Breckenridge Colorado Craft

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Breckenridge Colorado CraftBreckenridge Colorado Craft
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85
very good

76 Ratings
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: n/a
Taps: 32
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2220 Blake St
Denver, Colorado, 80205-2013
United States
phone: (303) 297-3644

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Reviews by Hibernator:
Photo of Hibernator
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Breckenridge Brewery was my second stop of the day and short walk from Great Divide. A very spacious pub located super close to Coors Field, so I can picture this place getting really busy before a game. The atmosphere has a slight industrial vibe, but there is tons of seating and probably an ideal place to go with a big group.

Breckenridge Brewery has a nice open space feel and exposed brick. The bar is to the left when you and enter. They have different games like pool, Skee Ball and Golden Tee. There is also a nice collection of vintage beer cans in the back too.

In terms of beer I think there was about 8 "regular" drafts and 2 "small batch" offerings (Thunder Stout & 471 IPA). I tried the Vanilla Porter and Agave Wheat, both were solid.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped in with a colleague while in town for a conference. Large place with lots of tables and a nice looking bar. Decent tap selection of Breckenridge and other local stuff. Mostly standard stuff but decent selection overall. If you’re headed to the game, probably worth stopping in. But not a place to really go out of your way for. Prices were reasonable and service was decent enough.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

My company had our annual sales meeting here in Denver. We always have a variety of activities planned at these meetings, and one of the choices was a Brewery Tour. Needless to say, I signed up for the brewery tour. This was our last stop of the day (3rd stop).

We arrived, a group of about 30, and had a little section reserved at the back of the rooms. The tap list was large and included both house made beers and local beers. We were given several samples and a pitcher or two, as well as a full glass of beer (these were dictated by the tour group director).

We had some nachos which were decent, but tasted even better as we were parched and hungry. I cant say a whole lot about the place. It was run of the mill brewpub with no outstanding features, except its location to downtown. I think there are better choices to go downtown for beer.

Photo of Marshall_ofmcap
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I ate there just tonight, monday. It was reasonably empty but that is no small mystery due to the rockies game in town and that its monday.

The food was alright, my burger was lacking a little. The spin dip was plenty tasty.

I drank their Irish red, it was sweeter initially then I was expecting but I definitely enjoyed it. i followed it with the Agave wheat that left me nonplussed. I'm not sad I had it but I prefered the red.

They also sell the "competitions" beers which I liked but felt vaguely obligated to drink the house brew.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Stopped here on business in Denver. This place is right near Coors Field. It was real slow when I went in around 2:00pm, which was ok for a quiet brewpub visit. The bartender was helpful and knowledgable. They had all their standard brews on tap plus many of the other breweries featured in their guest menu. The food was alright, we had some typical pub fare. Three different flights are available. The prices were reasonable. I'd like to check out the other Breckenridge locations.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Another in the long line of establishments on the Blake Street LoDo district in downtown Denver, in decent walking proximity to Coors Field. Usual long run of all brick buildings, to which this place fits right in. Big open area inside, its like 2 of those chain restaurants put together (applebee's, chevy's etc. . . ).

Quality of their beers and food really is exemplary of what the word average means. Hardly disappointing, hardly pleasureful. Hoppy stuff is malty, malty stuff is thin, but there's never really an off flavor. Food is the usual pub grub, burgers and fried food. Selections are the usual stuff you find at the store, nothing exotic or tap only to find.

They have some pool tables, but why bother, when Wynkoop has more, more limited beers, better food, cooler spot.

Overall, this place is just ok, I can think of about a half dozen places I would recommend before here within walking distance, this place does seem to be able to accomodate the most amount of people for a baseball game though, so I'd recommend this place for that reason, of if you simply have people who aren't that discerning or looking for ticks or rarities.

Photo of denver10
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Not a bad spot to hit up before or after a baseball game. It will always be busy and loud, not quite a place to chill at, but its serves its purpose. My experiences have always resulted in the beer being better on their taps than what you get in their bottles and the food is good enough. Not a place you would every go to as a place to eat but enjoyable enough when you combine it with drinking and taking in a ball game. Never sat at the bar and only gone during a game day so all I have seen are busy servers simply trying to get their orders taken, put in, and served. Nothing special there, but that comes with the territory.

Photo of MsRif
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited during "off hours" so it was very slow, which was great. This place probably gets really obnoxiously busy during games since it is right across from Coors Field. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive the entire time, as well as knowledgeable about all the brews. I tried everything they had on tap and I was overall happy with the selection, though I know they didn't have as many brews on tap as some of the other Breckenridge locations.

