Close to the City yet Uniquely Castle Pines

Published: September 11, 2019

One of the best reasons to reside in The Canyons will be the feeling that you’re in your own peaceful retreat far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here, we’ll have our own unique community with places to play and spaces to gather. But The Canyons is by no means cut off from the world. We’re still local to some of the most thrilling dining and nightlife destinations that the Denver area has to offer.

We’ve compiled a list of nearby places that should be on your radar.

Food Halls

The latest restaurant trend is “food halls” – eclectic hubs that feature several dining and drinking establishments options under one roof. Colorado has several to choose from and each offers an entertaining way to spend an afternoon or evening with family or visitors. The nearest food hall is Ecclesia Market, which is housed in a gorgeous old church in downtown Castle Rock. Inside, you’ll find a bar called Sinners & Saints, a bookstore, an arcade, a specialty foods market, and several food vendors.

Wining and Dining

Book a babysitter and tell your partner to dress up – it’s date night! Pull up a stool at the Crush Wine Bar in Castle Rock, which offers more than 50 wines by the glass and delectable small plates for sharing. If you love seafood, make a reservation at Trestles Coastal Cuisine, which offers chef-inspired coastal dishes and a beautiful patio that’s perfect for a romantic evening.


Colorado has been dubbed the “Napa Valley of Beer” and for those who love local brews, you have spectacular choices close to home. The Rockyard Brewing Company is the longest running brew pub in Douglas County and has won numerous medals at prestigious beer competitions. If you prefer the communal feeling of an authentic German biergarten, then hoist a few pints at Maddie’s Biergarten in downtown Castle Rock.

Local Bars

Sometimes you just want to meet up with friends and blow off some steam. Cork & Keg is a laid-back bar that’s ideal for group gatherings. This bustling venue features live music, dancing, poker games, billiards, and a large selection of Colorado beer, wine, and spirits. Love to sing? Channel your inner rock star on a karaoke stage at the Hideaway Bar & Grill in Castle Rock on Thursdays and Saturdays. And if you prefer listening to pre-recorded tunes, drop some coins in the old-school jukebox at Next Door Bar.

Castle Pines and the surrounding area offers a vibrant array of venues and restaurants to enjoy. Even though it feels like we’re far from the downtown nightlife scene, there’s no shortage of excitement in this community after dark. Explore it! Make a point to get out and take in some of the local flavor around The Canyons and relish even more wonderful things about living in Colorado.