Lots of delicious beers to choose from last time I was in town. It was a bit crowded and loud (which you’ll get at a bar, especially if its a good bar), but still got great service from the bar tender. Hostess person we interacted with was less great... seemed annoyed by our presence. Food is fantastic!
The newer of the two brewpubs in downtown Durango, it is still pretty established and has been around since the mid 1990s. Big bar area inside and out, lots of seating, and they do the "throw your peanut shells on the ground" thing, making it feel like a cowboy ranch. Service was decent enough, answered my questions, got me my beer. Selection was decent, varied and all solid, but they were out of something on the menu every time I went. Food was decent, pub fare with a couple of upscale options. It's easily accessible in the small downtown, so worth a stop.
Had a great flight, pretty big place for the town, I tried the food and it was excellent, I will go back anytime, I know it can be a bit crazy some days and it is not inexpensive but I think the quality is there.
Although this is the highest rated brewpub in Durango, it was my least favorite. It is a very large place - lots of seats, a huge bar - but it was also really crowded when we stopped by on a Saturday afternoon. Lots of families and lots of people in general. We barely found seats at the bar, and a couple was soon standing behind us waiting to take our place when we were done. It felt dirty, lots of broken peanut shells on the ground. They have a lot of taps, some interesting beers that tend towards the higher gravity side. I had a chili beer, which was pretty bland for the style, and a mild ale, which was ok. I didn’t get any food. Overall I was not impressed. It is not bad per se, but I was expecting more.
Extremely busy, crowded and noisy. We actually had to come back a couple hours later... the mob scene was unabated, but this time there were two empty seats at the bar. Sampled seven beers and had some pints. Beers were average to good. Also got some deserts, which were excellent.Good service. It was just too raucous and frenetic.
This is a big, popular place in downtown Durango. They offer a good selection of their own brews, most of which are A-OK, and a full food menu. On an afternoon visit, the place already had a lot of people in it. The atmosphere was pretty relaxed for a place this size. I would certainly come back here another time.
This is a large, spacious brewpub with a clean and ski-town-type ambiance. There was a large selection of their beers available with anything from chili beer to nitrogenated IIPA to Belgian styles. The service during lunch was great at the bar. I had chicken green chile potato soup with tasty beer bread. There were a lot of people coming in to eat lunch and get food to go as well as a handful of patrons at the large bar. This is just kind of a standard brewpub, but it really excels at being just that.