For the more refined lifestyle palate, there’s Denver’s sophisticated Uptown neighborhood. Dubbed the city’s go-to “let’s eat” destination thanks to two-mile-long Restaurant Row on 17th, Uptown attracts everyone from first-time apartment renters to people buying their first condo.
Uptown is characterized by historic homes interspersed with new buildings, and its residents are known to trade bar crawls and heavy drinking for brunch and nice dinners. But that certainly doesn’t mean this place doesn’t see its fair share of action. Here, you can start the party at home before walking, busing or biking downtown for a Rockies game or night out. Of course, you can also stay local to enjoy one of the revered wine and dessert bars, plentiful patios, clubs, pubs and trendy local shops.