We’ve said it since day one; here at The Center, we’re passionate about creating community around a shared love for cannabis. To us, community means a group of people gathering around shared interests. Since we’ve moved to our new Broadway location, we’ve given many of you our recommendations for the best parks, restaurants, shops and studios around.

For today’s blog, we’re bringing these recs to our blog. So, follow along to learn about our fave Denver spots close to The Center.

Outdoor Adventures

Washington Park

Dive into Denver’s natural beauty down the street from The Center with a visit to Washington Park, a sprawling urban oasis where Denver residents gather to walk, run, play intramural sports, and so much more. Explore the park’s lush gardens, scenic lakes, and tree-lined paths, or enjoy a leisurely picnic in the shade. With its tranquil atmosphere and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, Washington Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind amidst the hustle and bustle of the city.

Coffee & Sweets

The Molecule Effect

Elevate your coffee experience at The Molecule Effect, a unique cafe and wine bar located in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. Indulge in expertly crafted espresso drinks, artisanal pastries, and an extensive selection of wines and craft beers. With its eclectic decor and laid-back vibe, The Molecule Effect is the ideal destination for coffee lovers and wine enthusiasts alike.

Voodoo Doughnut

Treat yourself to a sugary indulgence at Voodoo Doughnut, a quirky and iconic doughnut shop located in Denver’s Colfax Avenue neighborhood. Sink your teeth into creative and decadent doughnut creations, from maple bacon bars to bubblegum-filled delights. With its vibrant decor and eclectic menu, Voodoo Doughnut offers a one-of-a-kind dessert experience that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Wellness & Relaxation

Yoga Center of Denver

Recharge your body and mind at the Yoga Center of Denver, a premier yoga studio offering a variety of classes for practitioners of all levels. Whether you’re seeking to improve flexibility, reduce stress, or enhance mindfulness, the studio’s experienced instructors will guide you through transformative yoga practices in a supportive and welcoming environment. 

With its serene atmosphere and holistic approach to wellness, the Yoga Center of Denver is the perfect place to find balance and rejuvenation amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.

Live Music

Herman’s Hideaway

For nearly 30 years, Herman’s Hideaway has been a key player in Denver’s music scene, beginning its journey in 1962. With a history of over 25,000 bands performing across Wednesdays to Saturdays, it’s been a launchpad for famous acts like Big Head Todd and the Monsters and hosted legendary performances from bands like Faith No More and Dave Matthews Band. Beyond nurturing established talents, it offers a platform for emerging artists with weekly new talent showcases. Herman’s guarantees electrifying nights where good music and a packed, energetic dance floor embody the spirit of Denver’s happiest crowds.


Bruno’s Italian Bistro

Embark on a culinary adventure at

, a contemporary Italian restaurant located in Denver’s vibrant RiNo neighborhood. Helmed by acclaimed chef Bruno Davaillon, the bistro offers a menu of inventive and flavorful Italian dishes that celebrate the rich culinary heritage of Italy.

Lucile’s Creole Café

Transport your taste buds to the vibrant flavors of the South with a visit to Lucile’s Creole Café. Located in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, this beloved eatery serves up authentic Creole cuisine with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Indulge in classic dishes like shrimp and grits, beignets, and jambalaya, all served with a side of Southern hospitality.

Fire on the Mountain

Get your fix of finger-licking good comfort food at Fire on the Mountain, a popular wing joint located in Denver’s Highland neighborhood. Known for their award-winning wings and selection of house-made sauces, Fire on the Mountain is a favorite spot for wing enthusiasts and beer lovers alike. Pair your wings with a cold craft beer and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and friendly service.

Roxy on Broadway

The Roxy Broadway is a unique blend of vintage and modern, serving as a restaurant, speakeasy, and music venue. It captures the essence of the 1920s with classic cocktails and decor, complemented by shareable plates that draw inspiration from both local and international cuisines. The Roxy aims to foster a community atmosphere, encouraging guests to indulge, relax, and engage in meaningful conversations in a welcoming environment. Core values of hospitality, community, respect, quality, and consistency are at the heart of The Roxy experience, ensuring a memorable visit where guests can enjoy great food and drinks in good company.

Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social offers a vibrant mix of great cocktails, delicious food, and endless fun, focused on creating exceptional experiences and unforgettable memories. They pride themselves on being “fun dealers”, aiming to bring people together for laughter, singing, dancing, and socializing over craft cocktails, fresh meals, social games, and lively music. Welcoming everyone, Punch Bowl Social invites guests to let loose with their favorite people and enjoy a unique, entertaining outing.


BurnDown, named after a significant fire that damaged its building, blends its history with modern style by preserving charred beams and distressed brick. This venue, featuring a restaurant, lounge, and outdoor spaces, merges neighborhood charm with innovative elements. Offering standout local drinks, a comprehensive menu, and weekend music from local and visiting artists, BurnDown caters to a laid back, eclectic crowd. It’s a place designed for casual drinks, extended dining, and socializing at any time, ensuring a welcoming space for both lively conversations and enjoying a well-crafted meal.

Blue Bonnet

Since opening in the 1930s, The Blue Bonnet in Denver has transitioned from an American Cafe with early ties to Texas to a beloved Mexican restaurant under the ownership of the Mobell family since 1968. Now managed by Gary Mobell and Marci Rosenberg, it stands as one of Denver’s oldest family-owned eateries, renowned for its loyal staff, including second-generation employees and head chef Luis Galvez who incorporates his family’s Mexican recipes into the menu. The restaurant offers an innovative seasonal menu with local ingredients, a comprehensive gluten-free selection, and an award-winning margarita and cocktail list, maintaining its tradition while continually evolving.

Maria Empanada

Nestled in the heart of culinary traditions, Maria Empanada is a warm, inviting eatery born from a legacy of cherished summer days spent crafting empanadas in Cordoba, Argentina. Within its walls thrives the spirit of generations of women named Maria, whose recipes and love for cooking inspired its inception. The founder’s humble beginning with a mere $300 has blossomed into a dedicated quest to share the authentic flavors and inviting aromas reminiscent of an Argentine childhood. Each bite at Maria Empanada is more than a taste—it’s an experience woven with cultural richness and a deep-seated passion. The restaurant stands as a heartfelt homage to its creator’s ancestry and extends an open invitation to guests eager to partake in a savory journey through heritage and fervor.

Plant Shops

Man shop assistant holding terrarium in indoor potted plant store, small business concept.

The Bronze Petal

Located in the neighborhood near The Center Dispensary, The Bronze Petal stands as a serene retreat for plant lovers. This quaint plant shop offers an exquisite selection of indoor plants, succulents, and botanical accessories. Whether you’re seeking a vibrant Monstera or a resilient snake plant, The Bronze Petal has the perfect green addition for your space. With knowledgeable staff ready to offer guidance on plant care and selection, a visit to The Bronze Petal promises to elevate your indoor oasis to new heights of greenery and tranquility.

Check Out These Spots After Your Trip to The Center – Premier Denver Medical & Recreational Dispensary

After your next visit to The Center, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the vibrant array of attractions and experiences waiting just around the corner, literally!

There’s nothing we love more than a morning of yoga at Yoga Center of Denver followed by a breakfast at Lucile’s and a reset at Wash Park, all after we’ve grabbed our favorite goodies from our store.

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*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*