Discover The Maven

The Best Things to Do in Denver

Enjoy Summer in the City

Please note that due to COVID-19, some restaurants and retailers may have different hours or offerings.


The Maven is much more than just another Denver hotel. We’re located at the heart of the city’s newest cultural hub and micro-district, the Dairy Block. What was once home to Windsor Dairy now houses some of Lower Downtown’s most creative makers, venues, bars, boutiques, and restaurants.

The Dairy Block itself is located just south of the larger RiNo (River North) Art District, one of Denver’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Lonely Planet named RiNo one of the “Top 10 Neighborhoods You Need to Visit in the US,” citing its punk-rock roots and something-for-everyone mix of studio spaces, microbreweries, craft coffee roasters, art galleries, and unique shops.

Venture beyond our micro-district and discover some of the best things to do in Denver this summer, from well-known attractions to renowned restaurants and shops. Kick off your Denver adventure effortlessly from our hotel near Coors Field and enjoy an authentic local experience in the Mile High City.

Downtown Denver Attractions

Coffee

Add an extra shot of espresso to your next trip to Denver when you dive into the local coffee scene. Whether you’re meeting a friend, getting some work done, or are just looking for your daily caffeine fix, stop by some of Denver’s favorite coffee shops and cafes.

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    Huckleberry Roasters

    1800 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80202

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    Huckleberry Roasters

    Centered around a mission to make people happy through a tasty coffee selection, Huckleberry Roasters is a sustainable coffee shop dedicated to working with smallholder farms and co-ops. Get your morning caffeine boost at their location inside of the Denver Milk Market. Guests of The Maven enjoy a free drip coffee daily from 6am - 12pm.

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    Pigtrain Coffee Co.

    1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202

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    Pigtrain Coffee Co.

    Located inside of the iconic Denver Union Station, Pigtrain Coffee Co. is the perfect place to start your Denver mornings. Sip on locally-roasted coffees — including cold brew, lattes, drip coffee, and more — or snack on a variety of pastries and breakfast eats. Guests of The Maven can stop by Pigtrain for 15% off food and non-alcoholic purchases.

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    Crema Coffee House

    2862 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205

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    Crema Coffee House

    Energize your mornings with the fresh flavors served up at the always-hip Crema Coffee House. They pride themselves on a diverse coffee selection — featuring more than 22 roasters — and a friendly atmosphere. They also have a menu of light bites and heartier eats, made fresh daily.

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    Amante Coffee at The Oxford

    1612 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

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Attractions

While Denver is a diverse city with seemingly endless things to do, there are some attractions that just can’t be missed. From a century-old train station to local parks and family-friendly destinations, explore the top attractions in Denver.

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    Denver Union Station

    1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO

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    Denver Union Station

    More than a century old, Denver Union Station has transformed beyond a transportation hub and into the cultural epicenter of downtown. Step into the station and find some of the city’s best dining outlets (including concepts from James Beard award winners), bars, and retail shops. The station also has a direct line to and from the airport, making travel to The Maven a breeze.

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    Denver Art Museum

    100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO

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    Denver Art Museum

    The Denver Art Museum is located in the Civic Center of downtown Denver and is one of the largest art museums in the country.

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    Denver Center for Performing Arts

    1101 13th Street, Denver, CO

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    Denver Center for Performing Arts

    The DCPA is located in Downtown Denver just minutes from The Maven Hotel and is one of the largest theater districts in the country. Catch the hottest Broadway shows, musicals, plays and much more!

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    Museum of Contemporary Art

    1485 Delgany Street, Denver, CO

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    Museum of Contemporary Art

    One of the foremost destinations for art in Denver, the Museum of Contemporary Art features a vast collection of rotating modern works, with mediums including photography, sculpture, and painting. They also host monthly events, such as film screenings and open mics.

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    Colorado Convention Center

    700 14th Street, Denver, CO

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    Colorado Convention Center

    The Colorado Convention Center is located in Downtown Denver less than one mile from The Maven Hotel. The Convention Center hosts more than 250 conferences and conventions annually including several major citywide conferences each year.

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    Clyfford Still Museum

    1250 Bannock Street, Denver, CO

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    Clyfford Still Museum

    One of the true gems of Denver's art scene, the Clyfford Still Museum showcases the large-scale paintings of this truly amazing abstract expressionist.

