Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub will close at the end of the month

Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub, a Golden Triangle staple is shutting its doors for good after nearly eight years in business.

Rooster and Moon Coffee Shop and bar on Bannock Street. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Rooster and Moon Coffee Shop and bar on Bannock Street. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub on Bannock Street. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

A Golden Triangle staple is shutting its doors for good after nearly eight years in business.

In a Facebook post around noon on Wednesday, the friends behind Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub at 955 Bannock St. announced that they have decided not to renew their lease.

The closest thing to an explanation is that “paths diverge and plans change.” We’ll update here when we learn more.

Read the full note below.


Dear Friends,

It is strange sensation when you find yourself in a moment that is both heartbreaking and thrilling at the same time. We find ourselves on the precipice of such a moment because, after much thought, meditation, tears, debate, and a fair amount of wine, we have decided not to renew our lease.

At the end of September, we will be closing Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub. This decision hasn’t been in the works for long, but it has been in the background of each of our lives for some time. When we started down this road almost 8 years ago, we were four friends with a crazy business idea, a quirky name, and a lot of plans for how this would all play out. And as so often happens, paths diverge and plans change. But while change can be scary, and sometime sad, it can also be exciting. It’s a chance to be brave, a chance to imagine a different life with new adventures.

Starting, building, and running this business has been as rewarding as it has been challenging. Looking back on all of it, we have no regrets. Not the stress, not the sleepless nights, not the long hours. Because out of all of that came wisdom, moments of pure joy, indelible good memories, and most importantly, friendships that will last long after we have locked the doors and handed over the keys. And for that we thank all of you. Thank you for welcoming us into this community, and into your lives. Thank you for allowing us to witness the formation of friendships, the first blush of romances, and the first steps of so many of your own adventures. It’s those moments that have made all of this worthwhile. And if we had to do it all over again? Because of those moments—even knowing how this all turns out—we’d do it again anyway.

We hope you will stop by and see us in the coming month. But if you can’t, no worries. We know we will see you around. It’s not goodbye, it’s just

Till then,
Jason, Bode, Jamie, and Stephanie

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.