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Wynkoop Brewing Company
Active Beers: 41
Beer Ratings: 500
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1634 18th St. At Wynkoop
phone: (303) 297-2700
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A definite must-hit when in lower downtown Denver. I was brought here when I visited (during the process of moving out to Denver from Florida) and have since made it a point to bring people here when they visit. There are three levels, the basement housing an improv theater. The reviews seem decent, but I haven't seen it and can't speak to it. Street level is a large restaraunt with bar, serving up all of the brews made in-house. One thing I can definitely say every person visiting should try...GORGONZOLA ALE SOUP. Amazing stuff. I don't know what they recommend pairing it with, but it goes really well with their chili beer. Third floor is a pool room with darts and table shuffleboard, more seating and another smaller bar. All of the beers are available up here as well. Rates on the pool are pretty good, and all of the staff seem pretty friendly and attentive.
05-24-2011 01:41:34 |
More by FrankenBeerStein
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I have been here twice 3 years apart. First visit, I dined by myself at a table in the dining room. I was on business and have no problems going out by my self when I don't know anyone in town. I was treated better than most restuarants treat solo diners. The food was very good, big portions and the beers were very good. The second time here I met up an old college friend. Sat at the bar, and enjoyed the porter and oatmeal stout they had that night. Very good beers overall, good service and I would easily come back here.
05-11-2011 15:24:31 |
More by dhartogs
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Hopped over to Wynkoop aver a visit to the nearby Falling Rock to check out a local brewpub. Located in a huge, older brick building downtown, the brewpub is fairly accessible and walkable to multiple beer destinations.
The pub itself is quite large inside, with plenty of seating, bar and otherwise. The vibe is fairly traditional - wood and brick, a couple tv's, pool tables...
The draft list was around a dozen deep at the time of my visit, with a nice style variance. I made a rash decision, in search of something different, to try the ESB. It was just about average, a bit lacking in character and too sweet without balance. The rest of the party enjoyed their beers.
As this was a dinner stop, the table shared a hummus plate and I went with the shepherd's pie. It was better than expected, flavorful with a nicely crisped surface. Tasty.
Service was friendly and attentive - not worth extra comment, but certainly good.
04-14-2011 01:56:42 |
More by blackie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is enormous and gets a diverse crowd. It's on three levels with a lot of seating, pool tables, TV's, etc. It reminds me a bit of the Hockeytown Cafe in Detroit, especially with its proximity to the ballpark, but I think Wynkoop is bigger and a bit nicer.
Their in-house brews are very good. Lots of choices. Plus they have guest beers from around Colorado, so there's no shortage of fun things to try.
I didn't try the food but looked through the menu and everything looked good and reasonably priced.
This is just one of those mandatory places to visit if you come to Denver. Start here and maybe end up at the Breckenridge Brewery brewpub on Blake Street across from Coors Field, and it'll be a good day.
04-02-2011 12:51:55 |
More by cwcolby74
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Wynkoop Brewing Company is a huge and spacious place. During my visit there were March Madness games on. We headed up the stairs and hung out up there. There was about 15 or so taps available. They have a ton of pool tables and darts on the top floor. I really liked the wooden floors, which added to the atmosphere.
Wynkoop is billed as "Denver's Oldest Brew Pub", opening in 1988. This is pretty cool when taken into context in the great craft beer history of the area.
I tried the B3K Schwarz Bier and Patty's Chili Beer, which was different. I didn't try any food during my visit, but the menu looks good.
Yet another solid and viable brew pub located close to Coors Field. Rockies fans are really lucky to have all of this awesome craft beer to enjoy before & after games.
03-28-2011 23:16:01 |
More by Hibernator
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I visited this place with a fellow BA and his wife. A very good location in downtown, and the place was very clean and had the vibe of a classy brewpub. The beers were good, but I really didn't see anything that would challenge my pallate. That would be the same rationale for the selection as well, as I wished there were more beers that really said something to me. Don't get me wrong, this is a good place but not a great place. Food was good as well. Maybe a good place to take a lady friend and mingle and was definitely worth a first visit.
