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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

4.6
4.6
1822 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 67 times today

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

What 1,822 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • 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. c

    cam5280

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    we went for the Judith Hill show and ate before. i give it 5 stars as a music venue, 4 stars for food, mainly because the menu is pretty limited and i would like a better wine list w more “old world style” options.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed celebrating my mother’s birthday!
  3. R

    Riley

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Vegan options are VERY limited; two items which aren’t really great options. Very loud music. Food was ok. Plastic “glasses”. Seems very different.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday Brunch at this spot is awesome. Delicious food and drinks!
  5. MJ

    MaryJ

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time and the food was excellent. Our waiter was awesome.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ophelia’s is a one of a kind place. Every trip to Denver should include a stop here.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Waited a good while for noir drinks. Got our appetizer after we got our entrees. Brunchwrap entree was very cold when we got it. They fired a new one for us and it didn’t help much. Service was very slow and not Attentive. They seemed to care more about the large parties around then us. New Ophelia’s is just not the same.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! The food and drinks were amazing
  9. S

    Susan

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Catherine was the most amazing server and the homemade gluten free bread was the best I have ever had!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious the service was awesome and the show they put on last night was so much fun!
  11. MH

    MileHighPatron

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Ophelia's used to be a "foodie" place. Things like duck wings and other bougie feeling American comfort food with great sauces, executed brilliantly. I knew as soon as we sat down at the cheaply refinished tables and felt the plastic drinkware, that corners had been cut since the reopening. The classy and convenient real paper menus were recycled in lieu of the now commonplace QR code, and that would have been fine if the waitress wasn't so annoyed and pushy while waiting for our phones to load the drinks (cell phone reception not great). I think it's tough to be a great restaurant and a great venue at the same time. The food side of the equation is breaking down. The burger is now laughably small. The eggplant app was executed very poorly. The fries reminded me of a high school cafeteria. Don't get the shrimp boil unless you like veins! If Ophelia's just leaned into the cheap guilty pleasure fried food vibe, I think it would feel more honest and work better, but it's still trying to pretend like it's bougie with the menu and the prices, and not delivering that like it used to. If you just want a drink and greasy fried pickles & cheese curds before a show, this place is still good; don't go there for a nice dinner date though.
  12. W

    Witt

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our brunch. The drinks and food were great and the live music was awesome!
  13. TW

    TammyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and live music for brunch! Definitely a must!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Mediocre food in an amazing setting
  15. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious! The plantains? Yummy!! We had multiple servers asking questions, which the intentions were great, but it made for lots of interruptions.
  16. TE

    TheEggThatCrossed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I was really looking forward to returning to Ophelia's after it reopened when it seemed sure to go under through the pandemic, every prior experience was fantastic! Since reopening, it seems things are VERY different. Inattentive, slow service despite having clear reservations and being prompt and quick to seat, as well as having drinks and apps decided before our waiter arrived. Food was overcooked, underseasoned, and whoever was operating the fryer has definitely not worked with beer batter much, as all the apps were glued together with batter and there were lumps of batter the size of cheese curds on their own. Super, super disappointed.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A place we randomly came across, Watermelon Funk were great! Drink and food selection was good and food was tasty!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good but I thought a bit overpriced for what was delivered. Specifically, I had a brunch burger and it was very small. When it arrived it appeared to be the size of a large meatball.
  19. v

    vwgwen420

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and live music!! Lota of great food options.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The menu is bar food but everything we tried was delicious. Most recommended was the plantains. The music was fantastic!
  22. v

    voicegirl

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty, interesting food items and great drink menu. A cool, fun atmosphere - you feel like you're at a party with friends. The staff was incredibly helpful, accommodating and personable. They want you to have a good time and seem to really enjoy their jobs. Highly recommend!
  23. MP

    MarquiseP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the pleasure of having Brea and Rachel handle our large group at Ophelia's and as always it was an amazing time. The music, food and drinks are why we come to this place ALL THE TIME! Chicken & Waffles or Chicken Biscuits w/ Gravy highly recommended, but you won't go wrong with any of the dishes. I loved the new Tropical mimosa flavor with pineapple, mango and passionfruit mixed together, I hope they keep that on the menu for next time! Wes Watkins was playing and he is literally a musical genius and such a pleasure to vibe with during a live set. If you haven't been to Ophelia's you are missing out and it's a MUST on anyone's weekend brunch list...
  24. JS

