Restaurants and Attractions
While Denver is known for its famous dedication to Southwestern cuisine and red and green chile sauces, it also finds itself home to a variety of global cuisines with a wide variety of local options. Listed below are suggestions for restaurants where you can dine while in town.
Yampa Sandwich Co. – This backcountry-style chain delicatessen serves up appetizing, hearty sandwiches, and signature salads. Location: 444 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202; Price: $$; 3-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
La Loma – A family-run kitchen known for Tex-Mex and Mexican favorites and margaritas with an upscale, rustic atmosphere. Location: 1801 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202: $$; 4-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
MAD Greens – This warm, casual restaurant boasts a menu of chef-inspired salads, warm grain bowls with delicious flavor combos, and satisfying on-the-go wraps. Location: 1600 Stout Street, Suite 101, Denver, CO 80202; Price: $$; 5-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Obento – This classic Japanese restaurant specializes in a menu of assorted bento boxes, ramen, and bubble tea in a chill setting. Location: 709 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80202; Price: $; 5-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Brooklyn’s Finest Pizza – A local pizzeria offering thin-crust pies, calzones, and Stromboli in a colorful, inviting setting. Location: 825 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80202; Price: $; 6-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Little India Restaurant – Using the finest and freshest ingredients, this Indian restaurant offers authentic northern Indian cuisine with a warm, bright atmosphere. Location: 1533 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202; Price: $$; 8-minute walk from Grand Hyatt Denver
Los Cabos – A quiet café serving up lomo saltado and other classic Peruvian eats plus pisco sours and a lunch buffet. Location: 1525 Champa and 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202; Price: $$; 9-minute walk from Grand Hyatt Denver
Sam’s No. 3 – Founded in 1927, this kitschy Colorado diner dishes up large helpings of American comfort food. Location: 1500 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202; Price: $; 10-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Mercury Café – A café that features organic-oriented eats plus music, poetry, dancing, and much more that add to the eclectic vibe. Location: 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205; Price: $$; 10-minute walk from Grand Hyatt Denver
Ace Eat Serve – A high-energy hot spot in an old garage serving Pan-Asian cuisine, table tennis, and a juice bar. Location: 501 E 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203; Price: $$; 14-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Urban Farmer – This colorful yet sleek contemporary chophouse serves eats focused on sustainability. Location: 1659 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202; Price: $$$; 15-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Watercourse Foods – This cute café’s space includes Watership Down-inspired murals and has a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Location: 837 E 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218; Price: $$; 4-minute drive from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Denver offers numerous attractions that you can visit when touring the city. From sophisticated museums to towering and historic local monuments, it is a city worth exploring.
Please find below a list of nearby attractions that may interest you.
Big Blue Bear – The 40-foot-high bear, which injects a welcome sense of fun and playfulness into the convention center experience, is the creation of local artist, Lawrence Argent. It was installed in 2005 and has quickly become a bona fide Mile High City icon – and a can’t-miss photo op for tourists and locals alike. Location: 750-776 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202; Admission: Free; 9-minute walk from the Grand Hyatt Denver
National Ballpark Museum – Formerly known as B’s Ballpark Museum, the collection was recognized by Smithsonian Books as one of the top 21 finest private baseball collections in the world. The Museum prides itself in one-of-a-kind treasures, including those from the original 14 classic ballparks, and is the only Museum dedicated to ballparks. Location: 1940 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202; Admission: $10; 4-minute drive from the Grand Hyatt Denver; Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Denver Art Museum – The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is an art museum located in the Civic Center of Denver. With encyclopedic collections of more than 70,000 diverse works from across the centuries and world, the DAM is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago. It is known for its collection of American Indian art, as well as The Petrie Institute of Western American Art, which oversees the Museum’s Western art collection. and its other collections of more than 70,000 diverse works from across the centuries and world.
Admission tickets must be purchased ahead of time here: https://tickets.denverartmuseum.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2240.
Location: 100 W 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204; Admission: $13; 5-minute drive from the Grand Hyatt Denver; Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sculpture Park – Sculpture Park is a unique outdoor venue and public space at the edge of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, a 12-acre campus of theaters and public spaces in the heart of downtown Denver. This distinguished area is well known for its iconic "Dancers" sculpture that can be seen when traveling along Speer Boulevard. The 60 ft high sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky is part of the Denver Public Art Collection and a landmark in downtown Denver. Location: 1736 Speer Boulevard #1848, Denver, CO 80204; Admission: Free; 6-minute drive from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Denver Millennium Bridge – The Denver Millennium Bridge is the world's first cable-stayed bridge using post-tensioned structural construction. Its 200 ft white tapered steel mast rises above Denver's northwestern skyline, connected to the bridge deck and foundation anchors by steel cables. This unique footbridge crosses railroad tracks and the regional light rail system, climbing no higher than 25 ft above street level, thereby minimizing the height pedestrians must climb. Location: 16th Street Mall, Denver, CO 80202; Admission: Free; 7-minute drive from the Grand Hyatt Denver
Confluence Park – Confluence Park is an urban park encompassing the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River in Denver's Lower Downtown (LoDo), a bustling district of 19th-century brick warehouses and storefronts that has been redeveloped since the late 1980s. This Park includes concrete trails, often filled with walkers, runners, and bikers. Location: 2250 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202; Admission: Free; 7-minute drive from the Grand Hyatt Denver; Hours: Monday - Sunday: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm