Denver >Food & Dining > Dazzle Supper Club
930 Lincoln St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020339.731044 -104.986133
Neighborhoods: Southeast Denver, Capitol Hill
Want to spend $23.00 for breakfast? – First time to dazzle buffet. $17.95 plus tax $19.40 plus tip....$23.00 bucks. Nothing more than breakfast with lots of other carbs. Need to lower price to $13.95. Staff did a good job? clearing plates from table. If you drink $30.00 for one person.
low class – This is what you call a supper club? Come on Denver get it right. The young boy running the place needs to work behind a computer and not with people .. not very personable or what I would consider the right choice for managing a place that should be trying to "dazzle" their customers.
Rude management – We were repeatedly asked by management to be quiet .. only we were not being loud. I asked the manager why he asked us to be quiet when we were not making noise .. he told us the owners tell him to do that. It was pretty ridiculous and I will never be back.
Best jazz club in Colorado! – THE place for great jazz in town. It's the only club that presents a wide variety of jazz in a serious listening room for those really into the music. Not a place to take a date to impress her on how sophisticated you are and then spend the evening talking over the music, like the other clubs in town. As an added bonus, they have a great menu with a wide price range...something for everyone. Friendly staff who does their best under challenging circumstances, with everyone seated and ordering basically at the same time. I'd recommend getting there a half hour before show time for the best seat and service.
I Love this place! – I've been going to Dazzle since a few weeks after I moved to Colorado, five years ago. What drew me in wasn't the jazz....it was the Happy Hours! Wow! A $5 burger?! And I mean a REAL burger...not some fast food slab that was formed sometime on the late 80's and kryogenically frozen to be eaten at a later date. That, and their $4 martinis always work for me. Also, if you haven't been to brunch at Dazzle; you haven't been to brunch - Another wow! Definitely the perfect Sunday morning hang-over cure.
The bathrooms are kinda cramped, but, I don't spend a whole lot of time in bathrooms, so, I can get over that.
As I said, I rarely go in for the jazz....just for the food and drink. I have friends who are really into jazz music, and always rave about the shows they've seen there.
Overall, I think Dazzle is a great "local spot" and hope they're around for a long time.
Did I mention the mac and cheese? can I "wow" again?!
Great music, but too noisy, and too crowded on weekends. – Ok, I have been to several shows there. I go for the music, not to drink in the lounge and be a part of the 'Yuppster Hipster' scene. Denver is a great Jazz city. We have a huge amount of talent in the Denver metro area, much of which gets to play at Dazzle, as well as nationally and internationally known Jazz artists. They tout the whole 'we want to make this Denver's best Jazz listening room', and it is actually Denver's noisiest Jazz listening room on weekends. The lounge area and the showroom are not separated from each other enough, in my opinion. The loud 'Yuppster Hipster' chatter in the lounge bleeds through into the showroom in a big way. This is very annoying! Also many Jazz audience members in Denver do not know how to SHUT UP during a Jazz performance. Live Jazz is to be listened to as an active listener, not as just background music! Unnecessary talking during a performance is obnoxious!
Dazzle's staff is overworked, and frequently slow in getting your order to you. This needs improvement. The food is good, but you often have to wait a while, especially on weekends. The club suffers from a major lack of parking, as it has to share the street and an elevated parking lot with 3-4 other 'Yuppster Hipster' drunkard establishments on Lincoln.
Denver is lucky to have a Jazz club that features Real Jazz 7 nights a week. I just wish Dazzle could improve the service, bathroom cleanliness, sound quality and I also wish the noisy people would shut up!
Not worth the cover...even for the great jazz – It?s easy to hire a talented young web designer to make a venue appear to be a class joint. And, it just takes some marketing dollars to broadcast to the world that you have created a great jazz club. Dazzle's owners have hyped this place as the premiere jazz club in Denver. In fact, Dazzle is a dive that is mostly a meet-market for the Gens X, Y, and Zs.
