If you put together all of the contributing members of Denver's newest bar, you would have a pretty amazing band. Hi-dive owners Matty Clark and Josh Terry and talent buyer Curtis Wallach are collaborating with fellow musicians Nathaniel Rateliff, Pat Meese and Luke Mossman of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, as well as Chip Dziedzic, to open the Overland bar on July 22, 2016, in the Rosedale/Overland Park neighborhood.
Formerly Bushwacker's Saloon, the location has long been a bar for relatively unknown bands to cut their teeth. The Overland, however, despite the owners' musical pedigree, will feature no live music and will instead focus on craft cocktails, quality food and a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. "When you've been traveling and you finally arrive home in Denver, the Overland will be the first place you want to come back to," says Clark.
While Clark, Terry and Dziedzic have plenty of experience running and managing bars, the endeavor will be a new experience for Rateliff and his bandmates. While the group is certainly too busy touring the world to take too much of a hands-on approach right now, Rateliff is excited for his role and the prospect of starting a project with his friends.
"It's something I've wanted to do for a long time," Rateliff says. "Not just myself, but all of us in the band and in our extended family have all wanted to be able to help add to our Denver community."
The Overland will open Friday, July 22, 2016, at 4 p.m. More info can be found on the bar's facebook page. The Overland is located at 1967 South Broadway, 303-733-2860.