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Great Divide Brewing Company

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Great Divide Brewing CompanyGreat Divide Brewing Company
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3.9/5
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52 Beers
41,380 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 260
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.33
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2201 Arapahoe Street
Denver, Colorado, 80205
United States
phone: (303) 296-9460

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greatdividebrew

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Reviews by spoony:
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4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A-I visited on the Saturday afternoon of Memorial Day Weekend and the place was packed. Like standing room only packed. I'm not typically a crowd guy, but everybody was having fun, so I cannot complain. Loud-ish rock'n'roll added to the high energy of the place. The bar area up front is small and the seating area around back is not much bigger. The tasting area has a fun feel in a college sort-of way.

Q-The beers on tap were, not surprisingly, Great Divide, which means that they are good beers, with a few great beers like Yeti and variants of Yeti.

Ser-Despite the crowd, I got a drink quickly and without fuss. The beer was poured into a oversized fluted glass, which appeared clean. The pour was well-done. I did not hang around long enough (and the place was too busy) to get into any in-depth conversations with the bar tenders, but it appeared that they knew their beers.

Sel-If there is a down-side to my visit, it was the selection. There was not a single beer on tap aside from St. Bridget's Porter that is not widely available in Denver. To be fair, they had a lot of their regular lineup available, but I don't go to breweries to taste what I can buy at the store near my house.

V-Beers were six bucks for a full-size pour, which is a bit on the high side.

O-I liked the slightly rowdy feel -- this a bar, damnit, not a morgue! The lack of selection was a bit of a letdown, but I will have to get back when something special is on tap. For those visiting from outside the Great Divide distribution area, this place is worth a visit if only to sip on some Yeti.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerTwigs
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

2nd time in Denver and 2nd time I have stopped in. This place is great. A nice little bar with a good variety of their beers on tap. I really enjoy their beers and their staff is very helpful with what is new and the profiles of the beers. There is almost always a food truck parked outside which is a plus. I would definitely recommend checking this place out. They are reasonably priced and in a good location near downtown. Cheers!

Photo of evan35
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Small location, but always have one or two beers you can't readily find nationwide. Worth a stop if you are in town.

Photo of Jason_the_Argonaut
4.85/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I had the pleasure of visiting this brewery while in Colorado. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. I am going to Denver again in December and looking foward to going back.

Photo of Taylorerickson
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jaramilr
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 1

Photo of MAD_Hippies_Life
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Moun10
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of GregJ
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Good beer and excellent service. I was bummed they did not have their barleywine out yet bet very happy for a snifter of Yeti.

Photo of ksolekjr
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Wonderful tap room with friendly staff and incredible beer. "I believe"

Photo of double2chin
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ricknelson
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of one800higgins
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

A bit lacking in selection, most of their brews were the common ones found nationwide. The staff was very friendly and also very chatty. The bar was a bit small considering their brand being known nationwide, but the crowd was a manageable size so it didn't feel cramped.

Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MtnSoup
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

What to begin - this is my go-to, home brewery. For anyone considering a trip to CO, and the all-important question: "Which breweries in Denver warrant my time?" This is a must-stop destination.

Why? Not only is it home to the best beers in Denver, but it's also got the best vibe of any brewery (perhaps in the whole state). No televisions means everyone talks to each other - locals and visitors.

Another bonus, GD is constantly churning out great beers from its pilot system, making it a near guarantee that they have a beer (or more) that you cannot ever get outside the tasting room. Also, tours are FREE (yes, FREE), and are definitely worth your time. The brewery was formerly a milk production facility, so it's set up very uniquely.

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Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO
96 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.