| Booze |

Barricuda's Will Close in Capitol Hill on November 3

Barricuda's has been there for the Capitol Hill neighborhood for almost a quarter-century.EXPAND
Barricuda's has been there for the Capitol Hill neighborhood for almost a quarter-century.
Sarah McGill
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

One of Capitol Hill's longest-running, most welcoming and strangest neighborhood bars is closing after 25 years in business. Barricuda's, at 1076 Ogden Street, posted the following message on its Facebook page:

Barricuda’s will be closing it’s doors on November 3rd. It’s been our pleasure to serve and be a part of the Capitol Hill community for 25 years. We will be having great specials during our last weekend, and a customer-employee appreciation party on our last night of business. Details will be posted soon.
We want to thank you for all of your support over the years, and please feel free to share your favorite memories with us on our page, or come in and share them with us in person.

Where else in Denver can a drinker go for cheap beverages served alongside chile rellenos, Korean bulgogi, burgers and a surprisingly delicious French onion soup? And up until recently, good food could be had well past last call, making Barricuda's one of the best destinations for late-night eats. Then, with just a few hours of sleep, you can return for brunch at 10 a.m. any day of the week.

But the little strip-mall joint has been more than a place to eat and drink; it's been a gathering spot for artists, musicians and other Capitol Hill creatives for more than two decades, often open on holidays with a big spread for people who couldn't make it home. If you lived in the area, chances are you'd run into a familiar face recharging with eggs and Bloody Marys in the morning or drinking over a book or a laptop in the back room, which maintained its '80s vibe well into this decade.

Drop in on Halloween night for a Big Lebowski party, or join in on the first weekend in November to send off an old favorite.

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.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.