Uptown Brothers Brewing Co

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Type: Bar, Eatery

320 East Colfax
Denver, Colorado, 80203
United States

(303) 839-8000

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Added by southdenverhoo on 06-29-2010

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by Hibernator:
Photo of Hibernator
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I went to Uptown Brothers after a session at Cheeky Monk down the street.

A sports bar meets craft beer destination with a long wooden bar to the left with ample seating all over. They have a Foosball table and Golden Tee in the back area.

Service was attentive and responsive.

The beer selection has 32 well picked beers with selections that include Avery White Rascal, Joe's Premium Pilsner, IPA, DunganA, Maharaja, Great Divide Colette Farmhouse Ale, Stone Levitation, Old Guardian, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot and Oskar Blues.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jstokey
3/5  rDev -21.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Uptown Brothers Brewing Co closed back in Aug 2011.
"​​Uptown Brothers Brewing, a restaurant and craft beer bar that opened in May 2010, closed its doors for good right after midnight this morning, a victim of the difficult economy.
"We came close to making it; we were at about 80 percent of our break-even number, but we have no more resources to get us over the last hump," owner Paul Lumbye posted on Facebook in a goodbye message to customers." - Cafe Society http://bit.ly/oiUQs5

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Photo of rowew
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

We stopped in yesterday to grab a couple beers. I was impressed with the selection .. 30 or so taps, but they were well chosen. This place used to be the Red Room .. and I think all the did was clutter it up a bit - out front they had several banners up advertising happy hour and things like that. Also discounts written on the window .. very tacky. Found out today that they shut down for business after last night. Apparently they were struggling and couldn't make ends meet. I would say the beer selection was good, but prices were all fifty cents to a dollar too high ..

Business is up for sale, so maybe someone else can make a run at it ..

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Photo of scray24
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in on a Saturday afternoon after a walking trip through downtown, about a stone's throw from the state capitol.

Well described in other reviews - basically comes across like a sports bar with wallpaper'd LCD TVs showing a variety of sports (mostly college football on Sat afternoon but did have an MLS game on too).

Food might have been more expensive than chains but not by much - got a large black/blue burger with bacon and a side of jalapeno bleu cheese coleslaw for about $10 and the SWMBO got a pecan strawberry gorgonzola mixed greens salad for around $11. Both were exceptional (might have been because we were starving). Kids got hotdogs and grilled cheese and they were also very well done (not just microwaved/boiled oscar meyers or similar).

Had a Crabtree "Meat Locker" brew - smoked imperial porter that was aged in Stranahan's barrels that was tasty but initially seemed a bit pricey at $7 for an 8oz pour (in retrospect after research that it was barrel aged I'll back off my "pricey" tag).

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Photo of Rayek
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Beer sports bar. That best describes this place for me. I counted 13 huge flat-screen TVs showing baseball and football on the first floor alone. Banners for various college and pro sports teams hang on the walls. The ceilings are very high and big windows look out onto the street, giving this place a very airy look and feel.

A long backlit bar takes up one wall. Tables and big circular booths take up the rest of the space. I didn't go upstairs and can't report on that space. On a cool note, there are stacks of board games scattered about for patrons to play. The people in the booth next to ours were taking advantage of one of them and having a good time.

The food here is quite good, but a bit pricey. I had a burger that was very nice and had garlic mashed potatoes that were excellent.

Onto the beer.

On my visit there were 32 beers on-tap, plus a nice selection of bottles. The lone BMC beer was Coors Light, which I think is a bit of an inside joke. Everything else is craft. As with the food, beer prices seemed high.

Service was good, but not great. We must have come in between shifts, because we had a new waitress halfway through our visit.

Overall, I'm glad I came here. The prices are the only thing that will keep me from becoming a regular.

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Photo of Domingo
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is a new beer bar/restaurant a few blocks from the capital.
While right now there's no brewing going on, there's a pretty elaborate explanation on their webiste that explains that they plan to brew soon enough and a name change at that point would be detrimental. Makes sense to me.
Right now it's essentially a restaurant focusing on downhome favorites like fried chicken, burgers, sandwiches, and even frito pie. The food's good and there are a ton of good choices...although it might not be the best place in the world for anyone on a diet :)
They have a ton of beers including at least 20 taps and 30 or more bottles and cans. Everything from the run of the mill Fat Tire and Bud to Aventinus and Palo Santo Marron. On the evening we dropped in they were starting to run out of a lot of items, although they did have a few items that weren't yet on the menus. I marked their selection score down a little since we ordered 3 different items that were out...but this score could easily go up in the future or even a different day.
Still, it's one of those things they're going to have to overcome as we don't need another place like the Falling Rock with all of the competition downtown...or even just a few blocks east of them.
Still, service was good, prices were solid, the selection was still plentiful, and the food was right up my alley. A few tweaks (and eventually house-brewed beers) and this place could really be pretty great. As it stands I'll still happily come back.

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Uptown Brothers Brewing Co in Denver, CO
Place rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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