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Meet Woodie Fisher

The oldest remaining structure in Denver’s iconic Union Station neighborhood, historic Hose House No. 1 was one of the first fire stations in Denver. Established as a volunteer fire station in 1881, before the City of Denver created a paid fire department, it has been lovingly restored and re-imagined as an iconic, inclusive kitchen & bar.

Named after one of Denver’s earliest fire foremen, Redwood “Woodie” Fisher, Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar reflects the historic building’s symbol of heritage, quality, and character. Those same values return to the historic Hose House through intentional, thoughtful design and menu items that will surprise, intrigue, and welcome.

Located on the corner of 20th and Chestnut on the edge of Denver’s Union Station, Lower downtown and Ballpark neighborhoods, Woodie Fisher is an ideal location for baseball fans, city explorers, and local neighbors.


Woodie Fisher’s fare is nuanced yet approachable, with combined influences spanning the globe, as far-reaching as the Mediterranean, to the U.S. Lowcountry Delta. The seasonally changing menus are unique, yet approachable - striking an intentional balance to reflect the restaurant's ever-evolving Union Station neighborhood and surrounding neighbors.

Our Chef

Chef Franco Ruiz

Originally from San Diego, Ruiz  began  cooking  alongside  his father, a chef for Wolfgang Puck in the 1980s, at the age of 13. Ruiz’ core values – working with fresh, local and sustainable ingredients – were ingrained at an early age as a result of his family background and California lifestyle. A graduate of the San Diego Culinary Institute, Ruiz has traveled from Mexico to Europe, including France and Spain, working in an array of restaurants, including several Michelin-starred venues. He’s also received accolades that include “32 Restaurant Stars on the Rise” from FSR Magazine, and “Denver Chefs Who Are Rising Stars” by The Denver Post.