Altitude Chophouse & Brewery

Altitude Chophouse & BreweryAltitude Chophouse & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

320 S 2nd St
Laramie, Wyoming, 82070-3612
United States

(307) 721-4031 | map

At Altitude Chophouse & Brewery, located in Laramie, Wyoming, we love food, we love beer, and we are proud to offer our guests the very best of both. At our restaurant, we have a commitment to creating the freshest and most creative cuisine paired with special brews produced on site.

We invite you to enjoy our relaxed atmosphere, friendly service, innovative menu and handcrafted beers. We think you'll like what we have to offer!

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 30
Photo of Kevin67
3.91/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

The atmosphere trended towards the feel of a chain restaurant.

The quality was good for both the beer and the food.

The service for our party was excellent.

The beer selection was pretty good. I had flights to cover all nine beers offered at the time. The menu was kind of standard fare for such a place.

The food was good, but at 6:30pm they were already out of one of the specials on the board. Poor planning.

Overall, a good meal and pretty good beer.

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Photo of BeerGuy1301
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Not a bad selection of brews, not much on dark brews but the ones they have are good. The food and service are good, it's a place I'd go back to when in Laramie again.

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Photo of Marshall_ofmcap
4.19/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Laramie is kinda small so choice is limited but this is a solid place. The menu doesn't change much but there is usually something for everyone. house beers are on tap and the service is pleasant.

There is another place that serves their beer called Lovejoy's Bar and Grill a few blocks away.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Beers ranged from ok to good, with their IPA being the stand out. Atmosphere was fun, and staff seemed very knowledgeable about their beer. Was unable to check out other brewery in town but all in all I enjoyed my visit here and was pleasantly surprised as I don't hear much about breweries in southern Wyoming..

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My wife and I stopped here on a weekday for a late lunch while passing through this area on a vacation trip. There was only one other table occupied when we sat down, so service that we received was very good.

We ordered a beer sampler and received 9 beers that were 4-5 oz pours served in small Pilsener glasses. Typically we don't enjoy the light-flavored beers, but we drank them so that we could evaluate the overall beer offerings. They were okay, and close to style. (The server said that one of them is their best selling beer, so maybe their typical customer is more of a foodie than a beer lover.) Each of the other beers were also brewed close to style, although none were notable to us.

The food menu was just their lunch offerings, and there were good selections. We enjoyed the dishes that we ordered.

If we're in the area we'd probably come back here again, but it would be more for the food rather than the beer.

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Photo of porcelli426
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I go to school in Laramie and Altitudes is the place to go for an awesome dinner and a wide variety of delicious microbrew. Walking in you may notice the stark walls and high ceiling but the food and drinks well make up for the appearance. The bar has big tree stumps for seats and a couple flat screens to watch the game on. In my opinion, and all by buddies, the food is great. You can get everything from pizza and burgers to calamari and artichoke crab dip. All the beer served is made in house and changed and mixed up depending on the season. The High Plains Ale (also served at Love Joy's) is a standard year round and absolutely the best around. A great part about Altitudes is that you can get any beer on tap to-go in a growler. Needless to say, every chance I get I have to refill my High Plains. I've heard that they will sell you grains and/or hops in case you get the itch to brew, but I haven't checked that out yet. If you're driving through Wyoming (lower east side) and need to stop, you should definitely check it out.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

On a trip from Little Rock to Boise I planned a stop in here based off previous reviews. Going in I was a little prejudiced and was not expecting too much. The menu looked ambitious, I was not sure it would deliver.

I rolled in between lunch and dinner times. There were a few tables being used in the dining area and one other group in the bar. The space is used well. Decorated in a western, lodge style, but in the best taste. The bar menu seemed impressive for the market. There were twelve of their own beers on tap and some variation of BMC. Their wine list and liquor list was good as well.

I had a pint of the 7200' Stout and tasters of the Altitude Amber Ale, Bearpaw Brown Ale, Expedition Porter and a Belgium Grand Cru. For food I grabbed the Mini Beef Medallions.

The stout was well done, a solid stout. Of the other beers, the Grand Cru was pretty good. The rest of them were fairly good, but not outstanding. I took a grower of the Cru for later. The prices were excellent. If I was a student at UWy I would be getting kegs of their beer on the reg.

The food was amazing. I was pulled into getting the Mini Beef Medallions because they came with fried Manchego cheese. A very well done plate.

Recommendation: Go. I wish I had this place in my neighborhood; I would be a regular. I am planning on stopping here on my way back to get a better sample of the beers and food.

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Photo of RLaurel
4.86/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is a find! If there is any reason to stop in Laramie for a craft brew lover, this is it!

I found the selection abundant of various choices including an IPA, a near Mai bock, a tremendously robust porter & a hefty tasty stout! There were two IPAs offer the night I visited. There was a Vertical IPA & a Grizzly Whisper IPA. The Grizzly Whisper IPA is a sweetened IPA for those who object to the "bite" of cascade hops.

The wait staff who served me knew her stuff about beer & the brewery she works for.

It is very reasonably priced.

They will fill or refill any growler provided it has the required government warning.

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Photo of Yamar18
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Altitude is a very nice place to go in Laramie where ther are few options. A very nice atmosphere inside with seating tables in front of the bar area as well as down a hallway past the bar and the fermenters behind it. Also on the right immediatelly as you enter, a doorway leads to a room that is a little more casual with pool tables, tables, and televisions.

