Denver, CO 80202
- Sun 10am-5:30pm, Tue-Fri 12pm-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm
The MCA Cafe, the restaurant at the Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of the coolest nosh joints around, thanks to a great selection of coffee and booze, surprisingly good food and killer views from the rooftop location. The rub? You have to cough up the museum's $10 admission charge to get in. A better option? The MCA's $45 individual annual membership. Not only do you receive all those VIP perks, but you and a guest get unlimited access to the restaurant, which feels like a cafe turned private clubhouse. You often have the place to yourself when it opens at 11 a.m. every day, and if you can hang on for nine hours, you'll watch it transform into a swanky members-only bar before it closes at 10 p.m. on Friday night.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) explores the art and culture of our time through rotating exhibitions and public educational programs. Featuring regional, national and international artists, MCA Denver offers a wide range of exhibitions promoting creative experimentation with art and ideas. Through adult and youth education programs and other creative events, the museum serves as an innovative forum for a culturally engaged community.
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An innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges all audiences, creating understanding and dialog about art of our time.
This David Adjaye-designed structure’s sleekness contrasts with the red brick typical of LoDo. Inside, five galleries showcase a series of exhibits devoted to innovation and creativity.
Had a BLAST at the Colorado Cocktail Competition! Why not grab a drink next time you're at MCA?
The views from the café are amazing and the space has a cool vibe. Great coffee & pastries -- i had a macaron and it was DIVINE!
This 27,000-square foot environmentally friendly building designed by London-based David Adjaye was completed in 2007 includes a roof top deck and the broad works of art are continuously varying.
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