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I am moving to Denver from SF for a new job where I have to snowboard a lot and make design about snowboarding a lot... gonna be in temporary housing until I find a place i like. What do I need to know? What is awesome? What sucks? Wheres the good food/beer/ladies/neighborhoods/e...
Any help is much appreciated.
What sucks? One way roads and wacky grids.
What is awesome? JackRyan. *throws up devil horns, air guitaring
want to hook me up with your SF apartment? :)
Brothers Pit BBQ
Coors Brewery Tour
The Streets of London
The Diamond Cabaret
Any hot ones walking on Colfax
Like Ian said...MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
right now Denver is the pot caplital of the U.S. - plan to get your medical marijuana license!
blizz, by chance have you heard of California, or strangely enough... Florida? FL is the highest quality pot in the country atm
I've been in Denver for 7 months now, so I don't know everything. But a fresh perspective on the things I know of so far...
The weather - sunny and warm all the time.
People - generally pretty laid back. Not many pretentious types.
Proximity to mountains is great
Lots of Mexican food
Lots of good beer
It's a bit dry and brown
Distance from the rest of America
Some of the bigger streets like Colfax and Broadway are kind of awesome and suck at the same time. A bit run down with some sleazy people, but also up-and-coming with some of the better establishments. I suggest being fairly close to those kinds of areas but not right on them.
I'm between Capitol Hill and Wash Park, which I like a lot. Broadway has good stuff (Sputnik, Hi-Dive, Mayan Theatre, vintage furniture shops, etc). If you bike, there's a great trail along Cherry Creek/Speer Blvd that takes you downtown in one direction and in the other direction you can go to the yuppie Cherry Creek shopping area. There are other good areas too, but this is what I know. 17th Ave (2 blks north of Colfax) also has a lot of good eats.
Boulder is half an hour away. There's a lot of good food, bars, design, and hiking there. But also a lot of pretentious hippies. I like going there once in a while but prefer living in Denver.
much appreciated yall! Im gonna take note for when I get there next month.
Don't overlook West Highland - 32nd and Lowell. Some good little restaurants (Meade Street is a great place for food and beer) without the hassles of downtown parking.
I agree about the brown, coming from the east coast I still have a hard time with no water and no green.
A lot depends on what you are looking for. I like Pasquini's, Duo, Root Down, Forest Room 5, Vita and a few others in the Highland area for good food (and it is only blocks from me).
Some good deals out there if you are looking to buy. Let me know if you are.
having to snowboard and designing snowboard stuff sounds like a dream...
I miss it....
I move back.... (promise)
I miss it too...
I move back.... (promise)
seriously, I moved out in '96. Last time I was back was in 2000. Things had changed a lot since then. I lived in a bunch of places near capitol hill. Cool neighborhood. Last place I lived was across Colfax in 5 Points. Has that place been gentrified yet?
Oh I once was shot at 3 times on Colfax in the middle of the day right next to the police station and that huge beer store, Argonauts.
I thought someone was lighting firecrackers until we pulled into the parking lot to get some beer and saw all these silver dented holes in the side of our Trooper.
I don't miss it...
I will never return.... (promise)
where are you gonna be working/living?
I grew up in Boulder. Denver is awesome. Enjoy!
5 Points is getting better, but still an odd feeling place. There are 750k townhomes sitting next to homeless people (doesn't help the central homeless area is blocks away)....so it is all in process. This economy has slowed things, too. I've seen some nice townhomes go at close to the developer's cost (still ain't cheap, but probably 30% less than 2 years ago).
If you got cash for mid end, you can negotiate some good deals.
About time for a Denver Drinks?
For those that care, I live in Denver now. Went to Vine Street Pub the other night... aside from the wait, i love it. Had some beer at Great Divide Brewery and The Lobby too.
ugh that means you have to be around denver broncos and nuggets fans... YUK!