I like the idea of an Indian/Nepalese restaurant in Colorado brewing their own beer. Having said that, the food is much better than the beer, though that is not to slight all their beers. Some were pretty good; others were not, such as the Gluten Free Apple. However, if I were on a gluten free diet, I would appreciate their offering more. We sat at the bar, and our waitress/bartender seemed much too occupied in being pissy than serving customers. The constant eye rolling and "I’m too busy even though the place is not busy" got old real quick.
February 2009. What a hidden gem! Stopped by this quirky spot for a light lunch and a couple beers right at opening time on a Monday. Service came with a smile and the beer was surprisingly good. The aromas from the kitchen were wonderful and the little bit of finger food we had was awesome. Recommended! (Brwery #471)
The Yak and Yeti is an excellent destination for a good beer, outstanding food and warm ambiance. It’s in the oldest building in Arvada and has a comfortable, storied ambiance. We sat at the bar and received friendly, personable and knowledgeable service. The food is the centerpiece of this restaurant. It spans accessible to hardline Tibetan food, but is full of flavor. Three beers, two entrees and an appetizer totaled $51. Definitely reasonable for the portion and quality. The beers had some highlights and some lowlights, but nothing really wowed me. There are a few good options for fresh beer to pair with the cuisine, but I feel the food is on another level here.
Awesome Indian/Tibetan/Nepalese brewpub just outside of Denver. Day time buffet was excellent. Great food and service. Ten of their own beers on tap. A couple of interesting beers and your brewpub staples. Beers ranged from excellent to just okay. Prices were low. Three pints, a sampler of ten beers and three buffets for less than $45. Overall, a unique place and well worth a visit.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | June 27, 2011| Updated December 12, 2013
Awesome Indian buffet for lunch or dinner with some decent brews. Highly recommended if you like Indian food and microbrews.
I’ve eaten here twice; once from the menu for dinner (before the beer was ready), which was quite tasty, and more recently from the lunch buffet, which was awful. I know better than to eat from Indian buffets, but in this case the visit was to try the beer so I figured I’d suffer the buffet quality for convenience. The beers are pretty ho-hum and ordinary, but drinkable. Go with modest expectations and order from the menu.
Cool old two story yellow mansion with a nice bar right inside the door. The new brewer is doing a lot of interesting small batch beers. I hear the food is good but I have’t tried it yet. The service is quick and friendly. Oe of the overlooked places in the Denver Metro area.
Interesting combination of Indian-style food and house beers. The brewery part of this place is now known as Spice Trade Brewing instead of Yak & Yeti Brewpub. (The name of the restaurant remains the same.) Nice ambiance and good service. 11 beers on tap, with a variety of interesting styles (many have spices/adjuncts added), including a guest cider. Kind of a cool place for an occasional visit.
Went with RSRIZZO and another friend and enjoyed some of their beers and the gentleman behind the bar was super nice and sat and talked to us for a while Some beers were awesome and then some were pretty bad. A different kind of brewpub. Food was darn tasty.
Charming and cozy. Definitely a restaurant with a few brews, not a brewery with food. Servers were quick and attentive. We started with a sampler of the entire lineup... three ounces each of hefe, ESB, IPA, and Chai milk stout ran $8, while a full point costs only $4. WTH? All the beers tasted of cloves, My pint of IPA was pretty good except for that one big flaw. The ESB was godawful putrid disgusting. The overpriced dinner buffet was meager as far as choices, but tasty and filling. However, although SWMBO and I are no strangers to Indian cooking, but we were both sick the next day. So my advice is order from the menu and skip the beer.