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Taps: 26 / Bottles: 150
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Yetiman420:
4.18/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My buddy and I stopped in for Dinner around 6 pm after the GABF Saturday afternoon session. Our goal was to avoid any Denver uber beer bars to chill and watch some college football and have a beer or two. We found Freshcraft on Urbanspoon as a sports bar and I had no idea it was an uber beer bar. No big deal as we had a solid experience.
It's a long, narrow place with 2-3 small TV's upfront in the bar and one (that I could see) huge projection TV in the back. The beer list is a good as you will find outside Falling Rock. The food is what really shines here. We had the Herb Crusted Cheese Dippers as an appetizer and split the Steak Au Poivre in a Roll and Cheese Crusted Iowa Style Pork Tenderloin (having once lived in Indiana, I miss pork tenderloin sandwiches).
The service was a bit hit and miss but considering how crowded they were, I'll let it slide. Most of the beers on tap were above 7% and it would have been nice to have a good pale ale or lower IPA for post GABF cool down.
A place I will certainly come back to in Denver for good beer and even better food.
10-03-2011 19:36:33 | More by Yetiman420
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4.28/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
A-Freshcraft is located near my office in the heart of lower downtown Denver. The space is moderately-sized with a smaller bar up front, a half-dozen booths, and a smattering of tables toward the back. There are also a few, tightly-spaced tables on the sidewalk. The vibe is friendly, middle-market restaurant (think Chilis), but with a local, non-chain feel and an emphasis on beer.
Q-Freshcraft does a good job rotating their tap list to include a variety of high-quality brews from Colorado and elsewhere. The bottle list is also well-curated and seems like it rotates with some regularity. The beers are poured correctly and into appropriate glassware.
Ser-Most of the servers and bartenders know their beer and the restaurant menu. They are happy to answer questions regarding both, and will offer educated suggestions on beer and food pairings. Every now and again, the timing of food service will be off, or they will botch an order in a small regard (e.g., cole slaw instead of fries), but on the whole, the crew here does a good job.
Sel-On any given day, the tap list includes roughly twenty beers that are in pretty consistent rotation. I have never counted, but the bottle list includes at least 100 beers of various styles and sizes. Freshcraft also does a pretty decent job of bringing in rare beers on tap, e.g., they have poured PtY the past few years. Their import selection is not as solid as some places, but, on the other hand, their US selection is better than most.
F-I enjoy Freschcraft's food. It is one or two steps up in quality from bar food, but far from fancy or elegant. The sandwiches, in particular, are pretty tasty and make for a great lunch. The food is not anything mind-blowing, but I will happily eat lunch or dinner here.
V-The beer prices are on the higher side of reasonable, but nothing exorbitant. Food is reasonably priced and competitive for this part of town.
06-16-2013 20:36:54 | More by spoony
Freshcraft in Denver, CO
94 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.