3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | August 22, 2010| Updated November 14, 2011
unsurprisingly stale atmosphere, playing popular bluesy music. beer selection is decent but like every other place in town it’s not elevated to another level by truly quality draft offerings. instead it’s all things you can find elsewhere, most likely with a more alive and enjoyable atmosphere. I can see liking this place if you’re 58 and overweight and drive an RV.
Mainly came here to take the Stranahan’s tour. But, afterward went and had a burger and a couple beers. They were having a California vs. Colorado event, so they had a lot more beers on tap (jockey boxes) than usual. The service itself was friendly and quick, but the food took forever to come out. The burger itself was good, but the bread was kind of dry and meh. Worth a visit overall.
This place is just outside the main downtown area, located next to I-25. The space is huge, open and airy. Nice, well thought out beer selection, and your choice of Stranahan’s Whiskey. The food is prepared nicely and is reasonably priced. Great place to break away from downtown traffic.
This is definitely what you’d expect from a restaurant connected to a distillery but they also had a lot of good local brews on tap. The ambience is fantastic. It feels like a storehouse for a distillery and the place reeks of whiskey. The food was good. The only caveat is that parking might be tough to come by but this was a really cool place.
Visited later in the evening on a Wednesday. Visited with a few friends, and sat at the bar for beers. This is a big, modern space attached to Stranahan’s Distillery. The beer selection is local focused, and well chosen. They had just done an Upslope event and had quite a few of their beers on. The service was good, the vibe was good. I would certainly visit again.
Visited once in 2012, for the rare Colorado Beer thing, though never rated it at that time. Now back on April 3, 2014. Second to last day of opening before they closed down to move the place (across the street?), so this is a rating of the place when they were still wall-to-wall with Stranahans. Nice big place, plenty of tables and seating by the bar. Very nice friendly service as well as great food and a nice beer selection. I can just hope the "new" place will be as awesome!
Cool little place attached to Stranahan’s. Quite a good tap list and the food was excellent as well. Nice atmosphere with barrels surrounding the tables. A nice long bar with lots of Stranahan whiskey bottles. Service was friendly but a bit slow. Parking outside. Prices were reasonable. I had a great time there.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | June 27, 2011| Updated December 12, 2013
Some rare one off’s here on occasion. I try to pop in every once in a while. The food is excellent and if you’re into spicy food, don’t miss the Spicy Chicken Green Chili. Nice atmosphere.
[Update - originally rated Feb. 14th 2010 - they have really stepped it up in the selection department over the past year - they often get very limited release beers from smaller CO breweries and often have tap takeovers where brewers bring some pretty interesting stuff - now, I
do come here just for beer and the food is a bonus - get the chili - doesn’t matter what kind - it’s all tasty) First, I must say that I really love my wife - she is the only woman I know that would suggest a mini pub crawl for valentine’s day - anyway, this was our lunch stop - large bar/restaurant inside the Stranahan’s Whiskey Distillery - in a desolate-looking, industrial area of Denver - average, fairly attentive staff - the menu is pub grub with a creative twist (for example, fresh cornbread served with jalapeno custard and cranberry compote as spreads) - the food is reasonably priced, and rather good - about 20 taps, focusing solely on CO micros - mostly the big 4 (NB, OB, Odell, Avery), but there are a few smaller breweries represented (Dry Dock, Crabtree) - nothing exciting, but you’ll find something good - their focus on local beer, produce, etc. is something to be respected - a small performance space leads me to believe that live music is often a feature, and from what I understand, there is a cover charge when bands are playing - this is a decent place - I would come back for the food, but I wouldn’t make it a stop simply for beer.
yet another fantastic pub in south denver-This place is mainly a distillery however, they have 25 taps of mostly CO brews-staff is very helpful. Food is excellent and the atmosphere is very pleasant. I had alot of good beers at this place the few days i was in Denver. A must go to place (top 5 in Denver).