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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

35 Reviews
Reviews: 35
Visits: 95
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 26
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1530 Blake St
Unit A
Denver, Colorado, 80202-5987
United States
phone: (303) 758-9608

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @freshcraftfood

Notes:
Place added by: Rayek on 09-14-2010

Hours:
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Reviews: 35 | Visits: 95
Reviews by bditty187:
Photo of bditty187
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I was told by a regional beer rep that Freshcraft was "built to take on Falling Rock." Whoa, okay... that raises one's expectations. Ironically, after having a couple pints at FR we headed to Freshcraft for a beer and then off to dinner. Upon walking up to it we seen they served food. Cool but the plan was to check it out, have a beer and go.

We both loved the vibe, clean, fresh, new... modern but homey. It was chill but still felt like a bar. It was a win-win. We like places like this, they had music playing, the TV was on sports but this was more "complex" than your average bar. There is a place in Omaha called Jake's that has the same hard to get vibe. We were sold. We sat at the bar by the bottles cooler. Wow, great selection of beers. The bartender handed us a menu. I looked for the tap list. Sorry, I wasn't impressed. For Denver I thought it was tame. Yes, plenty of great beers but not more than a couple I would call elite. Then I realized this place is not Falling Rock 2. I looked around at the people and the place... I wasn't so sure they want to be Falling Rock 2. Okay, so I moved past that notion. The first two beers I ordered they were out off. Of course, they were the only two beers I can't back home in Nebraska so I had a couple old favorites and just chilled.

We saw a few people eating and the food looked food. The menu sounded good so we pulled the trigger and stayed here for dinner. Jackpot. The fried pickles were rocking, thin cut like a potato chip. I ordered a burger and it was the best burger I've had in quite a while. My fiancée got the reuben and loved it. The food was fresh and delicious.

So once I got past what this place wasn't and realized what it was I really liked Freshcraft. If the tap selection had two or three "rare" beers, a crazy seasonal or two it would really standout. I want to come back.

The service was good, the bartender was new. He was attentive but didn't know anything about beer. One of the owners (I assume the beer geek of the two) talked to me for a moment and tried to make recommendations. His picks were safe. He seemed surprised when the Imperial Stout I wanted blew that I ordered a barleywine instead of the Dry Stout he recommended.

Overall, we really liked Freshcraft. I will be back. I love Falling Rock because of what they offer (beer-wise). Freshcraft... might be my second favorite bar in Denver. Very much recommended. (2,418 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of tweakin
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I went here recently for the first time. It was good for sure but I feel like it fell a little bit short of what people have told me about it. Overall the place seems great but I think I was over hyped on it. I'm fairly new to the area and everyone raves about Freshcraft.

The beer selection was great... in theory. It seemed like every time I asked for something it was already gone. It was late in the evening though so I can not fault them too much and did manage to get several good beers that I don't normally see around. The food was pretty good but I was expecting more. I'll be back soon and try to explore the menu more. (631 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

If you want to combine a good meal and craft beer in Denver, this is the place to go. The food as amazing and the beer list was solid, but not spectacular. If you are only looking for beer, you are doing yourself a disservice by going here, with all of the other options in the city. This, however, is the perfect dinner destination in Denver. (348 characters)

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Freshcraft's beer selection is why it's on the map. A constant list of rotating beers always makes me return, and the beers aren't tame excuses of variety but great, world class examples. Today they had on draft RR Consecration, Perennial Sump, Dieu denver Ciel Peche Nortel just to name a few. They also have an extensive selection of whiskey.

Their food is good, but the reuben is awesome, as are their house made pickles. My biggest gripe is that they are ALWAYS out of something on the menu. I have yet to have an order fulfilled without substitutions. Sometimes they're out of their daily special, even as early as lunchtime, or they might be out of something as commonplace as french fries.

I don't bother to eat here anymore, but I will continue to drink beer here regularly. (786 characters)

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MtnSoup
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Killer selection of taps to choose from that are constantly rotating. Location downtown is good as it's on the other side of downtown from places like Falling Rock (which can't be beat).
My gripes are with vibe, service and food (not with the beer selection, which is wonderful). Service ranges from very friendly and helpful, to non-existent and holier than thou. The vibe is just alright - the bar is great, but very small, and the rest of the restaurant feels like you're in someone's two-bit tiki basement bar (albeit with better beer). I honestly wish they would increase their bar size or change locations.
Not sure why others rate the food so high with so many other truly excellent gastro pubs within a few blocks (ahem, Euclid Hall). I'd call it palatable, but if I'm going to Freshcraft, it's for the beers, not the food. (833 characters)

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of poormishi
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mecmd
4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Golferallen54
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of 40ontarget
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ClayStation
5/5  rDev +18.8%

People come here for the beer, but the food is the real star. The seasonal rotation is wonderful, every version of the burger somehow manages to top the previous one, and now they have a loyalty program? My favorite place in Denver for sure. It's my comfort food place, and the beer menu is great too. I've never been disappointed by the selection. Perfect score. (363 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jera1350
3.96/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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Freshcraft in Denver, CO
93 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.