Ranked as the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Denver, one of Cheesman Park’s best qualities has to be its proximity to Downtown, Cherry Creek and the ease of access to the park. Even if you aren’t looking to venture too far into the heart of the city for a night out, there are some great neighborhood nightlife spots, shops and restaurants that are favorites of the locals.
Denver Botanic Gardens –
“The Denver Botanic Gardens are an absolute treasure, right on Cheesman Park. It’s beautiful, and there are a surprising variety of plants, given our dry climate. If you’ve been there you know there’s a separate building for tropical plants, and a wonderful children’s garden. Right now, the Deborah Butterfield horses are on display throughout the Gardens. It’s the perfect backdrop for the large sculptures. The setting has also been a popular place for weddings and other social gatherings including the very popular summer concert series!” – Devvy Altman, Broker Associate, Kentwood City Properties
Liks Ice Cream Parlor –
Whether you’re craving a sundae, milkshake, float, or waffle cone, the friendly scoopers at Liks are ready to satisfy your sweet tooth. Each batch of ice cream is created two tubs at a time, which means each time you order from Liks, you are ordering a truly hand-crafted treat. Quality local ingredients and attention to detail make Liks your one stop shop for delicious, high quality ice cream.
Tattered Cover Book Store –
Tattered Cover is a large, indie bookstore and cafe with the cozy feel and comfort of smaller bookshops. It’s furnished with comfortable sofas, overstuffed chairs and a world-class newsstand. The Tattered Cover has a long history of hosting live author events, averaging over 400 authors, illustrators, and public figures each year. This is a Denver institution, a community gathering place, and an experience you can’t download.
Wyman’s Number 5 –
A low-key neighborhood lair featuring Chicago-style pizza, sports, trivia, and pool & arcade games. Wyman’s Number 5 is loved by natives and Chicago transplants alike for its deep dish pies, micro brews and laid back vibe. It’s a great place off the beaten path to grab a beer and catch a Chicago Cubs or Bears game. The staff is friendly, attentive and will make sure your drinks are never empty.
Abend Gallery Fine Art –
The gallery offers an extensive collection of fine art from fresh, contemporary works to traditional, representational paintings and sculptures by national and internationally recognized professional artists. They specialize in complimentary in-home or office consultation, delivery and installation of fine original art.
Potager is a rustic dining room where the organic New American menu changes monthly to reflect what’s market-fresh. Here the chef’s don’t follow a single style or school of cooking, but instead are seasonally driven and locally sourced. The staff are friendly professionals who are passionate about making the experience of gathering for a meal relaxed, natural and satisfying.
Twist & Shout Records –
An old-school shop for buying and selling new or used vinyl, CDs, DVDs and more. Stocked with thousands of CDs culled from eclectic sources all over the world, they carry imports, rarities and hard-to-find items. Twist & Shout is easily the best record store in Denver. They even occasionally have live music!
Table 6 –
Table 6 is a classic American bistro, offering a warm and inviting atmosphere. Chef Mike Winston prepares simple dishes, delivered with an elegant style and grace. His nightly fare is complemented by a dynamic wine list, which represents most of the flourishing wine districts from all over the world.
Act II Consignment –
Act II is in the business of providing a unique positive shopping experience for women who want to both recycle and buy cool previously owned clothing, accessories and household goods. They select their new styles from consignors and sales reps based on how interesting, diverse and eye-catching the styles are. No matter when you visit, they will always have something new and exciting!
The Irish Snug –
Colorado’s favorite Irish Pub! A Snug is an important institution and part of Irish culture – a place to come in out of the cold, a living room and hall for social events, and an office in which to do business. This roomy bar offers pints and pub grub plus a traditional Gaelic atmosphere, live music on many nights and trivia on Tuesdays.