Restaurant Roll Call for 2013 -- over 250 openings
Old Major had Highland in hog heaven.
Hundreds of restaurants opened in metro Denver in 2013, including spots as ambitious as Old Major and Beast + Bottle, and others as formulaic as several Dunkin' Donuts that, along with Voodoo Doughnut, had this town rolling in dough. Some of the restaurants that opened in 2013 also closed in 2013, while other restaurants reopened in new or reconfigured spaces, or kept the same owners while switching identifies. And several dozen more just gave up the ghost entirely, including such mainstays as Strings, Highlands Garden Cafe and Little Shanghai. Keep reading for our Restaurant Roll Call for 2013.
Atomic Cowboy opened a sibling on South Broadway.
RESTAURANTS/BARS/VENUES OPENING IN 2013 100% de Agave, 975 Lincoln Street Abbey Tavern, 5151 East Colfax Avenue Acorn, 3350 Brighton Boulevard Adelita's Cocina y Cantina, 1294 South Broadway African Bar and Grill, 18601 Green Valley Ranch Road, Aurora Agave Taco Bar, 2217 East Mississippi Avenue AikoPops, 1284 South Pearl Street Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton Ali Baba Grill, 2060 South University Boulevard Arch Pizza, 6110 East Colfax Avenue Arch Pizza, 8854 East Maximus Drive, Lone Tree Ariana Kabob Cafe, 2767 South Parker Road, Aurora The Armoury, 2048 Larimer Street Atomic Cowboy,141 South Broadway A-Town Pizza, 17060 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora Ay Caramba!, 2817 East Third Avenue Beast + Bottle, 719 East 17th Avenue Beer by Design, 2100 East 112th Avenue Beet Box, 1030 East 22nd Avenue Big Mac & Little Lu's Seafood Market, 2851 West 120th Avenue, Westminster Big Smoke Burger, 650 South Colorado Boulevard Billy's Gourmet Hot Dogs, 600 East Colfax Avenue Bistro Colorado, 1552 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th Street, Boulder Bonfire Burritos, 17025 South Golden Road, Golden Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, 8401 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree Bonefish Grill, 14740 West Colfax Avenue, Golden Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson Street BoxCar Coffee, 3459 Ringsby Court Boxcar Coffee, 3550 Brighton Boulevard Braun Taphaus and Grille, 5601 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada The Brew on Broadway, 3445 South Broadway, Englewood Brick House Tavern & Tap, 19320 Cottonwood Drive, Parker BRU handbuilt ales and eats, 5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Bubba Chinos, 4500 Washington Street Burritos and Tacos, 800 Decatur Street Cafe 180 kiosk, 16th Street Mall Cafe Crescendo, 2190 South Delaware Street Cafe Max, 2412 East Colfax Avenue Cafe Rio, 14740 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood Cana Wine Bar, 2554 South Broadway Cannonball Creek Brewery, 393 Washington Avenue, Golden CHUBurger, 1225 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont Churchill's Public House, 1560 Boulder Street City Wok, Denver International Airport The Classic Tavern, 3360 Navajo Street Cold Crush, 2700 Larimer Street Colorado Plus Brew Pub, 6995 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge Comida Cantina, 3350 Brighton Boulevard Corner House, 2240 Clay Street Corvus Coffee, 1947 South Broadway Crooked Stave, 3550 Brighton Boulevard Crystal Springs Brewing, 657 South Taylor Avenue, Louisville Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, 650 South Colorado Boulevard Curtis Club, 2100 Curtis Street Curtis Park