First look: Xtreme Action -- an MMA-themed sports bar! -- now open on 16th Street Mall

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All photos by Ursula Romaine
Xtreme Action just opened on the 16th Street Mall -- above the mall, actually, since it's on the second floor -- and this place packs a punch! That's because it's a bar designed to celebrate mixed martial arts. Think of it as the Twisted Kick, or a hyped-up Hooters.

We sent photographer Ursula Romaine to check out the action; keep reading for her pictures of Xtreme Action.

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Xtreme Action American Grill & Sports Bar - CLOSED

1600 Champa Street, Denver, CO

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James Gold
James Gold

Good! Maybe that will keep the douchebags out of regular bars. Go here, guys! Go here!

Belle James
Belle James

Go see my baby Kayla Kleinkopf there!

Steven M Palmer
Steven M Palmer

Bruce Lee would kick the shit out of ANY MMA "fighter" around today. Sure as hell never saw him take anyone to the mat and pound on him.

Lauren Wanner
Lauren Wanner

Thank you for providing a bar that will pen all the douchebags in one convenient place for all the rest of us to avoid!!

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

p.s please do not insult douche bags lol

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

Thank you for your insightful observation of your own gender

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

Sad that being around half naked women makes men feel macho.. ssad

Ben Deco
Ben Deco

Let's fill the place with these knuckle dragging apes with shaved heads, PMS, and tribal tattoos and then burn it to the ground.

Brad Lopez
Brad Lopez

Only the most bedazzled shirts are permitted entry

Rob Strong Paw Ruby
Rob Strong Paw Ruby

drunk mma fans together in an mma themed bar. nothing could go wrong here.

StevenGregory
StevenGregory

How fun! A bar centered around FIGHTING.

Of course nobody in the bar would ever fight or bring that sht onto the mall with the idea of tackling unsuspecting passers-by.

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

If they advertise and market it right. Dairy Queen failed which was next to the liquor store which is doing good. The Mexican restaurant which was by Dairy Queen is always busy. If you don't get the word out we don't know you're there.

Kelly Cossette Tape
Kelly Cossette Tape

But I've had plenty of friendly nice customers so I guess its up to you.

Kelly Cossette Tape
Kelly Cossette Tape

The food quality is 100x better than tilted kilt, and its locally owned so the atmosphere is way friendlier. Its a casual sports bar, not a lodo douche bar, its attraction is much more low key. I suggest going in just once, the owner even offered all the people commenting on the post a free drink.

Kelly Cossette Tape
Kelly Cossette Tape

I imagine those type of guys would rather be at the bars on Market, not the lowkey sportsgrill on 16th st mall.

Fitz Greg
Fitz Greg

With female servers? Not likely!

Michelle Pearl Mobley
Michelle Pearl Mobley

Is that third skank preggers?...the short one...she has a gut covered with stretch marks hanging over her belt.

Steve Florentine
Steve Florentine

Wow, worst idea ever. Looks like an even more busted tilted kilt, but you also get to hang out with the finest of Denver's guido douchebags?? Where are they going to park all the crotch rockets on 16th? And it's upstairs by no other bars on 16th, this place will be closed in 6 months.

Morganne Foster
Morganne Foster

I'll definitely check it out! Not a huge fan of the location; the 16th street mall is the filthy ghetto of downtown. Nonetheless I am a fan of UFC, beer, and food so it sounds good to me! p.s. As a UFC fan, I own zero Affliction shirts. I also don't have a spray tan or a stitch of gel in my hair, such a rebel ;)

Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman

Great. I will check it out for sure the next time I'm down that way. Looking forward to it!

Kelly Cossette Tape
Kelly Cossette Tape

Its definitely a.good sports bar on top, good food, beer, specials plenty of TVs to show any game you might want to watch.

Kelly Cossette Tape
Kelly Cossette Tape

I have yet to see any so called affliction wearing douchebags coming in yet, but I have seen a lot of happy customers of all different kinds.

Michael Beckerman
Michael Beckerman

For their sake, I hope it succeeds. But leading with an MMA themed sports bar just in and of itself isn't enough to sustain a location anywhere I don't think. If it's a good sports bar on top of that though and they execute well, then they should do fine. Can't beat the location for walk-by traffic, that's for sure.

Kelly Cossette Tape
Kelly Cossette Tape

The theme is MMA but of course that's not something that's on all the time. You can catch your favorite game there on any night.

Kelly Cossette Tape
Kelly Cossette Tape

I can honestly say I've seen zero of these so called "affliction wearing douchebags" people speak of since starting and that is definitely a stereotypical representation of the mma community that people who know nothing about it make.

Kassie Jamison
Kassie Jamison

Ok well that's good enough for me! I dont drink but I wouldn't mind watching a fight there.

Shannon Sinn
Shannon Sinn

Kassie Jamison, I support it. The Colorado Mma awards were held there. I will definitely be going back. It's a cool sports bar.

Jam Es
Jam Es

At least there won't be a bunch of affliction shirts, breath choking cologne, and wanna be mixed martial artists fighting at 16th street every weekend O_o

Colter Lillich
Colter Lillich

We want to Thank the Denver Westword for taking an interest in our concept. As a goodwill gesture to all the commenters, here is an offer to come in for a free drink and check out the place for yourself. Text: XTREME WESTWORD to 39970 and then come in to redeem the offer! We look forward to see you all soon.

Clint Jahn
Clint Jahn

If you can kick the bouncer's ass, do you drink for free?

Mark Leiby
Mark Leiby

Alan Pancratz, I know you want to go!

Bruce Tidaback
Bruce Tidaback

Face it! We all love the fight..the interaction..the drama..otherwise you wouldn't be here right now!!

Roni Torres
Roni Torres

Great. I guess it gives the suburban d-bags in affliction shirts who think they're MMA fighters a place to go other than the cowboy lounge or lodos

mike1m1
mike1m1

Is the Denver douche bag population robust enough to support yet another graphic tee clad bar? Please God, no. But only time will tell. 

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