Guide to Lower Downtown (LoDo)

Things to Do in Lower Downtown (LoDo)

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Downtown boasts two distinct regions: the contemporary, window-paneled skyscrapers to the east, and the city's beloved historic district, Lower Downtown (LoDo), to the west.

Nestled between Coors Field and the Pepsi Center, LoDo is Denver's prime destination for after-parties following Avalanche, Nuggets or Rockies games, or for just hanging out any night of the week. There is always an opportunity to have fun—and usually stay out too late—at one of the area's 90 bars and pubs. LoDo's red-brick buildings, many of which were constructed after an 1863 fire, are preserved in the historic state that characterizes the neighborhood. In the 1920s, LoDo was known for the Market Street red light district, and in the 1970s as a warehouse center. Now, LoDo is reputed as the ideal hub for urban living in the region.

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Popular Things to Do in Lower Downtown (LoDo)

Bars

Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202

Osteria Marco is a very social, artisan-style pizzeria in the heart of Larimer Square.

Hotels

Warwick Denver Hotel

1776 Grant Street, Denver, CO 80203

Nestled at the crossroads of Downtown Denver’s Capitol Hill and Uptown neighborhoods, Warwick Denver Hotel is within minutes of the State Capitol, 16th Street Mall, the Denver Convention Center, Pepsi Center, the Cherry Creek shopping district and o

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Wynkoop Brewing Company

1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202

Hotels

The Westin Denver Downtown

1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80202

Four-Diamond Style & Luxury Downtown Denver. The Westin Denver Downtown is a business-friendly hotel located in central Denver, close to Denver Performing Arts Center, Colorado Convention Center, and US Mint. Ask for Promo Code: FMT

Bars

Linger Restaurant

2030 W 30th Ave, Denver, CO 80211

We embrace diversity—of food, people, ethnicities, cultures and life. Dishes from all over the world.

Hotels

The Curtis

1405 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202

Creativity and Boutique Style in Downtown. The Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is a business-friendly hotel within walking distance of Denver Performing Arts Center and Colorado Convention Center.

Movies

UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15

500 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

40 restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues located on the 16th St. Mall between Welton St. and Tremont Pl.

Hotels

Hotel Monaco Denver, A Kimpton Hotel

1717 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202

Award-winning Luxury in Downtown Denver. Hotel Monaco Denver, a Kimpton Hotel is a business-friendly hotel within walking distance of 16th Street Mall and Sakura Square.

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