“It’s much more fun to eat at a bar than drink in a restaurant.”
Debuting in July 2014, The Nickel will open in the heart of Denver’s thriving Theatre District in a renovated ground floor of the iconic Hotel Teatro - A Denver Hotel. A chef-driven culinary concept, the menu will draw inspiration from its Rocky Mountain heritage, incorporating locally sourced ingredients into rustic, stripped-down Colorado fare. The décor of The Nickel will echo the menu, featuring textiles sourced from the Rocky Mountain region; custom-made furnishings and industrial materials with a simplistic, masculine feel.
This Denver Restaurant’s name pays homage to Hotel Teatro's storied past. With an original vault dating back to the property’s origins as Denver’s Tramway Building in 1911, the space was once used to collect nickels from customers riding streetcars.
Leading The Nickel is chef restaurateur, Chris Thompson, a culinary veteran.
In addition to executing the vision of the new Denver Restaurant, Thompson is conceptualizing each culinary detail throughout the property. This includes everything from the catering and in-room menus, to the extensive beverage program that includes a bar of house barrel-aged spirits and an experiential coffee and wine lounge.
With this new concept, Hotel Teatro welcomes guests and locals for everything from morning coffee to lunch options for business workers, brunch on the weekends and a free-spirited way to unwind in the evenings with this redesign.
“We’re excited to introduce The Nickel to everyone,” explained Afsi Bird, general manager of the hotel. “We have a new team and will unveil a new lobby, a new culinary program and a new outlook on the next great destination for downtown Denver,” she continued.
The Nickel is scheduled to open in July 2014.