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.
The last reviewer has no clue on quality!!
Steamworks has and has had the best selection on brews in Durango since 1999. The food here is killer too and always served by a talented team of staff. No other brewery in the area can compete!
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!
Whoa! Best brewpub of the trip by far. A wide range of very interesting beers that are of above average to very good quality. The food choices are excellent and the execution goes far beyond what you’ll see in 95% of brewpubs and even restaurants. The best spot in Durango, and worth a detour if you are anywhere nearby.