New Belgium Hub

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Bar, Eatery

8500 Peña Blvd
Denver International Airport
Denver, Colorado, 80249-6205
United States

(303) 342-6650 | map

Notes: Located near Gate 80 of Concourse B.
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Reviews by DenverHopHead:
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%

Apr 15, 2014
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

I missed a chance to give the New Belgium Hub a try during my last visit during Great American Beer Festival in 2012, but a three hour layover present a second chance. It's easy to spot from the concourse, nearly every seat taken inside, and little noise coming from outside the restaurant. It's happening here.
Nearly a dozen different beer pouring plus a few bottled options. Expect New Belgium to cater your beer needs, plus the likes of Coors Light. That said, there are a couple of rotating taps pouring the likes of their barrel aged strong ale....served in proper glassware! For an airport bar, using real glassware alone is enough for rejoicing.

Attentive staff at hand plus a scrumptious blue cheese burger adds another notch to this legend of airport beer bars. It exceeded my expectations.

Sep 05, 2019
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Butchnasty from Louisiana

5/5  rDev +33.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mar 22, 2019
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HipCzech from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Pretty typical airport bar, but a solid offering of New Belgium drafts (including La Folie and seasonals) served in NB globe glasses, along with some brewery decor push it a level above for beer lovers. Friendly efficient staff and decent food selection.

Nov 21, 2017
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

It's an airport bar, so approach with low expectations and be surprised. Protip: sit at the bar for better service.
The space is wedge shaped, with a decent bar seating 15 or so. If you can, sit at the bar, the rest of the space feels like a food court. Pinewood frames the back bar, and the bar top was bespeckled with recycled brown and clear glass bits embedded into it.

Quality of the beer was good, 8 drafts and 10 bottles, ranging from Czech pils to DIPA and everything in between. A handful of seasonals. La Folie on draft was pretty sweet and also pretty rare for an airport bar. Also, Stranahans.

Service was ok at the table, but far better at the bar on a return visit. The bartender was genuine and talkative when it was slow. The food we had was nothing special. You could do much worse in an airport.

Oct 14, 2017
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.89/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mar 10, 2017
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Beervana from Canada (BC)

3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Aug 30, 2016
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Benjhilmer from California

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Apr 28, 2015
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Igormatos from Texas

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Feb 25, 2015
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bulldogg915 from Wyoming

3/5  rDev -19.8%

Nov 08, 2014
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Oct 05, 2014
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JVan from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Aug 12, 2014
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JasonTaverner from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Mar 04, 2014
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blindtiger24 from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

There's nothing special to this airport bar except when you remember that you're stuck in the airport and you'd rather be here than some lifeless mexican restaurant w/ $20 margaritas or the TCBY. As a standalone bar, it would be mediocre at best. However, it is a viable option at the airport, so much so that I walk the extra mile to get to it when I have some time before take-off.

Beer is expensive, but there's a good variety of NB taps and bottles. There is always a Lips of Faith beer on tap as well (usually a good thing, but not always).

It's never too crowded (did I mention it is a mile off the United terminal?). The food is quite good, especially the sliders.

Next time you have some down time at DIA, stop by. You'll burn off some of the calories with the hike it takes to get here.

Dec 30, 2013
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Todd from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Dec 29, 2013
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BillRoth from Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

Nov 18, 2013
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bthomas from Washington

5/5  rDev +33.7%

Nov 15, 2013
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Oct 15, 2013
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CSFerrier from Kansas

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

On a 4 hour layover, this is a must. Denver International is full of taprooms; making it one of the greatest airports in the world.

It is, of course, in an airport however. So it's packed full of tired people that just want a quick drink, and a staff there to accommodate that need. It feels like any bar in an airport really, just New Belgium themed and has excellent beer.

Oh the beer.

The beer, the beer. Any problems this place has is quickly made up for when you're stuck in an airport for hours and then a waiter hands you a 1554 Enlightened Black Ale in the proper sniffer glass. Golden. Enough said I think.

Best place to stop into if you're stuck in Denver International. I might adjust my flights, just so I can stop in again.

Aug 02, 2013
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bump8628 from Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Lord I never thought I would be reviewing an airport bar, but the awesomeness of Colorado beer culture has created a decent beer bar in the heart of an international airport. Keep in mind, the prices are a bit higher than a regular bar, as expected. Still, the beer is fresh and they have around 8 New Belgium selections. The food is actually pretty decent too (standard sandwiches, burgers, etc.) and servings are generous. Maybe the fact that I was drinking my last glasses of Colorado beer after a fantastic trip made it even better.