The ladies room is always a good indicator for how clean the kitchen will be. This tiny two-seater is filthy. The sink is dripping with unidentifiable goo, and the trash can is overflowing with used paper towels. The toilet tissue is retrievable from where it is rolling around on the filthy floor.
The space promoted as a "listening room" is separated from the loud and rowdy bar by only a lightweight curtain. No matter how close you sit to the stage, the din and clatter of the revelers and the wait staff overpowers the music. Even the young patrons who were there for the jazz spent most of the performance engaged in loud conversation.
My drink was prepared incorrectly. My date's drink was delivered a full 25-minutes after mine was repaired - but neither were great drinks and they are very chintzy with the alcohol. And worst of all - throughout John Gunther's performance, the waiter repeatedly stepped in front of me, blocking my view of the show, as he tried to sell me more motley cocktails.
If you needed to exit this place in a hurry, you would be trampled in a stampede. It is very difficult to leave as you cannot get past the line of XYZs trying to get into the watering trough section of Dazzle.
Coming from another jazz city, Dazzle proved to NOT be the class joint I expected. I should have figured from the half burned-out neon sign on the front and the dirty sidewalks at the entrance. Parking is miserable and drunks on the street from all the other clubs on Lincoln made me feel unsafe. If I ever do go back, I?m packin? heat in my purse for protection.
Great music-awful service – I want so much to love Dazzle, but while I have tried it 4 times now, I just cannot say that the bad service is just a fluke. For as busy as this place is you'd think that the server's would eventually "catch on". Not so! The bar is excruciatingly slow as well. It doesn't matter where you sit, the service is AWFUL. The last time I was there I ordered a burger and stated that I would like it cooked "medium" when I was asked by our server. When it came out it was so charred I couldn't even eat it. It tasted like charcoal. When I stated (politely) to the server that my burger was not edible, she asked if I wanted anything different-which I declined, again politely. We had had an appetizer and my husband had a large sandwhich, so I just shared what was left. Not that big of deal, except I was disappointed. However after our server took my food, she was EXTREMELY rude, like I had personally offended her. It took us 20 minutes to get her attention. We had wanted another drink, bnut opted to just get the check after we realized that we were no longer going to be a priority. It took another 20 minutes for her to come back and pick up our card. I am fully aware, being in the service industry for 12 years myself, that servers have little to do with the quality of food, however if you are going to take the fact that someone doesn't like their improperly prepared food personally, you need to find a new gig. We left her a 20% tip, (calculated before the burger was taken off our bill) but I will NEVER be returning. This place needs a management and staff OVERHAUL!
Good Music - but that's it. – This place looks pretty cool, it's got great decor, good vibe and a good music to boot. I'd definately go to hang out and unwind with a drink. But... if your hungry and your appetite is a somewhat larger than that of a fourth grader then I wouldn't suggest ordering up cuz you won't be satisfied and you'll be that much poorer for it. While the food was unique and flavorful it did not satisfy because all you get is miniturized portion for the full price plus. I mean, a small bowl of tortilla chips with a few pieces of corn and half an avocado for $7...give me a break. The salmon sliders were good - tasty morsel w/ citrous guac. but again a total rip off for $13. Any where else you get a sizable serving of salmon, not here... I got a three VERY small pieces just dabbed with a speck of guac...WEAK. I was still hungry when I left.
awesome happy hour!! – I'd heard about Dazzle from a couple friends, and decided to finally head down and see for myself what the fuss was about. Wow! I went for Happy Hour on a Friday, and it was incredible. Not only do they have great food at a decent price... ($5 food menu) but they also have good drink specials. I thought it might be kind of uppity, but it wasn't! Totally laid-back atmosphere, with great service and good music too.
If you haven't been there, go! Try the avocado or the mac and cheese... I promise you won't be disappointed. I haven't been there for a show yet, but they apparently have live music 7 nights a week- and I've heard that it's all top notch players. I've decided to make it my new hang, go check it out for yourself!!
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