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Wynkoop Brewing Company
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 740
Beer Avg: 3.68
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1634 18th St. At Wynkoop
phone: (303) 297-2700
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 89 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is really big. As I walk in there is an odd shaped bar in front that kind of wraps around the front section. There is a dinning area on this same floor. Lots of nooks and crannies. The first floor is a very enjoyable pub atmosphere. Below that there is a theater/comedy club. The floor above is a pool hall. Like I said, big, but it never feels cavernous or losses its homey pub feel. I really like that there is something for everybody, and that no section gets in the way of any of the others enjoyment.
I sat at the bar, and the service was good. The bartenders new the beers, and informed me of what was on cask. They had three beers on cask, which where excellent, and another eight or so taps. The selection varied from wheat, pilsner, light, even a chile beer. A stout and Schwarzbier as well. On cask is an English IPA, ESB, and Porter. The casks are in excellent condition, and the selection rating would have been docked a few if those were not available. The bartender also gave me a free sample of their Silverback Pale Ale (in a can) which was great.
I had a buffalo burger with blue cheese for diner. It was really good. A place I would recommend for a good meal and good beer.
Overall, this is a great brewpub. I did not get to try everything, but what I did have was great. I will be returning to try some more during my week here. A brewpub I really enjoyed. There are lots of different atmospheres for people to enjoy. If one does not suit your fancy, try another. A great idea, along with high quality beer. Highly recommended for a visit.
07-19-2010 03:27:09 |
More by champ103
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped into this fine establishment for the first time after a recent Rockies game just a couple blocks from the park. Built in a renovated turn of the century warehouse in Denver's Lodo district across the street from Union Station train station added to a bit of the olde world charm lost in todays strip mall society. The crafted on site brews were decent and cold, the food was tasty and hot, and the waite staff exceptional, and for the most part the brew to food paring from the menu was right on. Can't wait to return and sample more of the Wynkoop's offerings in the near future. Two thumbs up!
05-28-2010 14:19:03 |
More by Bizz88
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
I stopped here a few weeks ago with my gf while we were on vacation in Colorado. I knew I had to visit some breweries while I was there and this was the first place I stopped at.
The inside was awesome. From the outside you could tell that the building was very old. It had the older looking construction. However, the inside is very different. It's mostly brick and wood. It looks like they kept the original hardwood floors. Mostly everything else was wood. You can see the older vents lining the ceiling and it had a slightly industrial feel. The brewing operation was visible just as you walk in.
I arrived at around 515 and was able to find a spot toward the end of the bar. Although it seemed a little busy, I was approached immediately by a bartender who was able to describe the beers to me along with make recommendations. The bartender was even able to make some great recommendations for my gf who isn't into beer too much and doesn't know the styles.
I ordered a sample of literally everything on the menu. I would have to say my favorites were their Milk Stout, Wixa White, and the Mile High-PA. They also had a guest tap of Damnation from Russian River.
For food, I ordered the Bison Burger medium rare. The food came back very quickly and the burger was awesome. My gf ordered a curry wrap and she couldn't finish all of it because the portion was so large. I had some of hers, and it was also awesome.
We were able to get a tour of the facility after eating and got to check out where all the beer is brewed. Marty, who gave us the tour was able to answer all our questions and definitely knew his stuff. We picked up a 6-pack of Rail Yard Ale on the way out.
I would definitely check this place out if you're in the Denver area. Great selection of beer, great food and awesome value.
02-26-2010 15:35:33 |
More by EJLinneman
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
About once a year I am fortunate to take a train to Denver. This brewery is almost right across the street from the train station and is the perfect place to end a trip. The atmosphere is what you would expect from a city microbrewery. It is clean, large square bar, open, airy, wooden walls. It is very safe environment with the exception of a huge silverback blow up gorilla in towards the wall. They donate a dollar for every silverback porter they sell to protect the species. I have always sat at the bar and the service was exceptional. There was always someone to offer me a refill. Service was pleasant, prompt, and sometimes very talkative. I have never been disappointed with the food. Last time I had a mouth watering mac and cheese with elk jalapeno sausage. Prices were always reasonable. The beer has way more hits than misses. The milk stout and pepper beer are near the top for their styles. The silverback porter is very good. That is not to say they do not have their misses, schwarzbeer..but when they hit it is great. A very enjoyable a must hit brewery, especially for those traveling by train.