Food selection is very good and I have not ever had anything bad from there. Nothing crazy but some things you wont see in other places in town including a favorite of mine from there, pepperjack cheesesticks.

A nice place to go with parents or other visitors in town and I would highly recommend stopping by there for those who may be passing through Laramie on I-80.

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Photo of ph2001
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

this place is nice, one of the places in laramie you are better off heading to for dinner. food is always good as is the beer, which they generally have a decent amount to choose from, and is quality. service is a bit slow sometimes but generally friendly or something close to it. busy nights can be long waits for tables too. as laramie is a very small town with a college, it can tend to get a bit loud and rowdy near the bar area, and sometimes it will even sprawl out a bit. unless the place is packed, this doesn't seem to be too much of an issue.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

First off, major props to Mentor for driving me up here since the bus service was so spotty that I began to despair if I was going to be able to get to any place in Wyoming.

It was located right on the corner of South 2nd Street and East Grand Avenue and its front had a mirrored quality to its windows. Entering, there was a short vestibule with the maitre d' station flanked by two chainsaw-carved bears. The bar area was off to the left, past a bunch of restaurant tables and chairs and a few booths. The inverted-"L"-shaped, polished blonde wood bar had the blonde wood back bar to the left and several fermenters visible behind glass to the right. The tap handles were carved wood animals, figures and some flora, all just spectacular. The bar stools were polished stumps of wood. The lavatories were down a hallway to the right of the bar and by going through a doorway to the right again, headed back to the front of the building, but on the right-hand side, I encountered a pair of pool tables and a billiards table. As I continued forward to the front, I realized that I was in the restaurant area where they had a bunch of growlers on display and I was suddenly nostalgic for my collection at LNCBC. Yes, they had their own growlers available, as well as fleece vests, which I dig. Coats were hung on poles with tree branches as their coathooks. There was lots of outdoors stuff on display - snowshoes, skis, and fishing poles.

Beers: A full sampler included eight (8) of their standards - Altitude Amber (5.7 %); Bearpaw Brown (5.5); High Plains Pale Ale (6.3); Expedition Porter (5.7); Highland Scottish Ale (4.8); 7200 Stout (7.8); Solar Weizen (5.2); and Tumble Wheat (5.3). Seasonals included Mexican Chili; Strong Bitter; Citrus Summer; and Cullen IPA. Why IPA as a seasonal, I cannot fathom, especially since it was my pick.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place is the local restaurant for "nice date's", the place you take your parents to when they are in town sort of thing. Occassionaly its a spot to go and have a drink for happy hour in my circle. The atmosphere is quite nice compared to other Laramie eating establishments, as they usually have good music, and sort of an upper class feel to the place. The food and beer here are the best one can get in town. My personal favorites are the 7200 Stout and High Plains Pale Ale, they are consistently good, the overall selection of beer isn't too bad either, I always have one of the homebrews there and have yet to find anything totally repulsive. The food is consistent, and there is always something on the menu to satisfy any taste, it is a tad pricey for a college kid, but in general not outrageous.

All said and done, if in Laramie and looking for a departure from the norm, give it a shot, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of TXHops
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I saw that there were two conflicting reviews for this spot, so I decided to record my own. The bad review almost prevented me from going here while passing through Laramie, but I'm glad it didn't. The Altitude Chophouse and Brewery was the best stop yet after having been on the road for 10 days and eating out every night. The food was well above average, with a gourmet Americana bent (there's an actual chef employed here). The service was extremely fast and attentive. We made reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival ahead of a waiting crowd. The beers were all solid to above average as well. They had about 8 on tap and none was mediocre. The two wheats (American and Bavarian) were to style. The brown ale, seasonal Munich dunkel and APA were solid examples of their genre. The Scottish Ale was the best I've ever had and the porter and stout were well above average. They also had a rotating double wheat seasonal that was well worth trying. Great experience overall. Even the kids said that they wished we were doing more than passing through.

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Photo of John_M
3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Although this place is nothing special, after my visit to the Library earlier in the evening, I felt as if I'd died and gone to heaven upon entering the Chophouse. This place is pretty decent, if just a bit pretentious. Unless I'm quite mistaken, I think they're now trying to pass this place off as a fine dining establishment. That's a stretch, though in comparison to the food at the Library, the food here (actually pretty ordinairy) was fantastic. The atmosphere was also pleasant, with a chalk board over the bar listing the current beer line-up, along with a very mediocre selection of wine by the glass. The regular selection of beers looked pretty mundane, but there was a seasonal dopplebock on tap (the navigator dopplebock) that looked as if it might be interesting. It wasn't. This beer could easily have been passed off as your typical American brown ale, and what little head was evident upon arrival in a pint glass, disappeared almost immediately thereafter. The beer tasted flat and a bit watery, definitely nothing to write home about.

This is a decent enough place, if nothing special. One could do worse in Laramie.

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Photo of loren01
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very much impressed by this joint located on one of the main streets of Laramie. Just kind of stumbled upon it at lunchtime on the way back to Montana from Colorado. I didn't have any of their beer, although my wife had a porter and an amber and I sampled both. Both were very solid. Service was excellent, as was the food. They had a pretty good selection of house beers, I think they had like 5-6 or so. Nice to find such a great place when you are least expecting it! Highly recomended, would visit again when in Laramie.

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Altitude Chophouse & Brewery in Laramie, WY
3.83 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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