Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
2.42/5 rDev -38.3%
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.
07-24-2010 00:43:22 | More by champ103
3.4/5 rDev -13.3%
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
3.59/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
12-28-2009 04:18:34 | More by Dogbrick
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
06-23-2009 23:08:27 | More by PhillyStyle
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
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
3.78/5 rDev -3.6%
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
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
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
Denver ChopHouse & Brewery in Denver, CO
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.