LoDo, Lower Downtown, is located in the heart of Denver and is the oldest/original neighborhood in the city. LoDo is bordered on the North by 20th St, South by Speer blvd, East by Lawrence St, and the West by Little Raven St.
If you are wondering where to go to see what Denver is all about, you need to see LoDo. Its got it all: bars, restaurants, sports venues, trains, shopping, historic churches. There’s always something going on. Union Station, the heart of transportation in Denver, was originally built in 1881, but burn down in 1894 and rebuilt in the early 1900’s. The A line was just built in 2016, providing easy transportation to and from DIA, every 15 minutes.
Wynkoop Brewery is a must see, just across the street from Union Station. They’ve got some great beers, my personal favorite is the Rail Yard. Enjoy a game of pool upstairs while sipping your beer. The main nightlife area happens between Blake Street and Larimer St, show up on a Friday or Saturday night and it’ll be packed with people going from bar to bar. Check out Herb’s for some live music.
Coors field is one of the anchors in LoDo. Even though the Rockies haven’t been the best in recent years, games are still a blast to go to. If you want to see fireworks, they have a show after Friday night games.
On the south side of LoDo is the Pepsi Center, where the Aves and Nuggets both play. And you can’t miss a stroll down 16th St Mall, where you can find some good shopping, dining, a movie theater, and great people watching. The Mall Ride is a free shuttle that you can use to get around the mall.
As you can see, there’s a lot going on in LoDo. People are drawn to live here for the amenities it has to offer. This along with the many jobs LoDo has to offer causes the real estate here to stay strong.
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