Breckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub

BA SCORE
91
outstanding

27 Reviews
Breckenridge BBQ & Brew PubBreckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

471 Kalamath Street
Denver, Colorado, 80204
United States

(303) 623-2739

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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
51
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
5.62%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by Domingo:
Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Another random Denver beer spot I'd never been into just because of it's relatively odd location.
When you walk in, there's a normal sized bar with a dozen or so taps behind it, but only 5-6 chairs. A quick glance reveals that they not only have the standard Breckenridge beers (Avalanche, Agave Wheat, etc.) but they also have all of the seasonals, all of the 471 brews, and a few random one-off beers like a Saison. While I'm not a huge fan of many of their everyday brews, I really do like their 471 line-up, most of their seasonals, and I love the oatmeal stout. Happy hour beers are only $2.50 (any of them), and pitchers were cheap, too. Those prices are pretty much unmatched if you like any Breck beers.
Service was surprisingly good considering it was a Friday night and there were really only 4 employees running the whole place.
BBQ is solid. I had the Carolina pork (which really did taste more authentic than I expected, even if it isn't my favorite), and the sausages with some mac & cheese and potato salad. All of the items would've been received well in the southeast, which is always a good reference point for BBQ.
It's still a little out of the way to get to, and parking is a little hit or miss...but I like this place. If I were closer I'd probably end up here a lot.

EDIT: Now that Breck and the Wynkoop are on the same team, they also have beers from the 'Koop, too. I've also found that the 10th and Osage light rail stop can make this place a little more approachable, but it's still a bit inconvenient. I'd guess that once Santa Fe starts to fill in a bit more, we might see the light rail path get an additional stop that's much closer to this area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kojevergas
2.96/5  rDev -27.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

interesting spot here, still going strong while the new one gets built. its quaint inside, a small tasting room with the forest of tanks visible through some windows to the brew house. it always smells awesome in here because its a bbq place. the food isnt amazing, it should be better really, you order at a window, no table service, and its better than okay but thats about it, seems a little uninspired. the beer is classic breck stuff with a couple of cool one offs usually thrown in. i like the lager they always have here that doesnt get packaged, and they often have a cool barrel aged beer on. friendly people always, and very fairly priced. i like the old school feel in here, and appreciate the place for being so genuine. a good spot for lunch, but have not been in to see the night scene here. breck still makes some good beers, i dont know why i seem to forget that.

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Photo of ESEbrew
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Been here twice now and both times the service has been outstanding. The main bartender is super friendly and always on top of shit. The beer is good, not great although some of the limited releases may stand out more than what I've tried. Not a huge fan of nitro which seems to be a big focus here. The vast majority of their tap list consists of the regular Breck offerings that you can find at just about any liquor store. Bottles available to go with a few more selections (bombers of Christmas ale this time). BBQ is really tasty and well priced. I've had the brisket and pulled pork sandwich, both solid. Vibe is laid back with classic rock playing in the background.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jellikit
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A: small pub within a gigantic brewery. We got the full tour. Impressive. I liked the feel and concept of the business.
Q: beer was good/great.
S: the service was stellar. An employee explained the beer well plus gave a great tour.
Selection: fairly standard 10 taps.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Breckenridge BBQ & Brew Pub in Denver, CO
4.09 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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