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LowDown Brewery + Kitchen

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 5.01%
Active Beers: 19
Beer Ratings: 69
Beer Avg: 3.83
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

800 Lincoln St
Denver, Colorado, 80203-2710
United States
phone: (720) 524-8065

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lowdownbrewery

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(Place added by: spoony on 02-17-2014)
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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%

A-LowDown is located near downtown Denver in a nondescript brick building that fronts one of the busier streets in town. Inside, the space is medium sized with a half dozen big, community tables and a number of smaller two- and four-tops. The decor is sort-of standard brew-pub industrial chic that mostly works with the visible brewing equipment that peaks out in the corners. The place was loud when we visited on an early Sunday evening on a nice February day. There is nothing bad about the vibe here...there just isn't anything good, either. It is sort of boring.

Q-My wife and I tried two LowDown beers, the APA and the Tripel, and both were tasty, but not perfect. The other house beers looked the part, but I will have to come back and taste them to give a better score. The three guest beers were a very solid lineup of Crooked Stave, Prost, and something else...I forget.

Ser-Our waitress was great: she was prompt and she wasn't afraid to tell us her opinions of the food and beer. She also knew the menu (beer and food). Our beers arrived in appropriate glasses and with good pours. Well-done for a new joint.

Sel-The LowDown has ten beers on tap, seven of which are house brews. The number is on the low side of the competition, but not entirely unreasonable. Maybe as they settle in they will offer more house or guest taps.

F-The food menu is split between appetizers, pizza, salads, and sandwiches. I can't comment on the pizza, but the appetizers, salad, and sandwiches were high quality. Good ingredients (especially the veggies) and nice preparation. It isn't fancy like Euclid Hall, but it is well above "bar" food like you might find at the Falling Rock.

V-The beer and food prices were slightly higher than I would have expected, but not outrageous considering the location.

O-This was a positive first visit and I look forward to going back.

spoony, Feb 18, 2014
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Very fond of the APA the IPA. This is about half of what I drink on the whole, maybe more. I'm not sure the Belgian efforts have been quite as good but they certainly don't suck.

Only a 3.75 for selection because there isn't a huge selection; OTOH you can only get two beers at Orval, you know? (Three counting the aged Orval) By that I mean, I probably rated selection a little high because I didn't want it to unfairly drag down the whole rating. But there aren't, like, 15 beers on tap here, and of what is on the printed menu (usually somewhere around 8 beers, IIRC) it's not unusual for one to be out.

I think the food is really, really good and not just "good for a brewpub". A personal favorite is the El Blanco pizza, a white pizza (I guess the name sort of gives that away) very heavy on the goat cheese.

Someone on the "New Colorado breweries" thread mentioned the $5.75 charge for a basic beer, and I had forgotten that. I feel that merits "a bit pricey" for the "value" rating.

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brand new place on 8th and lincoln opened up by the brewers from rock bottom up in westminster. classy rustic looking downtown vibe, with that kind of clientele late on a friday night. long comfortable bar with a few televisions. friendly bartender generous with samples and chatty. there were seven or eight of their beers on, plus a few neat local guest taps. the most interesting as called selfish, a well hopped pilsener, pushing ipa. the tripel was also excellent, but the bourbon barrel imperial stout was a bit of a mess. i enjoyed sipping on beers all evening there, but i wished often for better music. a bit of a club vibe happening for a little while before sublime and some more groovy stuff finally came on. i didn't eat, but the food looked solid. something around 5 bucks a pint was fair for the quality, which was consistently high. odd mix of patrons, still finding an identity i think just a week or so into being open, but there is a lot of potential for the beer here. lots of fermenters in the front windows suggests many beers to come. they are just different enough to stand out, but in line enough not to alienate the fringe beer drinker. enjoyable spot to sling back a few brews.

StonedTrippin, Feb 22, 2014
LowDown Brewery + Kitchen in Denver, CO
90 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.