A Birds-Eye View

Denver’s first indoor golf simulator facility opens newest concept–The Crow’s Nest

By Brandon Kusek

The Tennyson Street South Broadway Country Club entrance and sign sits in the foreground to the new Crow’s Nest entrance and sign. Photo by Brandon Kusek

Perched directly above their 2nd Denver-area location on 4200 Tennyson Street, South Broadway Country Club’s newest concept, The Crow’s Nest, has officially opened its doors.

With the help of their team, SBCC owners Kelly Huff and Alex Khandelwal developed this elevated concept to enhance the experience at their Tennyson Street location.

The bar at the Crow’s Nest. Photo by Kelly Huff

Huff, who still gives lessons daily at SBCC’s three Denver locations (South Broadway, Tennyson and the Crow’s Nest), says, “Our goal has always been to be golf first–not just a bar where you hit balls. I come from a professional golf background. But the Crow’s Nest is our first departure from that because it’s definitely cocktail-forward and a great place to hang out, but still with the intention to grow the game of golf.”

Located directly above its original bar, the Crow’s Nest is its own concept with more seating and more of a cocktail-bar vibe than the neighborhood-hangout atmosphere below it. The Crow’s Nest features only one Trackman simulator bay—as opposed to the two downstairs.

The name and atmosphere of the concept are a nod to Huff’s southern roots.

“I’m from Georgia,” he explains. “This is kind of a nod to Augusta National with the Crow’s Nest name, the elevated experience and the shades of green paint on the walls.”

Looking into the Trackman Simulator bay at the Crow’s Nest. Photo by Brandon Kusek

With so much time already invested, Khandelwal expresses his excitement for what this new space represents. “We’re one of the only rooftop decks on Tennyson Street–with a great view of the park across the street, so it’s just a great place to come hang out and have a drink.

“A lot of people have made the original spot their neighborhood bar not only for golf,” he adds. “When this space came available above our really popular spot on Tennyson Street, we really saw an opportunity to expand our operation and create a more elevated experience not only on the golf simulator side, but with the cocktails we serve up there.”

The “Water Hazard” cocktail. Photo by Kelly Huff

Jen Mattioni, whose cocktails have been featured in New York Times Magazine, Westword, 5280 Magazine, Dining Out and 303 Magazine, is crafting their cocktail list.

“My intention for the cocktail menu was focused around approachable, balanced cocktails that are rooted in classics with unique spins on them that are both elevated and familiar,” Mattioni shares.

In addition to crafting the cocktail list, Mattioni creates her own syrups and dried fruits to add to enhance cocktails such as the “Who’s Your Caddy” and “Water Hazard.”

The “Who’s Your Caddy” cocktail. Photo by Kelly Huff

The new lounge has already seen interest and bookings from golfers and regulars familiar with the club’s original concept in addition to people just poking their heads in and staying for a cocktail.

To cap off a busy January, in addition to the grand opening of the Crow’s Nest, the team is also prepping for the soft opening of their fourth Colorado location in Ft. Collins this weekend.

To book a bay at any South Broadway Country Club locations, visit https://www.southbroadwaycc.com/ or stop in for a drink at the new Crow’s Nest.

Check out one of the signature cocktails at the Crow’s Nest,–the “Who’s Your Caddy.”

Inside the bay at the Crow’s Nest on Tennyson Street. Photo by Kelly Huff

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