Crimson & Gold Tavern Liquor License Suspended

The winner of our SuperPub Poll, Crimson and Gold Tavern, suddenly shuttered last week. A note on the door said C&G would re-open for this upcoming weekend’s hockey series against Niagara, Unfortunately, the closure will impact one of the busiest times of the year for the bar business, Halloween.

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The Crimson and Gold Tavern is in close proximity to the Ritchie Center and provides an ideal spot for food and drinks for sports fans before and after games. C&G has a 3.9 rating on Yelp.

While we could not find the exact reason for the closure, C&G’s close proximity to a University likely explains the reason for the suspension. The C&G’s website does not cite a reason for the closure and phone calls went unanswered. Denver Licensing Center lists violations hearings only through 2018. C&G was not named during any hearings for the 2018 calendar year.

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We are hoping for a speedy reopening of Crimson and Gold Tavern, especially with a busy hockey season and holidays in front of us.

One thought on “Crimson & Gold Tavern Liquor License Suspended”

  1. Thoughts:

    1) Students will always drink. Even at BYU. That will never change.

    2) Almost every college president would make the drinking age 18 if they could. They hate having the liability.

    3) Campus area bars and taverns have served student drinking needs for as long as there have been universities – 1,000+ years in Europe and 250+ years in the USA.

    4) I wonder if the profits C & G made from underage drinkers (assuming that’s the reason for suspension) are worth the legal costs/fines (and lost overall business from legal drinkers) during the period of suspension.

    5) Personally, I’d rather have young adults drinking in campus-area bars where they are in public and can walk home vs. drinking to excess in private or having to drive somewhere else to drink.

    In short, I don’t think these kinds of crackdowns really help the situation for anyone.

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