Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1001 16th Street
Denver, Colorado, 80265
United States

(303) 534-7616 | map

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Ratings by marc77:
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Reviewed by marc77 from California

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Although Rock Bottom is a chain, each brewer is given some leeway with brewing, and the beer is better than that of many brewpubs. No flaws and well balanced all around. This particular Rock Bottom exhibits a restaurant atmosphere and certainly isn't cozy, but the service both at the bars and table are very friendly and prompt. The pale ale exhibits a nice balance of citrusy hops and a solid malt backbone, and the dry stout is a fine example. There are two selections available on cask. The IPA on cask was excellent and perhaps cask conditioning would augment the otherwise insipid brown ale. There are two bars, towards the back is a huge flatscreen TV perfect for watching K State lose to Colorado : ( and several pool tables as well. Overall Rock Bottom Denver is a good place to hang out, drink tasty beer and perhaps watch a game. The food is very tasty and quite creative (typical fusion cuisine), and is reflected in the fairly high price. The wood fired pizza remains my favorite. A recommended stop in Denver that's right on the way to Falling Rock.
Oct 13, 2002
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Reviewed by hophead723 from California

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
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.
Apr 17, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by sohearn from Alabama

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by KLHBB from Arkansas

Feb 18, 2015
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Rated by evan35 from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
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.
Jan 21, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by italianstallion from Wisconsin

Dec 21, 2014
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Reviewed by jihadFRANK from Colorado

2.99/5  rDev -20.9%
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.
Dec 19, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by ManBearPat from Colorado

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2014
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Rated by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

3/5  rDev -20.6%
Average food and average beer and generic atmosphere.
Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by Blazer22 from Colorado

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by TheyCallMeYukon from Ohio

Oct 31, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by kingpin1010 from California

Oct 25, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by yemenmocha from Arizona

Sep 26, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Sheehan50 from Ohio

Aug 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by spointon from Illinois

Jul 10, 2014
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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
Jul 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Hopcycle from Virginia

Jul 09, 2014
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Reviewed by BMMillsy from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5
Stopped in here when I arrived in Denver. Nice little place with typical mountain west decor of wood, stone, and brick. Nice big bar, some fermenters above. Helpful and friendly service, had 3 samplers with decent enough beer. Bartender didn’t charge me for any of those which was nice. Got some steak tacos and they were OK but obviously frozen chain food quality. Overall worth stopping in but no need to go out of your way.
Jul 04, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by GeraldJackson12 from California

Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by JHendu from Texas

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by joelambic from Illinois

Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by timlyon from Arizona

Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by portia99 from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Ludy from Minnesota

Apr 20, 2014
Rated: 3.66 by DenverHopHead from Colorado

Apr 15, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by bsm80x from New York

Mar 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by vfgccp from New York

Feb 09, 2014
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Denver, CO
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