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Yard House

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BA SCORE
89
very good

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.33%
Taps: 133
Bottles: 5
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1555 Court Pl
Denver, Colorado, 80202-5107
United States
phone: (303) 572-9273

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @yardhouse

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(Place added by: Rayek on 05-05-2011)
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Was walking through downtown Denver during the rain and spotted the sign that said World's Largest Draft Beer Selection. We had to take the time to check it out. Inside was a great atmosphere with an incredible selection of beer. The food menu looked amazing, but we didn't try any because we had other plans. Very pleasant surprise and will make a point of going back anytime I am in the area.

ruffdawg, Sep 01, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +13.1%

7/8/12

I didn't have the Yard House of downtown Denver on my to-drink list for the trip, but it was happily across the street from our hotel. In 2002, I had been to a Yard House in Irvine, CA, and, while it was a good, I had a mediocre impression of the chain.

Yard House Denver was clearly a step above. Not sure if it was the change in location or the decade later, but the beer list was extensive and touted more than a few hoppy selections to keep me entertained, including Green Flash Palate Wrecker and Odell's Mercenary DIPA. My wife's first draft was Avery's The Reverend, an excellent quad that kept her happy. On our various stops, the tap list had a nice mix of beers to have something for wide range of drinkers without catering to the lowest common denominator, even a few new drafts for the database.

The food was also quite incredible. With an entire portion of the menu dedicated to Gardein meat substitute selections, it was almost like being at a vegetarian restaurant for choices (even some vegan). We fell in love with the BBQ [fake] Chicken Salad so much we went back for it and recreated our on version at home. Gardein products have since been distributed extensively, including local grocery stores. The fish tacos were also excellent, a tasty combination of crispy fish and fresh guacamole.

We had such a great time at the Yard House because of the very attentive staff plus the restaurant was lively without being too noisy to talk. With several stops, including once for just a beer en route to a concert, the service, beer and food were always consistently excellent. Since this positive experience, my intent is to try the Yard House in other locations to see if the chain has improved or if the Denver location is just that good. I haven't had the opportunity for further testing yet but hope to in the future. GALA 2016 is again going to be in Denver, and I look forward to tasting some more taps and digging deeper into the veggie menu with my singing friends again.

Pictures at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/07/yard-house-downtown-denver-co.html

FightingEntropy, Aug 13, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -2%

I had never heard of this establishment, until I stumbled across it walking through Denver. It's right near the 16th Street Mall, which is a pretty popular place downtown, and not that far from the Sports stadiums. I saw "World's Largest Draft Selection" on the window so I was sold. The architecture and decor inside was modern and pretty cool and akin to the Triumphs and Iron Hills. Our server was very friendly and helpful. They offer 4 different sizes for any draft beer which I thought was convenient. They also offered 3 beer flights and make your own 6 flights. The beer list was broken into general beer styles with basic information on each. They didn't have anything out of the ordinary really, most of the beer was geared towards beer drinkers who have been stuck drinking the same 3 beers, but it was a large selection on tap. The food was also pretty good. Overall, a good place to visit.

BeerForMuscle, Jun 12, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%

Well, this wasn't on the list either. Looking for a place to eat that also served craft beer, the three of us had already passed up Falling Rock and The Sandlot, as both places were packed like sardines in a can. I knew that the Yardhouse, which may not be a rockstar among Denver destinations, may be the best choice with its large draft selection, good food, and large capacity.

Beer? Check. Over 100 draft choices, a small portion being special kegs for the week of Great American Beer Festival. Drafts pouring style of many breeds, and many Colorado brews (which is refreshing to see after drinking at so many California Yarhouse's over the years) like Left Hand, Boulder, Avery, Tommyknocker, New Belgium, Lone Tree, as well as brews from outside the state (Unita, Dogfish Head, Stone, Leffe, St. Bernardus, Rogue. Two sizes of pours are offered for many of the beers, making it easier to taste without becoming tipsy before the festival.

Food? Check. From sandwiches to ribeye steak. Sergio goes for a ribeye, I go for a bacon cheeseburger, Rodrigo goes for a cheeseburger (and orders another one to go!), good stuff, fills up the stomach, and we move on.

Service? Check. Friendly servers coming out in a timely manner considering how packed the restaurant was.

