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)

Italian Restaurants

Panzano

909 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Panzano offers the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on sustainable, local, seasonal and organic ingredients in a spectacular urban setting with uncompromised service and award-winning wine list.

American Restaurants

Wynkoop Brewing Company

1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202

Bars

Osteria Marco

1453 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80202

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

Brazilian Restaurants

Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

1513 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Welcome to Fogo de Chão® (fo-go dèe shoun), an authentic Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo® began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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.

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 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

Italian Restaurants

Maggiano's Little Italy

500 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

The Denver location of the Maggiano's brand national Italian chain of restaurants is located in the Denver Pavilions, a sprawling mall in the heart of Denver with close proximity to downtown hotels, the convention center, the Denver Performing Arts Comple

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