Great place. Ambiance totally deserves a 5. The pub is located in a neat old building--even the bar itself is really cool. The bartender was very nice and knew the beers. There more more beers available than I could drink--and the quality was very high.
Stopped by around lunch last Tuesday before going to the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art. A beautiful old brick building with high ceilings and big windows. I felt the benchs outside with logos of their beers painted on very cool. Most of the brewery is in the basement and can be viewed when you hit the restrooms. The rest is right in front of the doors when you walk in, as is a giant bronze gorilla. That was cool but left me wondering what the story behind it was. Merch is on view in a hallway behind the bar, if you see something you like just ask the staff to get it for you. The staff were friendly, chatty and knew their beers. I sampled a few, hung out and moved on. Very convenient location to Union Station/downtown. A must stop for people looking to see where Coloradoís beer scene got started. Oh if youíre looking to try Rocky Mountain Oysters or their Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout they told me these days itís pretty much a GABF seasonal so donít expect to see it on tap outside of fall unfortunately for me.
Came here with the extended familiy during our Thanksgiving visit, so we were a group of people of whom 75% didnít really care much about beer at all. Plus, they can all be a pain to servers. Great location, right by Union Station, and I thought their house beers were tasty (at least the couple I got to try). We werenít able to stay long, just killed 20 minutes or so until a dinner reservation, but the bartenders were pleasant enough, and patient with those in my group asking to sample 5 different things (and liking none of them). Would like to re-visit when I had some more time and a smaller group, as the house beer list and especially the guest beer list were fairly impressive.
I like the ambiance, nice wood building with a bar upstairs and down: tons of room! The service at the bar upstairs was horrible! The bartender did not know their beer, ignored me for an extended time, was slow at getting around the bar/understaffed, and refused to give more than four tasters at a time despite there being two people at the table. Very off-putting. Selection was decent: about fifteen of their beers, multiple brewery only I imagine. Also, about five non Wynkoop beers. Prices were really good. Overall, for a place that has never impressed me with their beer, I thought that they must have a really nice establishment. The establishment itself is very nice, and the location is amazing, but the service was horrid while I was there. Left me with no will to go back.
Handy for Union Station and the Coors Ballpark. My beer was a bit variable in quality, I wasnít too impressed with my London Calling IPA but my Rail Yard Ale was fine. Good ambience, service fine, good conversation.
Large, two-story place on one of the nicer streets in Denver. All brick with arched doorways. Beautiful brass handles on the front entrance doors. Aged wood flooring throughout the downstairs and upstairs. Stairs are carpeted. To top of the stairs has a bannister made of pool cues alternating with wood posts. A nice elevated patio with concrete/stone tables and bar stools line Wynkoop Street. Very spacious upstairs. Downstairs has a distinct bar area and dining area, separated by the staircase. Service so far has been less than enthusiastic. But, the waitress did say she was from the east coast.