Discover Union Station

Dining, Shopping, Entertainment and Much More

The Crawford Hotel is proud to call Denver’s Union Station home.

Union Station began its life as just that — a rail center carrying travelers, trade and prosperity into downtown Denver. First opening in the 19th century, this titan of transit was often the first spot in the Mile-High City to be experienced by those traveling here. And it was an impressive sight indeed that greeted them. At the time of its opening in 1881, Union Station’s bold brick façade and soaring clock tower were the tallest structures west of the Mississippi River.

As the decades passed, countless voyagers crossed the platforms of Union Station — some coming to our burgeoning burg for a visit, but many more still seeking their fortune on the sweeping frontiers of Colorado. As the city rose up around it, Union Station remained an architectural testament to Denver’s proud, pioneering past, as well as its commitment to progress. And although the structure itself suffered some potentially catastrophic setbacks (most notably a severe fire in 1894), Union Station was simply too important to be held down for long — emerging from the ashes to assume its current Beaux-Arts form in 1914.    

Today, the spirit of Union Station is as strong as ever. This historic hub is home not just to The Crawford Hotel, but also to an exciting center of dining, shopping, and entertainment. It’s a de facto town hall for the entire region, drawing fun-seekers from across the metro and beyond.

Here are just some of the destinations you can experience within moments of our front door:


  • Coors Field (303) 292-0200 — Home of the Colorado Rockies
    • 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
    • Location: a 10 minute walk from Denver Union Station or a 5 minute car ride.

  • Ball Arena (303-405-1100) — Home of the Denver Nuggets
    • 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204
    • Location: a 15 minute walk from Denver Union Station or a minute car ride

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Dining & Drinks

  • Urban Farmer (303) 262-6070)
    • An upscale modern farm to table steakhouse.
    • 1659 Wazee St, Denver, CO 80202
    • Hours: 7 Days a week 5PM-10PM
    • Sat. and Sun. 9AM – 2PM

  • JAX Fish House (303) 292-5767
    • Gourmet seafood dishes and creative cocktails in a relaxed, stylish setting.
    • 1539 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
    • Hours: Sunday thru Thursday 3:30PM – 9PM
    • Fri. and Sat. 3:30PM – 10PM

  • Venice Ristorante (303) 534-2222
    • Authentic Italian food in a Venetian Northern Italian
    • 1700 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
    • Hours: Mon. thru Thurs. 4PM – 10PM
    • Friday and Saturday 4PM – 11PM ; Sunday 4PM – 9PM

  • Thirsty Lion Gastropub (303) 623-0316
    • Modern pub with a large menu of gourmet comfort food.
    • 1605 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
    • Hours: Mon. thru Thurs. 11AM – 10PM
    • Friday 11AM – 11PM
    • Saturday 10AM – 11PM
    • Sun. 10AM – 10PM

  • Sunday Vinyl (720-738-1803)
    • A joyful sanctuary of food, wine and vinyl, pouring the best vintages and serving show-stopping food.
    • 1803 16th St, Denver, CO 80202
    • Hours: Mon-Sat. 4:30 PM -10 PM
    • Sun. 4:30 PM - 9 PM

  • Ulteria (303) 534-1970
    • Spanish tapas, Portuguese plates and more!
    • 1701 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
    • Hours: Wed. and Thurs. 11AM – 10PM
    • Friday 11AM – 11PM
    • Saturday 9AM – 11PM
    • Sunday 10AM – 10PM

  • Slice Works (303) 297-3464
    • Counter-service pizza joint with creative pies and slices.
    • 1433 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
    • Hours: Sun. thru Thurs. 10:30AM – 11PM
    • Friday and Saturday 10:30AM – 2:30AM

  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill (303) 640-3655
    • An extensive menu of Japanese dishes and top-shelf cocktails.
    • 1616 16th St Mall, Denver, CO 80202
    • Hours: Mon. thru Wed. 11AM – 9PM
    • Thurs 11AM – 9:30PM
    • Fri 11AM – 11PM
    • Sat. 12-11PM
    • Sun. 12-9PM