In what has been a brutal past month for US nightlife institutions, another name has now announced that it will close. Denver dance institution Beta Nightclub announced late last night that it would close for good on January 5, 2019.
The club was founded 11 years in 2008 by Beatport co-founder Brad Roulier and Shawn Sabo and has since hosted seemingly every big name in dance music with Danny Tenaglia opening the club. It has since hosted names like Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, deadmau5, Andy C, DJ Z Trip, DJ Craze, Chris Liebing, SBTRKT, Amon Tobin and others, while being lauded as one of the best clubs in America, including by our fans who named it the best club in America in 2015.
In a statement on Facebook, Beta did not give a reason as to why they were closing. They wrote, “It is with love and adoration for our community that we close the curtains on an amazing show we affectionately call Beta Nightclub.” They continued, “Saturday, January 5, 2019 will be our last night as we bid farewell to our dance floor.”
They promoters seem to leave the door open for something else in the future, but the chapter is closing on Beta.
“We can’t predict what the future holds, but we certainly cherish all the incredible memories we were able to share with each and every one of you. There are many opportunities for 1909 Blake Street as we are exploring the future for this very special venue but for right now we want to focus and celebrate what this place means for so many people.”
We will miss Beta and all the memories there, but hope that this is just the start of a new and exciting chapter for something else in Denver. Read their full statement below.