Bang Up To The Elephant
Serving Caribbean beach-shack fare, Bang Up To The Elephant is 90° year-round at their tropical, plant-filled digs. Order the Jerk Chicken and Fried Plantains with a rum cocktail for a good time.
Featuring menu items like Pig Part of the Day, Rebel Restaurant serves an adventurous menu of carnivorous dishes, plated delicately at their painted brick RiNo establishment. The New American restaurant also hosts events from pig roasts to music nights.
Denver Central Market
Sip on a cocktail as you pick up artisanal ingredients at RiNo’s culinary epicenter, Denver Central Market. The beautifully restored building is home to a menagerie of local culinary vendors, including a butcher, fishmonger, greengrocer, salumeria, rotisserie, bakery, pizzeria, creamery, chocolatier and coffee counter.
Bringing southern style Indian cuisine to Denver, Biju’s Little Curry Shop serves curry-centric dishes in an industrial-yet-vibrant space decked out with communal tables, murals and a fuchsia counter.
Biju’s Little Curry Shop
Veggie plates are served alongside pasta dishes and paired with cheese boards and wines at Beast + Bottle’s cozy eatery.
Beast + Bottle
The Family Jones
Velvet blue booths welcome you to The Family Jones, a specialty spirit house that distills its own spirits onsite. Head to the bar on a Saturday for a tour and tasting of their inhouse goods.
Tucked into the heart of RiNo, Ratio Beerworks serves brews from craft rarities to classic go-to’s. The industrial taproom also boasts a large dog-friendly courtyard with games and communal tables.
Grab one of Curio Bar’s signature or classic cocktails, beer or wine as you peruse Denver Central Market’s emporium of vendors. The bar also hosts music nights, from jazz to folk.
Serving as both an art installation space and drinking hole, RiNo’s quasi-speakeasy Pon Pon pours a selection of wines, beers and cocktails at their ever-changing and ever-charming digs.
Order a Mint or Ginger Julep then dive into some of the best fried chicken in Denver.
Classic flavors from butterscotch to bananas foster are scooped at Sweet Cooie’s eggshell blue counter. The classic ice cream and confectionary also offers indulgent treats and homemade chocolates–all while supporting local and international charities (tip: everything tastes better when it’s for a good cause).
Single-origin beans are roasted in-house and then methodically served as pour over at Black Eye’s LoHi and Cap Hill locations. Communal tables and chic decor deck out both, but only at the Capitol Hill location does it become White Lies at night, where they serve a mean lineup of craft concoctions alongside craft brews.
Sourcing beans from acclaimed local and international roasters, Crema Coffee brews high quality joe at their communal space.
Crema Coffee House
Served out of a milk-jug shaped shop and attracting long lines on both hot and cold days, Little Man’s Ice Cream is the unofficial mascot of Denver desserts, serving seasonal flavors made with locally-sourced ingredients.
Little Man’s Ice Cream
Queen City General Store
Like stepping into a cozy but very well-decorated friend’s living room, Queen City General Store curated new and vintage clothing, accessories, housewares, curiosities, dry goods and more at their Capitol Hill brick home.
Fancy Tiger Crafts
Fancy Tiger Crafts is a maker’s dream: a friendly shop run by knowledgeable staff with a huge selection of quality fabrics and craft supplies. The store also creates their own in-house patterns, natural dyes and washes, as well as hosts classes, events and retreats.
Red Rocks is a one-of-a-kind music venue: the naturally-occurring acoustic amphitheater is a rare geological phenomenon. Stop by the venue for a daytime soundcheck or grab tickets for a show–Red Rocks curates an eclectic lineup of concerts with artists from Haim to A Tribe Called Quest.
The Denver Art Museum
Boasting one of the largest collections between the West Coast and Chicago, DAM’s houses more than 70,000 works of art including an expansive body of Native American Art. In 2019, the museum will also welcome the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades.
Renegade’s two-day home and Denver’s creative epicenter, RiNo–River North Art District–has so much going on. From artisanal coffee houses to experimental eats, artist spaces to salons, RiNo has all the makings of a city on the forefront of craft culture.
RiNo Art District
From Rustler’s Gulch to Capitol Peak, nature is quickly accessible from the city center.
Hiking in Denver
Tour the Coors factory or head to RiNo to taste-test eclectic craft breweries.