I liked every brew I tried, and the samplers were well worth it. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Really, this was a great place to hang for the afternoon and drink/eat. Very laid back. I probably wouldn't have liked it as much during game time, but my experience was very good. They do sell some collectibles (shirts, pints) for those of you who are into that. Worth a visit for sure.

Photo of beer2day
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Located practically across the street from Coors field. Stopped in on a rainy Tuesday for dinner before the first snow of the season. Hopefully the lack of a crowd had to do with the weather.

Big, cavernous room with a raised platform bar in the front. Tables and booth seating scattered about. Large meeting room in the back. Not getting a good vibe from the space, though. The bar area is nicer.

Service was hard to measure. Our server was good, but we were his only table. Only 2 other tables going at the time we were there.

Beer choices were the standard BB fare and they did have the vanilla porter going. Hoping for a good fall seasonal, but not tonight. Beer prices were a pleasant surprise. Food menu is varied and the food is quite good. Buffalo chicken sandwich was very tasty.

Nice selection of merchandise by the front door.

Worth a stop if in the area, but there is a lot of good competition for your beer dollar in this neighborhood.

Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Pretty decent place right in the Coors Field region. Presumably, it gets pretty slamming during games, but it was pretty quiet when I visited. A good sized bar that seats plenty of people, lots of room and lots of tables. I was informed that the bar/dining area actually used to be the brewing room, and it was refurbished when they started doing most of the brewing at another location.

A mostly sports-bar-ish atmosphere, as you'd imagine, with a bit of a vintage feel. Lots of good Breckenridge beer on tap, perhaps 10 draught lines, and then Miller Lite for the more annoying / less discriminating clientele. Our bartender was friendly, helpful, and very informative, and really knew her stuff, not only about the beer, but about the whole Breckenridge corporation. Basic menu with mostly comfort food and pub food, but all good in that department. Reasonable prices.

This was a good place, and I only regret I didn't have time to visit other Breckenridge locations. But I'm glad I could at least get this one in.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visited this Breckenridge location on my trip to Denver. I stopped in here for lunch with my wife while waiting for Great Divide to open at 2 PM.

Walking in I immediately got the feel that this was very much like a BJ's restaurant in that they had a split emphasis on food and beer. The hostess and server were both very friendly and gave good service.

There were approximately 12 of their beers on tap, and honestly I didn't check guest taps or bottle selection. I was able to try the Vanilla Porter, Agave Wheat, Oatmeal Stout, and 72 Imperial. All of the beers were fresh and the waitress had no problem giving us free tasters of a few beers.

The food was actually really good too. The wife had a chicken burrito in a really tasty salsa and I had the chipotle club sandwich.

The prices were very reasonable for both food and beer. The pints were $4 and the special beers were $3 for a 10 oz. pour.

Overall, this was a good place for some food and beer. I would recommend this as a stop.

Photo of cwcolby74
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place has a good vibe. It's caddy-corner from Coors Field and gets a good before and after game crowd.

I'm a fan of their beer and enjoyed trying different kinds that are hard to get where I live.

I like when the weather's nice and you can sit out on the porch area and watch the crowds. The service is good as well.

I didn't eat anything there, but the menu looked good, and other people have recommended it as a good place to try.

The prices are just a tad on the high side. Nothing too outrageous, but if you have more than a few beers with food, you'd probably better expect this place to be your main destination for the night.

Photo of StaveHooks
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Breckenridge brewery is a must if your in the area. They have 8 taps in regular rotation. It does get crowded so expect a wait. We went on a Wednesday and had to wait 20 minutes. They had an Impy IPA on tap that was very good. The stout was ok too. Unfortunately the server didn't know alot about the styles of beer I was ordering. I had to go the main bar to ask styles.
Other than that they seem to be quick with drink orders. The food was okay. The fish and chips were good but a tad greasy. Awesome sweet potato fries!

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Last stop on my crawl this night. Decent selection of beers on tap, all house brews, no guests. Had the Agave Wheat.

Good neighborhood feel, but very bare bones decor, nothing to write home about. Can't even tell you if there was any music playing.

Beer was good, no complaints, and service was attentive, but not out the way so.

My vote for favorite bar food is now their fried green beans with ranch dressing. Add a little tabasco, and they are fantastic bar food. Menu had a good selection, burgers, sandwiches, salads, to usual grilled fare.

Beer and green beans were $10, not bad. Didn't see any happy hour specials, though.

