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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, Denver, CO
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, Denver, CO
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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

4.7
4.7
2092 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Ophelia’s has taken many forms over it's long and storied history. Built in 1888 the historic Victorian-Style Airedale Building has been a brothel, saloon, hotel, bar, peep show & adult video library.

Our unique 8000 Sq. Ft. space features décor that honors the building’s past, and Ophelia, the muse. Ophelia's continues the Edible Beats tradition of globally-inspired, responsibly-sourced food. Our menu features fresh, craveable takes on flatbreads, sandwiches, and brunch, in true "Gastro-Brothel" style.

We will be open for regular hours, pending shows & events, Wednesday through Saturday for dinner & entertainment, and Saturday and Sunday for brunch. We will be open for select Tuesdays, but otherwise closed without programming.

We're looking forward to welcoming you into one of the oldest and most unique dining and entertainment spaces that Denver has to offer!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–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
  • Private party facilities
    O's is back baby, and ready to host your next event. This multilevel, sexy AF space is here to offer all of the best party tricks. Bring up to 500 Guests and get exclusive use of all seating areas, patio (weather permitting), dance floor & both bars. See our website for more details – Opheliasdenver.com
  • 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

  • Lipgloss Presents: The Smiths Brunch

    Mar 2 - Mar 3, 2024
    From the ice-age to the dole-age / There is but one concern /I have just discovered: 🥯 Some girls are bagel than others 🥯 Join us at Denver's sexiest spot to indulge for the Smiths brunch. DJ's Boyhollow & Tyler Jacobson will be playing songs by the band, Mozz, solo & side projects, B-sides, remixes & covers. We'll also have band visuals up on the big screen, so look up from your plates once in a while to feast your eyes as well as your ears and mouth! Reserve your table now to secure your spot – These events fill up fast!
    Lipgloss Presents: The Smiths Brunch Photo
  • Restaurant Week: Chef Throwdown 3 Sneak Peek

    Mar 6, 2024 only
    Ophelia’s is proud to be teaming up with 8 Local Chefs to raise money for charity & battle it out in the 3rd Chef Throwdown Series! Come get a preview of Chef Throwdown during this live demo ft. some of the best chefs from the Edible Beats team. 2 Chefs per round, mystery-basket ingredients, racing against the clock. The chefs' dishes will be auctioned off for charity, so be sure to get your bid in! Reserve your table now to dine with us during the show & chop it like it’s HOT. We will be featuring our special 3-course Restaurant Week menu in addition to our normal dinner menu – Stay tuned for more deets.
    Restaurant Week: Chef Throwdown 3 Sneak Peek Photo
  • Restaurant Week: Chef Throwdown 3 Sneak Peek

    Mar 7, 2024 only
    Ophelia’s is proud to be teaming up with 8 Local Chefs to raise money for charity & battle it out in the 3rd Chef Throwdown Series! Come get a preview of Chef Throwdown during this live demo ft. some of the best chefs from the Edible Beats team. 2 Chefs per round, mystery-basket ingredients, racing against the clock. The chefs' dishes will be auctioned off for charity, so be sure to get your bid in! Reserve your table now to dine with us during the show & chop it like it’s HOT. We will be featuring our special 3-course Restaurant Week menu in addition to our normal dinner menu – Stay tuned for more deets.
    Restaurant Week: Chef Throwdown 3 Sneak Peek Photo

What 2,092 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Hot spot

  • Denver

    Hot spot

  • Denver

    Contemporary American

2,091 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The live music was a bit too loud. It made it hard to talk amongst ourselves. And we were at a fairly small table.

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  2. Kgap1010

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here! It was awesome. Food and service was great. Music was awesome. The whole vibe was great! Recommended for a fun brunch!

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  3. sonia

    Denver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice place, we went for Brunch. The food was great. They had espresso coffee but no flavors syrup to add. It was not super busy but the servicer seemed rushed to our order. The jazz band was very nice.

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  4. LeahG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I know it was a busy evening but going 20 minutes at the table without even a water, another 45 minute wait for appetizers and then being kicked out of our table for an event before asking if we wanted another round of drinks or dessert ruined the experience. I will say it made for a cheap bill but we planned on ordering a lot more in the 1.5 hours we were there.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner! Came to see Judith Hill, and had dinner before the show. We loved the service, and dinner. Definitely recommend the Bison steak! Judith Hill as always was incredible. I am a musician and need to say that the volume from the back of the room was too loud. Her vocals were distorted because of the volume. Other than that, it was a wonderful time.

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  6. Raqui

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Ophelia's! The food is delicious and the music is always good. It's a little hard to chat though as the sound is pretty loud

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  7. RebeccaC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a must!!! Loved everything about it!!!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Horrible server for the blues and brunch , only checked on us once. Had to get up and ask other servers for coffee or anything truly.

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  9. Mom2Sam

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We wanted to see the place and grab a bite. Everything was fine. It’s a small menu, but fairly priced. Service was meh, but it was the pre event crowd. Be advised it’s a loud place without a lot of people so it will be very loud when full. We will go back for a show, the food is prob best suited for their events.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am again surprised at how delicious the food is! It’s hardly second to the act - no matter what’s on for the night, go for the food! I have lots of dietary restrictions and there were very tasty (though few) options for me too.

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  11. dancer

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Need to alert customers when there is no dancing available. Came for Valentine's Day a little disappointed 😞

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  12. KrisKo

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere and vibe. Music brunches are great. Food is just okay. Not where I would go for the food, but great coffee and again, fun atmosphere.

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  13. MichaelA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gospel brunch was electric! My sister and brother in law were in town from Wisconsin and had a blast. The waygu burgers and crunchwrap supreme benedict were all delicious. We will be back with anyone visiting us from out of town and on our own soon!!

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  14. Troy

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The first time we reserved a table but didn't get the table we requested, but the manager hooked us up during our meal and got us a great seat so we can watch the band. He made us feel like VIPs. The 2nd time we reserved a table on OpenTable and put in the same request and immediately someone responded to confirm they'd get us a table with a view of the band for the entire duration of the night. And sure enough, we were sat at the perfect table and got to enjoy our entire night. The only thing that was a bit irritating was having a big table behind us with people who talked very loudly over the band but that isn't Ophelia's fault. Overall, fun place with fun vibe, great food, good service, and killer music!

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  15. jusross

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not overly impressed with drink offerings but our service was perfect. Very attentive and came by often throughout dinner and during the show.

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  16. Tamara

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed Raspberry Beignet. What a wonderful menu with a fun theme, great cocktails and toe-tapping!

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  17. RachelM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience. Our server was excellent

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  18. AaronK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second themed brunch and it was as amazing as the first. Deep Prince tracks and videos along with outstanding food and drinks - the Raspberry Beignets were delicious - and great and friendly service in one of our favorite venues makes for a wonderful Sunday starter. Wanted to stay longer just for the vibe and Bloody Marys. We are going to make it a point to make it up there for an evening event. Great job to everyone, highly recommended.

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  19. seriousmaddie

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was lacking, we had to ask several times for various things. The food was pretty good other than the beignets we were served were still raw in the middle. The cocktails were good. The venue/place is always super fun and engaging!

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  20. Kait

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun to have brunch with live music, which Ophelia’s is always good for, but the food was a huge disappointment. Overcooked chicken, greasy sides, undercooked cornbread, and wine served too warm in plastic glassware. Come for the music but skip the menu.

