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Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

Hours may not be accurate

Tues4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wed4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thu4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Fri4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Sat11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sun11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

Denver, CO 80202

Given a midcentury gas station, Justin Cucci built the retro, subtly roadside-themed Root Down; given an old mortuary, he designed Linger to put the “fun” in “funerary.” Then he got hold of a former-bordello-turned-porn-shop. So yeah, you bet this sprawling two-story restaurant, lounge, and music venue revels in every louche touch, from nudie posters to black-velvet curtains to bars constructed from pinball panels and Jäger bottles. (As for the “dildos in the window,” Cucci’s still considering -- fingers crossed.) There’ll be funk, country, and hip-hop acts to catch on the downstairs stage. Kung fu flicks to watch on the giant movie screen. Lip-synch battles to wage. But here’s the funniest part: amid all the shenanigans, the kitchen’s keeping it classy, what with delicately smoked bay scallops and miso-bacon ostrich burgers and porter-teriyaki duck wings to soak up your Sex Machines. (That’s the name of a cocktail. Or is it?)