Freshcraft

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

34 Reviews
Reviews: 34
Visits: 93
rAvg: 4.22
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: 34 | Visits: 93
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (1,911 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
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 +0.9%
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 +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.78/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MtnSoup
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
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 +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of poormishi
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mecmd
4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Golferallen54
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of 40ontarget
4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ClayStation
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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)

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jera1350
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of RobertColianni
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of GJ40
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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Freshcraft in Denver, CO
93 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.