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Where to Hang in Harvey Park

Bree Davies
Bree Davies
Posted on September 21
A Cliff May mid-century modern home in Harvey Park

A Cliff May mid-century modern home in Harvey Park. (seanmugs / Flickr)

This suburban enclave in southwest Denver is known for its quiet streets and proximity to the Loretto Heights campus currently under redevelopment. But did you know that Harvey Park is also home to dozens of mid-century modern homes designed by famed California architect Cliff May? The community is really worth a wander for contemporary design buffs looking to soak in those clean lines and sleek home designs — but it also offers great food, expansive greenspace, and so much more. Check it out:

🎳 Crown Lanes

This old school bowling alley is truly a neighborhood gathering place — league bowlers, kids’ birthday parties, and folks looking for a fun Friday night out are all welcome at Crown Lanes. The bar inside offers stiff drinks and go-to greasy bowling alley grub.

🌳 Harvey Park

A quintessential neighborhood park, this expansive greenspace offers a great paved walking trail, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and rec center, and of course, Harvey Park Lake, a fan-favorite for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.

A map depicting Harvey Park neighborhood boundaries

Harvey Park neighborhood boundaries. (Denver Maps)

🎂 San Antonio Bakery & Juice Bar

Conchas, donuts, orejas, fruit-filled empanadas, and chocolate flan (!!) — any pastry imaginable lines the shelves at this delectable, made-from-scratch bakery. Along with grab-n-go sweets, San Antonio also takes orders for everything from Rosca de Reyes cakes to multi-tiered wedding delights.

🍔 Coming soon … Harvey Park Grille

When dining staple Rosemary Cafe closed last spring after 30 years, a restaurant-shaped hole was left in the community. But some good news is on the horizon: Harvey Park Grille is moving in! This brand new concept from the folks behind beloved brunch locale Jelly Cafe promises a refreshed interior, a yet-to-be-revealed lunch and dinner menu, and if all goes well, a full bar.

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