Updated with photos: The 2UP reopens after renovations; expansion slated for late fall

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Jon Solomon
The first phase of renovation at 2Up: New flooring, new paint, same fun.

With plans to expand into the former Kitty's East space next door, the 2UP recently reopened after being closed for a two-week renovation, which is part of a two-phase construction plan. The second part of the plan involves expansion. The addition, which will increase the size of the arcade/bar by 300 percent and will also include a new live-music venue, is expected to be finished by late fall.

See also: The 2UP leases Kitty's East space

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Jon Solomon

"Phase I of the project was the renovation," says 2UP owner Jourdan Adler. "We opened the location just over a year ago, and it never quite had the feel we were looking for. We were presented with the opportunity to expand, and we took this chance to completely renovate the place. The changes are dramatic. As soon as you step inside you can see the difference. It has the look and feel of a classic arcade."

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Jon Solomon

The 2UP, which is the sister location to the 1UP on 1925 Blake Street, sports 35 arcade games and three lanes of Skee-Ball, and with nineteen machines, it has one of the largest collections of pinball machines in Colorado.

Continue on for more photos of the recent renovation

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The 1up Colfax

717 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

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17 comments
David Heck
David Heck

So Umphrey's on 12/30 for the first show at the new venue?

Brandon Charles Haug
Brandon Charles Haug

The nightlife industry usually deals with people drinking alcohol.. and more times than not.. over-consuming. the majority of people who do this, no matter where you are, behave in a less than honorable manor. And most people that work in your industry complain about it.. it's bound to happen. something you're paid to deal with. With that said.. I've seen much more ridiculous things happen on colfax. I don't really think you're any better than them using terms like "butthurt" "dickbag" and "douchebag" Sorry you didn't find a better career path.

Jordana Sturaro
Jordana Sturaro

As someone who is employed in the nightlife industry, I work that neighborhood on a weekly basis. Based on my experiences, I can positively say that 99% of the people who frequent Lodo bars are utter dickbags. Sorry about your butthurt, bro.

Sarah1136
Sarah1136

You guys....these pictures look like the same 2up that has already been there. I don't see a music stage or anything. If they spent a bunch of money on this then they certainly didn't get their money's worth. I miss Pete's too.

Brandon Charles Haug
Brandon Charles Haug

So you're creating a bias against people that live in lower downtown. That makes them douches.. You two seem very bright.

Jordana Sturaro
Jordana Sturaro

The 1UP itself is great, as are the people who work there. It's just located in the douchiest neighborhood known to man.

Joey Buhrer
Joey Buhrer

Jordana - I agree...I'm just hoping this doesn't indicate a move towards a more slick LoDo style douchefest. Like 1UP.

Jordana Sturaro
Jordana Sturaro

Yes! I'll take East Colfax scumbags over Lodo dude-bros any day.

Tony Blank
Tony Blank

who do I call to book gigs at this awesome place... where I can drink my childhood away?

chachi
chachi

The no beards policy is very interesting.

ogdenla192
ogdenla192

@Jordana Sturaro As much as I feel the same way sometimes about the LoDo crowd, most people in Denver are actually really nice...even the dude-bros and half-naked drunk girls.   It took me a bit to realize this because on the surface it's hard to see. People are nicer than most places in America, and most of them tip in $20's.  Just be happy to live in such a friendly city, look past the differences and appreciate why we're here and not NY or LA.

dave.herrera
dave.herrera moderator editor

@Sarah1136 These pics are of the recent renovation. The next wave of renovations is underway and will include the stage and expansion, and that isn't expected to be completed for until later this fall.

thefemaleofthespecies
thefemaleofthespecies

@Ang SA  FUUUCK Pete's!!  If you want safe-white-people-land, there's Sancho's just up the street. 

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