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Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 39
Beer Avg: 3.53
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
2161 Blake Street
phone: (303) 298-1587
Tuesday - Saturday from 11am - 6pm*
*Hours are subject to Rockies home games.
*NIGHT GAMES - Closes two hours prior to the game; Reopens to ticketholders 90 minutes prior to game time
*AFTERNOON GAMES - Open to ticketholders only 90 minutes prior to game time
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Checked out this spot on the BA pub crawl. I have to admit didnt have high expectations, but I was definintely wowed! The restaurant is directly attached to the stadium and you can see the field from inside the pub. The area is very open with some tables and stools spaced around. A section of tables is to the left of the main entrance and there is a U shaped bar of about 30 stools in the middle. Brewing equipment is visible from the bar area. Nice copper tanks. There are 10 beers on tap plus Otto Ale Monster garage beer samples are available. Several unique types as a dunkel weizen, schwarzbier, and smoke ale are available among others. There are of course tons of TVs for sports. Lots of historic photos and moments are on the walls and pillars of the bar. Not photos but the actual wallpaper. Lots of brick work on the walls and exposed ventilation ducts. Really cool atmosphere.
Took a tour of the brewing equipment in the basement and talked shop with John and Tom the brewers. John told some good stories from Monster Garage episode and they also chatted about the freedom they have to brew whatever they want @ Sandlot. Coors owns the place but doesnt dictate brewing schedule. Very cool guys and quite tasty beers. Cant imagine how cool it would be to attend a game and drink brews of this high quality!
They close in the baseball off season so try to go in the summer and take in a game and some tasty beer!
10-08-2004 03:48:01 |
More by sulldaddy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Free BREWS for me here.
This place has a great selection of stuff. I tried a few things, and most of them were lackluster. The service was decent, but I had to name the beers specifically as the people there didn't understand styles on certain things (I know sometimes there was more than one offering per style).
It's a place that's worth visiting if you are in denver. Don't expect to be blown away by the beers, though. They are decent, but not great.
I am still impressed by how many different offerings they had. More than any brewpub I've ever seen.
10-15-2007 00:51:16 |
More by jasonjlewis
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Gotta say I've been here three times and didn't expect much, but have been pleasantly surprised.
I've been here twice during a game, once during GABF, Selection of tasty lagers was pretty decent, especially during GABF. Can't say that I've ever ordered food here.
Beer wasn't cheap, but not out of line compared with the crap in the bleachers - compared with that it seemed a bargain, so I averaged the $ and $$$...
Unfortunately due to similar styles and strange names I'm not even sure what the heck beers I've had here! I recall "What in the Helles Bill?" was exceptional, and everything else I've had here was at least decent. I'm thinking that I wasn't overly impressed with a still-highly-drinkable dunkelweizen, and that one pilsner I had was much better than the other, still decent, example - but I couldn't tell you which was which, sorry.
Not the most comfortable tables/chairs, and a small bathroom easily overwhelmed by a crowd, though I guess that is to be expected at the ballpark.
It's sometimes been a little hard to GET service, but once I had a bartender's attention I have had zero complaints. During GABF when they ran out of clean glasses (WTF?) I told him to refill the one I had instead, and he did so - free. Nice.
With these mostly ice-cold lagers I'd recommend a hot summer day visit - not so much a cold fall day.
02-28-2008 02:55:45 |
More by udubdawg
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Friday was the non GABF play day. Started at Rock Bottom, hit the Great Divide, and then the SandLot Brewery before them other 5 places. Located at the foot of Coors field, it's strange how quiet this ballpark scene is...
From the entranceway, you're in a lower lobby area looking directly at a small room with fermenters. A short flight up puts you at the bar, curved at both ends and seating for about 2 dozen with adjacent bar counters overlooking the fermenter room. Lots of brick and pillars with baseball legends and facts...
1961 - Roger Maris breaks Babe Ruth's single season record with 61 home runs.
1969 - Miracle Mets win the World Series.
1974 - Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's all time home run record. Finishes with 755.
1983 - For the 3rd time in 8 years, George Steinbrenner hires Billy Martin as New York Yankees manager.
...and on and on and on.
The rear of the room has a small curved wood pen housing 6 tables. The back walls are large rounded windows that look out over an exterior enclosed area with a dozen tables and the ball field itself from somwhere down the right field line. It's a great view.
They had a dozen beers available (Blue Moon White, Bohemian Pils, Helles, German Pils, Euro Pils, Dunkle Weisse, German Bock, Schwartzbier, Octo, Municher Dunkle, Rauch and the Monster Garage Ale). The Dunkle Weisse was pleasantly clovey and banana-ee, the Rauch just wonderful, amazingly smokey, and the Monster Garage Otto Ale,... well it was pretty damn hoppy for a 40 IBU beer.
