Breckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 10,933
Beer Avg: 3.59
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3.71/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3 | $
We drove on over to Breckenridge BBQ after kenneling my pup. I wanted to go here but there isn't any patio so no pooches. It's south of Denver and we lost our GPS signal going there but were able to find it. There is plenty of free parking so getting a spot was not hard.
The first thing you notice is the full bar. Most of the action was at the bar, probably regulars. There are booths and tables for two of four. We were seated immediately and our server came over soon afterwards and we ordered a couple of beers and brought them over quickly.
We split a platter and since it was Thursday we get a free beer. The overall cost is reasonable and several employees came over to make sure everything is ok. A brewery tour started up and they came back all smiles. The place started to really get busy. We missed the rush.
I had the Lucky U IPA and a Summerbright Ale. Neither were my to my liking but the styles are usually what I prefer. The BBQ meats were good, the cole slaw was ok but the mac and cheese looked and tasted like it was the kind you buy and then the added bacon bits to the top. Overall, the food was just ok but not satisfying.
07-26-2013 14:50:09 | More by JohnnyJam
4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
Located at the "World Headquarters" of Breckenridge Brewery, this is a small, no frills barbecue place with a full selection of Breckenridge beers (about 15 of them). When you enter, if you plan to eat, you are directed to a take out counter. The menu is limited to all things pork, except curiously ribs. Ribs are available with mixed offerings.
I had the Sampler which included three large spare ribs (well smoked), a spicy kielbasa-like sausage and chicken wings. The sausage and ribs were excellent. The wings were poor. I also ordered a bowl of chili which was superb. Although these two items were appetizers, the portions were huge.
The atmosphere was typical back-of-the-garage no frills BBQ joint. The bartender, however, was extraordinary. I would say he knew more than half of the patrons by their first names. Regardless, he kept speaking to me as if I were one of them.
10-23-2012 00:07:11 | More by smcolw
4.68/5 rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Our first brewery visit in Denver was to BBB. This location is located in the south side of Denver, near the Santa Fe arts district.
Walking into this establishment the food order window is to the left, bar straight ahead, and seating to the right. My wife and I had a large sampler that included; Lucky U IPA, Small Batch 471, 72 Imperial, Well Built ESB (our favorite), and a few more that I can’t recall. The Well Built was a beer that memories are made of; unfortunately we could score a bottle or two to bring home with us.
The atmosphere was laid back on a Thursday afternoon. A few beer geeks, and I assume a few workers from other breweries were there since they all wore the same brewery gear.
We had the Carolina BBQ and some kind of crazy good chicken and sausage sandwich. Both of these sandwiches were very good.
We really loved this place and the service was very good to match the other factors.
07-20-2012 14:16:11 | More by bradybeer
5/5 rDev +24.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This places rocks!
Great beer to go with the kick ass BBQ! i celebrated my 21st birthday here. the service has always been good. but i think it gets pretty busy. 471 is the place to be for lunch and a beer. the 471 ipa is one of my favorite beers. so much that i had one delivered to me in Germany well i was living there. thanks to my uncle! i always miss the delicious cascade hops in the American beers! cheers breck crew! wish i lived closer. Breckenridge brewery don't go a changing!! I am glad that i can find breck beer in South Dakota now, not just the avalanche.
03-04-2012 23:29:34 | More by airhyatt
4.05/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Though I like Breckenridge beers, I don't think they're exceptional, so we were more stopping for the food+beer experience. That said, I tried my first nitro-carbed beer (nitro-version of their flagship stout), which was a very novel and enjoyable experience.
The food was phenomenal! I got a bison burger and my girl got the turkey rueben; both were delicious and reasonably priced. Our waiter was satisfactorily informed about the beer, but more importantly was very friendly as well as informative about stuff to do while in Denver. I'd probably stop in again if I'm in town.
09-10-2011 23:44:24 | More by mccann51
3.95/5 rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Tried this place out a few weeks ago while dropping off bottles for the NHC competition as this was a drop-off point (and also hosted the NHC judging, big thanks to you guys!!! You made us all right at home and provided excellent service to judges and stewards).
The BBQ is pretty dang good! I mean its not Kansas City or anywhere in Texas quality BBQ, but tasty. And cheap! 1 meat and a side was 5.50, and I didn't leave hungry. Heck I barely finished. The food is beyond reasonable in the price department, and through my 1st visit, as well as the catering for the NHC on both days I was able to sample even more of their food. All excellent!
The beer is, well, average for a BA, but a step above most other beers. I enjoy a few of the seasonals and some of the small batch (the address is 471....so when you see the 471 labeled bottles, those are the small batch/experimental) The CDA was pretty good, and I'm a huge fan of the Imp Pilsner. I missed Pandora's Bock by about a week they said, and thats one of my absolute favorite beers.
