What’s that light on upstairs at Devil’s Den?

Tooling past Devil’s Den after dark recently, we noticed a light on inside the restaurant’s cavernous, unfinished second floor. The single bulb seemed like a beacon, illuminating the raw demoed space and promising an impending expansion. But alas, expansion for the restaurant, at 11th and Ellsworth, is still delayed.

A ray of hope – dashed

We checked in at the Devil’s Den, which has made no secret of wanting to finish its second floor, and the project is still a ways away, maybe next year at best, according to someone in the restaurant who has knowledge of the project but didn’t want to be named.

The source said the light was probably left on when someone went upstairs to access some of the stuff stored up there.

Owner Erin Wallace has continued to meet with contractors to get plans drawn up, but she hasn’t found the right fit, the source said. The problem is that since it’s such a huge space, it’s also hugely expensive. So if you want to see the Den move on up, stop by a lot, and order an extra beer next time.

Since there’s some time, maybe we can offer a few suggestions. What would you like to see in the Den’s theoretical upstairs? Another bar? Games, pool table, mechanical bull? Maybe a petting zoo, or boxing ring/Mexican wrestling amphitheater?

3 thoughts on “What’s that light on upstairs at Devil’s Den?

  • August 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm
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    Pool table? Yes, please. And darts! With such a huge space, sounds like that would definitely be possible.

  • August 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm
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    Maybe if they invested some time in making their food better, I’d spend more money there. They’ve been through, what 4 chefs, and the menu is still pretty bad. A few highlights here and there, but I generally eat at home or Nam Phuong before going there.

  • August 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm
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    Yes, I agree about the food!! Great beer, not so great food, and frequently downright crappy service.

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