This was a place my Dad and I settled on for dinner that was near our hotel and had the Rockies/Mets game. They focus on the thin crust pizza, which was decent but nothing special. I liked the pickle chips as an appetizer as well. I like the layout and they have a lot of room. The tap list is impressive, with lots of local choices on 60 plus taps, and plenty of bottles and specialty bottles.
They had an amazing tap list during my visit, especially with all the stouts they had. The service was awesome, both bartenders went above and beyond to help out and serve. They have food, but did not try any. I do recommend going for the tap list, I believe they had 60-70 taps. I had a hard time ordering, not because of lack of beer, but because there was just too much good stuff to try. Thankfully they do short pours, which let me have 5 beers there, instead of just 2.
Great beer selection. Staff was nice but sparse and sloooooow. There was only 1 other couple and it still took our server 15 minutes to get over to us. Pizza was OK at best and obscenely overpriced. $17 gets you wants amounts to a personal sized pizza. We got the Baconator, which was supposed to have 3 different bacon items on it. Each piece of pizza literally had one little chip of each kind of bacon, stingy doesn't begin to describe it.
Go for the beer, maybe their other food, but don't waste time/money on their pizza.
During warmer months I can see their 2nd floor patio being killer.
It's in a strange spot, the northwestern edge of downtown, the 38th Ave entrance to I25, and on what turns into a dead end road in a lost obscure area. But maybe that's what gives it some charm, it's not really near anything yet it's near everything, never really that crowded, very friendly staff and patrons and one hell of a beer list the past few times I've been there. Last visit had Hill Farmstead Dorothy fresh on tap, there are few places in Denver that can get HF barrels. 60 taps in all, always enough to keep you interested. But don't go hungry, food is just shy of abysmal. Step up the kitchen and this place would really shine.
V-The Fox is located in a somewhat odd spot...kinda close to Coors Field and River North, but not within an easy walk of anything. The place is big with multiple floors, multiple patios, and lots of seating. It feels strangely like a nightclub to me. The decor is sparse and industrial with a serious beer theme (bottles on the wall as art, etc.). I visited for lunch on a weekend and the place was really mellow; just a few customers at the bar watching soccer.
Q-The beer list is thoughtful with nice local options and craft from throughout the United States. Compared to other beer-centric joints in Denver, the Fox is not mind-blowing, but you can find good beers here.
Ser-Our waitress was prompt and friendly (which you expect since there were only five people in the entire place). Beers arrived in appropriate glassware and pours were done correctly.
Sel-The beer list was lengthy, probably 50-ish taps. It is crazy to think that 50-plus taps isn't amazing these days, but so many places now have 50-plus taps that it feels almost routine. Anyway, the variety of the list was good and the selections were ample.
F-We had pizza and it was merely OK. Our salad was also just OK. Perhaps the kitchen was not quite warmed up for the day, but I don't know that I would eat here again with other options available in Denver.
O-The beer list was good, but not great, and the food was average. The vibe also wasn't working with me. With all of the other choices around Denver, the Crafty Fox will need to up there game to bring me back.
Update-the last few times I have been to the Crafty Fox the beer list has been much improved since the first visit. I'd go so far as to say it's one of the best in Denver. Good variety, good quality, and up-to-date. Food is still marginal and service is hit or miss, but they really upped their beer game.