Openings and Closings

Restaurant Roll Call for 2015: Nearly 250 Openings — But Also Some Losses

If 2015 can be summed up in one word, it would be "frenetic." Although the number of restaurant and bar openings didn't keep pace with last year, every month saw growth — and the pace didn't slow down as the year ended, as is often the case. Along with all of the great (and not so great) new places, there were quite a few closings — many due to the current economic scene in Denver, with both real estate and labor at a premium.

Growth and change also meant that many restaurateurs were able to renovate, refurbish and reopen, so the year welcomed back many concepts that had closed the previous year with the goal of finding new territory.

What were some of the trends? Coffeehouses, barbecue, craft breweries, ramen (and other noodle) bars and pizza joints. By the numbers, here's what the year looked like for some of these:

New barbecue joints: 10
New coffeehouses: 18
New breweries: 16
New ramen bars: 7
Pizza places: 20

Keep reading for the complete list of openings and closings.

Chowder Room, 560 South Broadway
Copper Hound Coffee Co., 2137 South Sheridan Boulevard
Katsu Ramen, 1930 South Havana Street, Aurora
Modmarket DIA, 8500 Peña Boulevard
Nighthawk Brewery, 2780 Industrial Lane, Broomfield
Park Burger RiNo, 2601 Walnut Street
Roaming Buffalo Bar-B-Que, 2387 South Downing Street
Thai Monkey Club, 406 East Colfax Avenue
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint, 10601 East Garden Drive, Aurora
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 2907 Huron Street
Zoe Ma Ma, 1625 Wynkoop Street

Amore Pizza, 645 Santa Fe Drive
Avery Brewing Company Restaurant and Tap Room, 4910 Nautilus Court, Boulder
Balageru Restaurant & Bar, 5707 East Colfax Avenue
Bubu Lowry, 7559 East Academy Boulevard
Declaration Brewing, 2030 South Cherokee Street
Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan Street
The French Press Cafe & Bakery, 7323 West Alaska Drive, Lakewood
Gathering Grounds Cafe & Board Games, 8923 East Union Avenue, Greenwood Village
Goldspot Brewing, 4970 Lowell Boulevard
NOLA Voodoo Tavern and Perks, 2231 Bruce Randolph Avenue
NuHu Mongolian Express, 1147 Broadway
Onefold, 1420 East 18th Avenue
Organic Sandwich Company, 1500 Pearl Street, Boulder
Ratio Beer Works, 2920 Larimer Street
School House Kitchen and Libations, 5560 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
Taja Indian, 180 South Union Boulevard, Lakewood
Uncle Joe's Hong Kong Bistro, 891 14th Street
Wee Katie's, 3358 Mariposa Street
Wurstküche, 2036 Broadway

Amethyst Coffee, 1111 Broadway
Authentic Greek Cuisine, 8 South Broadway
Cho77, 42 South Broadway
Fat Shack, 2041 South University Boulevard
Four Friends Kitchen, 2893 Roslyn Street
Fractured Prune, 1102 South Colorado Boulevard
Geek Spirits, 6880 Winchester Circle, Boulder
The Good Son, 2550 East Colfax Avenue
Grammy's Italian Goodies, 4016 Harlan Street, Wheat Ridge
The Monkey Bar, 1112 Santa Fe Drive
Nocturne, 1330 27th Street
Old Santa Fe Mexican Grille, 12 East 11th Avenue
Pressed Juice Daily, 1111 Broadway
Randall's, 2217 Welton Street
Samarkand Foods, 1842 South Parker Road
Taco Junky, 1139 13th Street, Boulder
Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery, 8181 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village

Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis Street
Basil Flats, 2900 Baseline Road, Boulder
BBQ House Korean Restaurant, 2680 South Havana Street, Aurora
BluNozer Kaffee-Tiques, 1475 Ivy Street
Buffalo Wings & Things, 7236 East Colfax Avenue
Cheba Hut, 638 East Colfax Avenue
Cibo, 1560 Boulder Street
Crumb Cafe, 217 South Holly Street
Dog Haus, 12023 East Arapahoe Rd, Centennial
Fort Greene, 321 East 45th Avenue
GoBistro, 1111 Broadway
Harley's A Hot Dog Revolution, 1500 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton
La Guatemalteca, 1500 West Littleton Boulevard, Littleton
Lechuga’s Kiosk, 16th Street Mall between California and Stout streets
Max’s Wine Dive, 696 Sherman Street
Miyako Ra-men Spot, 2950 South Broadway
Novo Coffee, 3617 West 32nd Street
Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th Street, Northglenn
Parry's Pizzeria and Bar, 100 East 120th Avenue, Thornton
Pierogies Factory, 3895 Wadsworth Boulevard, Wheat Ridge
Seeds Library Cafe, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
Solitaire, 3927 West 32nd Avenue
Spangalang Brewing, 2736 Welton Street
Spinelli’s Bakery, 4628 East 23rd Avenue
Two Penguins Tap & Grill, 13065 East Briarwood Circle, Centennial
Taja Indian, 575 Lincoln Street

Tacos El Sampa, 2321 West Evans Avenue
Big Country's Bar-B-Que, 4044 Tejon Street
Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 2154 East Commons Avenue, Centennial
Eddie Merlot’s, 10110 East Dry Creek Road, Englewood
Farm House Restaurant at Breckenridge Brewery, 2990 Brewery Lane, Littleton
First Watch, 100 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn
Flow Juice Bar, 208 East Seventh Avenue
Flower Pepper Restaurant, 2655 Broadway, Boulder
The Greedy Hamster, 323 14th Street
Hungry Howie's Pizza, 6040 South Gun Club Road, Aurora
Jim 'n Nick’s Bar-B-Q, 100 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn
La Fillette, 4416 East Eighth Avenue
Osaka Ramen, 2611 Walnut Street
The Pint Room, 2620 West Belleview Avenue, Littleton
Pourtions, 1612 Wazee Street
Southern Hospitality, 7431 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Twisted Cream, 835 Colorado Boulevard
Union Lodge No. 1, 1543 Champa Street
Zivix Five Points, 2736 Welton Street, Suite 103

740 Front, 740 Front Street, Louisville
Blue Pan Pizza, 3930 West 32nd Avenue
Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton
Brik on York, 2223 East Colfax Avenue
Esters, 1950 Holly Street
Fire, 1201 Broadway
Skeye Brewing, 900 West Hover Street, Longmont
Sweet Cow Ice Cream, 669 South Broadway, Boulder
Barnett & Son Brewing Co., 18425 Pony Express Drive, Parker
Kneaders Bakery Cafe, 7945 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
Snooze, 10002 Commons Street, Lone Tree
Wonder Press Juice Bar, 946 Pearl Street, Boulder
Choppers Custom Salads, 1765 Blake Street
Moxie Bread Company, 641 Main Street, Louisville
Mighty Joe's Kitchen, 10160 West 50th Avenue #5, Wheat Ridge
Milk & Honey Bar-Kitchen, 1414 Larimer Street
The Boardroom Sports Bar & Steakhouse, 51 West Dry Creek Court, Littleton

Alpine Modern Cafe, 904 College Avenue, Boulder
Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 Pecos Street, including:
- Bixo Mediterranean Bites
- Brava Pizzeria
- Farmer Girl
- Mijo
- Poco Torteria
- Quiero Arepas
- Souk Shawarma
Boggy Draw Brewery, 3535 South Platte River Drive, Sheridan
Call to Arms Brewing, 4526 Tennyson Street
C Squared Ciders, 2875 Blake Street
Dos Santos Taqueria De Mexico, 1475 East 17th Avenue
El Patron Sports Bar, 1703 Federal Boulevard
Great Divide Barrel Bar, 3403 Brighton Boulevard
First Draft, 1309 26th Street
Four Barrel Bar & BBQ, 7702 Ralston Road, Arvada
Ignite Ale House & Kitchen, 7995 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada
Izu Sushi, 1528 East Colfax Avenue
Kathmandu Restaurant II, 1964 28th Street, Boulder
Launchpad Brewing, 884 South Buckley Road, Aurora
New World Cheese, 2504 East Colfax Avenue
Nip & Sip, 4395 Yates Street
Osaka Ramen, 2187 East Third Avenue
The Palate Food + Wine, 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Pho Denver, 955 Lincoln Street
Platform T, 682 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale
Rebel Restaurant, 3763 Wynkoop Street
Stone Pony, 1301 Santa Fe Drive
Thuan Viet Restaurant, 945 South Federal Boulevard

