This place wasnít as big as I pictured. In the middle of downtown, so itís street parking with confusing meters and aggressive meter maids. Ask me how I know that. Small patio outside was mostly smokers when I stopped by. Inside thereís a large bar to the right, restaurant style booths and some tables. Nice cozy, slight worn and broken in feel to the place, like itís been here a while. Got some food as the kitchen was closing at 10 and it was delicious - just pub grub, burgers and sandwiches, but very well done. Large beer selection with tons of local stuff and some treats - to of the Lost Abbey box set beers for instance, and Blind Pig. Choices favored IPAs. Nice bottle list too. The biggest highlight was the service, outstanding start to finish. Well worth deviating your route to visit.
3fourths (1561) Boulder, Colorado | February 25, 2004| Updated November 19, 2014
Packed, geeky, kind of dirty... full of Americanized geek beer. Ambiance of a shitty brown bar.
Iíve heard so much about this place so I definitely had to visit and it did not disappoint. They have connections with brewers all over the country so they get a lot of neat stuff that you wouldnít otherwise see in CO (presumably, I donít live here). The beer list was pretty good. I didnít even bother looking at a bottle list because there was enough stuff to keep me busy on tap. I actually tried several California made beers that were new to me as well as a number of Colorado made beers. The service was friendly despite the whole punk mentality of this place. They also sell some cool t shirts if youíre into that sort of thing. I will definitely be back.
A beer bar through and through, with a large bar and a basement with pool tables. Service was good a friendly with a knowledgeable bartender. Selection was huge and a little high priced but worth it for what you get. Food was good quality bar food. Overall worth the high scores.
sort of *the* spot during GABF week. packed to the gills inside and out. old wooden furniture and interior, long bar with a ton of taps and some chalkboards overhead. it was kind of slow service-wise, but Iíll give then a pass due to the crowds. one thing I did find frustrating was that they only had maybe 40% of the beers on tap listed on the chalkboards. so unless you recognize all the handles or ask the bartender a bunch if questions, it would have been easy to miss what was available. my other complaint is the short pours. ordered a couple "12 oz" pours that were at best about 8, maybe 9. if the beers were a couple bucks, I wouldnít really care, but $7 for 12 oz and to get shorted a 1/4 to a 1/3 of it was a bit gear grinding. anyway...great selection, cool place for the most part.
Popped in here twice on a recent Denver visit.
Great selection of craft from both CO and elsewhere in the US.
We bagged a booth near the bar and depsite getting in just before a Rockies game finished our server was excellent and we never ran dry despite the crowds! Had food on one of our visit and ok to decent bar fayre. A must stop on a visit to Denver.
Decent tap house, but I am not sure why it has the ratings it has. Beer selection, while decent, is not world class, and focuses mostly on Colorado and Belguim. However the food is good, you should be able to find something you like on the beer menu, so all in all, decent.
Braudog (878) Yorktown, Virginia | April 23, 2006| Updated October 15, 2007
The be-all, end-all beer bar in Denver ... and anywhere west of Mississippi that Iíve found. They have 69 high-quality taps. The last day I was there this included Delerium Tremens and Maredsous 8, along with some of the better regional micros. This is definite stop on any beer loversí tour of Colorado. But be ready ... Iíve gotten good service here once in many, many visits.
theisti (859) Kansas | October 6, 2006| Updated September 8, 2014
One of the better beer bars in the world. Incredible selection on tap. Huge Belgian selection. Huge micro selection. Pleasant atmosphere, now that CO is smoke free. Food decent, I recommend the blackened burger. Service is generally a bit slow and rude.
88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.