Photo of jeremyn
2.55/5  rDev -31.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5

I went here this afternoon with three friends after visiting the Great Divide tap room. Sampled a bit of everyone's beers, including a wheat, brown, and IPA. The IPA was drinkable, but the other two were really poor. They were not offering beer samplers.

Shared a cheeseburger that was over-handled and under-salted. Dense and tough. I got a piece of bone and several pieces of gristle in the burger. Absolutely terrible.

I came away less than impressed. The only high point was very friendly, though not particularly knowledgeable waitress.

Photo of manahansf
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I was in Denver to see my family and had to make it to Brecks pub. Although this is not the main brewing facility it is a great place to drink their fresh beer. The environment is very open and its a total sports bar in a great sports town. The pub is just a baseball throw away from Coor's field. The flight prices are cheap and once you find a favorite, so are the pints. The waiter who helped us was full of knowledge and helped me match up some food with some beers. Great staff, great food, and awesome fresh tap beer. And if your not used to the fresh Colorado beer, try some of the fresh guest taps they have too!

Photo of Dogbrick
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Breckenridge is located on Blake right near Coors Field. There is parking avaialble but I would imagine there is nothing nearby during baseball games.

The interior is spacious with the bar on the left side on a split level, and restaurant seating everywhere else. There is a lot of brick and wood, and a few cases displaying breweriana. There is a large board behind the bar displaying the beers available on tap.

As for the beers, they are divided by the year round offerings and the small batch beers like Christmas Ale, Mighty Brown, Extra ESB, Porter Porter, 471 IPA and others. The beers are available in separate samplers.

Service was good on an early weekday evening. The bartender was helpful and had a good grasp of the various beers available.

Breckenridge Ball Park location has pub grub for the most part on the menu, and the appetizers we ordered were pretty good.

Overall this wouldn't be the first place I would target on a trip to Denver, but it would be perfect before or after a ball game or as part of a brewpub crawl.

Photo of cggarcia
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Got to stop in here twice in January on Saturdays. It was early afternoon both times and the crowd was a little thin; which is a plus in my book. Large cavernous place lacking in atmosphere, but probably appeals to the young and upwardly mobile.

Beertender knew her stuff (she doubles as the marketing rep) and she got me up to speed on all her beers as well as the beers of her competitors. I had the 6 sampler first, then stuck with the 471 IPA. Service was quick and friendly, the beers drinkable. The standouts had to be the IPA and the Oatmeal Stout. Enjoyed the 471 ESB also.

All in all a good place to drink a decent beer and the prices were reasonable.

Photo of Rayek
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

I've been here a bunch of times over the years. Definitely worth the visit, but beware of game days. Breckenridge gets quite busy before and after baseball games, so I generally avoid the place then. Being right across the street from Coors Field has certainly helped their business over the years. During ballpark construction, you could view copies of the blueprints while you drank beer and played pool.

In general, this place is nice, but not a standout. It feels a little too much like Rock Bottom in a warehouse for my tastes. Still, the food is decent and the beers are generally good. The menu is typical Colorado chain restaurant: sandwiches, burgers, Mexican, plus some nice appetizers. Portions are generous, and prices are on par with other local eateries.

Service is good, even on game days. The staff know their brews, which is a plus. I'm sure I'll be here again when time permits.

Photo of hwwty4
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I have been here a couple of times but most recently during GABF 08. This place is located right up from Coors Field and is a great spot to hang out before or after a Rockies game but is a pretty long walk from some of the other big "Beer Spots" in Denver. This place reminds me of a big corporate restaurant. Nothing about the vibe reminds me of a local brewpub. The quality of the place is good. Their beer is very accessible to most people but unfortunately doesn't really cater to the Beer Geeks of the world. The service is OK. I haven't ever had exceptional service but its never bad either. The food honestly is the best thing about this place. Their Beer Battered County Fried Steak is great. All the food I have ever had here has been very good. This is definitely worth a stop if your in the area.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Disclaimer: This review may be construed due to the fact that I visited during the Brewer's Breakfast on Saturday of the GABF when all of the beverages and breakfast buffet was at no cost to me.

The location in the new LoDo disctrict works well with the Great Divide, Wynkoop, and the 16th Street Mall nearby. This taproom is housed in a spacious warehouse that has a decent amount of seating, lots of sports tv's, and a lot of beer flowing. I had the Vanilla Porter, Agave Wheat, 2220 Red, and 471 IPA. The breakfast buffet was nice, although not a part of their regular menu (I'm not sure if the food was prepared in-house or catered by others). The waitress was very hospitable and were really on top of things. The bar staff was not as attentive. Neither seemed to be very knowlegable about their beers. This is a good recommendation if in the area.

