Historic Hose House No. 1, which was one of Denver’s first fire stations in the early 1880s, is now a celebrated kitchen and bar winning Yelp’s top 100 restaurants for 2022, the only Colorado pick to make the list. Named after one of Denver’s earliest fire foremen, Redwood “Woodie” Fisher, Woodie Fisher Kitchen and Bar reflects the historic building’s elements of heritage, quality and character. Located in Denver’s iconic Union Station neighborhood, Woodie Fisher is the oldest remaining structure. During Historic Denver’s 51st Annual Dinner and Awards Program of 2021, Woodie Fisher received the Community Preservation Award.
Before it was lovingly restored into a welcoming kitchen and bar, it was established as a volunteer fire station in 1881. Bahman Shafa, owner of the Woodie Fisher says, “We had the opportunity to bring back a piece of history into this brand-new neighborhood.” In maintaining as much of the building’s original character as possible, Shafa says he is “proud to have the opportunity to create an iconic project and create something that will be a lasting contributor to our community and our city.” The same values of the historic Hose House return to Woodie Fisher through intentional design and thoughtful menu items that will intrigue and welcome any guest.
Take a look around the bar at the center of the restaurant and you’ll notice original brick walls and original plaster. This Spring, a recently launched menu includes seasonal dishes, seasonal cocktails and a new mocktails menu. As the menus keep up with the changing seasons, watch for another new menu and new drinks announcement in the summer months.
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Be sure to check out the brunch menu as it features lavender French toast with mixed berry preserves and brunch fried rice with sausage, poached egg, chili vinegar and pickled mushrooms finished with scallions. While sipping a classic mimosa or a tangy blood orange mocktail, listen to a live music series every Saturday during brunch from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., highlighting local music artists.
Woodie Fisher will also be participating in Denver Restaurant Week starting March 11. Grab a seat on their patio, enjoy the warming weather and catch a baseball game afterward at the nearby ballpark.