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Yak and Yeti

Yak and YetiYak and Yeti

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 63
Beer Avg: 3.78

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
89
very good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

7803 Ralston Rd.
Arvada, Colorado, 80002
United States
phone: (303) 426-1976

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(Place added by: caboose9 on 01-13-2009)
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Reviews by rowew:
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rowew

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Stopped in for lunch and some beers - this is in the same beautiful building that used to house the Cheshire Cat. Even before we got our of the car the aromas of Indian food were enticing us in. This place has a bar up front, with the brewing equipment in a room behind there, and several smaller dining rooms. There is also an upstairs, but I've never been up there. In one of the center rooms there was an Indian buffet set up. We ordered some samplers, and proceeded to hit the buffet. Food was very good - several different varieties of food available, my only complaint would be there were a bit slow to replace them as they ran out. The beers were all solid offerings - I didn't take any real notes, but remember enjoying the IPA and ESB the most. They also had a couple interesting stouts, one being milk and the other chai.

Definitely worth a stop - I would say this is an improvement over the old Cheshire.

01-13-2009 19:20:10 | More by rowew
More User Reviews:
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-11-2014 05:41:37 | More by ccozzi
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

The Yak and Yeti was a bit of a surprise for me. I was expecting a much smaller less robust restaurant. Have no mistake you will be selecting from a large menu, and I believe about 12 draft options.

I had a great meal with 5 different beers. The food was delicious, and I'll definitely be bringing my wife & kids back sometime to eat. Prices were fair but a bit higher than I assumed. I ate at the bar and didn't take the time to check out the rest of the establishment.

I learned the brewer here also does some beers for Colorado + to south just off Wadsworth. The standouts for me were the Himalayan IPA and the Chai Milk Stout. I do want to return and try all of their brews, as what I did taste was fair to great.

02-11-2014 04:33:10 | More by rsdaugherty
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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

02-03-2014 15:24:17 | More by Rihup
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-03-2014 03:58:25 | More by Dactrius
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blindtiger24

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$

Indian buffet is great with classic Northern and Southern indian options (vegetarian or meat). The beer is solid with options for everyone - light, fruity beers, chai stout, hop heavy IPAs. Bar area is tight and ordering a drink can sometimes be a trial in patience. That said, wait staff is friendly when you get their attention.

01-17-2014 17:19:05 | More by blindtiger24
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Gordon_Freeman

Colorado

2.46/5  rDev -36.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4 | $$$

Going Down Hill

The restaurant was so hot I could barley stand it! I saw an air condition unit outside that they weren't using. I get the feeling that this place cuts corners every where. The beer tasted like it was brewed on a budget. I am very familiar with their steam brew system, which can brew perfect beers, from back in the day it was the Cheshire Cat Brew Pub, but they also started cutting corners near the end. It must just be a bad location. They did have an award winning brewer who went on to bigger and better things. Since than they are mediocre.

The service has an Indian slave labor feel! The bar tender did not give me the time of day and seemed condescending.

The food was great for the money, but curry, heat, and alcohol don't mix well.

The beer ranged from slop to phenomenal, so maybe worth a visit on a cool day.

01-15-2014 02:59:07 | More by Gordon_Freeman
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-11-2013 14:29:10 | More by Jason
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

love this place, a bit of a hike from south denver, but well worth the trip. the beers are unique and diverse, and the food is authentic and delicious. smaller place around the bar, with a bigger eating area in back and a quaint little porch area where we sat all evening. the beers are all pretty good, and very clever. chai stout, watermelon wheat, fenugreek belgian... where else can you find beers like that? the service is great, very social and entertaining, always available. some lazy musicians half jamming in the corner adds to the ambiance. food is all exquisite, the chicken wings in the tandoor oven are bomb, and our entrees were top notch as well. they close pretty early during the week, which is a bit of a buzzkill, and really my only complaint. prices arent low, but they arent out to root you either. this place is awesome overall and a must visit for anyone who likes beer and eastern food and has never been. we love it and cant wait to go back.

09-08-2012 21:55:41 | More by StonedTrippin
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Well, ever since I returned from India I've been searching for some good sub-continent food. The Yak and Yeti has it. I'd love to do a food review here, but it's all about the beer. Still, the food was great...a bit pricey, but the entrees are really 2 meals.

Atmosphere is cozy, mostly Indian. A weird buffet table that wasn't in use was in the corner. Smelled great. Nice carpeted floor. Quaint rooms (didn't go upstairs) and a relaxed patio. Bar up front.

About 10 beers on tap. A couple rotating handles and seasonals. Prices are a tad high, but happy hour is nice. I had the English mild and it was tasty. Didn't quite go with the food, but I didn't care.

Service is just short of 'in your face', but friendly and prompt. I've found a new place. Will hit this cozy eatery once a month methinks.

05-25-2012 03:12:07 | More by Mebuzzard
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Yak and Yeti in Arvada, CO
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.