About Us

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Built in 1891, the Paris Hotel building is an elegant, red brick, Victorian structure. Originally the Paris Hotel, named for Paris Hargis, the proprietor, the building is the work of architect Richard Phillips, with construction accomplished by Hallack and Howard builders. In 1935, the building was renovated with 17 lofts on the upper floors and five office/retail spaces on the main level. Located in what we believe was once the lobby of this historic hotel, The Lobby has kept some of the original Victorian feel while infusing modern comfort with Denver character. Original exposed brick work, a stained glass back-lit ceiling, and hardwood floors blend beautifully with modern amenities. The Lobby’s large patio sits in a European-style garden courtyard that was built out in the 1980s.
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The Lobby is at heart a neighborhood restaurant and bar dishing up American fare that will make you feel right at home. Originally opened in 2009 by Cory and Rachael Schwab (Whiskey Bar, 3 Hundred Days of Shine), The Lobby has continuously strived to be an oasis in the city with no fear of adapting to our ever-evolving guests. In 2012 Christian and Meg Batizy, both alumni of the University of Denver School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, bought in, drank the Kool-Aid, and became the new Operating Partners. With a new vision and fresh energy, Executive Chef Brandon Muncy joined the team and worked with Chef Jensen Cummings to create a menu that fits our new mantra: Playful Eats. Serious Drinks. In June of 2015 Chef Brandon passed the torch to Executive Chef Steve Daniher who has continued to elevate our dishes with new specials and each menu change. With 22 Colorado drafts, our famous bottomless mimosas, a seasonal cocktail list and a historic building that features the unique and beautiful Courtyard Patio, we’re here for you to gather, feast and imbibe.
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We are proud to be a family owned business, and endeavor to support other Colorado owned businesses whenever we can. When possible, we make all of our dishes are made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients, including those from our neighbors at Happy Leaf Kombucha and Great Divide Brewing Company. We are avid supporters of Colorado breweries and distilleries, featuring a rotating and growing selection that compliments the seasons and our menu.

Please, enjoy your time at The Lobby, tell all of your friends, and let us know what you think!

The Paris Hotel building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is conveniently located in the heart of Denver’s famous Ballpark Neighborhood, only blocks away from Coors Field, LoDo, and Downtown Denver. Thank you for dining with us!

Operating Partners: Christian and Meg Batizy

Executive Chef: David Payne / Sous Chef: Ian Sulzberg