Little Machine

Brewery, Bar

2924 W 20th Ave
Denver, Colorado, 80211-4622
United States

(303) 284-7893 | map
littlemachinebeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.86
Beers:
48
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
89
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.17
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
pDev:
7.19%
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Reviews by DenverHopHead:
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Vibe - great location, just blocks from Broncos Stadium at Mile High; large, circular bar in the center of the space with plenty (~20 tables) of seating; small outdoor patio that could use some work.
Quality - tried 5 of the 10-12 offerings and came away with only one (Yafi) that was great, the rest were merely ok.
Service - ordered at the bar and sat at a table. Service at bar was perfectly fine, but never saw any service at tables.
Selection- 10-12 ranging from traditional offerings to a few one offs; decent enough, with the Yafi IPA being by far my favorite.
Overall - the location near Mile High is great, just don’t expect the highest quality beers.

Jun 24, 2018
More User Reviews:
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jul 25, 2020
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Blazer22 from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

May 24, 2019
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kmanjohnson from California

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

May 24, 2019
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Butchnasty from Louisiana

5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Mar 22, 2019
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crobinso from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Dec 22, 2018
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dcscientist from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is a nice little place tucked away right behind Mile High Stadium in the surrounding neighborhood. They had about 15 beers on tap, representing almost that many styles - I really liked that variety. While I wasn't blown away by any one beer, every single one I sampled was very solid, and there were no disappointments at all. Service was good, atmosphere is pretty typical, food truck out front, decent amount of parking. I'm a fan of this place and I'm glad to see them doing well.

Aug 27, 2018
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WTKappler from Colorado

4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Jul 10, 2018
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zimm421 from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Jul 18, 2017
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spoony from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

V-Little Machine is located near Mile Hi Stadium (or whatever they call it these days) a short ways from downtown Denver. The neighborhood is rapidly gentrifying, but there is still a little spice by virtue of its location close to Federal. The place is small-to-medium-sized with a bar in the center that seats maybe 20 and tables and lounge seating surrounding the bar. There is a small-ish patio out front. The place was busy and noisy when I visited on a Saturday night around 8:30 pm. The crowd was mix of people from mid-20s to middle aged. Fun feel to the place.

Q-I tried three beers and they were mostly good. The double coffee imperial brown was actually really good, and the tart raspberry ale was also decent. The Mexican lager was merely ok, but the lime was a nice touch.

Ser-The bartenders were helpful and prompt. They knew about the beers on their menu and pours were well-done into proper glassware.

Sel-Little Machine had 13 beers on tap -- no guest beers. Style variety was pretty good, too. I appreciated the mix of weird stuff and more traditional styles.

O-Little Machine is my favorite (so far) of the breweries in the Sloan's Lake/Jefferson Park area. The space is more bar-like than the swanky environs of Briar Common, but the beers were better at Little Machine.

May 29, 2017
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coones14 from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Oct 11, 2016
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Oct 10, 2016
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flexabull from California

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A very cool little place just a short walk from Mile High Stadium.

Nice and open, with a very cool circular bar, roll-up doors along the front, scattered seating around the bar and some couches in a corner of the room as well. The current beer list is also prominent and easy to read.

Quality is solid, I can't say I've had a beer that has wowed me here, but I've enjoyed everything I have tried. It's nice that they usually have a selection of 12-14 beers or so each time I've visited.

Service has been excellent each time I've visited. Everyone that I have interacted with has been friendly, helpful, and quick.

Certainly not the best beers in town, but definitely one of my favorite places to visit.

Sep 20, 2016
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

4.17/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited on 7/13 - great line up, nicely centered bar with plenty of seating there or at the many tables and couches around. Really nice place!

Jul 20, 2016
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

A new spot to me, at least being from Ohio, that I really wanted to check out on my trip to Denver. I thought the taproom was cool and the circle bar was awesome. It's very close to the Broncos stadium. The vibe was nice overall. The beer was solid and in a town with so much beer, that's saying something.

May 20, 2016
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Kevin_Mudrak from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I was really enjoying the vibe until the way too loud live music started. 15 people or so left immediately... That is my only complaint. Great people, great vibe, good beer.

Feb 04, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

hard not to be impressed with this little spot right off of federal and 20th. its really cool inside (big circular bar, minimalist decor, neat robot themed art around, and some incredibly kind people). looks like it will be a great summer spot too, with a bunch of garage doors to open up. was surprised to see it so mellow on a saturday night, maybe it hasnt caught on yet, but with beer this good it surely will. the coffee double brown was the highlight for me, what a ridiculous beer for a new operation. notes of oak and a nice earthy coffee on top of a very sturdy mature brown, just awesome beer. the currant wild was nice as well, and we also enjoyed the stout, the pilsener, and the raspberry ale. across the board the beer was good here, some of it elite level already. they have really neat glassware too, did not spare expenses on serving their beers the right way. service was amazing, and granted the place was pretty quiet, but the guy behind the bar was friendly and funny and clued in really well. he really made our experience a great one. i hope these guys start getting busy, for all the new breweries that have opened here lately, there really isnt anything like this, and we need it. highly recommended, way ahead of the usual new brewery curve. coffee double brown is amazing! they had a huge range of beers too, definite competence in the brew house.

Dec 15, 2015
Little Machine in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 89 ratings