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Get to Know Old South Gaylord

Peyton Garcia
Peyton Garcia
Posted on October 20, 2022   |   Updated on June 19
Historic South Gaylord Street. (@historicsouthgaylord.denver / Instagram)

Historic South Gaylord Street. (@historicsouthgaylord.denver / Instagram)

This week, host Bree Davies takes us to a particular block in the Wash Park neighborhood — Old South Gaylord Street. Situated between East Tennessee and Mississippi avenues, this little section of south Denver is packed with restaurants, bars, independent shops, and more.

🍳 Best Place To Brunch: “I’m a sucker for ambiance, and The Cookery at Myrtle Hill has it! From the mint green walls and antique tin ceilings to the collection of built-ins and vintage diner counter stools, this storefront eatery is both stylish and welcoming. The food is fantastic and well worth the wait. I highly recommend the smoked salmon avocado toast or quiche du jour.”

🛍️ Somewhere To Shop: “If you miss the old-school customer service and expertise of a department store, Wish Boutique and W Boutique are just for you. This pair of local womens’ clothing and accessories shops have an excellent selection of fresh fits, cool sunglasses, stylish purses, and more, with salespeople who know how to pull together a great look.”

🍸 Somewhere To Sit And Sip: “Whether you’re pulled up to the bar, hanging out on one of the two plant-donning patios, or plopped down in a comfy chair in their lounge area, Wash Park Grille is a great spot for a drink. The Italian-inspired menu is top-notch too, but the restaurant and bar’s plethora of seating options makes it a great place to grab a cocktail with a friend or watch the game.”

🍭 Other Neighborhood Faves: Myrtle Hill owner Angela Pilloud’s original Old South Gaylord staple, Devil’s Food Bakery, is still going strong serving up fine coffee and pastries. (Pro-tip: It’s also a great place to get old timey candy if, like me, you’re into wax bottles, candy buttons, and Mary Janes!) Also, if you have kiddos, Old South Gaylord hosts its own, free Trick-Or-Treat Street event, which is coming up on Halloween from 3 to 6 p.m.”

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