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About Green Russell
Green Russell is the Bonanno Concept signature drinking establishment—a good old fashioned cocktail joint with a chef at the helm. Everything about Green Russell should seem both adventurous and somehow familiar—the unusual path to our hostess, the intimacy of low seating and spacious booths; fresh takes on old cocktail favorites; elegant bar food that rises above casual
Denver, CO 80202
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday: 5:00pm-12:00am. Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -1:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live jazz every Sunday and Monday from 7-11pm featuring the Scott Grove Trio and the Jean Marie Trio. No cover charge. 21+
Valet parking is available on Larimer Square for $8 with validation
Private Party Facilities:
Green Russell offers partial and full buyouts. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Private Party Contact:
Liza Zimmerman: (720) 737-4277
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Green Russell Ratings and Reviews
One night a month, my husband and I, plan a night/day for one another, which we call date night. I had heard about Green Russell from a friend and thought it would be nice. It was better then nice, it was a wonderful four hour date night!! The food was delicious and the drinks were wonderful. But, it was atmosphere that I truly enjoyed as did he. The Green Russell is tucked away, where you could be in a different time or place. Folks are encouraged to dress up and to refrain from using cell phones, and to speak intimately. The decor was comfortable and lent itself to having a romantic evening. We will be returning, especially now that they don't require reservations.
We were greeted and given water right away by the bar back. The bar tender came over a minute later and asked if we had any questions about the menu and that he'd be back to take our order. We were ready a couple minutes later. We sat there and waited for TWENTY MINUTES before he returned to take our order. We were sitting in the cocktail seats across from the bar, in full view. I counted six parties, including my husband and I, of 2-4 people. The place was pretty dead. There were four people behind the bar. We were just about to get up and leave when he finally came back (after we politely stared him down) and apologized, saying he thought someone else was taking care of us....(??) Bad communication. Bad service. Good drinks though.
I always find the bartenders extremely approachable and knowledgeable at Green Russell. I provide them an example of a drink I enjoy and they always deliver the best cocktail ever. I have yet to order anything off of the drink Menu. This is not the place to go for a cheap drink or to hook up. If you want a bar that is not crowded and serves great cocktails, this is the place. They also serve Wednesday's Pies, which are amazing. Definitely make reservations!
Welcome to a 1920's speakeasy in downtown Denver (lodo to be exact). Wonderful hand crafted cocktails with only the best mixes and liquors. Bartenders are more like mixologists and know how to make the cocktail you couldn't even dream of.
It can get a bit warm since it's downstairs. They also have a wonderful wine list. I believe they offer a limited menu (haven't tried), I like the drinks.
This is a great place to show off for a date and create that romantic atmosphere, it worked on me - maybe it will work for you. Give it a try and see.
We love this bar. We brought a relative who is visiting to this bar and he raved about it. The bartender's choice drink is the way to go. I had a delicious sweet lime champagne drink. The wait staff can sometimes seem aloof, which other reviewers have mentioned, and it can be confusing as to who can take orders. Sometimes bar backs will serve water, but can't take an order. Then bartenders who aren't your specific waiter will come take an order. This didn't really bother me. The bar is still a great spot that we will visit on a regular basis.
The food was fantastic. Cocktails, too. Beautiful interior and wonderful ambiance.
However, a unnecessarily elitist bartender with a bad attitude made us want to leave $0 tip with his snide comments and over all douchebag-ness.
Sadly, it gave a very negative image to the bar, especially to what I had imagined before coming.
The horrible way we were treated by the management and reception staff left a very sour taste in my mouth about ever going back to The Green Russell. While the place has good drinks, the temperment of the management made it so I will NEVER be going back for another visit. Overall, the place is very overrated and too expensive for what you get.
Don't come to Green Russell if you actually want table service. My party of six was reluctantly waited on when we first sat down, had empty drinks glasses on the table for 20 minutes before someone finally came by again (despite the place being almost completely devoid of other customers), and when we told the waiter we had been waiting for 20 minutes, he just gave us a blank stare and a shrug. And for that, we got to pay an automatic gratuity of 20%. The food and drinks were both excellent, but the waitstaff was completely incompetent and rude. If you are looking for a fun, speakeasy type of experience with great cocktails and a level of service befitting the price of the drinks, stick to Cruise Room and Williams & Graham.
My wife and I read about this place and were excited to take her sister and her husband there to experience some of Denver. The place was empty, we were 4 of 7 people there. The "unique" drinks were very good tasting but we saw the other people at the bar on the way out having the same drink so it didn't feel very "unique." Overall there are much better places to get an expensive drink and decent food with much cooler atmosphere's.
It would be easy to classify the Green Russell as a "speak easy" type of place. After all, you go down stairs through a door labeled "Wednesday Pie" to the hostess who takes you through doors marked DO NOT ENTER into a right-out-of-the-20's feel drinking establishment. But then comes the great part: The Bartenders (capital B intended) who are amazing craftsmen. I looked at the drink menu but decided to tell my bartender what I was looking for-which is encouraged. Bitter, spicy and bourbon based. And he did not disappoint. The spicy ingredient was strawberry jalapeno syrup. Incredible taste, incredible drink, fun and quirky place.
Loved the Ambiance! Neat little place for drinks before going out. Waiter was not very friendly or helpful. We had never been there before and didn't offer to explain the menu or suggest drinks. Couldn't even smile. He seemed annoyed to be waiting on the four of us. Unfortunate, as he was adorable and I loved the way the waitstaff was dressed; perfect for a Speakeasy.
Poor service, and wait staff ignored and were very rude at times. The knowledge of the drinks was poor and wait staff seemed to be too busy to check in. We ended up just canceling the food and last round because we were just tired of waiting. The place was not even packed! I've been to speak easy style bars around the world. This was a poor representation.
Service was really bad plus so so drinks= I'll pass.
For anyone who hasn't experienced the feel of a early prohibition/ speak-easy style bar should give this place a try. Believe it or not there are many more drinks out there besides the trusty rum/coke or whiskey/ginger. They make an incredible Manhattan and Old Fashioned and can pretty much tell you anything you have ever wanted to know about booze. If you don't know what you want? No worries, tell the bartender and he will create something to your liking. Be patient as these cocktails are crafted, not thrown together. It's a great change of pace and a fun spot to go have a drink after a nice dinner with your lady.
We live in Indiana and were recommended by an Indiana bartender friend to check out this great bar in Denver, CO! We loved the experience - from when you walk in through the unique entrance, to the atmosphere, to the excellent bartenders, and the amazing food/drinks. We both started with drinks off the menu, which were excellent, but we were more impressed when we ordered custom drinks, giving the bartender simple guidelines, and the bartenders knocked it out of the park. The foie gras plate was yummy, and the spiced coffee pie was delicious, awesome crust, and a tangy filling. We would definitely come back next time we're in Denver!
Every time I visit Denver, I make sure to visit this place for their drinks. Adam Hodak behind the bar is a leader in the movement of artful cocktail making, recreating his own bitters from old recipes. There is even a green house behind the bar where they grow their own herbs for drinks.
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