Freshcraft

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

35 Reviews
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

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
109
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Taps:
26
Bottles/Cans:
150
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 109
Reviews by GilGarp:
Photo of GilGarp
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Fresh craft is just off the beaten path of 16th street mall and only a short walk from Coors Field. It appears very small from the street because of it's narrow front but you find it goes a long ways back. The bar is up front so it gets good natural light but the rest of the place consists of dimly lit booths.

Lots of great taps and a big bottle list make this a fantastic place to stop for a beer before or after a ball game. However, what really sets Freshcraft appart from the other place on Blake St. is the food. Two of the best sandwiches from recent memory were here - the BAR which is an outstandingly good ruben and the Big Kahuna. I consider myself a ruben afficiando and this one was one of the best I've ever had. The Big Kahuna was a daily special but I think they should make it a full-time menu item. Thin-sliced ham, grilled pineapple, and a bacon/beer battered onion ring. Both were divine.

Overall a fantastic place for lunch in Denver. A great beer list and some of the best pub grub you'll find anywhere.

I first went to Freshcraft about two months ago but have been back twice since then, which says a lot.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of diamond_mind
2.48/5  rDev -41.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.25 | selection: 3

Really expensive, usually pay way more for beer here that anywhere else in denver, not flexible

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Photo of Beervana
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of TooGood
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of durlta
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of spacebear09
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of WesM63
4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of chiefbender
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tmac
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
4.76/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of South2NW
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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

Photo of tweakin
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -10.9%
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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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Freshcraft's beer selection is why it's on the map. A constant list of rotating beers always makes me return, and the beers aren't tame excuses of variety but great, world class examples. Today they had on draft RR Consecration, Perennial Sump, Dieu denver Ciel Peche Nortel just to name a few. They also have an extensive selection of whiskey.

Their food is good, but the reuben is awesome, as are their house made pickles. My biggest gripe is that they are ALWAYS out of something on the menu. I have yet to have an order fulfilled without substitutions. Sometimes they're out of their daily special, even as early as lunchtime, or they might be out of something as commonplace as french fries.

I don't bother to eat here anymore, but I will continue to drink beer here regularly.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MtnSoup
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75

Killer selection of taps to choose from that are constantly rotating. Location downtown is good as it's on the other side of downtown from places like Falling Rock (which can't be beat).
My gripes are with vibe, service and food (not with the beer selection, which is wonderful). Service ranges from very friendly and helpful, to non-existent and holier than thou. The vibe is just alright - the bar is great, but very small, and the rest of the restaurant feels like you're in someone's two-bit tiki basement bar (albeit with better beer). I honestly wish they would increase their bar size or change locations.
Not sure why others rate the food so high with so many other truly excellent gastro pubs within a few blocks (ahem, Euclid Hall). I'd call it palatable, but if I'm going to Freshcraft, it's for the beers, not the food.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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Freshcraft in Denver, CO
4.21 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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