Restaurant roll call for 2012 -- over 240 openings last year

Mark Manger
A year after it left LoHi, Squeaky Bean is cooking in LoDo.
Hundreds of new restaurants opened in metro Denver in 2012, ranging from enormous to intimate, exotic to old-fashioned. And at the same time, Denver also said so long to some longtime institutions, as well as a few spots that opened and shut in the same year.

Keep reading for our restaurant roll call for 2012.

See also:
- Restaurant roll call for 2011
- Restaurant roll call for 2010
- Restaurant roll call for 2009

Brandon Marshall
Jezebel's just opened in the former home of Squeaky Bean -- but with a kitchen.

Ace Eat Serve, 501 East 17th Avenue
Adrift, 218 South Broadway
Al Lado, 1610 Little Raven Street
Amerigo Delicatus, 2449 Larimer Street
Aoba, 1520 Blake Street
Arlene's Bistro & Creperie, 2018 Broadway Street, Boulder
Attivo, 955 Lincoln Street
Bean Fosters, 720 Golden Ridge Road, Golden
Beehive, 2018 10th Street, Boulder
Big Choice Brewing Co., 7270 West 118th Place, Broomfield
Big Easy Creole Kitchen, 250 Steele Street
Big Hoss BBQ, 6955 South York Street, Centennial
Billy's Gourmet Hot Dog, 2950 South Broadway, Englewood
Bin 1884, 1886 South Pearl Street
Black Crow, 1525 Blake Street
Black Eye Coffee Shop, 3408 Navajo Street
Black Shirt Brewing, 3719 Walnut Street
Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 1616 16th Street
Bob's Atomic Burger, 1310 Ford Street, Golden
Bocadillo, 4044 Tejon Street
Boom Yogurt Bar, 200 Quebec Street
Bop & Gogi, 10639 East Briarwood Avenue, Centennial
Bramble & Hare, 1970 13th Street, Boulder
Brewery Rickoli, 4335 Wadsworth Boulevard, Wheat Ridge
Bubba Chinos, 1361 Court Place
Cafe Byblos Mediterranean Grill, 400 Corona Street
Cafe Zuri, 3718 West 32nd Avenue
Carries Place, 1426 East 22nd Avenue
Casa Cuba, 1095 16th Street
Caution: Taproom, 12445 East 39th Avenue
Central Bistro & Bar, 1691 Central Street
Charlie's Ice Cream Social, 3559 West 44th Avenue
Cheapskates Action Sports Bar, 2627 South Parker Road, Aurora
Chia's Breakfast & Lunch Counter, 16400 South Golden Road, Golden
Chino Latino, 2200 Market Street
Cinque Soldi Salumeria, 1284 South Pearl Street
City Star Brewing, 321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud
Comida Cantina, 721 Confidence Drive, Longmont
Copper Pot, 2796 South Broadway
Corvus Coffee, 1947 South Broadway
Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar, 1441 West 46th Avenue
Cru A Wine Bar, Denver International Airport
Deelish Foods, 1901 South Havana Street, Aurora
The Desk, 230 East 13th Avenue
DiFranco's, 955 Lincoln Street
Dive Inn, 1380 South Broadway Street
Dizzy's Donuts, 1606 Conestoga Street, Boulder
Dragon Palace, 2040 South Havana Street, Aurora
Drew's Deli, 988 Lincoln Street
Drip Denver, 955 Lincoln Street
Early Bird, 11940 Bradburn Boulevard, Westminster
Eat+Drink, 1541 Platte Street
Echo Brewing, 5969 Iris Parkway, Unit C, Firestone
Elevation Beer Co., 115 Pahlone, Poncha Springs
El Rico Dicho Menederia Y Taqueria, 10400 East Sixth Avenue, Aurora
Finley's Pub, 375 South Pearl Street
Fired Up, 1135 Bannock Street
Fire on the Mountain, 3801 West 32nd Avenue
Five Star Burgers, 555 Broadway
Fooducopia's Corner Store and Cafe, 1939 East Kentucky Avenue
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 8234 South Kipling Parkway, Littleton
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 1200 Sergeant Jon Stiles Drive, Highlands Ranch
The French Press, 15290 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Fresh Healthy Cafe, 3000 East First Avenue
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, 14740 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood
The Garden, 3435 Albion Street
Gary Lee's Motor Club & Grub, 176 South Broadway
Gatsby's, 1527 Wazee Street
GB Fish & Chips, 5325 East Colfax Avenue
Geisty's Dogg House, 1116 13th Street, Boulder
