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Hops & Pie

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

51 Ratings
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.77%
Taps: 21
Bottles: 14
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3920 Tennyson St
Denver, Colorado, 80212-2114
United States
phone: (303) 477-7000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hopsandpie

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(Place added by: HopsandPie on 02-21-2011)
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Photo of bsinger45
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%

I feel lucky to live so close to this place. They have a great bar, friendly staff, and excellent deals throughout the week. They feature a slice and a soup of the day, and sandwich of the week, and a pie of the month - definitely worth trying - and their menu regulars are reliable and tasty. They serve the best BLT that I have ever had! Expect it to be busy on weekends and on Wednesdays, which is their $2 craft can night. Use the wait time to peruse nearby shops on Tennyson.

bsinger45, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Ratman197
4.4/5  rDev 0%

Nice well lit place ( soon to grow larger with the addition of the building next door). The service is fast (consideing how packed it can be) and knowledgeable. The quality of the beers is excellent as most are 5 gallon kegs and rotated regularly. The selection is great with 22 taps and about the same number of bottles if not more. The food is good especially the pizza. Very reasonably priced especially for the neighborhood and a good place to visit all around. Now if they would just get rid of the TVs so I can enjoy my beer on Sunday without all the football nuts crowding in!

Ratman197, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%

I'm starting to think this might be the best beer bar in town. Sure they don't have sixty taps like Falling Rock but the taps they do have are a little more interesting and change often. I had Older Viscosity and Funkwerks Wild Apricot which I haven't seen before on tap. The pizza is very good, I had a slice with ham hock, bacon and jalapeño that was fantastic. Prices are in line with what you'd pay anywhere else, older via was $8 for 10oz which a lot cheaper than a bottle. Overall, I like it a lot.

ArrogantB, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of Domingo
3.7/5  rDev -15.9%

This place is tucked into the area between the highlands and Arvada at around 38th and Sheridan. If you don't live around there, it can be a little tricky to get to, but it's not too tough. There's a ton of parking throughout the neighborhoods around it, so that's convenient.
The place itself is pretty small. It does seem like an old soda shop or deli. There are only about 6-7 tables and a bar, so I'd imagine that on a weekend night it probably fills up.
They have roughly about 20 taps including a house "randall-ized" IPA from Strange (very Simcoe heavy, so I didn't like it). They also had some exclusive items I haven't seen elsewhere including a Hungarian oak aged Old Chub and Upslope's Doppelbock. There are additionally about a dozen bombers, although they were all pretty high-end items. Prices were a hair steep, and almost nothing on the menu was under 6.5% ABV. Still, the selection was good.
The pizza was definitely tasty. We split a sausage pan pizza and they smartly warned it takes longer to cook. That's always a good sign since a freshly made one should. I thought it was as good as I could've possibly wanted, although again, not cheap. Plus, it didn't taste like anyone else's pizza, so there's a good reason to come back if you really like it. It wasn't mind blowing, but we scarfed the whole thing pretty quickly.
I didn't really have any service issues, but I will say that the staff was a little disjointed and preoccupied with random other tasks.
Cool place and probably a great hangout for those in the area. Prices are a bit high and the beers could probably use a few more sessionable options...plus I'd imagine they're going to need more room eventually. Maybe not a place I'll trek to often, but if I'm in the general area I'll definitely remember to come back.

Domingo, May 08, 2011
Photo of JonathanG
4.35/5  rDev -1.1%

3-22-12 Update:
Now that they have doubled their space, I figured I'd do another update. The space certainly helps with seating, as well as letting in a bit more light. I am liking this place more and more. Keep it up Drew and Leah! (Bumped up score a bit too.)

10-15-11 Update:
One more update for Hops & Pie. It's official, they're expanding the space! They'll more or less double their space, as they're expanding through the wall on the south side of the restaurant, into the adjacent shop front next door.

10-3-11 Update:
I have bumped-up my score a bit in the "vibe" and "selection" categories, as they seem to really be stepping it up, as was clear during GABF week. Lots of hard to get beer and a new firkin every day. Limited on tap space, so don't expect this to become something akin to Falling Rock, but for the taps they have, they do a great job. Now, if they would just knock through the wall next door and enlarge the space a little....

I live in the neighborhood, so I am a bit partial to Hops & Pie.

Is it small? Yes, with the adjective "tiny" almost more befitting, especially on the weekends and event days.

They do have more than standard pint glasses for serving.

In addition to the blackboard beer list, which can be a little difficult to read, they also have the beer list on their printed menu. Your server or bartender will notify you if anything on the printed menu has changed in regards to the beer portion.

No, they certainly don't have as many beers on-tap as Falling Rock, but they do a good job of rotating their selections, in my opinion. And they also do a pretty good job of keeping up with their selection on their website, including a section showing which beers are "on-deck" next.

I did not run into any service issues, or "attitude," and I was there on a busy day when things were complete chaos. I was served by, or spoke with 4-different staff members, all of which were polite and friendly, especially considering the hustle and bustle.

The biggest drawback I can see is the complete lack of space. Maybe this will lead them to expand next door? It would also be nice to see a bit more diversity within their beer line-up, as mentioned in a previous review.
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Update: After now having ventured to Hops & Pie several times now, I've bumped-up my score since my original review. Nice job and keep up the great service!

JonathanG, Mar 13, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Blazer22, Nov 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Spike-likes-beer, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of indy351
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Went here with a friend while we were in town for the Great American Beer Festival. We were both extremely impressed. Abby was our server and the service was fantastic. I can't speak to their tap list all of the time but during GABF week when we were in town Hops & Pie's tap list rivaled anywhere else in the city. The Artisan Pie of the week that we ordered was so good we put down the whole thing. Needless to say. anytime I'm back in Denver I'll be making a stop here. If only there was one where I lived.

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

acurtis, Oct 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

DblDiamond, Oct 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

halo3one, Oct 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

deereless, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Irrenarzt
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Consecration on draft? With amazing pizza as well? How can you lose?

Hot chicks, great beer and excellent food makes for a winning combo. The lines can be brutal is the only downside.

Irrenarzt, Sep 30, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev 0%

wethorseblanket, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Trythevealchild, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

When i lived near this place I would highly enjoy visiting. Good pizza, great beer. Wish i still lived near it.

sidewaysscott, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of birchstick
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Great Neapolitan style pizzas with a phenomenal tap selection. There's always something I've never heard of but walk away impressed with.

birchstick, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

eaglefreak, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

BenjaminKelley, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

minterro, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.1%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 14, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -16.1%

DenverHopHead, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Hopcycle, Jul 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8%

mrjedi299, Jul 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

seanchai, Jun 30, 2014
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Hops & Pie in Denver, CO
97 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.