Bars and restaurants have been rushing to open their doors before the end of summer, the better to snag as much fall business as possible in the busy weeks leading up to the holidays. September looks to be particularly busy, but plenty of places got their doors open, or reopened, in August — while a handful gave up the ghost and closed for good. Keep reading for our Restaurant Roll Call for August.
Doughnuts rolling out at Habit.
RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING IN AUGUST*
Atomic Cowboy/Denver Biscuit Company/Fat Sully's Pizza, 4275 Tennyson Street
Abejas, 807 13th Avenue, Golden
Bar Fausto, 3126 Larimer Street
Bellwether, 5126 East Colfax Avenue
The Bluegrass Coffee & Bourbon Lounge, 7415 Grandview Ave, Arvada
Carbon Beverage Cafe, 1553 Platte Street
Crushed Red, 14643 Orchard Parkway, Westminster
Euphrates Restaurant & Grill 2222 South Havana Street, Aurora
Euro Crepes, 1842 South Broadway
Finn's Manor, 2927 Larimer Street
Freshii, 1335 Broadway, Boulder
Habit Doughnut Dispensary, 1553 Platte Street
Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery, 16th Street
The Melt, 8401 South Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree
Modmarket, C Concourse, Denver International Airport
PizzaRev, 1650 28th Street, Boulder
Postino LoHi, 2715 17th Street
Pressed Juice Daily, 4421 West 43rd Avenue
ProsperOats, 2550 15th Street
Revelry Kitchen, 4140 West 38th Avenue
Tivoli Brewing, 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 240
Mezcal is back after a break — and a renovation.
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RESTAURANTS/BARS CLOSING IN AUGUST*
Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs, 600 East Colfax Avenue
Braun Taphaus & Grille, 5601 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
The BSide, 1336 East 17th Avenue
Griff's Burgers, 742 South Broadway
Le Chateau, 1040 15th Street
Le Peep, 1875 York Street
Mayan Manjar Yucateco, 5209 West Mississippi Avenue
Pizza Fusion, 571 East Colfax Avenue
Prime Steakhouse, 1480 Arapahoe Street
*Or earlier, and not reported previously in a previous Restaurant Roll Call.