The real treat here was the late tour that brewers John and Tom gave us. We got to hear good tales from the Monster Truck stint, talked about their freedom to brew these great German beers, their ownership by Coors, and we got to taste the kind Bock right off the fermenter. Most impressive.
10-25-2004 01:41:03 |
More by slander
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I visited this brewpub with a group of BAs on a pub crawl during the 2004 GABF weekend. The staff was very accomodating, and they even gave us a tour of the brewing area downstairs.
This brewpub is attached directly to Coors Field, and the field can be seen through glass walls at the rear of the pub. It must be a cool place to be during a baseball game. The pub itselt has a seating area with tables near the front, and then a long bar leading to the rear, where there are more tables for seating. There is a fair amount of open space near the bar to allow for a large amount of standing room. The bar itself seats about 35 with chairs. The bar top is formica (?). The floors are hardwood. There are a lot of TVs throughout the pub for watching sports.
The bar has about 8-10 taps with a good selection of German style beers (pilsners, dunkels, rauchbier, hefeweizen, etc.). The beers were good to very good. One can't help but wonder why Coors mass-produces mostly bland, uninteresting lagers if they obviously know what good beer tastes like? I suppose the answer is $$$.
Overall this was a good pub with good service and good beer. Unfortunately, they have decided to close during the off-baseball-season, but give them a try next Spring.
12-18-2004 21:21:13 |
More by UncleJimbo
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Visited on 4/25/09 during the seventh inning stretch and after the Rockies game, reviewed from notes, how can the atmosphere not be cool if it is inside a ballpark, the answer is it really cannot unless it fails miserably, located in right field, had three of their beers on tap including B.S. Helles, Second Hand Smoke, and Right Field Red, I had the first two mentioned because I have heard so many great things about their lagers in the past, this was super crowded and I am sure it always is being that they are opened mostly only on game days, love the concept and wish my Dodgers would do something like this next, prices are super high around seven dollars a glass but they are expected at a baseball game, better than the other macro options but these too come in platic cups unfortunately
05-07-2009 04:11:11 |
More by Floydster
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Well, a brewpub in a baseball stadium. Not a bad atmosphere! Although, it's only open during ball games. So, you buy a ticket to the game, then don't watch it. Wish it were open at least during away games.
Anywho, I've been there plenty of times this year as the Rockies kinda sucked. It's a horseshoe bar with eatery thing at the front. Vendors, I think. Didn't try anything cuz I had just eaten some $10 nachos!
Regular Coors crap on tap. But their stuff is pretty good. I like the Barman Pils. Nice and crisp for summer game days. Service is more "bar-y" then "brewpub-y", a bit cold, but hey, it's at a stadium! I would say this is a must stop, but the fact of the ticket/game thing kind of dampens the worthiness. If you want some Sandlot beer, hit Falling Rock about a center-fielder's throw away
01-26-2012 07:25:22 |
More by Mebuzzard
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3
I spent the evening yesterday at this pub for a private party. The atmosphere in the pub was quite good -- lots of open space and fresh air. The visible brewing equipment added a lot to the feel as well. The beer itself was very good too. I spent most of the evening drinking their excellent dunkelweizen. Although I'd say it was technically much too roasty for the style, it was no less enjoyable for that. The rauchbier was also very good. I tried the helles, and enjoyed it. I just wish they had some of the bitter, schwarzbier and pilsner to try... Having the brewers around pouring samples was a lot of fun too.
Though selection was limited, what we had was certainly very good.
10-12-2004 12:53:32 |
More by Garin
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Overlooking the field, this restaurant / beer bar is spacious and very bright. I visited during a non-game time so I walked in off the street. Another day I attempted to get in, but the front door was locked as only baseball ticket holders could get in from the side stadium entrance since a game was underway. The place was very clean with baseball being shown on all the TVs and baseball items adorned the walls. There were several beers on tap, but I only tried an ESB which was good. As I left it was filling up with a lunch crowd of construction workers and business suit types. Shirts and hats are available by the street door.
08-13-2003 01:46:10 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
Fits into the standard American brewpub style of decor. Red brick, exposed ductwork, brewing equipment viewable through a glass wall. Obviously there is a lot of ballpark and baseball memorabilia hanging on the walls here.
4 beers on tap, ESB, stout, Red, and a Dunkelweizen as the brewers special offering. Plus all the regular Coors offerings, apparently they brew their own Blue Moon there? From the looks of the other reviews the selection goes way up during GABF week, I was there a few weeks before so maybe they were stocking up.
Fairly empty even 45 minutes before a game. A long bar, lots of floor space to move around and friendly service. Nice outside patio to the back, and another "patio" thats walled in (halfwalls) and extends into the concourse.
03-16-2005 23:57:08 |
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SandLot Brewery @ Coors Field in Denver, CO