    JeffS

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We have had brunch at Ophelia's a few years ago and remember how good it was. Not so much anymore. The venue ambience was satisfactory; packed tables and loud music; we came for the show. Our waitress was slow and inattentive (maybe she is new). The two standard cocktails that we ordered were (probably) the worst I've ever had; we sent one back to the upstairs bar and they remade it (... mine was a $10 Jack and Coke, how to you get that wrong?). The drinks and food took too long to serve. The live music that we came for (WW of NRatNS) was just barely what we expected, but the band took a 1-hour break; seriously, we ended up leaving since we were tired of waiting. Finally, the total bill was exorbitant for the value received. I will not be going back. (Yet, the place was nearly packed... I guess we're all idiots.)
  25. JS

    JessicaS

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We came for our wedding anniversary and enjoyed the unique atmosphere. It was our first time, and the only thing we would redo is make a later-in-the-evening reservation to experience more of the energetic ambience and live music.
  26. JM

    JackM

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    A great time, except no one come around to offer a "bottomless mimosa" refill before they stopped serving. When we asked for one, we were told that it was "past the time". However not 60 seconds later another table received refills, as well as they brought the bottle of champagne to "top off" their glasses. That was very disappointing.
  27. MW

    MatthewW

    Denver

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Courtney was amazing and on top of everything. I’ll ask for her when I return. Food was very good but a little pricey.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stranger Things theme was the best brunch experience I’ve had and I’ve been here a lot, lol. So much fun!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were there for stranger things brunch and it was so fun, I would give this 5 stars all the way but the only issue is it was so LOUD. The music. Like you couldn’t hear someone right across from you much less the waitress. I’m all for lively and loud and the music was great but it was like maddeningly loud.
  30. O

    Omnomnomavore

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time here and fell in love with the atmosphere. Servers were really helpful and friendly. We went during a Stranger Things event where they played 80s music and had an artist paint a scene from the show which turned out really good! I will totally recommend Ophelia's to everyone that i talk to and I'll forsure be back soon. The only thing that was annoying was the fact that if there's any event going on nearby, the parking gets racked up to $25-$30.
  31. F

    Food

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The menu read really well, but it didn't hold up when we actually ate what we ordered. They need to tone down all the flavor combinations. They are trying to do too much and are neglecting some fundamentals when it comes to good food. The service was great and the ambiance is fantastic. Unfortunately the off putting food won't bring us back until the menu or chef makes some big changes.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    The menu has been completely revamped. It’s now full of only bar food. No more upscale dishes of any kind. It was mostly all fried food, burgers, fries, etc. The dishes are even served on plastic plates and are barely big enough for the food. The cocktails were all served in plastic cups as well. I understand it’s a place for live music and DJ’s but the speakers upstairs in the dining area were up so loud that we could not even hear our server, so taking our order was very difficult. We could not wait to leave.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at brunch. The brunch offering was just what we wanted and the drinks were on point. Our reservation was for a stage level table for 3, but when we arrived that was not available. However, the hostess asked if it was acceptable to seat us in a different area. We agreed and were sat on the top level above the stage which was great! The table service provided by Goldie was exceptional, thank you! We really enjoyed our Brunching up that hill experience, and would love to come back again for brunch or a show.
  34. M

    Marcusl

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The food was overpriced and pretty mediocre. We went for the stranger things brunch and all it was was two djs playing overly loud 80s music. We couldnt hear eachother talk. And why they needed two djs to do what my laptop and spotify can do is beyond me. The ambience was cool, I would come here for a show but definitely not the food or brunch djs.
  35. PM

    PMeier

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of the food, the attitude and attentiveness of the staff and servers, and the atmosphere overall was wonderful. Even though there was a DJ event going on, the music was not too loud even though we were directly in front of the stage, while also filling the space in a lovely way, and somehow we were still able to chat at the table.
  36. N

    Nojack

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    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.
  37. g

    gearhead1

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    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.
  38. ML

    MeghanL

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New menu was great and the cocktails were fantastic!
  39. A

    Azia

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    AdrianB

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, would recommend

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 1822 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 67 times today
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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