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Wynkoop Brewing Company

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Wynkoop Brewing CompanyWynkoop Brewing Company
BA SCORE
88
very good

142 Ratings
Ratings: 142
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Active Beers: 54
Beer Ratings: 998
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wynkoop

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Reviews by Domingo:
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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

Domingo, Nov 04, 2005
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Wynkoop has done some really good beers over the years, but sometimes when I go over there, I just see the usual and not anything new that is of interest to me. Good thing they have a few longstanding favorites. They might be able to do some new ones with the expansion that is coming soon, so I'm looking forward to another visit down the road.

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Varied selection of beer on tap, friendly bartenders, awesome food menu..enjoyable all the way around. Upstairs was a billiards hall and game room (we played skeeball haha). The beer I had was Mile HIPA. Bill had the Colorojo. I had an interesting salad with raw kale, quinoa, apricots and cheese etc. 2 blocks from Coors Field. Highly recommend if in LoDo neighborhood.

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Atmosphere - three stories, one is a comedy club, the second is dining, a bar and a patio, and the third is billiards and a bar...I'll take that!
Quality - best down town area in the country...I'll take that again!
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Value - happy hour and growler fills are worth it!

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Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO
88 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.