Campus Lounge - Closed

701 S. University Blvd.
Denver, CO 80209


  • Monday 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m to 2 a.m.
  • $, $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, ATM, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
A Bonnie Brae staple for decades, the Campus Lounge epitomizes the friendly neighborhood saloon with its seasoned waitstaff, drink specials and an owner, Jim Whiste (a retired pro hockey player and DU Pioneer alum), who can often be found bellied up to the bar with his patrons on weekday afternoons. The kitchen is another draw, famous for a full menu of sloppy Mexican food and daily steak specials. The main room boasts huge booths perfect for lazy game-watching on a big-screen TV; and an adjoining space offers video games, pool, foosball tables --and a door that leads to the Campus Lounge's newest amenity, a low-key patio.

Related Stories (4)

  • Dan Landes, Charlie Woolley: Big Men on Campus Lounge Deal
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:01 a.m. by Patricia Calhoun

    Dan Landes and his partners had just closed on their purchase of the Campus Lounge on September 28, and he needed a beer. But first, he had to make something clear: The Campus Lounge, a seventy-year-old watering hole at 701 South Un...

  • Campus Lounge Will Close on September 25, Reopen With New Owner
    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:52 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    Jim Wiste, owner of the Campus Lounge at South University Boulevard and Exposition Avenue, is retiring after forty years and selling his bar. "I'm ready to just be a customer," he explains. Wiste is a University of Denver alumnus an...

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    Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 4 a.m. by Patrick Osborn

    America took a step past the point of no return in 1968, when it began airing personal-hygiene product commercials on TV. Suddenly we were bombarded with televised cures for hemorrhoids, explosive diarrhea, feminine odor, infections...

  • Drink of the Week
    Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 3 a.m. by Nancy Levine

    The Campus Lounge, affectionately referred to by regulars as "The Pus," oozes character. Years ago, when I lived only a few blocks away, the gaggle of guys who occupied the house next door would yell over the fence almost nightly, "...


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