Even though new owners took over south Denver legend the Campus Lounge last September, they are already calling it quits. The bar’s website announced the shutter with “Campus Lounge has closed for business. We appreciate your support along the way.”
Eater Denver explained the most recent takeover in 2018:
A Colorado father-and-son team, Dan and Jeff Nickless, will reopen iconic Bonnie Brae neighborhood standby the Campus Lounge sometime in October. The Nicklesses hope to bring the bar back to what it once was, with the addition of new TVs screening sporting events, and a menu that includes green chile and burgers, the Denver Channel reports. Jim Wiste, who died early this year, owned the Campus Lounge for more than 40 years, and Dan Landes revamped it in 2017, but kept the bar open for only five months. The Nickless family previously owned the Esquire Market, which supplied meat for the Campus Lounge. They were frequent visitors at the old watering hole.