01-08-2011 22:01:35 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
First visit on a pub crawl tonight. Good neighborhood bar atmosphere, well worn, inviting, friendly staff, for the most part. Did not try the food or review the menu, my bad.
Two pints of cask ESB for $6 total, can't be beat. Very good value and the beer was excellent. Large selection of home beers on tap and one guest tap (Great Divide). House black lager, stout, IPA, Belgian IPA, Cask ESB, amber, light, hefe, IIPA, porter. Had the ESB and sampled the belgarado (Belgian/Colorado IPA) and B3K (black lager). Belgian IPA was tongue-numbingly bitter, if you like that, try it. The black lager was good, but heavy on the roast character.
Atmosphere had a good feel, very comfortable, service was good, but not great. Place wasn't crowded at all, but of the two bartenders, one was spot on attentive, the other didn't seem to care that I was at the bar.
Of the bars visited this night, I'd pick Wynkoop as my local, hands down.
08-31-2010 01:26:25 |
More by JamnesCameron
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Located in the LoDo area of Denver. A very large brick building situated near Coors field and many other beer bars. It is a three story brewpub with a comedy bar downstairs. The location couldn't be better.
Don't worry about getting a place to belly up, as there is ample seating and they even have pool tables upstairs!
I have had the food here many times and have found it to be average brewpub fare. Some odd balls like lamb sliders and the normal burgers and wraps. I had the blue crab cakes this time, and they were very good.
They have also stepped up their game in terms of beers. Along with the normal porters and IPA's they have 3 cask beers on tap at any given time. I had the smoked porter which was GREAT. I also like the seasonals like the TUT, which was a historic beer with wheat and honey. I also enjoyed the wet hop Belgian.
They also donate 50% of their proceeds of their flagship beer.
If this place was in Albany, NY it would be getting straight A's! Great location...good food...good folks...and a great selection of beers that has improved from 4 or 5 years ago. However, too many people are spoiled by the great beer bars and beers in Denver.
I always make a point of visiting Wynkoop when in Denver. With the increased quality of beers, this makes it a top 3 for me when in the area. If you haven't been to Wynkoop in a while, I think it would be worth checking out again.
08-28-2010 01:34:52 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Wynkoop had quite a few vegetarian options that were actually good tasting. Menu was diverse overall, and there was a nice range of beers as well.
Service was alright, not great but nothing to complain about. Prices were a bit high, though I suppose it is a high rent area... $9.75 for two pretzels? Really? Ok.
Multiple floors in this place was good for space, perhaps too much during the day. I'd wager it is packed nonetheless on weekends. Probably a very good place for daytime drinking, but a bit busy for prime weekend evenings.
08-14-2010 03:20:39 |
More by yemenmocha
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Wynkoop's is incredibly large. They have three full floors with lots of seating, tons of bar space, and lots of pool tables.
I've visited Wynkoop's twice. Both times during the week at lunch.
The food is above average but the prices seem a little high. Pretty typical for downtown Denver.
The beer is solid. My favorite beer is their B3K Schwarz Bier. I could drink that all day. Most of the other beers I would rate mostly average with a few above and a few below average.
The first time I went, I ordered a taster tray and they were out of glasses. My girlfriend and I sat there for 20 minutes before they served us most of the taster tray in larger glasses. I was very frustrated about the wait until we got more beer.
This most recent time, it was really difficult to get the merchandise I wanted. I was originally going to buy a shirt but they were out of XL in the two I was really interested in. Next, I wanted a sticker and it was a hunt for them to locate one for me. The wait staff seems hit or miss. I've had good servers and not so good servers here.
I just got the feeling that since the food is above average and the location is outstanding that Wynkoop skirts on their reputation.
I still plan to go here in the future but there are better places for beer in Denver. If you are in a large group or enjoy pool, Wynkoop should definitely be your stop since it has so much space. I need to go back on a night to get a vibe of the place when it is hopping.
07-28-2010 14:26:20 |
More by clarkm04
Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO