Proto’s Pizzeria owner opening old-school bar in adjacent space along Platte

Mar 19, 2021 228


A new watering hole is coming to LoHi this spring, and its owner couldn’t be more excited. Pam Proto knows the corner of 15th and Platte streets — she’s been operating her Denver Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana there for 17 years now. But the pizza restaurateur, who owns six Proto’s shops in the Denver and Boulder areas, has long wanted to change things up a little.

Proto decided to keep it simple and go old school. “I’ve done pizza for a long time, and I’ve always said, someday I just want to have a bar,” Proto told BusinessDen. “Just an old-school bar where you come, hang out, doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, just come. The space became available last year next to my Denver Proto’s, and I jumped on it.”

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