Golden City Brewery

BEER AVG
3.83/5
Golden City BreweryGolden City Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

920 12th Street
Golden, Colorado, 80401
United States

(303) 279-8092 | map
gcbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
17
Ratings:
275
Reviews:
129
PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.23%
 
 
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by Loki:
Photo of Loki
3.1/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

A very unassuming place and location in the middle of a neighborhood just a block or two from Colorado Mining School's campus.

Very cool, very efficient space in that they have packed everything think they need in tight, with out it seeming too crowded or overwhelming.

Atmosphere is very laid back. It felt like somewhere between somebody's back yard and Cheers. You know, where everybody knows your name. It was a little cold but we sat out in the beer garden anyway, which was laid out very nice.

Quality: I was less than impressed with the beers. They just weren't memorable and weren't that good. They weren't horrible or any major flaws, just not that good.

Service: Fast and friendly counter service. You go back to the counter when you want more.

Selection: They did have six beers to choose from on draft and three in the bottle in a cooler. It looked as if their bottle selection had been recently depleted. They had a Gose on draft which was impressive.

Great prices and worth a try back to see if my experience with the beer matches up with the other reviewers experiences next time.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of spoony
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

V-Golden City's best asset is the patio/beer garden. It is tucked off the main drag in Golden in a quieter neighborhood with plenty of shade and large tables. It is a nice, comfortable place to hang out. The indoor area is tiny and the bar is basically a walk-up affair with another window outside for service on the patio. GCB was full, but not crowded when I visited on a Saturday afternoon. The crowd ranged from families to hipsters to bikers.

Q-I tried full pours of their dry Irish stout and the regular IPA, both were just OK. I also had tastes of the IIPA, which was not very good, and the "summer sour," which was OK, but not great. No guest taps.

Ser-The bar tender was friendly and prompt, but the pours were a little off. The server intentionally wiped the head from my stout(?) and my friend's sour was poured in a shaker pint glass. I'm not a huge glass snob, but all beers were poured in a shaker glass, and a sour in a shaker is not cool.

Sel-GCB had about nine beers on offer, as well as some ciders. It was a pretty standard selection with a few IPAs, a mixed fermentation sour, a red, a wheat, and a brown or porter if memory serves me right. Nothing super experimental happening here.

O-While I liked the laid back patio vibe, the beers could use an upgrade. Go here if you want to relax outside on a great patio; go to Cannonball Creek if you want good beer.

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Photo of coones14
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mush
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of blayrelovesbeer
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Akeah
4.25/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of jacobdunne
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I loved visiting this place! I loved that it is in a residential area. Seeing houses all around you as your sipping a delicious brew on their patio is pretty sweet!

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Photo of DrikerGirl
5/5  rDev +30.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing new remodel. I really like the bathrooms and the repurposed bowing alley tables, I think from the old golden bowl. GCB has been here ever since I moved to the state 7 years ago. It is always amazing with excellent beers and a completely unique and unpretentious vibe, which is growing scarse with all the new clone a brewery types popping up all over the state. Check them out, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of ericstites
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

This place is the best. Go kill yourself on one of the many single tracks and then stop here for a sampler.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of norrisk66
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Great local establishment. We have been coming here for years.

GCB has been around way before craft beers were "Cool"

One occasion many years ago-we were offered a free pitcher for stacking some empty kegs!

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Photo of rossracing
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Daniellewallace0306
5/5  rDev +30.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great beer, awesome new atmosphere and the staff is great :) plus new bathrooms. Deserves a high score!!

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Photo of ManBearPat
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tylerstravis
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of sozz2
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Mhollerb
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Such a fun outdoor patio brewery in a cool town.

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Photo of qchic
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of drewfromboulder
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Really cool outdoor beer garden. Beers were lacking in character and were not poured properly with a lower level of carbonation which is not to my liking. Staff acted like they did not want to be there, very off putting to say the least.

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Photo of Todd
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Showed up just before last call. Jason and I were able to sneak in a couple of pints each. Beers were lackluster and flat. Service was the same. Guy behind the bar hated life or something.

The beer garden only and ordering from a door concept was interesting, but not interesting enough to pull me back.

Seems like they're living in the past, back when they actually were the "2nd largest brewing in Golden."

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Photo of dshansen1184
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dbriesemeister
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

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Golden City Brewery in Golden, CO
3.83 out of 5 based on 275 ratings.
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