1200 17th St., Suite 200
The emphasis at this no-nonsense gym is on the workout, not steam rooms, saunas, or the type of shampoo in the locker room. The “No Meatheads” policy means you won’t have to deal with equipment hogs or show-offs. A day pass costs $10, and will get you into the gym’s 16th and Tremont location.
520 Buchtel Blvd.
For a bit of scenery, head to Washington park, or Wash park as the locals call it. Run along the 2.6-mile trail, hit some balls on the free tennis courts, or check out the recreation center’s indoor pool and gym. The park spans 165 acres in the heart of the city and is always packed with people playing soccer, volleyball, or just enjoying the ample eye candy.
650 15th St.
This 24-hour, 6,700-square-foot fitness center includes both the expected (cardio, weights, indoor pool) and the surprising (an outdoor hot tub).
909 17th St.
Expect fine northern Italian cuisine in an old-world atmosphere. Dinner is well worth the steep prices, but if you want the same great food for less dough, hit Panzano’s power lunch.
1585 Lawrence St.
As far as chains go, this local fave is tops, with seafood specialties, pasta, and steaks to satisfy all those hungry-man cravings.
My Brother’s Bar
2376 15th St.
The oldest bar in Denver is also the liveliest. The burgers and drinks are the stuff of legend, and with the kitchen open till 1:30 a.m., there’s no better way to start — or end — the night.
1512 Larimer St.
The Mile High City’s place to see and be seen. Sample the much-buzzed-about infused vodka, while scoping out scantily clad cage dancers.
1160 Lincoln St.
Sinners and saints alike party into the wee hours in this former house of worship. Enjoy three dance floors, two lounges, plus a sushi bar.