A Kick-Ass Local’s Guide to 24 Hours in Ballpark

9am: Grab a cup of joe and a breakfast sandwich at Hi Rise Bakery.  We particularly like the Green, Eggs, and Ham!  We think you will, too.  If you happen to have a morning meeting, it’s a great place sit down and across from someone and get something done. Phone: 303-296-3656 Website: http://hirisedenver.com/

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Hi Rise

10am: One of the best Bloody Marys in the area.  Head over to Snooze -- they make their bloody with extra, extra love.  And what’s better than starting off a late morning with a little buzz? Phone: 303-297-0700 | Website: http://snoozeeatery.com/locations/ballpark/

11am: Head over to Mexico City for a margarita & famous fried tacos.  A perfect follow up to the bloody mary.  You’ll love the owner, Dave Muniz.  Friendly, good food, and fun. Phone: 303-296-0563 | Website:  http://www.mexicocitydenver.com/

12pm:  Max Market.  Get the Southwest Turkey sandwich.  Awesome place.  Delicious “real” food, fast.  Excellent customer service, great variety of local gourmet foods as well as market essentials. Phone: 303-978-9530 | Website: http://maxmarket.co/

4pm: Head over to the Museum of Contemporary Art -- take a peek at something weird, get inspired, and head upstairs for one of their amazing whiskey cocktails. Not a bad view either. Phone: 303-298-7554 | Website: https://mcadenver.org/

9pm:  Herb’s.  Open since 1933, an unpretentious, beloved dive bar with live music 7 nights a week. Great bartenders, cheap drinks, & an awesome back patio. Phone: 303-299-9555 | Website: http://www.herbsbar.com/

1am:  Last stop (maybe?):  Marquis Pizza.  Closest thing to Brooklyn in Colorado. Huge $3 slices served up hot ‘til 3am. Phone: 303-292-2829 | Website: http://www.marquispizza.com/

Paulina M Johnson