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Freshcraft

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

62 Ratings
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Taps: 26
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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:
Hours:
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am

(Place added by: Rayek on 09-14-2010)
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Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

spoony, Jun 16, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of mgr78704
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mgr78704, Friday at 04:52 PM
Photo of Vonerichs
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Standard bar appearance, very "new" looking.

Friendly staff, friendly patrons.

Great beer selection and excellent food. Reasonably priced.

It's pretty much anything you could ask for if you're looking for a combo of beer and food. A definite stop in LoDo.

Vonerichs, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of sidewaysscott
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Great beer selection and the food is decent too.

sidewaysscott, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

outoffocus, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of supaadam
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

supaadam, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev -6.8%

birchstick, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Sonnysideup
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Very tasty food, good beer selection of drafts, would gladly visit again.

Sonnysideup, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Elicoleman
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Elicoleman, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -6.8%

I came because I heard the food was outstanding and the beer selection great. That's a pretty accurate representation.

I can't add much, but I will say the pork schnitzel I had here was to die for. I loved the sauce and the pickled veggies that accompanied it. Just an outstanding dish.

I ordered a sour, don't recall which brewery, and it smelled like absolute dog crap. The risks of trying new beers and always looking to get a new tick on Untappd. I think my second beer was something safer and designed to pair with my schnitzel, that was a much better decision.

Overall, just as I'd been led to believe, this place has great food and beer.

ONovoMexicano, Aug 17, 2014
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Freshcraft in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.