Find the Best Things to Do in Lodo (Lower Downtown)

About Lodo (Lower Downtown)

The historic 23-square block of Lower Downtown Denver is known to locals as LoDo. Also known as the “original Denver,” LoDo boasts the largest concentration of Victorian and early 20th-century buildings in the United States. In the late 1980’s this historic area received a facelift with urban renewal, featuring renovation of century-old brick warehouses converted into art galleries, hip restaurants, sports bars, rooftop cafes and brew pubs.

See & Do

Fans have been cheering on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, the classic 50,000-seat ballpark, with record attendance since 1995. The 76-acre Major League stadium is located at 20th and Blake, steps away from the hub of sports bars, nightclubs, and restaurants in Denver’s Lower Downtown (LoDo)/Ballpark Neighborhood. The season runs from April to September, but the Mile High Stadium offers behind-the-scenes tours year-round.

Eat

Sullivan's is a classic steakhouse, serving premier cuts of beef from New York Strip to a juicy porterhouse. Always the perfect night on the town, great for romantic nights and equally good fit for a business lunch. Wine list is extensive, and the perfectly shaken martinis well worth a stop at the bar.

Party

Wynkoop Brewing Company became Colorado’s first brewpub in 1988, lead by a group of forwarding thinking business pioneers, including current Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Pouring award-winning small-batch beers and serving a menu featuring Colorado produced meats and vegetables, Wynkoop carved its place in the Denver brewpub market from the beginning. In addition, from its inception, Wynkoop strived to maintain environmentally friendly practices.

Stay

Since 1891, the historic Oxford Hotel has welcomed guests to its opulent lobby and then whisked them to their richly appointed accommodations featuring European antiques and lovely linens. With its prime location in LoDo, the Oxford Hotel is the perfect complement to your Denver stay, within walking distance to Coors Field, Pepsi Center and other Mile High attractions. On-site guests can enjoy its seafood restaurant, McCormick’s Fish House, or sip on a martini at the Cruise Room Lounge, an Art Deco nautically-themed lounge.

Shop

A three generation business since 1946, Rockmount Ranch Wear is one of the original Western shirt companies and the first to introduce snapped Western shirts. The signature design is the longest product shirt design in America, earning it a place in the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection. The Rockmount shirt has been worn by celebrities over the years from Elvis to Toby Keith, from Cary Grant to Nicolas Cage. Rockmount is housed in an historic 1908, 5-story brick building.