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Sober-Friendly Guide to LoDo

Neighborhood Gem

This spacious coffee shop has a cozy vibe and is decked out in a calming pink and sage color scheme. It’s the perfect spot for working or relaxing with friends – including your four-legged pals. The dog-friendly place turns into a cocktail bar in the evening, making it a great space for hanging out day or night. Customers say the drinks and pastries are delicious!

What to Expect:

They have house-made drinks and an NA Bloody Mary

Innovative Mexican Fare

Located in Larimer Square, the creative heart of Denver, Tamayo is a go-to Mexican restaurant for contemporary takes on traditional cuisine. Best of all, this chic spot has a hug rooftop deck that offers up a fabulous view of the mountains. Come for the food at lunch or dinner and stay for the fun!

What to Expect:

They have two mocktails on the menu

Top Notch Italian Dining

In the mood for Italian? Then head for Tavernetta, located in Union Station, close to nightlife and more. They offer innovative Italian fare, from fresh, handmade pastas to hearty meat dishes and everything in between. Diners call the service impeccable and the food to die for. In good weather, check out the seasonal outdoor seating.

What to Expect:

They have spirit-free cocktails with Seedlip and Spiritless Kentucky 74 along with Untitled Art Italian Style Pilsner & West Coast IPA NA beers

Patio, Lounge & Bar seating available for walk-ins

❄️In cold weather months they have covered and heated outdoor seating

Historic Prohibition-Era Bar

Don’t miss an evening at Denver’s longest-running bar, the Prohibition-era Cruise Room located in the Oxford Hotel. Founded in 1933 the day after the law’s repeal, this sleek and sophisticated bar is a local landmark. Soak up the unique vintage features, including retro Art Deco design. Sip your favorites and try some of the small plates while you hang out with friends or cozy up à deux.

What to Expect:

They have a No-Proof cocktail list

Walk-ins only

DIY Workshop-Meets-Bar

Explore your creative side at this DIY workshop-meets-bar. Bring your pals to Upstairs Circus or go solo and make something unique in leather working, woodworking, jewelry making, or art and design DIY projects. They have all the supplies, tutorials and assistance to help you while you create and sip. In case you’re wondering – the name "Upstairs Circus" refers to your inventive brain.

What to Expect:

The drink menu includes mocktails

See the schedule online for class options & reservations, which are highly recommended

Art, Film and Music

Don’t miss the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver! In addition to world-class exhibitions, the museum has quirky and thought-provoking events and programs for everyone. In addition to exhibitions, MCA Denver presents film, music and other events that are sure to please and expand your horizons too.

What to Expect:

Check out the website for specific programs and exhibits. MCA Denver also offers drop-in tours twice a week and special $5 museum admission after 5PM on selected dates.


You can find all these locations and more on our app Sober Space, available on Apple & Android.

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