Photos: Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub

"It's smoked comfort food," says White. "We smoke our own meats, our vegetables, our aiolis and even our vinaigrettes, and we're also making our own mustards and ketchup." And soon, he divulges, "we'll smoke our own sausages, cure our own meats and do pretty much everything we can in-house."

That includes plucking his own herbs from a rooftop garden, which Lee plans to add in the future, along with more landscaping, a smoker, a fire pit and fireplaces on his patio, which is still a work in progress. "Eventually, I want this to be like an exterior living room," says Bomar, who also plans to surround the patio's perimeter with bamboo. "I've got big plans for this," he concludes.

And when I stopped by yesterday to take a look at the space -- and eat -- Bomar's head was spinning with more ideas. But until they all come to bear, here's a glimpse of what you can expect when you step through the doors.

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Lori Midson
The bar at Gary Lee's, which is bedecked with vintage hubcaps, tap handles constructed from Chevy 218 pistons and exhaust pipes, and a 500-pound black diamond tuft ceiling.

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Lori Midson
Smoked tomato gazpacho.

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Lori Midson
The patio at Gary Lee's, which was a huge point of contention when Lee first drew up plans to gut the former auto garage. In the future, Bomar plans to outfit the open-air space with a fire pit and fireplaces.

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Lori Midson
Pulled-pork plate with barbecue sauce, hand-cut fries and smoky collard greens.

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Gary Lee's Motor Club and Grub

176 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

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Carmichael
Carmichael

Can't express how happy I am for, and proud of G Lee.  He's really blown us all away with every little detail.  Go for the great food, drink and good times but really, really look.  From the most tasteful multilayered, recessed color changers below and behind the deep bar, to the shadow box displays, to the patio's future walls of bamboo, this is a serious treat to, and in, every sense.  Gary, you're a sight for sore eyes but take a day off sometime, you deserve it you sexy bitch.

Fryonfly
Fryonfly

The BLT w/Avocado is THE BOMB!

Joey B
Joey B

dang ya'll, that looks terrific.

impatient
impatient

FINALLY!  can't wait to see it in person

Henry
Henry

Had dinner there last night...best Cuban sandwich in town.

Alex
Alex

Looks badass. Can't wait to stop in for a beer and some wings.

HungerBuster
HungerBuster

Will be heading there this weekend!  Beautiful transformation!  Congrats Gary Lee!

Dmndave
Dmndave

Amazing how he's transformed this place. I went in during the early stages ( just after the bar was installed ) and boy has it come along since. This will be a welcome addition to the area.

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