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Esme Patterson

Esme Patterson is a Denver native who recently released her third solo record, We Were Wild. The indie folk rock songstress describes herself in 3 words: singer, gambler and songwriter. 

city guide:
Denver, CO
bar
Nob Hill Inn
This beloved dive bar is the place to go if you want to rub shoulders and down beers with local regulars and get an authentic perspective on the city of Denver.  Cheap drinks, friendly bartenders, and a jukebox stocked full of oldies.
420 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
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The Thin Man
Happening hangout lures locals with funky decor, patio, and live music downstairs, plus house-infused vodka.
2015 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA
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coffee
St Mark’s Coffee House
Humble baked-goods & coffee purveyor with garage-door windows that open to a patio in warm weather.
2019 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA
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Sputnik
Vintage-style late-night hangout dishing up unique vegetarian- & vegan-friendly eats.
3 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209, USA
shopping
Wax Trax
Throwback indie record store with a punk focus boasting new and used vinyl and CDs in funky surroundings.
620 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
shopping
Twist & Shout Records
Old-school shop for buying and selling new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and more, with occasional live music.
2508 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA
shopping
Tattered Cover
Tattered Cover is a bookstore chain based in Denver, and is one of the largest independent bookstores in the United States.
2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA
venue
The Hi Dive
Funky bar & stage with cheap drinks and live music (local & national acts) including everything from punk to bluegrass.
7 S. BROADWAY, DENVER, CO 80223, Denver, CO 80223, USA
food
El Taco de Mexico
Bare-bones counter joint with some booths known since 1985 for traditional Mexico City-style plates.
714 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204, USA
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Tom’s Diner
Down-to-earth comfort food like milkshakes & cheese fries available 24 hours in a low-key setting.
601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
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outdoors
Cheesman Park
Cheesman Park is an urban park and neighborhood located in the City and County of Denver, Colorado.
Cheesman Park, Denver, CO, USA
outdoors
Confluence Park
Confluence Park is an urban park encompassing the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River in Denver's Lower Downtown, a bustling district of 19th-century brick warehouses and storefronts that has been redeveloped since the late 1980s.
Confluence Park, 2250 15th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
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