As we were tallying openings and closing for our June 2017 Restaurant Roll Call, it came as a shock when we realized five barbecue joints — two Southern Hospitality locations, Carve Barbecue, the Jim N Nick's on East Hampden and Smokin' Joe's in Southglenn — had closed in the past month, while two others — Smok BBQ and Owlbear — have announced plans to open soon. In fact, Denver's barbecue scene has been smoking all year. Here's the most recent action, along with links to our original coverage.
Owlbear's current offset smoker in its new home next door to Our Mutual Friend Brewery.
Owlbear Barbecue Aims for August Opening for New Brick and Mortar
Smok will open in the Source Hotel.
Jennifer Olson Photography
Oak and Acorn Chef Will Open Smok BBQ at the Source Hotel
Southern Hospitality burned out.
Southern Hospitality and Carve Barbecue Call it Quits in Colorado
Brook's comes to town where several other meaty restaurants have failed.
Brook's Original BBQ Takes Over Restaurant Black Hole Downtown
GQue Championship Barbecue is one of the ten best in Denver.
The Ten Best Barbecue Joints in Metro Denver — and What You Should Order
Globe Hall will open for lunch on Fridays.
Larimer Lounge Owner Scott Campbell's Latest Purchase: Globe Hall
Mark your calendars: Owlbear Barbecue expects to return in August.
The Fire Goes Out at Owlbear Barbecue at Finn's Manor
Smokin' Dave's comes to Denver from Estes Park.
Smokin' Dave's Barbecue Comes to Denver From Estes Park
No. 35: Chopped brisket gives this Globe Hall
sandwich plenty of heft.
100 Favorite Dishes: Barbecue Sandwiches at Globe Hall
Smokin Yard's will soon be smokin' up the Yard on Santa Fe.
Idaho Springs Barbecue Joint Comes to the Yard on Santa Fe