Photo of denflyr
4/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I went into the Brew Pub to specifically try a few beers and was looking to try a sampler of what they had on tap.

I sat at the bar in the early afternoon and had excellent service. It was not to busy, but then again there was not a game going on at the time.

I was able to try 6 beers and I was really looking to try the Small Batch Series and was able to try 3 of them. So since that is what I set out for, I feel that the trip was well worth it. I love the fact that they allow the Small Batch sercies in the taste sampler.

I wanted to try the food as it looked really good, but I had dinner plans already! Lots of great offerings.

Also, if you collect pint glasses, they offer a deal of 4 glasses for only $10.00. Nice deal...will make a nice addition to my collection!

Photo of morebeergood
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This was our second stop on our daytime Denver pub crawl. After the tour and tastings at Great Divide (walking distance), we stopped in here to grab a seat and relax with a beer. Large place, very long horseshoe shaped bar, plenty of tables. Some large plasma tvs with the MLB package, and the Sox were on. Bonus points. Service was good, it was slow, but our bartender kept an eye on us. Lots of good beers on tap, with a good variety of styles. I went with the Vanilla Porter, as I have heard it was one of their more popular brews. It was good, but a bit too sweet in the end. Menu looked appetizing, but we were going to eat elsewhere. Even though they don't brew there, it's worth a stop by just to be able to try any (or all) Breckenridge beer.

Photo of udubdawg
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

this place is close to being really good.

I've been in here, oh, 5 times I think, and of those 3 times the place has been filled with smoke. No, not cigarette smoke; this is Colorado and I am thankful for that. No I mean smoke like the kitchen is on fire. Once could be brushed off, but it's a little disconcerting when repeated on subsequent trips.

Seems to take a while to get a table, as often a section seems reserved. Nevermind that that section was empty when we arrived, and remained empty when we left; evidently we still needed to wait for one of the other tables.

Service is always fast, apparently too fast - I've gone without a beer twice in here as they forgot to bring it until I was finished with my meal - and don't act pissed at me when I don't want the beer later - I'm ready to LEAVE, try bringing my beer a half hour earlier.

Selection of beers is quite good, though it seems like the one I most look forward to has been out when I arrive. The 471 series beers are good, and the seasonals at least decent, sometimes very good. I dig porter and love oatmeal stout, but their Vanilla Porter is not to my liking and their oatmeal stout only slightly less of a letdown.

Tasty food. I've been through half the menu with no "wow!" moments but no letdowns either. Nachos, quesadillas, pulled pork and french dip sandwiches, and fish and chips were all enjoyable.

final annoyance - bathroom cleanliness and paper towel availability is at best hit and miss. This could be a really great place with a little attention to detail.

Photo of Beer4Napa
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I went there with my family on a Tuesday afternoon just after lunchtime and during the offseason (November). This may explain the rather deserted atmosphere in the place. The space is an old brick factory / warehouse and it certainly feels that way. It is located across the street from Coors Field, so I'm sure that during and after a game, the place is considerably more lively. Even if it had been packed full of people, however, I still feel that the atmosphere of the space is generic. One thing that I did like is that the bar area is separated and elevated from the dining area and it is near the windows. This provides a nicely lit, open space for hanging out or reading / working on your laptop.

I had already looked at their menu online, so I knew they had a wide selection to offer. There are a couple of things I always like to evaluate at a brewpub because I feel they are the basics: one is the hamburger and the other is the fish and chips. I got the Buffalo burger with swiss and portabello mushrooms, grilled onions were added. It was cooked precisely as I ordered it and was very good. My father had the fish and chips. Believe me when I say he is a big fan of fish and chips and is very picky about it. He said that it was among the best he's ever tasted. The fish was big and juicy, the cole slaw was tasty but not over-pickled, and the tartar sauce was a poblano tarter but not spicy. His only critique was there were only two pieces of fish and it would have been better proportioned with three. My mother had a chopped turkey salad. It looked fresh enough but my critique would be that the turkey was chopped up, thin-sliced deli turkey instead off chopped whole turkey breast.

Service was fairly good and so, over all, we were very pleased with the place. The beers are rated individually under the beer ratings, so no need to address them here. I will say that all of them tasted fresh, so no problems there.

I recommend this brewpub if you are in the area...check the Rockies schedule first though.

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Breckenridge Colorado Craft in Denver, CO
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