Things To Do In Denver – Exploring The South Broadway Neighborhood

Here at Pedal Hopper Denver, we love the South Broadway neighborhood so much that we chose to run a hoppin’ bike bar route right through its heart. Once you board one of our best-in-class beer bikes and get shown around by a Grade A Pedal Hopper pilot, we’re sure you’ll share the love of Denver’s South Broadway neighborhood as much as we do. South Broadway has always been a major transportation artery through the middle of Denver and recently many delicious eateries, hip bars, and live music clubs have made their home in a little section of South Broadway between downtown and the I-25 on-ramp.  Here’s some of the South Broadway route highlights you can expect to enjoy while you’re on your Pedal Hopper Denver tour!

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Denver’s South Broadway Neighborhood – Bars and Restaurants You Must Visit

the hornet denver bar*Image courtesy of The Hornet*

The Hornet

The Hornet has been around since 1995 and we can see why. Stiff drinks, friendly staff, and a great location right on Broadway brings the heat, but don’t worry if you get a little stung! There are plenty of ice cold beers on tap and a delicious cocktail menu (try the Burros Over Jalisco: you can thank us later)  along with special happy hour prices for all Pedal Hopper Denver patrons. The Hornet also has delicious food, including tons of vegetarian options with produce from their own organic farm if you have time to order a bite during your pub crawl.


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Candlelight Tavern

If the fact that we start and end all South Broadway Pedal Hopper Denver tours at the Candlelight isn’t enough evidence, let us lay it out for you: WE. LOVE. CANDLELIGHT TAVERN! It’s an old-school bar with a “divey” feel sporting pool tables, cheap beer, even cheaper cheeseburgers, and bartenders who likely used to serve your parent’s beer. In addition to traditional bar games, there’s always sports on the many TVs; and if any of your Pedal Hopper Denver bike bar party shows up early they can enjoy shuffleboard too!


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Right next to epic South Broadway venue, The Hi-Dive, you will find Sputnik, a bastion and safehouse for all hipster persuasions. But even if you’re uncomfortable with heavily-tattooed bartenders, heavily-oiled beards and a Saturday night 8 track (really?) DJ with a large “No Requests” sign on his table, you’ll definitely be satisfied with your drink options and your bills total at the end of your pub crawl stop at Sputnik.


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Adrift Tiki Bar & Grill

Raise your hand if you love tropical drinks. Ok, now keep your hands in the air while your feet keep pumping the pedals to get you to Adrift on the southern leg of our South Broadway bike bar tour. Classic Hawaiian décor and delicious tiki drinks complement an Islands-themed menu. You may not have time to enjoy their food during your Pedal Hopper Denver pit stop, but jot the address down so you and your group make it back to support Adrfit, one of South Broadway’s most unique establishments.


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3 Kings Tavern

This no-frills bar and rock club on South Broadway takes it’s dive bar credentials seriously. Some of the most affordable beer in Denver, strong cocktails, pool tables, classic pinball machines, and live music make this club a must-stop spot on any journey to South Broadway. The venue is spacious so your Pedal Hopper group won’t feel crowded during your pub crawl bar stop; and to make it even better their staff is exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The crowd leans a bit towards the punk side of rock and roll, so be prepared for some alternative folks there who might surprise you with their friendly extremely friendly demeanor!

South Broadway is a hip little niche just south of Downtown Denver featuring happening bars and eschewing big box and corporate locations (ok, there are a few exceptions but they are all super cool. See: Buffalo Exchange – New and Recycled Clothing). We know you’ll enjoy the South Broadway area of Denver as much as we do. If you’re new to town or just visiting we are excited to escort you around on a Pedal Hopper Denver party bike to show you our favorite spots or if you’re a local or have visited Denver before we’d love to pilot you and your friends to your favorite establishments during your pedal-powered pub crawl!

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