Ready, Set, Go: Denver’s RiNo Revival

Galleries, bars and coffee shops are transforming the RiNo (short for River North) district, near downtown Denver, into an edgy arts enclave.

By Kristine Hansen | Illustration by Nate Padavick

First Draft

Pour your own from 40 taps filled with beer, wine, cider and kombucha. firstdraftdenver.com

First Fridays

Galleries and businesses stay open until 9 p.m. the first Friday of the month and offer DJs, live music, wine and snacks. rivernorthart.com

Nocturne Jazz & Supper Club

Live jazz five nights a week is paired with martinis and a food menu whose flavors and textures are inspired by the music lineup. nocturnejazz.com

Pon Pon

This ’70s-style bar hosts music acts and tarot-card readings while doubling as an art gallery and performance space. ponponbar.com

Stowaway Coffee + Kitchen

You can sip brews culled from rotating guest roasters between bites of Japanese curry or Niman Ranch ham hash. stowawaydenver.com

The Infinite Monkey Theorem

Sip wine crafted from Colorado-grown grapes in the new tasting room at this urban winery. theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com

  • NOTE: Information may have changed since publication. Please confirm key details before planning your trip.
  • Published: Summer 2016