Restaurant Roll Call for 2016: All the Openings and Closings in Metro Denver

Another year is ending, closing the books on a long lineup of bar and restaurant openings and closings. While the pace in metro Denver slowed a little from the previous two years, we still notched more than 220 new establishments, from neighborhood takeout joints like Genna Rae's Wings and More to many links of out-of-state chains — like the four Torchy's Tacos that invaded every quadrant of the city — to spacious food destinations like Denver Central Market and the early stages of the Stanley Marketplace.

The pace of closings also slowed slightly from previous years, though a number of sad losses made it a tough year; among the 90 or so shutters were the 95-year-old Patsy's, dive-bar favorite the Squeeze Inn, and magical ice cream parlor the Inventing Room. A handful of eateries managed to make both lists, opening and closing in the same year (they're marked with asterisks below); California taproom chain World of Beer somehow managed this feat in two separate locations.

Here's our list of all the openings and closings on the metro Denver Food & Drink scene over the past year, in alphabetical order.

715 Club, 715 East 26th Avenue
801 Chophouse (inside Cherry Creek Mall), 3000 East First Avenue
10 Barrel Brewing, 2620 Walnut Street
12@Madison, 1160 Madison Street
1000 Degrees Pizza, 10320 Federal Boulevard
Acero, 1446 South Broadway
Acme Delicatessen, Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street
Aloy Modern Thai, 2134 Larimer Street
American Cultures Kombucha Taproom, 3233 Tejon Street
Angelo's Taverna and Carboy Winery, 6885 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton
Anointed BBQ & Soul Food, 2504 West Hampden Avenue
Antojitos La Poblanita, 3892 Morrison Road
Arcana, 909 Walnut Street, Boulder
Avelina, 1550 17th Street
Backcountry Deli, 4919 South Newport Street
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton
Bamboo Sushi (inside Avanti Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street
Banded Oak Brewing Company, 470 Broadway
Bawarchi Biryani Point, 11001 East Arapahoe Place, Centennial
Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake Street
Bajji's Indian Cuisine, 9234 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Biju's Little Curry Shop, 4279 Tennyson Street
Biju's Little Curry Shop (inside Whole Foods Market), 2905 Pearl Street, Boulder
Biryani Pot, 3157 West 38th Avenue
Blackbelly Butcher, 1606 Conestoga, Boulder
Blue Agave Grill, 1201 16th Street
Blue Box Doughnuts, 459 South McCaslin Boulevard, Louisville*
Blue Moon Brewing Company, 3750 Chestnut Street
Blueprint Bar, 450 East 17th Avenue
Board Game Republic, 900 West First Avenue
Borealis (inside the Hyatt Regency Aurora), 13200 East 14th Place, Aurora
Bread-N-Butter, 1612 East 17th Avenue
Brewability Lab, 12445 East 39th Avenue
Briar Common Brewery & Eatery, 2298 Clay Street
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, 8351 Northfield Boulevard
Bronze Empire, 1591 South Colorado Boulevard
Bruz Beers, 1675 West 67th Avenue
Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bros. Bagels, 14315 Orchard Parkway, Westminster
Carnitas California, 1470 South Santa Fe Drive
Charcoal Bistro, 1028 South Gaylord Street
Cheba Hut, 745 Colorado Boulevard
Cheluna Brewery (inside the Stanley Marketplace), 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
Cheese Ranch Artisan Deli, 601 16th Street, Golden
Cherry Hills Sushi Co., 1400 East Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village
Chick-Fil-A, 430 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale
Chow Morso (inside Avanti Food & Beverage), 3200 Navajo Street
Chow Urban Grill, 3570 East Colfax Avenue
Chuey Fu's Latin-Asian Grub, 1131 Santa Fe Drive
Cinnaholic (inside Cherry Creek Shopping Center), 3000 East First Avenue
Citizen Thai Bistro, 14799 West Sixth Avenue Frontage Road, Golden
City & Country Deli & Sausage Co., 2393 South Downing Street
Clyde, 118 East Eighth Avenue
Cochino Taco, 3495 South Downing Street, Englewood
Colorado Taco Co. (inside Americatus), 2449 Larimer Street
Comal, 3455 Ringsby Court
