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Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 48
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1317 14th St
phone: (303) 595-4255
(Place added by: Domingo on 09-14-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 9 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Visited 6/22/2013, 6:30 - 9:00pm
A brewer friend recommended this bar and restaurant, so my wife and I visited for our second dinner in Denver. A short cab ride from our hotel dropped us at the corner of Larimer & 14th; Euclid is just a half block away. A couple of umbrella-shaded tables front the sidewalk, but the day was pretty warm so we headed inside the historic building (circa 1883 formerly a private residence, social hall, brothel(?)). The interior is spacious/high-ceilinged, dark, contemporary in its mood-lighting and industrial decor. Exposed wooden floors and century-old brick walls surround the lower and upper rooms; we were seated upstairs in the far corner (quieter there), diagonally opposite the switchback stair. My wife had the 'room view' and I got to gaze contentedly toward her, glancing only occasionally out an adjacent window, across trees and rising developments towards the Rocky Mountain range and setting sun. Music was a mix of Spoon, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Radiohead... 'classic rock' later, all the type of stuff we like.
We grabbed menus (tabletop) and were greeted promptly by our friendly server, Kristie, who handed over a beerlist that included a dozen plus taps (some rotating, some regulars), a list of bottles and a final page of a 20-25 'rare' cellared bottles - priced steeply/accordingly. She helped walk us through the menu, made (excellent) starter/dinner recommendations and (important to the beer lover) knew the beer taplist and bottle list very well. Loved her personality, her helpfulness/attentiveness...and willingness to share both a favorite recipe from the menu (roasted cauliflower) and humorous nickname (shall remain a secret). If I could give a score higher than 5, I would.
The nickname came up because we ordered a Great Divide beer called Big Fluffy Meow Meow (seriously) - which was good but not what either of us had in mind. I opted for Odell Lupulin IPA instead and S chose the Avery White Rascal (later she chose a Steamworks Kolsch). After dinner we had samples of the Denver Brewing Graham Cracker Porter (rum barrel version) and some generous pours of a Left Hand Milk Stout/Leopold Cherry liqueur combo (yum).
Food here was terrific! Our starters included the nutty/crunchy roasted cauliflower salad with goat cheese and pepper marmalade and the pickled green beans and hop-infused cukes. We also added the bruleed beef marrow bones, massive and savory, and a side of Kennebec Fries with delicious bacon aioli. My favorites, however were the house-made sausage and mustards - if you're sharing, get all four of them - Leberkäse, Boudin Noir, Beef Short Rib Kielbasa and a 'butcher's choice', the Pork Belly with Chinese 5 Spice. Difficult to choose a favorite, so I'll just say I loved them all (the Currywurst add-on was a good call, too).
Our tab was a pretty reasonable $60. Pints were $5.25 (although many of the aged beers in bottles had much higher price tags). Daily Happy Hour...er, 'Study Hall', could have saved us a few dollars on beers. Oh well...
Overall, a great experience for food, beer and service. Would happily go back - in fact, I'll say Euclid Hall is a 'must-visit' the next time we're in Denver. Cheers!
06-26-2013 19:53:14 |
More by msubulldog25
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
Really cool space in downtown Denver. Easy to find and easy to find a place to sit. The food is pretty upscale eclectic. Try the pad thai pig ears! Can get loud. Worth a visit, though due to all the great locals that are carried, including several sours.
06-26-2013 01:46:22 |
More by bbristow
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
A very good restaurant with the growing movement towards local foods and brews. The food was fabulously sourced and prepared. The beer selection was very good, featuring several local and regional headliners.
The emphasis for local and sustainable with both the foods and the brews can not be overstated.
06-02-2013 03:32:39 |
More by wapcap
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
This place is popular, and expensive. Open air 2 story place that doesn't seem to make optimal use of the square footage. But hey, I'm here for beer.
Beer menu is rarely accurate, but the servers aren't as rude as some other places about ordering something they're out of. Yet, they aren't all that helpful either Selection is nice, local.
Food is nice, dessert is better. Pricey pricey.
