Same atmosphere and décor as the other two Mountain Sun locations in Boulder. Same food, same beer, good crowd, young folks, some families, kiddies, etc. Staff is awesome, friendly, talkative and genuine. Beer specials rock too. 7-8 Mountain Sun taps, 7-8 other craft taps. Should be brewing soon. Reminds me of the McMenamins spots all around Portland.
This was a haul (walking) from the hotel but it was worth it. Sadly it’s the only place listed here in the immediate vicinity but they have something like 21 house beers on tap and they’ll do flights… It takes a while to go through them all and the samples are pretty big, as in 6 oz. They do a wide range of styles but I’d say at least half of them were either hoppy or some kind of amber ale. They also had a tripel, a saison, a couple of stouts, and two pumpkin beers on. The server was cool about my taking up 21 of his glasses, but then I didn’t really bother him, just asked for another glass of water every once in a while. The cup of soup that I had was pretty good and I wouldn’t mind eating here (which might be possible as we’re staying just down the street during GABF). The place can get pretty busy but even at 6pm I was able to find a seat at the bar.
Probably one of my favorite stops of the trip, but that could have been due to the circumstances. Stopped in on Friday night after hitting some other places around town. Crowded inside, but plenty of space to sit on the patio. Some people playing bags/cornhole outside as well. Lots of beers on tap (maybe 20?), most of which were at least decent. Service here was awesome and our primary waitress was incredibly friendly and she was also probably about an 8, so that helped too. Kind of out of the way from all the downtown spots, so it had a more laidback vibe. Really liked it here.
(Visited 10/2009): Vine Street Pub is located coincidentally enough on Vine Street on the east side of the city near the Denver Zoo. Street parking appears to be rather plentiful in the surrounding area (we got there by cab).
The interior has funky art and plants and wood, and has table seating in almost the entire space. The bar is in the rear. I was pleasantly surprised to find a couple of cornhole boards set up on the outside patio as well.
Vine Street features Mountain Sun beers ranging from Amber, Golden Ale and Kölsch to Doppelbock, Scotch Ale and Doppelbock. The couple beers I tried were above average. They also carry around 8 guest taps from regional microbrewers like Deschutes.
Service was pretty good on a busy weekday evening. The bartenders were quick and helpful. One minor annoyance is that they do not accept credit cards.
I did not try any food on this visit.
Overall I would have liked to spend more time here to try some more beers and maybe get a seat inside (it was packed so we stayed on the patio, luckily it wasn’t too cold). I would definitely seek this place out on future trips to Denver.
Nice neighborhood pub in a hipster hangout somewhere in Denver. Of course when say neighborhood pub we mean there’s no parking within a block of the place. they had a nice funky vibe to the place with nearly 20 of their own on tap which is fantastic for a brewpub. They also make a fantastic hamburger. The prices for both the beer and the food are very, very reasonable considering it’s in a big city.
I visited at about 6:30 on a Monday and it was slammed to the gills. The staff works together well and it seemed like everyone was getting good service. On Monday they do a burger with fries and a pint for $9.97. Awesome deal considering how tasty the beer and the burger are. The inside of the building is colorful and welcoming with a good size wooden bar and plenty of dining room seating. There is a spacious patio outside as well. There was a wide selection of styles represented on my visit. I had a really awesome IPA and a tasty coffee porter.
Medium sized restaurant with crazy buzy bar. Not accepting credit cards apparently does not impede on business. Better in many ways than their Boulder location, this is neither a friendly nor unfriendly place. A few older people but virtually all 20-somethings with their friends, having beer with supper. I found few of their own beers I liked, although they were average. Good guest taps, and apparently people were happy with the serving of the beer and their food. Not that much atmosphere, and I would skip it on a future trip, but the servers are not to be faulted.
Had dinner here with notalush and my wife last week. Big, bright open space with large tables scattered throughout. Sort of a southwestern theme going on in here. A large selection of well-made ales. The food we had was pretty solid too and I can vouch for the tempeh ruben and the burritos. Our waitress was attentive and friendly on the visit we made. All in all, it’s a pretty solid brewpub.