The Mansion on Colfax
Welcome to our 1889 Colfax Mansion. Now your local neighborhood Bar & Restaurant. We pride ourselves on Great food, Great Cocktails, and an even better atmosphere. We have giant projector screens for sports, a pool table, good music, an awesome patio, and even better staff! Enough about us… Here’s a little more about the History of the building.
Built in 1889, Colmar was one of the first of the Colfax mansions and has been home to historical figures like Earl B. Cox who controlled the Denver Times and published the improprieties of Fredrick Bonfils at Denver Post.
Pharmacist Thomas R. Bray owned the building from 1913 to 1950.
From the late 1960’s thru the 1980′, Anne Schmidt had the Heidelberg – German restaurant.
From 1994 to 2004 it was the Janleone – Italian Best food in Denver.
It is rumored one of the mansions earliest occupants, G.V. Kram, a wealthy miner, discovered his wife had a young lover. Kram went to the basement, buried his wealth and hanged himself. His spirit has moved upstairs to the vacant floors of the old mansion. A few recent diners have reported seeing the old man counting his money behind the thin curtains of the window overlooking the patio. The spirit of a woman, who died in the mansion is very friendly. You can hear her laughter when the building is quiet. The staff calls her Ollie. There is even a large dog who walks the upper floors. Occasionally, you can see his footprints in the dust.
Now we are a local neighborhood hangout with Great food & Great cocktails. We have an amazing patio, pool table, and atmosphere.
Stop in! We would love to meet you!