Freshcraft

BA SCORE
95.7%
Liked This Place
4.29 w/ 116 ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1530 Blake St
Unit A
Denver, Colorado, 80202-5987
United States

(303) 758-9608 | map
freshcraft.com

Notes:
Hours:
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Added by Rayek on 09-14-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
116
Liked:
111
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 36
Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here the week after GABF after hearing lots of good things.
Seems like a pretty novel idea. Fresh food and great beers, owned and operated by two brothers.
The place looks like a pretty standard downtown establishment. A small patio out front, a bar, and a long dining room that leads back about 30 yards into a slightly more open room with a projector/TV. Behind the bar you can't miss the large variety of taps and the huge bottle cooler. Decor looks almost like a wine cellar, and it works well with the atmosphere.
When seated you'll notice that there's a daily beer menu and a food menu. The beer menu is expansive and while they have "only" about 25-30 drafts, they're all world class beers. From local standards like 90 Shilling all the way to Rogue Double Chocolate, Blind Pig, and exclusives like San Diego Session Ale. Most options are in 16oz pint glasses, but a few are available as a 10oz or in a snifter. Some offer you a choice and the staff seemed flexible enough to give you whatever you want anyway. The bottle selection is among the best you'll see anywhere. They have roughly 75 bottle options divided by country. Everything from macros to obscure bombers. There's also 20'ish wine options if that's your thing, too.
I'm VERY impressed with the beer list.
The food is divided into plate sizes. Appetizers, small plates, sandwiches, stndard meals, and a meal with sides. We went with the appetizer combo plate of cheese curds, fried pickles, and potatoes (which are a bit like tater tots). The cheese curds were using several different cheeses and made for a great snack. The pickles were pickled using a unique brine that gave them a fresh but familiar flavor, and the potatoes were spiced just right. Familiar foods with a unique spin. All of them worked very well.
In addition we also had the roast beef dip and vegan tacos. Again, unique takes on familiar dishes. Everything was great. Did I mention the fries are amazing? Yup, they're like nothing I've had before. I commented to the waitress and the chef even came out to let us know how they were made. That, plus promptness on drinks and food, make me really appreciate the service.

I like this place a lot and I think more and more I'll probably end up here instead of some other places I always hit up.

Food prices aren't "cheap" but with everything being homemade, I'd say what you're getting is a lot more affordable than similar other spots in the area. Still, much like Euclid Hall, it's definitely not going to be competing with Chipotle and Good Times.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zimm421
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of ebin6
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Solid selection, good food, and a great, laid back staff. I recommend placing a reservation though

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Comfortable, cool vibe at this place on Blake St in LoDo.

Good selection of local/national beers, good balance of styles. Beers all poured properly with nice amount of head, right temperature, and reasonably priced.

Food was excellent. Fall menu seemed to be German-inspired and very creative. My 3 dinner mates & Ireally enjoyed our meals, well-prepared and good proportioned.

Service was prompt and friendly, couldn't ask for more.

This is definitely a place to seek out while in Denver.

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Photo of sohearn
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of TooGood
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of durlta
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of spacebear09
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Nhmp105
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of WesM63
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of chiefbender
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tmac
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.16/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.76/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of tweakin
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I went here recently for the first time. It was good for sure but I feel like it fell a little bit short of what people have told me about it. Overall the place seems great but I think I was over hyped on it. I'm fairly new to the area and everyone raves about Freshcraft.

The beer selection was great... in theory. It seemed like every time I asked for something it was already gone. It was late in the evening though so I can not fault them too much and did manage to get several good beers that I don't normally see around. The food was pretty good but I was expecting more. I'll be back soon and try to explore the menu more.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

If you want to combine a good meal and craft beer in Denver, this is the place to go. The food as amazing and the beer list was solid, but not spectacular. If you are only looking for beer, you are doing yourself a disservice by going here, with all of the other options in the city. This, however, is the perfect dinner destination in Denver.

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Freshcraft in Denver, CO
Place rating: 95.7% out of 100 with 116 ratings
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