Comida Cantina (inside the Stanley Marketplace), 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
Commonwealth Coffee, 5225 East 38th Avenue
Congress Park Taproom, 833 Colorado Boulevard
Coperta, 400 East 20th Avenue
Corvus Coffee, 4925 South Newport Street
Cowboys Saloon, 8260 Northfield Boulevard*
The Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria, 3901 Fox Street
Crazy Mountain Tap Room + BBQ, 471 Kalamath Street
Crow Bar, 4395 Yates Street
Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, 8261 Northfield Boulevard
Dae Gee, 460 Broadway
The Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer Street
Departure Restaurant & Lounge, 245 Columbine Street
Dio Mio Handmade Pasta, 3264 Larimer Street
Downpours Coffee, 1200 Clayton Street
Early Bird Restaurant, 5425 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
El Bohio Criollo, 2080 Youngfield Street, Golden
El Coqui D'Aqui, 2236 South Colorado Boulevard
El Karajo, 6600 South Quebec Street, Centennial
The Egg Shell, 950 17th Street
Englewood Grand, 3435 South Broadway, Englewood
Farmer Girl Community Bistro, 432 Main Street, Lyons
Fat Jack's Super Subs, 906 Curtis Street
Fee Fi Pho Fum, 1384 South Broadway
Fish N Beer, 3510 Larimer Street
Five on Black, 1805 29th Street, Boulder
Five on Black, 1617 California Street
Fritangas La Pili, 1733 West Mississippi Avenue
Frozen Matter, 530 East 19th Avenue
Garibaldi Mexican Bistro, 3298 South Broadway, Englewood
Genna Rae's Wings and More, 1819 East 28th Avenue
Giot Dang Cafe, 472 South Federal
Godfather's Pizza, 2350 East 120th Avenue, Thornton
The Goods, 2550 Colfax Avenue
Great Australian Bite, 6710 South Cornerstar Way, Aurora
Grillerz Pub, 2950 South Broadway*
Grind Kitchen + Watering Hole, 300 Fillmore Street
Handy Diner, 2958 Downing Street
Heavenly Soul Cafe, 13682 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora
Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder
The High Lonesome, 3360 Navajo Street
Himchuli Indian & Nepali Cuisine, 3489 West 32nd Avenue
Holidaily Brewing, 801 Brickyard Circle, Golden
Hudson Hill, 619 East 13th Avenue
Homegrown Tap & Dough, 5601 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
The Humble Pie Store, 3550 East Colfax Avenue
Hungry Bear Kitchen (at the Denver Wrangler), 3090 Downing Street
Illegal Burger, 609 Grant Street
Illegal Burger, 1512 Larimer Street
Illegal Pete's, 2001 East Colfax Avenue
Illy Caffe, 918 17th Street
Jozi's Kitchen & Shebeen, 10971 South Parker Road, Parker
The Juicing Tree, 2229 West 32nd Avenue
Kaladi Coffee Roasters, 2823 South Broadway, Englewood
Kline's Beer Hall, 7519 Grandview Avenue, Arvada
Kolache Factory, 9998 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 303 16th Street
La Güera, 1610 Little Raven Street
Lancer's Diner, 2991 West Evans Avenue
Larimer Beer Hall, 21012 Larimer Street
Latigo, 2229 Blake Street
Little Spoons, 1705 South Pearl Street
LoHi Local, 3210 Tejon Street
The Lost Cajun, 5350 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton
Love, Peace & Sol Cafe, 3435 Albion Street*
Lucile's, 999 East Evans Avenue
Lucky Cat, 7559 East Academy Boulevard
Maddie's, 2425 South Downing Street
Maria Empanada — Denver Tech Center, 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village
Marion Street Tavern, 1223 East 13th Avenue
Mariscos El Picudo, 5201 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood
Mas Kaos, 4526 Tennyson Street
Masterpiece Kitchen, 84 Rampart Way
Matsuhisa, 98 Steele Street
The Melt, 1232 South Hover Road, Longmont
Menya Noodle Bar, 951 16th Street
The Midwestern Saloon, 3961 Tennyson Street
Mile High Hamburger Mary's, 1336 East 17th Avenue
Miners Saloon, 1109 Miners Alley, Golden
Mister Tuna, 3033 Brighton Boulevard
Mizu Izakaya, 1560 Boulder Street
Modern Market, 4800 West 121st Avenue, Broomfield
Molcajete Mexican Restaurant, 1911 South Havana Street, Aurora
The Monkey Barrel/Carbone's, 4401 Tejon Street
Motomaki, 14650 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
Moxie Eatery, 70 Broadway
Namaste Nepal, 2648 South Parker Road
New Image Brewing, 5622 Yukon Street
Nixon's Coffee House, 695 East Louisiana Avenue
