Previously located in a basement near 2nd Avenue and Fillmore Street in Cherry Creek, RooBar could be hard to find your first time there. But once inside the subterranean spot, it felt like a secret speakeasy of sorts. Knute Hanson, who owned the bar for the last decade, had to pack up last year as part of the neighborhood’s new planning process.
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But fans of the Cherry Creek institution might rejoice in the fact that he’s re-opened the spot this week at 3480 Park Avenue West in the Railyard Marketplace. The new location should be easier to find, as it’s a stones throw away from I-25 and just down the road Coors Field. It’s also just off the bicycle trail, and cyclists might appreciate the spot’s bike repair stand and tools.
The new RooBar boasts a full menu until 1 a.m. nightly, a patio, saltwater aquariums, pool tables, shuffleboard and a jukebox. There will also be two happy hours that run Mondays through Fridays; from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to midnight.