Denver ChopHouse & Brewery

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Denver ChopHouse & BreweryDenver ChopHouse & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.43/5
Based on:
9 Beers
76 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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 champ103
2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2

There is a long bar along the right hand side with a lot of seating for dinners. A dark and dim pub with some artwork on the wall. Some 40's style jazz was playing when I walked in. A nice touch for me. Though more of a restaurant feel than a brewpub, or even just a neighborhood pub. Most of the people were drinking wine, or the "guest tap" of Coors. The service was decent, though unattentive at times and they don't know a lot about the beer. Just bartenders working for tips.

There is a wide variety of beers, though they are the masters of none. Of the nine beers I sampled, only two were any good. The pale being decent, and the Irish Stout being the best. Other beers ranged from a Pils, Dortumder, Munich Dark, Wheat, Red, bourbon barrel aged stout, to an odd Belgian/German hybrid. All are sub par to very below average. Some are just plan bad (Bourbon Stout). Really nothing that I would recommend.

I did not eat, but looks like this is more of a restaurant than anything. Not a place I would recommend for a beer destination. For the most part, the beer is just bad IMO. There are so many other better destinations than this in the area.

Photo of Todd
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of gixxerman
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
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 you’re 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.

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Dogbrick
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Denver Chop House is located on 19th Street not too far from Coors Field. Street parking is nearby as well as some garages in the vicinity but I imagine they are scarce during ball games.

As with other Chop House locations, the interior is dark with an upscale feel. The bar runs along the right side and affords a clear view of brewing equipment behind glass. The rest of the space is devoted to table seating.

The beer selection consists of around 11-12 taps, several of which are German themed (Vienna, Dortmunder, Munich Lager, Doppel Bock), plus the standard brewpub fare. There is also one specialty tap (Wild Turkey Stout). Overall the beers are average to above average. The beers are all available in a sampler.

Service was decent, although the place was absolutely packed on a weekday evening. The server did her best but didn't really spend a lot of time explaining the beers.

We did not try any food on this visit.

Overall this spot is worth checking out on a Denver beer trip, but it wouldn't be at the top of the list.

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Visited on June 22, 2009:

I am not sure that I can really add much to what the others have described.

The restaurant is in an old Union Pacific building, which is cool, and that theme is used throughout the building. But it is very much steakhouse meets brewpub. Dark woods, dark lighting, feels very intimate.

The bar was decent size, looked like it sat maybe 15-20 with a couple tables in the area. The bartenders were friendly, quick, so so knowledgeable about the beer. The food was decent, not great by any stretch, but good and the beer, I tried the Dark Munich Lager, which was average, and the Wild Turkey Barrel Conditioned Stout, which was excellent. Much easier to drink than most beer that have been aged in whisky barrels. They had 8-10 taps with one or two that rotate depending on the season and if the brew master decides to brew something special. The beers on tap pretty well covered a different number of styles.

Overall, this is a good place to go if you are in Denver or in the area, but not some place that I would specifically plan a trip to go to, but if in the area a place you should definitely try.

Photo of Gavage
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of sulldaddy
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
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

Photo of YonderWanderer
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I went here with my parents the first night they were visiting me in Denver. Wanted to get a good steak, and I wanted some good beer to go with it. It didn't disappoint on either count.

The atmosphere is good - this is definitely a more upscale place and it shows in the detail. The service was good - they were responsive, and brought things out at a measured pace that ensured you could finish your salad before the steak. The food was excellent, and the beer was really good.

The beer was not spectacular, but quite tasty. I had their bourbon barrel stout which I thought was quite good. I would have loved to have gone for the sampler too, but given that I had to drive my folks around Denver, it would not have been the best decision.

It's definitely on the pricier side, but it's worth the splurge every once in a while. I need to get back over there and check out the bar. Seems like a good place to chill.

Photo of Jredner
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of amvrana
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Rayek
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of mschofield
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Floydster
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of benito
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
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!)

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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.

Photo of slander
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Loki
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of indy351
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of pubscout
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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

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