Gordon Biersch

Gordon BierschGordon Biersch
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3.69 w/ 3,495 ratings
Gordon BierschGordon Biersch

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

1 Flatiron Cir
Broomfield, Colorado, 80021-8881
United States

(720) 887-2991 | map

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Photo of coones14
3.69/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
2.7/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1 | food: 4

Photo of Shadmika
2/5  rDev -39%

Photo of bulldogg915
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of MsRif
2.95/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

This was the last place we visited while in Denver, simply because we had to wake up early for our flight the next morning and it was very close to our hotel. Atmosphere was pretty much "chain restaurant-esque" with a sports bar feel. The selection was limited to a handful of their brews...none of which were memorable in my opinion. I also felt the prices were pretty outrageous for what you were actually getting. None of the beers were bad persay, but they were average and pretty thin when they shouldn't have been. I would have loved to see some guest taps here...but that is not what this sort of place is for. I did try everything they had (which brought my grand total for samplers during the week to 126).

Service was good, likely because we were there on a weeknight and it was very close to closing time. The bar was pretty much empty. Our bartender was friendly and helpful, and there wasn't really a wait time on anything which was nice. Food was okay, again, nothing memorable aside from the prices. Bar food should be priced as bar food (cheap)...that was not the case here.

Overall, I well could have done without visiting this place, but I'm not sorry I did. I will not go back in the future, but if you are trying to explore the scene thoroughly...it may be worth a visit.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.38/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Not a bad place. Located in a mall-type plaza of sorts, so you know it's not exactly going to be low-key. This location contains a good sized bar and plenty of tables, including an ample outside seating area. You're definitely going to see a lot of business lunchers, social gatherings, and hipsters who think this is the greatest and most obscure place ever. It's not that...it is a chain, and pretty much caters to a less adventurous crowd. Still, it's not a bad place to stop in for a few drinks and a bite to eat.

Service was fine; the bartender had something to say about all the beers on tap. As for that, there were only 6 brews available, all house beers. So it's not exactly a Mecca for beer bar fans. The beer on tap was okay, not great. Mostly light stuff for those with delicate palates. Food was good. Mainly comfort foods, with a bias towards Tex-Mex. Prices were okay, but considering the crowd and the location, it's safe to say prices on many items were inflated a bit.

I'd probably not go back to this place, but it was definitely worth a stop in, for the sake of exploration. And also it was close to my hotel for the night I didn't feel like driving into Denver.

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Photo of Rhialistic
4/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

i've stopped in twice for lunch and i would recommend it as a good place to have a midday meal and a brew!

good 1st visit. i indeed got what i expected from their schwarzbeer, black in color, slightly malty, light flavor and a quick dry finish. All these characteristics make it a good luncheon beer, as i usually prefer full-bodied beers in the evening (still having work to do, barleywines are sorta out for me for lunch hehe).

i also had a taste of their hefe for the heck of it, and it was pretty standard fair, fairly crisp, fizzy and light in taste with the traditional banana scent and flavor. not remarkable but certainly quaffable. i guess i enjoy the rounder, fuller and less fruity hefe that is really becoming more popular with brewers in the states.

the second time i went i got their Maibock, rich and sweet with an 8% abv, pretty tasty stuff. ok so i wasn't as conservative this time around with the lighter bodied "luncheon" beer idea. but i did like it and i bought a growler to take home.

the menu is loaded with somewhat pricey options for lunch; $9-$20 for sandwiches, salads and entrees, which i consider to be more than average. both times i ventured in, they had a daily calzone (chicken pesto) special for $8 which included a side of soup or salad. i got a cup of their beer cheese soup and it was quite thick and tasty, and the field greens salad the 2nd time. my calzone was HUGE and very tasty, golden brown crust and tender chicken, artichokes and a lively pesto sauce. food was great both times.

the service i had was outstanding on both occasions. i was one of the very few patrons in there sitting at the bar, so i got specialized attention, but each time the barkeep was friendly and quite knowledgeable about the beer selections on hand.

i'll make this an occasional lunch treat for myself for sure!

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Photo of mentor
4.05/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A bit pricier than a typical pub, but the high quality keeps it a good value.

Stopped in for a late diinner after house-hunting in July 2005. Gordon Biersch is located in the resturant section of Flat Irons mall. The parking lot was packed and we walked into the mall area not really knowing where we were heading, but we came across it right away. It's across the 'street' from the front of the movie theater. Upon entering the establishment, we were greeted after the couple ahead of us and seated promptly. The dinner rush was just beginning to slow, the place was still packed, and the backgroudn noise was really loud. The establishment consists of one very large square-shaped bar in the center of the single room. The bar is ringed by tables and booths are along the walls. The back wall is the kitchen and the bathrooms are to the back and all the way to the right.

After checking out the menu, we looked at each other with eyes that spoke of maybe leaving. We had stopped in so we could talk about the houses we'd jut seen while grabbing a quick bite. The place was noisy and the prices were a bit steeper than typical pub fare. We ordered anyway. I ordered a sampler (6ish shots of different beer) and pizza and my wife ordered a salad and a wheat beer. All of the beers in the sampler were delicious and my wife enjoyed her wheat. The food was also extremely tasty, we were very happy that we decided to stay. Better yet, our waitress did not charge me for the sampler tray. Other notes about the service...the food arrived expediently and our waitress checked on us several times. She knew enough about the beers that she could certainly help anyone make a selection. Questions about specific ingredients, that only a beer geek like me would ask, were too much.

All in all, a decent place that I will likely return to visit. The prices will limit the number of my visits, as will having to work through mall traffic and parking.

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Gordon Biersch in Broomfield, CO
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