20 Things to Do Around Coors Field

As locals and owners of Delicious Denver Food Tours, we’ve come to know the Mile High City pretty well. Catching a Rockies game is one of our favorite Denver activities and with so many things to do around Coors Field, it’s easy to fill a day’s itinerary. 

Interestingly, the stadium’s construction in 1995 is what kicked off the reinvigoration of Denver’s downtown. Coors Field sits between RiNo and LoDo, two of the city’s best neighborhoods for food, drink, and fun. From our top-rated Downtown Food Tour to art galleries and arcade games, this guide has attractions for everyone.

The Best Things to Do Around Coors Field

Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza being served on our Downtown Denver Food Tour

Our Downtown Food Tour is ranked as the #1 Denver experience on TripAdvisor. It takes you to five award-winning local restaurants, all of which are within a half-mile of Coors Field. 

From authentic Neapolitan pizza at Marco’s Coal-Fired to Lazo’s Argentinian empanadas, this 3-hour walking tour will fill you up and make you fall in love with the city. Drink pairings are also available, and your guide will share insights into our incredible food scene, the history of Coors Field, and Denver’s past and present. 

Check out our other foodie experiences, too, including our RiNo Arts District Food Tour! Public tours run every day, and private tours are available for groups of six or more.

The exterior of ViewHouse, featuring a deck and spacious patio
Photo: ViewHouse Facebook

ViewHouse is a baseball’s throw away from Coors Field. Its massive space includes a rooftop deck and outdoor courtyard with a range of activities and games. Head here to play volleyball, cornhole, giant Jenga, and beer pong before or after seeing the Rockies. 

This Ballpark mainstay also has a 129’’ TV, perfect for those times when you can’t score tickets. On game days, especially when the weather’s warm, Viewhouse draws a fun, excited crowd. It’s a great location to kick back with a drink, enjoy some food, and have some fun in the sun.

The exterior of Cannabis Station
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The Mile High City took on a whole new meaning when in 2014, Colorado became one of the first states to legalize recreational cannabis. Though much of the nation has now followed suit, Colorado’s more mature industry grants a greater selection at lower prices. 

Check out the quality and diverse range of products at our favorite dispensary near Coors Field: Cannabis Station. Its knowledgeable budtenders will help you navigate between flower, edibles, concentrates, and more.

Two beer glasses on Great Divide Brewing's patio
Photo: Great Divide Brewing Co. Facebook

Great Divide started brewing in the Ballpark neighborhood all the way back in 1994, long before it was cool. This completely independent brewer is committed to sustainability and giving back to its local community. It boasts five World Beer Cup Awards and 19 medals from the Great American Beer Festival, one of the best things to do in Denver

If you’re looking for something to drink before or after a game, we recommend its famous Yeti Imperial Stout and the Colette Farmhouse Ale. Order a flight to try both and other world-class brews at its location just blocks from Coors Field.

Delicious Denver Food Tours co-founder Jessica hosting a Denver Wine Walk
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Beer isn’t the only libation loved by Denver locals. The city features incredible wine bars and tasting rooms. Many specialize in various growing regions and offer great happy hour deals

Several are also stops on our Denver Wine Walk! This guided experience is available on Fridays through Sundays from 4-6:30 pm. It includes eight wine tastings and multiple small plates from celebrated eateries like Bistro LeRoux and Blanchard Family Wines. Savor rosé and chocolates, red wines with beef tartare, and more elevated pairings.

The brick exterior of the National Ballpark Museum
Photo: National Ballpark Museum website

The National Ballpark Museum is adjacent to Coors Field on Blake and 20th. Its downtown location has displayed hundreds of artifacts since 2010, but founder Bruce Hellerstein was collecting long before then. 

Many pieces of memorabilia relate to the original 14 ballparks, which include Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, and the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field. The museum also highlights local baseball history with relics from the Rockies and Coors Field, as well as the former Denver Bears and Bears Stadium.

Contemporary art pieces on the walls of Robischon Gallery
Photo: Robischon Gallery Facebook

Strike a sharp contrast between cheering crowds and athletic competition by visiting Robischon Gallery. Conveniently, it’s just two blocks from the ballpark on the corner of 18th and Wazee. 

