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Golden City Brewery

Not Rated.
Golden City BreweryGolden City Brewery
Based on:
17 Beers
259 Hads
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 29
Visits: 54
Avg: 3.82
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

920 12th Street
Golden, Colorado, 80401
United States
phone: (303) 279-8092

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Reviews: 29 | Visits: 54
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
4.36/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

An awesome place to stop and have a beer if in the touristy town of Golden. I love the sign on the street corner. Golden's second largest brewery, in the shadows of one of the behemoths in the beer world. Ultra laid back and chill. The main area is basically a backyard with some picnic tables, and a tiny area inside that can maybe seat 6-7 people. A perfect spot for a few afternoon beers.

The selection is not as extensive as other places can be, but the quality is incredible. The main stays are a kolsh, alt, brown, stout, and IPA. Also a Gose and barleywine were both killed when I was there. Everything is very good to great. The IPA specifically is one of the best I have had anywhere. The Gose and Alt are both very unique styles and done perfectly. The quality here is top notch, all fresh as can be.

The service is very good. The one bartender and owner take care of everything and are very knowledgeable and personable. They gave a round of free beer out to some people that helped a family from the neighborhood find their lost dog. That is great. The food looked really good, but I did not grub. Pizzas, sandwiches, and salads that all look really well made.

Overall, one of my favorite places in the Denver area. All around top notch and well run. I would sit here all day if I could.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jacobdunne
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I loved visiting this place! I loved that it is in a residential area. Seeing houses all around you as your sipping a delicious brew on their patio is pretty sweet!

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Photo of DrikerGirl
5/5  rDev +30.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing new remodel. I really like the bathrooms and the repurposed bowing alley tables, I think from the old golden bowl. GCB has been here ever since I moved to the state 7 years ago. It is always amazing with excellent beers and a completely unique and unpretentious vibe, which is growing scarse with all the new clone a brewery types popping up all over the state. Check them out, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of ericstites
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

This place is the best. Go kill yourself on one of the many single tracks and then stop here for a sampler.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of norrisk66
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Great local establishment. We have been coming here for years.

GCB has been around way before craft beers were "Cool"

One occasion many years ago-we were offered a free pitcher for stacking some empty kegs!

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Photo of rossracing
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Daniellewallace0306
5/5  rDev +30.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beer, awesome new atmosphere and the staff is great :) plus new bathrooms. Deserves a high score!!

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Photo of ManBearPat
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of tylerstravis
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sozz2
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Mhollerb
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Such a fun outdoor patio brewery in a cool town.

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Photo of qchic
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of drewfromboulder
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Really cool outdoor beer garden. Beers were lacking in character and were not poured properly with a lower level of carbonation which is not to my liking. Staff acted like they did not want to be there, very off putting to say the least.

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Photo of Todd
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Showed up just before last call. Jason and I were able to sneak in a couple of pints each. Beers were lackluster and flat. Service was the same. Guy behind the bar hated life or something.

The beer garden only and ordering from a door concept was interesting, but not interesting enough to pull me back.

Seems like they're living in the past, back when they actually were the "2nd largest brewing in Golden."

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Golden City Brewery in Golden, CO
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.