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A Night Out In Denver’s Highlands/LoHi Neighborhood

November 7, 2013 5:00 AM

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(credit: Prost)

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Prost Prost Brewing (credit: prostbrewing.com)

The landscape of Denver nightlife is diverse, cultured and sprawling across our city. If you are looking for a central location bursting with quality and eclectic dining and entertainment options,  look no further than the Highlands/LoHi neighborhood. You will find hundreds of restaurants and bars, including a speakeasy or two and breathtaking views, all within walking distance of each other. This a neighborhood that has refined the art of cultured nightlife.

Lola
1575 Boulder St.
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686
www.loladenver.com

Dubbed ‘An Urban Oasis,’ Lola has been delighting the Mile High City from LoHi for years. Tucked in the quaint Denver neighborhood, it has become a hot spot for locals and a haven guaranteed to delight your palate. Serving authentic coastal cuisine from Mexico, it is the perfect place to relax for a lazy brunch, pamper yourself with an exquisite dinner or just shimmy up to the bar and choose from more than 200 bottles of tequila and enjoy a signature cocktail. Regardless of when you wander into the urban paradise, you are bound to find a lively and vibrant atmosphere that will stimulate your every sense.

Prost Brewing
2540 19th St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 729-1175
www.prostbrewing.com

Prost Brewing is a German-style taproom that serves up traditional German ales. All of its beer is brewed using an antique copper brewing house. Keeping in theme, the atmosphere at the brewery is authentic to any biergarten you would see in Europe with long wooden benches and tables lining the room. Both small and large parties are easily accommodated and if your appetite is whet for more than just beer, Prost also offers pretzels, hosts food trucks or provides you with delivery menus from various local restaurants. Prost is perfectly situated aloof of the bustling city activity and extends breathtaking views of the Denver skyline. If you prefer to get your pregame on there, it is also conveniently located within walking distance of Coors Field and LoDo.

Root Down
1600 W. 33rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
www.rootdowndenver.com

Root Down strives to connect the Highlands neighborhood and Denver to a dining experience as rich and organic as the ingredients that comprise the food offerings on its distinct menu. It has also laid claim to being a solution in the “omnivore’s dilemma’ by catering to all dietary needs and preferences including vegan and vegetarian, raw, gluten-free and allergy intolerance. The ‘globally inspired’ cuisine is prepared utilizing as many natural and local ingredients as the chefs can get their hands on. Similarly, the signature cocktails are also innovative and prepared creatively with fresh produce and herbs. They are a vibrant part of the nightlife in this neighborhood, drawing in diners from all over the Metro area who consistently give rave reviews and return time and again for more.

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Vita
1575 Boulder St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4600
www.vitadenver.com

Recently awarded ‘Denver’s Best Happy Hour’ by 5280 Magazine, Vita provides the Highlands neighborhood with stunning views while sipping lavish cocktails. Its happy hour runs seven days a week and serves two-for-one appetizers, two-for-one wines by the glass as well as specials on well cocktails and drafts. Its rooftop terrace thrives as one of Denver’s hotspots and is open from spring through fall also providing stunning views of the city skyline.

Forest Room 5
2532 15th St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-7001
www.forestroom5.com

Escape the typical pace and setting of LoDo for an evening at Forest Room 5. The rustic decor and quaint but classic appeal is unparalleled in the Highlands neighborhood. This is a gem tucked in the quieter corner of the city and it uses fresh ingredients to provide a creative spin on standard menu items such as the herbed truffle French fries or the basil juniper cocktail concoction. With a patio and a fire pit to warm you year round and private rooms available to host parties at no extra charge, this bar within the city is truly an idyllic escape.

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Marian is a freelance writer with a passion for music, entertainment and nightlife. She writes regularly on assignment for Examiner.com as their Pop Music Journalist. You can view her page here.

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