Restaurant roll call for 2012 -- over 240 openings last year

A year after it left LoHi, Squeaky Bean is cooking in LoDo.
A year after it left LoHi, Squeaky Bean is cooking in LoDo.
Mark Manger

Hundreds of new restaurants opened in metro Denver in 2012, ranging from enormous to intimate, exotic to old-fashioned. And at the same time, Denver also said so long to some longtime institutions, as well as a few spots that opened and shut in the same year.

Keep reading for our restaurant roll call for 2012.

See also:

- Restaurant roll call for 2011

- Restaurant roll call for 2010

- Restaurant roll call for 2009

Jezebel's just opened in the former home of Squeaky Bean -- but with a kitchen.
Jezebel's just opened in the former home of Squeaky Bean -- but with a kitchen.
Brandon Marshall


Ace Eat Serve, 501 East 17th Avenue

Adrift, 218 South Broadway

Al Lado, 1610 Little Raven Street

Amerigo Delicatus, 2449 Larimer Street

Aoba, 1520 Blake Street

Arlene's Bistro & Creperie, 2018 Broadway Street, Boulder

Attivo, 955 Lincoln Street

Bean Fosters, 720 Golden Ridge Road, Golden

Beehive, 2018 10th Street, Boulder

Big Choice Brewing Co., 7270 West 118th Place, Broomfield

Big Easy Creole Kitchen, 250 Steele Street

Big Hoss BBQ, 6955 South York Street, Centennial

Billy's Gourmet Hot Dog, 2950 South Broadway, Englewood

Bin 1884, 1886 South Pearl Street

Black Crow, 1525 Blake Street

Black Eye Coffee Shop, 3408 Navajo Street

Black Shirt Brewing, 3719 Walnut Street

Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 1616 16th Street

Bob's Atomic Burger, 1310 Ford Street, Golden

Bocadillo, 4044 Tejon Street

Boom Yogurt Bar, 200 Quebec Street

Bop & Gogi, 10639 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial

Bramble & Hare, 1970 13th Street, Boulder

Brewery Rickoli, 4335 Wadsworth Boulevard, Wheat Ridge

Bubba Chinos, 1361 Court Place

Cafe Byblos Mediterranean Grill, 400 Corona Street

Cafe Zuri, 3718 West 32nd Avenue

Carries Place, 1426 East 22nd Avenue

Casa Cuba, 1095 16th Street

Caution: Taproom, 12445 East 39th Avenue

Central Bistro & Bar, 1691 Central Street

Charlie's Ice Cream Social, 3559 West 44th Avenue

Cheapskates Action Sports Bar, 2627 South Parker Road, Aurora

Chia's Breakfast & Lunch Counter, 16400 South Golden Road, Golden

Chino Latino, 2200 Market Street

Cinque Soldi Salumeria, 1284 South Pearl Street

City Star Brewing, 321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud

Comida Cantina, 721 Confidence Drive, Longmont

Copper Pot, 2796 South Broadway

Corvus Coffee, 1947 South Broadway

Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar, 1441 West 46th Avenue

Cru A Wine Bar, Denver International Airport

Deelish Foods, 1901 South Havana Street, Aurora

The Desk, 230 East 13th Avenue

DiFranco's, 955 Lincoln Street

Dive Inn, 1380 South Broadway Street

Dizzy's Donuts, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder

Dragon Palace, 2040 South Havana Street, Aurora

Drew's Deli, 988 Lincoln Street

Drip Denver, 955 Lincoln Street

Early Bird, 11940 Bradburn Boulevard, Westminster

Eat+Drink, 1541 Platte Street

Echo Brewing, 5969 Iris Parkway, Unit C, Firestone

Elevation Beer Co., 115 Pahlone, Poncha Springs

El Rico Dicho Menederia Y Taqueria, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora

Finley's Pub, 375 South Pearl Street

Fired Up, 1135 Bannock Street

Fire on the Mountain, 3801 West 32nd Avenue

Five Star Burgers, 555 Broadway

Fooducopia's Corner Store and Cafe, 1939 East Kentucky Avenue

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 8234 South Kipling Parkway, Littleton

