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Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.85/5
Dry Dock Brewing Co.Dry Dock Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Homebrew Store

15120 E Hampden Ave
Aurora, Colorado, 80014
United States

(303) 400-5606 | map
www.drydockbrewing.com

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-03-2005

BEER STATS
Beers:
107
Reviews:
666
Ratings:
2,527
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
83
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
6.52%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 83
Reviews by Mebuzzard:
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This place has undergone a recent expansion. My first visit years ago, the tap room was very small. Two expansions later, and move, this place is quite the bar.

Corner unit in a shopping mall thingy, corner of Chambers and Hampden. Long bar with windows into the brew room. Tables along the outside windows. Popcorn is all the munchies they have, although you can bring in whatever you want.

Additional room has been made opposite the entry door. More like German beerhaus feel. Barrels racks line the walls. Next door is the home brew shop, and you can take your beer in there and snoop/shop around.

Service is always friendly here, while maybe a bit slow when it's busy. Be patient, you'll get some fine beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of blayrelovesbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Apricot Blonde is always a great go too... Firkin Friday is awesome for those who have a taste for experimental fusions.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Joe_Boxer
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Lone downfall of Dry Dock is that the place is insanely busy at nearly all times, which creates a near impossibility to get service.

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Photo of Akeah
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of flexabull
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by on a week day afternoon, and left pretty happy about my visit.

Strip mall, and looks it from the outside. But when you go inside, it is very spacious, with a bar upon entry, lots of tall tables, then a nice spacious barrel room towards the back.

Quality was quite good. I tried a Swartzbier first that was solid, then a golden sour that was quite good.

Service was very good. The guy working the bar was both friendly and prompt. He was cool, and a pleasure to deal with.

Selection was also good. They had a dozen+ beers on tap with a good variety.

Overall? My favorite spot in Aurora so far. I'll be back.

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Photo of Buannaich
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of legrandfacile74
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Come early, grab a table, order honey beesting wings for delivery, and wash them down with a few pints. This is a crowded, but very friendly bar with a neighborhood feel.

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Photo of daem3384
4.72/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kingpin1010
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

This is my neighborhood brewery. I've been here with friends, I've been here alone with my laptop doing some beer-inspired creative writing. This is a good place for both. Big communal tables, a large selection of beers, friendly staff. No food, but plenty of popcorn and food from the outside is welcome. At least in the outdoor seating which is also friendly to dogs. The samplers are great fun and sometimes hit or miss -- but that's the beauty of a neighborhood brewery. I'm familiar with their solid best-sellers so go for the other stuff in the flights. If you're in Aurora, definitely drop by.

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.89/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Very busy place, shared several flights with friends which were tasty.

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Photo of jacobdunne
4.43/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I really enjoyed this place. I went on a Friday night and it was very busy but very chill. A lot of selection!

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Photo of growlerinhand
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Panama69
4.1/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of DFINE321
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Skinrad
3.66/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of traviseses
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Some of the best beer you will find.

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Photo of Gerred
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jaramilr
4.76/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Luther
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ricknelson
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Dry Dock Brewing Co. in Aurora, CO
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.
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