Incorporated in 1875, Highland, or “The Highlands” as it is commonly called, used to be its own town, known as the Garden City of the Plains, until it was annexed to Denver in 1896. The early districts, including Highland Park and Potter Highlands, each have their own unique history. Developers decided on a Scottish theme for the neighborhood, naming the district after the Scottish Highlands and using Scottish towns as street names which are still used today.
The Highland neighborhood consists of several distinct areas with the most well-known being Lower Highland and the Potter Highlands Historic District. Lower Highland (known as LoHi) is the epicenter of the Highland neighborhood, offering historic single family homes alongside modern townhomes and new condominium developments. It is characterized by its broad range of architectural styles due to two distinct periods of development in the neighborhood: the first from 1874 up to the Silver Crash in 1893 and the second from 1896 to the 1940s- Potter Highlands Historic District is comprised of everything from Queen Anne and Craftsman to Colonial and Dutch Revival, Denver Squares, Mission and Prairie styles.
Consistently recognized as one of the best neighborhoods in the United States, it is no surprise that Highland is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Denver. The Highland neighborhood is a hub for small local businesses who thrive in this buzzing and historic community. Some of Denver’s best restaurants, easy access to downtown, and impressive views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains only add to the charm of this already highly desirable neighborhood.
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3200 N. Pecos St.
Modern day food hall featuring an eclectic mix of vendors in a bi-level shipping container with a rooftop bar.
Image Credit: Avanti Food & Beverage
3301 Tejon St.
Contemporary Latin-inspired restaurant and bar offering seafood, small plates, and cocktails rooted in the traditions of Central and Southern America.
Image Credit: Denver Eater
2215 W. 32nd Ave.
Small, “no-brow”, neighborhood restaurant serving their signature new-style take on ramen alongside a rotating menu of small Asian influenced dishes.
Image Credit: Uncle
2030 W. 30th Ave.
Diverse international menu that combines farm-to-street sensibility with a spin on traditional ethnic eats housed in a former mortuary and part of the Edible Beats group.
Image Credit: Linger
2158 W. 32nd Ave.
Fast-casual breakfast and lunch eatery serving smoothies, smoothie bowls, salads, toasts, adaptogenic lattes, coffee, and tea.
Image Credit: The Green Collective Eatery
2227 W. 32nd Ave.
Elevated take on traditional Italian cuisine in a cozy neighborhood setting by acclaimed Chef Russell Stippich.
Image Credit: Adam Larkey for Denver Eater
2219 W. 32nd Ave.
Neighborhood spot serving gourmet burgers and local microbrews in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
Image Credit: Highland Tap & Burger
2021 W. 32nd Ave.
Neighborhood cocktail bar providing well curated drinks and light bites in a welcoming and modern space.
Image Credit: Denver Eater
3160 Tejon St.
Prohibition-era speakeasy hidden behind a bookshelf known for their handcrafted cocktails, small plates, and genuine hospitality.
Image Credit: Williams & Graham
1615 Platte St. #145
Whimsical cocktail bar serving modern cocktails from the team behind Blue Sparrow Coffee and Queen’s Eleven.
Image Credit: Room for Milly
3245 Osage St.
Distillery and tasting room offering thoughtfully blended cocktails and small plates as well as guided tours and tasting flights.
Image Credit: Condé Nast Traveler
3408 Navajo St.
Neighborhood coffee shop serving exceptional coffee in a welcoming environment, formerly known as Black Eye Coffee.
Image Credit: Queensberry Coffee
2418 W. 32nd Ave.
Charming and homey cafe and bakery serving freshly baked goods, breakfast, lunch, and coffee, not forgetting a special mention to their famous breakfast sandwich.
Image Credit: Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery
1540 Platte St.
Locally owned, 100% organic, cold-pressed juice shop also serving superfood smoothies, adaptogenic lattes, bone broths, and fresh nut milks.
Image Credit: Wonder Press
2620 16th St.
Iconic Denver landmark scooping unique homemade ice cream from a 28ft tall cream can shaped shop.
Image Credit: Little Man Ice Cream
1416 Platte St.
Flagship store located in the restored 1901 Denver Tramway building featuring a 45-foot indoor climbing wall.
Image Credit: REI
2432 W. 32nd Ave.
High-energy classes blending the most effective forms of yoga, strength, and cardiovascular training.
Image Credit: Alchemy 365
2128 W. 32nd Ave.
Professional and modern cosmetic services from skin care to body sculpting, micro needling to laser hair removal, as well as their signature personalized treatment plan called The RESTOR Method.
Image Credit: RESTOR Medical Spa
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