Great area, nice atmosphere. We enjoyed watching them cleaning the mash tun while we were eating. Good brewing smells permeated. Food was excellent, as was the menu choices. Service was ok, but not bad. Beers were tasty, and I was so thankful that they served them in proper glassware and at the right temp.
Wynkoop is in an old brick building in LoDo, right by Union Station. It's one of the original brewpubs out here, claiming to be the oldest, and they definitely still have that vibe. They've obviously evolved past the basic amber-IPA-pale-blonde-brown-stout lineup that most western brewpubs from the 90s had, now with 24 taps and more variety. But they've still got that vibe in their DNA. The food here is fine, maybe slightly above average pub grub and a buck or two higher priced than it should be. The beer prices are also slightly high but in line with the area. The beer quality is pretty average. I was in the main bar area on the first floor but it looked like there were multiple levels, party rooms, a patio, and large pool hall upstairs. The bartender was friendly and attentive. Great location. Think old-school Denver brewpub trying to keep up with the times.
Really not that good when compared to what's out here in Denver. I realize this was one of the first but things have moved a lot since then. Expensive, especially for Denver. Beer was substantard and service bad. I'd skip.
Located right downtown near Coors Field, this place is pretty expansive in feel but has fairly limited seating. A flight of 5 is expensive, with our custom one coming out to $17.50 - unacceptable. Beer quality is mixed, with some decent, some just bad. Service is nonchalant but attentive. Not one of the top tier places in town, but it’s so central and convenient, you may as well hit it.
A brewery not far from the ball park so would be a nice place to stop at before or after a Rockies game. The brewery has a full menu but we didn’t try any of the food during out visit. Looking it over seemed pretty interesting American food. Plenty of seating in the restaurant area. The bar area is a little crowded so while it might be a good place during a game it is probably smashed at the same time. Really strong selection of beer brewed onsite and many guest taps. I would say at least a dozen of their own and another dozen guest taps which was nice. Some interesting flavor combos which keeps things interesting and decent standard fair for other breweries I have visited in Denver. You can see the brewing operations which are on several different levels. It looks like the beer for the taps is brewed directly under the bar with a line going straight up. Can’t get more fresh then that. There is also some outdoor seating.
Nice downtown location, across the street from Union Station, where I was staying. Was a rainy day. Went with a lot of non-beer drinkers and they all loved the food - solid bar menu. Great green chili. Sandwiches and appetizers were great. Journey to the bathroom downstairs was cool, walked by fermenters behind glass. Not the best beer in the area, but it’s a solid selection and good variety.
Stopped by around lunch last Tuesday before going to the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art. A beautiful old brick building with high ceilings and big windows. I felt the benchs outside with logos of their beers painted on very cool. Most of the brewery is in the basement and can be viewed when you hit the restrooms. The rest is right in front of the doors when you walk in, as is a giant bronze gorilla. That was cool but left me wondering what the story behind it was. Merch is on view in a hallway behind the bar, if you see something you like just ask the staff to get it for you. The staff were friendly, chatty and knew their beers. I sampled a few, hung out and moved on. Very convenient location to Union Station/downtown. A must stop for people looking to see where Colorado’s beer scene got started. Oh if you’re looking to try Rocky Mountain Oysters or their Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout they told me these days it’s pretty much a GABF seasonal so don’t expect to see it on tap outside of fall unfortunately for me.
Came here with the extended familiy during our Thanksgiving visit, so we were a group of people of whom 75% didn’t really care much about beer at all. Plus, they can all be a pain to servers. Great location, right by Union Station, and I thought their house beers were tasty (at least the couple I got to try). We weren’t able to stay long, just killed 20 minutes or so until a dinner reservation, but the bartenders were pleasant enough, and patient with those in my group asking to sample 5 different things (and liking none of them). Would like to re-visit when I had some more time and a smaller group, as the house beer list and especially the guest beer list were fairly impressive.