McGregor Square – The Latest and Greatest in LoDo
Looking to eat somewhere new and trendy before or after a Rockies game? Don’t have baseball tickets but want to watch the game on an outdoor, giant screen? Want to have a picnic in downtown Denver or enjoy a staycation?
Newly-developed McGregor Square in LoDo (lower downtown) is the latest and greatest urban experience, just 30 minutes away. Located on 20th and Blake streets, adjacent to Coors Field, McGregor Square is another multi-use space with intent to draw any customer, not just the baseball fan. Like other recent downtown developments, the Square offers condos, restaurants, office spaces and retail outlets. But the big draw is the 28,000-square-foot outdoor plaza with a 66-foot LED screen that has become a meeting spot for ballgamers, movie nights and concerts.
Several restaurants pepper the Square to include Tom’s Watch Bar, The Original, a nine-vendor food court, and Carmine’s on Penn. Picnic areas skirt the plaza as well as retail vendors like florist Flowers on the Vine and the Tattered Cover bookstore.
The Rally Hotel is the premier, boutique hotel in McGregor Square with baseball-themed rooms and a bridgeway overlooking Coors Field. Named after the rally-cap tradition of turning a baseball cap backwards to inspire positive change in a game, The Rally Hotel is also home to the Colorado Rockies Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Square, a former parking lot, is named after Keli McGregor, a Rockies president, who passed away in 2010. McGregor was forward-thinking – he left behind napkins with his hand-drawn sketches envisioning a multi-use space near Coors Field, much like it is today.
LoDo’s resurgence began when Coors Field opened its doors in 1995. The remodeling and refurbishing of Union Station in 2014 was phase two, followed by the Dairy Block in 2017. McGregor Square was completed in 2021.
For more information, including a calendar of events, visit mcgregorsquare.com.
By Hollen Wheeler; courtesy photo