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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

4.6
4.6
1787 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
8000 Sq. Ft. Gastrobrothel features Vegetable Forward, Globally-Inspired Dishes and a Live Music Venue ‘Electric Soapbox.’

Music schedule and ticket purchases can be found at opheliasdenver.com

Ophelia’s has taken many forms: located in the historic 1894-era Victorian Airedale building, it was a brothel, turned peep show, turned adult video library.
We serve as a restaurant, bar, and live music venue, with a boudoir-style
décor that honors the building’s past; and Ophelia, the muse. Continuing the Edible Beats tradition of delicious, responsibly-sourced food, the upscale, gastrobrothel-inspired menu will include fresh, craveable takes on flatbread
pizza, small plates, burgers, and shareable charcuterie boards.
Brunch kitchen hours: 10am-2pm
Dinner kitchen hours: Wed&Thur 5pm-10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm. (Full menu subject to show times).

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 993-8023

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cucci Owner/Chef

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    Lawrence

  • Parking details

    City Lots and Metered Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Brunching Up That Hill: The Stranger Things Brunch

    Aug 13 - Aug 14, 2022
    DJ Lipgloss is bringing the nostalgic synth vibes A La "Stranger Things" to brunch at Ophelia's. Dig into our eclectic brunch menu, indulge in bottomless mimosas, and sip craft cocktails while you enjoy the show. You don't want to miss this!
  • Dinner & A Show Feat. Future Classixx

    $10.00 per person

    Aug 17, 2022 only
    Join us for a lively performance by Future Classixx: Deep Disco Soul Edition, feat. Borahm Lee (Pretty Lights Live, Break Science), Nelli, and Gypdahip. This super group will bring the boogie, funk, disco, and house grooves your ears are craving while you indulge in our playful summer dinner menu, including a 3 for $35 Wednesday special. Free until 9PM | $10 cover after 9PM Or purchase tickets in advance at Opheliasdenver.com **Show Times Subject to Change**
  • Siembra! Latin Night at Ophelia's (21+)

    $10.00 per person

    Aug 26, 2022 only
    SIEMBRA! Join us for another vibrant night of culinary indulgence and dancing! Three DJs will bring the Latin jams, followed by a live salsa band to get you and your dance partner(s) swinging. Featuring our mouth-watering dinner menu, sultry specialty cocktails, and full bar. FREE until 9PM | $10 cover at the door after 9 **Show times subject to change**

What 1,787 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Hot Spot

  • Denver / Colorado

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Denver

    Great for Brunch

  • Denver

    Hot Spot

  • Denver

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Denver

    Contemporary American

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  1. N

    Nojack

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    This was our second time going to this establishment. The first time it was amazing, the service(Tim was our server) the ambiance was stellar. This time was not the same experience. The service/server was not good at all...I literally asked her were we in her way because that is how she made us feel. The band and food was great, but our server kind of spoiled the evening for us all. Not sure I will go back anymore.
  2. g

    gearhead1

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming, unique and absolutely one of my favorites in Denver. Great place to grab drinks, dinner and live music. Or any combination of the above.
  3. A

    Azia

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks & service in a fun, laid back atmosphere. Will definitely go here again!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place as the food is fabulous and they can handle allergies. I am gluten intolerant and this is one of my favorite restaurants. Couldn’t be happier they are open again and the live music is always awesome!
  5. JR

    JamieR

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is dope, the artist who performed today was very talented and played a lot of great music. The food was great, the French toast with the rum pineapple sauce was crazy. I would definitely come back to this place again.
  6. C

    Crystal

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch and loved everything about it. Wish we could have gotten in for dinner or a show. Will be back next time we are in town for sure !
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    First time at Ophelia’s and it was a mixed experience. The venue itself is super cool and reminds me of my time traveling in Europe. Service was subpar, which was really disappointing. We had incorrect orders, missing items, etc., with an apathetic apology from our server. Food was decent, but my BLT (in my opinion) overpriced for what it was. Bloody Mary was delicious, so I would only go back for drinks and live music.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Cool restaurant we’ve been going to for years. It reopened after being closed for a few years due to Covid. Good to go to for a show but not the most comfortable for normal dining as far as seating goes. Martini glasses were plastic which should be a crime. Overall, good food and worth a try.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here for brunch…atmosphere was great as was the food and drinks. Brandon was a very enjoyable server with a wealth of knowledge for recommendations on things to do in the city. Will definitely be back then next trip into Denver!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Food was impressively poor. Flavorless, not aesthetically pleasing and seemingly empty. Particular dishes I’m pointing out: biscuits and gravy, brunch burrito (there was a different name for this) and the burger. Bottomless drinks weren’t even considered to be refilled until we had our credit card out and were ready to go. Quite shocking considering this was a great destination food spot years ago. The music/vibe however was great.
  11. SM

    SimplyMissTonya

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have visited Ophelia's Electric Soapbox twice and both times were fantastic! The food and ambient atmosphere is great. Wonderful live artists and attentive staff, and the food is unique and tastes great. The mimosas are yummy too!
  12. R

    Rafdarrow

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch with live music started our Denver vacation off right. The menu was thoughtful and delicious. Gluten free was easily accommodated. The staff was friendly and charismatic. The ambiance was fun. Totally recommend for boozy brunch!
  13. LF