Atomic Cowboy/Denver Biscuit Company/Fat Sully's Pizza, 4275 Tennyson Street
Abejas, 807 13th Avenue, Golden
Bar Fausto, 3126 Larimer Street
Bellwether, 5126 East Colfax Avenue
The Bluegrass Coffee & Bourbon Lounge, 7415 Grandview Ave, Arvada
Carbon Beverage Cafe, 1553 Platte Street
Crushed Red, 14643 Orchard Parkway, Westminster
Euphrates Restaurant & Grill 2222 South Havana Street, Aurora
Euro Crepes, 1842 South Broadway
Finn's Manor, 2927 Larimer Street
Freshii, 1335 Broadway, Boulder
Habit Doughnut Dispensary, 1553 Platte Street
Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery, 16th Street
The Melt, 8401 South Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree
Modmarket, C Concourse, Denver International Airport
PizzaRev, 1650 28th Street, Boulder
Postino LoHi, 2715 17th Street
Pressed Juice Daily, 4421 West 43rd Avenue
ProsperOats, 2550 15th Street
Revelry Kitchen, 4140 West 38th Avenue
Tivoli Brewing, 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 240

Bistro Provencal, 1590 Little Raven Street
Blue Island Oyster Bar, 2625 East Second Avenue
Burnt End BBQ, 5332 DTC Boulevard, Greenwood Village
Cafe Marmotte, 290 South Downing Street
Coda Coffee, 5224 West 25th Avenue, Edgewater
Danielle's at Castle Pines, 872 West Happy Canyon Road, Castle Pines
Glacier Ice Cream, 200 Quebec Street
Good River Beer (no physical location)
Henry's Tavern, 500 16th Street
Hinman's Bakery, 4850 East 39th Avenue
Inside Scoop Creamery, 1535 Platte Street
K Pub Korean, 12101 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Lula Rose General Store, 3434 East Colfax Avenue
Occidental Bar, 1950 West 32nd Avenue
Ototo, 1501 South Pearl Street
Recess Beer Garden, 2715 17th Street
Red Octave Kitchen & Bar, 4900 East Colfax Avenue
Reunion Gastro Pub & Wine Bar, 1480 Arapahoe Street
Tom+Chee, 6879 South Vine Street, Centennial
Upstairs Circus, 5370 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Greenwood Village
Wild Standard, 1043 Pearl Street, Boulder

Bar Dough, 2227 West 32nd Avenue
Black Eye Coffee, 820 Sherman Street
City Donuts, 4918 East Colfax Avenue
Crave Real Burgers, 1550 Blake Street
Degree Metropolitan Food & Drink, 1190 Auraria Parkway
The Ghost BBQ & Spirits, 2028 14th Street, Boulder
Il Porcellino Salumeria, 4334 West 41st Avenue
Ink Coffee, 709 South University Boulevard
The Inventing Room, 2020 Lawrence Street
Jaime's Mexican Restaurant, 1910 South Depew Street
Komotodo, 1512 Larimer Street
Little Machine Beer, 2924 West 20th Avenue
Los Tacos, 600 East Colfax Avenue
Night Bazaar Denver, 2450 Larimer Street
Overt, 712 1/2 South Pearl Street
Mell's Cheese, 3000 Zuni Street
Mr. India's BBQ, 3157 West 38th Avenue
Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen & Cafe, 5126 West 29th Avenue
Salati Italian Street Food, 8270 East Northfield Boulevard
Telegraph, 295 South Pennsylvania Street
Uncorked Kitchen, 8171 South Chester Street, Centennial
Yum Yum Spice, 2039 South University Boulevard

