Denver’s Washington Park is a true gem and one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city. Its quaint tree-lined streets, lovely single-family homes, and 161-acre namesake park makes it a haven for those seeking a quiet, family-friendly area in which to live, and the hip restaurants, boutiques, bars, and coffee shops in West Wash Park make it a fashionable place for both young adults and families. Wash Park’s central location offers easy access to the more trendy neighborhoods of Cherry Creek, Capitol Hill, and Downtown, while remaining far enough removed that it maintains its homey, residential feel. Whether you’re looking for a nice tranquil nook where you can picnic or read a book or a lively sports bar where you can watch the big game, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Wash Park.
Of course the neighborhood's most popular attraction is Washington Park, one of the city's largest urban green spaces and a sublime spot to stroll, jog, bike, and lounge. But, first things first...you need coffee!
Wash Perk is one of many tea and coffee shops in the area where you can hunker down with a well-worn book, meet a friend for a tête-à-tête, or post up on the patio and watch the people passing by as you soak up the sun.
Overt is one of the newest additions to the Wash Park caffeine scene and is part of the Vert Kitchen family. They offer an assortment of healthy snacks and beverages, including Takeaway products, Vert Kitchen Grab and Go, and Huckleberry Roaster coffee.
If you're in the market for more of a breakfast and brunch joint, check out Wild Eggs, Lucile’s Creole Cafe, and Fooducopia. Delish!
Devil's Food Bakery and Cookery on South Gaylord is yet another quaint little spot to grab coffee and baked goods, as well as breakfast, brunch, lunch, or "supper." It's really the perfect combination of a restaurant and coffee house.
Old South Gaylord Street is Denver's second oldest shopping district and offers a wide range of dining and shopping, including unique boutiques, fine art, fashion, and health and beauty services.
Take a stroll through the charming South Pearl Street Farmers Market on Sundays through November 13th, 9am-1pm.
Or take a jaunt through the park any time and enjoy the large flower gardens, lakes, historic buildings, sport courts, lawns, recreational center and more!
There are miles of trails for walking, running, biking, or whatever mode of non-motorized transportation you choose.
And there are also two stellar playgrounds where you and your little ones can frolic for hours.
After all of that gallivanting around, you'll probably need to stop off at another fantastic Wash Park eatery, such as Telegraph Bar & Bistro (seen here), Vert Kitchen, Bittersweet, Cafe Marmotte, and Max Gill & Grill.
There are plenty of casual family-friendly spots to choose from, including the Chowder Room, Homegrown Tap and Dough, Pete's Central One, Reiver's Bar and Grill, and The Saucy Noodle.
Bonnie Brae Ice Cream is a great choice no matter the time of day...or night. Since 1986, they've been serving up delicious ice cream flavors made in-house and available in cones, sundaes, shakes, splits, and more.
If you're looking for a nice spot to grab some laid back grub, watch the game, or wet your whistle, hit up the Washington Park Grille, Pub on Pearl, Syntax Physic Opera, Finley's Pub, Kentucky Inn, or...
...the infamously divey and divine Candlelight Tavern, which has been a popular neighborhood haunt for nearly 20 years. They've got booze, bar food, and games galore, including shuffleboard, darts, pool, and more!
There is something to do every hour of the day, every day of the week in the wonderful Wash Park neighborhood, so head on down there and get your fill.