Prohibition Cocktails, Cowboy Attire & Indie Books: LoDo Denver | Presented by Mint House

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  • The flags and lights hanging above Larimer Street.
  • The flags and lights hanging above Larimer Street.
  • The Miller Building as it stands today.
  • The mural at 1515 Market Street by Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios.
  • Pedro Barrios and Jaime Molina in front of their mural at 1515 Market Street. Photo: Jeff Nelson
  • Wazee takes a rest on a rug inside Rockmount Ranch Wear.
  • John Denver rocking a snap pocket shirt from Rockmount Ranch Wear.
  • Inside the Tattered Cover Book Store.
  • The second story of the Tattered Cover features a door to nowhere. Photo: Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
  • The iconic Union Station, symbol of LoDo and Denver.
  • A stroll inside Union Station is a must-do. At the very least, play a little shuffle board.
  • The Cruise Room in deep red and Art Deco decor.
  • A cocktail sits on the mirrored bar in The Cruise Room.

1 hour
0.7 mi
Guided by Maria


Lower Downtown (or "LoDo" as the locals call it) is filled with stories of gold rushers, frontier traders, artisan laborers and hopeful entrepreneurs. The oldest neighborhood in Denver, LoDo's charming brick facades from the 1860s have found new utility in the city's economic renaissance. Come explore the chronicles of LoDo and the institutions that have shaped the city. Along the way, we'll find salacious speakeasies, iconic architecture, hip boutiques and my favorite bookstore in the world. This is the insider's LoDo.

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About Your Guide

Hi, I'm Maria! Things I love: Brunch on Saturdays and yoga on Sundays. Sunny Central Park picnics with friends (and a litte rosé). Afternoon lattes and that segue into happy hour cocktails. Creating amazing guest experiences at Mint House. Things I'm trying to love: The New York Times crossword puzzle. My book club. Kombucha. Adulting. Bucket List: Burning Man

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Guide Points

  1. The Miller Building

    Media tycoon Ted Turner's steakhouse sits in the building in front of you. We come here not for the Montana bison burgers, but for the buil…

  2. "Untitled" by Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios

    LoDo is no stranger to street art and murals, but this is one of my favorite pieces in the past few years.

  3. Rockmount Ranch Wear

    We might be in the West, but Denverites don't dress like cowboys. Unless they are of the Colorado hipster variety, and shopping at Rockmoun…

  4. Tattered Cover Book Store

    The independent books store is increasingly a nostalgic species of yesterday. The ones that survive seem to maintain a certain charm or exp…

  5. Union Station - Denver

    Union Station is the anchor of the LoDo renaissance.

  6. The Cruise Room

    The Oxford is old Denver's most prestigious hotel. Opened in 1891, the hospitality landmark had its own power plant and “the most perfect s…

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