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Denver ChopHouse & Brewery

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Denver ChopHouse & BreweryDenver ChopHouse & Brewery
BA SCORE
89
very good

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 76
Beer Avg: 3.43
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1735 19th St., #100
Denver, Colorado, 80202
United States
phone: (303) 296-0800

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @denverchophouse

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Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Jason, Oct 04, 2006
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Mebuzzard, May 30, 2006
Photo of SidSales
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%

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!

SidSales, Jul 02, 2005
Photo of mschofield
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

mschofield, Mar 15, 2005
Photo of slander
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

slander, Nov 08, 2004
Photo of sulldaddy
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

sulldaddy, Oct 05, 2004
Photo of Gavage
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

Gavage, Aug 13, 2003
Photo of pubscout
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

pubscout, Oct 26, 2002
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Denver ChopHouse & Brewery in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.