Big money, barbecue and booze were all on the agenda for Denver restaurant and bar owners in June's openings. Lavish openings included the swanky Officers Club, which debuted in Lowry from the same ownership group that runs North County next door, and the stunning new Denver Milk Market downtown, with fifteen food and drink stations under one roof. Smoke houses were a big trend, with Barbecue Supply Company, Gypsy Q, Hungry Wolf and Sugarfire all stoking the fires. For liquid options, Booz Hall, a collective tasting room with five separate liquor and wine bars, and Odell Brewing Co., the second brewhouse for the Fort Collins company, both opened their doors in RiNo.
Creative thinking was definitely on display with the month's new establishments. Gypsy Q set up shop in a semi-permanent party bus parked inside a vacant warehouse on Brighton Boulevard; Booz Hall is the first of its kind, possibly in the whole country; Barbecue Supply Company serves Saturday-only barbecue out of a commissary kitchen in a former burrito factory; and Queen City Collective Coffee began pouring in what will soon also be a craft brewery.
We said goodbye to the Village Cork, which closed after sixteen years on South Pearl Street; owner Lisa Lapp decided to take a break from the restaurant business to concentrate on her low-impact neighborhood grocery store, SoDo Village Market.
Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings in June 2018:
Restaurants and Bars Opening in June*
Barbecue Supply Company (Saturdays only), 2180 South Delaware Street
Bon Ami Bistro & Creperie, 295 South Pennsylvania Street
Booz Hall, 2845 Walnut Street
Bettola Bistro, 10253 East Iliff Avenue
Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee Street
Gypsy Q, 3410 Brighton Boulevard
Hi Tide, 2449 Larimer Street
Hungry Wolf BBQ & Catfish, 9865 East Hampden Avenue
Method Collective, 2011 West 32nd Avenue
Miami Vibez, 1523 Market Street
Odell Brewing Co., 2945 Larimer Street
Officers Club, 84 Rampart Way
Pupusas Lover, 2236 South Colorado Boulevard
Queen City Collective Coffee, 305 West First Avenue
Redgarden Restaurant and Brewery, 1700 Dogwood Street, Louisville
The Shanty Supper Club, 1033 East 17th Avenue
The Sportsbook Bar & Grill Wash Park, 266B South Downing Street
Snarf's Sandwiches, Denver International Airport, Concourse A
Sugarfire Smoke House, 14375 Orchard Parkway, Westminster
Torchy's Tacos, 1515 Park Central Drive, Highlands Ranch
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Restaurants and Bars Temporarily Closing in June*
Ernie's Bar & Pizza (closed for remodeling), 2915 West 44th Avenue
Restaurants and Bars Closing in June*
Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 2154 East Commons Avenue, Centennial
Caution: Brewing, 1057 South Wadsworth Boulevard
CityPub & Burger, 3575 South Yosemite Street
El Coqui d'Aqui, 2236 South Colorado Boulevard
Jack-n-Grill, 2524 Federal Boulevard and 9310 Sheridan Boulevard
Taqueria Emmanuel, 810 Park Avenue West
The Village Cork, 1300 South Pearl Street
*Or earlier, and not previously reported.
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