We reported last Friday that Hoffbrau Bar & Grill, 1301 Santa Fe, was set to reopen under new ownership sometime this week after a quiet closure earlier this year. And indeed, today it opened its doors -- under the name 1301 Santa Fe Tavern & Grill -- and welcomed lunch patrons to sample its new menu, which ranges from Greek to Mexican to American.
That first lunch crowd was sizable, and the diners appreciated the improvements to the old, dark bar. The place has been scrubbed clean, and though it maintains the feel of the former Hoffbrau, the sun streaming through the windows onto tidy wooden floorboards illuminated an entirely different restaurant.
The new place will be open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily. Happy hour is from 3 p.m - 6 p.m.; late night happy hour runs from 10 p.m. - 12 a.m.
For more details, dial 303-623-2553.
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.