2199 California Street
Denver, CO 80205
The Mercury Café -- known to locals as The Merc -- is a restaurant, bakery, coffeehouse, bar, dance club, and concert hall. It is hard to pinpoint the exact style of this eclectic nightspot, serving up everything from Celtic and Cajun to theater and poetry. Swing and salsa bands are regulars on the second floor, and the main dining room might feature a concert pianist one evening and a string quartet the next.