Ghost Plate & Tap, the latest venture by the Wynkoop/Breckenridge group, just opened this afternoon in the former home of the Rocky Mountain Diner, and is pouring 23 craft beers -- or will, once they're all in place. But in the meantime, the bar is open -- and it sounds a lot more crowded than it looked at lunchtime today, when first customer Lew Cady sampled a brew.
Sadly, the saddle stools where you used to be able to belly up to this bar are gone. But the beers are a good consolation prize, and the menu features many of the greatest hits of the Wynkoop family of restaurants.
For more information, call 303-297-1738. (And fair warning: The phone number on the Ghost Plate website is wrong -- but the historic pictures are very cool).