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Denver Neighborhood Guide: Capitol Hill

By Bri Hand | Jul 19, 2021

If you’re planning on moving to Denver, Colorado, you’re likely trying to figure out the best neighborhoods in Denver, and which one would be the right fit for you. Capitol Hill in Denver is a centrally located neighborhood that’s full of history, architectural charm, parks, and hip bars and restaurants. If you’re thinking of finding an apartment in Denver, this neighborhood should definitely be on your list.

Considering moving to Capitol Hill? Here’s our guide to the best restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, outdoor attractions, gyms, nightlife, and transportation in the neighborhood. 

Where to eat in Capitol Hill 

Potager, a rustic restaurant and wine bar on Ogden Street, was started by a father-daughter duo who have been business partners for over 20 years. The restaurant serves up eclectic market-fresh food that is to die for. 

Beautiful little Mizuna boasts New American cuisine that’s consistently rated among the best restaurants in the country. Despite this accolade, this Colorado restaurant still maintains an intimate, neighborly feel and a menu that changes every month. 

Luca is another must-try Capitol Hill spot. This family-owned Italian restaurant is as upscale as it is unfussy, with a wood-fired oven and a menu meant for sharing. 

Best drinks in Capitol Hill 

Denver’s most authentic taparia, the 9th Door Capitol Hill, is the perfect place to stop for great drinks and shareable dishes. 

Vesper Lounge is another hot spot in the Denver area, which serves up delicious Moroccan-style bites and a Vesper cocktail on tap. Vesper’s motto is “No Anger,” which is something we can definitely get behind! 

Where to get coffee in Capitol Hill 

Thump Genuine Coffee is a delicious Colorado coffee spot that is guided by the fundamental desire to create both a better cup of coffee and an overall better experience for the people who drink it. 

Another top Denver coffee shop is Roostercat Coffee House on Lincoln Street. This unique, women-led cafe stays super cozy with its brick walls, local art, and a patio with a fire pit. Be sure you don’t leave before trying one of its signature waffle sandwiches! 

Where to get groceries in Capitol Hill 

Capitol Market is a local convenience store on Grant Street selling grocery products, precooked meals, and more. For groceries, home goods, and international ingredients, head over to City Store Market

Another great Capitol Hill grocery store is Natural Grocers, where you can find produce, quality dietary supplements, vitamins, and body care products, along with free nutrition education. 

Where to work out in Capitol Hill 

Accomplish your fitness goals with Vital Strength and Fitness’s wide range of services, including open gym access, personal training, and specialized classes to meet any gym enthusiast’s needs. This gym is located on Lincoln Street.

For something a little less intense, the tree-lined Governors Park is a low-key city park perfect for walking or jogging while enjoying some nature.

Denver Free Walking Tours offers group tours, audio tours, and free walking tours of the Mile High City all in one place, so you can combine your exercise routine with learning more about your new home. 

Nightlife and live music in Capitol Hill 

Capitol Hill Tavern, a renovated 1900s Victorian-style mansion in the area, houses one of Denver’s premier upscale drinking and dining spots. This is a fun place to visit with your friends, or take a date to lunch, dinner or brunch. Definitely try the fried pickles and make-your-own mac n’ cheese. 

The Fainting Goat is a Colorado pub that prides itself on being the neighborhood bar. This full-service Irish sports bar is where to go if you want to feel like a local. 

For a night of live music, visit Ogden Theater, which offers standing room live music and even livelier energy. 

Transportation in Capitol Hill

Public transit is accessible in the Capitol Hill area via light rail, bus, or train, but most people tend to use ride shares or cars to get around. 

Land in a great apartment in Capitol Hill 

If you like the idea of moving to Capitol Hill in Denver, Colorado, Landing offers fully furnished apartments with flexible lease terms, concierge services, seamless transfers, and all the amenities you need. Browse our available apartments in Capitol Hill, or contact us to learn more about how a Landing membership works.

Still looking for the right Denver neighborhood for you? Browse our other Denver neighborhood guides

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About the author

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.