Creamery II, 1901 South Havana Street Dancing Crab, 10293 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora De Steeg, 4342 Tennyson Street Diebolt Brewing, 3855 Mariposa Street DJ's 9th Avenue Cafe, 30 East Ninth Avenue Drakes Haus, 2900 Baseline Road, Boulder Duck Soup, 303 16th Street Ste. 130 Dunkin' Donuts, 366 Broadway Dunkin' Donuts, 8500 Peña Boulevard Dunkin' Donuts, 8775 Washington Street Dunkin' Donuts, Denver International Airport, Concourse A Dunkin' Donuts, 2001 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater Eatopia, 1074 South Ironton Street, Unit I, Aurora East Coast Joe's, food truck Easy Peasy Pizza Wings and More, 805 West 88th Avenue Elsa's, 1180 South Parker Road Elway's, Denver International Airport Enstrom, 6770 West 52nd Avenue, Arvada Epernay, 1080 14th Street Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop, 1675 Larimer Street Escandalo Sports Bar & Grill, 320 South Birch Street Fat Jack's, 3535 Quebec Street Fat Sully's, 140 South Broadway Fate Brewing Company, 1600 38th Street, Boulder Federal Bar & Grill, 2544 Federal Boulevard Fel Fel, 4401 South Tamarac Parkway Firedough Mediterranean Grill, Bakery & Pies, 10639 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial Firehouse Subs, 9445 East County Line Road, Centennial Fresh Mex, 1600 East Colfax Avenue Fresh Thymes, 2500 30th Street, Boulder Front Range Brewing, 400 West South Boulder Road, Lafayette Garlic Knot, 3200 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood Gather, 1062 Delaware Street Glacier Ice Cream & Gelato, 3455 South University Boulevard, Englewood Global Goods & Coffee Shop, 5613 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada Golden Moon Distillery, 412 Violet Street, Golden Goody's Eatery, 3010 West 72nd Avenue, Westminster Goombas Pizza Grinder, 10050 Ralston Road, Arvada Greta's Alibi, 1050 West Evans Avenue Grist Brewing, 9150 Commerce Center Circle, Highlands Ranch Gypsy Cafe, 838 Park Avenue Gyros King, 15102 East Hampden Avenue Haciendo Real, 8966 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton Hall Beer Company, 10970 South Parker Road, Parker Happy Cakes, 449 Main Street, Longmont Happy Leaf Kumbucha, 3519 Brighton Boulevard Harman's Eat & Drink, 2900 East Second Avenue Hiro Japanese Buffet, 2797 South Parker Road, Aurora Historians Ale House, 24 Broadway Huckleberry Roasters, 4301 Pecos Humboldt, 1700 Humboldt Street Hurricane Grill & Wings, 8025 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton Illegal Pete's, 270 South Broadway India's Cuisine, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Unit 1024, Aurora Ink! Coffee, 1801 California Street Inside Scoop Creamery, 5654 South Prince Street, Littleton Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, 2000 Lawrence Street Jamba Juice, 8500 Pena Boulevard Jammin Joe's, 2600 High Street Jax Fish House, 650 South Colorado Boulevard Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill, 1530 Blake Street Juicing Tree, 1504 Ivanhoe Street J Wells Brewery, 2516 49th Street, Boulder Kazoku Sushi, 10665 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood Kettle & Stone Brewing, 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder Khazana, 9234 Parkmeadows Drive, Lone Tree Kitchen Table Cafe, 426 East 22nd Avenue Larkburger, 2730 South Colorado Boulevard Latke Love, 5151 East 28th Avenue Lime An American Cantina, 500 16th Street Little Carmine's Italian Sandwiches, 84 South Pennsylvania Street Little