This record shop is a solidly independent store that recently expanded into two buildings. The value of over 20,000 pieces of vinyl is enhanced by the collection of new and used turntables for sale, alongside dozens of lava lamps. The motley selection of music at Twist & Shout is too much for even one room. Dealing in over 100,000 new and used CDs, it offers a skilled staff to help customers find obscure treasures. Used CDs are updated daily and generally sold at a reasonable price.
This specialty shop features remarkable wines from remarkable regions around the world. Gift baskets and accessories such as unusual corkscrews and carafes are sold in abundance. Great gifts for friends and family include registry in the wine-of-the-month club or a personal wine-shopping service. Wine tastings are hosted regularly, and the skilled staff welcome the opportunities that turn beginners into full-blown connoisseurs through seminars and in-store assistance. The prices are also pleasant, especially when considering the excellent service and selection.
The Denver Pavilions, located downtown at the south end of the 16th Street Mall, is Denver's latest upscale shopping plaza and entertainment center, stocked with popular chains. This three-tiered, open-air venue is a hotspot of activity, especially around lunchtime. The stylish Wolfgang Puck Cafe headlines the dining destinations, along with tourist favorite Hard Rock Café. A 15-screen United Artists movie complex occupies the third floor. All the standard retail chains, including GAP, Banana Republic, Niketown and Ann Taylor are scattered about the plaza.
The mall is a mile-long, tree-lined promenade stretching through the heart of downtown. Bustling with street vendors, souvenir shops, clothing and jewelry stores, and a plethora of bars and restaurants, this energetic strip offers plenty of variety. The Denver Pavilions, at the entrance of the mall, is a new open-air shopping plaza filled with trendy chains, including the Denver edition of the Hard Rock Café. The D & F Tower, a 325-foot (100-meter) replica of the Campanile (bell tower) in Venice, graces the center of the mall. The Tabor Center adds to the shopping enthusiasm. Free shuttles provide transportation up and down the mall, allowing for convenient cross-town sightseeing.
Rebecca's Apothecary brings the bounty of Mother Earth's herbs, spices and plants to historic downtown Boulder. The shop has botanical medicine and oils or the body, tea and herbal blends alongside a wide range of products for kids and expecting mothers. All of the product manufacturers strive to use the best ingredients as possible sans pesticides or toxins, and the shop tries to utilize products that are made sustainably. In addition to great products, Rebecca's also hosts workshops and classes, some interesting ones include Tincture Making, Herb Walks, Skin Care and Children's education. Check website for calendar and details.
The stationary shop is somewhat a dying breed in America due to the digitization of everything, however this shop on Pearl Street keeps alive the love for paper. Inside, these purveyors sell everything imaginable that is related to the art of pen and paper. Most of the products are made from local artisans and the selection is vast. From Moleskin bound books and postcards to wedding invitations and birth announcements, don't forget to check out this place before venturing anywhere else.
Butcher's Bistro is an upscale restaurant and butcher shop specializing in steaks and other meat items. Start your meal with Spinach Croquettes or house olives, and go on savor Stuffed Cone Ranch Pork Loin or Smoked BBQ Chicken Sandwich with sides such as grilled asparagus and lettuce from DirtlessFarms. The meat is usually served rare unless the diner instructs otherwise. Stop by at the butcher shop to choose from a variety of specialty meats for home cooking. This restaurant also offers good catering service, with multi-course menus, for stylish corporate functions.
If you are from Colorado, you know that your clothes and accessories must be sturdy. Fortunately, Topo Designs' items are just that - sturdy, and not only just durable, but fashionable as well. The brand features various duffels and backpacks, with shirts and different accessories such as accessory straps and totes, all in different colors.
Located downtown in Sakura Square, the Pacific Mercantile Company imports a wide variety of Asian grocery items including noodles, rice, seasonings, frozen food, cooking utensils, Sanrio products and more. The shop looks more like something one would find in San Francisco, or Seattle's Pike Street market. Nevertheless, the selection is the best in the Denver area. Because it is so un-Denver like, it is just fun to roam around this store. Sakura Square also has a Japanese gift shop and bookstore.
The Denver Central Market is a commercial space where you can either shop for fresh cuts or treat your belly to some delicious meals. It consists of a market where you can purchase fresh cuts and vegetables. At the Izzio Bakery, you can munch on delectable baked goods with cafe beverages or indulge in delightful flavored ice cream. Head to Curio Bar for some creative cocktails with friends and perfectly cooked dishes. The wood-furnished interiors and brick walls lend a rustic appeal to the place.
Denver Milk Market is a haven for food lovers. A culinary haven, this place features a fine variety of restaurants and eateries in the LoDo neighborhood. Be it crafted specialty cuisine, dessert lounge, local delights, stellar spirits or other gastronomical gems, this place holds them all under its one spectacular roof.
Stem Ciders aims at boosting the cider tradition by producing quality ciders from the freshest fruit. The place also has a taproom located in a brick building at 2811, Walnut Street. Throughout the week there are a number of events taking place that include live music, live BBQs, quiz nights, launch of new ciders etc. Find different locations of Stem Ciders on the website.