TA Away Game Travel Guide to Denver

25 Jun 2012 3:01 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)

—by Andrew Brawley

I must admit I haven’t spent much time in Denver. In fact, I’ve spent more time in the airport during layovers than in the city itself. Thankfully, I managed to get in touch a Timbers hero of recent years for some help.

Former Timbers goalkeeper Steve Cronin is now retired and living with his wife Laura and daughter Kaiya in Denver. Steve is currently studying for an upcoming Series 6 exam, and is on track to run a State Farm Insurance agency downtown early next year. (If you have friends in Denver…send them to Steve!). They just celebrated Kaiya’s first birthday, and are enjoying their time in Denver, especially since Laura’s family lives in the area. Steve was nice enough to take a break from his studies to put together a list of places for any traveling TA heading to Denver!


Hard to compare anything to PDX but there are a few that strike a chord.

Peaks Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Most comparable to one of my favorite places in PDX, Portland City Grill.

For breakfast, check out Snooze. Great food along the lines of Morning Star Café.

Fado's is an Irish pub with great atmosphere and they are showing the Euros! Right around the corner is the Celtic Tavern so take your pick. (I obviously relate these places to Kells.) Unfortunately there is no speakeasy cigar bar in the basement. The more I think about it, the more I miss Kells, and PDX!

Cherry Creek North. I live right by here and there is a great array of privately owned shops and restaurants. It is a great outdoor area similar in a lot of ways to NW 21st and 23rd in PDX.

Red Rocks Park. Great area for hiking and biking. Very different but outdoor activities are similar to that of Mt. Hood.

Larimer Square. This is a great area in downtown with even more shops and restaurants. It's a lot like Pioneer Square.

Hopefully the visiting Timbers faithful will enjoy one or two of these places. Laura and I really miss PDX and were very disappointed to leave. Portland and the TA will hold a special place in our hearts forever.

 


Comments

  • 22 Jul 2016 10:16 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Geoffrey McVie says:
    Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:48 am

    FYI for those cigar smokers out there. The Celtic Tavern DOES have a connected Cigar Bar.
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  • 22 Jul 2016 10:16 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Bryan H. says:
    Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I will add, Dick’s Field is far enough away from Downtown Denver that you could stay pretty much anywhere in the Denver area.

    There are lots of good micro breweries along the front range, if you have a DD, driving from Ft. Collins to Boulder, you can hit about 10 different good to excellent microbreweries. Avery in Boulder is by far my favorite, but there are some other really good ones like Oscar Blues, Left Hand, Equinox, O’Dells, etc… Or if you prefer to head to Jesusland, aka Colorado Springs, I highly recommend a stop at Trinity Brewing. Also, tasting rooms are not required to sell food and many don’t, so make sure you plan accordingly. (Note some have agreements with local restaurants for delivery to the tasting room.)
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  • 22 Jul 2016 10:16 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Chris Earley says:
    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    And don’t forget the awesome tailgate party with Class VI and Pid Army (FREE!!) on the south west corner of Dick’s starting at 4:00 PM on Saturday. I look forwrad to meeting Timber Army folks and look forward to partying with you in Portland at the end of August. Stop by the kegs and say hello (I’ll be the guy passing out the all important red cups)
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  • 22 Jul 2016 10:16 PM | 107ist Admin (Administrator)
    Josh says:
    Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I was born and raised in the Denver area. Its a great city. Instead of railing on about my favorite spots you should check out a Westword. Its like the Willamette Weekly. Good food, music and beer can be found all along the front range from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. HAVE FUN Timbers Army!!!
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