Hops & Pie

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Type: Bar, Eatery

3920 Tennyson St
Denver, Colorado, 80212-2114
United States

(303) 477-7000 | map

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Added by HopsandPie on 02-21-2011

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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by Domingo:
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3.7/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This place is tucked into the area between the highlands and Arvada at around 38th and Sheridan. If you don't live around there, it can be a little tricky to get to, but it's not too tough. There's a ton of parking throughout the neighborhoods around it, so that's convenient.
The place itself is pretty small. It does seem like an old soda shop or deli. There are only about 6-7 tables and a bar, so I'd imagine that on a weekend night it probably fills up.
They have roughly about 20 taps including a house "randall-ized" IPA from Strange (very Simcoe heavy, so I didn't like it). They also had some exclusive items I haven't seen elsewhere including a Hungarian oak aged Old Chub and Upslope's Doppelbock. There are additionally about a dozen bombers, although they were all pretty high-end items. Prices were a hair steep, and almost nothing on the menu was under 6.5% ABV. Still, the selection was good.
The pizza was definitely tasty. We split a sausage pan pizza and they smartly warned it takes longer to cook. That's always a good sign since a freshly made one should. I thought it was as good as I could've possibly wanted, although again, not cheap. Plus, it didn't taste like anyone else's pizza, so there's a good reason to come back if you really like it. It wasn't mind blowing, but we scarfed the whole thing pretty quickly.
I didn't really have any service issues, but I will say that the staff was a little disjointed and preoccupied with random other tasks.
Cool place and probably a great hangout for those in the area. Prices are a bit high and the beers could probably use a few more sessionable options...plus I'd imagine they're going to need more room eventually. Maybe not a place I'll trek to often, but if I'm in the general area I'll definitely remember to come back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.26/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of spoony
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

V-Hops & Pie is located on a busy and currently-hip stretch of Tennyson in the Berkeley neighborhood, which is northwest of downtown Denver by a few miles. We visited around 7:45 pm on a rainy, cold Wednesday night in May...and the place was crowded. We waited 20 minutes for a table, which is less than normal, but impressive for the weather and date/time. The crowd was mostly younger, i.e., under 40, with very few families. Hops and Pie is pretty small. It has two rooms separated by a wall that runs most of the room and there is a smaller bar in one room with tables stuffed in tight. It has a bit of an old-school pizza-place, casual feel. Nothing unusual or weird, but friendly and upbeat.

Q-The beers on offer are pretty unique and all from well-established craft breweries or local places with good reputations. Very strong list with some beers that you won't find elsewhere in Denver.

Ser-Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the beers. Her upbeat attitude matched the vibe of the place. Glassware was appropriate for the beers and they offered samples, which is nice. I have to deduct a little bit because service was a little sluggish at first; we waited five minutes after sitting down before someone came to our table.

Sel-While the quality of beers on offer was great, don't come here expecting to have 100 beers on tap or a 25-page list of bottles. They aren't lagging too far behind -- they have about 20 taps of good beer and a decent bottle list -- but this is not Falling Rock.

F-The lady friend and I had salad a pizza, which seems appropriate for a place called Hops & PIE. The salad greens were fresh and crisp (for Colorado) and the pizza was decent, but not mind blowing. I would rate the pizza here one step above the Crafty Fox for those keeping track.

O-Fun joint with great beers and a long wait at the door.

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Photo of crobinso
4.89/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of bullywee
4.95/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

My type of place, kinda old school craft beer vibe going on. Probably one of the
best tap lists I've seen in a while! All the bases were covered! Red Poppy on tap come on! The food and service equaled the beer list. If I lived in Denver I'd be here weekly.

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This place iss a must visit when you go to Denver, hell....even if your in Colorado. You definitely need to make a trip out there. Their food is amazing, personally my favorite is the pizza. I like to get the Blackberry BBQ sauce, with double serving of the Beer Braised Beef Brisket on it. The tap list is pretty well done, usually 20-25 taps, but always a stellar selection; DFH to Abraxas, to West Coast and East Coast IPAs, to stout and old ales from around the country. Again, this is a must visit location.

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Photo of cbcrunch
4.29/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of tbelmontsd
4.65/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is a really cool craft establishment in the heart of Denver's hip neighborhoods. The beer selection was phenomenal as it was GABF week. The staff is very friendly, accommodating considering the crazy crowds, and the food is amazingly delicious!

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Photo of NJB145
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of spacebear09
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

This has become a must-stop for me. Cheap and tasty pizza, good specials and happy hour deals and a good selection of beers on tap.

If it's available, try their beer cheese soup. You can't go wrong with the slices here either. Flights are a good call if you can't decide from the beer menu. Prices are fair.

I suspect I'll always make a stop here when in Denver.

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Photo of JohnParadee
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of jakemn91
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Kevin_Mudrak
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

The beer is only out shined by the people! All the food is amazing, so freaking good. Take a step away from the pie and try their sandwiches, you will not be disappointed. On Saturday before 5 o' clock get 3 beers and 2 slices for a mere $16 such a deal.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.81/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Prospero
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Great location and great food. Service can be sometimes slow when it's crowded (which it often is) but the beer selection is always incredible. Approximately 20-25 taps or so and bottles as well. Pizza is killer and local lunch special is always worth the price. Incredible value if you can tolerate the wait. Tennyson area has a great vibe too if you can ignore all the hipster/bros.

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Photo of DenverHopster
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Always a great place for a great pie and an awesome tap list. Be prepared to wait a while for a table for dinner, especially on the weekend. Start out here for lunch and hit the other breweries in the area.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A great little place in a cool area in Denver. I wish I hadn't just had breakfast before going here. The tap list wasn't huge but it has quality and the service was excellent. Worth a stop.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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