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 1200 Sergeant Jon Stiles Drive, Highlands Ranch

The French Press, 15290 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora

Fresh Healthy Cafe, 3000 East First Avenue

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 14740 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood

The Garden, 3435 Albion Street

Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub, 176 South Broadway

Gatsby's, 1527 Wazee Street

GB Fish & Chips, 5325 East Colfax Avenue

Geisty's Dogg House, 1116 13th Street, Boulder

Graze, 10047 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree

Great Harvest Bakery, 7745 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

Gridiron Grille, 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Englewood

Grillin Wings & Things, 723 South University Boulevard

Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe, 1033 East 17th Avenue

Hapa Sushi, 1514 Blake Street

Happy Coffee, 1 South Broadway

Harold's and the Bayonet Room, 1940 Ken Pratt Boulevard Longmont

Havana Street Station, 1911 South Havana Street, Aurora

The Hawt Dog & Sausage Eatery, 3030 East Second Avenue

H Burger Co, 1710 Pearl Street, Boulder

Hideaway Kitchen + Bar, 25948 Genesee Trail Road, Golden

Hodson's Bar & Grill, 999 18th Street

Hogshead Brewery, 4430 West 29th Avenue

Hoot and Howl, 8270 East 49th Avenue

Hotmixology Lounge, 2026 Larimer Street

Hugo's Colorado Beer & Spirits, 1205 East 13th Avenue

Humble Pie, 300 Elati Street

Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza, 1001 South Gaylord Street

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar, 1299 Washington Avenue, Golden

Infinite Monkey Theorem taproom, 3200 Larimer Street

iSushi, 801 Santa Fe Drive

Jake's Brew Bar, 2540 West Main Street, Littleton

Jelly, 1700 East Evans Avenue

Jerome's Pizza, 11405 East Briarwood Avenue, Englewood

Jezebel's, 3301 Tejon Street

Juanita's, 32 South Broadway

Kachina Southwestern Grill, 10600 Westminster Boulevard

Kathmandu Kitchen, 16611 East Smoky Hill Road, Aurora

Kirk's Soul Kitchen, 14107 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora

The Kitchen Denver, 1530 16th Street

La Cave, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood

La Guarida Cubana, 5922 East Colfax Avenue

La Revolucion Taqueria y Cantina, 701 Main Street, Louisville

Larkburger, 11985 Washington Street, Northglenn

Larkburger, 8555 West Belleview Avenue, Littleton

Larkburger, 4660 West 121st Avenue, Broomfield

Larkburger, 1617 California Street

Leaf & Crumb, 4416 East Eighth Avenue

Lil' Devils Ultra Lounge and Video Bar, 255 South Broadway

Lil's & Lou's Wreck, 1432 Market Street

Little Dragon, 1305 Krameria Street

Local 46, 4586 Tennyson Street

Lowry Beer Garden, 7577 East Academy Boulevard

Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, 1610 16th Street

Lucky's Bakehouse & Creamery, 3990 Broadway, Boulder

Makan Malaysian, 1859 South Pearl Street

Mali Thai Cuisine, 4955 South Ulster Street

Margs Taco Bistro, 200 Fillmore Street

Masa Asian Kitchen, 1935 Federal Boulevard

Masala Xpress, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora

McAlister's Deli, 13950 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora

MegaFauna's cafe, 2701 Larimer Street

Merchants Mile High Saloon, 2014 South University Boulevard

Mici Handcrafted Italian, 2373 Central Park Boulevard

Mile High Legends Grille, 1701 Bryant Street

Mile High Spirits, 2920 Larimer Street

Miller's Grille, 103 South Public Road, Lafayette

Moe's Original Bar-B-Que, 675 30th Street, Boulder

Mountain Standard, 193 Gore Creek Drive, Vail

MSU Denver Dazbog, 1201 Fifth Street

My Other Bar (in back of Campagna), 1120 East Sixth Avenue

New Saigon Bakery & Deli, 630 South Federal Boulevard

Nooch Vegan Market, 3360 Larimer Street

NY Pizza Pub, 4340 West 35th Avenue

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew, 2810 Larimer Street

Pablo's Coffee, 1300 Pennsylvania Street

Panera Bread, 13100 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora

Park House,1515 Madison Street

Parma Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar, 1132 West Dillon Road, Louisville

