Neighborhood Guide: Wash Park’s Gaylord Street

The second-oldest shopping district in Denver, this quaint neighborhood block in the heart of Wash Park is home to fine dining, local shops, and community events galore.

Denver's South Gaylord Street.
Illustration by Emily Burrowes.

1Devil’s Food Bakery

Devil’s Food Bakery’s fresh pastries and desserts are sure to hit the spot. If cakes, croissants, coffee and tea aren’t tempting enough, custom orders for pies and large tarts can be placed each day before 3 p.m. Just give the bakery a 48-hour notice to complete the order. 1004 S. Gaylord St.,

2Max Gill and Grill

Specializing in fresh seafood, oysters, and grilled items, this neighborhood gem is a happy hour hot spot thanks to $2 oysters. And with three types of lobster rolls on the dinner menu, no wonder locals have been flocking here for more than a decade. 1052 S. Gaylord St.,

3Sweet Action

Now found in stores all around Colorado, Denver-based ice cream company Sweet Action aims to change the frozen treat’s production process, making the delicacy more enjoyable for its customers, its employees and the planet. Sweet Action’s ice cream production is also entirely powered by wind energy. 1061 S. Gaylord St.,

4Silk Road

This cozy shop offers a selection of one-of-a-kind curios and beautiful gifts from artists around the world. Locally owned, Silk Road has featured unique gifts and excellent customer service for over 15 years. 1065 S. Gaylord St.,

5Bottle Shop 33

More than your average liquor store, Bottle Shop 33 makes buying adult beverages a whole experience. With a variety of bar tools, vintage barware and spirits for sale, this store strives to support at-home barkeeps. Bottle Shop 33 also offers scheduled tastings for everything from cocktails to gin varieties, all designed to demystify the purchasing process and guarantee customer satisfaction. 1080 S. Gaylord St.,

6Washington Park Grille

A night at Wash Park Grille amounts to a special occasion for most. An afternoon there, on the other hand, can be an everday affair. Happy hour kicks off at 2 p.m. every weekday, running until 5 p.m. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, the fine-dining venue amps up its sophisticated- lounge vibes, hosting an exceptional lineup of live music. 1096 S. Gaylord St.,

7Wish Boutique

Wish Boutique has been a locally owned staple in the Washington Park neighborhood since 2003. The super cute shop prides itself on carrying distinct items you won’t find anywhere else in Denver, making it your go-to for clothing and accessories from some of the best-known designers. You can even book a private after-hours shopping party for you and your friends. 1099 S. Gaylord St.,