Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Hospoda closes the books on the town's friendly beer house

Hospoda, the restaurant that billed itself as "friendly beer house," has closed after a good effort in a bad location, at 3763 Wynkoop Street (right off Brighton Boulevard), the former home of the Wynkoop Grill. Jason Sheehan loved Hospoda it when I dragged him there -- the ambience was a crazy mix of West (cowhide bar stools) meets Eastern European fare, and you could order a side of green chile with your potato pancakes.

The place is now locked up tight, although a sign in the window notes that you can book it for private parties.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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