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    Larimer Square

    1430 Larimer Street, Denver, CO

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    Larimer Square

    The city block where Denver was founded, Larimer Square is among the most historic places in the city. Today, the buildings along Larimer Square house an eclectic mix of retail shops, bars, and dining outlets — all under the glow of the square’s signature canopy lights. Guests of The Maven enjoy exclusive discounts at Larimer Square shops including Dog Savvy, Eve, John Atencio, and Scarpaletto.

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    Colorado State Capital

    200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO

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    Colorado State Capital

    The State Capitol Building in Downtown Denver is located less than 1.5 miles from The Maven Hotel and offers public tours.

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    Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO

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    Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science you can hang with a mummy, dance with a dinosaur and walk on the moon - all under one magical roof.

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    Downtown Aquarium

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    Confluence Park

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    Civic Center Park/Capitol City Park

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    Civic Center Park

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Music & Sports Venues

As the biggest city in the state, Denver welcomes some of the top talent in the world, from singers and performers to nationally-ranked sports teams. Our hotel near Coors Field offers easy access to some of the city’s best music and sports venues.

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    Coors Field

    2001 Blake Street, Denver, CO

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    Coors Field

    Located two blocks from Union Station in the heart of Lower Downtown, Coors Field is Denver’s largest baseball park and the home of the Colorado Rockies MLB team. Baseball fans staying at The Maven will enjoy a 5-minute walk to the park.

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    Pepsi Center

    1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO

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    Pepsi Center

    A multipurpose arena in the center of Lower Downtown, the Pepsi Center is the ultimate entertainment destination. The arena is home to the Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and the Colorado Mammoth lacrosse team. The venue also hosts world-class performers and singers, from Cher to Elton John and Fleetwood Mac.

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    Empower Field at Mile High

    1701 Bryant Street, Denver, CO

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    Empower Field at Mile High

    Empower Field is the home of the Denver Broncos and is located less than 2.5 miles from The Maven Hotel.

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    Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

    A truly one-of-a-kind space, Ophelia’s is a multilevel live music venue and restaurant, serving a menu of classic American eats. On any given night, guests can expect to see anything from soul and rock ’n roll to a ’90s dance party or a burlesque show.

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    The Mission Ballroom

    4242 Wynkoop Street

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    The Mission Ballroom

    The Mission Ballroom is a scalable, state-of-the art concert venue scheduled to open in summer 2019. The 60,000 square-foot ballroom anchors North Wynkoop, a new 14-acre mixed use project by Denver-developers Westfield Company, located at the north-end of the RiNo neighborhood. The Mission Ballroom features a moving stage that provides flexible capacity from 2200 to 3950 guests, unrivaled sight lines via tiered rows, state-of-the-art sound and lights, and a large dance floor. Full-service bars conveniently placed around the venue maximize flow, efficiency and patron experience.

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    Ogden Theatre

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    Fillmore Auditorium

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Universities

Some of Colorado’s best universities and colleges can be found in Denver. Nationally-ranked public schools, private institutions, and community colleges offer classes for all interests and skill levels. Our hotel offers a convenient location to many of Denver’s schools, including the University of Colorado Denver.

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    University of Colorado Denver

    Part of the University of Colorado school system, the University of Colorado Denver offers more than 130 programs across 13 schools. Students, parents, and faculty enjoy an easy 15-minute walk to the downtown campus from The Maven Hotel.

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    Colorado State University

    While the main campus is located in Fort Collins, Colorado State University also has a university center in Denver. The CSU Denver Center is a source for events, academic services, CSU gear, and networking opportunities. Students can also participate in the Denver Executive MBA program at the Denver campus.

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    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    Located in the Auraria neighborhood near downtown Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver shares a campus with both the University of Colorado Denver and the Community College of Denver. MSU Denver has seen graduates become Fulbright scholars, award-winning novelists, and pioneering scientists. The campus is easily accessible by light rail and bus.

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Dining

Bursting with unique flavor, Denver boasts some of the best restaurants in the country. Dig into a diverse array of cuisine, ranging from classic American to international favorites.

