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Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Wynkoop Brewing CompanyWynkoop Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.58/5
Based on:
40 Beers
1,034 Hads
Place Score: 87
Reviews: 96
Visits: 186
Avg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1634 18th St. At Wynkoop
Denver, Colorado, 80202
United States
phone: (303) 297-2700 | map
www.wynkoop.com

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Reviews: 96 | Visits: 186
Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A definite "must-stop" for a BA in the lower downtown (or "LoDo") area of Denver.
When you walk in you'll notice that the restaurant is more or less the to the left and the bar is to the right. There is a lounge area upstairs and even an improv comedy show downstairs.
If you're arriving on a Friday or a weekend evening, be prepared to either wait for a table or make reservations. If you arrive past 7:30, the wait can be upwards of an hour and the bar area typically doesn't have many vacancies either.
On to the beer, right? At the bar you'll find a large sign with all of the current brews listed. There are typically 3-4 seasonal or one off brews at the bottom and the standard brews listed at the top. B3K, Artillery, Railyard, Patty's Chili, IPA, a light lager, and shockingly the Gruit are typically available year round. The brews are always fresh (obviously...the brewery is built into the restaurant) and overall I'd consider them to be quite good. You have a wide variety of choices and I've never had a brew there that I considered to be anything but very good.
The food is also quite good. You can get anything from your typical barfood to a steak, to sandwiches, to seafood. I'm partial to the fish & chips personally, but I've really enjoyed the food the 7-8 times I've been.
Service can be a little hit or miss on a crowded night (I'd suspect they're a little understaffed), but it's still solid.
The Wynkoop is a definite winner!

EDIT: The 'Koop has changed quite a bit over the last 5-6 years and I'd say has actually gotten better after a few years of falling off a bit. They now have a lot of guest taps upstairs, weekly firkins, a larger line-up of regular items, and beer events every couple months, too. After pretty much steering clear for a while, I find myself going back more and more.

In all seriousness, you can look at the reviews for the place from 2007-2009 and compare them with the ones before and (especially) the ones from 2010 and 2011 and see a world of difference.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of j-rod18
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jcMPLS
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Doublicious
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Phenomenal beer. Great neighborhood vibe. Great knowledgeable servers. Feed me samples till I couldn't drink anymore.

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Photo of Tate21
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of ADG2995
3.18/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MCBigGame
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mkrass
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of aknalley
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dcbelkot
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I enjoy their chili beer!

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Photo of DependablePete
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

The place is nice and the food is good. The beer is mediocre at best. There's a better beer bar around the corner that's more worth your time.

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Photo of SamN
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kylo76
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of chessiejackson
4.9/5  rDev +26.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great brews, great service, a full vegan menu, and a comedy club downstairs. Left Wynkoop with a "rail ale" t-shirt and pint glass. Trains and beer in one little package. A+

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Photo of Benjhilmer
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of sudski77
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Nice LoDo Denver brewpub. Some interesting and unique beers, but nothing earth-shattering. The Colorojo imperial red beer is probably my favorite, but is not for the faint of heart. Each time I've been there, several supposedly on-tap beers are not available. Staff has been hit or miss; sometimes attentive and knowledgeable, other times uninterested and slow. Worth going to for the food; great sandwiches and usual pub fare.

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Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO
87 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.