Nom Nom Asian Grill, 13700 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora
Noodles & Company, 4590 Leetsdale Drive
The Overland, 1967 South Broadway
Palenque Mezcaleria, 1294 South Broadway (entrance off East Louisiana Avenue)
Parry's Pizza, 1232 South Hover Street, Longmont
Pica's Mexican Taqueria, 901 Front Street, Louisville
Pie Five, 6105 South Main Street, Aurora
Pieology Pizzeria, 12073 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial
The Pig & the Sprout, 1900 Chestnut Street
PokeCity, 8101 East Belleview Avenue, Greenwood Village
Pop's Place, 2020 Lawrence Street*
Post Oak Hall, 6195 West 44th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
The Post Chicken & Beer, 1258 South Hover Street, Longmont
Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 1685 29th Street, Boulder
The Preservery, 3040 Blake Street
Prodigy Coffee, 3801 East 40th Avenue
Public School 303, 1959 16th Street
Que Bueno Suerte, 1518 South Pearl Street
R Taco, 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton
Rainy Day Cafe, 2331 East 28th Avenue
The Ramen House, 2076 South University Boulevard
Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder
The Regional (inside Avanti Food & Beverage), 3200 Pecos Street
Resolute Brewing Company, 7286 South Yosemite Street, Centennial
Retrograde (inside Frozen Matter), 530 East 19th Avenue
Rice & Kabob Persian Kitchen, 1699 South Colorado Boulevard
River and Woods, 2328 Pearl Street, Boulder
Rocker Spirits, 5587 South Hill Street, Littleton
The Rolling Pin Bakeshop, 2716 Welton Street
Rory's Tavern, 400 Broadway
Rubio's Coastal Grill, 224 Union Boulevard, Lakewood
Rush Bowls, 1665 Central Street
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, 14643 Orchard Parkway, Westminster
Saltgrass Steak House, 1585 Lawrence Street
Scott's on Alpine, 1265 Alpine Avenue, Boulder
Seedstock Brewing, 3610 West Colfax Avenue
Sera's Ramen Enclave, 3472 West 32nd Avenue
The Skyline Pub, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater
Soban, 12101 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Sol Cocina, 250 Columbine Street
Sloan's Lake Tap & Burger, 1565 Raleigh Street
Sonder Coffee & Tea, 9731 East Iliff Avenue
S'ono Grinds, 900 Auraria Parkway (inside the Tivoli Student Union)
Spatola, 3434 West 32nd Avenue
Stanley Beer Hall, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
Steuben's Arvada, 7355 Ralston Road, Arvada
Stones on 32nd, 3211 Pecos Street
Superfruit Republic, 7483 East 29th Place
Sushi Ronin, 2930 Umatilla Street
Swine Emporium at the Bar Car, 819 Colorado Boulevard
Syrup, 1875 York Street
TAG Burger Bar, 3759 Lipan Street*
The Tavern Platt Park, 1475 South Pearl Street
Temple Bakery, 2400 Curtis Street
Thai Curry, 990 West Sixth Avenue
There..., 3254 Navajo Street
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, 201 Columbine Street
Thrive 360 Eatery, 1001 17th Street
Thunderbird Imperial Lounge, 3759 Lipan Street
Torchy's Tacos, 8281 Northfield Boulevard
Torchy's Tacos, 1085 Broadway
Torchy's Tacos, 7159 West 88th Avenue, Westminster
Torchy's Tacos, 8505 East Arapahoe Road
Tstreet Roadhouse, 445 Teller Street, Lakewood
Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina, 730 East Sixth Avenue
Ursula Brewery (formerly Coda Brewing), 2101 Ursula Street
V Express, 333 South Federal Boulevard
Valhalla Cakes, 4426 Tennyson Street
Via Perla, 901 Pearl Street, Boulder
Vital Root, 3915 Tennyson Street
Vitality Bowls, 2702 East Third Avenue
Voicebox, 2601 Walnut Street
The Way Back, 4132 West 38th Avenue
Wayback Burgers, 5098 South Federal Boulevard, Englewood
Westfax Brewing, 6601 West Colfax Avenue
White Fence Farm, 7615 West 88th Avenue, Westminster
White Fence Farm, 1025 East Ninth Avenue
White Lies (the alter-ego of Black Eye Coffee), 800 Sherman Street
White Whale Room, 415 South Cherokee Street
Wild Bones BBQ, 7470 South University Boulevard, Centennial
World of Beer, 1555 Blake Street*
World of Beer, 921 Pearl Street, Boulder*
Zaika Indian Express, 575 Lincoln Street
Zoës Kitchen, 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton
Zoës Kitchen, 1970 15th Street
Zoës Kitchen, 1695 29th Street, Boulder

