Denver's Uptown neighborhood is a good place to escape downtown traffic while still remaining adjacent to the city center. Stretching east from downtown and north of Capitol Hill, the Uptown district contains Denver's Restaurant Row. Lining 17th Avenue is a collection of eateries and bars that range from tiny local hangouts to upscale dining. The Avenue Grill is a casual spot, and Strings offers upscale New American fare and hearty brunches. The Thin Man is a tiny bar that's become a firm local favorite for house-made infused vodkas and inspired bar fare. The historic Fillmore Auditorium and Ogden theaters on Colfax are wonderful small concert venues to discover up-and-coming bands.
Getting Around Denver
The best way to get around Denver is using public transit. Regional Transportation District-Denver offers bus service from Denver International Airport. Fares range from $9-$13 depending on boarding and destination locations. Hours of operation are 3:30 a.m.-midnight. RTD Light Rail offers 5 lines of service with 35 stations. Fares range from $2.25-$5 depending on distance. Hours of operation 3 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Friday; 4 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Some lines operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The MallRide offers free transportation downtown between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 6 a.m. and 1 a.m. on Sunday. There is an extensive bus system available which generally operates from 4 a.m. until 1 a.m. Public bike sharing is available through Denver B-Cycle (, $8 per 24 hour pass; $20 per 7 day pass. The first 30 minutes are free.
Nearby Airports
  • Denver International Airport-DEN
Airport Taxis
  • $55.15 Flat rate to downtown Denver
Things to Do and See Near Capitol Hill