Wynkoop Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.56/5
Wynkoop Brewing CompanyWynkoop Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(303) 297-2700 | map
wynkoop.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
53
Ratings:
1,115
Reviews:
360
PLACE STATS
Score:
87
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 97
Reviews by bditty187:
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3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Ah,Wynkoop… so much history… Beer Drinker of the Year… Denver Mayor… Once co-owned Upstream in Omaha… sparked the revitalization of LoDo… and now I finally pay a visit.

I’ve seen this kind of brewpub before. It looks like Upstream or Court Avenue or, frankly, many other brewpubs in the US. You know it as well as I do; lots of wood, kind of English and old worldly but clearly a restaurant. The lively bar is to the right on the main floor (I didn’t explore beyond that), fairly large with seating scatter throughout. I didn’t understand why there weren’t bathrooms on the main floor? Or was there and I was too stupid/tired to find them?

Anyway… I visited Saturday of GABF 2007 in the afternoon. It was not busy at all. Our party of 6 was seated right away. The service as good but our waitress substituted a beer that was order for something “similar.” Somehow a cream ale and some random dark ale are the same thing. That is crap… or laziness. I would have sent the beer back.

The food menu was very limited, not much sounded very good. However, I settled for the wings and they were tasty. Everybody in the group liked the food. As for the beer… yawn. I had the Wiezenbock which tasted like a strong Hefe. Nobody seemed that keen on the beer, nobody ordered a second… even with a solid selection on paper. Also, $4 for a pint seemed high.

I was neither impressed nor disappointed. I can’t say I need to return as frankly the beer wasn’t that good. Maybe I was being a mega snob or something… no, it just wasn’t that great. Good. Solid. Respectable, sure, but this is Denver. I can get great beer here. This kind of brewpub works in second rate beer cities, not Denver. Maybe I was disappointed…

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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.09/5  rDev -20.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Gerred
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Akeah
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of WesM63
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of flexabull
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Cool place in Downtown Denver. In a big old historic building right near Union Station. I really liked the layout, and just walking around the place.

Quality was OK, but nothing special. It's pretty cool that this place is one of the original micro breweries in Denver / Colorado. But the two beers I tried were just a notch or two above average.

Service was pleasant enough. But she was not only slow, but also forgot part of our order.

Selection was good. Wynkoop not only had quite a few of their own beers on tap, but they also had a handful of guest brews.

Food was not bad, but kind of forgettable.

Overall? Eh... not bad, but not great. I am glad I checked this place out, but I won't be in a rush to return anytime soon.

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
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4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
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4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Phenomenal beer. Great neighborhood vibe. Great knowledgeable servers. Feed me samples till I couldn't drink anymore.

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Photo of Tate21
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
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Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO
3.56 out of 5 based on 1,115 ratings.
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