Aurora is one big city, explore local eats and things to do in your neighborhood.
The Havana Corridor has Aurora’s most extensive collection of ethnic eateries. This business district is home to unique things to do and dining you can’t find anywhere else in Colorado. Explore our hand-picked neighborhood itinerary; everything is within a 5-15 minute drive.
2430 S. Havana Street
This newly reimagined country-western dance hall is anything but typical. Attend a concert or stop in for a casual drink. Stampede is host to dozens of events, including country line dancing and concerts with some of the biggest names in local, regional, and national Hispanic music. Go on Wednesdays for $5 line dancing lessons and discounted drinks. During the warmer months, Stampede has an outdoor patio that’s great for catching a break after dancing!
2233 S Geneva St.
Feel the sand beneath your feet, even in the cold of winter! The Island is one of few places in Colorado offering indoor sand volleyball. Gather a group for a friendly- competition as you sip on drinks in-between plays. The Island has six indoor courts, and drop-in rates range from $7-8. If you’re looking to take a break, consider grabbing something to eat at their restaurant or sipping on a drink from their massive tequila collection. The Island can also be your stop for late-night games as courts stay open well past midnight.
Peak to Peak Tap & Brew
16710 E. Iliff Ave
While it’s a little off the Havana path, Peak to Peak is worth the detour. This locally loved brewery is open seven days a week, offering plenty of craft beer for tasting. Beer aficionados will be pleased with more than twenty original creations on-tap. Perfect for an afternoon beer that turns into a couple, Peak to Peak also has a food menu for snacking. Enjoy sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, and even tacos. Give the Fire & Ice Green Chile beer a try; it’s unlike any beer you’ve never tried!
Muse Noraebang and Café
2222 S Havana St D
If you’re looking for a place to try something new, Muse Noraebang and Café is it! This karaoke room/café serves a mind-boggling amount of drinks (nearly 70 in total!). Gather some friends to taste-test their café beverages like lattes, espressos, and teas. Or try something a little stronger at the on-site bar that has not only domestic beer and classic cocktails, but also soju and mak gul li. Rent a private karaoke room and belt out your favorite songs with your crew, and you can even order bottle service to make the night extra fabulous.
1901 S Havana St. Unit 1
Aurora is home to some of the best Korean BBQ restaurants in the state. Have dinner at the place that started it all – DAE GEE. Korean for “pig,” DAE GEE does unlimited-style Korean traditional BBQ. Come hungry; this will take longer than your average dinner. Diners are seated at their own grilling table and are served raw meats to cook. This social experience is similar to family-style dining, and all the sides, including rice, fish pancakes, kimchi, and more, are unlimited as well. You can also try their on-site beers, cleverly named with a pig theme.
1930 S Havana St #5-6
Explore ice cream from Japan! Snowl serves a handful of items, including boba tea, but is best known for its taiyaki. Japanese for fish-shaped cake, taiyaki is soft-serve ice cream in classic international flavors. Diners can enjoy red bean, matcha, and milk tea in addition to other toppings and fillings to make their cone unique. If you’re dining with a crowd, consider ordering a Snow Bowl made from sweetened condensed milk ice cream shaved into the consistency of snow. Their bowls are prepared to serve at least two people. Head there after dinner or for a late-night treat as you take in the cute, crafty atmosphere.