Wynkoop Holdings Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Breckenridge-Wynkoop CEO Lee Driscoll Talks About Wazee Supper Club's 40th Anniversary

    The Wazee Supper Club has been holding down the corner of 15th and Wazee streets for forty years, in a part of town that's seen more change than there are pizza toppings on the Wazee menu. Gone are the viaducts that sent traffic over, instead of through, the part of downtown that's now called LoDo b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Demolition begins on the iconic Gaetano's

    I grew up on the far west side of town, a culinary black hole -- at least in the 70s and 80s -- that forced me and my family to drive what I believed were impossibly long distances to dinner. We went out to eat -- a lot -- and from as far back as I can remember, we graced Gaetano's at least once a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Wazee Supper Club will celebrate 37 years in business next week

    Cassandra Kotnik​Wazee Supper Club opened its doors back in 1974 under Angelo and Jim Karagas, five years after the same duo erected My Brother's Bar just nine blocks away. Since then, the bar and restaurant, which has since been passed from the hands of the Karagas brothers to the Wynkoop Hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Colorado Beer Week could be the start of an annual spring toast to the state's brewers

    ​Seattle has a beer week. So do Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. San Francisco's and Philadelphia's are famous world wide. Hell, even Eugene, Oregon; Louisville, Kentucky; and the entire state of Alabama have beer weeks. Denver has the Great American Beer Festival and the surrounding Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Wynkoop Holdings buys Rocky Mountain Diner, scrambles to fill it

    Lori Midson​Just a few weeks after they joined forces, the Breckenridge and Wynkoop breweries have taken on an unexpected challenge: slapping together a new concept to fill the former Rocky Mountain Diner space at 800 18th Street, which closed last month after a twenty-year run. The two comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Wynkoop and Breckenridge Brewery groups brew up a joint venture: Update

    Cassandra KotnickWynkoop Brewing Co. has a big deal brewing.​Two weeks ago, the merger of local Rock Bottom Brewing with the Tennessee-based Gordon Biersch brewpub chain formed one of the largest craft-beer-focused companies in the country: Craftworks Restaurants & Breweries. And now, as we ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Goosetown Tavern upgrades its beer list, revamps the menu

    ​The Goosetown Tavern -- the old dog in Colfax Avenue's revitalized Bluebird district -- is learning some new trick, thanks to a change in chef and an updated its beer list. Eight-year employee Kim Dean has taken over the reins as manager, and she brought in chef Dan Cole, formerly of the Wyn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Former Oskar Blues idea man, Marty Jones, sets his mug down at the Wynkoop

    Marty Jones (left) and Andy Brown toast the Wynkoop.​Beerman-about-town Marty Jones has landed a new gig. The former Oskar Blues marketing whiz, Jones has taken a similar job at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, where he'll be guiding the brewery's fledgling canning project (the Wynkoop began cann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Canned beers are monkey business at the Wynkoop

    ​It took a little longer than anticipated, but the Wynkoop Brewing Company finally got its signature beer, Railyard Ale, into a can in August. And while you can't drink from the cans at the brewpub itself, you can buy six packs to go. Oh, you can drink the Railyard from cans at Wynkoop Holdin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    A real mob scene at Gaetano's

    Dick Kreck will be reading from his book Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family tonight at the Tattered Cover in LoDo, with Chuck and Gene, the sons of Clyde Smaldone, on hand to answer questions about their infamous relatives. But for a real taste of what the Smaldone family meant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    A Crush on Cans: Wynkoop vs. Breckenridge

    It's American Craft Beer Week - seven days that even the United States Congress felt should be set aside for drinking micro brews. But Colorado's beer culture is worth a deeper look, since 100 craft breweries operated here in 2008, producing 75,000 barrels of delicious beer. Of particular interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    The Wynkoop's canny new strategy

    The Wynkoop Brewing Co. was the first modern-era brewpub to open its doors in Denver, and this summer, it plans to become the first city brewery to sell its beer in cans. "We're pushing for June," says new Wynkoop head brewer Andy Brown, who got the project off the ground by persuading the owners o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Gaetano's: all in the famiglia

    I dropped by Gaetano's last night for a Tasty Treat (a sausage and green chili strips baked in a pizza crust) and a taste of history. Wynkoop Holdings bought this classic joint back in 2005, taking over a restaurant that started as Ralph and Mamie Smaldone's Tejon Street Cafe back in 1934, then move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007

    Hick Ousted from Wynkoop Group

    Open since 1974, the Wazee Supper Club predates all the hipness, all the gentrification, all the retro this-and-that of LoDo. Founders Angelo and Jim Karagas actually opened their first spot, My Brother’s Bar, in 1969, nine blocks further down 15th, in a neighborhood known more for the rattle in ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 19, 2006


    Again the Masters of their doman.

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    Mooers and Shakers

    Time for some cow-tipping -- and tippling.

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Club Scout

    Appaloosa Grill

  • Music

    August 18, 2005


    Oakhurst injects roots rock with a heady dose of bluegrass.

  • Dining

    August 4, 2005

    All in the Family

    Gaetano's makes for a disappointing spaghetti Western.

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    Off Limits

    Coffee to Go

  • Dining

    July 14, 2005

    Bite Me

    Birth Pains

  • Dining

    March 17, 2005

    Bite Me

    For the Birds