Denver’s Capitol Hill: Where to Eat, Shop, and Play

  • Alex Rice
  • 12/8/21

Located in the heart of Denver, the Capitol Hill neighborhood is easily ranked as one of the city’s most happening neighborhoods. Home to an incredible assortment of destinations for dining, shopping, and entertainment, Capitol Hill will surely have a place that is tailored to meet your needs. Check out the following places for the best experiences in their respective categories.

Where to eat


Capitol Hill has plenty of restaurants to choose from, so a lack of options is never an issue. Take a look at these restaurants when you can’t decide where to go.

The 9th Door

Ensconced in a dark and intimate setting, The 9th Door is a popular Spanish restaurant known for its authentic, delicious fare, including favorites like tapas, as well as their innovative cocktails. Open for dinner service Tuesday through Saturday, The 9th Door is a restaurant you’ll want to visit week after week.

Vesper Lounge

Located at Capitol Hill’s southern border, Vesper Lounge is an experience you don’t want to miss. With the motto “No Anger,” Vesper Lounge prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere. Open for dinner into the early morning hours, this restaurant serves a menu of Middle Eastern fare and delightful cocktails, including the James Bond famous “Vesper Cocktail.” With its tasty bar eats and cocktails, Vesper Lounge is a great place to have a fun yet laid-back night out with friends.

Potager

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Potager, located on North Ogden Street, features a rustic interior and exterior. Serving a menu full of fresh and organic New American dishes, Potager’s owners personally select the farms from which their ingredients come. To maintain the utmost freshness, Potager’s menu changes monthly to reflect the available produce and goods from their suppliers. Alongside their menu of healthy meals is a drink menu that offers several wine pairings, cocktails, and beer. Potager is open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner service.

Wokano Asian Bistro

Open 3-10 p.m. every day, Wokano Asian Bistro is an excellent option for those who like all styles of Asian cuisine. Set in a warmly lit interior, patrons at this eatery can choose between dishes of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese origin. Wokano Asian Bistro serves everything from soups and salads to wraps and Asian tapas, with desserts keeping the same fusion energy. Stop in for a unique Asian cuisine experience.

Where to shop


Capitol Hill also has a number of fantastic shops that will satisfy all of your shopping needs.

Here In Heaven

Here In Heaven is a quaint shop stocked with an assortment of items in a variety of styles for your home. Come discover their unique vintage and antique furniture, houseplants, art, decor, mirrors, and more. For those looking to add to their home entertaining goods, check out Here in Heaven’s one-of-a-kind barware.

evo

Evo, a ski shop, is a popular Denver destination due to its large collection of gear, apparel, and accessories. This Denver store is the place to find outerwear, as that is the brand’s specialty. Jackets, pants, and boots share racks with warmer weather selections, such as T-shirts, swimwear, and flip-flops. In addition to clothing, evo sells ski and snowboard gear, biking gear, wakeboards, and much more. Stop in for anything you need for your favorite sport.

Favor by Rome

Favor by Rome is a premium men’s clothing store and art gallery. Favor is a recent phenomenon that began in 2017 with the opening of its first store in Denver. Since then, Favor has developed into the premier place to discover local artists and brands. Visit their shop or their sister store to support your local artists and designers.

Howard Lorton Furniture & Design

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If you are on the market for an update on your home furniture, then Howard Lorton Furniture & Design is the place for you. Whether you need to modernize your home office or would like to brighten up your kitchen, Howard Lorton Furniture & Design will help you every step of the way with its talented team of designers who can work with you to turn your interior design dream into a reality.

Natural Grocers

Located on the corner of Washington Street and Colfax Avenue, Natural Grocers is a grocery store that is committed to holding high standards for all of its products. The store sells only  100% organic produce, natural body care items, non-GMO vitamins and supplements, and much more. With your health in mind, make this your go-to store for groceries and home goods.

Where to play

Whether you want to spend time outdoors or enjoy a venue’s offerings, there will be somewhere fun for you to go in Capitol Hill.

Colorado State Capitol and Civic Center Park

Situated in the northwest corner of the neighborhood, the Colorado State Capitol and a portion of the Civic Center Park are wonderful places to go for a day out of the house. Get to know the area by taking one of the Denver Walking Tours. The company offers a variety of options, such as ghost tours, historic landmark tours, and audio adventure tours. Or just spend the day outside relaxing and soaking up the sun in Liberty Park and Lincoln Memorial Park.

Governors’ Park

At the neighborhood’s southern border, Governors’ Park is a more intimate park with green spaces perfect for picnics, as well as paths for biking and walking, and a playground for kids.

Molly Brown House Museum

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Molly Brown House Museum is perfect for history buffs who have a fascination with the Titanic. The 1889 mansion that belonged to Molly Brown, one of the survivors of the Titanic tragedy, is now a beautiful museum that displays a collection of her furnishings and artwork.

History Colorado Center

Dedicated to the history of Colorado and the American West, the History Colorado Center strives to educate visitors about the state and its history. Housed within an eco-friendly building, the many interactive exhibits and displays span four floors and are adapted for learners of all ages.


If you are looking to move to Denver’s Capitol Hill or any other of Denver’s many wonderful neighborhoods, consider working with Alex Rice. Having years of experience in the Denver real estate market, Alex will be able to work with you throughout the homebuying process. Contact Alex Rice today!


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