All the Restaurant and Bar Openings and Closings This Week

The latest restaurant to open in Governor's Park is the taco the town.
The latest restaurant to open in Governor's Park is the taco the town. Mark Antonation
March is off to a tasty start, especially in the Governor's Park neighborhood, where Tacos Tequila Whiskey (formerly Pinche Tacos) launched its third Denver restaurant and fourth overall (the company also operates an outpost in Phoenix). The neighborhood has become quite a destination restaurant zone, with old classics like Benny's, Racines and Govnr's Park Restaurant & Tavern; the Frank Bonanno quartet of Mizuna, Luca, Bones and Vesper Lounge; and newcomers like Max's Wine Dive and Sushi Cup. What's missing? Perhaps a good coffeehouse with killer breakfast sandwiches (and, yes, that's a desperate plea from those of us who live or work nearby).

Here's our complete list of bars and restaurants that opened or closed the week of February 27 through March 4, 2018, plus links to our recent coverage.

Restaurants and Bars Opening This Week*
Tacos Tequila Whiskey, 215 East Seventh Avenue
The Way Back, 3963 Tennyson Street

Restaurants and Bars Closing This Week*
Pizzeria Da Lupo (will reopen as Vero on March 15), 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Salati Italian Street Food, 8270 East Northfield Boulevard

*Or earlier, and not previously reported.

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.
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.
Contact: Mark Antonation