River North Brewery | Denver, Colorado
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River North Brewery
Good based on 27 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

2401 Blake St
Denver, Colorado United States 80205 [ print map ]
303 296 2617

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Hours: Thu & Sun 3:00 - 9:00 PM; Fri - Sat 3:00 - 10:00 PM

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River North Funk the Man #3 , River North Funk the Man #2 , River North Funk the Man #1 , River North Fancy Effing Stout , River North Unified Theory 53, River North Quad XO , River North J Marie - Cognac , River North J Marie - Raspberry , River North J Marie - Cabernet Barrel , River North English-style ESB , River North Ketill , River North Farm House 72, River North Barrel Reserve 2014 82, River North Anniversary Ale #3 , River North Avarice - Whiskey Barrel 97, River North Big City Quad 85, River North Barrel Blonde 87, River North Quandary - Whiskey Barrel 96, River North Double Dry Hop J Marie , River North Hello, Darkness Black IPA 48
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27 reviews for River North Brewery
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  80%
 Selection  67%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  71%
 Rating  80%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Concealer  (13) Denver, Colorado | March 22, 2013
I like River North’s taproom. A solid location near downtown with lots of windows. Cool place with good beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale  (266) Lansing, Kansas | August 1, 2015
Visited oh a Friday afternoon. Business was good. Verly small taproom with around 8 beers on tap. Service was fine, prices were fair, and the selection was decent. Main complaint was the size of the taproom, just too small. Hope they figure out a way to expand the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
notalush  (386) Denver, Colorado | June 7, 2015
(Another update - in the last year or so, these guys have really become great at their craft - they are still a little inconsistent, but they are one of the better breweries in Denver - the taproom itself is still very small and gets cramped easily, especially on weekends - avoid it during Rockies games - tap selection is often just the standards that are available bottled and canned all over town, so don’t walk in on a random day and expect to find a bunch of their one-offs or rarities on tap - they do randomly put them on tap, but often in such small quantities that they are gone in less than 24 hours, so check their Facebook page, as they often announce "hey, we just tapped Cabernet J Marie") [Have returned a few times since opening - their products are now a bit more consistent and the vibe is relaxed compared to some other breweries downtown - I like them a bit more each time I go] Went to the grand opening today - very small tasting room with a slightly industrial feel - kind of fits the neighborhood - given the space of the brewery itself, I wondered why the tasting room wasn’t larger - servers were a bit out of sorts, but friendly and I am sure they’ll get the hang of it - they served the beer in plastic cups, which was an immediate strike for me - maybe because of how busy they were for the opening, they thought they might not be able to clean the glass fast enough? - either way, it was a turn off - beers were so-so, with a fairly limited selection - several Belgian styles, though, which was nice - standard prices for this part of town - I was not terribly impressed, but I will be back after they’ve settled in.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign  (120) Fort Collins, Colorado | March 5, 2015
Nice smaller taproom. Brewhouse visible from taproom. Good variety of beer on tap - but not a lot. Some bottle sales of special releases. Tasters available. Solid beers. Will be back.
JK  (331) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | October 10, 2014
Stopped in Thursday afternoon befote gabf. Aboit eight beers on tap. Very small place with a small patio. They were busy but staff was friendly enough. Beers were ok but nothing particularly experimental or unusual.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
RABinCO  (90) Colorado Springs, Colorado | August 31, 2014
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Tiny, cramped tasting room. About as much indoor seating as outdoor (which is to say limited). Small selection of 6 beers on draft, 3 of which were variations of the same (and none of those 3 were good). Friendly staff. Prices are fair I guess, though I left most of the glasses in my flight half full. Nice location.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan  (251) McLean, Virginia | August 14, 2014
Nice and compact tasting room with eight beers on offer. Some nice ones. Friendly young crowd on a Friday afternoon.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | July 4, 2014
(Visited 06/2014): River North Brewery is located on Blake Street in downtown Denver, just a couple blocks from Coors Field. Street and lot parking is nearby.

The interior opens to a small tasting room, with a short bar and a couple tables. The brewery is through a door in the back and there are windows behind the bar that offer a look at at. Uniform gray walls with hanging lights. Also behind the bar is a board listing the beers available on tap.

The tap room has 8 beers on tap, and they are available in a sampler served on a cool tray made out of a barrel stave. On my visit the beers included Hello Darkness Black IPA, Wit, J. Marie Saison, IPA, IIPA, and a few barrel aged beers. The beers are all decent, with a couple standouts, although nothing earth shattering. There is also a small fridge with a few bottled selections.

Service on a late afternoon right after a ballgame was good. The bartenders were all engaging and knew the beers.

River North does not serve food.

Overall this is a cool little spot to visit in an already target rich environment. While not necessarily a must-visit, its proximity to a lot of other nearby beer spots merits working it in, and I would definitely stop in on a future trip to see what was new.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris  (892) Burnaby, British Columbia | May 22, 2014
A nice little tasting room downtown. Service was very good and selection was a bunch of their own beers. Beers were all Belgian styles and just OK. Nice stop if you in town, but you aren’t; missing anything,
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | November 19, 2013
pretty tiny tasting room. a small l-shaped (sorta) bar and a few tables around the perimeter. lucky there’s some seating outside as well. they had about 8 beers on tap, with a lot of Belgian style/influenced beers. for the most part they are just okay without any of them really being terrible but none being very good either. the service here was helpful and friendly and the prices on the flights were pretty good, too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple  (113) Colorado | October 14, 2013
A cool little spot, stopped in during GABF week. Nice ambiance and excellent service. They had a Belgian DIPA and a few barrel aged quads that were all really good. We were given a few freebies and a discount. I was impressed.

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