Under Larimer Square’s signature canopy lights are found some of the best food spots, bars, and boutique shops in the city. On top of all the businesses that permanently live on the block, you can expect pop-up events to be going on throughout the year for an even more unique Denver experience.

Larimer Square has a rich history dating back to 1858 when it was known just as Larimer Street. Through fires, rebuilding, expansion, Prohibition, near demolition, and so much more, Larimer Square has remained vigilant and thrived as Denver’s oldest block.

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What are the highlights of Larimer Square in Denver

Larimer Square started out as Larimer Street and was named after General Larimer, who is known for building Denver’s first residence with doors made of coffins. Many of the buildings here have been standing for nearly 2 centuries.

Don't miss the Kettle Arcade, built precariously between 2 adjacent buildings and featuring some original Colorado culture. You can also see the Granite Building, which has seen many uses throughout the decades. It was built by George Washington and William M. Clayton, and you can still find their initials carved on the building's rooftop.

What else is good to know about Larimer Square in Denver?

Even though this block has been standing for many years, it’s still a bustling part of current Denver’s culture. It's home to award-winning restaurants, such as Russel’s Smokehouse, that offer fantastic dining experiences. Get a delicious glass of wine to top off the night at Cru Wine and Food Bar. The options are limitless.

Aside from tasty bites, you’ll find plenty of interesting places to shop. Find a new-to-you vintage wardrobe at Garage Sale Vintage or pick from the many boutique shops for fresh designer looks. You can find everything from handmade jewellery to home decor on Larimer Square.

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Larimer Square in Denver

Location: 1430 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, USA

Open: Monday–Friday from 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 11 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm

Phone: +1 720-805-1973