Stapleton Tap House
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
4.44/5 rDev -0.9%
Lovely beer bar in Northfield Stapleton (north of I-70) that I wish was closer to home! It's right by my work though so not the worst location.
Great selection of CO-only taps, some very rare stuff and a fine mix of beers - this is not just a "what kind of IPA is hot right now" or "what BA stout can we throw on?" kind of place. They mix it up nicely and get a good range of places to choose from - although if I'm being honest it's a larger-than-average preference towards the Northern CO places (Erie, Lafayette, Loveland etc.)
Only knock is the parking stinks with meters (yeah, METERS) out front and unless you live in Northfield or maaaybe Stapleton (and I'm sorry if you do... I'm biased) you're driving there for sure.
07-15-2014 21:32:32 | More by themill
4.76/5 rDev +6.2%
Located in the vast Northfield shopping area in Stapleton, this was a hidden gem. It was about 30F outside, snowing and raining and windy, and overall shitty weather on May 12th. I was quick to duck out of the elements and into this bar.
They have a large selection of beers and selection was almost perfect. Just about every style represented with no emphasis anywhere. I chose a coffee porter from on of the local breweries (all of the beers on draft are either found here or at the brewery). The selection is awesome. If I had a beer bar, I would probably fashion it after this one.
The servers were great. There is a large movie theatre right next door, so the perfect night seems like dinner at Wahoos, drinks here, and then pop in for the next rendition of Saw. One of my favorite places in all of Denver.
05-14-2014 20:16:12 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.12/5 rDev -8%
The rare place that will inspire me to write a new review.
Stapleton Tap House seems like a normal (good) beer bar on the surface. They have 40'ish taps, tasters, small snacks, and are okay with you bringing food from the surrounding areas. They recently added a bottle cooler for bottled-only items, too. Pretty normal, right?
The caveat is that their taps are unlike almost any other place in town. Rather than focusing on the Colorado flagship beers like Fat Tire, 90 Shilling, Avalanche, White Rascal, etc. they're featuring beers from all of the smaller upstarts from all over the state. Beers that in 99% of other instances are only available at the breweries themselves. Places like Wit's End, Odd 13, Verboten, Strange, Copper Kettle, Aspen, Fate, Grimm Brothers, Elk Mountain, etc.
Don't feel like driving all over the state to try the latest beers from a well-regarded upstart? Now you don't have to. Plus, they also carry beers from medium-sized breweries that sometimes fly under the radar like Backcountry, Prost, and Twisted Pine.
There is a good mix of styles, breweries, and strengths, too. In some instances, they even carry beers that aren't available anywhere else.
They don't do food, but there are plenty of restaurants within a few hundred yards to cover that base.
They have a great selection, a knowledgeable staff, and they're in an area that isn't exactly beer central, too. Prices are a little higher than some, but then again, most of these upstart breweries are having to get their margins where they can. I think that's the nature of the theme rather than a gouge.
04-25-2014 16:08:17 | More by Domingo
4.83/5 rDev +7.8%
30 taps, featuring hard-to-find Colorado craft beer, with knowledgeable, attentive staff and a great location? Yes, please. I can always find something that sounds interesting, and if I'm having trouble deciding, the servers are quick to offer advice or a sample to make up my mind for me. They're also surrounded by lots of food options, including tasty desserts, and pairing is easy with the diverse beer menu. The beers are served with care in clean, attractive glassware; the servers make sure their customers taste exactly what the brewers intended. Stop in for a brew or three; you won't be disappointed.
02-06-2014 03:36:04 | More by syzygy
3.83/5 rDev -14.5%
Great concept playing on the whole stapleton-airport-thing. Using gate numbers to describe the brews was brilliant.
The variety of brews is awesome. Since they tap many that you can find in a liquor store, it's like taking a mini beer tour, often with Colorado regionals. (I had no idea Crazy Mountain had a Red.)
It's a tap house, not a food house. While they do have snacks, I have seen pizza get delivered there which makes a lot of sense when you're trying to eat / kill time before a movie.
Overall, the place has a freindly vibe, good tunes, good service and even had games to keep the children (and child-like) amused. My 13 mos old loved playing with the dominoes. (Hey, it was lunch time!)
02-04-2014 04:55:27 | More by sca
4.97/5 rDev +10.9%
Love the variety of local craft beers, with frequent tap changes and up-to-date menus. The service is fast and super friendly. While they offer small snacks, there are also a bunch of great grab-and-go food places within 1 block. The tap house welcomes outside food. Trivia night is always fun, and the laid back atmosphere is great.
02-03-2014 23:09:26 | More by Lauren41391
4.89/5 rDev +9.2%
A great place to go when you are looking for those really special and hard to find beer releases that the other beer places do not have. The staff is great here and are always happy to talk beer in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. If food is wanted, do not worry with a great assortment of local flavor with in walking and delivery distance.
02-02-2014 19:53:31 | More by DougWestphal
4.8/5 rDev +7.1%
Love this place, GREAT selection of Colorado beer. Better selection than anywhere else. Michael and the team are knowledgeable and courteous. The bring in some very unique and tasty microbrews that you won't find anywhere else. Food is bring your own, which is fine, as there are a number of nearby places that have good take out. A must stop for anyone visiting Denver that wants to check out the variety of microbrews that Colorado offers.
02-02-2014 19:51:20 | More by skicolorado
4.44/5 rDev -0.9%
Conveniently located in the Northfield Shops in the Stapleton area of Denver, CO.
30 taps, usually 1 of which is a cider, of all Colorado products. Primarily smaller breweries, none of the CO big boys such as Avery and New Belgium.
Their pricing structure is pure genius, $6 for every full size beer, though what's considered "full size" is determined by ABV and limited availability. Half glass and taster options are also available.
Tap room is small to medium size, and set up with an airport theme in homage to the old Stapleton Airport, but no gaudy clutter. Definitely not sports orientated, but a TV is in easy view which has had some form of sports playing every time that I've been.
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable always willing to offer suggestions to those who may be overwhelmed by the number of options, and give small samples to try.
No food is offered, but they allow people to bring in their own or have it delivered.
Like most tap houses, their selection can be style heavy at times. From my experience, lots of Belgians, saisons and IPAs (which makes sense since those are popular in the area). But if I'm in the mood for a great imperial stout, sometimes I'm out of luck.
Overall, it's a comfortable, laid back spot with some great beers from some of CO's best small breweries.
02-02-2014 19:44:26 | More by Jasonrm72
Stapleton Tap House in Denver, CO
95 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.