Capitol Hill

The Capitol Hill neighborhood is framed by Broadway, Downing Street, Colfax Avenue, and Seventh Avenue, which carry large volumes of traffic around the neighborhood.

Many long-time Denverites say that they started out living in a Cap Hill apartment in their 20’s. Arguably the most central neighborhood in Denver, Cap Hill residents can walk to Cheesman Park and the Botanic Gardens and down into Golden Triangle, Civic Center Park and downtown. One of the oldest parts of town, and once the neighborhood of Denver’s elite, Cap Hill is now a tapestry of 1920s –1970s apartment buildings (each with their own name, like the Rob Roy or the Safari Club), Denver Squares, Victorians, mansions, dive bars, sports bars, gay bars, restaurants from casual to sophisticated, and concert venues among tree-lined streets.

Long of Anise

Food & Drink

Anise – Modern Vietnamese

It was a great relief to find a good Vietnamese restaurant in town on a cold evening... and one with a decent wine list! Carlos and his friend Susan were greeted warmly by Long, co-owner and Executive Chef Quyen Trinh’s husband and were served a fresh and tasty meal made even more to their liking by the hot chile paste their server happily brought out.

865 N. Lincoln Street


Chef Frank Bonnano’s intimate, French-inspired neighborhood eatery. We sat at the bar where we had exquisite appetizers, delectable wine and maybe the best Negroni in town prepared by the impressively knowledgeable and engaging conversationalist Andrew.

225 E. 7th Avenue


Market-fresh cuisine in a French provincial-feeling dining room. There's nothing French about the menu however; it has more of a Napa Sonoma wine country feel.

1109 N. Ogden Street

The 9th Door

Spanish tapas in a dark bistro atmosphere

925 Lincoln Street, #C

Bang up to the Elephant

Caribbean-inspired dishes and tropical drinks in an interestingly designed space 

1310 Pearl Street


Chef Frank Bonnano’s neighborhood Italian restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven. We had tasty cioppino here served by the most amiable and professional manager Andrew.

711 Grant Street

Tacos, Tequila, and Whiskey

Started as a food truck called “Pinche Tacos,” a name that didn’t go over with the city of Denver… and why would you be angry with your tacos anyway?

215 East 7th Avenue


Great, bahn mi sandwiches with warm bread and fresh ingredients

211 East 7th Avenue

Hudson Hill

Hudson Hill

Comfortable and buzzing, Hudson Hill serves coffee in the morning and craft cocktails, wine and beer in the afternoon and evening. 

619 E. 13th Avenue

The Park Tavern

Sports games playing on multiple monitors, curbside terrace, a rooftop deck and a gamme room make this an entertaining spot to hang out with friends in a light-filled and modern setting. And the menu is finer than regular tavern fare with choices such as grass-fed beef burgers cooked to liking, fried brussels sprouts, salads… and tacos.

931 E. 11th Avenue

Vesper Lounge

Vesper Lounge

Frank Bonnano’s dark-wood interior bar featuring Middle Eastern-inspired snacks, located in-between Mizuna and Nashville Chicken. 

233 E. 7th Avenue


Large space with high-top tables alongside floor to ceiling windows facing Colfax Avenue, booths and outdoor seating on Pennsylvania Avenue. Great chicken pot pie.

504 E. Colfax Avenue

X Bar

Gay bar with a dance floor and patio

629 E. Colfax Avenue


Rustic gay bar that's part country-western saloon, part top-40’s dance club that draws a mixed and friendly crowd. 

900 E. Colfax Avenue

Your Mom's House


Your Mom’s House

608 E. 13th Avenue

The Ogden Theatre

935 E. Colfax Avenue

Fillmore Auditorium

1510 N. Clarkson Street

Z Cycle Shop


Z Cycle Shop

Dimitri and crew go out of their way to make sure your bike is performing at its utmost for the most reasonable price. They go above and beyond to find practical solutions to your biking needs. 

1405 N. Ogden Street

Capitol Hill Mansion


Capitol Hill Mansion Bed & Breakfast

1207 Pennsylvania Street

The Patterson Inn

429 E. 11th Avenue

The Ember Hostel

857 N. Grant Street

Adventures in Capitol Hill

First stop for Happy Hour was the Vesper Lounge…. Carlos and I each had a cocktail while the gentlemen next to us played UNO. Great place to just relax after work with some friends. After we finished our drink, we went next door to Mizuna.


I urge anyone who has not tried this restaurant, please make a reservation and go. We sat at the bar where we were thoroughly entertained by our bartender Andrew and the other patrons sitting there. We shared the Tuna Tartare and the Foie Gras. The tuna was good and what I had expected but the Foie Gras (if you like it) was amazing, might even be the best I have ever had.

Tartare and Chablis!!
Beautifully prepared Seared Foie Gras

I polished off 3 glasses of Chablis, should have just bought a bottle! Carlos had their famous aged Negroni. For those who are unaware this is his favorite cocktail, well before the Hipsters started ordering them.

oooh Negroni!

Luca d'Italia

Off to Luca d’Italia for dinner…. What a great little spot, warm, inviting and busy. There was a chill in the air so Cioppino seemed like the perfect dish paired nicely with a Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Perfection.

To Be Continued......