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Denver Tips and Tricks

ApacheCon North America 2014 is being held in Denver. If you have any tips and tricks for people visiting, or links to other good resources, please collect them here!


The conference is being hosted in the Westin Denver Downtown, which is located at 1672 Lawrence Street,Denver, CO 80202, United States. The phone number is 1-303-572-9100

Some information on the hotel and travel is on the main site.

Getting from the Airport to the Hotel

RTD SkyRide... $11 and takes you 2.5 blocks from the hotel. It drops you at Market station:

Here is the Google Maps to get to the hotel:

Parking near / at the Hotel

Help needed! Please add details here of parking at the hotel, and cheaper alternatives nearby

Denver Visitor Information

Places for the evening

Help needed! What places nearby are good to eat and drink at? Are there any places further away worth the trip?

There are five relatively close distinct groupings of places to go in order of distance from the venue. Downtown, LoDo, Uptown, LoHi/Highlands, South Broadway.

Walking distance is up to 15 minutes walking. Google maps will help you decide if a Taxi/Uber is better for you. Keep in mind the free mall ride (just jump on at any stop) will take you to the edges of both sides of downtown to make the walk even shorter.


Falling Rock Taphouse A must for the beer drinkers. Lots of beers on tap, food, pool and darts. No-nonsense. Walking distance. LoDo.

Cheeky Monk A must for the beer drinkers. Belgian beers on tap, food. Taxi/Uber. Uptown.

Great Divide Local brewery with an awesome tasting room (aka bar). Smaller venue. Walking distance. LoDo.

Wynkoop Local brewery. Food, games and beers. Walking distance. LoDo.

Brekenride Brewery Local brewery. Food and beers. Walking distance. LoDo.

Prost Brewing Local brewery. Taxi/Uber (just across I-25). LoHi.

Ale House Good beer selection from most of the local breweries. Food. Taxi/Uber (just across I-25). LoHi.

Yard House Good beer selection. Food. Walking distance. Downtown.

Tilted Kilt Beers. Food. Walking distance. Downtown.

Google Local Breweries


1-up Barcade Drinks and video games, pinball. Walking distance. LoDo.

Tarantula Billiard Drinks, bar food, billiards. Walking distance. Downtown.

Ace Pingpong Drinks, food, pingpong. Taxi/Uber. Uptown.

Zanzibar Billiards Drinks, bar food, billiards. Walking distance. LoDo.

Punch Bowl Social Drinks, food, bowling, billiards, pingpong, marbles, shuffleboard, floor shuffle, darts, foosball. Taxi/Uber. South broadway.

Lucky Strike Bowling Drinks and bowling. Walking distance. Downtown.


Green Russell Crafted cocktails, food. Reservations recommended. Walking distance. Downtown.

Williams and Graham Crafted cocktails, food. Reservations recommended. Taxi/Uber. LoHi.

Dazzle Jazz Lounge Martini lounge, food. Reservations recommended for main dining hall. Taxi/Uber. South Broadway.

Red Square Bistro Russian vodka, food. Walking distance. Downtown.

Polished Tavern Polish vodka, food. Walking distance. Downtown.

Retro Room Infused vodkas, bar food. Walking distance. LoDo.


Westword Best of Denver 2014 The Westword, the de facto standard for Denver news and entertainment.

Places for Breakfast

Yes this is really important. (wink) Denver is really known for Mexican food. In particular, Green Chili. Sams No 3 is known for thier breakfast burritos.

Sam's Number 3 This place has award winning breakfast burrritos. Be sure you get them smothered in green chili. Trust us... you will have dreams about this for years to come. (wink)

Its about an 8 minute walk from the hotel (if even that). Be expected to see many Apache folks there. (wink)

Snooze Amazing breakfast.

Delectable Egg Good local breakfast spots. (two close to the venue)


Yeah, you are reading right. World class skiing is not too far, but will likely require a car. Ski resorts are beginning to close, but a few are still open.

Check out these resorts which are open during ApacheCon and not too far from Denver:

A local secret... Loveland is awesome and has a lot of bowls... not too far and doesn't get the crowds the other resorts get. The best snow is likely at A-Basin and Loveland due to their altitude.

Other Open Source Events

Help needed! What other Open Source events are on in Denver at the same time?

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