Denver Union Station: Things to See & Do


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The New and Improved Denver Union Station

Once an old train station faded out from society, the newly renovated Union Station has transformed into an extravagant hotspot housing some of the most vibrant shops, restaurants, and bars. In a perfect blend of history and vibrancy, the newly renovated Union Station offers a truly unique experience to its visitors.

Union Station was built more than 150 years ago and helped put Denver on the map back in the days of train travel. Since the ever growing popularity of airline and vehicle travel, the old train station was set to be torn down. It wasn’t until Dana Crawford, and urban preservationist sealed a deal on the multimillion-dollar renovation plan back in 2012. Shortly 2 years later, in July of 2014, the renovation was unveiled. 

Stopping at Union Station for a drink or a bite to eat fits hand in hand with our Denver bike tours.  For the craft brew lovers out there we offer a Guided Denver Bike and Brew Tour that takes you to some of the finest breweries Denver has to offer. Looking to cruise around the beautiful town of Denver? You’ll cruise through a rich mix of historic and scenic spots in the town of Denver. After a day worth of riding be sure to stop by Union Station for truly unique food and drink experience.

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Shops, Restaurants, and Bars

Terminal Bar

Located in the historic ticketing office, the Terminal Bar offers patrons the experience of ordering Colorado craft beer from the historic window booths which once sold train tickets.



Bloom is a lifestyle boutique that crafts beautiful home decor, jewelry, gifts, and flowers. Anuschka Pashel, the owner of Bloom, started the boutique over 10 years ago as a fine florist catering to any size event or occasion with an eye for floral design that stretches the artistic landscape.


5 Green Boxes

5 Green Boxes offers an eclectic mix of local crafts, jewelry, one of a kind furniture and worldly goods, with a focus on artsy gifts and hip items for travelers.


Tattered Cover Bookstore

Established in 1971, the locally owned Tattered Cover Bookstore sells new, used, & bargain books, magazines & newspapers, gifts, and e-books.



Pigtrain Coffee

PigTrain Coffee—named for the trains that carry truck trailers on flatbed rail cars—brews locally roasted coffees from locally owned Conscious Coffee. This coffee spot also offers pastries, fresh squeezed juice from local sources, snacks and adult coffee beverages, so guests can enjoy a real Irish coffee, or add Kahlua to their java, while enjoying the bustle of the Great Hall.


Snooze An A.M. Eatery

Denver homegrown Snooze an AM Eatery brings energy, creativity and delicious to the morning at Denver’s Historic Union Station. Iconic pancakes, artisan benedicts, AM cocktails, and evolving breakfast twists make this community-driven restaurant a Denver institution.


Mercantile Dining & Provisions

Mercantile Dining & Provision is two concepts in one—one-half of the space sells everything from pickled beets and fruit spreads to cheese from Fruition Farms while the other half is a full, dinner-only restaurant. The restaurant also offers specialty cocktails based on drinker’s choice – ” choose your spirit, then decide: citrus & shaken or stirred & boozy.”


Acme Delicatessen

Acme Delicatessen presents a diverse selection of artisanal deli meats, made-to-order sandwiches, biscuits and bagels baked daily, and classic deli salads. This easy access deli bar makes it effortless for downtowners and travelers through Union Station to grab some yummy grub for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.



Stoic & Genuine

Denver’s iconic multi-coastal seafood, oyster house, and granita bar are committed to impeccably fresh, sustainable and creative seafood preparations set in the grand ambiance of Denver’s newly renovated historic Union Station. An exhibition kitchen will open up to a fresh bar with ever-changing selections of shellfish.


The Kitchen Next Door

The Kitchen [Next Door] is a community pub that offers simple, quality favorites in a relaxed atmosphere. The Union Station location occupies a space in the south wing of Denver’s Union Station.


Milkbox Ice Creamery

Located in the former barbershop space adjacent to the Great Hall, Milkbox stocks sixteen flavors of Little Man Ice Cream—available as shakes, malts, sundaes, cones and cups.


The Cooper Lounge

The end of prohibition in 1933 ushered in a golden age of swank bars and lounges. Inspired by iconic rooms such as The Stork Club, the Starlight Room, and The Clover Club, The Cooper Lounge evokes the glamor, style, and sophistication of the era. Located on the mezzanine overlooking The Great Hall and featuring huge arched windows that provide spectacular views down 17th Street, The Cooper Lounge is Denver’s most stylish place to enjoy an adult beverage.


The Crawford Hotel

Denver’s independent luxury hotel located in Denver Union Station.  Effortlessly combining elements of its past with comfortable, modern luxury, this Denver Union Station Hotel provides guests unparalleled service and premier accommodations.  At the heart of the LoDo neighborhood, The Crawford is surrounded by top Denver restaurants and nightlife.


Restaurant, bar, and shop descriptions used from Union Station Denver

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