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Look Forward to These 13 Restaurant and Bar Openings in December

This month will see a rush of new restaurants making their debut.

Stout Street Social
Stout Street Social
Adam Larkey

It looks like this banner year for Denver's dining scene will close out with a bang. After a hot streak of openings all year, another wave of restaurants, cafes, bars, and breweries are set open their doors and welcome in guests. Here's a roundup of these establishments to help you keep track.

CRIMSON ROOM
Where: 1403 Larimer Street, on Larimer Square
What: An underground lounge, bar, and dance club with live music and an upscale vibe catering toward the 35-and-up demographic.
Who: Brian Siffermann, who owns nearby Corridor 44.
Anticipated opening: December 5
· The Crimson Room, A New Lounge, To Open in Larimer Square [EDEN]

ZEPHYR BREWING COMPANY
Where: 1421 26th Street
What: A seven-barrel brewhouse and tap room that pays homage to the Centennial State.
Who: Colorado natives Brian Wood and Rich Wisniewski, who started the project with their late friend Tyler Shuey.
Anticipated opening: December 5
· Colorado Connection Drives Zephyr Brewing Co. [DOTW]

TENGU
Where: 3053 Brighton Boulevard, part of the Industry development
What: A casual and modern Asian noodle spot, focusing on ramen for the short and sweet menu.
Who: A first-time restaurant group related to the developers of Industry.
Anticipated opening: December 8
· Tengu, an Asian Noodle Shop, Will Open in RiNo Next to the Griffin [EDEN]

BIJU'S LITTLE CURRY SHOP
Where: 1441 26th Street
What: A fast-casual Indian spot focused on from-scratch dishes from the country's southern portion.
Who: Chef Biju Thomas.
Anticipated opening: December 8
· Coming Soon: Biju's Little Curry Shop [5280]

STOUT STREET SOCIAL
Where: 1400 Stout Street
What: Social food and small plates in an energetic and modern space, perfect for gathering.
Who: Frank Day of Concept Restaurants.
Anticipated opening: December 9
· What to Expect at Stout Street Social, Opening December 9 [EDEN]

PROTEIN BAR
Where: 1600 Glenarm Place in Republic Plaza
What: The fourth Colorado location of the Chicago-based quick-service chain, with customizable and healthy fare like quinoa bowls.
Who: Protein Bar founder Matt Matros.
Anticipated opening: December 10
· Protein Bar Will Open Fourth Colorado Location [EDEN]

CRAVE
Where: 891 14th Street
What: Crave originally started as a dessert bar, and is growing into a full-service restaurant after absorbing next-door sister concept Organic Pizza Company and undergoing a renovation.
Who: Owner Allen Milham and 
Anticipated reopening: December 11
· Crave, a Sweet and Savory Spot Downtown, Is Closed for a Renovation [EDEN]

DENVER CAT COMPANY
Where: 3929 Tennyson Street
What: The second of its kind in the country, a cafe where patrons can enjoy coffee, tea, snacks, and other refreshments while keeping the company of felines up for adoption.
Who: Former lawyer and cat enthusiast Sana Hamelin.
Anticipated opening: December 12
· Denver's First Cat Cafe Will Open On December 12 [EDEN]
· The First Second Cat Cafe in America To Open in Berkeley [EDEN]

WAFFLE UP
Where: 300 Elati Street
What: A brick-and-mortar extension of the food truck that serves Belgian waffles, specifically the sweeter and denser Liège variety.
Who: Denver native and restaurateur Tom McCarty and Johnson & Wales grad Jasmine Spoonemore.
Anticipated opening: Mid December
· Waffle Up [Facebook]

DUNBAR KITCHEN & TAP HOUSE
Where: 2844 Welton Street
What: Housed in an old barber shop, this neighborhood pub will serve bar snacks, salads, sandwiches, and a daily chalkboard menu, along with a beer-centric beverage selection.
Who: Charles Wessels and Mike Ayre.
Anticipated opening: Mid-December
· Dunbar Kitchen + Tap House Coming To Five Points [EDEN]

NORTH COUNTY
Where: 94 North Rampart Way, in Lowry's Hangar 2 development
What: A California-inspired taqueria, serving fish tacos, ceviches, tortas, oysters, and more.
Who: Larimer Associates and Sterling Robinson, chef and owner of Billy's Inn.
Anticipated opening: December 15
· Checking On the Progress at North County in Lowry [EDEN]
· North County, A Taqueria, Will Open in Lowry [EDEN]

INK! COFFEE
Where: 28th and Larimer streets
What: A 5,000-square-foot space to serve as a "HOME" headquarters and roastery, in addition to a full cafe.
Who: Ink! founder and CEO Keith "Herbie" Herbert.
Anticipated opening: December 16
· Ink! Coffee Will Open in RiNo On December 1 [EDEN]
· Ink! Coffee Will Open Roastery and Coffee Shop In RiNo [EDEN]

DENVER DEEP DISH
Where: 1200 West 38th Avenue
What: This location will expand on the original concept housed inside the Bar Car, with Chicago-style pizza, thin-crust options, wings, hot dogs, and even recreated Carbone's subs.
Who: Owner Jason McGovern.
Anticipated opening: December 21
· Denver Deep Dish Coming To The Highland [EDEN]
· Denver Deep Dish's Second Location Will Open Next Month [EDEN]

Crave Dessert Bar & Lounge

891 14th Street Suite 110, Denver, CO 80202

Stout St Social

1400 Stout St, Denver, CO 80202 (720) 214-9100

Biju's Little Curry Shop

1441 26th Street, , CO 80205 (303) 292-3500 Visit Website

TENGU

3001 Brighton Boulevard, Denver, CO 80216

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