Bierstadt Lagerhaus

Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2875 Blake St
Denver, Colorado, 80205
United States

(720) 372-3791 | map
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Rated: 4.28 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

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Reviewed by Coyote42069 from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4
Since Bierstadt is on most peoples list of places to visit in Denver, it's very frequently one of the busiest beer halls I've seen.
Occasionally, the larger space downstairs will be closed for an event and will reduce the amount of available space to the deck upstairs. Fun vibes, but expect to be absolutely swarmed with people.
Brews are fantastic, and the food usually hits. It's a popular place to check out for a reason
Feb 07, 2024
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
Quite frequently, I tend to go places before I even read about them, and then see what other people's impression were after I get my first look. So it was here. Though it was a shock at first, it's clear to me now that the general consensus is that Biertsadt is a friggin' madhouse pretty much all of the time.

At least they have the space for it, generally speaking, but my idea of the place--particularly one that takes the kind of time to pull slow pours like they do--was a contemplative setting. Perhaps not quiet, but toned down. Obviously, we've established that's not the case, but they were also hosting an industry event on the Friday I arrived, which seemed a bit overkill seeing as it was already GABF weekend, and, again, furthermore, a Friday. Alas, such is life in Denver during this festive timeframe, as I understand it. Still, parts of the floor were either roped off or entirely occupied by all of this, which made the space a lot more cramped than it otherwise would be. This became even more apparent once the event ended and they started moving tables and people out.

While the event was still going on, there was some sort of token situation going on, and three stations you could get beer at, one of which consisted entirely of Slow Pour Pils (totally drenching the floor, by the way lol). After the space opened up, (and the token holders were cut off), they pulled out the giant cornhole boards and other such games, which made the crowd a lot more entertaining. Once we figured out the easiest place to get a pour, it didn't take too long to settle in. The taplist is very small and focused, but they had two beers we had never tried at home before, but of course had to try a Slow Pour on site for our first time visit as well. I actually found it to skunk up much quicker than I've experienced in cans, whereas their collab pils seemed to hold up a lot better.

Maybe it was just the craziness of the day, or the fact that I built this up too much in my head over the years, but overall I've enjoyed my visits to places like Seedz and Wooly Pig a lot more than Bierstadt.
Oct 09, 2023
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Reviewed by elNopalero from Michigan

4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Of all the places I had initially planned to visit in Denver, this was among the top of my list. However, even after reading up on it I was not prepared in the least for the raucous, party like, carnivalesque atmosphere on the weekend night of my visit. Think large crowds, loud music—there was a band playing inside—and just an overwhelming assault on all senses. A playground for adults, perhaps, if that’s your thing.

Servers were fantastic, and to their credit took it all in stride. (I’m sure they’ve seen everything.) Plenty of I outdoor seating made for an enjoyable conversation. The beer is impeccable. I’d love to visit again.
May 26, 2023
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Huge space was mostly empty on a Friday afternoon, but my guess is that it can get packed at night. There were only a few beers to choose from and they were all well-crafted lagers. They had pretzels and brats that looked decent. Service at the bar upstairs was fine. Worth checking out once.
May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by mpruden from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
Large space / beer hall in a former warehouse. Good beer and very good food. Had to try the Slow Pour Pils — it’s a beautiful pour — though I favor Southern German Pils’ to the more in-your-face hop bitterness of Northern German Pils’, and also had the Dunkel, and tried the Doppelbock my son had — very nice beers. We gorged ourselves on the “Das Feast” platter.

Ordering was strictly via QR code, and service once the order was submitted was very fast. Lots of games available.

I’m far past my 20’s (!), so the place was a bit loud for me, but I’d go back for the beer and the food.

I was put off — as several other reviewers have been — by the forced 20% tip. Forced tips greatly annoy me when I’m not part of a large group, and 20% is too high when I have to place the order myself and service is simply delivering the food and cleaning up the table after.

Still, glad we were there.
Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5
Vibe is cool with some beerhall-esque tables on the top floor, and the bottom floor has always looked cool, however I've never sat down there. Decent views, but it does come off as another RiNo Beer bar.

Beer quality is always fantastic. Super on style German beers and some nice collaborations as well.

Service falls a bit short for how it's set up. The huge place obviously takes a lot of labor to run and if staff is short it can begin to show. Also the forced 20% tip even on beers is annoying, even when ordering at the bar. Table service for food was nice, and I think if you order with a QR from your table they will bring your beer as well.

Selection is ok, as it is limited to German style traditional lagers. The core beers are a pils, helles, and a Dunkel, and tonight there was also a czech dark lager amd an altbier.