This contemporary gallery has been showcasing local, national, and international artists since 1976. It’s open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 am-6 pm, as well as Saturdays from 12-5 pm. After the sun and noise of a baseball game, it serves as a refreshing oasis of calm and beauty.

Dairy Block, featuring murals and neon lighting
Photo: Dairy Block Facebook

Dairy Block is a trendy micro-district less than two blocks from Coors Field. It suits a range of interests with plenty of things to eat, drink, and do. Every visit is unique with new retail goods, seasonal markets, and a rotating calendar of events, plus an ever-evolving dining scene. 

Pair wine with charcuterie at Blanchard Family Wines. This tasting room comes from the award-winning, Sonoma-based winery — and happens to be a stop on our Denver Wine Walk.

If spirits are more your thing, check out Poka Lola Social Club. Set within The Maven Hotel, this buzzy bar offers a range of craft beverages. Sample these solo or on our guided Cocktails + Tastes Tour.

Feeling hungry? Visit some of the best restaurants in Denver at Dairy Block. This includes For[a]ged, a raw bar and steakhouse by star chef Duy Pham; BRUTØ, which recently won one of Colorado’s first Michelin stars; and Kachina Cantina, a stop on our Downtown Food Tour.

A massive crowd of Rockies fans smiling to camera in McGregor Square
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McGregor Square is a mixed-use development right next to Coors Field. If you don’t have tickets into the stadium, this is the next best place to cheer on the Rockies. 

Its outdoor plaza features a massive 66′ by 20′ LED screen, which always draws a crowd on game day. Tom’s Watch Bar is another ideal spot to post up, offering pub grub, ice-cold beer, and several flatscreens — plus Topgolf Swing Suites. 

The Rally Hotel is also located within McGregor Square. Stay here to take part in all the revelry in the heart of Ballpark.

Pinball games inside 1up Arcade Bar, one of the best things to do around Coors Field
Photo: 1up Arcade Bar Facebook

1up Arcade Bar is just a block from Coors Field and features a full bar, New York-style pizza slices, and retro arcade games from wall to wall. Here, with an adult beverage in hand, you can live out your nostalgic adolescent dreams. 

Enjoy classics like Donkey Kong, Tron, and Pac-Man alongside Contra, NBA Jam, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more. 1up Arcade Bar also has a wide variety of pinball games and hosts a pinball tournament on the first Sunday of every month.

A group of women with straws sipping a bucket drink at Howl at the Moon
Photo: Howl at the Moon Facebook

Live music bar Howl at the Moon and adjoined nightclub Down Denver will soon open on the corner of 21st and Larimer, just two blocks from Coors Field. At its previous location, it hosted dueling pianos, performers across a range of music genres, and more entertaining acts.

Currently, it’s unclear as to what Howl at the Moon will offer in its new space. But undoubtedly, the bar chain will serve its iconic bucket drinks. Sip on Malibu Barbie made with Pink Whitney vodka and strawberry rum while singing along to party anthems. Few Denver bachelorette party ideas can compete with this one!

The exterior of Star Bar in Denver's Ballpark district
Photo: Star Bar Instagram

Star Bar has served the Ballpark district since 1959. Expect a dive atmosphere and an extensive whiskey and craft beer selection. Food isn’t served here, but drinks are reasonably priced, especially compared to the newer, more trendy pubs in the area.  

It offers an outdoor patio, but entertainment often keeps patrons indoors. Tuesday and Thursday karaoke nights are especially busy. Punch in your go-to track (sans anything Journey) and listen to others belt out their favorite tunes. All are open to participate, talented or not. If you’d rather leave the singing to the professionals, stop into Star Bar on one of its live music nights.

A butter pecan old fashioned from Urban Farmer, one of several stops on our Cocktail Tasting Tour
Photo: Urban Farmer Facebook

Take happy hour up a notch with our expert-led Cocktail Tasting Tour, available daily from 4:30-6:30 pm. This guided experience includes 4 craft cocktails and curated bites at two of our three stops. Enjoy a Brachetto spritz paired with marinated olives at Tavernetta, sip a smooth butter pecan old fashioned at Urban Farmer, and be delighted by more tasty samples! 

Our tour involves visits to some of the city’s top sites, including Union Station and Dairy Block. Take in the ambiance while learning about Denver’s incredible dining scene. This guided experience is a great pick for team building activities, entertaining tourists, and even engaging those who don’t drink, as mocktails are also available. 

The interior of Union Station, featuring mid-century furnishings and elevated ceilings
Photo: Union Station Facebook

Union Station, which some refer to as “Denver’s living room,” is more than an essential piece of the city’s history. Today, it’s a central dining and drinking destination full of delicious things to try

Nosh on pancakes at Snooze, a local favorite and one of the best brunch spots in Denver. Savor a James Beard award-winning chef’s menu at Mercantile Dining & Provisions. You can also visit the station’s original ticket windows, which are now built into Terminal Bar.

For dessert, order a scoop or three at Milkbox Ice Creamery, which is a featured stop on our Downtown Food Tour.

People seated at tables on Attimo Winery's patio
Photo: Attimo Winery Facebook

When Jon Schlegel founded Snooze in 2006, he accomplished his first dream of opening a restaurant before he turned 30. A tremendous success, the restaurant spread across Denver, then Colorado and throughout the US. 

This made his second dream possible: living abroad. Jon purchased a small vineyard in Piedmont, Italy where we learned the art of wine-making. He brought this back to Denver with the Attimo Wine tasting room, located just a few blocks from Coors Field. Stop by for incredible, authentic Italian wines and small snacks on its beautiful patio.

A beer flight at Wynkoop Brewing Company
Photo: Wynkoop Brewing Company Facebook

Wynkoop is the first brewpub in Denver and one of the largest in the nation. Originally, it was owned by former Denver mayor, Colorado governor, and current Senator, John Hickenlooper.

Its spacious three-level interior features bar games, a large food menu, and of course, plenty of brews. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Rocky Mountain oyster stout. Spoiler: Rocky Mountain oysters aren’t seafood! Per barrel, this beer is made with exactly three roasted and sliced bull testicles.

The red-lit interior of Cruise Room
Photo: Cruise Room Facebook

Cruise Room has operated since Prohibition’s repeal (though, some say before that…) and is an exact replica of the bar aboard the Queen Mary. This swanky lounge is set inside The Oxford, Denver’s oldest hotel, located just two blocks from Coors Field. After a game, stop in for live music and classic cocktails in an intimate, elegant setting.

Various dishes from vendors at Denver Milk Market
Photo: Denver Milk Market Facebook

Denver Milk Market is a food hall with eleven different dining concepts — truly, there’s something for everyone. It’s the brain-child of local celebrity chef Frank Bonnano and features the greatest hits of his employee-led restaurant group. Chances are if you like something at the Market, the Bonanno group has an entire Denver restaurant devoted to that exact cuisine.

Inside Denver Milk Market, you’ll find everything from poke bowls to street tacos, Nashville hot chicken, handmade pasta and pizza, plus gelato for dessert. Located just two blocks from Coors Field, it’s perfect for both a quick bite or a long afternoon of drinking and hanging out.

People on the patio outside Rise Comedy, one of the best things to do around Coors Field
Photo: Rise Comedy Facebook

Rise Comedy is a great stop for a drink and some laughs following a game at Coors Field. Since 2011, this venue formerly known as Voodoo Comedy Playhouse has been a mainstay for live comedy. In 2019, LA comedy veterans Nick Armstrong and Josh Nicols joined founder Steve Wilder in evolving the theater’s offerings. 

Today, events include live improvised musicals, stand up showcases, pop culture satires, and more entertaining acts. Shows happen several nights each week and a full bar adds to the energetic atmosphere. This spot is a great place to unwind after cheering on the Rockies.

A woman seated within one of the unique birdcage booths at Wonderyard
Photo: Wonderyard Facebook

Earlier this year, Wonderyard Garden + Table opened across the street from Rise Comedy on the corner of 22nd and Larimer. This bar-forward restaurant comes from the same hospitality group as Viewhouse and like its sister concept, it knows how to please a crowd. 

Namely, an Instagram-worthy aesthetic is what sets Wonderyard apart. Seat yourself within an oversized birdcage wrapped in twinkle lights and strike a pose next to its floral and neon-lit wall. The menu is equally fabulous with cocktails served in purse-shaped glasses and garnished with cotton candy. Pair drinks with shareable apps, wood-fired flatbreads, and tasty globally-inspired mains including a pork carnitas torta, falafel wrap, and steak frites served with patatas bravas.