Newcomers Guide to LoDo Denver: Hot Restaurants and Bars

After buying a loft or home in Denver’s historic district of Lower Downtown (LoDo), you might get hungry after all the unpacking. LoDo, Denver is a great place to live because it’s in the middle of so much of what’s happening. LoDo, Denver is a destination hot spot for parties and gatherings after Rockies, Avalanche or Nuggets games because it’s between the Pepsi Center and Coors Field. By owning a home in LoDo, you never miss any of the fun of urban living. You can walk past the red-brick buildings to some of the best restaurants and bars in all of Denver.

  • Dorchester Social Eatery

Dorchester Social Eatery, 1448 Market St., is a LoDo destination for foodies who enjoy the trendy “small plates” with global-inspired culinary creations. The new business offers a lounge and dining room as well as a rooftop deck. Some of the menu items include ceviche, mussels and kebabs as well as beer, wine and cocktails. For more information, call them at (303) 872-5986.

  • The Cooper Lounge

The Cooper Lounge, 1701 Wynkoop St., is a cocktail bar on the mezzanine level of Union Station. Union Station unveiled its new look in the summer of 2014. The Lounge has a sleek long bar that faces 17th Street. As far as ambiance, the Lounge has a contemporary feel with plush seating and marble and silver accents. You can enjoy high-end cocktails. For more information, call (720) 460-3738.

  • Terminal Bar

The Terminal Bar, 1701 Wynkoop St., with a wall of blue booths is also set in LoDo’s Union Station. They have local microbrews on tap as well as upscale craft cocktails. For more information, call (720) 460-3701.

  • Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Hopdoddy Burger Bar, 1747 Wynkoop St., is in a new building north of Union Station. The gourmet burger bar features the Magic Shroom with goat cheese and mushrooms with a mayo and basil pesto sauce, the Buffalo Bill, a bison burger with egg and the Greek made with lamb. A lot of locals rave about their fries with green chili queso and their salted caramel shake.

If you are not sure where you want to buy a loft, condo or single-family home in Denver, take a walking tour of LoDo. The newly renovated Union Station gives the area a different vibe similar to San Francisco’s Ferry Building. At Optimum Home Team, we help newcomers find the best real estate deals in Denver. We would love to show you LoDo as well as other hip neighborhoods in Denver.