The Crimson Room

4.6
130 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tucked behind a glossy red door on downtown Denver’s historic Larimer Square, the Crimson Room is a destination for experiencing Denver’s best live jazz and acoustic sets nightly. In the unique intimate space, small bites and desserts compliment exceptional drinks. At The Crimson Room, guests experience and engage in the lost language of elegance and sophistication.
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KE
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am not sure how I didn't know about this gem of a place! It is tucked in among many of my favorite places on Larimer Street, but maybe a bit too hidden. I went specifically to hear my friend and his jazz trio play and it was a lovely evening. I love the exposed brick, the fabulous bar and the comfy booths and chairs as much as I enjoyed the charcuterie board and cheese selection with my dirty martini! The service was great and this is a fabulous, intimate venue to take in your favorite jazz experience.

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E
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We thought it was a place for dinner, but was really a lounge for drinks and snacks. We had a drink and went elsewhere for our meal.

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TU
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I was so excited to come to the Crimson Room for my 34th Birthday. The place is super cool and the jazz musicians were excellent. Now on to the service. I was met with multiple eye rolls, felt like I was an inconvenience to our waiter, and was met extremely rude attitude. Gratuity was included so maybe there is a memo to their staff that they can act like total dicks. I will not be recommend this place to friends but I will be recommend that they stay away from this place. I had chat with some other friends of mine and they said they received the same kind of service. I think Management need to hire some new staff. I was very disappointed.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for my birthday, ended up sitting at the front and center table for watching the band on a jam session Tuesday. House and guest musicians were fantastic, even played happy birthday for me! Drinks were delicious and strong, dessert food was tasty, we will def be going back sooner than later!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic jazz band!

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CO
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local jazz, delicious drinks, good atmosphere.

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GN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a chance to see a fantastic jazz trio and Paige Sandusky sing. Can't wait to come back.

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AA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The place is off the chain! Great ambiance, great drinks and the jazz was awesome! Wishing our waiter had a little more personality and hospitality, but it won't deter me from coming back again.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dessert. Great music . Very casual setting. Will be back

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L
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Elegant cozy space to go after dinner for a cocktail and listen to jazz. Can't believe we just discovered this place since it's been open about 4 years!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Great ambiance and great cocktails. A little pricey but overall a great experience. Wish heir music started a little earlier than 9pm on a weekday.

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t
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 5

This is my favorite place to hear jazz in Denver. Love the intimacy.

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AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

I would say the only negative is the limited menu with only appetizers

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MH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, good ambiance. Bartender, Remi, was wonderful.

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WW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great spot in terms if ambience, music, drinks everything. The seating arrangement is nicely done so that you can enjoy the music without being bothered.
The drinks were pretty good as well as the cheese board. The decor definitely goes with the live music scene and indeed gives a feeling of old world charm.

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DF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance for get together or birthday parties. The feel of a modern speakeasy with the best local artists playing on stage!

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S
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Crimson room has fantastic jazz music, great drinks and ambiance if you truly appreciate good jazz music. However, this is not a place for you and drunken youngsters to shout and scream. Please keep that in mind when you come.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level a bit loud for holding a conversation.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Band was good but singer was too loud. A little too dark. Had to use flash light to read rest room door. Good wine overall. Will be back with my fiancé.

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IW
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative selection of cocktails. Great service and ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice evening, great ambience and service. Jazz isn’t my cup of tea but the wife likes it. Great date night, cool place.

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NC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice location for listening to live jazz as artists get together to jam and enjoy.

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LS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Crimson Room is a great place to bring your spouse or significant other and have a nice and cozy time listening to live music while enjoying a cocktail(s). The atmosphere is great plus it handles groups as well. The staff is great and I felt honored being greeted by the owner at the front door. I will return and recommend.

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, cozy but not too crowded. Excellent music.

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We made a reservation and appreciated that they seated us right on time and in a booth in the center of the back area, which had an across the room, but straight-on, view of the musicians. Since we were celebrating our anniversary the booth in the back where we could talk more was perfect. I would say if you want to pay closer attention to the music to request to sit a little more in the center or front of the room. The cocktails were delicious and service was perfectly timed. I'm looking forward to bringing my out-of-town jazz lovers here.

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LV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a wonderful place to hear live music. The ambiance is spectacular . The food is good and great prices! Nice place to go on the weekends or during the week.

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LL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderfully quiet space that was perfect for a good conversation over excellent cocktails.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I consider this place as a hidden gem of Denver. Classy place for a date night, or just sit and enjoy the Jazz here.

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L
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

We did not have food, so please ignore that rating. However, our drinks were great and the female server was awesome; the Male server was not that great. Overall experience and environment was 4 stars!! Thank you!!

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BL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

40 minutes of watching other tables being sat and getting food and drinks before we saw our waitress for the second time; and still we not gotten our first round of drinks, and the $60 for four cocktails seemed a bit excessive for the wait time. Would have been much happier taking that money to a dive bar down the street.

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DK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool place, great music, awesome evening all around.

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a place with live jazz, and this place stood out because there was no cover charge and it had nightly shows. We were really charmed by the elegant but unpretentious ambiance, and it was the perfect romantic atmosphere to celebrate our anniversary. But the star of the show was truly our cocktails. My partner picked out the priciest one ($18) but it was worth it. It's smoked, and they light up some kindling right there on the bar in front of you. The smell is incredible, as was the taste of the drink itself. If you ever want to splurge, I highly recommend it. As for the other drinks, they were reasonably priced, and my cocktail was top notch. And of course, the live jazz was excellent.

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m
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time, great place to see live music in LODO. The atmosphere is speak easy and the decor is awesome.

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BW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The music and special cocktails were wonderful and the small bites were lovely. My sister was visiting from DC and a friend from Austin was in town. The Crimson Room was a great place for a ladies night out to bring friends, old and new, together.

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JH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We will try again this night the trumpet jazz was too far out there for us, who prefer mild, soothing mellow tunes. Limited food choices, especially for Gluten Free. Could have used a nut mix that was not spicy, salty or oven roasted or plain would have been sufficient. The cheese grapes and fig jam with buttered toast slices was really nice. The Whiskey Sour was served in a martini glass? Not very good. Mixologist should go upstairs to Ted’s to have a proper whisky sour. Had to ask for ice for our water initially. The House Red [Cabernet?] was delicious and for $6 was the best drink on the menu value wise. We had opposite opinions of the decor but folks are all different. One found it intimate and romantic the other claustrophobic and dingy. Servers kept our water full and were very attentive. Nice welcoming vibe and the hostess asked how loud we wanted the music and found us a nice booth. We were thanked numerous times while exiting showing appreciation of the business.

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great cocktails, great people, and great live music.

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KJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening listening to Greg Gisbert play trumpet with his band! Great music, great company, wonderful food and drink! Loved it!

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IW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great professional staff and knowledgeable mixologist. The band played nice contemporary jazz in the background. Definitely one of the best downtown cocktail bars!

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IR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The only thing I would say is the temperature in the back of the restaurant where we sat was very warm. We would walk to the restroom and it was much cooler up front. We ultimately had to leave because the men in our group were very uncomfortable. Otherwise is was pretty cool.

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AP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The entertainment was great as well as the atmosphere. The only downside was once we were served our drinks we never saw the server again. In fact I had to track down the manager to get our bill.

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