For slightly lower beer prices, but a smaller selection and no food options search out the New Belgium Spoke in a far off corner of the airport.

Jun 09, 2012
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July2Nov from Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Had some time to spare, so we headed to the end of the terminal to find this place. It's typical of any airport bar/food place.

The beer selection was good and caters to all types. Nothing out of the ordinary on tap, but had a solid lineup.

We just split the fruit salad, which was really good.

However, the service was sub-par. They weren't that packed, but the wait staff seemed more interested in talking to each other than refilling beers. Oh goes on.

Being from Hawaii, mainland prices all seem reasonable to me.

Overall: This was a good place to relax a bit in-between flights, but I think next time I'll just belly up to the bar and do my ordering from there.

Nov 11, 2011
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brokensail from California

3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

With a couple hours to spend in the Denver Airport, there isn't much else to do but have a few adult beverages.

I went here first as they close at 10 and my flight landed at 9. A handful of New Belgium beers on-tap along with the assuredly omnipresent (at least in Colorado) Coors Light.

I ticked a Blue Paddle and Belgo IPA. Service was great and the prices seemed pretty fair, too. Especially for an airport.

Didn't eat anything as I'd already shoveled far too much food in my face earlier in the day.

Sep 29, 2011
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FosterJM from California

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

On the way to NE for work, had a layover both ways and took some notes.

Atm- A regular airport bar/lounge. Nothing to flashy or grand. Simple beer folks not really anything exciting.

Quality- Quality over all was pretty good. It could have been a tad better but for a travler why be nit picky.

Service- My waiter was good. Attentive to refills, quick with food and quick with the check.

Selection- Standard NB flights and offerings, 1 special tap. Way there, LOF Dunkel, way home Metric 10/10/10

Food- Good quality food. Tasty, fast, and pretty fresh tasting.

Value- Not bad for a quick bit, about 20 for a big beer, food and tip. Not the worst I've seen.

Apr 08, 2011
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zebulon from Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

comfortable place not overly congested like some airport places. I thought it was relaxing (not crowded in the early afternoon when I was there).

Service: This was a definite positive. I sat down at a table and the server showed up pretty quickly. We talked about beer and he knew his stuff. I find that unusual for an airport place.

Beer: I had called the day before and talked to someone who also knew his beer and asked which seasonals he had, which he described in detail. When I got there the next day I was told "they didn't come in" although they were on the beer list. I ordered an Abbey which I enjoyed. It came in bottle at the right temperature and I was brought a tulip glass. Next I ordered a 1554 black which was on tap and in a "pint" glass which the server warned me would be 14oz serving. OK but what was disappointing was, it was ice cold and of course tasted like ice water! I complained and was offered a replacement which I wasn't in the mood for. The server did tell me that they had been getting complaints that "the beer is too warm".

Food: I ordered the buffalo burger to get in the Colorado mood. A mistake, it was pricy and must have been grilled for 2 days it was that dry and tough.

Feb 15, 2011
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tdawgydog from New York

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

3 hour layover in Denver, what else is there to do? The terminal is massive and the New Belgium Hub was conveniently located at the opposite end of the terminal (near terminal 80) from our flight. After the 15 min. trek down there we were seated right away at a window table inside the restaurant with a great view of the airport.

I had eaten a big breakfast so I wasn't too interested in the food. My buddy ordered a french dip which looked very tasty and he didn't have any complaints, I eventually ordered a sweet potatoes fries which were drizzled with some sort of sweet & sour sauce, they were very good.

We were both interested in the beer, which was why we walked 2 miles across the terminal to get here. They have all of their popular brews on tap as well as the seasonal (currently 2 below). They also have a few of their other brews available in bottles. I had a 2 below (winter seasonal) and a Ranger (IPA) both on draft were very good. It was nice to see someone still using a full size pint glass. My buddy ordered a Tripel and a Mothership Wit which were both in bottles. I think the bottles were like $5 and I paid about $7 for the pints, but there is a noticeable difference in volume between the two.

All in all a pretty decent eatery, especially considering its in an airport. Definitely worth the visit if you have a couple of hours to kill while traveling through Denver.

Dec 18, 2010
New Belgium Hub in Denver, CO
Place rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 33 ratings