Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
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United Kingdom (England)
4.58/5 rDev +16.5%
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
4.56/5 rDev +16%
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
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
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
4.33/5 rDev +10.2%
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
4.25/5 rDev +8.1%
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
4.14/5 rDev +5.3%
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
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
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
4.13/5 rDev +5.1%
Went here on a recent trip to Denver. First place in town that I visited.
Impression in a nutshell is that this is not a "beer destination." Beer is an afterthought, with the focus being on food (GREAT!) and wine (didn't try). If you're looking for a neighborhood bar, this doesn't have that feel to me. If you want a very nice place for "date night" or a business dinner, this is your place.
Overall atmosphere was dark, but adequately lighted. Long bar with tv's - the Broncos were playing. The seating area had that dark, clubby look to it. I sat at the bar, more open, inviting, hopefully beer friendly.
Quality and selection were good, 6 or 7 beers on top, with a nice range. I had the Dortmunder and the Dark Munich, and both were decent interpretations of the beers.
Service started out a little slow, but picked up and kept up nicely during my visit. Attentive, but not hovering. Second bartender that served me was knowledgeable of the beers, even though he had only been there a few months.
Food was outstanding. This place is known for their steaks, but I opted for the lemoncella chicken. Fantastic! However, the first bartender commented that the portion would be "huge" - her words. I was expecting a huge half bird on my plate and hoping for leftovers the next day. Not so. Small, but adequately sized portion, enough to fill, but not stuff you. And the lemon flavors just exploded with each bite.
I think my final bill was around $35 - 40, an entree and two beers, plus tip.
09-04-2010 13:42:19 | More by JamnesCameron
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
Visited 4/25/09 after the Rockies and Dodgers game, reviewed from notes, stopped in for a few beers after dinner, steaks looked good though, food looked tempting although it was quite expensive and you could tell from the atmospere, fanc inside with several lockers full of wine, two sets of taps with the same eight beers that inlcuded pilsner, wheat, dortmunder, pale, Brwer's Marker IPA, Barrel Conditioned Wild Turkey Stout, dry stout, and munich lager, tried the barrel aged stout and IPA, both were decent and fairly priced at around six dollars a pint, a little too uptidy for me inside and no really centered around beer, bartenders seemed nice though and it was immaculate inside, might revisit if back in the area, worth checking out
05-07-2009 04:43:21 | More by Floydster
Denver ChopHouse & Brewery in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.