Monkey Barrel, a new bar and venue, opens on Platte Street

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The Monkey Barrel, Denver's newest bar and music venue, has opened on 1611 Platte Street in an already hopping part of town. The bar seats forty and features booths with private TVs. It is open from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

See Also: Photos: A first look at the Monkey Barrel, which is now open at 1611 Platte Street

The owner, Jimmy Nigg, says he plans to have music there at least twice a week, with a focus on local acts. He says he wants this to be a place where people can experience Denver's local culture, in both drink and music form.

Nigg also says he might try to expand the bar or add more music, depending on how the next few months go.

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