Find the Best Things to Do in Uptown

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About Uptown

One of Denver’s hippest hoods, the Uptown neighborhood offers an abundance of established and new restaurants, coffee shops, and chic shops, many along the well-known Restaurant Row. Denver’s oldest residential area is highlighted by trees lined streets with historic Victorian and Queen Anne homes wedged between apartments and lofts. Located less than 3 miles southeast of downtown, the Uptown neighborhood is Uptown is between Broadway, Colfax Ave., E. 23rd Ave., and York St., which borders the western side of City Park and often combined with the City Park area.


Located on Uptown’s famous Restaurant Row, Il Posto on 17th Street is an Italian oasis in Denver. Italian-born (Milan) Chef Andrea Frizzi crafts her Northern Italian dishes for Il Posto’s constantly changing menu.  She sources local organic produce and meats with flies in seafood daily.  But for me, I’m there for her inspiring and irresistible gnocchi.


Historic Queen Anne building, fireplace, lounge, dozens of TVs to watch Colorado sports teams, and not one but two daily happy hours make this award-winning cozy tavern a hot spot for nightlife.  Did  I also mention the year-round rooftop patio? Voted as Top Fireside haunts, Best Outdoor Bar, and Best Over 30 Singles Scene, The Uptown Tavern offers a hopping nightlife.


An award-winning B&B, the Castle Marne is located in the 1889 Historic Raymond House. The celebrated architect William Lang created this  European style Stone Castle, designing a Denver architectural wonder known throughout the world. Listed in the Dupont Registry of American Castles, Castle Marne offers guests 9 elegant accommodations, the Mile High City’s only outdoor hot tubs on private balconies!


Visit Peppermint Boutique in Uptown for chic, fun and sassy vintage clothing, jewelry and accessories -- even home accessories!  Perfect place to shop for that friend who has everything!