Friday, March 21, 2014

Colfax History: Zanza Bar

Advertising for the Zanza Bar, formerly located at 10601 East Colfax Avenue. Though it had been around since the '40s, it is best known as a location for the Clint Eastwood film Every Which Way But Loose.

Zanza Bar - photo by Tom Noel (courtesy Denver Library Western History Collection)

5 comments:

  1. Had many a beer there back in the 50 - 60s. No matter what band was playing it always said WESTERN ALL STARS on the sign.

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  2. I lived in Denver and then Aurora during the 1970's. Zanzabar was always the place to get your Urban Cowboy on, Aurora had lots of Airmen from Lowry AFB and Buckley AFB, much farther east. Zanzibar was famous!!!

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  3. I remember being stationed at Lowry in 1976. Went to the Zanzabar to see Ray Cobb and the High Country. When I saw it in the movie Every Which Way But Loose, I stood up and shouted.

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  4. I’m a real estate broker, met with a client today that was named after this place. I had to look it up. Very cool.

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  5. I was in Denver on a romantic fools errand in 1973, and she brought me there. As a guy from The Bronx, it was a hoot!

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