If you are in town, check it out. They have daily happy hour specials, monday was like 2.50 pours and cheap food. Give the locals some business and get away from the "beer scene" in LoDo for a change
04-13-2011 15:50:56 | More by MileHighShooter
4/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I need to get back to this place as one night during the week they have all you can eat BBQ ribs. But onto the brewpub itself. Stopped here in early afternoon and had a few pints. Place was very full and had good atmosphere, although seemed more like an Applebys or something like that... which is good but not great. It appeared that they had their standard line up plus a couple seasonals, but nothing too wild or crazy to get me excited. As I said, oddly their food seemed more appealing to me than their beer, which I'm not sure if it is good or not. As I said before I will stop again next time I'm in Denver and try to get the whole experience this time.
01-08-2011 20:08:53 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
4.15/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I finally made it here after a couple of years of meaning to go. To be honest, I'd almost forgotten this place existed until I happened to be in its part of town the other night. It's off the beaten path in an industrial area of the city near the planet's best Saab repair place (long story).
The brewpub itself is tucked inside the main Breckenridge brewery. The bar sits at an angle right by the front door and seats a dozen people at the most. To its right is a collection of booths and tables. The space itself sports the traditional dark wood and exposed brick theme. Along one wall are windows that look into the large brewing area. There was one TV showing sports, but the sound was turned down so it wouldn't intrude.
As the name implies, the food here is centered around BBQ fare. I had the beef brisket and found it fairly tasty.
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of the regular Breckenridge lineup. However, the bar was serving some experimental brews that were quite interesting. I had their Belgian Pale and Imperial Pilsner. Both were a cut above the regular offerings and worthy of a return trip for a growler fill.
Service is hard for me to judge. The woman who runs the bar turned out to be a long lost friend of the buddy I was with. She paid us extra attention so that the two of them could catch up on lost time. Because of that, my numbers are most certainly skewed.
Overall, I was quite happy I stopped by. I'm positive that I'll be back.
06-16-2010 04:25:21 | More by Rayek
4/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Another random Denver beer spot I'd never been into just because of it's relatively odd location.
When you walk in, there's a normal sized bar with a dozen or so taps behind it, but only 5-6 chairs. A quick glance reveals that they not only have the standard Breckenridge beers (Avalanche, Agave Wheat, etc.) but they also have all of the seasonals, all of the 471 brews, and a few random one-off beers like a Saison. While I'm not a huge fan of many of their everyday brews, I really do like their 471 line-up, most of their seasonals, and I love the oatmeal stout. Happy hour beers are only $2.50 (any of them), and pitchers were cheap, too. Those prices are pretty much unmatched if you like any Breck beers.
Service was surprisingly good considering it was a Friday night and there were really only 4 employees running the whole place.
BBQ is solid. I had the Carolina pork (which really did taste more authentic than I expected, even if it isn't my favorite), and the sausages with some mac & cheese and potato salad. All of the items would've been received well in the southeast, which is always a good reference point for BBQ.
It's still a little out of the way to get to, and parking is a little hit or miss...but I like this place. If I were closer I'd probably end up here a lot.
EDIT: Now that Breck and the Wynkoop are on the same team, they also have beers from the 'Koop, too. I've also found that the 10th and Osage light rail stop can make this place a little more approachable, but it's still a bit inconvenient. I'd guess that once Santa Fe starts to fill in a bit more, we might see the light rail path get an additional stop that's much closer to this area.
05-08-2010 15:11:33 | More by Domingo
4.1/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
Visited on June 3, 2009:
What a great place, almost a dive really...not located in the best part of town, rather interesting part of town, kind of industrial, blue collar perhaps, south of downtown. Interesting place as well...seemed like they had the brewery in place and just decided to add on a little bar area. The bar seated maybe a dozen and a dozen tables. Good music playing and some interesting characters hanging around...they all looked like regulars and the bartender knew every one of them. 7 taps and 1 nitro, nice variety, they ranged from light to dark beers and high ABV to low ABV.
They had a "Test Batch No. 2" on tap, an IPA, a little lighter ABV that the 471, it was pretty solid. The bartender stated that they are going to release a new beer in the near future called "Lucky U", an IPA kind of the same at the "Test Batch No. 2" but slightly tweaked. They had what they believed to be the final label to be used for the bottle. They should have, what she called, "Test Batch No. 3" on tap next week, which is ultimately what is to be the new beer. I also tried the Oatmeal Stout on Nitro and thought that it was excellent.
Bartender was good, chatty, and very friendly. The atmosphere was very laid back. The food was good, but kind of typical pub grub. I tried the pulled pork sandwich. The food was very reasonable and since it was Wednesday, the beers were only $2.50 a pop, now that is value.
Overall, for the beer and entertainment value, it is a must stop.
06-04-2009 15:06:28 | More by PhillyStyle
Breckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub in Denver, CO
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