Trey Stewart knows people and his father Tyler knows the business.
Together, the duo opened a cocktail bar called Mr. Misster in Dallas in 2019.
Now they want to replicate the concept in Denver and open Mr. Misster’s “big brother” – called Sir – on Blake St. 1822, where Vesta operated for more than 20 years before closing last July citing the pandemic.
Trey and his father visited Denver often and noticed similarities between Mile High City and Dallas, which initially attracted them. Trey also said he would like to “put some roots here” and started renting a second home in Denver last year.
“We’ve spent the last year studying the area, the people and finding out what the Denver LGBTQ community is missing that I can offer,” said Stewart. “There are many other great bars there. But there is no LGBTQ bar in the city center, and there is a great community looking for a home here. “
Prior to the opening of Mr. Misster, he was an assistant to Bravo’s Real Housewives of Dallas star Stephanie Hollman and appeared on seasons two through four of the show. He’s now running a podcast with her and Brandi Redmond, another housewife on the show.
“When we were shooting in different restaurants and bars in Dallas, there were some restrictions or not letting us in, so the original idea was to just start my own,” said Stewart. “But I hadn’t told Stephanie I was going to open a bar yet, so I waited for season four to finish and then we closed during season five. But there will be some cameras there in the fall, and maybe even in Denver. “
Courtesy Sir via BusinessDen
Sir will be the Stewarts “big brother” concept for their 2019 Dallas bar, Mr. Misster.
The stewarts plan to open Sir in October from 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on weekdays and from 11:00 a.m. on weekends. The 4,500-square-foot room is double the footprint of Mr. Misster and also has a kitchen. David Schaich from Shike Design in Denver helps with the design of the space.
Sir serves craft cocktails with dry ice and other side dishes, as well as a brunch and evening menu of your choice. At the weekend there will be a DJ booth and drag brunches.
“When I was growing up, my dad owned a few restaurants, so we know how fun food can be and how much Denver loves food,” said Stewart. “Eating well is also important to me, as the previous tenant is such an iconic place for a really good restaurant. So, I definitely didn’t want to flop in this aspect. “
Realtors Mark Valente and David Zahradnik represented the Stewarts on the lease last week. Rich Hobbs and Eli Boymel from Crosbie Real Estate Group and Lowrey Burnett from Fountainhead Commercial represented the landlord.
Stewart, now 25, opened Mr. Misster with his father when he was 23, “as a leap of faith,” he said. You have two other business partners in Dallas but are in full control of sir.
“We’ll get together,” said Stewart. “Taxes are his and drinks are mine. We really found that balance and my dad is fun to work with because he’s my best friend. “
He added that his father often goes to the bar with his girlfriend and acts as a parenting figure to some of his friends and customers who haven’t found the same support.
“He is my greatest supporter. And as proud as he is of me, I’m even more proud of him, ”said Stewart.
While Sir will primarily target the LGBTQ crowd, his aim is to create a space where “everyone can feel at home”.
“I can build a bar as much as I want, but the community makes it what it is,” said Stewart. “I’m excited to see what will become of Sir and how the Denver community will accept it.”
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