Allegro Coffee Roasters, 4040 Tennyson Street
Bacon Social House, 2434 West 44th Avenue
Blaze House BBQ & Soul Food, 2210 South Chambers Road, Aurora
Carve Barbecue, 1000 South Colorado Boulevard
Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe Street
Cured West, 2019 Tenth Street, Boulder
Del Frisco's Grille, 100 Saint Paul Street
Desmond Bar & Grill, 2230 Oneida Street
Dion's Pizza, 25750 East Arapahoe Road, Aurora
El Metapan, 11707 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora
Fit Kitchen, 1998 Downing Street
Globe Hall, 4483 Logan Street
Grill & Vine at the Westin DIA, 8300 Peña Boulevard
GQue Championship BBQ, 5160 120th Avenue, Westminster
Hororok Mandarin Noodle House, 12203 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Los Chingones DTC, 4945 South Newport Street, Greenwood Village
Max Market, 2020 Lawrence Street
My Ramen & Izakaya, 3280 28th Street, Boulder
Nagoya Hibachi Express, 10761 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora
Pollo Lima, 9614 East Arapahoe Road, Englewood
Rhein Haus, 1415 Market Street
Snowlab, 4360 East Evans Avenue
Viand, 1040 15th Street
White Fence Farm, 18630 Green Valley Ranch Boulevard

Birrieria El Viejon, 3000 South Federal Boulevard
Brider, 1644 Platte Street
Cheese + Provisions, 2432 W. 44th Avenue
El Tep Food Truck, 3445 South Broadway
Hop Alley, 3500 Larimer Street
Jack Rabbit Slim's, 2222 Bruce Randolph Avenue
The Melt, 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton
Modern Market, 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton
Per la Gente, 1724 Broadway, Boulder
Platform T, 95 Lincoln Street
Pon Pon Bar, 2528 Walnut Street
Roadhouse Boulder Depot, 2366 Junction Place, Boulder
Something Brewery, 117 North Main Street, Brighton
Stowaway Coffee + Kitchen, 2528 Walnut Street
Sushi-Rama (Sunday), 2615 Larimer Street
Tycoon Ramen & Sushi, 338 East Colfax Avenue
Quiznos Grill, 1147 Broadway

Buffalo Restaurant & Bar (remodel), 1617 Miner Street, Idaho Springs
California Pizza Kitchen (remodel), 3000 East First Avenue
Clancy's Irish Pub
 (new location), 7000 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge 
Cucina Colore (expansion), 3041 East Third Avenue 
DaLat Vietnamese Cuisine (ownership change), 940 South Federal Boulevard 
Denver Diner (remodel), 740 West Colfax
El Rancho/El Rancho Brewing Company (purchase and remodel), 29260 US-40, Evergreen
Fooducopia (remodel), 1939 East Kentucky Avenue
Fruition (remodel), 1313 East Sixth Avenue
The Greedy Hamster (building repairs) , 323 14th Street
Highland Tavern (expansion), 3400 Navajo Street
India's Restaurant (new location), 8921 East Hampden Avenue
Infinitus Pie
(new location) , 5807 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
Kobe An (new location), 231 Milwaukee Street
Kona Grill, 3000 East First Avenue
Latke Love
 (new location), 699 Littleton Boulevard, Littleton
MetroBoom (new location), 1231 35th Street
Mezcal (remodel), 3230 East Colfax Avenue
Pho Duy (new location), 925 South Federal Boulevard
The Rackhouse Pub
(new location), 2875 Blake Street
Rioja (remodel), 1431 Larimer Street
Taste of Thailand (new location), 2120 South Broadway
Two Rivers Coffee (expansion), 7745 Wadsworth Boulevard

Cafe 44 (formerly Taza de Cafe), 3565 West 44th Avenue 
Crown Social (from Black Crown Lounge), 1446 South Broadway
Genessee Coffee (from Dazbog), 1200 Clayton Street, 110 16th Street
M Uptown (from Hamburger Mary's), 700 East 17th Avenue
Modern Market Farm Fresh Eateries (from Modmarket), multiple locations
Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana, 2129 Larimer Street and 10111 Inverness Main Street, Englewood
Redford's Tavern (formerly South Philly Cheese Steaks), 2070 South University Boulevard
Small Wonder Food and Wine (from Coral Room), 3489 West 32nd Avenue
Southside Bar and Kitchen (from Odelay Tacos), 3014 East Colfax Avenue

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