Archetype Distillery opens this month in former Kitty’s South in Denver

Archetype is set to open to the public 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

Archetype Distillery, Feb, 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) south broadway; baker; distillery; distilling; nightlife; bars; denver; colorado; food; denverite; kevinjbeaty;
Archetype Distillery on South Broadway, Feb, 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The team behind Archetype Distillery is ready to show off its transformation of the former Kitty’s South adult theater along South Broadway.

Archetype is set to open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The distillery at 119 S. Broadway plans to offer classic vodka and gin cocktails as well as classes for those who want to get into the world of spirits and mixed drinks.


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An old burger joint at 742 South Broadway, May 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) south broadway; development; construction; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
The old burger joint at 742 S. Broadway, May 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The building that once housed the Webber theater and later the adult movie house Kitty’s South is about to start its new life as an artisan distillery along South Broadway.

A Denver native and a former New Yorker say they want to open Archetype Distillery sometime this fall as a place that enhances South Broadway without changing the feel of the area. Their challenge is one shared by developers up and down the popular Denver corridor.