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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1001 16th Street
phone: (303) 534-7616
(Place added by: marc77)
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Reviews by BigBry:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This was the first time visiting a Rock Bottom (in Denver or elsewhere). I was close to the hotel, had some time on a Monday afternoon, so said why not.
Good atmosphere, its a chain restaurant with its own beer, so you know what to expect. Bright, open, clean. I found a corner spot to watch football and a good view of the whole place. Small selection (6), but a good variety of styles. All beers I saw were fresh, served in appropriate glassware, maybe served a bit too cold - but that is pretty minor compared to some placed I have been.
Attentive and knowledgable server who offered the current specialty Happy Pils (Beer of the Day - $2.50). Also tried the Molly Brown and Red Rocks, unfortunatley the Falcon Pale had just been emptied. Looking on the board, it seems they have lots of interesting seasonals (and the release date).
The Titan Toothpicks appetizer was good, nothing spectacular on the rest of the menu, but it all looked good.
I filled out an online survey and got a free appetizer voucher for next time, I will be back and will sign up for the Mug Club too.
Very similar to the Brewster chain here, prices are way better than I am used to paying.
10-28-2007 21:01:38 |
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visit 6/22/2013, 3:00-4:00pm
After two days of work at the the AIA Expo (at the nearby Convention Center), my co-worker and I need a beer ASAP! This Rock Bottom (only the second one I've been to, the other being in Portland, OR) is easy to find, as it anchors a corner of the 16th Street mall at Curtis St. Outside there's a spacious and well-shaded patio; inside is darker on a sunny and warm day, a pair of dining rooms and a stretch of TV-laced bartop. A glass enclosed brewhouse divides the space, with an array of fermenting tanks presiding over the bar space. At mid-afternoon on a Saturday the space looked to be less than half-full, although many had chosen outdoor seating in lieu of indoor confinement. Tall ceiling, warm wall colors, wood galore - has the feel of an old and well-worn pub despite being in a fairly modern building.
What drew me/us to RB was the proximity to the convention and, also, the promise of free beer. Yes, FREE - the Colorado AIA chapter had handed out a limited number of coasters hyping the "crafted exclusively for the 2013 AIA National Convention" helles bock called "Building Bock" (clever, get it?). DS & I each ordered a pint of this malty 6.6%abv special and chilled to some baseball and golf on the tubes. Whether it was the hot weather and exhaustion or not, that beer was delicious! Satisfying maltiness, good spice, drier finish. It was good enough that we had two apiece. I also was able to try the rotating IPA ("Wimpy" - a Belgian white), the unnamed German Hefeweizen and the Liquid Sun Saison. All very solid options.
I counted 15 beers on the menu, including a rotating IPA, a rotating "Dark", and 2 casks. Pints are priced at $5.25-5.50, growlers (refills around $10 - a very good deal) and kegs available, too.
Our server, Sonya, was friendly and attentive, offering the samples willing (no charge, either...) and apologizing for bringing me a second Bock when I'd said I wanted to "think about" my choice (she offered to return with something else, but the Bock was plenty good!). She pointed out a group of brewers chatting nearby, including brewmaster John McClure, but I wasn't able to get to him before he left. Oh well, I'd have just said I enjoyed his beer and that we were glad to have visited, I suppose...
A good stop when in downtown Denver... I'd probably return next time I'm in the city.
06-26-2013 15:22:51 |
More by msubulldog25
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
i had no idea that this was a chain before visiting, but now it kind of makes sense. the denver location has a nicer, upscale atmosphere inside that almost makes me feel like i'm not classy enough to be there. open ceilings, fancy light fixtures, and not too loud even though the place is packed and has music playing over the radio.
tons of menu options - i went with the brewery club sandwich and a side of mac and cheese, both of which were fantastic. seriously one of the best sandwiches i have ever had. i think there were 5 beers on tap, but i only had one - the mad cow milk stout - listed as the specialty dark. it was pretty darn good too (see my review).
our server was friendly and knowledgable despite refusing to serve one of our party over an expired id. can't really blame them for sticking to the policy though.
i did find it to be on the pricey side, but it was worth the visit. highly recommended if you're in denver and looking for great food and beer.
08-23-2011 02:40:48 |
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