Downtown Denver has a new kid on the block  – The Dairy Block.  Centered on land that originally belonged to Windsor Dairy, the Dairy Block is considered downtown Denver’s first “micro-District” and provides unique opportunities to meet up with friends, experience community meals and even schedule a meeting or wedding.  Want to know where to start exploring the Dairy Block?  Keep reading.


Blanchard Family Wines

First, sample the wines at Blanchard Family Wines.   This upscale winery only serves their namesake wine made by the Blanchard Family in Sonoma, Ca.  The array of wines can be sampled by the flight, glass or bottle.  Enjoy your wine together with a creative charcuterie board.

Make sure to try their margarita.  Despite being made with wine and no tequila.

Margarita made by Blanchard Wines

Second, visit the Maven.  Serving as a anchor to this “micro district”,  the Maven is a boutique hotel with  172 rooms.  Adjacent to the Milk Market, the lobby of the hotel offers guests immediate access to bars, restaurants and shops.   Whereas guests are within walking distance to Union Station, Coors Field and everything Downtown Denver has to offer.

Entrance to  The Maven Hotel

Third, experience community.  The Milk Market offers an array of eateries sure to satisfy any taste bud, while providing a fun environment and the chance to blend in with the community.  Choose a meal and eat with friends or meet new ones in the community style tables.  With several new eateries expected to open, below is just a sampling of what to expect from the Dairy Block.

Seven Grand – Whiskey Bar

Run for the Roses – Cocktail “Lair”

Poka Lola Social Club – famed for it’s American soda fountain nod

Kachina Cantina – Southwestern

Huckleberry Roasters – Coffee

Denver Milk Market – offers 16 different restaurants & bars, headed up by Colorado Chef, Frank Bonanno.


Finally, after you have had your fill of wine, whiskey and food, be sure to enjoy an ice cream cone from Milkbox Ice Creamery.   Then, browse through the boutique shops that offer unique items from handbags to Colorado inspired gear.  As a matter of fact, most of the stores are independently owned and operated.

Rather than driving into downtown, take the RTD Light Rail into Union Station and explore Lower Downtown on foot.  You will not be disappointed.

To stay up to date on what’s happening at the Dairy Block, visit  And, be sure to let them know the Denver Relocation Guide sent you!