Bar, Eatery

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

// CLOSED //

Notes: Hours:
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Rated by jakecattleco from California

4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Mar 24, 2015
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.56 by Eman17 from Illinois

Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
Small restaurant with a bar as you come in that has about 10 stools and table seating behind. Had about 15-20 beers on tap, with several out of town and high quality choices. Somewhere between a fine dining and hipster vibe coming from the bartenders. The limited food menu is high concept but the execution, while fine, does not amaze. Overall a fine place, but expensive and hard to find available parking nearby that isn’t a 15 dollar minimum lot or garage.
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Freshcraft: small but comfortable place with an L shaped bar that seats about 15. There are tables in the back. Roughly 20 beers on tap, as well as some bottles and cans. Very good, well thought out selection. The food is different than you might expect while still remaining fairly basic (Deviled Eggs, Chicharrónes, P.E.I. Mussels, Bangkok Shrimp, Whiskey-Agave Glazed Smoked Pork Belly, Pesto Chicken Sandwich, etc.) and reasonably priced. Very good service. Definitely worth a visit.
Mar 30, 2020
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4
Freshcraft is a wonderful craft beer located near Union Station, and along the route of the FREE mall bus (Blake Street stop). It has a homey feel; small but comfortable, with a J-shaped bar in the front with booths toward the back. While the beer selection is not as extensive as others, it is unique in the variety of craft beers; such as Three Floyds and Pliny The Elder, along with several delicous Colorado brews. I especially enjoyed the digital beer menu above the bar. In addition to 26 taps, Freshcraft also offers a very wide selection of bottles and cans - just too many to count!
Oct 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
This is a great place to have a good meal with an awesome accompanying beer list. It is not light on the wallet, but everything is high quality. A delicious healthy meal is obtainable here. There are 25 taps and a very large bottle selection.
Oct 02, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75
Vibe: The place consists of four distinct seating areas: outdoor seating on the sidewalk, at the bar near the front, in booths in a long corridor, or in a separate dining room in the back.

Quality: Beers were served in glassware at the proper temperatures.

Service: I stopped in for lunch during the middle of the week and they had one bartender and one waiter working so service was prompt.

Selection: The place had about 25 beers available on-tap. Most beers were available in a 16 ounce or 10 ounce serving size, making it easier to try multiple beers. It also had a wide selection of cans and bottles. Many of the beers were from Colorado or other parts of the western portion of the country.

Food: I stopped in for lunch and took advantage of their lunch special, where you can order from select menu items (including a daily special) and pair it with one of several choices of a pint of beer for only $3 extra. I tried the special of the day, which was a chicken sandwich with cheese and bacon and came with one side - I went with "spudpuppies", which is a hybrid of a tater tot and a hushpuppy.
Aug 26, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
Decent sized restaurant/bar with a respectable bottle and tap list and good food. It was pretty affordable and the beer seemed good in terms of selection, variety and hypebeastism. Food is standard pub fare fancied up a decent amount and was all good to very good. Service was okay, though didn't seem as beer-focused as some places, but it wasn't an issue.
Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by srw from Virginia

Feb 19, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by ManBearPat from Colorado

Nov 21, 2018
Rated: 3.38 by Recyclopps from Colorado

Jul 23, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by puftdank from Illinois

Jun 06, 2017
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Rated by ebin6 from California

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
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
Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Feb 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Dec 27, 2016
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Reviewed by SunDevilBeer from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
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.
Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by sohearn from Alabama

Oct 07, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 4.57 by TooGood from Minnesota

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by durlta from Iowa

May 13, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by spacebear09 from Colorado

May 03, 2016
Rated: 4 by Nhmp105 from Georgia

Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by WesM63 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by chiefbender from Georgia

Feb 05, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by tmac from New Hampshire

Jan 25, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2015
Rated: 4.76 by M_chav from New Mexico

Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by MammothTarantula from Colorado

Sep 25, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by afsdan from Colorado

Sep 21, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by South2NW from Oregon

Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 4.38 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Aug 27, 2015
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Reviewed by tweakin from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
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.
Aug 10, 2015
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Reviewed by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
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.
Jul 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Pray_For_Mojo from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
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.
Jul 14, 2015
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