Openings and Closings

All the Restaurant and Bar Openings and Closings This Week

Bar Helix was one of this week's openings.
Bar Helix was one of this week's openings. Mark Antonation
Two coffee shops, a sexy new RiNo bar, an Aurora steakhouse and an escape-room concept are among the bar and restaurant openings this week. Joe Maxx Coffee Co. adds another artistic element to the Art District on Santa Fe, while Congress Park favorite Under the Umbrella doubles down on its cafe/bakery concept with a new location in the Baker neighborhood. And Solutions Lounge & Restaurant opened on Friday night next door to the brand-new Woods Boss Brewery, offering a variety of escape rooms for fans of puzzle-solving and group activities.

Here's our complete list of restaurant openings and reopenings for the week of October 2 through October 8, 2017.

Bars and Restaurants Opening This Week:*
Bar Helix, 3440 Larimer Street
Joe Maxx Coffee Co., 869 Santa Fe Drive
Salvage Restaurant, 2700 South Havana Street, Aurora
Solutions Lounge & Restaurant
, 2220 California Street
Under the Umbrella Cafe & Bakery, 300 Elati Street

Bars and Restaurants Reopening This Week:*
Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha (moved to the Rayback Collective), 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder
Santa Fe Cookie Co.
, 303 16th Street


*Or earlier and not previously reported.

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