United States > Colorado > Idaho Springs
Braudog (697) Hampton, Virginia | June 19, 2005
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Right off I-70 just west of Denver, this is a decent enough brewpub, although really nothing too spectacular. They have some decent beer from time to time.
BeerandBlues2 (584) Hanover, Maryland | June 20, 2007| Updated June 20, 2010
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
This is a smallish dark establishment in a mining town. The restaurant was somewhat loud and had patrons of all walks. The service was poor. They had the regular line up plus three additional beers available; I always like to see things other than standard beers on tap. The food was poor and the menu had way too many items; it is clear that they do not do any one item real good. I would not make a special trip to stop here.
NielsenRatings (402) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Worth stopping by on the way back from skiing or if you need a stop while driving through the Rockies. I especially enjoy their Imperial Nut Brown. Thereís some pretty decent beers here.
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | September 23, 2005
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful town, cool brewery. Their beers arenít spetacular, but I love them for some reason. A definite stop after BoJeauís Pizza, which is a couple buildings down.
jcnielsen (205) Charlotte, North Carolina | November 8, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place to stop by on your way back from skiing. Idaho Springs is a cool little mountain town and Tommyknocker has a cool atmosphere as well. They usually have around 8-12 beers on tap. Most of their beers are hit or miss for me. Some good ones and some not so good ones.
Camons (176) Hasselager, Denmark | March 4, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 11/20
Brewpub in the old goldmine town Idaho springs. Very big place, old mining tools and stuff used for decoration. 12 taps, samplers offered, beers is ok, nothing outstanding. Stopped for lunch and got a burger whichwas pretty good.Fast and friendly service, fairly priced. Well worth stopping by
RobertDale (157) Lansing, Kansas | August 8, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice place to stop off of I-70. Selection a little limited. Service was decent. Stopped by for lunch. Very crowded by noon. Worthwhile.
BeerBelcher (134) Columbus, Ohio | October 10, 2008
40 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
Tommyknocker beers make it all the way to my home in Wisconsin, where they arenít well thought of. I ended up at the brew-pub by accident and coincidence, and while the place was OK, the relative lousiness of the beers sort of negatively colored my view of the brewpub.
I donít know much about CO, or about the west in general. But Idaho Springs felt weird to me...on the one hand it was a backwards little WV coal mining town, on the other, it is full of yuppies. The brewery is a bit like the town a bit run down. Beers were not good. Food was marginal. Service was below average. I will not be returning, and I will be avoiding Tommyknocker beers from here on out.
ads135 (124) Lawrence, Kansas | November 20, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A good brew pub in an old mining area. Idaho Springs is a quaint little mountain town and this was the main attraction for me. Went here with the Scotts on a trip to Arvada and Denver in 2011.
Atom (67) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 11, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I always enjoy stopping in here. All Tommyknocker beers on tap including seasonals. They may not have the best beers but theyíre decent. Idaho Springs is a cool little old mining town worth swinging through on the way to summit county. Honestly I think this was one of my first brewpub experiences on a family ski trip as a teen. Food is decent a little expensive, I recommend the Duck Wings. Service is friendly and down to earth. Make sure not to stop in on the weekends as this place gets crowded with annoying tourist passing through.
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