Past meets present on this historic stretch, roughly the 1100 to 1800 blocks of South Broadway. A bargain-hunter’s dream, the nearly 100 shops include antique rug shops, custom furniture craftsmen, fine wine merchants, several dining establishments, a tea room and more. Be sure to stop in Gallagher Books, about midway, and Spencer House Antiques. Unfortunately, some spots are not wheelchair accessible.
1454 S. Broadway Denver, Colo. 80210
This mom-and-pop food truck found a permanent home in SoBo, where the hearty Colombian fare means you get bang for your buck and some of the best empanadas around. Try the award-winning huracán, a boozy and tropical frosty delight.
La Chiva Colombian Cuisine, 1417 S. Broadway Denver, Colo. 80210
This aggressively pink specialty cake shop is a place you’ll find lots of locals, few tourists and the kind of charm that makes Denver what it is. It’s family-owned with free tastings on Sundays.
Azucar Bakery, 1886 S. Broadway Denver, Colo. 80210
La Cour Denver’s Art Bar
A little Paris, a little Front Range — this cozy French restaurant has live jazz every evening (7 to 10 p.m.; no cover) and frequent local-artist debuts. Come for the gimlets and French bistro bites, stay for the housemade ice cream — a special treat.
La Cour Denver’s Art Bar, 1643 S. Broadway Denver, Colo. 80210
Quality beers are brewed on-site at this quaint, nostalgic gem that celebrates all things craft and stands out for its ambiance. Kitschy art, mismatched glassware, hard candies — you never had this much fun at your grandma’s house.
Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway Denver, Colo. 80210
Independent and foreign-language films shine at this three-screen palace, built in 1930 and declared by Denver to be a historic landmark. It’s one of the three remaining theaters in the country designed in the art deco Mayan Revival style.
Landmark’s Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway Denver, Colo. 80203
Denver Biscuit Co.
Humongous cinnamon rolls and Southern biscuits — both sandwiches and plates — mean you may not be hungry for days after dining at this rustic cafe. Parking is first-come, first-served, and can be challenging, but it’s worth it.
Denver Biscuit Company, 141 S. Broadway Denver, Colo. 80209