First Look: Roosevelt offers a new deal for drinkers

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Greg Gallagher knows bars -- he owns Gaslamp and the Front Porch -- and he knows the part of town on the edge of LoDo, where both of those bars are located. So he knew what he wanted, and what would work, when he decided to open another bar right next to the Front Porch on 15th Street in Writer's Square, in the former home of Tryst. (That bar has since moved a block down 15th Street.) "I wanted to create an American bar," Gallagher explains. "I've gone to so many different places with an American theme, and it's just tacky...football helmets and a flag on the wall. I wanted something that would embrace the small spirit companies and craft beer being made here." And he gave the bar a name that evoked Americana: Roosevelt.

The bar, which opened last night and is now pouring daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., does emphasize mixology and craft cocktails, he notes, but with a more "come-as-you-are accessibility." Photographer Brandon Marshall stopped by there last night, and sent back these shots of this Roosevelt's new deal.

See also:
Tryst to reopen at 1320 15th Street

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The Front Porch

1215 15th St., Denver, CO

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tj.cunningham
tj.cunningham

After reading all of the bad reviews of this place I had to check it out with my friends. Turns out the reviews are right on. This place is a huge disappointment. I was optimistic that it could be the next best place but it fell short. The drinks are overpriced and not very good. If you are looking for a quality craft cocktail then Green Russell knocks this place out of the water. This bar was aiming to get the same yuppy affluent crowd that hung around the Front Porch five years ago. Too bad for both bars but that crowd has moved on to better places. The owner did a good job with his other bars but entirely missed the mark on this one. The decor is the only redeeming thing in this place. The staff is not friendly and the entire place is poorly managed. This bar will not be around in another year guaranteed.

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