Nestled on the eastern edge of the rocky mountains, Denver is the capital and the most populous city of the state of Colorado. These Rocky Mountains reaching over 14000 feet protect this blooming city from really harsh winter weather. With the South Palette River running through the city, you will also find breathtakingly beautiful lakes, reservoirs, creeks, and streams.
Things to do at night in Denver
Denver is also known as the Mile High City, although known for its daytime activities like hiking and biking, as the sun sets, its got a scorching nightlife that will leave you dizzy. From restaurants that stimulate your palate to comedy clubs that tickle your funny bone, to shaking your booty in Denver.
Be Snazzy in Lodo District
Let’s start with the Lodo district, short for Lower District. LoDo is a busy downtown neighborhood, a 29 block section of town that houses the trendiest bars and restaurants plus one of the city’s snazziest shopping districts. String lights illuminate Larimer Square, a historic block with elegant Victorian buildings housing modern boutiques and sleek restaurants and lounges.
Beyond Light show and Meditation.
If you are into holistic healing, then you might like to immerse yourself in a magical world of illumination and guided meditation in a one-hour light show. It is a combination of laser lights, guided meditation, and accompanying music that takes you on another plane of existence.
Enjoy Performances in Temple
Temple is an opulent nightlife destination with performances from world-renowned DJs with premiere VIP service. Temple Nightclub focuses on service, design, and innovation, offering their clientele a world-class, elevated experience.
By artists, a venue for artists, Temple Nightclub Denver offers a fully immersive awe-inspiring lighting & visual experience, paired with world-class talent. They offer a VIP experience unrivaled in Mile-High.
If you are into something spookier, you might want to try the Nightly Spirits, a Historic Haunted Pub Tours. It takes you to some of the most haunted places in Denver while allowing you to enjoy the “spirits” along the way. This certainly isn’t the average 2.5-hour ghost tour conducted by a fully costumed guide and stops at no less than four unique pubs/bars.
Toast to Dawn at Shotgun Willies’s
Talking of Bars, you might want to visit the gentleman’s club in Glendale. It’s the only bar in town that slings drinks till 4 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Spend your last days of freedom with the gorgeous performers by having your bachelor or bachelorette party here, or maybe celebrate your birthday, your special day with the ladies at Shotgun Willie’s.
The Church Nightclub
The Church Nightclub is housed in a historic former Episcopal church in the Golden Triangle neighborhood of Denver. The Church Nightclub is part of the club’s family (Club Vinyl, Bar Standard, Milk Bar, Lincoln Lots, The Acoma St Project).
Completed in 1889, this former church is now home to dance worshippers and gets pumping Friday through Sunday. The high-beamed Gothic architecture & stained glass windows are accompanied by the new state of the art lighting design and the top-rated Void Acoustics Incubus Sound system. This is Denver’s premium dance club experience that draws the best international DJs and cutting edge talent weekly.
Club Vinyl features a dance floor on each of its four levels, and different styles of music are featured on each floor! The rooftop indoor/outdoor patio is perfect for all seasons with heaters, fire pits, outdoor sound, and spectacular Denver mountain and city skyline views. Vinyl boasts a state-of-the-art Funktion-One sound system on the main floor with LED video design, multiple screens, and large, open dance space. Each of the floors of Club Vinyl offers a multitude of options for your night out!
The Milk Bar
The alternative, underground hot spot in Denver, Milk is a 21+ dance club in the same building as Bar Standard but tucked away on a lower level. The away-from-it-all venue provides an atmosphere and haven where music and dance lovers can express themselves freely and openly. Depending on the night, the tap’s musical genre might be Goth, hip-hop, retro, metal, black rock or trap, mashup or turntablism, synthwave, or synth goth.
Bug out at Bug Theatre
Denver Hometown comedy icons Adam Cayton, Ben Roy, and Andrew Orvedhal have brought their shows to their hometown right at the Bug Theatre, and the show starts at 10 pm, a nice close to a good dinner.
Talking of comedy, you can also head over to the Lion’s Lair, a local dive bar that hosts weekly standup comedy routines.
The food scene is impressive in Denver despite being closed for three months, and with all the COVID -19 restrictions like smaller parties, tables father apart, wearing masks at all times except while eating or drinking. But somethings never change, and that is stellar food.
Run by Chef Ty Leon, this fresh pasta haven boasts of Italian cuisines, focusing on Leon’s area of expertise: handmade pasta. Expect classics like spaghetti bolognese and some less known pasta shapes, like radiatori (small, short “radiator” like noodles) with basil pesto and spring veggies. Carson’s cocktails are impeccably crafted whether you opt for a classic or one of his creative spins, like the Caprese negroni (yes, there’s tomato and basil involved).
You will seriously this place not only because it’s delicious — and it is! But because everything is sustainably caught, humanely raised, and naturally grown. They take a unique take on everything they serve, and the vibe is a bit “chefy.”Many of their combinations are original, and the servers will come out to explain, in-depth, what it is that you’re eating on each plate served. One of the great things about Bamboo Sushi is that you can come in with a budget, and the chef will bring out a custom tasting platter to fit your budget. If you’re not that into seafood, you might enjoy the Wagyu Burger as an alternative!
Whether you’re looking for a romantic night-time spot or a fun outing with kids, Denver has tons of options. From beautiful mountain vistas to historical places in town. There is something for everyone. If you are a history buff or your friends prefer something more modern, there is a rampant nightlife that does not end but starts at 10 pm. So try out the places listed and enjoy your time in the Mile High City to its fullest.