LoudHotBlonde went to Denver, and LoudHotBlonde tore up Denver. Welcome to my Denver recap ya’ll! I made the long journey out west to visit my friend Angela (pictured below), and we had THE BEST time! I was only in Denver for a couple of days, & I really only just scratched the surface of everything to do here, but I thought I’d share with you a recap of what we did, what we ate, what we drank, and all the trouble Ang and I got into.
Ang & I
Not knowing what to do with my hands in downtown Denver.
Dairy Block is this alley, that has some cool restaurants, bars, shops, and is just a really great places to flex for the ‘gram. Angela and I were on a time crunch (and on the hunt for Bird Scooters), so we didn’t get to spend too much time here, but we very easily could’ve.
This place was right up Angela and I’s alley. Great wine, great snacks, and suuuuuuper dog friendly. It’s very industrial chic, and the wine is amazing. If you’re in downtown Denver, you’re going to want to take a Lyft here (don’t Uber they don’t do national background checks), because it’s on the outskirts somewhat. We had a fantastic red blend, and shared a delicious flat bread pizza.
Union Station is probably one of my favorite places I’ve ever been to. It’s an old train station (still is a train station), that was converted into a fantastic location for several shops, bars, and restaurants, and is so beyond aesthetically pleasing. Seriously, ask Ang. I was so taken aback by this place. See pics below. Even though they won’t do it justice, you’ll get it then.
This. Place. Is. Cool. It’s a bar, it’s a music venue, and it’s an AMAZING restaurant. Angela made sure we got an amazing table right above the stage so we could see the live music while we sipped on our fancy coctails and munched on our delicious mussels and flatbread pizza. It used to be a brothel back in the day, but now it’s obviously a restaurant, and also a hostel too. This is probably one of the coolest restaurants I’ve ever been in, and is a must do when in Denver!
We had a long day ahead of us on Saturday, so a fantastic breakfast is a must. This place not only hit the spot, but had 3 kinds of lox bagels. THREE KINDS. I’m a lox bagel lover, and I found my heaven. The bagels were delicious, and their other baked goods looks so beyond good. We called in our order and got it to go, so this is a great place to pop in and out of if you’re in a rush for whatever reason.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater
Red Rocks is beautiful. You don’t get views like this in North Carolina. I’ll say one thing about it though, the elevation is KILLER here. We walked up the steps from the stage area up to the top of the venue, and I thought I was going to DIE. We also took a hike around the park (which was also beyond stunning), but I also thought I was going to die to. Now, I’m not in perfect shape but I’m also not in terrible shape, so if you go and you’re not from an area with high elevation, prepare yourself because it’s going to be a struggle.
Geatano’s -The Best Italian Food in Denver
The name isn’t lying, this food was AMAZING. I had the carbonara, and my entire life has been changed. The interior was perfect for a date night, and the staff is amazing. I still crave and dream about my carbonara, and I’ll get my chance to enjoy it again one day.
T Street Roadhouse
Bottomless Brunch. Two of my fave words that sadly I don’t get to hear often in North Carolina. Along with the champagne potion of our brunch, they also had the most amazing burgers. Even though our waitstaff was probably some of the worst I’ve had in my entire life, the food was worth the 30 minute wait for two waitresses to figure out how to split a check 3 ways.
Again, I wasn’t in Denver long enough to even scratch the surface of everything there is to do in this amazing city, but I had a blast with what we did do, and it’s always an awesome time seeing Angela. I 100% plan on going back, so let me know in the comments below what I missed, or what to add to the agenda my next time there!