Wynkoop Brewing Company

Wynkoop Brewing CompanyWynkoop Brewing Company
BA SCORE
37.4%
Liked Their Beers
3.58 w/ 1,127 ratings
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:
59
Reviews:
363
Ratings:
1,127
Liked:
421
Average:
3.58/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
71%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
207
Liked:
147
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 98
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This place is really big. As I walk in there is an odd shaped bar in front that kind of wraps around the front section. There is a dinning area on this same floor. Lots of nooks and crannies. The first floor is a very enjoyable pub atmosphere. Below that there is a theater/comedy club. The floor above is a pool hall. Like I said, big, but it never feels cavernous or losses its homey pub feel. I really like that there is something for everybody, and that no section gets in the way of any of the others enjoyment.

I sat at the bar, and the service was good. The bartenders new the beers, and informed me of what was on cask. They had three beers on cask, which where excellent, and another eight or so taps. The selection varied from wheat, pilsner, light, even a chile beer. A stout and Schwarzbier as well. On cask is an English IPA, ESB, and Porter. The casks are in excellent condition, and the selection rating would have been docked a few if those were not available. The bartender also gave me a free sample of their Silverback Pale Ale (in a can) which was great.

I had a buffalo burger with blue cheese for diner. It was really good. A place I would recommend for a good meal and good beer.

Overall, this is a great brewpub. I did not get to try everything, but what I did have was great. I will be returning to try some more during my week here. A brewpub I really enjoyed. There are lots of different atmospheres for people to enjoy. If one does not suit your fancy, try another. A great idea, along with high quality beer. Highly recommended for a visit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of brunop
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of Zach122
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of puftdank
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TH28
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of zotzot
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.11/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of Beerbirdnerd
3.5/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.75

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

Photo of brauseboof
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Determined_021
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.09/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Gerred
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Akeah
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of RummyRedbeard
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of WesM63
3.89/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of flexabull
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
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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Photo of j-rod18
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jcMPLS
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Doublicious
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver, CO
Brewery rating: 37.4% out of 100 with 1,127 ratings
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