Vine Street Pub
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Reviews by Domingo:
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
File this under places I should've gone to back when they first opened.
This is essentially the Mountain Sun location in Denver. Everything is done in a nice wood decor with a bar, booths lining the walls, and tables (big and small) in the middle of the floor. There's also a patio outside, which would be terrific for warm days.
One other nice touch were board games, to give the place a relaxed family feel during normal restaurant hours.
They have 8-10 Mountain Sun taps, which run the gambit as far as styles go. Everything from a ginger wheat beer, to an IPA, to a black Saison in collaboration with Avery. In addition to those taps, they also have 7-8 guest taps including some impressive and unusual things like St. Bernardus Wit, Prima Pils, Pliny the Elder (!), and Young's Double Chocolate.
They probably have the 2nd best selection of draft beer in the area, and the prices are great, too. If you haven't had the Mountain Sun beers - they're all solid. I really liked the amber, java porter, and tripel, but everything was good if not great.
The food was solid bar food. Burger, sandwiches, fresh cut fries, and even some southwest items. Nothing ground breaking, but for "bar food" it's about as good as you can want. The fries are flat-out amazing.
While I don't really live anywhere near Vine St. - this place makes me wish I did. It's one of the nicest beer destinations around.
The only real knock on the place is that they don't take credit cards. They do have an ATM in the place, so that's only a small complaint.
EDIT: After going here regularly for several years, I find myself heading to the VSP as much for the food as the beer. Everything is made fresh and one of the best bets is to just go with whatever the special item of the day is. The VSP is one of my top 2-3 places in all of Denver.
06-22-2009 14:12:37 | More by Domingo
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4.15/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$
A Denver outpost of the Boulder brewery - visited after a long day of trekking (and driving) around Rocky Mountain NP. Snagged a nice table outside and proceeded to get pretty intoxicated on hopforward beers.
Food was good enough - high quality bar food with a number of appealing burgers. Definitely hit the spot. There were a ton of taps - lots of hop varietals and a few guests
I'm not sure I would necessarily seek this out when in Denver, but definitely had a great time after the sun went down on the patio.
05-29-2013 02:43:21 | More by dirtylou
2.55/5 rDev -39.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$$$
Big place, dudes playing cornhole outside on the patio, big patio area. Inside, picnic style bench in the middle, lots of seating. Kind of a well to do hippie yuppie vibe. No televisions, despite Broncos pre-season game (maybe they knew beerandraiderfan was coming). They don't accept cards, cash only, automatic 18% gratuity if you and five friends visit the establishment on their own. And of course, since the tip is automatic, the service becomes terrible.
Waited almost a half an hour to have our order taken. Beers were anything but fitting the description the server or menu indicated. Large selection, big tap list, beers taste like it was the same yeast strain in every beer. Colorado Kind, not all that hoppy, for instance. And really gritty. Prices were a little on the high side, but especially when you throw 18% on the top, for really nothing in terms of service other than bringing it to you long after you wanted it, and ordered it.
Food tasted like stuff pulled out of the freezer, the burgers were decent, but nobody in our group was particularly impressed. One couple with us said it used to be cooler, and cheaper here, but those days apparently have passed. I wouldn't recommend really. Its one of those ethos places that seems contrary to its own alleged ethos. All about the money here, not the product, convenience etc. . .
09-27-2012 20:28:37 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.83/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
I dig the Vine. The atmosphere is pretty good if you're into the hippie thing (and there's nothing wrong with it by me), but it can be annoyingly crowded with kids and...uh...hippies depending on when you go.
The Vine/Mountain Sun/Southern Sun beers are solid. They also do a pretty good job of bringing in other breweries to supplement the 8-12 Vine beers.
Service is good...not great. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable but not always paying attention, so you might sit with an empty glass on occasion.
Selection is good. The Vine's own beers form a nice core to a selection of 15-20 beers that are high in quality.
Food is pretty solid from burgers to veggie fare. There is some hippie love that goes into the kitchen and it shows in the food. Definitely a step up from the frier fare you find at a lot beer joints, but there is nothing too fancy here, and the price is nice (for food...reasonable for beer). Good carrot cake, for what its worth.
All in all, a good neighborhood spot with good food and beer, but if beer is what you're after, there are better places in Denver. Except during Stout Month.
I give the exact the same review for the Southern Sun in Boulder.
08-03-2012 04:08:32 | More by spoony
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went for dinner with a friend on a Friday evening. This looks a bit like a typical pub. It's not quite a college hang out, not quite a family restaurant. Does a decent job at walking the line between the two (while I was there, both babies and pregnant women and drunk 20-somethings were present). The interior is big and open and sparsely decorated, and there's two large outdoor patio areas: one with lots of seating and the other is standing only with cornhole games.
The beer selection is sizeable, and both of the beers I tried (an IPA and a saison) were very good. Definitely a wide variety of brews.
Our waitress was fine, but our drinks and food came out slowly. Food was fine. Mostly basic pub/bar food with maybe a slight hippy twist.
Overall a worthy stop.
05-05-2012 22:50:54 | More by shivtim
Vine Street Pub in Denver, CO
93 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.