SloHi, as the area between Sloans Lake and the Highlands is called, has changed a lot over the years. Previously an area thick with suburbs, this part of Denver has recently evolved. Now, you’ll find trendy coffee shops, restaurants and bars amidst chic luxury apartment complexes like X@Sloans.
With the nearby Sloans Lake Park on one end and the trendy eatery and nightlife scene in the Highlands, there are no shortage of experiences to be had in SloHi. Here are some of the top area highlights for you to enjoy.
SloHi is a great hub for cycling in Denver. It is host to two locations for the popular SloHi Bike Co, with one of those locations also pairing with a popular coffee restaurant. The SloHi Coffee + Bike is a popular community hub for mountain biking, cycling and cargo bike enthusiasts. With the Front Range close to Denver being such a hub for mountain bikers, as well as the complex trail system winding all through the neighborhoods, cycling is a must-do activity.
SloHi is both home to and nearby several popular drinking spots in Denver. These unique taprooms, taverns and pubs are a great place to grab a bite and a brew.
Three Dogs Tavern– This unassuming town tavern is in a converted 1930’s market. Enjoy the Nachos Borrachos and good beer under original tin-pressed ceilings, stately polished wood and a cozy atmosphere.
El Camino Community Tavern– Although you wouldn’t think of this Mexican restaurant and bar as a community tavern, that’s exactly what it is. The staff is laidback and cool, and the eatery is known for its tacos and tequila specials.
Hogshead Brewery– This brewery on Colfax offers all British-style ales, made with quality. Although they don’t serve food, the beers are delicious and the taproom has a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
SloHi has no shortage of trendy and artisan-inspired coffee shops to meet your friends at or get some work done.
Highlands Cork and Coffee– This residential home- turned- coffee house is a favorite in the SloHi neighborhood. It features delicious breakfast foods, quality lattes and a large sunny terrace where you can linger as long as he likes.
Cafe Zuri– Cafe Zuri is known for its French pastries and mouthwatering quiches. Because it is so small, the Cafe has a strict no WiFi and no laptop policy. You are instead encouraged to bring a book, or better yet, a friend. Make sure to enjoy the small patio on sunny days.
2914 Coffee– 2914 is a favorite work spot for those who want to slip away for a drink and perhaps a nibble while they work. The large selection of teas are sourced locally and are incredibly high quality. The Earl Grey in particular comes highly recommended.
FNG– This rock-and-roll themed restaurant is the latest creation of famed chef and restaurateur Troy Guard. Classic comfort foods are elevated with unexpected twists. The bologna sliders, Colorado bison enchiladas and rotisserie lamb dip are raved about by visitors.
Leroy’s Bagels– Denver’s favorite bagel spot. The cream cheeses are made in-house, and feature every kind of flavor from Smoked Salmon, Blueberry, Chipotle and more. The El Diablo bagel sandwiches are not to be missed.
Fire on the Mountain Buffalo Wings– Fire on the Mountain is well-known in SloHi for their varied selection of buffalo wing sauces, all house made. There are vegan and vegetarian options here as well, with delicious cauliflower wings. Beware the El Jefe wings, as these are HOT!
Solitaire Restaurant– Solitaire prides itself on being a diversified eatery. When you enjoy this restaurant, you can enjoy a romantic tasting menu with your wine, or happy hour drinks and appetizers. From black caviar on foccacia to a bologna sandwich, you can find it on the menu. The best part is the five-star service that has become a signature of this SloHi eatery.