High Culture in Denver
Collected by Afar Magazine
A former gold mining town, Denver has always embraced the spirit of adventure. Only recently, however, have the art and dining scenes revealed their boldness. More than 25 restaurants opened last June alone. Add craft distilleries to a flowing beer scene, and the city is heating up.
1250 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Clyfford Still brought new energy to the art world after World War II with his large-scale, color-splashed paintings, and is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. Though his influence on the Abstract...
1500 Wynkoop St #101, Denver, CO 80202, USA
The Squeaky Bean's dining room is an oak-and-leather space that was once a saddlery. It’s a casual backdrop for the cuisine of chef Max MacKissock, who tops his hot carrot soup with lime-Sriracha peanuts and savory ice creams. During happy...
2201 Lawrence St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
The city that helped launch the craft beer revolution has turned its attention to liquor. Here are three distilleries worth a visit. 1. STRANAHAN’S The whiskey is made from barley grown in the Rockies. Factory tours end with a tasting in the...
1717 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
1600 Champa St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
To get a sense of the serious city pride around here, stop by the I Heart Denver Store downtown, a gift shop run on a consignment model for locally produced crafts and souvenirs. Items range from Adam Sikorski’s Coloradical...
1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
The Four Seasons is a modern hotel right in the middle of downtown Denver that works for business travelers with all the amenities a family could want. The hotel takes up 24 floors of the 45-story skyscraper, across the street from the Denver...
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