Parry's Pizzeria and Bar, 9567 South University Boulevard, Highlands Ranch

Pasquini's Pizzeria, 777 East 17th Avenue

PastaVino, 1043 Pearl Street, Boulder

Patxi's Pizza, 3455 South University Boulevard, Englewood

Pho 4 U, 3610 River Point Parkway, Sheridan

Pho 79, 1600 Champa Street

Pho 38 & Noodle House, 2915 West 38th Avenue

Pho OK, 890 South Monaco Parkway

Pho Saigon Star, 2045 South University Boulevard

Pho Ta, 2200 West Alameda Avenue

Pita Fresh, 2075 South University Boulevard

PizzaDoodle, 6830 South University Boulevard, Centennial

The Populist, 3163 Larimer Street

Pizza Public, 3109 Federal Boulevard

Pizzeria Di Olinto, 12023 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial

Press Play, 1005 Pearl Street, Boulder

Prost Brewing, 2540 19th Street

Pub 17, 1750 Welton Street

Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink, 65 Broadway

Red Poppy, 2120 West 29th Avenue

Red Robin's Burger Works, 1600 California Street

Red Robin's Burger Works, 1190 Auraria Parkway

Red Star Deli, 1801 Wynkoop Street

Restaurant Fourteen Seventy-Two, 1472 South Pearl Street

Right Coast Pizza, 7100 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge

Rocket Fizz, 9567 South University Boulevard, Littleton

Roostercat Coffeehouse, 1045 Lincoln Street

Safari Cafe, 3519 Brighton Boulevard

Sakura House, 1255 19th Street

Sassafras American Eatery, 2637 West 26th Avenue

Satori, 940 Lincoln Street

Serioz Pizzeria, 1336 East 17th Avenue

Sexy Pizza, 1579 South Pearl Street

Shin Sa Dong, 10293 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora

Sidewinder, 4485 Logan Street, taken over by local musicians)

Slice Works, 700 East Colfax Avenue

Snarf's, 1729 East Evans Avenue

Solids & Stripes Badass Billiards, 2046 Larimer Street (formerly Zanzibar Billiards Club)

Spicy Ginger Asian Bistro, 290 South Downing Street

Squeaky Bean, 1500 Wynkoop Street

Stacks Subs, 95 South Union Boulevard, Lakewood

StarLite Diner & Lounge, 1750 29th Street, Boulder

Steak 'n Shake, 3502 River Point Parkway, Sheridan

Steak Out Steakhouse, 1395 South Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood

Stoney's Full Steam, 1434 Blake Street

Stranahan's tasting room and store, 208 South Kalamath Street

Sushi Bay, 3877 Tennyson Street

Sushi Hana, 1220 Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder

Sushi Katsu, 9555 East Arapahoe Road, Englewood

Syrup, 999 18th Street

T|ACO, 1175 Walnut Street, Boulder

T|ACO, 1550 Blake Street

TAG Burger Bar, 1222 Madison Street

Taita Peruvian Cuisine & Bar, 1521 Marion Street

Tavern at Mile High, 1701 Bryant Street

Teller's Taproom & Kitchen, 1990 Youngfield Street, Lakewood

Thai Diamond Cafe, 1560 Kipling Street

Tom's Urban 24, 1460 Larimer Street

Tony P's, 240 Milwaukee Street

Toppings, 1433 17th Street

Torta Grill, 1818 East Colfax Avenue

True Food Kitchen, 2800 East Second Avenue

TRVE Brewing, 227 Broadway

2914 Coffee, 2914 West 25th Avenue

The 2UP, 717 East Colfax Avenue

Twin Peaks, 299 East Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield

Twin Peaks, 8840 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial

Twirl Boulder, 1727 15th Street, Boulder

Udi's Bread Cafe, 1001 17th Street

Uncle, 2215 West 32nd Avenue

The Universal, 2911 West 38th Avenue

Urban Bliss, 665 Flatiron Marketplace Drive, Broomfield

Very Nice Brewing Company, 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland

