We recently met up with our friend, Don Cloutier, General Manager of the Dairy Block in downtown Denver, for an inside look at all the Dairy Block has to offer. The Dairy Block consists of one city block in LoDo (Lower Downtown) – from 18th to 19th and Wazee St. to Blake St. From Stapleton, it’s the third stop on the A-line (Union Station), a quick 25 min ride. You can catch our three Facebook Live tours below, including Milk Market, the alleyway, and a hidden gem, “Run for the Roses” cocktail lounge.
You may have visited or at least be familiar with Milk Market, Colorado chef Frank Bonanno’s all-local, 16-concept food hall. There’s a wide variety of food options, including salads, burgers, pizza, pasta, fried chicken, ramen bowls, crepes, and gelato. You will also find a winery, a full bar, a pub featuring all Colorado beers, fish market, butcher, and deli. The Market is open daily from 7am – 11pm, with Happy Hour from 2pm-6pm Monday – Friday.
The Activated Alleyway
The Dairy Block also boasts Denver’s first activated alleyway. The alley has a European vibe and regular entertainment from artists, musicians, dancers and more! You’ll also find retail boutiques, a whiskey bar, winery, jeweler, and more opening soon!
Free Market is a new take on a department store; a collective of ever-evolving brands and services. Brands include AYR, AESOP, ALCHEMY WORKS, BEAUTYCOUNTER, CLARE V., JENNI KAYNE, ROSEMONT BARBER & SUPPLY, and WESTERLIND Free Market is open Sunday – Saturday from 11am – 7pm.
Run for the Roses
Run for the Roses is the hidden gem of the Dairy Block. This underground, elegant cocktail lounge serves seasonal crafted cocktails, vintage spirits, and snacks in a cozy atmosphere. Definitely a place to keep in mind for your next date night! Open Thursday – Sunday from 5pm – 2am.
But wait… there’s more!