    LoriF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, cocktails were unique and refreshing, so cool inside and the music after dinner was fun!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a bachelorette party, and we had a lovely experience at Ophelia’s! The food was delicious, and our server made the bride-to-be feel so special! Would definitely recommend.
  15. N

    Nojack

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was great! Our server(Tim) was the best! We will be going back for sure.
  16. BR

    BRYANJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    They gave me a seat where I could not see the stage and when I asked to be moved they sat me next to the kitchen where I could hear them yelling over the music the whole time. The place is too small for how many people they are letting in at once. They are charging like it is an amazing experience and that is not what I had. The flavors of the food were ok and the server was fine. The burger was too little burnt patties on some decent bread with good flavors. The fries were okay with a tasty ketchup.
  17. K

    Katie

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! Loved the eggplant appetizer.
  18. SS

    SusanS

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was marginal at best. Our waiter didn't come back after taking our order til the check came. And we hadn't even received our dessert yet! They remodeled and changed their menu during COVID and if you ask me, they should've left well enough alone
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and music!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Measured your audio loudness in the venue and it’s at max right at when it breaches safety levels at 99 to 100 dbs - I would suggest try reducing a tad bit for a more comfortable conversation experience at 85 to 90 dbs
  21. A

    Ashley

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    This was our first time back to Ophelia's since Covid. They have a completely different food and drink menu which we were excited to try. Sadly, the cocktails were way too sweet and their food was not the farm-to-table inspired dishes they had pre-covid. The service was great so no fault to the wait/bar staff but we were disappointed in the changes to the overall restaurant. We definitely miss the classy craft cocktails they offered pre-covid but seems like its just another music venue with plastic cups and basic bar drinks... Will maybe return for a show but unlikely for dinner or drinks.
  22. K

    Karat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time! Dinner and drinks were top notch! We came to hear First Light and ended up dancing the night away! Phantastic!!!
  23. LP

    LizaP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    This was my first time coming here. I had heard amazing things so I chose to celebrate my birthday here. I had a two separate reservations and when they opened the day of, I called and asked if we could merge them to one reservation so we could all sit together. They were accommodating. I had a glass of champagne before coming in and when I got there I had said how grateful I was for them merging the reservation. When I went to go order a drink the bartender told me she was unable to serve me. I asked why and she said that I was slurring my words. At this point I had only said my drink order and hadn’t even said anything else. I was in shock and angry because I had 8 more people coming to celebrate. My friend went and spoke with management and when he came back the bartender apologized and she gave me my drink and an app for free. Little did I know in about 20 minutes my boyfriend proposed to me. We had already ordered food. The waitress brought out some food that was not what we had ordered but she would not take them away. She stood there confused for about a minute and it was very awkward. She ended up putting it on the table. Sure enough, our actual food we ordered came out like 20 minutes later. Meanwhile, they kept messing up our drink orders and bringing out more drinks than we had ordered and some of the drinks were not even what we had ordered. My now Finace had gone outside to get some air and then he was told he could not come back in because he seemed too drunk. His brother and a friend were with him and confirmed that he has shown no signs of being too intoxicated. We all left and I will not be going back. While the food, drinks, and ambiance was great, the service was despicable. We are calling the owner and letting them know that something is off with their staff. They ruined a very special night multiple times and I will not be going back. I also never write reviews and I still had a good time that night but do not stand to be treated like that.
  24. A

    Alijah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu options, each bite is packed with flavor! Glad to see it back open again.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch with the fam. There was a Depeche Mode dj it was great.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. When something wasn't perfect, they fixed it immediately, happy to make things right. Love this place for the food, which is delicious as well as creatively conceived, and the service, which is consistently spot on. Go.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit. We came in for a date night and had a great time! The drinks and food were amazing and we loved the vibe. Can’t wait to try it again when there is live music!
  28. LR

    LaceyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was outstanding. It was my bachelorette party and the vibes, food and cocktails were incredible! They also gave our group champagne on the house.
  29. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone went above and beyond to make our night special. My wife and I hadn’t had a date night without the kids in a very long time and everyone we interacted with went out of their way to make it special. Would highly recommend if you’ve never been there!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. We are here from out of town and will recommend Ophelia’s to anyone we know is coming to the area. The food was delicious. Our server (wavy reddish hair) was incredible and could not have been more fun and welcoming. The only thing that could have made the night better is if you were open later, but it didn’t ruin the experience in any way. Thank you.
  31. BD

    BrennahD

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was so so yummy! And both cocktails we got were also delicious and creative. My only complaint is the music was SUPER loud, but our server was able to get us earplugs so that was nice:)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed our br
  33. C

    Californiafoodie

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to brunch will be back!
  34. j

    jenniferb

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were amazing. The food was delicious! Love this place!
  35. VA

    VeronicaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, atmosphere, and service were wonderful. Our host, Tim, was exceptionally kind and attentive. The live bluegrass band added to the energy of the restaurant and made for a lovely dining experience. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area or staying in the hostel next door.
  36. p

    psokk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Our server had great recommendations and was extremely engaging. The food was also great. We are from out of town, but definitely intend to come back!
  37. FS

    FranS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun place for brunch and always fun live music on the weekends!
  38. R

    Richard

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day celebration.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Radiohead brunch. No bangers and mash but solid food and jams.
  40. FV

    FelixV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved media Luna performing! Latin night was great. More of it please

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ophelia's Electric Soapbox is rated 4.6 stars by 1787 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

1215 20th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lawrence

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    City Lots and Metered Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cucci Owner/Chef

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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