Dillon Dam Brewery

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3.74/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

100 Little Dam Rd.
PO Box 4845
Dillon, Colorado, 80435
United States

(970) 262-7777 | map
dambrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
35
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
245
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.89/5
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
74
pDev:
9%
 
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by benito:
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3.58/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've visited the DAM brewery a handful of times since I moved to Colorado two years ago and have found it to be my favorite brewpub in the central mountains. The pub-space is open, with views onto the brewtanks and a nice bar that frames the entire restaurant, splitting the more secluded dining areas into two side-rooms.

They've got six or seven year-round brews, amongst which is the wonderful Dam Straight Lager, as well as two or three seasonals on tap at any given time: a nice selection to be sure. Like most of the CO brewpubs I've visited, they stick mostly to English-style ales, mixing in an occasional bock or pilsener. Similarly, the menu is slightly upscale pub fare, with a good mix of burgers (the Buffalo Bleu Cajun is a personal favorite), sandwiches, pasta dishes, and salads. I've tried a number of their entrees and apps and have never been disappointed by the taste or value. Given that this is Summit County, getting food this good at this price is a steal!

My only gripe is the service; I've found it to be rather hit or miss. At its best, the servers and bartenders have been courteous and attentive, at their worst they've seemed rushed, uninterested, and slow. While I've had far more good experiences with the service here than bad ones, it's consistency that counts...and I'd hate for someone to have a bad experience with the service during a one-time-only visit; this place is better than that!

I highly recommend this place to anyone traveling in ski country at any time of the year.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Zenboy99
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of 86sportster883
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Dillon Dam Brewery is a restaurant, bar, brewpup - somewhat in that order. It’s a great aprè ski stop when coming back from Keystone. If you get there before 6pm, they have a great happy hour with 1/2 price apps and all flagship Dillon Dam brews are reduced to ~$3.25. That included the Pilsner, a couple of IPAs, a Pale Ale, a Schwarzbier, a Wheat, the Dam Lyte, the Straight Lager, a Brown and an Irish Stout. The specialty brews included a gin barrel Saison and a Whiskey barrel-aged version of the Schwarzbier. Add another 1/2 dozen seasonal and you wind up with an impressive selection. Get their around 5 or earlier to avoid the crowd at the bar. If you plan to be seated, this is less of a concern as the two stories of seating appeared to handle the weekday crowd just fine. Vibe is relaxed with ski movies being shown on the bar area flatscreens. Service was good at the bar. Beers were all solid, but the barrel aged beers were a notch above. Bar food appetizers were better than average, and the HH prices made them a great deal. A must stop when in Dillon.

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Photo of pixarnick
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of brew-Ed
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Keene
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of VashonGuy
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of kingpin1010
4/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of benloho
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of coones14
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of msvitak
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TylerJ
5/5  rDev +28.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Akeah
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of tmac
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of jrb378
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Not really a beer place
Mediocre beer
Ok food
Fine service

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Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Taillon75
3.54/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of 14erFan
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

After attempting to summit Quandary Peak, we stopped here to refuel. The sausage and pretzel skewer was great! I thought the Irish stout was the best beer out of the three I tried. The brown ale was pretty good also. Decent service - decent being a word that applies to just about everything there - burgers, beer, service, and vibe.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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Dillon Dam Brewery in Dillon, CO
Brewery rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 245 ratings