My favorite stop while on a 7 hr layover at DIA. Lets get the bad out of the way first since it has already been stated before. The location is outside of security and took planning. Although Denver security checkpoint is probably one of the most efficient I have ever passed through. They had an amazing selection for being in an airport with seven of their regular line and three seasonals. The bartender was very knowledgeable along with provided inputs on what beers I might enjoy. They have samplers and you get a deal on 3 at a time. Well worth the stop if you have the time.
This spot is gross and overpriced. Boulder Beer is not renowned by locals - guess they think tourists will buy their schwill. Nasty beers and food, lame owners. Check out a well run local CO spot instead. Crooked Stave, True, Mountain Sun, Twisted Pine, Oskar Blues are all way better.
Located outside security, this is worth hitting if you have time to kill before your flight. Pretty generic taproom feel. Service was pretty tired and unfriendly - took a while to get noticed. Beer list was mostly Boulder’s unexciting beers. You can order a flight of 3 for $10, not good value, but I’ll slightly forgive it for being in an airport.
Large room with light wood furniture. Tables are standing pretty close to one another. Saw the bar but did not go their as the waitress came quickly, we ordered our beer, got them quickly, paid for them quickly. Friendly and pleasant service. Did not eat. Beers fresh and good albeit not world class. Two beer lists.
The bad news is it’s in an airport. It’s outside of security, so anyone can visit it, but it’s very "hustle bustle," noisy, and a bit cramped. The good news though is it’s in the airport, which means if you’re in Denver and can’t make it out to Boulder, you can at least sample Boulder Beer on the way in or out. The servers are friendly, energetic, and enthusiastic about beer. They have an alright selection - about on par with what you’d expect from a tap house. They do offer food, but I didn’t partake this time around. The value aspect is tough, you are stuck with airport prices, but it’s not too painful if you keep in mind that you are at an airport. I give this a fairly high overall rating just because it’s hard to achieve the taproom feel within an airport, but they do a pretty darn good job.
Back again on April 3, 2014. One beer while waiting for my mate to pick me up from the airport. Always seem to be plenty of people in here, but not so much it gets crowded. Beer selection decent, service good, prices (of course) high.
Visited first time on on Oct 5, 2012. Sat in the bar and sampled three of six draught beers that was on where I sat waiting for a friend. Rather pricy, but expected at an airport. Cool that it is located outside of the security area. Nice fast service, didn’t eat.
Visited second time on October 15, 2012 Sat at the bar to sample three more beers I didn’t have the fist visit or for my short visit to the Boulder Beer brewery earlier that day. Good service once more. Didn’t eat this time around either. Nice place for a few samples when at the airport. Again, fairly expensive samples.
Ambiance: Typcial airport bar with small tables and a bar that can hold about 10 patrons
Service: The waitress was attentive and knowledgeable about the beers.
Selection: They had about 8-10 taps of Boulder beer. I don’t expect more from an airport bar, so I was satisfied
Value: $7 pint for Boulder beer...high but consider airport inflation into it.
Overall, a nice parting gift as some airports don’t have brewpubs within, so Ill take it any day
Located mere feet from the metal detectors, this place almost makes you forget you’re in an airport bar. They had 10-12 BBC beers on tap including seasonals. In fact it was a slightly better selection than you could get at the brewery taproom. The service was pleasant though lacking in beer knowledge with one bartender claiming Sam Adams Boston Lager was a brown ale. Still for a airport bar it ain’t bad with even the draft prices semi-reasonable.
Quick stop during a layover onto vacation in Cali. Well I could say where it is located but it seems like everybody else has, so I’m going to waste more time writing this sentence than just saying where it is located. Didn’t eat, just had a beer and left. Nice spot though. They have their own beers here, which is to be expected, with your typical airport prices. Check one place off for Colorado.
They’ve done pretty well for a bar inside an airport. It’s almost big enough to make it feel like a stand alone restaurant. There is a surprising amount of taps available. They didn’t skimp on the selection. It’s before security which is kind of cool, unless of course you’re here on a layover like I was on my prior visit to DIA.