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    Kachina Cantina

    1850 Wazee Street, Denver, CO

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    Kachina Cantina

    Delight in expertly-crafted Southwestern specialties, such as fry bread, bison, and green chile stew, at Kachina Cantina. This restaurant is connected to our hotel, so good food is never far. Guests of The Maven enjoy 15% off food and non-alcoholic beverages.

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    Mercantile Dining & Provision

    1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO

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    Mercantile Dining & Provision

    One of Denver's hottest restaurants, Mercantile Dining & Provision is located just three blocks from The Maven Hotel in Denver Union Station. Here, you'll enjoy elevated comfort food, expressed through seasonally-inspired dishes, in a casual atmosphere.

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    Milk Market

    An all-local, 16-venue market in the Dairy Block, the Milk Market is the ultimate destination for good eats in Denver. Stroll through the market and discover a world of flavors from Italy to China that will surprise and delight your taste buds. Stays at The Maven include 15% off purchases at the Milk Market.

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    Vesta Dipping Grill

    1822 Blake Street, Denver, CO

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    Vesta Dipping Grill

    One of Denver's most popular restaurants - Vesta Dipping Grill is right across the street from The Maven Hotel.

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    Urban Farmer

    A Lower Downtown staple, Urban Farmer is one of the best steakhouses in Denver. Featuring a chic rustic aesthetic, Urban Farmer offers a menu of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients that make use of whole-animal butchering. Guests of The Maven receive one complimentary pairing of a light bite and seasonal cocktail with each purchase.

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    Stoic & Genuine

    1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO

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    Stoic & Genuine

    Helmed by one of the most respected culinary teams in Denver, Stoic & Genuine is home to the freshest seafood in Denver. Stoic and Genuine is located in the iconic Denver Union Station, just two blocks from The Maven Hotel.

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    The Kitchen

    1530 16th Street, Denver, CO

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    The Kitchen

    A community bistro in Denver, The Kitchen offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with items including charcuterie, burrata crostini, housemade pastas, steaks, seafood and more. The Kitchen Denver has become one of Denver's must-visit destinations. The Maven Hotel is located just four blocks away!

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    Denver ChopHouse & Brewery

    1735 19th Street, Denver

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    Denver ChopHouse & Brewery

    The Denver ChopHouse & Brewery is located in the Historic Union Pacific Building, just 2 blocks from The Maven Hotel.

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    Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

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    Next Door American Eatery

    A casual urban American eatery serving environmentally friendly food in a laid-back setting.

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Bars & Breweries

One of the top beer cities in the world, Denver offers an extensive selection of craft breweries. Sip your way through the city’s best stouts, ales, IPAs, and sours on a tour of Denver’s breweries. Not a beer drinker? Try out the creative concoctions at a nearby bar or cocktail lounge.

Shopping

Locally-made goods, on-trend fashions, and more — find it all on a shopping trip around Denver. Stroll through the Dairy Block and browse through some of the best retailers in the city.

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    Dairy Block

    1800 Wazee Street, Denver, CO

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    Dairy Block

    The Maven Hotel is located within Denver's most talked about mixed use project - The Dairy Block. Step into a historical place and discover something new. Explore the vibrant alley, uncover inspired retail, savor the food and drink—everything at Dairy Block is simply waiting to be found.

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    Berkeley Supply

    Specializing in high-quality menswear, Berkeley Supply carries everything from clothing and footwear to luggage and accessories. Style your stay in Denver with Berkeley Supply’s assortment of brands, including Rogue Territory, Filson, and Shinola.

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    Cherry Creek Shopping Center

    3000 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO

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    Cherry Creek Shopping Center

    The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is the premier indoor shopping mall in Denver featuring more than 160 retailers and is located just 4 miles from The Maven Hotel.

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    Blue Ruby

    A quaint, locally-owned boutique, Blue Ruby offers fashions in styles for both men and women. Their location in the Dairy Block is the second iteration of their popular Larimer Square store. Stop by Blue Ruby and find a variety of items, including denim jeans and jackets, jewelry, and handbags.

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    HEYDAY Denver

    Find everything you need — from a new wardrobe to home goods and stationery — at HEYDAY Denver. This stylish store is committed to keeping a highly-curated collection of timeless items that exude a simple yet luxurious vibe.

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    Fetch Shop

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    Free Market

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    Warby Parker

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    Sarah O. Jewelry

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    Clare V.

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    Jenni Kayne Apparel + Home

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