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8 Rivers Cafe - Closed

1550 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
8 Rivers Cafe +

Cassandra Kotnik


  • Sun 4:30pm-9pm, Mon-Thu 4:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-11pm
  • $$, $$$
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
In LoDo, where 8 Rivers moved in October 2008, chef/owner Scott Durrah has a decent-sized space -- not huge, but maybe three times larger than his old spot in Highland. He has a bar set with bottles of Mount Gay and Appleton Estate rum, and decorated with album covers from reggae and dub bands. He has a suitable and relaxed staff that moves easily between the widely spaced tables. He even has a fireplace. Above all, he has a nice buzz going, as customers keep coming for his wonderful and traditional Jamaican and Caribbean food.

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