This week we’re taking a tour of North Capitol Hill (sometimes known as Uptown). With neighborhood boundaries running from Broadway to Downing Street and 20th Avenue to Colfax, this little slice of the city is known for exceptional dining options, easy access to City Park, and a few historic gems.
🎶 Catch a concert: Two of Denver’s most iconic live music venues — the Ogden Theatre (built in 1919) and the Fillmore Auditorium (built in 1905) — can be found on the southern edge of the neighborhood along Colfax. Both theaters have interesting past lives as movie palaces, roller rinks, and even an electric car factory — but beyond the historic façade you’ll find modern sound systems and beautiful stages that have hosted everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Sound Tribe Sector 9.
🧩 Out on the town: Team bonding, family outing, date night — Epic Escape Game is the great activity for the whole group. The fact that it's located in a historic, repurposed, Victorian house adds a little Old Denver charm to the experience.
🍽️ Restaurant Row: Hungry? Throw a dart anywhere along 17th Avenue and you’re bound to hit something spectacular. Known unofficially as “Restaurant Row,” there’s something for every palate here. Fan-favorites include: Ace Eat Serve, Chada Thai, Marczyk Fine Foods, Olive & Finch, Hamburger Mary’s, and Sullivan Scrap Kitchen — just to name a few! Other area staples to check out? La Abeja and D Bar.
🌳 Swing by City Park: North Cap Hill is just a few convenient blocks from City Park, one of Denver’s cultural cornerstones where you’ll find the Zoo, the Museum of Nature and Science, 330 acres of green space and walking paths, and the historic City Park Pavilion and boathouse overlooking Ferril Lake.