Happy weekend: here's a B-Cycle crawl ideal for day drinking
There are no great bike lanes that will get you from 19th and Pearl to 11th and Emerson, so cruise Capitol Hill however you'd like and then grab a pint on the patio at the Park Tavern. If you coast up here around 4:30 (and before 6:30), you'll enjoy 2-for-1 pricing on everything in the bar. That deal landed the Park Tavern our award for Best Dive-Bar Happy Hour in Best of Denver 2012.
Stop five: 11th and Broadway for the rooftop at the Fainting Goat
Coast nine blocks west down 11th Avenue (or 12th, which is wider) and park at 11th and Broadway, then meander two blocks south to 9th, where you'll find the Fainting Goat. You'll want to head up to the roof top, which features an always entertaining crowd and a separate bar. It's probably time to eat again -- you have been drinking for awhile, after all -- and we recommend the Irish nachos, potato chips smothered with sharp white cheddar and corned beef.
Stop six: 14th and Larimer for beer at Euclid Hall
Head back to the 11th and Broadway station or -- if you need a breather after nachos and beer -- keep walking up Broadway, hanging a left on 13th Avenue and ending at the dock in front of the art museum. From there, you can cruise west to the Cherry Creek bike path, which follows Speer. Jump off at Larimer, dock at 14th Street and stop into Euclid Hall to see what's on the beer list (we guarantee you'll find something interesting). Didn't eat at the Fainting Goat? Perhaps you'd like a sausage platter here.
Stop seven: 16th and Boulder for the Linger rooftop
Peddle back over to the Lower Highland neighborhood via 15th Street (it's hilly; we'd cut over to Commons Park somewhere around Little Raven to avoid that issue). Then think about how awesome Denver is while you take in panoramic views of the city on the Linger rooftop while you sip a cocktail or a beer. You could also end this tour at REI or 16th and Platte, sipping a pint at My Brother's Bar or finishing your night at the beer garden at Denver Beer Co.
1575 Boulder St., Denver, CO