Uptown, also referred to as North Capitol Hill, is a center city neighborhood near the Colorado State Capitol. The neighborhood has a diverse population, similar to surrounding neighborhoods of Five Points and Capitol Hill, Lodo, and cannot be defined by a single demographic. Currently, downtown is undergoing significant redevelopment and gentrification, with many young residents and transplants populating the apartments and homes that frequent the area.
You know you’re cool when you’re living in Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg’s old stomping ground. Uptown is where it’s at. Want to live in the heart of Denver, right near bustling Colfax and Broadway Ave.? Want to be able to walk to all of your favorite music venues, museums and some of the city’s favorite dives, taverns and eateries? Like the idea of Civic Center Park and the State Capitol Building all shiny and lit up in the Northwest corner of your neighboorhood, nestled between some of the hottest areas in town? Yeah, you want to live in Uptown.
Regarding local bars and restaurants in and around Uptown, well, it’s literally endless. First of all, the city’s favorite uber hip, open-late, highbrow vegetarian restaurant City O’ City lives in Cap Hill. Nearby Benny Blancos serves thin crust, NYC style pizza and Denver Ted’sis well-known for their greasy cheesesteaks. To highlight a few more spots, let’s go ahead and break it down geographically. On Colfax Ave., Denver’s favorite boulevard that bisects the city across twenty six miles, you’ve got Sassafras American Eatery serving Southern fried brunch stuffs, burgers at City Grille, more brunch at Fork & Spoon, greasy spoon Tom’s Diner open 24/7, beer and mussels at the Cheeky Monk, cocktails galore at speakeasy Prohibition, Charlie’s the cowboy themed gay bar, and Alpine Brewing Company just around the corner from the Ogden, on Ogden St.