Graze, 10047 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Great Harvest Bakery, 7745 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada
Gridiron Grille, 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Englewood
Grillin Wings & Things, 723 South University Boulevard
Gumbo's Louisiana Style Cafe, 1033 East 17th Avenue
Hapa Sushi, 1514 Blake Street
Happy Coffee, 1 South Broadway
Harold's and the Bayonet Room, 1940 Ken Pratt Boulevard Longmont
Havana Street Station, 1911 South Havana Street, Aurora
The Hawt Dog & Sausage Eatery, 3030 East Second Avenue
H Burger Co, 1710 Pearl Street, Boulder
Hideaway Kitchen + Bar, 25948 Genesee Trail Road, Golden
Hodson's Bar & Grill, 999 18th Street
Hogshead Brewery, 4430 West 29th Avenue
Hoot and Howl, 8270 East 49th Avenue
Hotmixology Lounge, 2026 Larimer Street
Hugo's Colorado Beer & Spirits, 1205 East 13th Avenue
Humble Pie, 300 Elati Street
Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza, 1001 South Gaylord Street
Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar, 1299 Washington Avenue, Golden
Infinite Monkey Theorem taproom, 3200 Larimer Street
iSushi, 801 Santa Fe Drive
Jake's Brew Bar, 2540 West Main Street, Littleton
Jelly, 1700 East Evans Avenue
Jerome's Pizza, 11405 East Briarwood Avenue, Englewood
Jezebel's, 3301 Tejon Street
Juanita's, 32 South Broadway
Kachina Southwestern Grill, 10600 Westminster Boulevard
Kathmandu Kitchen, 16611 East Smoky Hill Road, Aurora
Kirk's Soul Kitchen, 14107 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora
The Kitchen Denver, 1530 16th Street
La Cave, 360 Union Boulevard, Lakewood
La Guarida Cubana, 5922 East Colfax Avenue
La Revolucion Taqueria y Cantina, 701 Main Street, Louisville
Larkburger, 11985 Washington Street, Northglenn
Larkburger, 8555 West Belleview Avenue, Littleton
Larkburger, 4660 West 121st Avenue, Broomfield
Larkburger, 1617 California Street
Leaf & Crumb, 4416 East Eighth Avenue
Lil' Devils Ultra Lounge and Video Bar, 255 South Broadway
Lil's & Lou's Wreck, 1432 Market Street
Little Dragon, 1305 Krameria Street
Local 46, 4586 Tennyson Street
Lowry Beer Garden, 7577 East Academy Boulevard
Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, 1610 16th Street
Lucky's Bakehouse & Creamery, 3990 Broadway, Boulder
Makan Malaysian, 1859 South Pearl Street
Mali Thai Cuisine, 4955 South Ulster Street
Margs Taco Bistro, 200 Fillmore Street
Masa Asian Kitchen, 1935 Federal Boulevard
Masala Xpress, 14200 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora
McAlister's Deli, 13950 East Mississippi Avenue, Aurora
MegaFauna's cafe, 2701 Larimer Street
Merchants Mile High Saloon, 2014 South University Boulevard
Mici Handcrafted Italian, 2373 Central Park Boulevard
Mile High Legends Grille, 1701 Bryant Street
Mile High Spirits, 2920 Larimer Street
Miller's Grille, 103 South Public Road, Lafayette
Moe's Original Bar-B-Que, 675 30th Street, Boulder
Mountain Standard, 193 Gore Creek Drive, Vail
MSU Denver Dazbog, 1201 Fifth Street
My Other Bar (in back of Campagna), 1120 East Sixth Avenue
New Saigon Bakery & Deli, 630 South Federal Boulevard
Nooch Vegan Market, 3360 Larimer Street
NY Pizza Pub, 4340 West 35th Avenue
Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew, 2810 Larimer Street
Pablo's Coffee, 1300 Pennsylvania Street
Panera Bread, 13100 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora
Park House,1515 Madison Street
Parma Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar, 1132 West Dillon Road, Louisville
Parry's Pizzeria and Bar, 9567 South University Boulevard, Highlands Ranch
Pasquini's Pizzeria, 777 East 17th Avenue
PastaVino, 1043 Pearl Street, Boulder
Patxi's Pizza, 3455 South University Boulevard, Englewood
Pho 4 U, 3610 River Point Parkway, Sheridan
Pho 79, 1600 Champa Street
Pho 38 & Noodle House, 2915 West 38th Avenue
Pho OK, 890 South Monaco Parkway
Pho Saigon Star, 2045 South University Boulevard
Pho Ta, 2200 West Alameda Avenue
Pita Fresh, 2075 South University Boulevard
