Openings and Closings

Cold Crush Closed as Public Nuisance by Denver Police

Update: Read our interview with Cold Crush Owner Brian Mathenge.

Since it opened in May 2013 (earning our Best New Bar award for that year), Cold Crush has been a hotbed of activity, with live music inside and a lot of live art outside, including the recent Colorado Crush 2016. But things definitely got too hot this past weekend, when 29-year-old Tyrone Adair Jr., aka rapper BossMan Goodie, was killed in a shooting outside the venue at 2700 Larimer Street. A gofundme page has been set up for Adair's family, which includes a young daughter.

Another man was critically injured in the shooting.

There was another high-profile shooting outside the bar in 2014, in which three people were injured.


Now the city has closed Cold Crush as a public nuisance, posting this notice earlier today:

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.