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Mercury Cafe

Map & Directions 2199 California St.
Denver, CO 80205
  • Coffeehouse, Health, Vegetarian
  • Sun, Sat 9am-3pm, Sun, Tue-Sat 5:30pm-2am
  • cash, check
  • Banquet Facilities, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street


Westword's Description

For thirty years now, Marilyn Megenity has hosted the town's most eclectic party at the Mercury Cafe, her club/cafe/community gathering place. Today it's an institution known as much for its enlightening entertainment options - plays, poetry slams, tango dancing - as it is for its healthy hippie fare. Whether vegan or carnivore, libertarian or commie, everyone feels at home at the Merc. A restaurant, dance club, music venue and speakeasy, the Mercury Cafe is in an orbit of its own, hosting everything from lindy hop lessons to poetry readings, high teas and Green Party meetings. Rock-and-roll shows were axed years ago, but classical, jazz, avant-garde and singer-songwriter performances still go on in the Merc's three baroque rooms. Every cultural subset can find something at the Merc, the embodiment of Denver eclecticism.

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  • Eric R. on 02/27/11

    Sunday night swing dancing is awesome! $9 for two classes and open dancing with a live band.

  • Andrew J. on 04/21/09

    Swing dance on Tuesday nights.

  • Amy D. on 02/17/12

    Dance nights got switched around as of January 2012. Tues is now Blues and Thurs is Lindy Hop.

  • Cheapism on 06/05/11

    Food, dancing, music, poetry & more, this place has it all. If you're looking for an experience, this is it. Food is organic and ranges from breakfast to lunch options for mostly less than $10.

  • Alyssa A. on 08/28/10

    Sunday Funday Swing!

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