Best to go here when there's a beer dinner, or special tappings. Don't expect to be comfortable. OR go on a week night when it's less crowded. Weekend? No go
05-05-2013 19:15:05 |
More by Mebuzzard
District of Columbia
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A great eating and drinking experience in the heart of Denver.
Trendy modern gastropub decor with an engaging vibe, soft and easy during lunch, crowded and happening in the evening/late night. I can see how this may not flow for some... Borderline with the bad side of hipster stereotypes, and trendy spots... But as it comes together, with this quality, the place wins you over and works very nicely.
Quality is top notch through and through, beers and other libations are tremendous, but as one knows the place one comes maybe more so driven by the food and how the overall experience gels together.
Service was fine at all times, rather accommodating for different types of crowds and clienteles. Very attentive and detail driven as soon as they recognize a repeat face. Way to make a difference...
Rotating taps were really nice, with good local selection and always a couple of remarkable options. If anything.. was I missing some cask servings? The bottle menu is long and enticing with some nice whales. Pricey but not that pricey, or maybe it is that I'm used to DC pricey and all things considered this all seemed fairly reasonable.
Food was exquisite, earthy gourmet gastro-pub fare, if that makes sense... Great range, memorable, and a feast on the palate throughout the menu.
Home away from home during a week of work in Denver. Yes, I'm a fan... How can one feel like a regular in a few days I don't know, but the staff treatment, food quality, and beer/drinks selections plus the time spent there make this undoubtedly a must should I ever find myself in Denver again.
11-03-2012 19:08:07 |
More by Daniellobo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$$
Rolled into Euclid Hall last night on a whim after dinner. I have been before but usually late night or over lunch so it was nice to take everything in anew. The atmosphere is nice, I really enjoy the faucet/tap sign on 14th Street. Open and airy. Crowded on a Friday night. We spoke to the hostess who directed us to a table at "the bar" which was open seating. Right after we sat down a server came by and explained we were not actually at the bar and needed to move immediately. We explained the hostess brought us to the table which clearly annoyed the young man who again demanded we vacate the seating. Ok. Meandered about 2.5 paces to the right and ordered a beer based on the giant chalkboard. Crooked Stave!? Yes please. Ordered the beer and the bartender in annoyance thrust a beer menu in my face and lectured that the chalkboard was not accurate (then why make it THE focal point of the place?). Inaccurate indeed as 70% of the beers on the board were not on the menu. While examining the beer menu the same bartender ripped it from my hands to hand to another patron. Seriously. From what I was able to gather the bottle list was good, but extremely expensive. A bomber of Dry Dock Seven Seas was $20 (retail $7). Needless to say the visit did not last long. Hoped to try food but choose to leave instead. I haven't had this experience at Euclid before but it was unsettling. Doubt I will be back as I see no reason to visit an establishment that can't direct patrons to a correct table, is rude, can't update a beer menu, with a staff with poor attitudes. It is a shame, could be a great place. I'll stick with Freshcraft, thanks.
02-26-2012 19:07:08 |
More by hopfacebrew
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
Stopped by this place after hearing great things about it in recent media.
Euclid Hall is located in a beautiful old building in LoDo. The chef actually has three restaurants in the area but this is the newest and probably the most approachable.
You walk in and up a flight of stairs to the hostess' table. Tables are 270 degrees around you but the kitchen and bar are right in front. In fact, you can sit facing the open kitchen and watch them work.
The surroundings are industrial-chic with lots of exposed brick, pipe, ducting, and wire. Even the light bulbs (possibly the coolest bulbs I've ever seen) are exposed. It's all very hip, modern, and urban.
I was greeted at the door, shown to the bar seating area, and again greeted by the bartender. He poured me a glass of water, handed me the food and beer menus, and was, in general, pretty friendly.
The beer menu is really pretty impressive. They have twelve micros on tap (no macros in sight) and a long list of carefully selected bottles and cans. Everything from pilsners to imperial stouts, Belgian trappists to American crafts.
I asked the bartender if a certain beer was good and he offered a sample, which I appreciate. I also asked for suggestions off the food menu and he made several with insightful information.
