Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

BEER AVG
3.72/5
Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1001 16th Street
Denver, Colorado, 80265
United States

(303) 534-7616 | map
rockbottom.com

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BEER STATS
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Ratings:
3,234
Reviews:
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PLACE STATS
Score:
86
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.81
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 44
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

As I walk in on a Sunday afternoon, I am greeted by the hostess and seated promptly. My server comes shortly after, and I order the sampler of all their beers, and a pulled pork sandwich for lunch. The sampler came out quick, and the server knew the styles and what was what. The food came out before I knew it. Overall very good service, and they seemed generally enthusiastic about their products.

As I get a chance to take in the atmosphere, I see it is a typical chain brewpub. A relatively long wood bar goes along the left, with brewing equipment displayed in glass on top of that. Lots of TV's surround the bar, and crappy FM radio hits are playing. There are some wood tables and booths, with a patio outside. It has that sterile chain restaurant feel to it. The food is decent. Nothing special about my pulled pork, and the coleslaw that topped the sandwich was not very good. Just average for what this place is.

On to the beer. There are 9 beers in all. The year round offerings are Kolsch, Gold, Wheat, Pale Ale, Red, and Brown. Not bad, but a little on the lighter side. They had a special summer IPA seasonal, a cask of the red, and a special stout. Pretty much by the books. The Kolsch and the IPA were my two favorites. Everything else was just watery and thin, or to much diacetyl.

Overall, just a little above average. A little better than what I was expecting to be honest. My score is probably lower than should be, but I am just not a fan of the cookie cutter brewpubs like this. Still, not a bad experience at all. I just don't like to be reminded of Applebees and Chilies while at a brewpub.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IckyT2012
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Butchnasty
5/5  rDev +31.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of GRFounder
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of siddhartha
1/5  rDev -73.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Photo of erk0607
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of gilgar
4.53/5  rDev +18.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of BeerBucks
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Topphawg
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of hophead723
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I came here on game-day, which was overcrowded and it was hard to find a seat but that's to be expected just about everywhere so it will not factor into my rating here. There was a great selection and the prices were decent. I got the excellent Hair of the Tongue Imperial IPA and it was delicious! I in fact didn't know the ABV until I decided to check on here and it was a whopping 10.5%abv, so the beer was very well executed. The food was awesome too, we got some chicken strips that were high quality and very fresh. I would definitely recommend this great place for their selection, atmosphere, and quality. Cheers.

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Photo of sohearn
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of KLHBB
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of evan35
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

For 16th street this was a decent blend of craft beer and inexpensive enough food.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of jihadFRANK
2.99/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

The beer was fine, but the food was terrible. I've stopped going to Rock Bottom because my food is never cooked properly, always overcooked. Although the selection of both beer and food are good, they don't know how to cook it.

Also, we had to wait long periods of time to order, receive drinks, and ultimately food as well.

I've been here twice, and won't go back.

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Photo of ManBearPat
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Mlkluther
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Average food and average beer and generic atmosphere.

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Photo of Blazer22
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kingpin1010
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Sheehan50
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of spointon
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Larger place, with a quality and comfortable feel. Nice out door seating and drinking area, as well a multiple bar areas in side. Didnt realize it was a chain upon visiting and staying a while, so thats gotta be a good thing.

Decent place for a bite or quality draft. On the less seedy and touristy side of 16th. Not a must visit destination, but served the purpose of an easy and enjoyable enough brew stop, upon getting to downtown Denver. More interesting spots were sought out afterwords

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Denver, CO
3.72 out of 5 based on 3,234 ratings.
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