Inspired by the restorative qualities of food, drink, and setting, Beatrice & Woodsley was created from a passion to bring the wilderness of the forest into the solitude of the city. A little poem certainly informed the initial inspiration of the restaurant:
“Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life into
are awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowing
for long years.
And for this reason, some old things are lovely
warm still with the life of forgotten men who made them.”
Created by artist and restaurateur Kevin Delk, Beatrice & Woodsley was completed May 2008. The restaurant transforms the utility of eating into a romanticized journey where dining becomes a conscious experience. Inspired to create an interior environment that reflects Colorado’s colorful past and timeless beauty, Kevin’s vision integrated the rustic qualities of an antiquated cabin with the modern conveniences of a cosmopolitan city; Colorado meets Paris, circa mid-1800s.
Through an effort to squander little and to re-use local supplies, the remote-rustic design brings outside inside, with hand-hewn materials and a small aspen grove set aglow by lantern light. Beyond food alone, environment itself is a catalyst for conversation, evoking a sense of belonging while providing opportunity to meet, relax, and become friends. The restaurant nestles into its charming surrounding neighborhood as if it’s always been here.
With large stocks of 19th and early 20th century buildings, the Baker and West Washington Park neighborhoods are thought by many to be the oldest neighborhoods in Denver. Regardless of age, they’re certainly the prettiest.
The beginning of the beautiful area dates back to when the neighborhood first began to become part of Denver in 1883. South Broadway via Broadway, full of boutique shops, restaurants, and entertainment, stitches together two character-rich neighborhoods with many historic homes, parks and storied old-growth tree lined streets.
Our little street is a perfect for strolling. Stop by one of these fantastic spots along your way:
As a true homage to Southeast Asia, Cho77 illuminates Denver's Baker neighborhood with modern interpretations of the area's most prominent street cuisine.
42 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Aside from well chosen men’s and women’s wear, accessories and jewelry, Fancy Tiger offers arts and crafts supplies, picketing signs, and as they say, “the usual”. Two shops on the same block, one on the West side of S. Broadway (arts and crafts, supplies and classes), and one on the East side (clothing, accessories and jewelry).
The pub’s dark-wood paneling and exposed brick walls are lined with signed soccer jerseys and pictures of old pub musicians. A jukebox constantly rocks everything from U2 and Van Morrison to traditional Irish tunes; it’s only unplugged when Celtic folk bands take over. In addition to the quintessential pint of beer, the bar also serves wine and cocktails. Customers with the munchies can chow on pizza, chicken wings or artichoke dip.
To help sustain during the creation of Beatrice & Woodsley, we would dine at Señor Burritos three times a week! Even still it’s a lunch ritual. Family owned and operated for three generations, the a la carte menu is diverse, extremely fresh and under 10 bucks. Nearly every component of the menu is made in-house. Beat the lunch rush, however, as seating is limited.
12 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80203