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Tooey's Off Colfax

1521 Marion St.
Denver, CO 80218
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  • Daily 2pm-2am
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
As a local rep for PBR, Alissa Anderson visited quite a few bars in this town. The next logical step was to own a bar of her own – so in October 2008, she and her husband bought the former Club Boca, which had been vacant for close to a year, and turned it into Tooey's Off Colfax. The couple did a quick renovation that involved moving the bar closer to the front window, then opened in a flash. Just as quickly, the bar was attracting regulars, especially service-industry folks, and Anderson started hosting bands, DJ and karaoke nights, art shows and a whole lot more.

Related Stories (3)

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    1 year ago by Susan Froyd

    A bunch of friends were hanging together on East Colfax Avenue, “watching ‘Colfax Science Theater 3000’ walk by,” says mean-street habitue Sam Kohlenberg, when, in the midst of the parade of drunks, hipsters,...

  • Forests of Azure releases a new CD January 21 at Tooey's
    3 years ago by Tom Murphy

    Ed Marshall is a music critic who wrote for The Big Take Over for some years when he was roommates with the magazine's publisher, Jack Rabid. Since the early '90s, Marshall has been in and out of the underground music scene in Denve...

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    6 years ago by Jon Solomon

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