As Bar Bar Strives for Cabaret License, Xcel Bills Force It to Mount Another GoFundMe1 min read
The Carioca Cafe, called simply Bar Bar for its bright red neon sign, has had a tumultuous year. The beloved dive at 2060 Champa Street was forced to pause its live music offerings last year after the city learned that Bar Bar didn’t have a cabaret license, even though it had hosted shows for decades. Denver made the discovery after an underage, undercover cop was allowed entry with an under-21 ID, then allowed to purchase alcohol. Bar Bar reached a settlement with the city and closed for fourteen days; when it reopened, no live music was allowed.
To cover the cost of the closure and the loss of live music, Bar Bar launched a GoFundMe back in May while it applied for a cabaret license.
While the bar is still trying to secure that license, the end could be in sight, according to Richard…
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