Owl, 1555 Blake Street Live Basil Pizza, 6305 East Hampden Avenue Los Chingones, 2463 Larimer Los Pastes, 3140 South Parker Road, Aurora Lower 48 Kitchen, 2020 Lawrence Street Lucky China, 2000 South Havana, Aurora Lucky's Market, 700 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont Maddie's, 2423 South Downing Street MainLine, 125 South College Avenue, Fort Collins Masterpiece Deli, 1710 Sherman Matador, 3496 West 32nd Avenue Margs Taco Bistro, 500 East 19th Avenue Megenegna Injera, 860 South Havana, Aurora Mellow Mushroom, 9721 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree Mile High Winery, 2811 Walnut Street Modmarket, 3475 South University Boulevard, Cherry Hills Modmarket, 700 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont Moe's Original BBQ, 2727 South Parker Road, Aurora Monkey Barrel, 1611 Platte Street Monsoon, 24107 East Commons Avenue, Aurora Moontower Tacos, 609 Grant Street Mountain Tap Bar & Grill, 1901 Youngfield Street, Golden Mountain Toad Brewing, 900 Washington Avenue, Golden Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 South Broadway Namaste, 3355 South Wadsworth Blvd Namaste India, 5545 Wadsworth Bypass, Arvada Native Foods, 680 South Colorado Boulevard Nectar House, 1947 South Broadway Nepali Market, 2680 South Havana Unit K, Aurora New Canton BBQ, 2751 South Parker Rd Suite B, Aurora, Nick's Diner, 3743 Federal Boulevard Novo Coffee, 1600 Glenarm Place Odd 13 Brewing, 301 East Simpson Street, Lafayette Odyssey Beerwerks, 5535 West 56th Avenue, Arvada Okinawa Sushi, 3927 Tennyson Street Old Major, 3316 Tejon Street Ole, 1043 Broadway Olive & Finch Eatery, Bakery and Market, 1552 East 17th Avenue Original Chubby's, 1385 Santa Fe Drive Paint Bar, 6155 South Main Street, Aurora Parry's Pizzeria, 5970 South Holly Street, Greenwood Village Patxi's Pizza, 185 Steele Street Patxi's Pizza, 1598 East 17th Avenue Pho 2 Love, 6593 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood Pho Duy & Grill, 11001 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial Pho Lee, 6860 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village Pho Real, 2399 West Main Street, Littleton Pho Saigon Basil, 7057 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood Pie Hole, 44 South Broadway Street Pikkas, 300 Fillmore Street Pinche Taqueria, 3300 West 32nd Avenue Pizzeria Locale, 550 Broadway Pizza Republica, 890 14th Street Plimoth, 2335 East 28th Avenue Pride of Philly, food truck Proper Pour, 3350 Brighton Boulevard Purple Door Coffee, 2962 Welton Street Recipe Box, 560 South Broadway Red Ginger, 550 Broadway Refuel, 3459 Ringsby Court Renegade Publik House, 2043 South University Boulevard Rocko's Cantina, 6981 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood Root25 Taphouse & Kitchen, 7800 East Tufts Avenue Root Down at DIA, 8500 Pena Boulevard Saigon Basil, 10665 Melody Drive Saigon Tokyo Asian Fusion, 700 South Buckley Road, Aurora Sam's No. 3, 435 South Cherry Street Santiago's, 17th Avenue and Federal Boulevard Scratch Burrito, 4262 Lowell Boulevard Seoul Korean BBQ & Sushi, 311 West 104th Avenue Session Kitchen, 1518 South Pearl Street Smashburger, 965 South Hover Street, Longmont Smashburger, 8100 West Crestline Avenue, Littleton Smashburger, 6305 East Hampden Avenue Snarfburger, 2000 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder Slotted Spoon Meatball, 2730 South Colorado Boulevard The Social, 872 West Happy Canyon Road, Castle Rock Southern Hospitality, 