Keep reading for restaurant moves, reopenings, name changes and closings...

BARS/RESTAURANTS THAT REOPENED IN 2016 (after closing in 2015 or earlier)
Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar, 1441 West 46th Avenue
Taco House Littleton, 1390 West Littleton Boulevard

Chubby's (new building at the same address), 1231 West 38th Avenue
Cowbobas Steak House & Smoothies (from 2991 West Evans Avenue), 940 South Federal
The Denver Wrangler (from 1700 Logan Street), 3090 Downing Street
Fat Jack's Super Subs (from 2015 West 32nd Avenue), 3326 Tejon Street
The Gluten Escape (from 4403 South Tamarac Parkway), 7255 South Havana Street, Centennial
La Loma (from 2527 West 26th Avenue), 1801 Broadway
Mary Jane's Pizza (from 2013 West 32nd Avenue), 3090 Downing Street*
Ohana Island Kitchen (around the corner from Umatilla), 2563 15th Street
River North Brewing (from 2401 Blake Street), 6021 Washington Street
Viet's Restaurant (moved one space over), 333 South Federal Boulevard

$5 Buck Drinkery (from Lime XS), 730 East Sixth Avenue*
Bar Max (from Cafe Max), 2412 East Colfax Avenue
Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales (from Former Future Brewing), 1290 South Broadway
Bowlero Lone Tree (from Brunswick Zone XL), 9255 Kimmer Drive, Lone Tree
The Hound (from the Irish Hound), 575 St. Paul Street
Little Raven Bistro (from Bistro Provencal), 1590 Little Raven Street
Paddy the Yank (from Patrick Carroll's), 3963 Tennyson Street
Port Side (from Huckleberry Roasters), 2500 Larimer Street
The Rosedale (from Boone's Tavern), 1135 East Evans Avenue
Wystone's Northfield (from the Grubbery), 4880 Havana Street
Zeps Epiq Sandwiches (from Quiznos Grill), 1147 Broadway

BARS/RESTAURANTS THAT CLOSED TEMPORARILY IN 2016 (and expect to reopen in 2017)
4 G's Mexican Restaurant (moving to 3866 South Broadway), 2200 South Broadway
The Cherry Cricket, 2641 East Second Avenue
Crazy Mountain BBQ, 471 Kalamath Street
So Perfect Eats, 278 Fillmore Street
Z Cuisine, 2239 West 30th Avenue

