Wynkoop Brewing Company

Wynkoop Brewing CompanyWynkoop Brewing Company
Wynkoop Brewing CompanyWynkoop Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1634 18th St. At Wynkoop
Denver, Colorado, 80202
United States

(303) 297-2700 | map
wynkoop.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.55
Beers:
67
Reviews:
396
Ratings:
1,300
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.9
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
220
pDev:
11.28%
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This was my first stop on the Denver trip in August. Located in what they call LoDo, its an all brick building, much like everything in this part of town. I liked the motif, plus this place is huge. Comedy club downstairs, big open brewery area and big ass bar on the main floor, then upstairs is a pool hall. Kind of reminiscient of Phantom Canyon in Colorado Springs (elrogish got married there, cool party). The coolest thing is the downstairs bathrooms look like the cover of the Kanye & Jay Z album about the throne or whatever it was called.

Beers are good, slightly above average. They don't make any one thing that is world class, but they don't make anything less than average, so its a win. Bummed I was a little too early for the Rocky Mountain Oyster stout. The lack of mixing and matching or substituting beers you want for flights was a little weird, but nonetheless, I found one I liked, the one that included the wine barrel sour beer was what I went with. I like that they can a lot of their stuff, Silverback pale is a good tailgate kind of beer.

I think this place offers a lot if you're with a crowd that isn't big on beer necessarily, a good evening out, shoot some pool, drink some beer, catch a comedy act. I'd go again.

Oct 10, 2012
More User Reviews:
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cbcrunch from Wyoming

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 15, 2020
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artdob from California

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Several beers not available during our visit. Still decent selection. Nice variety and vegetarian friendly food options. Service fantastic.

Oct 26, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Aug 25, 2019
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Tjb14 from Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Jul 14, 2019
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Keeling from California

3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.75

Apr 30, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A big, well-set-up brewery with a couple bars, a wide variety of beer styles and a nice upstairs area with tons of pool, billiards, darts, etc. The service was okay and the beer was solid,to-style examples with good variety. Excellent location and a great set-up.

Mar 21, 2019
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Janiece from Vermont

4.54/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Mar 18, 2019
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

My wife and I met a friend here for drinks, Just down the street from Coors Field, it is a nice laid-back place to visit. High-ceilinged with tin, wood floors, big bar, high-top tables. Very comfortable.
Over twenty beers on tap. I had the cask dark mild and the doppelbock, both excellent.
Service was good.
I expect when I visit Denver, I will visit Wynkoop.

Mar 07, 2019
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Chilmer from Iowa

3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

Sep 03, 2018
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WTKappler from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Jul 10, 2018
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nofreepass99 from New York

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Feb 26, 2018
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Shy_Traveler45 from Montana

3.94/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Feb 19, 2018
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socon67 from New York

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Oct 04, 2017
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brunop from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Sep 25, 2017
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

This is essential Denver. A late 19th Century warehouse preserved right across from Union Station (which has had an unprecedented regeneration in the last five years.) Started in the late 20th Century, Wynkoop played an important role in fostering Denver's innovative and still rapidly growing craft beer culture. Its founder became Mayor and laid many of the plans for the City's incredible revival as a magnet for Millennials (who also like beer and cool cities.) That Mayor is now Governor... so maybe brewers make better leaders than lawyers. At any rate, a great center-of-the-action Vibe at Wynkoop

I'm told there is service on two floors, but I never got past the bar on the first floor. It was packed at lunch and almost as packed at dinner. Probably some twenty taps of their brews and hosted another five Coloradan breweries. I had a flight of three each time I went there. Servers seemed to enjoy their work and the bartender was very knowledgable. My sandwich I would not have again. The menu looked like standard pub-grub.

By now, there are better pubs than Wynkoop. But a lot like Anchor, you want to visit where the pioneers first started in that city.

Sep 21, 2017
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Needmorebeer312 from Washington

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 18, 2017
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puftdank from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Jun 06, 2017
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TH28 from Florida

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Apr 07, 2017
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IckyT2012 from Florida

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Jan 27, 2017
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mklisz from New Hampshire

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dec 27, 2016
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zotzot from Vermont

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Oct 02, 2016
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godawgs from Louisiana

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Sep 05, 2016
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Aug 16, 2016
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Beerbirdnerd from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.75

Jul 14, 2016
Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 1300 ratings