Food was pretty dang good. The bratwurst burger in my opinion was better than most brats in sausage form, but don't get sourkraut on the side as that will just double the amount of sourkraut you will get. (Food 4)
Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by QuakeAttack from California

4.22/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
I'm kind of repeating a prior review, but they hit it on the head. Bierstadt is a fun place, but is a little too much of a manufactured “experience”, but it’s still a cool space. The quality of beer is excellent and has good food also. If you are in Denver and like German beer, it's kind of a must to visit (along with Prost).
Dec 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Mitchster from Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -24.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3
This location was a bit difficult to reach being an out of towner. Basically, it's a huge 2 floor warehouse with brewing equipment in various places intermingled with tables, a stage and beer nostalgia. I had the Helles and Pils, both of which were exceptional and I would highly recommend. I do not like that a 20% tip was automatically added to my beer considering that I walked up to the counter, ordered it, waited, and carried it back to my table. If somebody waited on me, then I would tip at my discretion based upon the service I received, as it should be. Because of this, 2 beers cost me $15.
Oct 19, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by not2quick from Missouri

Aug 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Stopped in early Saturday afternoon. For me, it is a little too much of a manufactured “experience” to totally knock it put of the park on vibe, but it’s still a cool space. The quality of beer is excellent, if you love German styles, and I do.
Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by dcscientist from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
This is a giant warehouse converted into a brewery, with lots of open spaces and a large two-level seating area inside and a huge outdoor space as well for lawn games and such. The tap selection is honestly pretty limited, but there's a food menu too, so that's a bonus. Obviously everyone knows their famous Slow Pour Pils, but you should also try whatever else is offered at the time. There are a ton of breweries in this part of the city, but they fit in nicely.
Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
The River North (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver is full of several breweries, with Bierstadt Lagerhaus being one of the larger options. This two floor structure makes use of a large industrial building, meaning the interior vibe is pretty cold. A bar greets patrons walking thru the front door, with a large indoor seating upstairs with an additional bar. An equal amount of seats are available on the parking lot patio. Selection is pretty slim, focusing on quality over quantity. The main draw of Bierstadt Lagerhaus is their slow-pour lager, which does take a little extra time to pour. As an added bonus, this brewery is situated within a scooter ride of Coors Field for Rockies games.
Jul 07, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by REVZEB from Illinois

May 21, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
I wish there were a few more options like a dunkel or Altbier or hefeweizen but overall the place is huge, lots of games to play, solid food based on the sausage plate. The beer is great I just wish their were more kinds. Highly recommend Becksys Winter Bock
Jan 16, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by Eman17 from Illinois

Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Aug 16, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Jul 24, 2021
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Reviewed by jjboesen from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Located on the edge of Denver's RINO District, on the second floor of the Rackhouse Restaurant, Bierstadt is the home of some incredible rendition of German lager. While there is a rather sports pub vibe here, you can easily forget it once you get a taste of their "Slow Por Pils." Add to that, some succulent schnitzel, and you are in for a pleasant experience - like a trip to Munich. They are a short walk from Ratio and Odell as well; this makes for a sweet pub crawl.
Oct 21, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by crobinso from Colorado

Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Mebuzzard from Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
Eh, well, the "vibe" is kind of sterile since it's tied to a restaurant. But, it's not bad. A touch loud and echo-y. So, on to quality: A+ German style beers. Haven't had a sub-A beer yet. Best German beers I've had in the US. Selection is not broad (no IPAs, pastry stouts, or sours), but that ain't a bad thing. If you want excellent German style beer--this is the place.
Jun 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Dan_K from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
This is a cool place to visit. It's a joint building with C Squared ciders. There is extra space for concerts and events. They usually only have 3-5 beers available, all lagers. But they quality is very high. The flagship beer is the slow-pour Pils, and it may be one of the best beers made in Colorado. Cool to see a place making high-quality German-style lagers thrive in this current environment.
Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 4.66 by ManBearPat from Colorado

Nov 13, 2018
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Reviewed by RutgersBeerGuy from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Bierstadt Lagerhaus is the best brewery in America. There. I said it.

Sharing a large industrial space with a cidery and a pub, Bierstadt is located in Denver’s trendy River North district.

They do what the name suggests. They make lagers and they’re some of the best I’ve ever had. I tried four...the Pils, Helles, Dunkel, and a seasonal Rauchbier, and each was easily among the best examples of its respective style I’ve ever tasted.

There’s an array of snacks and sandwiches available, as well as a few larger plates. I had a giant bag of freshly fried chicharrones and dip. $4.

Let’s talk price. This place is shockingly inexpensive for the high quality. .3L glasses of the Slow Pour Pils are $4. .5L mugs of Helles are $5, and .5L Dunkel is $6. Seasonals were $7, with the aforementioned Rauchbier and a Maibock on while I was there.

Beer to go is perhaps even more insanely affordable. 32oz crowlers of Pils and Helles are $5, while the Dunkel is $6. Or get all three for $15 flat.

I don’t know what else to say. If you enjoy lager, at all, this place is heaven.
Aug 29, 2018
Rated: 5 by Butchnasty from Louisiana

Aug 14, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by denver10 from New Mexico

Jul 12, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by Coco15 from Ohio

Jul 10, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by GRG1313 from California

Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Sep 13, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by evanwoertz from California

Aug 07, 2017