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Taps: 40 / Bottles: 10
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$ - inexpensive
[ Bar, Eatery ]
6911 S. Vine Street
phone: (720) 214-3400
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $
The Centennial version of Bar Louie is a situated in a mixed development complex among other trendy eating/shopping establishments and condos. The place is huge inside and has an outside seating area as well. Typical sports bar feel, lots of TVs offer a view of some game from every seat. I was there on a Wednesday night and the crowd was light. Hard to tell how loud this place can get. Outside seating is inviting. Cushioned couches and chairs are available along with the standard patio furniture. While there are a fair number of taps (30 or so) more than half are dedicated to macro and mega beers. None of the approximately 10 local micros (Odell, Lefthand, Great Divide) are on the menu, so you might have to take a look at the taps when you get there. The service was slightly south of average. When I asked the waitperson where the better beers were on the menu, they appeared slightly clueless. (Note: they carry a list of all beers with a description and ABV values.) Food got to the table promptly (when the order was matched to the correct table) and only one drink order was forgotten. The menu was uninteresting, mostly variations on bar food. I ordered a few appetizers, Bruschetta and Humus, and both were decent. Best thing about the evening were the happy hour $3 pint prices (even for Hercules DIPA). Would I return? Centennial offers very little in the way of decent beer bars or brew pubs. It's either here or CB Potts. If you're staying in South Denver, downtown is too far away to get there and back safely or quickly. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. If I had to choose between here and CB Potts, I'd flip a coin.
Note: Plenty of parking in the garage next door and free wi-fi.
09-30-2010 12:00:30 |
More by LittleDon
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
This is for the Bar Louie at Southlands.
Every time I've been here it's been crowded...but that's no real reason to complain. They're doing everything right and it's paying off.
When you first walk in, you'll see a huge bar in the middle of the place and a smaller one off to the right. Behind the huge bar you'll notice a ton of taps - roughly 40'ish. Not bad, right? Well, what makes that even better is that most of them are GOOD taps. They have 2-3 taps each from Oskar Blues, Great Divide, Odell, Tommyknocker, Breckenridge, Sam Adams, New Belgium, Left Hand, and others. They also have a fair number of decent imports, a couple of macros, and some random bottles. While the smaller bar only has about 10 taps, they can grab anything you want from the larger bar via runners.
Food's everything you'd expect, but probably a little better. The appetizers are really solid and burgers/sandwiches are excellent. They cook everything to order, so you can customize anything the way you want it. The fried zucchini is terrific and the nachos are massive. Burgers typically have a huge slab of beef and toppings that are nearly too big for a single bite.
Beyond the taps...what sets this place apart? Pricing! Normal beer prices are locked at $5 for anything you want including huge beers like Yeti or Hercules. During Happy Hour (which is 3-hours long) that price is only $3. Yup, a full pint of Oak Aged Yeti is only $3. Appetizers are 1/2 off, too. I've walked out of there with a $30 tab that would've been $80 or more elsewhere.
On top of it, it's located in an area of town that isn't exactly a beer hotspot, too...although the Mellow Mushroom across the street is a nice counter-point as well.
If you're in this neck of the woods - Bar Louie is pretty amazing.
03-10-2010 14:57:11 |
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