I live in the Wynkoop
Mercantile Lofts, above the Wynkoop
Brewing Company in Lower Downtown Denver (LoDo). The
Wynkoop is one of the best known bars in Denver, and was
founded by John
Hickenlooper who is now Mayor of Denver. The lofts have a
lot of character, with red brick walls, wooden floors and
ceilings, and big old wooden beams and pillars. The building
was built in 1899 as a warehouse and trading building and was
known as the J. S. Brown Mercantile Building. I recently
embarked on a significant remodeling project.
I have created a little
guide to local restaurants, bars and places of interest
using Yahoo Maps.
LoDo was a run down area in 1988 when the Wynkoop opened,
but is now the center of the action in Denver. There are over
a hundred restaurants and bars within half a mile of the
loft. Below are some links to local information sites,
and I've added a page with a list of my favorite downtown
restaurants and bars.