Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 61
Beer Avg: 3.39
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$$
High end steak house meets brewpub. That pretty much sums things up here. Lots of dark wood and exposed brick. The building used to be a Union Pacific depot and a fair amount of that flavor remains.
Beers are of average quality. Nothing really stood out to me, but I didn't try any clunkers either. Food is very expensive, but worth it. Excellent prime rib. The sour-cream mashed potatoes were amazing.
The best time to visit is on a week night during the baseball off season. Things get pretty busy on a baseball weekend.
Overall, this is a place I can only afford to hit maybe once a year. It's worth the trip.
11-19-2008 19:34:26 | More by Rayek
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
We visited the Denver Chop House on our final night, quite late after the last session on Saturday. Normally I wouldn't go to a place like this at 10:30 for dinner, but what the hell.
Atmosphere: Great. Kind of like taking Morton's and a Brewpub and melding them. Decor, wait staff attire, service of Morton's with the bar and brewery view of a brewpub, with the customer attire somewhere in between. Very roaring twenties decor and feel.
Quality: Pretty good beers. I had a very enjoyable IPA premeal. Nothing mind blowing, but solid and tasty.
Service: Fantastic. They had no problem seating and waiting on us at 10:30 when we were probably the last table to sit and order. Knowledgeable, prompt, friendly, and fast service. Also worked with us to split up an unnecessarily complicated check (our fault not theirs).
Food: The food is fantastic. I had the Gorgonzola Buffalo Fillet and it was fantastic. Perfectly cooked and with some great sides.
Value: Beers here are about average price the food is not. I don't think there are many entres under $20. That said, the food is worth it, but not cheap. But it is a steak house so I wouldn't expect it to be.
Fantastic place to bring clients for a business diner or the significant other for a great night out. Also good to grab a beer at the bar if you want.
10-14-2008 11:22:22 | More by Loki
3.85/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$$
Hit this joint prior to yesterday's Rockies Game, family in tow.
This has the "uptown" steak joint feel vice brewpub, but not too big a detractor
I tried 4 beers & all were tasty the red, dubbel & pils & the were pretty good & the Wild Turkey Barrel aged stout was tasty indeed!
Top knotch service & the waitress really understood beer, so that helped
7 beers on offer, expected a few more, given the location (loads of competetion in the area)
Food was tasty & good variety, but not anywhere near cheap. Kids meals were reasonable ($3 each), not always the case in these snooty steak houses
This place was not cheap, 2 starters,2 kid meals 3 pints & a snifter of dubbel, plus a margarita for $54 (includes tax, not tip)
Not the worse place I've been, but like I said too many other places you can go in LO DO
05-21-2007 04:07:35 | More by russpowell
3.4/5 rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in with a co-worker after a long day at Swedish Medical Center, I ordered up a Nut Brown Ale and a rather odd appetizer. It was super thin cuts of raw buffalo meat. I can't remember the name, and there is no mention of it on their menu or website. Our server recommended it, and I was glad he did. It had a very unique flavor, very rich and melted in your mouth. This review is a little bit old, so I am not sure if they always have this, or if it was a seasonal offering.
For the main course I ordered up an Iowa Pork Chop, and an oatmeal stout. The stout was a little thin and weak, but it was drinkable, I have had much better oatmeal stouts though. The pork chop was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Our waiter was very attentive, but seemed to really be trying to work the tip.
This one is a bit upscale, and may be more attractive to the 'white linen' crowd. From what I understand there is usually a wait to get in, but we were seated immediately. Parking can also be a bit of a nuisance. Probably a good place to check out if youre trying to impress, plus you can work in a few good beers on the backside. They also have an impressive selection of wine. It is definitely more of a restaurant atmosphere than a brewpub. If you are looking for a hardcore brewpub you have many options in Denver. The Chop House is more of an upscale restaurant with quality craft beer.
05-06-2007 01:10:23 | More by gixxerman
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I can't believe how many times I've visited Denver and ignored this place. What was I thinking? For beer, service, and food, this beats out Rock Bottom and Bull & Bush as Denver's best brewpub by far!
I stopped by for lunch just as this year's snowstorm was making all of Denver head home. This is a classy steakhouse where everything--from the booths to the bar to the knives is oversized. I took a seat at the bar and was promptly served by a bartender who was happy to talk about the (nine) house brews on tap.
I had a giant steak tips lunch with more mashed potatoes than I could eat. If you plan on eating here and not breaking the bank, lunch is your best bet. They've got a fine menu of meat and fowl in large portions, both in sandwich and steak form.
As for the beers, they put out some interesting styles for a chain. Their "Red Ale" (Irish red) was the true find--a malty, bready and well balanced brew that I would take home by the growler if it were possible. Their pilsner, pale ale, dubbel, and bourbon stout were also excellent, and their other brews--a wit, ESB, Irish dry stout, and amber--were above average as well.
