Golden Triangle Neighborhood Guide
The Golden Triangle is a gem among Denver neighborhoods. Also known as “Civic Center,” the neighborhood has a fantastic mix of culture and history and no shortage of coffee spots or quality eateries. Below is a breakdown of the Golden Triangle’s many points of interest.
Civic Center Park
This classical-themed and well-manicured park spreads in front of the Colorado State Capitol Building and forms a cornerstone for the Golden Triangle. Within easy walking distance of all the neighborhood landmarks, it’s the ideal place for a lunch or quick break when you’re touring the area.
Art is the theme that ties the Golden Triangle together, and a cluster of museums lies at the heart of the district. The Denver Art Museum leads the way as a magnificently constructed city landmark holding 70,000 works. Just next door are the Clyfford Still Museum, dedicated to the eponymous abstract expressionist, and the unique Kirkland Museum, housing a collection of fine art and décor from over 1,500 artists.
In addition to the museum district, the Golden Triangle is also home to numerous respected galleries. A short walk takes you on a journey of discovery from the Native American Trading Company, which displays and sells authentic Native American handicrafts, to acclaimed contemporary galleries such as the William Havu Gallery, the Susan Phillips Gallery, and Walker Fine Art.
The Golden Triangle offers a lot for history lovers, too. For the economics enthusiast or coin collector, the United States Mint’s Denver facility is a short stroll from Civic Center Park, and it offers guided tours. Nearby is also the History Colorado Center Denver. This is one location among many throughout the state, and it contains loads of books, maps, and other Colorado artifacts. History Colorado also administers the Byers-Evans House, a historic residence just a few blocks away.
As a neighborhood that combines residential, business, and tourist areas, the Golden Triangle has a fantastic selection of coffee shops and cafés. Here are some of our suggestions.
If you’re exploring the History Colorado Center, across the street from the ART, a Hotel and the Denver Art Museum, stop by Café Rendezvous for drinks, entrées, salads, soups, and a kids menu. At 1200 N Broadway.
Amethyst Coffee Broadway
This cozy café provides indoor and outdoor seating and is great for a solo lunch or space to work if you need it. At 1111 Broadway.
Good for relaxation or work, Metropolis coffee serves up coffee drinks and pastries in a casual, friendly space. At 300 W 11th Avenue.
This Denver chain with a Russian-themed interior offers organic coffee and a menu of sandwiches. Golden Triangle location at 501 W 12th Avenue.
Organic juice, sandwiches with organic veggies, and an eco-friendly approach to lunchtime make Parsley a solid choice. At 303 W 11th Avenue.
Restaurants and Bars
Though neighboring Capitol Hill is more oriented toward dining, the Golden Triangle offers several quality options for dinner and drinks. We’ve got some highlights below.
Lo Stella Ristorante
Happy hour is truly happy in Lo Stella Ristorante’s carefree atmosphere, where you can enjoy pizza, pasta, and other Italian food. At 1135 Bannock Street.
Cap City Tavern
One of the best taverns in Denver, Cap City serves classic American dishes with ingredients chosen by the chef. At 1247 Bannock Street.
Pints Pub is not just a charming corner bar. The pub brews cask-conditioned British ale, serves single malt whiskey, and has amazing food to boot. At 221 W 13th Avenue.
The Broadway Market
This recently opened food hall features an industrial-chic vibe and 10 food and drink stalls to satisfy your inner foodie. At 950 Broadway.
Leven Deli Co.
For lighter options, head to Level Deli Co. for deli classics updated with a Mediterranean twist. You’ll also find a cocktail menu and wine list. At 123 W 12th Ave.
City O’ City
Vegetarians and health-conscious visitors will want to check out City O’ City, a laid-back, bohemian eatery serving a plant-based menu. At 206 E 13th Ave.
100% de Agave
This refined Mexican eatery serves contemporary Mexican dishes and a bar with over 100 varieties of tequila. At 975 Lincoln St.
Enjoy traditional Cuban favorites alongside Caribbean cocktails, including mojitos and caipirinhas, served up in a festive setting. At 1173 Delaware St.
This casual bar offers comfort food classics, Mexican-inspired dishes, an inviting outdoor area, and a laid-back atmosphere. At 1201 Cherokee St.
This trendy Austin-born taco joint serves up unique tacos and old favorites, alongside margaritas and other colorful drinks. At 1085 N Broadway.
Plan Your Visit
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