There is one knock on Yardhouse, and it's their prices. By California standards, they come out a little bit expensive, but by Denver standards it's borderline $$$/$$$$. A good number of pint pours over $6. This is why I usually go during happy hour. But when your quest is good food and beer and looking to be seated right away, the Yardhouse is usually good with that.

DoubleJ, Oct 17, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

This place is just a few blocks from my apartment, and as a beer fan, I wind up here a lot. There's not much I'd change about the place. It has an upscale, modern atmosphere, and is generally filled with a combination of young professionals (sitting at the bar and watching football on one of a dozen enormous TVs) and tourists (sitting at the tables and marveling at the sight of a half yard of beer). The place is immense, and despite there almost always being a wait time, it's generally under a quarter what they tell you.

The beer selection is incredible. They generally have around ten beers per category, rotating frequently with a combination of local, domestic and foreign brews. There are certainly some gaps in the menu, though - if you're looking for a specific beer you'd best just find one like it. There aren't any really hard-to-find beers, despite the 130+ taps. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and recommends well, and otherwise provides excellent service. The food is also very good, albeit a bit pricey. The portions are huge, however, so you certainly get your money's worth. Try the sliders, mac and cheese, chicken nachos, or any of the sandwiches. This is a great place if you want great food and beer, don't mind spending $6 on a pint, and aren't looking for a cozy bar, but rather for a restaurant with a sleeker feel.

tylerprince, Dec 01, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

This is a pretty large beer bar/restaurant in the downtown Sheraton. My wife and I met some of her colleagues there for dinner and some beers earlier this evening.

The place is basically one massive square room with a large rectangular bar in the center that has 130+ taps. The beers are pumped in from the ceiling which is pretty cool but the place is a bit sleek/cold with a lot of yuppies roaming about. Plenty of seating with tons of tables including large booths for bigger parties. Tons of televisions for sports fans.

Although they have a bunch of taps, the quality isn't all that great. Most are very common and can be found elsewhere in town. They did have some cool local brewery representation but mostly their basic flagship beers. A few Belgian and German beers but again the basics. They did have a few things not distributed in PA like Capitol, Ska, Big Sky, etc. and rotating Great Divide seasonal, rotating Yeti variant and rotating New Belgium seasonal.

The service nd food are what made this place worth the visit. Our server was very patient with our large group(10 people) and always kept our glasses full. He also seemed very knowledgeable about beer which is always a plus.

The food is also pretty good with a nice selection of above average to excellent fare. They even have a large selection of vegetarian dishes available. Everything we ordered from snacks/appetizers to salads, sandwiches and entrees were very good. Seared ahi tuna salad was pretty dope. Lots of variety.

Overall, the beer selection was large but not very impressive but the food and service made me want to come back.

corby112, May 28, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

I knew I was doomed when I saw the construction signs for this place go up across the street from my office. After what seemed like an eternity, Yard House finally opened late last year.

On any given happy hour, this place is packed to the rafters with people. The crowd is mostly downtown white-collar types and people staying at the hotel Yard House is attached to. Inside, these people are surrounded by TVs with sports and lots of dark decor accented with avant-garde inspired artwork. A huge oval bar dominates the room. Its party piece is a ring of 133 beer taps fed from above by large stainless steel pipes.

Of course the reason I'm here is for the beer, but I'll get to that later. This place is a restaurant and it serves up an extensive menu of just about anything you might want. The pizzas, pastas and sandwiches are all quite good.

Now that that's out of the way, lets talk beer. 133 are on tap at any given time. The only bottles you'll find are for the N/A beers they keep. Despite the massive number of taps, I have yet to come across anything here that I haven't found elsewhere. A few local breweries have been given rotating taps, but the majority of the list is set in stone. Nonetheless, the variety is quite good with a list that runs from Macro to Craft to Import.

I quickly learned that happy-hour is the only economically feasible time to come here. During its three-hour window, beer prices are good and the small happy-hour menu serves up reasonably priced fare. The rest of the time, you can easily drop $50 per person before tip without much effort.

Service is good, but not great. The servers' beer knowledge is hit or miss. Some of them know a lot. Others, not so much.

In all honestly, if this place weren't so crazy convenient after work, I would probably skip it completely and hit the locals. Unfortunately, I've succumb to the temptation of an easy beer stop after work a few too many times.

Rayek, May 08, 2011
Yard House in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.