10-30-2009 15:05:49 |
More by tigg924
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Great location and space near Coors Field. Three sprawling levels, lots of wood, just a nice big space.
I started with a Pat's Chili Beer. This is a new style to me, and was the second one I tried. It was nice and spicy, this is becoming one of my favorite styles. Unfortunately it is not as widely available as I would like.
I downed that pretty quick, because I had to try a Siverback Porter. A smoked porter - my all time favorite style of beer. It hit the spot with a mild smoke, coffee, chocolate and malty flavor. I could drink these all day.
For grub I tried the burrito stuffed with buffalo meat, it was very tasty and the perfect companion to the Silverback.
Next time I am in denver this will be a stop - no doubt.
09-18-2009 23:46:06 |
More by gixxerman
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited on Sunday, June 21, 2009
There is not a lot that I can tell you that the other reviewers have not already, but for a Sunday, I thought that the place had a good crowd to it. The bar area was pretty full and the seating area looked mostly full. Nice space, old warehouse feel to it. Nice big bar area with some outdoor seating, which was completely full as it was a nice evening.
The bar had 8 taps and 3 cask beers (a stout and 2 IPA's). The selection was good as they had several different styles to choose from, yet it did seem like they had a few IPA's on tap. The bartenders were good, quick and knowledgeable about the beer and they were friendly.
The beer and food are good; I tried the Silverback Porter and the B3K Schwartz beer. Both were pretty good, the stout was better. Overall, this is not a destination but it is still good and if you are in Denver, it is definitely worth the visit.
06-23-2009 17:57:32 |
More by PhillyStyle
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Visited 4/23/09, reviewed from notes, second stop on my trip to Denver, couple blocks from Coors Field in downtown, walked in saw about eight taps and three casks, suprisingly the chile beer was the standout of the beers I tried, that is usually my least favorite style by far, also enjoyed one of the IPAs on cask, other beers consisted of a tripel, vienna, schwarzbier, amber, pilsner, blonde, and dry stout, food looked really good but we had just eaten down the street at Wazee Supper Club, very busy on a Friday night and that was expected, bartender was nice enough to offer tasters without me even asking, cool inside and obviously been rennovated being how old it is, would go back when I visit the city again someday, glad I got to see Denver's first brewpub
05-07-2009 03:58:03 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$
I hadn't visited the Wynkoop in several years. I returned last fall. On a Tuesday night, the place was full. Very noisy. Difficult to have a conversation. Server really didn't know the beers well. Actually, the server didn't know their beers AT ALL. When I visit a brewpub, I expect the servers to know beer, especially their own beers. I don't need to be told which beer is the lightest.
Food was ho-hum. Buffalo burger was OK, fries were mushy and cold.
This place used to be good, with great beers and tasty food. I'll think twice before returning in the near future. There are so many other good beer venues in downtown Denver. I'm sure that I'll give them another chance someday, but there are other places that I need to visit first.
03-30-2009 02:01:09 |
More by RECiPE
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went to Wynkoop for lunch on a Friday. Atmosphere was kind of generic "Rock Bottom-esque." The place is ginormous, with three sprawling levels. The main level was hopping with lunch eaters. Our waiter was great, attentive and knowledgeable about the beer selections. Speaking of beer, there were eight on tap, plus about four seasonal/special ales. The food was better than I expected. We had the Thai cobb salad and the chicken salad sandwich, both of which were quite tasty and large. This place has a large, corporate feel, but good food and a decent beer selection, making a nice stop while visiting Denver.
03-14-2009 15:21:36 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Wynkoop was one of the first brewpubs I ever visited, so I was only too happy to be able to return a few years later with many more brewpub experiences under my belt.
Parking is easy with pay lots right next door. The place is pretty nicely laid out and spacious, with the main bar on the first of three floors with plenty of dining room seating opposite. The kitchen is in the back. Upstairs are bathrooms and pool tables, and downstairs is more bathrooms.
On tap was 12 beers all brewed on site. None were horrible, most were slightly above average if not better and all were easy to drink and distinguish the style. My personal favorites were the Monkey's fist IPA, Wixa Weiss, and Patty's Chili Beer.
The food selection was a little lite, but the food itself was very good. We enjoyed the artichoke and Parmesan dip a lot, and the entrees were good too. Service was great, maybe even too good, as our main courses came out before we even had a chance to really enjoy the appetizers.
Wynkoop is definitely a place I'll gladly return to when out in Denver.
03-03-2009 00:03:54 |
More by HopDerek
Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO
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