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, Coors Field’s construction in 1995 is what kicked off the reinvigoration of Denver’s downtown. The stadium sits between RiNo and Lodo, which today, are 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.
1. Take The Original Downtown Food Tour
Ranked as the #1 Denver experience on TripAdvisor, our Downtown Food Tour takes you to five award-winning restaurants. Drink pairings are available, and conveniently, all local eateries are within a half mile of Coors Field.
From authentic Neapolitan pizza to Argentinian empanadas, this 3-hour tour will fill you up and make you fall in love with the city. 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 the Cocktails + Tastes Tour, Denver Wine Walk, and RiNo Food + Beer Tour! Public tours run every day, and private tours are available for groups of six or more.
2. Play Bags at ViewHouse
Viewhouse is a stone’s (or baseball’s) throw away from Coors Field and is a great stop before or after seeing the Rockies. Their massive space includes a rooftop deck and outdoor courtyard with a range of activities and games. These include volleyball, bags, giant Jenga, and beer pong, among others.
There’s also 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 beer, enjoy some food, and have some fun in the sun.
3. Browse at Cannabis Station by Rocky Mountain High
The Mile High City took on a whole new meaning when in 2000, Colorado became one of the first states in the nation to legalize marijuana. Though legal cannabis has become popular in the years since, Colorado’s marijuana industry is far more mature.
This reputation is reflected in the quality and diversity of products found in Denver’s dispensaries. Check out the massive selection at our favorite dispensary near Coors Field: Rocky Mountain High. Their trained budtenders will help you navigate between flower, edibles, concentrates, and more.
4. Visit the Original Great Divide Brewing Taproom
All the way back in 1994, Great Divide started brewing in the Ballpark neighborhood long before it was cool. They’re a completely independent brewer committed to sustainability and giving back to its local community.
The brewery boasts 18 medals from the Great American Beer Festival, one of the city’s most amazing attractions. Great Divide has also received 5 World Beer Cup Awards, and you’re sure to find world-class brews at their location just blocks from Coors Field.
If you’re looking for something to drink before or after a game, we recommend their famous Yeti Imperial Stout and the Colette Farmhouse Ale. Or try both by ordering a flight, which ranks on our list of the top ten things to do in downtown Denver.
5. Check out contemporary art at the Robischon Gallery
Perhaps you identify as one with many tastes and are looking for something vastly different to do near Coors Field. Strike a sharp contrast between cheering crowds and athletic competition by visiting the Robischon Gallery. Conveniently, it’s just two blocks from the ballpark.
This contemporary gallery has been showcasing local, national, and international artists since 1976. It’s open from 11a – 6p Tuesday through Friday, and 12 – 5p on Saturday. After the sun and noise of a baseball game, it serves as a refreshing oasis of calm and beauty.
6. Explore Denver’s Newest Micro-District: The Dairy Block
Have a group that can’t agree on what to eat, drink, or do? Head to the Dairy Block, a trendy new micro-district that has something for everyone.
Check out Blanchard Family Wines, the urban expansion of the award-winning, Sonoma-based winery. Sidebar: it happens to be a stop on our Denver Wine Walk! If spirits are more your thing, order the “dealer’s choice” at Poka Lola Social Club, a stop on our Cocktails + Tastes Tour.
Feeling hungry? Visit Foraged, the raw bar and steakhouse by Denver star chef, Duy Pham. It happens to be one of the best restaurants in Denver. The Dairy Block also has shopping, crafts, and a rotating calendar of events that make every visit different.
7. See the game on the BIG screen at McGregor Square
Right next to Coors Field, McGregor Square is a brand new block of mixed-use development. Before seeing the Rockies, you can shop at their flagship gear store and check in at the Rally Hotel. Then at The Original, enjoy Cronut Sliders and other game-day comfort food.
If you can’t make it into the stadium, catch the event in the heart of the square. A massive screen rests in the 28,000-square-foot outdoor plaza, sure to attract a crowd. Alternatively, you can watch the game at Topgolf Swing Suites, full of flat screens, food, and more.
8. Browse books at Tattered Cover (now at McGregor Square)
If you or someone in your group is more of a bookworm than a baseball super fan, you have to take them to Tattered Cover. They’re a Denver original and the largest independent bookstore in Colorado, now with a new location in McGregor’s Square.
Tattered Cover features a wide variety of new and used books, and hosts author events almost every day of the week. If you’re a tourist to Denver, stop to pick up a book for the flight home after attending a Rockies game.
9. Play Classic Arcade Games at 1Up Arcade Bar
1Up Arcade Bar is just a block from Coors Field and features a full bar, food menu, and classic arcade games from wall to wall. Here, with an adult beverage in hand, you can live out your nostalgic adolescent dreams.
Enjoy childhood favorites like Contra, NBA Jam, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and X-Men. They also have a wide variety of pinball games and host a pinball tournament on the first Sunday of every month.
10. Visit Denver’s ‘Living Room’ at Union Station
Known as “Denver’s Living Room,” Union Station is more than an essential piece of the city’s history. Today, it’s also a central dining and drinking destination full of delicious things to try.
Whether you’re looking for a James Beard award-winning chef’s menu or a scoop of artisanal Rocky Road ice cream, Union Station is the place to be. Visit the station’s original ticket windows now built into Terminal Bar, one of Denver’s top happy hour spots. Or dine on pancakes at Snooze, a Denver original and one of the city’s best brunch restaurants.
11. Sip cocktails in the Cruise Room at the Oxford Hotel
Operating since Prohibition’s repeal (and some say before that…), Cruise Room is a retro cocktail bar connected to Denver’s oldest hotel: The Oxford. Just two blocks from Coors Field, the bar is an exact replica of the bar aboard the Queen Mary. After a game, stop in for live music and classic cocktails in an intimate, elegant setting.
12. Taste Italian-Bred Colorado-Raised Wines at Attimo Winery
When Jon Schlegel founded Snooze AM Eatery 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, then the US.
This made his second dream possible: living abroad. Jon purchased a small vineyard in Piedmont, Italy, and learned wine-making. He brought this back to Denver with the Attimo tasting room, located just a few blocks from Coors Field. Stop by for incredible, authentic Italian wines and small snacks on their beautiful patio.
13. Order a beer flight at Wynkoop Brewery
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.
Their spacious three-level interior features bar games, a large food menu, and of course, plenty of brews. If you’re feeling adventurous, try out the Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout. Spoiler: rocky mountain oysters aren’t seafood! Per barrel, this beer is made with 25 pounds of roasted and sliced bull testicles.
14. Try Everything at the Denver Milk Market
The Denver Milk Market is a food hall with sixteen different dining concepts, so truly, there’s something for everyone. It’s the brain-child of local celebrity chef Frank Bonnano, featuring the greatest hits of his employee-led restaurant group. Chances are if you like something you eat 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 Asian Bao to Nashville Hot Chicken, Neapolitan pizza, and gelato. Located just two blocks from Coors Field, it’s perfect for both a quick bite or a long afternoon of drinking and hanging out.
15. Catch Improv or Standup at Rise Comedy
Following a game at Coors Field, Rise Comedy is a great stop for a drink and some laughs. Since 2011, this venue once 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, standup showcases, and pop culture satires. Shows happen seven nights a week with several showtimes and a full bar. It’s a great way to unwind after cheering on the Rockies.