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Type: Bar, Eatery

206 E 13th Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80203-2204
United States

(303) 831-6443 | map

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Added by Rayek on 03-22-2010

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Photo of Joey2timer
4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

a little too many hipsters hanging out with their dirty hair, gauged ears, burkenstock sandles, tight cut off jean shorts, etc.. but the food is on point. all vegan though so no meat :-(

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.5

Well, the only reasons I'm reviewing this are b/c it's listed already, and it is a veggie centered eatery that has beer. Now, I'm not a vegamatarian, but some people are. Not a beer destination by itself

anywho...nice a quiet or comfortable place, nor is it loud and crowded. Looks chaotic.

Food is quite good for veggie stuff. Creative and varied.

Service was pleasant, a bit slow, and not really helpful to carnivores

Beer is slim, but not a bad selection. Pretty much covers the light to dark spectrum, most are CO beers. Again, not a beer destination, but a nice choice of craft beer

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Photo of Rayek
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

City O' City feels like the perfect candidate for Beer Fly review number 50. It's literally right around the corner from where I live and has quite the history. It began life as Watrercourse Foods, which is Denver's premier vegetarian restaurant. When Watercourse moved to its new larger location, the owners turned the original into City O' City. I believe it's Denver only vegetarian bar, and certainly the only one I've ever been to in any town.

City O' City takes up a couple of old storefronts and is a block south of the CO state capitol. The inside is very hippy, in that there's a certain thrift store feel to the furniture and a lot of local art for sale on the walls. When you first come in, you're met with a coffee bar and a display case selling baked goods. Hang a quick left, go up a couple steps, and you're in the bar. Along one wall is a large wooden bar that seats perhaps 20 people. The rest of the space is taken up with tables and chairs, plus a couple of couches in one corner. The atmosphere is very divy, with an eclectic mix of working professionals, college students and dyed in the cloth vegetarians.

Food is limited to wraps, salads and pizza, plus some desserts. Everything is; of course, vegetarian. The pizzas are definitely the highlight.

As a beer drinker, I'm here more for the beer than the food, and City O' City doesn't disappoint. First off, you will not find any beer from the big breweries here. That goes for both domestics and imports. And aside from a couple of Belgian and English beers, everything on the menu is US craft beer. Of those, at least half are CO brews. The tap list is small, but rotates regularly. On my visit, they had GD, Left Hand and Odell beers pouring, plus a BSPA from Upslope that I didn't even know existed yet. The bottle list on this stop contained several limited release beers, including GD Whiskey Barrel Aged Yeti.

Prices are on par with other Denver bars, so not cheap, but not too expensive either. There are drink specials every night on top of the regular happy hour.

All in all, I'm happy having this place so close to home. It's unique and well worth several future visits.

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City O' City in Denver, CO
3.59 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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