In the mile-high city of Denver, where the Rocky Mountains meet urban sophistication, a thriving craft beer culture has taken root. With a bustling scene of brewpubs, Denver offers beer enthusiasts a taste of innovation, tradition, and community like no other. Join us as we embark on a hoppy adventure through the best brewpubs in Denver, where top-notch brews, cozy atmospheres, and culinary delights converge to create unforgettable experiences for beer lovers and foodies alike. Denver’s brewpub scene awaits your exploration.
Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
2298 Clay St, Denver, CO 80211
Phone: (720) 512-3894
Across Clay Street from Jefferson Park is Briar Common Brewery + Eatery. It’s a charmingly airy Denver brewpub with a gorgeous rooftop terrace where you can enjoy your brunch while breathing brisk mountain air. Their beer selection make this one of the top bars out there. They have a menu of nie in-house brews, including a pillowy Broken Bridge Hazy IPA and unbelievably scrumptious raspberry honey blonde dubbed Bee’s Knees, There are also eight signature cocktails to choose from. I recommend the Apricot Cadmamom Old Fashioned or the Pineapple Mint Margarita paired with a brunch order of Chicken + Waffles.
490 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 708-5816
Looking for fun places to get drinks after an afternoon at the Space Gallery? Less than a block north is Black Sky Brewery, a heavy metal-themed brewpub serving tasty artisanal pizzas and house beers. Black Sky Brewery has way too many craft brews and cocktails to go through the whole list, but I can gladly recommend the Broors Light, a crisp lager, and the rose and hibiscus-infused Petal to the Metal. As for cocktails, I thoroughly enjoyed their Dirty Paloma with Union Mezcal.
3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Phone: (303) 993-2799
If you’re wondering where to get drinks, Black Shirt Brewing Co. tops my list of the best brewpubs in Denver. It’s homey and spacious, with seating in the beer garden or taproom. It’s situated less than five minutes east of St. Charles Recreation Center. They have a bespoke drinks menu of ten craft brews, from the Walnut Street Mexican lager to their flagship Colorado Public Red, an amber ale. Order a pint and a pie– I recommend the Foxy Lady– for a stellar way to spend a date night.
3750 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216
Phone: (303) 728-2337
Pretty much every beer drinker I know has had a Blue Moon, but very few are fortunate enough to say they’ve had one fresh from the tap at the Blue Moon Brewing Company in the RiNo Art District. There’s nary a cocktail on the menu, but you can bet your brews that you’ll find some of the best suds this side of the Rockies, including a bready but bright Orange Blossom Honey Kolsch and a deliciously spiced autumnal Harvest Pumpkin Wheat. There aren’t that many fun places to go out better than Blue Moon’s own brewpub.
1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 297-2700
If you’re looking for a place to go out after a ball game at Coors Field, home of the Rockies, head two blocks east for a beer at The Centennial State’s first brewpub, Wynkoop. They’re proud of who they are and what they do, keeping their offerings of fresh local beer, seasonal fare, and billiards as simple as that. Wynkoop serves 17 homebrews, and my favorite is their unfiltered wheat Wixa Weiss South German hefeweizen. However, I thoroughly enjoyed my pint of The Devil Went Down to Denver, a Belgian strong golden ale boasting a 9.7% ABV.