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  21. Imafoodie

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food and atmosphere are great here. Our service was ok tonight, it’s been much better in the past.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was surprised by my girl with some birthday and celebration balloons. We ordered our food and JJ Brown noticed the balloons and it turned into one of the greatest celebrations. Not only my birthday, his birthday and about 10 other people were present for their birthdays. The food was amazing. We ate every last bite. My servicer Christopher was kind and patient (must of liked him I remembered his name) and with one of the biggest smiles gave us some dessert for my birthday. I was a bit overwhelmed to be honest but I was happy. As I was leaving JJ asked me if I was a artist and he invited me to do a quick 16 so I took my gifts and balloons to the car and came back with my shades from eye paparazzi (follow her on IG tell her toon sent you). I got on stage and had a great time with JJ and his band. It was an amazing start to my day and I will never forget it.

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  23. NeroE

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a brunch show with the family. Good times, food was excellent, albeit do not expect large portion sizes. Was still a little hungry when I left even though I had a starter and entree. The hostess was amazing as she squeezed into a table instead of bar stools. And all the staff was very nice to our little girl.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch at Ophelia’s was fantastic. The food was delicious, the cappuccino was perfect, and the live jazz was great. We will come back again.

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  25. CindyF

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We discovered Ophelia’s a few weeks ago and already have gone back. Great music, great food and wonderful servers! We loved the diversity of music genres.

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  26. SoniaB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best Jazz brunch with the family. Food was so great too!

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  27. emilyc

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Vibe was good with the live music but that ended around 2 pm. Food was OK nothing special. Cocktails were sub par. Service was very good though. I’d recommend this place for an earlier brunch reservation and then I think it would be great

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So fun! Great place to see a show! Dinner before was perfect!

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  29. MissMel

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I attend the Lipgloss brunches each month and bring more friends with me each time. I just love them - the music is well curated, the mimosas are bottomless and the food is fantastic. I highly recommend!

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  30. BillS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bowie brunch (really any of the themed brunches at Ophelia's) is a great experience. Bottomless mimosas (if you're into that), great food, friendly staff, DJs, videos, and a really cool decor. It's also a good concert venue.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bowie brunch was fun. Food was solid. Best churros I’ve ever had.

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  32. DougG

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Year’s Day brunch, special event, DJs rocking the house! Sheridan the bartender is the best!

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  33. SteveH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service from Vanessa and great food! Everything was absolutely perfect! Amazing New Year's Eve experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Such a bizarre and uncomfortable experience. We had a reservation for 7 pm and our waitress barely came to our table. Took 20 minutes to get our first drink so then we ordered our next drink right away. It never came so when our appetizer came out we told our waitress and she apologized and said she would put the drink order in again we wouldn’t be charged due to the wait. We got our entrees and one of them was ice cold. Then when we got our bills we were charged for our drink. We were told we needed to leave our table by 8:45 and we got our entrees at 8:30 pm. I do not recommend this place.

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  35. BenA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience. Food was top-notch. Service was fantastic!

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  36. David

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Fun vibe. Cocktails excellent. Awesome server. Would definitely return go some music, brunch

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was great. There was a weird movie playing on the big screen. The Brussel sprouts were very tasty. I had the smash burger and it was just okay. My husband had the chicken sandwiches and he said it was really good. Cool place food was average.

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  38. njoyflavors

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! Although waiting staff could use more help. One waiter was serving several tables and we have to wait a while to order.

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  39. BrianH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find. The food and drinks were outstanding. Not a bad seat in the house. We enjoyed a nice dinner upstairs with a great view of the band and then took our drinks downstairs to be a little closer to the band.

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  40. junai4all

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A welcoming greeting from the hostess started the brunch off wonderfully. It just kept getting better from there. Korena, our server, was excellent. She had great suggestions and was very attentive. She did it right. The food was outstanding. The Standard brunch entree was so not standard. It rocked! Same with the open faced BLT. The biscuits and gravy with chicken was beyond delicious. All in all a fantastic brunch

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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 4.7 stars by 2092 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 66 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 Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (303) 993-8023
  • Private party facilities
    O's is back baby, and ready to host your next event. This multilevel, sexy AF space is here to offer all of the best party tricks. Bring up to 500 Guests and get exclusive use of all seating areas, patio (weather permitting), dance floor & both bars. See our website for more details – Opheliasdenver.com
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