Street View: South Pearl Street

Visit Denver's historic shopping area.

Authored by Martha Brinkman

Historical South Pearl Street is home to First Friday Art Walks and an impressive farmers’ market. Whether you’re attending those events or just walking along to take in a piece of Denver’s culture, these places are must-sees.

Courtesy Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina 

Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina

Stop by this taqueria for lunch and enjoy a variety of innovative street tacos, made with local ingredients, and a margarita or two! There are offerings for carnivores and vegetarians alike. If you find yourself wanting something a little more Italian inspired, their sister restaurant, Kaos Pizzeria, is just down the block. 1585 South Pearl St.

Common Threads

This boutique consignment shop, which started in 2007 in Boulder and expanded to South Pearl in 2011, offers a wide range of designer clothing and shoes in like-new condition. This is a great stop for gifts for loved ones, trendy items for special occasions, or just a new piece to update your wardrobe. 1575 South Pearl St.

Second Star to the Right Children’s Book Store

Do you have a young literary scholar in your life? Step into this whimsical book and toy store, which also hosts events like Storytime and a young adult book club, among other fun activities throughout the year. 1545 South Pearl St.

Gallery 1505

This one’s for the art connoisseurs! The gallery houses an ever- changing inventory of works by local artists. Step in to take a peek at what’s on display, pick out the perfect addition to your collection, or even purchase a piece of beautiful handcrafted jewelry. 1505 South Pearl St.

Sushi Den

If you’re craving some seriously sensational sushi, fret not in our landlocked state. Sushi Den’s seafood is flown in daily from Tokyo, so it offers the international delicacy in the most authentic— and fresh—way possible. If this venue seems a tad too formal for a weeknight out, do lunch there or stop by its sister restaurants, Izakaya Den and Ototo. 1487 South Pearl St.

Stella’s Gourmet Coffee and Such

In the morning or for an afternoon pick me up, visit Stella’s! Get your caffeine fix with a cup of specialty coffee or tea and curb your appetite with a scrumptious bagel or other baked good. 1476 South Pearl St.

Que Bueno Suerte!

For a traditional yet chic take on Mexican food, visit Que Bueno Suerte! (with an exclamation point). This newer restaurant, opened in 2016, is holding its own in this historic district by showcasing flavors from the various regions of Mexico. It’s open for dinner every night and offers brunch on the weekends. 1518 South Pearl St.

Courtesy 5 Green Boxes

5 Green Boxes

Housed in two separate spaces is locally-owned 5 Green Boxes. One store offers unique furnishings and knick-knacks while the other features lovely embroidered clothing, funky jewelry, and unique souvenirs. This is a great stop while strolling down South Pearl and a fun place to get gifts during your visit. 1570 and 1596 South Pearl St.