Overall, this is a great steakhouse and brewpub. Splurge for dinner or enjoy a reasonably priced lunch--and don't underestimate the beer! (Plus, it's only a block from Falling Rock, so you have a logical next stop on a Denver beer crawl!)
01-09-2007 00:46:20 | More by benito
4.56/5 rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Mentor cautioned me not to eat at this establishment, since I was on a tight budget on this leg of my journey, so I heeded his warning. As I approached the building, it suddenly dawned on me that this place was part of a chain that included the District Chophouse & Brewery in DC, which is a personal favorite of mine.
I ascended a flight of stairs, passed through a vestibule, and found myself right in front of the maitre d station. I already knew the correct answer and requested a seat at the bar, which I was granted. Looking around to take it all in, the place was 1930s elegance, reincarnated. The waitstaff was all in white shirts, black pants, dark vests, and white aprons. The serving tanks were behind the back bar with the brewhouse further aft on the right hand side. The whole place was just beautiful, with fresh white tablecloths, soft lighting, and Dean Martin and other crooners on the sound system. The bar was rough stone, edged by dark wood. There were lots of vintage photographs throughout, as well as a separate meeting room, off to the right. The washrooms were aft, off to the left. The exposed brick, velvet curtains, and Venetian blinds all combined to created an astounding ambiance. I had a sampler of really good beers, then went for a pint of Bourbon Stout, which was equally as good as what I have had in DC in the past. My CouchSurfing.com host joined me here and he agreed that the beers were top notch. Our bartender was Jim, a fellow teacher and an accomplished server.
10-25-2006 01:13:22 | More by woodychandler
4/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Presented as an upscale steak joint and it is replete with all the masculine brass and wood touches every steak joint seems to go in for. I only had soup, but it was damn good. The beer was so-soish with some that were decent enough. Nothing came close to reacing incredible status, but the brewer did make a few incredible attempts at barrel aging and some more obscure styles. I enjoyed the woodford Reserve Barrel aged Stout along with the Saison and Tripel. Worth a visit and could be a real winner if the beer reaches the quality of the brewer's aspirations.
10-12-2006 20:25:06 | More by Jredner
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
An upscale brewpub chain, food looked good but on a different night they had a 90 min wait for tables. This even looks like an upscale chain inside ... not a bad thing, I was just happy enough to find out the beers have made a turn for the better over the years.
We did get a chance to sample so of their brews, the Saison was tasty ... the Pale Ale and Single Track Copper Ale were even better. The bar staff was quick, efficient and friendly.
No doubt we will be back here for dinner one night next year ... I love a good porterhouse.
10-04-2006 04:14:33 | More by Jason
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
Won a bet off a friend and she took me to this place. A steak house first and foremost, with their own craft brews. Situated in lower downtown (Lodo) Denver next to the Rockies stadium, this place is large, with dark wood as its main decorum. Wait staff was very friendly and responsive.
I had the Top Sirloin with cheddar mashed 'taters. Very good beef, very good 'taters...and a lot of them! Steak was aged, moist and very good. For dessert I had the beer sampler (of course).
Its a tray of 10 (4oz.) beers they have on tap arranged according to style and each placed on the tray matching a written description of the style (2 rows). The pilsner was placed top left and its suggested to drink them left to right, top to bottom, which I did. The top three in my book were the Oatmeal stout, EBB (extra bitter, bitter) and the Wild Turkey stout-aged in old WT barrels. Darn good dessert.
Overall the place is very good, but not worth the price. The Sirloin was $20 for 12oz. The porterhouse was $28+. It needed a bit more kick to justify this price
05-30-2006 21:29:11 | More by Mebuzzard
United Kingdom (England)
4.58/5 rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Went to Denver Chophouse whilst on holiday from the UK.
After getting in the door we were told we would have to wait over an hour to eat. However, we went to the bar and had a bar snack instead. This place was packed solid but the service was good with a nice young lady serving us.
I had a brewery burger and fries for $10.75 which was more than enough for me but a little expensive from what I have seen elswhere in the USA.
The beers appear to be served from serving tanks behind the bar.
There were 9 Chophouse beers on tap of which I tried 8.
I tried Buffalo Gold, Singletrack Copper Ale, Coors (Special), Pale Ale, Brewers Mark (Rye Beer), Brown Ale, Pilsner Lager and Bourbon Stout. The only beer I didn't try was Wheat Ale.
In my opinion the Bourbon Stout was the best, but the quality of all of them was good.I would try this place again but not on a Friday or Sat.
However, when you are so far from home what does it matter!
07-02-2005 18:42:12 | More by SidSales
Denver ChopHouse & Brewery in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.