Larimer Square Is the Best Way to Spend a Day in Denver

larimer squareNestled in the heart of Downtown Denver is Larimer Square, a historic location now brimming with modern appeal and excitement. Larimer Square is the oldest block in Denver, but age doesn’t matter when it comes to what it brings to the Mile High City. Shops, clubs, dining, and live entertainment are all on the menu here. If you’re new to Denver, a trip to Larimer Square is a must. You’ll quickly see why it’s one of the city’s most happening spots!

Larimer Square: What to Do and See

Once a run-down section of town that was home to dozens of bars and flophouses, the last 50 years have brought new life to Denver’s oldest block, helping rewrite Larimer Square history. Here are a few of its best features!


Shopping here represents a little bit of everything, and it’s all unique. If you want to upgrade your wardrobe, head to Blue Ruby and enjoy an impressive selection of both local and international designer garb. Or, suit up at Moda Men! In the market for new shoes? Try John Fluevog or Scarpaletto. If you’re looking for a new addition to your art collection, visit the Sally Centigrade art gallery, or try Element, where you’ll find both fine art and home decor. A full list of shops can be found online.


Larimer Square restaurants serve up a plate for every palate! Don’t expect to find predictable chain restaurant fare here, though. Larimer Street is home to a smorgasbord of options, like champagne-serving eatery Corridor 44, Milk and Honey Bar Kitchen (home to excellent brunch, among other things), Russell’s Smokehouse, and more. However, if you’re newcomer, a meal at The Market is in order. Since 1978, The Market has been a mainstay of the area and houses an espresso bar, bakery, and deli.

Clubs and Bars

Larimer Square might be old, but it doesn’t turn in early. Night owls and purveyors of fine drinks will love Cru and it’s great selection of wine, Maloney’s Tavern, and nightclubs like Mynt and Vie Luxe Nightclub. Need a good laugh? Comedy Works will split your sides with their nationally-renowned stand-up laughs.

Live Entertainment and Events

Sales, live music, and dining events are all part of the excitement here! Whether you’re enjoying al fresco dining, music from the Stu Macaskie Trio, or catching your favorite comedian at Comedy Works, there’s an event here for you. Check the event calendar for more information!

For more information, visit Larimer Square online, or call them at (303) 534-2367. Larimer Square is located at 1450 Larimer Square, Denver, CO 80202.

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