Written by Kathryn O’Shea-Evans, Surface
A hint of seediness has been part of downtown Denver’s brand since its Wild West days—something current locals wear as a badge of pride. The Mile-High City was, afterall, a dusty, dodgy Vegas in the 19th century. But downtown’s RiNo (River North) district is rapidly transitioning from tumbledown to enticing as the creative crowd descends on the area. Here are five new spots to put on your itinerary.