PizzaDoodle, 6830 South University Boulevard, Centennial
The Populist, 3163 Larimer Street
Pizza Public, 3109 Federal Boulevard
Pizzeria Di Olinto, 12023 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial
Press Play, 1005 Pearl Street, Boulder
Prost Brewing, 2540 19th Street
Pub 17, 1750 Welton Street
Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink, 65 Broadway
Red Poppy, 2120 West 29th Avenue
Red Robin's Burger Works, 1600 California Street
Red Robin's Burger Works, 1190 Auraria Parkway
Red Star Deli, 1801 Wynkoop Street
Restaurant Fourteen Seventy-Two, 1472 South Pearl Street
Right Coast Pizza, 7100 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge
Rocket Fizz, 9567 South University Boulevard, Littleton
Roostercat Coffeehouse, 1045 Lincoln Street
Safari Cafe, 3519 Brighton Boulevard
Sakura House, 1255 19th Street
Sassafras American Eatery, 2637 West 26th Avenue
Satori, 940 Lincoln Street
Serioz Pizzeria, 1336 East 17th Avenue
Sexy Pizza, 1579 South Pearl Street
Shin Sa Dong, 10293 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Sidewinder, 4485 Logan Street, taken over by local musicians)
Slice Works, 700 East Colfax Avenue
Snarf's, 1729 East Evans Avenue
Solids & Stripes Badass Billiards, 2046 Larimer Street (formerly Zanzibar Billiards Club)
Spicy Ginger Asian Bistro, 290 South Downing Street
Squeaky Bean, 1500 Wynkoop Street
Stacks Subs, 95 South Union Boulevard, Lakewood
StarLite Diner & Lounge, 1750 29th Street, Boulder
Steak 'n Shake, 3502 River Point Parkway, Sheridan
Steak Out Steakhouse, 1395 South Sheridan Boulevard, Lakewood
Stoney's Full Steam, 1434 Blake Street
Stranahan's tasting room and store, 208 South Kalamath Street
Sushi Bay, 3877 Tennyson Street
Sushi Hana, 1220 Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder
Sushi Katsu, 9555 East Arapahoe Road, Englewood
Syrup, 999 18th Street
T|ACO, 1175 Walnut Street, Boulder
T|ACO, 1550 Blake Street
TAG Burger Bar, 1222 Madison Street
Taita Peruvian Cuisine & Bar, 1521 Marion Street
Tavern at Mile High, 1701 Bryant Street
Teller's Taproom & Kitchen, 1990 Youngfield Street, Lakewood
Thai Diamond Cafe, 1560 Kipling Street
Tom's Urban 24, 1460 Larimer Street
Tony P's, 240 Milwaukee Street
Toppings, 1433 17th Street
Torta Grill, 1818 East Colfax Avenue
True Food Kitchen, 2800 East Second Avenue
TRVE Brewing, 227 Broadway
2914 Coffee, 2914 West 25th Avenue
The 2UP, 717 East Colfax Avenue
Twin Peaks, 299 East Flatiron Crossing Drive, Broomfield
Twin Peaks, 8840 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial
Twirl Boulder, 1727 15th Street, Boulder
Udi's Bread Cafe, 1001 17th Street
Uncle, 2215 West 32nd Avenue
The Universal, 2911 West 38th Avenue
Urban Bliss, 665 Flatiron Marketplace Drive, Broomfield
Very Nice Brewing Company, 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland
Vesper Lounge, 233 East Seventh Avenue
The Village Greek, 6886 South Clinton Street, Englewood
Waffle Brothers, 1326 College Avenue, Boulder
Wafflich, 4166 Tennyson Street
Weathervane Cafe, 1725 East 17th Avenue
West Flanders Brewing Co., 1125 Pearl Street, Boulder
Wild Woods Brewery, 5460 Conestoga Court, Boulder
Yard House, 8437 Park Meadows Center Drive, Lone Tree
Yo'Cheese, 6902 South Vine Street, Centennial
Yogurt Guru, 3617 West 32nd Avenue
Yolanda's Tacos, 1699 South Colorado Boulevard
Yong Gung Chinese Restaurant, 2040 South Havana Street, Aurora
Yours Truly, Cupcake, 3047 Larimer Street
Zanitas, 1370 College Avenue, Boulder
Zest Cafe, 2740 South Wadsworth Boulevard
Zi South, 2229 Blake Street
Zocalo, 2200 South Broadway

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Vicki Constan

Visited and ate at the Village Greek in Greenwood Village.. Food was excellent

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Luis Alvarez

I'm not sure that new locations nor new locations of chains should count on the hipster scale of been-there-before-anyone-else-knew-about-it.

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