Day 2 in Denver was a hodgepodge of awesome. Though we were a bit tired from the previous evening’s shenanigans, we were eager to explore this town’s offerings. We decided to hit a bit of South Broadway – a wide spanning section of town with neat vintage shops, breweries, and restaurants. Here are some of the highlights:
A little vintage toy store filled with relics from our childhood. Jerry loved the Masters of the Universe collection.
A brand new art gallery on South Broadway. Friendly and helpful owner, some really cool art, offers glassblowing classes and puff & paint sessions.
Meg’s friend Heather recommended this laid back little spot for delicious craft beer and free video games to boot. TOTALLY OUR VIBE. Loved the charming ambiance and little touches that added to the theme, like crocheted coasters and quirky descriptions of the beers. While Jerry and our friend Ben kicked back to play a little boozy Mario Cart, Meg had a nice chat with their bartender, Emily. They shared stories of past residencies, current town recs, and a few laughs over dumb jokes. Was very thankful to feel so welcome in this new town- everyone that we had encountered thus far had been so friendly!
This is an adorable little casual diner with cheap beer and good food. Trust us when we say- get the fried pickles with Sriracha ranch! The Breakfast torta packed with eggs, black beans and avocado was also a must try! Sooo much yum!! Lots of veg options too, which makes for a happy Meg! 🙂
Having just eaten lunch, we almost skipped out on this stop.. until we smelled the sweet, sweet aroma of freshly baked vanilla waffle cones wafting through the giant open window of Sweet Action. Hard to resist! This rec had been recommended from one of our Uber drivers, and it pays to listen to locals. This little ice cream bar had about 15-20 flavors, ranging from classics to wildcards like green chili, sweet corn, and more! Meg wound up going with a Blood Orange sorbet, which was perfectly citrusy sweet and tart. Jerry got the pineapple upside down cake ice cream, which had big chunks of pineapple and maraschino cherries – simply divine!
Best meal of our trip, hands down. Another recommendation from Meg’s friend Heather who told us this was a must-taste veggie spot. WE AGREE! We highly recommend the buffalo wings (buffalo sauced seitan strips with ranch dipping sauce) and soul bowl (BBQ tofu, vegan mac and cheese, seasoned kale, crispy shallots, and cole slaw). Definitely would come back here to try more of their menu – everything was so tasty!
I mean, it’s Permanent Dance Party, of course we had to check out the local dance club! Club Vinyl features four levels of dancing, and though only three were open for the night we went that was plenty to keep us occupied. We pretty much stuck to the main level for dancing and the rooftop level for conversations and cooling down. Yotto was amazing and kept the deep house jams rolling into the wee hours.
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