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Travel / October 20, 2014

Wine Sisterhood Adventures: Denver is Dazzling!

Denver Skyline - Wine Sisterhood Adventures in Denver

Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5,280 feet or 1,609.344 meters) above sea level, making it one of the highest major cities in the United States.  We also think it is an interesting city because…

  • The first permanent structure in Denver was not a hospital, bank or house—it was a saloon.
  • Denver brews more beer than any other city in the nation, with over 200 different beers brewed daily.
  • In 1902, the police at Denver Union Station started enforcing a “no kissing” rule on platforms because it slowed down the trains.
  • The dome of the Colorado state capitol is plated with real 24K gold.
  • Denver has the largest city park system in the nation, with 14,000 acres of mountain parks and 2,500 acres of natural areas.
  • Except for Calvin Coolidge, every US President since Teddy Roosevelt has visited Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.
  • Contrary to popular belief, Denver is not within the Rocky Mountains. Instead, it’s near them, lying at the base of the mountain range. In fact, it was built on the high plains and is one of the flattest cities in America.

Fortunately, we just had the opportunity to visit this Denver for one of the final Around the World in 80 Sips events.  Check out our pictures from the event here

Around the World in 80 Sips Denver - Wine Sisterhood Adventures

And if you are planning a visit to the Mile-High City anytime soon, here are some Wine Sisterhood recommendations on how to enjoy your trip to the most-est!

Denver Union Station, June 30, 2014. Photo by Ellen Jaskol
Photo by Ellen Jaskol via TheCrawfordHotel.com

 

Home Base:  The Crawford Hotel

Set in the newly restored Union Station, this 112 room boutique hotel is a combination of ultra-hip and debonair.  The Crawford Hotel resides in the Historic 120-year-old station, which provides plenty of opportunity to peruse some of the cities hottest new restaurants and bars.

Coffee:  Pigtrain Coffee – get your buzz on before you go and explore!

Snooze-viaTheCrawfordHotel.com - Wine Sisterhood Adventures in Denver

Breakfast:  Snooze, an A.M. Eatery – Looking for the best breakfast in downtown Denver? A uniquely delicious take on morning classics, Snooze is revolutionizing brunch. With items like Green Eggs and Hamwich and Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, your taste buds will be so happy.

Cooper Lounge - Wine Sisterhood Adventures in Denver

Cocktail:  Cooper Lounge –  Imbibe in style this is the city’s most glamorous lounge. Serving high-end hand crafted cocktails, an extensive wine list, and the most exclusive view in town.

Mercantile - Wine Sisterhood Adventures in Denver

Dinner:  Mercantile Dining & Provisions – This farm to table concept changes their menu daily.  Make a reservation and sit at the Chef’s Counter where can watch the magic happening in the kitchen.

Pick-Me-Up: 

Little Owl CoffeeThe creamy Cortado is as good as you’ll get in Spain.

Fun Stuff: 

Commons Park: A giant green space along the South Platte River.  Walk, run, bike.  It’s the perfect place to get some outside activity.

Great Divide Brewing Company: Free tours seven days a week.  Then check out the taproom where 16 of the brewery’s varieties are on draft.

Happy Hour:  

Linger - Wine Sisterhood Adventures in Denver

Linger: Housed in a renovated mortuary, it was voted “America’s Coolest Rooftop Bars” by Travel & Leisure Magazine in July 2014.  $6 Cocktails and Snacks under $8.  Don’t walk there, RUN!

Dinner (our favorite part of the day):

Acorn - Wine Sisterhood Adventures in Denver

Acorn - Wine Sisterhood Adventures in Denver

Acorn: Eclectic American Bar & Grill.  Was a top 2014 50 Best New Restaurant nod from Bon Appetit Magazine.

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen - Duck

Euclid Hall: Pub Grub from around the world.  Extensive beer selection and loads of creative cocktail offerings.

Old Major - Crudo

Old Major: Farmhouse Cuisine.  Pig-centric and nose-to-tail.  A 2013 50 Best New Restaurant nominee by our friends at Bon Appetit.

Uncle: Original take on ramen and other Asian & American influenced dishes in a no brow setting.

Cheers to a razzle-dazzle trip to Denver!!!  Au revoir!

XOXO-Natalie @girlinthevalley

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