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Dad & Dude's Breweria

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BA SCORE
79
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11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 23.75%
Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 57
Beer Avg: 3.98
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

6730 S. Cornerstar Way Suite D
Aurora, Colorado, 80016
United States
phone: (303) 400-5699

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(Place added by: dauss on 01-31-2011)
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3.08/5  rDev +3%

amiddlet, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

brett_arneson, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

crobinso, Feb 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

ScorpyX, Nov 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.1%

bulldogg915, Nov 10, 2013
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2.38/5  rDev -20.4%

We popped into this restaurant/brewery because we had hoped to find another little place with good craft beers where we could get a decent bite to eat. Overall, I felt extremely underwhelmed by the whole experience. I ordered their stout offering and my husband ordered their version of an IPA. My stout was anything but, tasting more like a wheat beer and my husband's IPA tasted like a weaker version of coors light.
To make matters worse, another review my husband wrote about this place recieved a nasty personal reply from the owner. This message insulted my husband's intelligence, and even his grammar and finished out by stating that, basically, ignorant people shouldn't write reviews. Extremely unprofessional behavior was the cherry on top of this awful experience.

AmberC, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +17.1%

(Visited 07/2011): Dad & Dude's is at the crossroads of Arapahoe and S Parker Rd on S Cornerstar Way which could cause some GPS issues. It is located in a winding complex of roads in a plaza. Parking is abundant in the surrounding area.

The inside features a short bar on the left side with table seating elsewhere. There is a chalkboard by the bar listing what beers they have available.

As for the beer selection, Dad & Dude's has 7 house beers including a Brown, Pale, Agave Brown, and Imperial Stout among others. All of the beers are decent with Rapture Imperial Stout being my favorite of the bunch. There are a few guest taps as well featuring some regional brewers like Elk Mountain and Great Divide. Samples are available for all the beers. I did not note any bottled options.

Service at the bar on a weekday late afternoon was pretty good. The bartender did not seem overly passionate about beer but was friendly and attentive.

I did not try any food on the visit, although the pizza looked good.

Overall this place doesn't seem to celebrate their beer as much as others but it is still a good option for a brew and pizza in the area.

Dogbrick, Dec 07, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev +28.1%

Went over for pizza and beers with people and really liked the place. It was packed, but it seems all the good places usually are. They're in a shopping center kind of set up, so parking is what it is on that aspect. When you walk in, they have the brewing equipment set up, as well as sacks of grain in the waiting area. From what I read on their site, they use the spent brewing grains in the breads and pizza crusts, which is nice, and honestly, pretty tasty. They had their own beers as well as some local selections. The food (we had pizzas) is a bit pricey, but at the same time, they don't really skimp on toppings and portions. Beers were pretty good, call it above average brewpub quality. Definitely would go back. Our server was fine, and took pretty good care of us. I will have to see when I go back if this level continues, based on the other reviews, but it was pretty good and quick for a packed restaurant. None of us ever had to actively look for our server to get more of anything, and none of our glasses were empty without having the next drink at the table ready to go. A definite must hit, though be prepared for the cost, knowing you do get what you pay for though.

FrankenBeerStein, May 29, 2011
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2.1/5  rDev -29.8%

A: I really liked the local feel and ambiance of the location. It was pretty busy all three times I have been.

Q: Quality of the food and beers they had were standard.

Ser: Terrible service! In 2 of the three times we have been. One of which we sat at the bar the servers at the tables are very slow and forgetful. In all fairness it was busy but the first time we were there we were sat at a booth and after waiting 15 or so minutes and not having a server come by we asked someone for assistance. She proclaimed that she was not our server and would send ours right over. After waiting another 10 minutes nobody came by so we asked a gentleman who seemed like the manager or owner if we had a server in our area. He seemed a bit taken by the question. We explained what had happened and someone assisted us shortly. Our second experience with table servers was not any better. We were seated at a table this time and again it was a 15 minute or so wait before someone came by. Our drink orders were taken and she brought them within in a reasonable time. Unfortunately while waiting for our food which is not exactly fast food she never came back to offer a refill or another beer for me (wife does not drink). I will say the bar was a better experience over all, but than again that is why you sit at the bar if you can. Bartenders are confined to a small area and are easily accessible.

Sel: Three times we have been. The first two of which ending with me saying we will go back on a weekday or odd day to catch their beers on tap. Of those three times only once did they have one of their own beers on tap. This place credits themselves with being a brewery and a gimmick side note of pizza made with yeast from the brew, but they never have any of their own beers on tap. They did have the coffee stout on tap once and it was not bad. Now some may be thinking if they never have their beers on tap than it must be damn good. Well if you want to be successful than you should be brewing any chance you get to meet the demand. IE: Sam C of dogfish would pull all nighters to make sure his patrons had his delicious beers for them to drink. Thus his success.

F: Food was not especially great or bad. Pizza and appetizers were good. I will say though. Don't EVER get the Jamaican Jerk pizza. It was quite possibly the worst pizza we have ever had. Less cloves people.

V: For the price we did get what we wanted (except for craft beer). The beers they did have on tap were local or from micro brews and they had a decent selection even though it was limited.

Conclusion: A lot of work is needed to improve service and beer selection.

brewdenver, Mar 15, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +33.1%

A - Aurora needed annother brewery and this. Place definitly works. I've been here about 5 times since they've opened and every time I greeted with a great staff and feel right at home.

Q - I've been thouroughly impressed with their food and beers. Both are pretty damn good.

S - Service is good. Nothing exceptional, but good. We got food quickly and the servers have all been pretty knowledgable about what's on tap

S - they're new and are brewing on a keg to keg basis so the selection is a bit sparce on the house beers. The guest taps make up for it pretty well though. Plent of dry dock (it is just down the road) and other colorado beers.

F - the food is really good, but limited and a bit overpriced.

V - beer price is on par with most brew pubs I've been to. Food is a bit pricey but in both cases you get what you pay for.

Love this place. The owner rocks and so do the servers. Definitley recommend it.

pml0904, Feb 10, 2011
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Dad & Dude's Breweria in Aurora, CO
79 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.