New gay bar coming to downtown Denver: Sir opens in October

Trey Stewart knows people and his dad, Tyler, knows business.

Together, the duo opened a cocktail bar in Dallas in 2019 called Mr. Misster.

Now, they want to replicate the concept in Denver and open Mr. Misster’s “big brother” — dubbed Sir — at 1822 Blake St., where Vesta operated for more than 20 years before closing last July citing the pandemic.

Trey and his father visited Denver often and began to notice similarities between the Mile High City and Dallas, which initially attracted them. Trey also said he’d like to eventually “plant some roots here” and began renting a second home in Denver last year.

“We spent the last year studying the area and the people and figuring out what the Denver LGBTQ community is missing that I can provide,” Stewart said. “There are lots of other great bars there. But there isn’t an LGBTQ bar downtown, and there’s a great community looking for a home here.”

Prior to opening Mr. Misster, he was an assistant for Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Dallas” star Stephanie Hollman, and appeared on seasons two through four of the show. He now runs a podcast with her and Brandi Redmond, another housewife on the show.

“When we would film at different restaurants and bars around Dallas, some would give us restrictions or not let us in, so I had the initial idea to just open my own,” Stewart said. “But I hadn’t told Stephanie I was opening a bar yet, so I waited until season four wrapped, and then during season five we were closed. But come fall, there will be some cameras in there, and maybe even in Denver, too.”

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Sir will be the Stewarts’ “big brother” concept to their bar in Dallas, Mr. Misster, which opened in 2019.

The Stewarts plan to open Sir in October from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. weekdays and starting at 11 a.m. weekends. The 4,500-square-foot space is double Mr. Misster’s footprint and also has a kitchen. David Schaich of Denver-based Shike Design is helping design the space.

Sir will serve craft cocktails with dry ice and other garnishes, as well as a to-be-determined brunch and dinner menu. It will feature a DJ booth and drag brunches on weekends.

“My dad owned some restaurants when I was growing up, so we know how fun food can be and how much Denver loves food,” Stewart said. “It’s also important to me to have some good food with the previous tenant being such an iconic space for a really good restaurant. So, I definitely didn’t want to flop on that aspect.”