Denver, CO 80205
The Matchbox's name was inspired partly by a fire that gutted the space in 2009, and partly by the fact that it's long and narrow like a matchbox. Sudhir Kudva, who also owns the Squire Lounge, partnered up with two other folks and overhauled the former Orange Cat Studios, demolished the back of the building to make way for a large patio, put in new bathrooms and installed a garage door in the front. While the place has been updated considerably, it still retains some of the Orange Cat's charm, like the exposed brick on the south wall. With three live-music venues within a block, the Matchbox focuses more on being a neighborhood watering hole than on bringing in live entertainment. There are a number of local beers on tap and a decent selection of cocktails, as well.
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Try the beer!
If I am bartending and you check in I would be happy to buy you a shot of beam or a pbr draft:)
Happy hour until 8 pm every night. $3 microbrews, wells and wine. $2 domestic bottles and drafts. Perfect to pre-game before going to a show at Larimer Lounge.
bocce court in the back - around the corner from my house - i dont drink much but there is a "smoking patio"
Play bocce and drink!
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