In August of 1993, Brendan’s Pub opened its basement doors, in the former Johnny’s Pub and Grille location at 1624 Market Street. What happened over the next 8 years was called legendary, fun, hip and at times, downright crazy. The living blues legends that graced the stage are too many to name but Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Jimmy Rogers, Lonnie Brooks and W.C. Clark are just a few. In 2002, with rising rent costs, we attempted to move the concept to our own building; needless to say it wasn’t the same. We have spent several years looking for the right opportunity.
The Club 404 was founded in 1951 and was a mainstay on Broadway for 60 years.The Feld family operated it until its sale in 2011. The story of this neighborhood icon is embedded in Denver history, the steaks and prices were as legendary as the man and family that ran it.
In June of 2015, "mon·key·shine" began a new restaurant partnership with Brendan's Pub at 404 Broadway, Denver CO. Together our goal will be to bring back the concepts of the menu that put the 404 on the map with the music and ambiance that made Brendan’s, well, Brendan’s. Join us as we provide our neighbors comfort food at reasonable prices, liquid libations, local art and music, all in a comfortable atmosphere that is mischievous or playful. Give us a try and we will do our best to make it interesting!