Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew


Type: Brewery, Bar

2810 Larimer St
Denver, Colorado, 80205-2223
United States

(720) 722-2810 | map

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Added by Mebuzzard on 01-07-2013

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Reviews by Mebuzzard:
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2.31/5  rDev -35.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.75 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.25

Another new brewery in Denver. This is in the River North/Five Points area, just east of downtown. Easy to miss...just look for the picnic tables on the east side

Not the smallest tasting room in Denver, but it ain't big. Probably 30 people seating comfortably. Bar in the corner, chalk board beer list, and a phonograph player! Nice.
Would be cozy once they gather more nuances. Chairs/stools are bit crass. My toosh went to sleep...

Basic selection, with some odds and ends snuck in. I had a full flight (well, 3 were sold out) for $5...which was 6 samples. Good beer for a start up, but some diacatyl kept creeping in.

This place will be hopping by spring, with Black Shirt, River North and Crooked Stave being in the neighborhood.

Busier this time around, and more chaotic. Bartender had trouble remembering my order, then which beers were what after he poured them. The saison was downright horrible, and when I asked if the ash tray taste was on purpose the bartender said, "what, you never had a saison before?". Yes, as a matter of fact I have, and this is crap. HUGE point deduction pal.
Won't be back here for a while as they shift through the growing pains.

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4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of spacebear09
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +25%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Buannaich
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.55/5  rDev +26.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Atmosphere - small, but plenty of seating inside and on the side patio. It's a brewery, but the place didn't smell like one; instead, it smelt like everyone in the place was smoking. Place came across as damp and dirty.
Quality - had two of their beers; the session IPA was great, however, the sour tasted more like a saison.
Service - nobody checking on patrons on the patio; staff at the bar were helpful, but seemed disinterested.
Selection - about 9 or 10 with variety to choose from.
Food - don't recall seeing a food truck, but I believe they normally have one?
Value - would return to fill a growler of the session IPA, but not to stay long.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.29/5  rDev +19.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Wobbly
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of spoony
3.6/5  rDev 0%

A-Our Mutual Friend has a standard - but not off-putting - vibe. The space is heavy on the concrete with a smaller bar. Brewing equipment is in the "back room" through a doorway. The space is pretty sparse, and not in a designer way.

Ser-Our mutual bartender was quick to respond, but he gave off some attitude that was unearned and unnecessary. Also, my nitro coffee stout arrive in a pint glass. I know not everyone swears by glassware, but still....

Sel-The were six taps beers available on the night I visited. They spanned the range from light to dark, but in this day and age when TGI Fridays has ten taps available, I have come to expect a bit more.

Q-I tried four beers (each brewed by Our Mutual Friend) and none of them really blew my hair back, but none of them were objectionable, either. The beers fit the ambiance....middle of the road.

V-The beers are reasonable to slightly below the market price for this area of Denver.

O-Our Mutual Friend is not a bad place to drink a beer, but it isn't a great place to drink a beer, either. This place is worth a stop if you want something off the tourist trail in Denver, but it is not worth seeking out.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of blindtiger24
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Not many beers on tap but they always have a few interesting options to try. Very chill, simple set up in the bar area as well as the side patio, but service has been great and beer quality is solid. Good food truck selection available outside. Never too crowded and a good place to relax and have a conversation over a pint.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of wapcap
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A qauint little brewery near downtown Denver.
Ventured while in town for my wife's business trip, so I had the 2 year old with me. Was certainly friendly enough for that, like most breweries are.
The beer were good, and there were about 8-9 on tap. They did growlers to go, including half growlers. It is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the visit.

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Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew in Denver, CO
3.65 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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