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Cold Crush

2700 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80205 | Downtown Denver |

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Inspired by late-’70s hip-hop group the Cold Crush Brothers, Cold Crush opened in May 2013 as what owner Brian Mathenge dubbed “an artist's haven, a place where artists, poets, musicians and those who appreciate their work can meet, mingle and eat great food.” DJs spin funk, soul and hip-hop five nights a week, as well as rock on Tuesdays and reggae on Tuesdays. Cold Crush boasts a club-worthy sound system and will bring in regular guest musicians and DJs.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Contemporary
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Features: Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly

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  • Backbeat: Longform
    On a recent Wednesday evening at Cold Crush, a customer sits on a high bar stool, eating a shrimp po' boy. The bar is half filled with twenty- and thirty-somethings, talking and sipping...
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    A shooting early Monday morning outside of Cold Crush -- the art/music bar at 2700 Larimer Street that we named one of the ten best new bars of 2013 and the Best Hip-Hop Hangout in the Best...
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    Cold Crush has made a splash since it opened on Upper Larimer in May 2013. We named the art- and music-centric spot one of the ten best new bars of the year and Cold Crush won the Best...
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  • Backbeat: Music News
    Inspired by late-'70s hip-hop group Cold Crush Brothers, Brian Mathenge recently celebrated the grand opening of his Cold Crush bar/restaurant/art gallery with Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs. He...
  • Cafe Society: Cafe Society
    After postponing its opening once, Cold Crush is open -- but not officially. Still, if you stop by the bar/art gallery and music hangout this weekend, you should be able to get a drink,...
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    Although more than a dozen restaurants opened in the metro area this month, pizza carved the biggest slice out of the market. Pizza Locale, which got its start in Boulder, opened a...
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    Anyone who's created a restaurant can tell you that there are many obstacles along the way to the actual opening. And that's something the folks behind Cold Crush -- a new spot going into...
  • Cafe Society: Open and Shut Cases
    Music, great food, libations and local art -- that's the mantra of Cold Crush, a new venue opening April 20 in Ballpark at 2700 Larimer Street. The all-in-one package, run by model and DJ...

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