When half-brothers Patrick Wilson and Nicholas Blake were looking for a concept for their new club, they found inspiration in Nickelback's "Rockstar" video. When we spoke with them back in November 2010 when the club first opened, the brothers told us they were opening the Rockstar Lounge with the idea that everyone essentially wants to be a rockstar.
Housed in the former DC10, Zen Ultra Lounge and Chique space, the club at 940 Lincoln Street was transformed into what Blake called "white-trash beautiful," replete with zebra prints, gold records and stripper poles. While the place initially started off as something of a country bar, it soon morphed into more of a dance club that brought in occasional live acts. After making headlines for a fatal hit-and-run incident in front of the club last year and less than a two year run, Rockstar has officially gone dark.
Follow Backbeat on Twitter: @westword_music
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.