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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Uptown in Denver, Colorado

This is the oldest residential neighborhood in Denver. The tree lined avenues lead to an array of bistros, fine dining, cafes and bars. Uptown is also home to a variety of independently owned boutiques as well as the largest green space in Denver, City Park, which plays host to both the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature & Science. City Park hosts a jazz festival each summer and the Denver Zoo Lights each winter.

D Bar Denver

D Bar recently relocated to their new location on 19th Avenue. With their move, they acquired a larger space to share their award winning desserts and hand crafted cocktails. Not only is this a wonderful local favorite, but has also been featured on the Food Network and is home to world renowned Chef Keegan Gerhard. Chef Gerhard has worked at Dean & Deluca, The Wynn in Las Vegas and the historic Waldorf Astoria in New York.

Steuben's Food Service

Steuben's gets its name from the owner's great-uncles eclectic Boston restaurant that was open from the 1940's to 1960's on Boylston Street. Today, the Denver location incorporates some of the Boston flavor and charm.

Denver Zoo

With the first exhibit opening in 1918, the Denver Zoo was the first of its kind to feature the idea by Carl Hagenbeck, who revolutionized the idea of having zoo patrons eye level with the animals. Every winter season, the Zoo comes alive at night with Zoo Lights.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Explore one of the world’s great museums, right in the heart of Denver!
At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, you will experience world-class wildlife displays that take you to Earth’s wildest places, huge dinosaurs that transport you back in time, interactive space exhibits that make your mind wonder, and personalized health science fun that puts your body to the test. Phipps IMAX 3D Theater places you on the edge of your seat and in the middle of the action, and Gates Planetarium is your ticket to the universe.
Whether you have an hour or all day, with family or on your own, your mind will open to real science and adventure that dazzles, enlightens, and inspires.
Open every day except Dec. 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City Park

City Park is the largest open green space in central Denver. The park contains the Denver Zoo, the Museum of Nature and Science, two lakes, walking trails, historical monuments and playgrounds. Among the large green space, there are a number of monuments found at City Park. In 2002 there was a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. that was unveiled. The monument also features Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglas and Sojourner Truth.

Fillmore Auditorium

The Fillmore Auditorium was constructed in 1905 and opened it's doors to the public in 1907. The theater has undergone a number of name changes since it originally opened. Now, the theater is host to many concerts including Marilyn Manson, Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone and Rise Against.

The Ogden Theatre

The Ogden Theater was built in 1917 and is protected by the National Register of Historic Places. One of the first notable performers was Harry Houdini. Today the venue currently opens its doors for all types of musical events and hosts roughly 150 concerts a year.

WaterCourse Foods

WaterCourse Foods has been Denver's original locally-owned vegan restaurant since 1998. WaterCourse strives to provide food that is equal parts sustainable and delicious. From their delectable breakfast—served all day!—to savory comfort food lunch and dinner options and local beers and wines, this restaurant has it all.

17th Ave. Restaurant Row

Restaurant Row is located on 17th Ave. and stretches between Broadway and City Park. The street is lined with bistros, fine dining, bars, cafes, wine bars and taco bars. Almost all of the dining establishments have outdoor patios as well.

Alexan Uptown

Like most of the Denver neighborhoods, Uptown is under construction with new apartments and commercial spaces opening almost daily. This is the future site of Alexan Uptown, which will boast a total of 372 units, a third floor amenity deck and 430 parking spots. The building will be a total of twelve stories, which will give access to mountain views and cityscape views.

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Top 10 Neighborhood Amenities in Uptown in Denver, Colorado