Ratio and Denver Beer Co are my most visited.
Thank you for chatting with us, Jenni! We can’t wait to try out these recommendations next time we visit.
Do you have a favorite place in Denver? Let us know in the comments!