$5 Buck Drinkery, 730 East Sixth Avenue*
Amass, 2240 Clay Street
Aoba Sushi, 1520 Blake Street
Argyll Whisky Beer, 1035 East 17th Avenue
The Armoury, 2048 Larimer Street
Arvada Beer Company, 5600 Olde Wadsworth Boulevard
Barker Lounge, 475 Santa Fe Drive
Bear Creek Restaurant, 25940 Highway 74, Kittredge
Big Country's Bar-B-Que, 4044 Tejon Street
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, 1601 Mayberry Drive, Highlands Ranch
Billy's Gourmet Dogs, 2950 South Broadway, Englewood
Black Pearl, 1529 South Pearl Street
Blue Box Doughnuts, 459 South McCaslin Boulevard, Louisville*
Brendan's Pub, 404 Broadway
Brewshine BBQ & Tap House, 3109 Federal Boulevard
Brook's Steakhouse, 6538 South Yosemite Circle, Greenwood Village
Bubu Lowry, 7559 East Academy Boulevard
Buenos Aires Pizzeria, 1319 22nd Street
Casselman's Bar & Venue/Sons of Scullery, 2620 Walnut Street
Caveau Wine Bar, 450 East 17th Avenue
Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe, 534 East Colfax Avenue
Chloe Mezze Lounge & Discotheque, 1445 Market Street
Cibo, 1560 Boulder Street
Common Grounds, 1550 17th Street
The Cooler, 2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater
Cowboys Saloon, 8260 Northfield Boulevard*
The Crown Social, 1446 South Broadway
Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria, 2525 Arapahoe Street, Boulder
DADA Art Bar, 2470 Broadway
DaLat Vietnamese Cuisine, 940 South Federal Boulevard
Denver Eagle, 1475 36th Street
Flow Juice Bar, 208 East Seventh Avenue
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant, 5050 South Syracuse Street
Genessee Coffee, 1200 Clayton Street
GoBistro, 1111 Broadway
The Good Son, 2550 East Colfax Avenue
Grillerz Pub, 2950 South Broadway*
Hall Brewing Company Tap Room, 10970 South Parker Road, Parker
Havana Street Station, 1911 South Havana Street, Aurora
The Inventing Room, 2020 Lawrence Street
Jezebel's Southern Bistro, 3301 Tejon Street
Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill, 1530 Blake Street
John Holly's Asian Bistro, 1028 South Gaylord Street
Julia Blackbird's, 3434 West 32nd Avenue
Jus Cookin's Restaurant, 840 Tabor Street, Lakewood
Katie Mullen's Irish Pub, 1550 Court Place
Khazana, 9234 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
La Polleria, 7422 South University Boulevard, Littleton
Live Basil Pizza, all Colorado locations
Love, Peace & Sol Cafe, 3435 Albion Street*
LYFE Kitchen, 1600 Pearl Street, Boulder
Maloney's Tavern, 1432 Market Street
Mary Jane's Pizza, 3090 Downing Street
Mell's Cheese, 3000 Zuni Street
Mona's, 2364 15th Street
Native Foods Cafe, 2023 South Colorado Boulevard and 500 16th Street
Nip & Sip, 4395 Yates Street
NuHu Mongolian Express, 1147 Broadway
Osaka Ramen Cherry Creek, 2817 East Third Avenue
P17, 1600 East 17th Avenue
Park House, 1515 Madison Street
Patsy's, 3651 Navajo Street
Paxia - Alta Cocina Mexicana, 4001 Tejon Street
Pebbles Bakery, 2160 South Holly Street
Pete's Cafe & Steak House, 514 East Colfax Avenue
Pop's Place, 2020 Lawrence Street*
Protein Bar Colorado Boulevard, 1390 South Colorado Boulevard
R Taco, 1760 South Havana Street, Aurora
Red Octave, 4900 East Colfax Avenue
RT Cafe & Bar, 988 Lincoln Street
Salty Rita's, 200 Quebec Street
The Slotted Spoon, 2730 South Colorado Boulevard
Small Wonder, 3489 West 32nd Avenue
Spot Bar & Grill, 111 North Ruby Drive, Golden
Squeeze Inn, 5395 West 48th Avenue
Strange Grounds, 1417 South Broadway
Sunnyside Burger Bar, 3759 Lipan Street
TAG Burger Bar, 3759 Lipan Street*
Taja Indian, 575 Lincoln Street
Tengu, 3053 Brighton Boulevard
Trinity Grille, 1801 Broadway
Twisted Cream, 835 Colorado Boulevard
Two Spoons, 1021 Pearl Street, Boulder
Viand, 1040 15th Street
Vietnam Bay, 472 South Federal Boulevard
Vita, 1575 Boulder Street
The Walnut Room Pizzeria, 2 Broadway
Wee Katie's, 3358 Mariposa Street
Willie G's Seafood & Steak, 1585 Lawrence Street
Wok Uptown, 1789 Ogden Street
World of Beer, 1555 Blake Street*
World of Beer, 921 Pearl Street, Boulder*
Wurstküche, 2036 Broadway What did we miss? Tell us with a comment, or e-mail cafe@westword.com. And read our Restaurant Roll Call for 2015 here.

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