Hops & Pie
Taps: 21 / Bottles: 14
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Domingo:
3.7/5 rDev -15.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This place is tucked into the area between the highlands and Arvada at around 38th and Sheridan. If you don't live around there, it can be a little tricky to get to, but it's not too tough. There's a ton of parking throughout the neighborhoods around it, so that's convenient.
The place itself is pretty small. It does seem like an old soda shop or deli. There are only about 6-7 tables and a bar, so I'd imagine that on a weekend night it probably fills up.
They have roughly about 20 taps including a house "randall-ized" IPA from Strange (very Simcoe heavy, so I didn't like it). They also had some exclusive items I haven't seen elsewhere including a Hungarian oak aged Old Chub and Upslope's Doppelbock. There are additionally about a dozen bombers, although they were all pretty high-end items. Prices were a hair steep, and almost nothing on the menu was under 6.5% ABV. Still, the selection was good.
The pizza was definitely tasty. We split a sausage pan pizza and they smartly warned it takes longer to cook. That's always a good sign since a freshly made one should. I thought it was as good as I could've possibly wanted, although again, not cheap. Plus, it didn't taste like anyone else's pizza, so there's a good reason to come back if you really like it. It wasn't mind blowing, but we scarfed the whole thing pretty quickly.
I didn't really have any service issues, but I will say that the staff was a little disjointed and preoccupied with random other tasks.
Cool place and probably a great hangout for those in the area. Prices are a bit high and the beers could probably use a few more sessionable options...plus I'd imagine they're going to need more room eventually. Maybe not a place I'll trek to often, but if I'm in the general area I'll definitely remember to come back.
05-08-2011 14:20:50 | More by Domingo
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
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.
07-06-2014 15:26:55 | More by bsinger45
Hops & Pie in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.