1433 17th Street Sprouts, 3625 East Colfax Avenue Stapleton Tap House, 8286 Northfield Boulevard Ste Ellie, 1553 Platte Street Steam Espresso Bar, 1801 South Pearl Street Summit Tempeh, 1670 Jasper Street, Aurora Sugarmill, 2470 Broadway Sushi Bay 17, 1728 East 17th Avenue Sweet Cow, 3473 West 32nd Avenue Switchback Smokehouse, 22620 Highway 74, Kittredge Tarboosh, 2353 South Havana Street, Aurora Thai Monkey Club, 4122 East Colfax Avenue Thaillicious, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater Thump, 1201 East 13th Avenue Tin Star Smokehouse, 16400 South Golden Road, Golden Tortisimas, 375 Federal Boulevard Tropical Smoothie, 5332 DTC Boulevard, #200 Truffle Table, 2556 15th Street Twelve Degree Brewing, 820 Main Street, Louisville Tommy's Bodacious BBQ, downtown foodtruck Uber Sausage, 1535 Central Street Tumrup Thai, 10890 East Dartmouth Avenue Unit C, Aurora Udi's Bread Cafe & Juice Bar, 1475 Lawrence Street Udi's Pizza Cafe & Bar, 2550 East Colfax Avenue Udi's Cafe & Bar, 8500 Pena Boulevard Udi's Cafe, Pizza and Bar, 650 South Colorado Boulevard Una Mas, 1585 South Pearl Street Underground Social at Blake Street Tavern, 2301 Blake Street Under the Sun, 627 South Broadway, Boulder Upslope Brewery & Taproom, 1898 South Flatiron Court, Boulder Upstairs Circus, 1500 Wynkoop Street Urban Thai, 2030 Ionosphere Street, Longmont UU Gourmet Sandwiches, 1301 Speer Boulevard Verboten Brewing, 1550 Taurus Court, Loveland Vietnam Bay, 472 South Federal Boulevard ViewHouse Eatery Bar & Rooftop, 2015 Market Street Vino Volo, Denver International Airport Volta, 2480 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder Voodoo Doughnut, 1520 East Colfax Avenue Waffle Up, food truck The Wall Tavern, 1112 Santa Fe Drive Walter's Pizzeria, 5194 Lowell Boulevard, Littleton The Watering Bowl, 5411 Leetsdale Drive Wayne's Smoke Shack, 406 Center Drive, Superior West 29th Restaurant & Bar, 5560 West 29th Avenue, Wheat Ridge West End Tap House, 3945 Tennyson Street Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe, 3326 Tejon Street Westminster Brewing, 7655 West 108th Avenue, Unit 600 Whittier Pub, 2000 East 28th Avenue World of Beer, 7260 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood World of Beer, 660 South Colorado Boulevard Zanitas, 6365 East Hampden Avenue Yong Gung Dragon Palace Chinese Restaurant, 2040 South Havana Street, Aurora
Spanky's is now Spanky's Urban Roadhouse.
RESTAURANTS/BARS/VENUES MOVING OR REOPENING (OR BOTH) IN 2013
Angelo's Taverna, 620 East Sixth Avenue Bocadillo, 4044 Tejon Street Chili Verde, 2311 Federal Boulevard Common Grounds, 2149 West 44th Avenue El Chingon, 4326 Tennyson Street Gallo Di Nero (formerly Fired Up), 1135 Bannock Street Gondolier, 4500 Baseline, Suite A-104, Boulder Izakaya Den, 1487 South Pearl Street La Biblioteca (formerly Al Lado), 1610 Little Raven Street Spanky's Urban Roadhouse, 1800 East Evans Avenue Spuntino, 2639 West 32nd Avenue Steak n' Shake, 3502 River Point Parkway, Sheridan Steak n' Shake 8271 South Quebec Street, Centennial Thai Pot, 1350 South Colorado Boulevard (moved from up the street) Tony's Burgers, 950 Broadway
RESTAURANTS/BARS/VENUES BOTH OPENING AND CLOSING IN 2013
Beantree Coffee & Deli, 2076 South University Boulevard Cantina, 1109 Lincoln Street Local Bar @ Highland, 3360 Navajo Street Pho Nam, 13736 East Quincy Avenue, Aurora RiNo's on Blake, 2401 Blake Street Sumo Sushi, 2353 South Havana Street, Aurora
Cafe Berlin said auf wiedersehen.