Vesper Lounge, 233 East Seventh Avenue

The Village Greek, 6886 South Clinton Street, Englewood

Waffle Brothers, 1326 College Avenue, Boulder

Wafflich, 4166 Tennyson Street

Weathervane Cafe, 1725 East 17th Avenue

West Flanders Brewing Co., 1125 Pearl Street, Boulder

Wild Woods Brewery, 5460 Conestoga Court, Boulder

Yard House, 8437 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree

Yo'Cheese, 6902 South Vine Street, Centennial

Yogurt Guru, 3617 West 32nd Avenue

Yolanda's Tacos, 1699 South Colorado Boulevard

Yong Gung Chinese Restaurant, 2040 South Havana Street, Aurora

Yours Truly, Cupcake, 3047 Larimer Street

Zanitas, 1370 College Avenue, Boulder

Zest Cafe, 2740 South Wadsworth Boulevard

Zi South, 2229 Blake Street

Zocalo, 2200 South Broadway

Keep reading for more 2012 restaurant news.

No more free menudo at Atomic Tamale.
No more free menudo at Atomic Tamale.


Barker Lounge (moved from 255 South Broadway to 475 Santa Fe Drive)

Chances, 1320 15th Street (moved from 1135 Bannock Street to 1320 15th Street)

Little Brazil, 10081 West 26th Avenue, Lakewood (relocated)

Pho 95, (moved from 2002 South Federal Boulevard to 1401 South Federal down the street)


Atomic Tamale, 1450 Carr Street, Lakewood

Denver Wheel Club 404, 404 Broadway (formerly Club 404)

Deelish Foods, 1901 South Havana Street, Aurora

Full Steam Tavern, 1434 Blake Street

The Hive, 1109 Lincoln Street

Kraine Station, 1434 Blake Street

La Playa Mexican Cafe, 7685 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial

Roam, 1033 East 17th Avenue

The Step 4040 East Evans Avenue

3 Monkeys Cantina, 1294 South Broadway

Tresca's Trattoria, 3555 West 38th Avenue

Keep reading for more restaurant news.

Last night of the Lancer Lounge.
Last night of the Lancer Lounge.
Lori Midson


Al Bae Nae Korean Restaurant, 2040 Havana Street, Aurora

Ambria, 1201 16th Street

The Armadillo, 8555 West Belleview Avenue, Littleton

Bento Japanese and Asian Cuisine, 890 South Monaco Parkway

Bender's, 314 East 13th Avenue

Big Papa's BBQ , 12652 West Ken Caryl Avenue, Littleton

Bisque, 2817 East Third Avenue

Bites, 2796 South Broadway

Bloom, 1 West Flatiron Circle, Broomfield

Boulder Organic Pizza, 1175 Walnut Street, Boulder

Brandon's Pub, 3027 East Second Avenue

Brauns on Blake, 2401 Blake Street

The Burnsley Hotel, 1000 Grant Street

Caldonia's Tavern and Roadside BBQ, 2252 South Parker Road

Caminito Tango, 3555 West 38th Avenue

Charlie Palmer's District Tavern, 1631 Wazee Street

Cherokee Dining on 12th Avenue, 1201 Cherokee Street

Chicken Kabob, 9678 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village

Comfort Cafe, 3945 Tennyson Street

Conway's Red Top, 390 North Circle Drive, Colorado Springs

Coop de Ville at The Stingray, 2911 West 38th Avenue

Crazy Asian Cafe, 290 South Downing Street

The Crushery, 1579 South Pearl Street

Cuvee Wine Bar & Bistro, 946 Pearl Street, Boulder

Daddy Bruces's Bar-B-Que, 2000 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

Delite, 32 South Broadway

Del Norte Brewing Company, 1390 West Evans Avenue

Del Taco, 1100 13th Street, Boulder

8 Island Hawaiian BBQ, 3050 28th Street, Boulder

El Olvido, 2200 South Broadway

El Rancho, 29260 Highway 40, Evergreen

Encore on Colfax, 2550 East Colfax Avenue

Einstein's, 200 Fillmore Street

Epic Grill, multiple locations

Famous Pizza, 1528 East Colfax Avenue

Fero's Bar & Grill, 351 South Colorado Boulevard

Fleur Bistro, 1225 Logan Street

Gabor's, 1223 East 13th Avenue

Geez Louise Coffeehouse, 4924 East Colfax Avenue

Giovanni's Italian Cafe, 9134 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood

Hapa Sushi, 1220 Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder

Heidi's Brooklyn Deli, 3130 Lowell Boulevard

Hooters, 1390 South Colorado Blvd

Il Mondo Vecchio, 1174 South Cherokee Street

Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza, 550 Broadway

India House, 1514 Blake Street

Japoix, 975 Lincoln Street

Jasmine Asian Grill, 1935 Federal Boulevard

Kate's at 35th, 3435 Albion Street

Kuulture, 1512 Larimer Street

La Brisa, 375 South Pearl Street

Lancer Lounge, 233 East Seventh Avenue

Liks at Bookery Nook, 4280 Tennyson Street

Lime, 1424 Larimer Street

Lime, 5425 Landmark Place, Englewood

Longo's Subway Tavern, 3759 Lipan Street

Luciano's Pizza and Wings, 1043 Broadway

Lucy's, 2125 South Sheridan Boulevard

Madison Street, 1222 Madison Street

Mercedes Mexican Restaurant, 4348 Sheridan Boulevard, 1385 Santa Fe Drive, 2442 South University Boulevard

Michelangelo's Coffee & Wine Bar, 1 Broadway

MiniBar, 222 Columbine Street

Mona's Restaurant, 1710 Sherman Street

Morton's the Steakhouse, 8480 East Belleview Avenue, Englewood

Mo's, 1037 Broadway

Music Bar, 4568 Tennyson Street

My Sweet Bakery, 4326 Tennyson Street

Nanna's Teas, 2637 West 26th Street

Old Chicago, 3250 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge

Opus, 2575 West Main Street, Littleton

Ototo Food and Wine Bar, 1501 South Pearl Street

Pagliacci's, 1440 West 33rd Avenue

Pasquini's Uptown, 1336 East 17th Avenue

Penn Street Perk, 1300 Pennsylvania Street

Pete's Monkey Bar, 717 East Colfax Avenue

Pickled Lemon, 1155 13th Street, Boulder

Pineapple Grill, 1818 East Colfax Avenue

Read, Write & Brew, 720 Golden Ridge Road, Golden

Rex Lounge, 2936 Fox Street

Rockbar, 3015 East Colfax Avenue

Rockaway Tavern, 2036 Broadway

Rodney's, 2819 East Second Avenue

Round Midnight, 1005 Pearl Street, Boulder

Russo's Kitchen + Tavern, 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood

Sam Taylor's Bar-B-Que, 435 South Cherry Street

Santiago's, 101 Gregory Street, Blackhawk

Saxy's Cafe, 2018 10th Street, Boulder

Seven Cups, 1882 South Pearl Street

Shug's Low Country Cuisine, 2017 13th Street, Boulder

Simply Sloppy Joes, 6761 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood

Sonoda's Sushi, 550 Broadway

Spicy Pickle (multiple locations, including the original at 988 Lincoln Street)

Sugar House/Alameda Grille, 1395 West Alameda Avenue

Sweet Dream, 2680 South Havana Street, Aurora

Tao Tao Noodle Bar, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora

Tastes Wine Bar & Bistro, 4267 Tennyson Street

TD's Dogs, 1530 Blake Street

Tequila's, 17635 South Golden Road, Golden

Terroir, 246 Main Street, Longmont

Thai Mango, 609 Grant Street

Tossa, 2400 Arapahoe Avenue

Tres Jolie, 2399 West Main Street, Littleton

Tutti, 103 South Public Road, Lafayette

Venue Bistro, 3609 West 32nd Avenue

Wazee Wood-Fire Pizza, 1631 Wazee Street

Wine Loft, 1527 Wazee Street and 7600 Landmark Way, Lone Tree

World Cafe, 946 Pearl Street, Boulder

Yoko's Express, 1255 19th Street

Know of a restaurant we missed? Post it below. And see our Restaurant roll call for 2011 here.

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