I took his first suggestion and ordered the Euclidean cheesesteak. I figured if they named it after the restaurant, it must be good. Unlike any cheesesteak I've ever seen, it was a soft but crusty bun filled with melted Jarslberg cheese with slices of divine medium-rare steak served on top. The whole thing was on a bed of pickled peppers and onions. Delicious but one of those small-and-pretty types of dishes.
Dessert was amazing - an icecream sandwich with two sourdough waffles surrounding a salted carmel icecream with pralines. So good!
So everything was great but I do have one complaint. Actually two...
The beers were extremely over-priced. Double the shelf price plus another few bucks. For example, La Folie, which I could buy down the street for $17, was about $36 and Woodcut, which is about $25 at the store was a whopping $59. It would be hard to believe that they move much at those prices.
The second complaint comes from being a server in years past. With both dishes I ordered, the bartender never bothered to check in or ask how I was enjoying it. Now I realize he was busy but this is such a basic fundamental part of serving. Take 5 seconds to ask "is everything ok" and give me the chance to ask for a side of fries or an extra napkin. Basic but necessary.
Overall a tasty place for a special lunch and beer.
11-19-2010 18:26:21 |
More by GilGarp
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
I've actually been in here several times since they opened, during busy times and slow .. so I think I've got a pretty good idea of how things are going. The place is beautiful - very nice space with a bar both upstairs and down, really took advantage of the building. The kitchen is open with a bar in front of it if you want to sit and watch them work. The food is also great - nice modern take but it still feels homey .. they are also doing a great job of using local and seasonal ingredients. The scallops with Palisade peaches is fantastic - sad that season is coming to an end, but excited to see what they do for winter offerings. Beer selection is good, and they've done a good job pairing beer with food.
Now .. the downside. The service has ranged from indifferent to aggressively bad. It is obvious that when they first opened they were way over-staffed .. instead of leading to too much service, this meant no one stepped up to claim a table. Several times we've had to flag people down. I would expect this to get better as they settle in .. if it does I'll definitely update my review accordingly. We did have an experience one night with a waitress who actually argued with us about what we had ordered. The manager was standing very close to the table and didn't chose to say anything. Even if the waitress was right .. why would you argue about it?!
The food, beer, and atmosphere are all great .. I just hope they can sort out the service. I suspect they will since the owner has been successful in so many other Denver locations.
10-12-2010 15:30:00 |
More by rowew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
This is the newest restaurant from well-known Denver chef Jennifer Jasinski. The theme of the place is "pub food from around the world" and I'd say it falls somewhere between casual and slightly upscale dining.
Food includes homemade sausages, poutine, schnitzels, sandwiches, and some of the best desserts I've ever had. The food is top notch, and probably some of the best I've had at a beer-centric place.
Along with the idea of pub food, there's a pretty massive beer list including roughly a dozen local and regional taps and about 25-30 bottled and canned selections. Beers include Stone IPA, Sunner Kolsch, Oud Beersel Kriek, Piraat, DPA, Del Norte Orale, Boulevard Tank 7, DFH Palo Santo Marron, Aventinus, and many others. No taps are wasted on macros either. Depending on the day, they usually have 4-5 specialty selections that aren't normally on the menu as well. For the wine drinkers, there's also a solid wine and spirits list, too. The staff knows the beers pretty well, which is a nice plus.
Prices for drinks aren't bad, and the mark up for bottles is minimal. On items like Aventinus or Piraat, you're really only paying about 20% more than the retail of a bottle. Happy hour include $3 drafts of all kinds.
While the food prices aren't exactly cheap, the quality more than justifies what you'll pay. Still, I can't imagine eating here every night, either. Think of it like you would Cheeky Monk.
For a nice beer-focused night out, Euclid is terrific. It's also a nice place to hang out and have a few drinks and an appetizer or dessert.
EDIT: A year later Euclid is still doing things right. They tweak the food menu here and there, but keep the core theme the same. The taps have stayed great, and they even offer some exclusive beers from Crabtree, Crooked Stave, and Ska, too. While a lot of places like this can go downhill quickly, Euclid has remained a favorite stop of mine.
09-14-2010 13:41:44 |
More by Domingo
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen in Denver, CO
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