notalush (329) Denver, Colorado | April 25, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Rather trendy small plate/tapas restaurant and cocktail bar in LoHi - it has some affiliation with Root Down, which has a good rep in the local food scene - one of the many places that has moved into the renovated Olinger mortuary building - atmosphere has that "somewhat upscale but casual" vibe that a lot of Denver restaurants shoot for - upper middle class clientele - a lot of business folks on their way home from work grabbing a drink and a bite - not entirely my scene, but the view of downtown from the rooftop is nice - small tap list (10 taps) focused mostly on local beers - beers from Funkwerks, Prost, Denver Beer, etc. - small bottle list - a couple Crooked Stave bottles - beer prices are quite high (8 bucks for a glass of Funkwerks Saison, 6 bucks for a glass of Prost beer) - food is a little more reasonable, but as is quite often the case with tapas, they seem just a buck or two too expensive for what you get - the quality is there, though - my wife and I split a bunch of plates and my only complaint was that the Kobe beef was a little dry (my wife loved the Paneer, but I though is could have used a bit more kick in the chili sauce) - food is an eclectic mix of regional cuisines (American, Indian, Asian) - they do their best to source as much of their ingredients from local suppliers, which is nice - the staff was fairly attentive and quite friendly - not entirely knowledgeable about the beer, but that is clearly not the focus here anyway - within easy walking distance of Prost and Denver Beer Co. - as has been noted, not a place to go if you are simply out for a pub or brewery crawl, but itís a nice place for dinner with your non-beer-geek friends where you can still get some decent local brews (and walk to some breweries afterwards) - a little too "cool" for me, but my wife and I will more than likely come back for the food in the future.
Theydon_Bois (606) The íSham, England | September 1, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Dropped by here just before opening time (4pm) on Friday 01/06/12. There was already a line 10 strong.
Itís an upmarket cocktail bar with great roof top views over the city. It has 5 or 6 craft beers on tap and another 8 or 9 craft cans/bottles, largely CO brewers.
Iíve listed this venue for those who like me take a vacation with their non beer interested female partner. Mine loves places like this, kept her happy whilst not in Falling Rock or Freshcraft, and you can still get craft beer!!! Great view from the roof terrace, good service and great happy hour tapas. Donít go here on a pub crawl with your mates but if you were with your girlfriend like myself it will buy you some bonus points - and a pass back to Falling Rock again later!