Openings and Closings

Celtic Tavern and Delaney's to Call It Quits This Weekend

The Celtic Tavern has been pouring pints of Murphy's Stout in LoDo for a good fifteen years, and its adjoined sibling next door, Delaney's, has also eclipsed the decade mark. But the two will close this weekend, bringing an end to the Irish dominion on the corner of 18th and Blake streets.

A sign at the front of the building announces: "Thank you to all our wonderful customers over the past 16 years. Sadly, we close our doors next week."

But first, there will be a big bash: The Celtic and Delaney's will be serving up "farewell booze" on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, and then the doors of Delaney's will reopen on September 25 for a "last gasp," during which the owners will be selling off art, mirrors and other decorations, for those who "would like to take a bit of us with you."

Irish pubs haven't fared well in Denver in 2016; Katie Mullen's and Wee Katie's went dark in May after the parent company of Katie Mullen's declared bankruptcy earlier in the year.


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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
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