Oct 11, 2022 - News

The Rouge Wine Bar & Patio opens in Greenwood Village

The sunken bar at The Rouge Wine Bar & Patio. Photo: Alayna Alvarez/Axios

A new wine bar inspired by the Roaring '20s opens Tuesday in Greenwood Village.

Why it matters: The Rouge Wine Bar & Patio is the latest business in the recently formed Arapahoe Entertainment District, including Pindustry, Carrera's Tacos, Sukiya Ramen and Shake Shack.

What to expect: An extensive, yet approachable wine list featuring more than 50 wines by the glass with a focus on organic, boutique producers from around the world.

  • The food menu includes several shared and small plates, like 7x Farms steak tartare, tuna poke and French onion soup, as well as a handful of entree-sized offerings.
  • The Rouge is massive, at about 5,000 square feet, and boasts a sprawling patio with multiple fireplaces and a sunken central bar.

Of note: The new space is operated by the team at Pindustry — a two-level entertainment venue — which shares the same complex.

What they're saying: "After we opened Pindustry, we heard from many of our loyal patrons that they were looking, at times, for a more sophisticated, quieter offering in the area," said Bob Koontz, who opened the concept in June 2021.

  • "We had this great space in the building and set out to transform it into a wine-focused gathering place."

What's next: The Rouge will morph into a Christmas cocktail bar, called Miracle at The Rouge, from Nov. 22 to Dec. 30.


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