LowDown Brewery + Kitchen


Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

800 Lincoln St
Denver, Colorado, 80203-2710
United States

(720) 524-8065 | map

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Added by spoony on 02-17-2014

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Reviews by spoony:
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3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

A-LowDown is located near downtown Denver in a nondescript brick building that fronts one of the busier streets in town. Inside, the space is medium sized with a half dozen big, community tables and a number of smaller two- and four-tops. The decor is sort-of standard brew-pub industrial chic that mostly works with the visible brewing equipment that peaks out in the corners. The place was loud when we visited on an early Sunday evening on a nice February day. There is nothing bad about the vibe here...there just isn't anything good, either. It is sort of boring.

Q-My wife and I tried two LowDown beers, the APA and the Tripel, and both were tasty, but not perfect. The other house beers looked the part, but I will have to come back and taste them to give a better score. The three guest beers were a very solid lineup of Crooked Stave, Prost, and something else...I forget.

Ser-Our waitress was great: she was prompt and she wasn't afraid to tell us her opinions of the food and beer. She also knew the menu (beer and food). Our beers arrived in appropriate glasses and with good pours. Well-done for a new joint.

Sel-The LowDown has ten beers on tap, seven of which are house brews. The number is on the low side of the competition, but not entirely unreasonable. Maybe as they settle in they will offer more house or guest taps.

F-The food menu is split between appetizers, pizza, salads, and sandwiches. I can't comment on the pizza, but the appetizers, salad, and sandwiches were high quality. Good ingredients (especially the veggies) and nice preparation. It isn't fancy like Euclid Hall, but it is well above "bar" food like you might find at the Falling Rock.

V-The beer and food prices were slightly higher than I would have expected, but not outrageous considering the location.

O-This was a positive first visit and I look forward to going back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mklisz
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of flexabull
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

One of the few breweries in Denver with food offered on site. (and one of the better ones)

Vibe is nicely done. Large open area inside, plenty of room to spread out, and a nice large terrace outside just up the stairs from the main dining area.

Quality of the beers was a pretty pleasant surprise. Didn't have much expectations for this place, but I enjoyed both of the beers I tried. Selection was pretty good with 10 beers on tap, styles and variety were pretty much a standard ale lineup.

Service was good. The place was relatively busy, but we were quickly seated and served.

The food like the beer turned out to be a pleasant surprise, our whole group commented about enjoying their meals.

Overall, a nice place to check out if you are looking for food and beer.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Our very first stop when we finally rolled into Denver from Keene, NH !
The food was very creative and very yummy! Selection was good, 8 taps or so, very quality brews. Tasting amazing after two days and almost 2,000 miles.
Service was good and knowledgeable. Offering is samples and making excellent suggestions based on our taste.
The building is very modern, lots of glass but with an old timey bar feel as well.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.93/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of afsdan
5/5  rDev +24.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Magnolia Electric Co. on the stereo when I walked in.

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Photo of Taylorerickson
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of southdenverhoo
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Very fond of the APA the IPA. This is about half of what I drink on the whole, maybe more. I'm not sure the Belgian efforts have been quite as good but they certainly don't suck.

Only a 3.75 for selection because there isn't a huge selection; OTOH you can only get two beers at Orval, you know? (Three counting the aged Orval) By that I mean, I probably rated selection a little high because I didn't want it to unfairly drag down the whole rating. But there aren't, like, 15 beers on tap here, and of what is on the printed menu (usually somewhere around 8 beers, IIRC) it's not unusual for one to be out.

I think the food is really, really good and not just "good for a brewpub". A personal favorite is the El Blanco pizza, a white pizza (I guess the name sort of gives that away) very heavy on the goat cheese.

Someone on the "New Colorado breweries" thread mentioned the $5.75 charge for a basic beer, and I had forgotten that. I feel that merits "a bit pricey" for the "value" rating.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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LowDown Brewery + Kitchen in Denver, CO
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