Once forsaken for its rough reputation, the Five Points neighborhood is finally back on the map as far as top places to live in Denver. However, it’s important to know its history and roots that helped shape the unique personality and lifestyle that this popular Denver neighborhood has cultivated, which is drawing a larger crowd lately.

Five Points was once known as the “Harlem of the West,” due to the rules and regulations that prohibited African-Americans from living anywhere else in Denver but within the surrounding area of where the five corners meet — 26th, 27th, Welton and Washington Streets. Between the 1920s and the 1950s, Five Points was predominantly a black neighborhood that thrived with plenty of business and commerce up and down the main streets, including barber shops, jazz bars and clubs, restaurants, drug stores and other local businesses. Even famous African-American stars like Billie Holiday and Miles Davis would visit the neighborhood from time to time. From the 1950s to the 1990s, urban flight took hold of the neighborhood and the market crashed, sending the neighborhood through a downward spiral of drugs and crime.

Recent gentrification to the neighborhood has helped to make the area a popular place to live in Denver, although unfortunately whitewashing the neighborhood in the process. The history of this place still lingers with the presence of soul food and BBQ restaurants, as well as local barber shops and street art of past jazz musicians who once kept the Five Point streets rockin’. This neighborhood has always been one of the best for eating, drinking and playing, and it’s refreshing to see it finally receive the credit it deserves.

Businesses in Five Points

LOS CHINGONES IS GUARD’S TAKE ON “BADASS” MEXICAN – SASSY, SPICY, SOMETIMES IRREVERENT, ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE. WE STRIVE TO REDESIGN MEXICAN FOOD WITH OUT OF THE NORM PROTEINS AND FUSION OF FLAVORS.

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TOKIO only brings the most unique dishes to you. We not only provide you with the well-known sushi, but also with the beautiful plates that the Japanese Culture has to offer. Our chefs choose only the best ingredients that are of the best quality to fit the best meal.

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The Walnut Room opened in January 2005.  Since then it has grown into a locals favorite. Come in and check out our great daily food and drink specials any day of the week.  There is no other option for thin crust pizza, made to order gourmet sandwiches and a friendly fun atmosphere.  Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery

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The Walnut Room opened in January 2005.  Since then it has grown into a locals favorite. Come in and check out our great daily food and drink specials any day of the week.  There is no other option for thin crust pizza, made to order gourmet sandwiches and a friendly fun atmosphere.  Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery

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Comida offers simple, authentic small plate dining at itʼs unpretentious best. We feature slow-cooked, authentic, traditional Mexican street food (with just a hint of the South), incredible handmade desserts and refreshing beverages using the freshest ingredients and artisanal preparation all served with care in an environment that is visually rich but unpretentious – a feast … Continued

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The exciting tastes of italian cuisine in the heart of  the Denver Central Market. Quality hand-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, & dry-goods a truly comfortable atmosphere.

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La Popular has been in business and serving the greater metro area for over 60 years. La Popular takes pride in its production of tortillas, chips and tamales. For years customers frequent La Popular to help them in the making of traditional Mexican meals. Whether it is tamales, chips, tortillas, or masa to make homemade … Continued

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