Saturday afternoon visit, not very busy. Very helpful waitstaff, knowledgeable but not pretentious. Respectable bottle and draft selection, nothing uber rare but enough to satisfy almost any Belgian beer craving. Only bottled traditional gueuze was Lindemans Cuvee Rene and I would have preferred Drie Fonteinen, Girardin or Cantillon. Curry mussels and frites were quite good. No complaints.
February 2009. Groovy brick-clad beer-themed restaurant not far from the center of downtown. The crowd was a mix of yuppies and hipsters, but the ambiance was much more "chill" than the often frenetic FRTH across town. They were offering 15 taps -- Carlsberg, New Belgium 1554 and 13 fairly unusual Belgian offerings. They also had a dozen or so quality Belgians by the bottle. The menu was a delight to peruse and hard to decide on what to pick! The food was all excellent. The check put a bit of a dent in our wallet, but you have to expect that for true Belgians on draft. Oh, and our waitress was hot.
Visited Thursday night Dec 18 2008. What this place is not - a hard core beer geek bar with uber rare beer. What this place is - a good comfortable place to hang out and drink nice Belgian beers. I visited with a group of folks who like beer, but are not geeks. This place worked really well for our group, they enjoyed trying new beers and learning about Belgian beers, I enjoyed having Hopsinjoor and Damnation. One of my friends commented that he like this place better than Falling Rock, because he never knows what to order at FR. My recommendation would be to skip if you are visiting, with limited time. Hit it with friends if you are a local.
The food has a lot to be desired but the beer is excellent This is the beer geeks dream Full of charm and nouvelle cuisine this place has it all but the beers are limited by the CO distribution circuit
Stayed at a hotel close to this place and walked down for a early dinner. Look of the place is nice with a small bar in the front with a very dark dining area off to the right. About 14 Belgian or American micro Belgian brews on tap. I was there during the GABF so half of them were out but they still had st. bernardus abt 12 so i was happy. Menu ranged from authenic Belgian dishes to pub grub. All are pretty expensive but so is everything in the area. Service was excellent with someone waiting on you about every time you looked up. Overall a nice place it just sucked they were out of about half of the beers during the busy weekend. Bonus is the freak show on colfax ave!
Nice place with very friendly staff. Went there on a Mon night and the bartender was friendly, knowledgeable and willing to provide samples and entertain your beer geekness. Also went on an early Sat night and no problem getting a table. Being primarily vegetarian there was little offerings, all I want is a veggie burger! But the food that I had was good. The quality of beer on tap is excellent ( I think Delirium Tremons is much better on tap) and they take proper glassware to the next level by having each beer in the brewery’s glass with the brewers label. I assume the bottle selection will get more extensive with time. I am glad there is now a Belgian bar in Denver.
This was my first time in. Our Server was great, she just had way too many tables. We went on a Thursday night and it wasn’t all that busy. I had the Croques Monsieur, which was a fancy Ham and cheese sandwich, but it was awesome. I wanted the Rochefort 8, but they didn’t have it in stock, I did have St. Bernardus, Delirium Tremons, Maredsous 8 and the Dekonink Amber. Worth going to check it out.
The best Belgium beers are great out of the bottle, but this place lets you experience them from the tap, and in the appropriate glassware for each beer. The food is good. The ambiance is nice enough that my girlfriend who hates beer likes to hang out there. If you love Belgium beer, you have to check this place out when you’re in denver.
Nice selection of Belgiums on tap. The bottle selection was small. The decor was modern and a little cheap I felt. the booths in the bar area are mobile so you feel every movement the people in the booth behind you make. The bar was full but besides that the place was empty on a Saturday early evening. Nice place to have a beer and chat but it lacked character and ambiance.
Reminds me a bit of Belgium, but it will take a while to break in. Still fairly new so the place needs to gain a reputaion, but I bet it won’t take too long because it is the only place in town where you can get most of the beers on tap. Very expensive, but worth the price. Must think as every glass more like wine than beer if you are to appreciate it.