Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 61
Beer Avg: 3.39
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
I think this is either a high concept restaurant from Rock Bottom, or a chophouse that contracts with them for beer.
Pils, honey wheat, pale ale, single track copper, oatmeal stout, bourbon stout, buffalo gold and a seasonal were on tap.
Made out of a refurbished old train station, theres lots of dark wood, red brick walls, lot light, red velvet booths. Rather large inside it's a lot bigger than it looks from the outside.
The chophouse menu ran $20-$25 for dinner, the 'brewery' menu about $10. Chophouse is decidedly not pub fare, it's a real chop house. I had some rather nice vension. Yeah it's more expensive than a brewpub, but it's on the cheap side for a steak or chop house.
03-15-2005 00:57:36 | More by mschofield
4.14/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Often enough, I'll jot down some statement or quip that's supposed to mean something to me when I get around to actually writing the review, which often lags a bit as I'm always a good few in the hole, and playing catch up. Maybe it's a quick sentence or just a word or five. Something that'll make me so "Oh yeah" and bring the whole thing back to the forefront of my memory. That little something this time around, is a scribble in the top corner of the page that reads, "It's Heartland ChopHouse on crack". And it is. With a big flashy neon sign you can probably see from the airport...
It's a high end steakhouse, nicely done. Lots of brick and tile, and deep red walls. Low lighting throughout. An "L" shaped bar seats a dozen and a half with about a dozen bar tables lying adjacent. Sectioned seating areas forward of the bar and across the whole other side of the room as well as lining the hallway to the rear of the building. Right inside the front door is a large display case o' wines, to the rear of the main portion of the dining room an open kitchen area, and behind the bar lie a bunch of brewing vessels in a room behind a glass wall. It's a very nice upscale restaurant. The place was packed and people were dressed to the nines. Other people, that is. We were dressed like out of towners on a bar crawl. And although the joint was jumping and we looked out of place there, the bartender was friendly and attentative, offering us up samples of a few beers, probably because he sensed that we were beer people.
10 beers on tap this GABF weekend. What, Pale Ale, Copper, Brown, Pilsner, Golden, Stout, Lager, a cask single barrel Pale Ale and a cask Wild Turkey Stout which was really nice. Very nice for a RockBottom affiliate.
My plan to get back here for a meal the next night never gelled but there's always next year.
11-08-2004 03:53:14 | More by slander
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I rolled into this place with Moon0, spesh, and slander towards the end of our Denver pub crawl. You cant miss this spot in LODO with a huge red neon sign guiding you in. Instant feel of a classy establishment. Most were dressed rather nice and the menu seconded the notion.
Granted it was a Friday nite by then, but this place was packed!!! 1.5 hour wait for a table, so we went to the bar. There were 7 or eight brews avaialable on tap with two beer engines. I grabbed a bourbon stout aged in wild turkey barrels. Quite tasty. Had a taste or two of some other brews and they were decent. Not stellar brews, but a nice range represented including a nut brown bourbon stout, and pale ale.
The place is set up with several tables near the front door. a large cabinet separates several more tables from the main entrance to the left. The bar is to the right of the main opening and includes a long straight bar with about 15-20 stools and also several small table and stool setups. The main grill/kitchen is in plain view. smells of steak fill the air.
Following the main passage back to several booths and more tables. Very classy joint. We didnt eat anything but from what I saw on tables the food is probably very good. Nice presentations on the plates and again the place smelled real good.
Bartender hooked up moon0 and slander with some free tasters of beer which was cool especially with a crowded bar area. This place is worth a visit and if you have some cash to spend on a nice meal while in the Mile High City this is where you should go.
10-05-2004 02:26:01 | More by sulldaddy
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
Visited this establishment twice during my recent trip, and both times were very pleasant. The bar was crowded and noisy both times, and the restaurant was packed also. I was lucky to get a seat at the bar both times. It was amusing watching patrons try to strike a match on the bar top with little success to lite their smokes. The food was great, one dish of Buffalo Carpaccio and a rare burger with blue cheese finished it off. The beer was OK, not overwhelming by any means. They had 7 different styles on tap. I had the same bartender both trips, and he was knowledgable about the styles. I had 4 different styles during the two visits and all were mediocre. This place is for beef lovers, but don't expect phenominal beers - just decent enough to enjoy with the food.
08-13-2003 01:30:37 | More by Gavage
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
This place reminds me of a famous Yogi Berra quote. When asked by his teammates to join them after a game at a local NY hotspot, Berra responded, "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
The Chophouse was that and more during my visit at GABF time, which, admittedly, might not have been the best time to go. But I had heard much about the place, and as a writer, I was compelled to assess it.
Once I got past the lines that snaked out the door into LoDo, I liked the decor and the ambience; there was a loud, lively, wonderful "brewpub hubbub" about the place. Stuff was happenin' here.
Its beers were certainly acceptable, if not particularly memorable. I ordered a Sirloin steak--hey, it's a chophouse--and was not disappointed. I accompanied it with the current pale ale and they went well together.
My buddy, another writer, ordered a Filet Mignon which he described as close to orgasmic, but his assessment of the beers paralleled mine--good, not great.
Still it was an interesting evening, and given the length of the lines, certainly a worthwhile achievement, even if just to say, "Yeah. I got in the place."
BTW, the line was even longer when we left an hour and a half later. Yogi was nowhere in sight.
10-26-2002 07:13:52 | More by pubscout
Denver ChopHouse & Brewery in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.