RESTAURANTS/BARS/VENUES CLOSING IN 2013
5th Sun Cafe & Lounge, 3024 Speer Boulevard 32nd Treat, 2015 West 32nd Avenue Abrusci, 300 Fillmore Street Alba, 2480 Canyon Boulevard, Boulder Anthony's Pizza & Pasta, 3420 West 32nd Avenue Archive Room, 5601 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada Baker Street Pub, 1729 28th Street, Boulder Big Easy Creole Kitchen, 250 Steele Street Boa, 3464 West 32nd Avenue The Brighton Depot, 269 East Bridge Street in Brighton Bubba Chinos, 1361 Court Place Bubba Chinos, 1600 East Colfax Avenue Bubba Chinos, 3000 South Federal Boulevard Budapest Bistro, 1585 South Pearl Street Buffalo Doughboy, 1298 South Broadway Cafe Berlin, 1600 Champa Street Cantina Laredo, 6851 South Gaylord Street, Littleton Carbone's Italian Sausage Deli, 1221 West 38th Avenue Cebiche, 7000 West 38th Avenue Cellar Wine Bar, 2556 15th Street Champps, 10375 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton Champps, 8325 Park Meadows Center Drive, Littleton Champps, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton Chelos Tamales, 2012 Larimer Street Chia's Breakfast & Lunch Counter, 6400 South Golden Road, Golden Chino Latino, 2200 Market Street Cinque Soldi Salumeria, 1284 South Pearl Street Crimson Canary, 141 South Broadway Deli Zone, 1601 Blake Street Deluxe, 30 South Broadway The Desk, 230 East 13th Avenue Eden, 3090 Downing Street El Diablo, 101 Broadway Empanada Express Grill, 2600 East Street, Unit G, Golden Empanada Express Grill, 4122 East Colfax Avenue Espresso Roma, 1101 13th Street, Boulder Frank's Kitchen, 2600 High Street Frasca Caffe, 1720 Pearl Street, Boulder The Garden, 3435 Albion Street Ghost Plate & Tap, 800 18th Street Grand Lux Cafe, 8525 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton Gunther Toody's, 4500 East Alameda Avenue H Burger Co., 1555 Blake Street H Burger Co., 1710 Pearl Street, Boulder Highlands Garden Cafe, 3927 West 32nd Avenue Hoot and Howl, 8270 East 49th Avenue Hops Grill and Brewery, 8026 West Colfax Avenue, Littleton Hops Grill and Brewery, 14285 West Colfax Avenue, Golden Jack Casey's Four Mile House, 4590 Leetsdale Drive Japon, 1028 South Gaylord Street John's Restaurant, 2328 Pearl Street, Boulder Johnny Carino's, 389 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood Johnny's Diner, 2323 South Havana Street, Aurora Johnny Rockets, 403 16th Street Jordan's Bistro and Pub, 2363 East Evans Avenue Juanita's, 32 South Broadway Las Margaritas, 1035 East 17th Avenue Laudisio, 1710 29th Street, Boulder Lenny's Sub Shop, 726 Lincoln Street Little Shanghai, 465 South Broadway Living the Sweet Life, 1535 Central Street The Local, 2217 East Mississippi Avenue Marie's Cafe, 2660 Broadway, Boulder Mile High Pizza Pie, 1645 Stout Street Minglewood, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder Mix Music Lounge, 1320 15th Street My Big Fat Greek Cafe, 560 South Broadway Olivea, 719 East 17th Avenue Old Curtis Street, 2100 Curtis Street Old Louisville Inn, 740 Front Street, Louisville Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar, 250 Steele Street, #100 Palace Chinese Restaurant, 6265 East Evans Avenue Phat Thai, 2900 East Second Avenue Pig & Block Charcuterie, 3326 Tejon Street Pizza Public, 3109 Federal Boulevard Pizzeria Di Olinto, 12023 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial Red Star Deli, 1801 Wynkoop Street Rock-N-Dogs, 3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard Shin Sa Dong, 10293 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora The Shoppe, 3103 East Colfax Avenue Sketch Food & Wine, 11 West First Avenue Skoops, 1209 East Ninth Avenue Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street Studio F, 1801 Wynkoop Street Taki's, 341 East Colfax Avenue Tavern 13, 1643 South Broadway Tony P's, 240 Milwaukee Street Toppings, 1433 17th Street Tuscany, 4150 East Mississippi Avenue Vietnam Grill, 1015 South Federal Boulevard Vina Pho & Grill, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater Wahoo's Fish Tacos, 1521 Blake Street Willie's NY Pizza, 4615 East Mississippi Avenue Wynstone's World Teas, 16th Street Mall Ya Hala Grill, 2100 South Colorado Boulevard Yellow Feather Coffee, 742 Santa Fe Drive
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