In 2014, the Appaloosa Grill unveiled a 1,200-square-foot event and meeting space unlike any other in Denver’s Downtown Business District. In 2019, the Wright Room was expanded to 3,300 square feet, making it Denver’s premier gathering space for events and meetings of all types.


The Wright Room is on the second story of the nine-story Denver Masonic Building. Erected in 1889, this historic structure was once a jewel in the crown of brewpub pioneer turned Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper. This particular mall crossing honors one of Denver’s founding fathers, Norton W. Welton. These mens’ shared middle name, Wright, was chosen as the Wright Room’s moniker.


535 16th St Mall #240, Denver, CO 80202

The Wright Room is conveniently located along Denver’s free Mall shuttle service which serves as the “backbone” of downtown Denver.

The following landmarks are located within three blocks or less from the corner of 16th Street and Welton; Colorado Convention Center, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Pavilions, Paramount Theater, Light Rail and 14 downtown hotels.

Owner operated

Johnny James Qualley managed the Appaloosa Grill for three years before he and Adam Hill purchased the restaurant in 2005. They have since sold interest to other employees; Mark Kline (Bar Manager), Mattè Copeland (AGM), and Guy Faulkner (Talent Buyer). Kelly Qualley is also an owner, and you’ll likely see Johnny and Kelly at events—greeting guests, pouring drinks, and tending to all of the details together.

This team of owners and managers is involved in every aspect of the business every day. With 20 years of excellence in hospitality, they bring the pride of ownership and the benefit of experience to every event hosted at the Wright Room.


Contact the Wright Room

To get in touch with Johnny, our owner, click the button below or reach out via text message.

You may also place a time directly onto his calendar to chat or to tour Wright Room.