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1. Argyll Whisky Beer Gastropub1035 E 17th Avenue, Denver
2. Euclid Hall1317 14th St, Denver
3. Falling Rock Taphouse1919 Blake St, Denver
4. Star Bar2137 Larimer St, Denver
5. Highland Tap and Burger2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver
6. Hops & Pie3920 Tennyson St., Denver
7. Work & Class2500 Larimer St, Denver
8. Colorado Plus Brewpub6995 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge
9. Cheeky Monk Belgian Beer Cafe534 E Colfax Ave, Denver
10. Freshcraft1530 Blake St, Denver
Argyll's Uptown location has a menu full of traditional British fare -- don't miss their version of the Scotch egg, or their extensive beer and whiskey lists.
Snack on schnitzel, sausage, and poutine at this beer bar on 14th St.
The phrase "less is more" sometimes can apply to beer bars with a small, curated list of rare, specifically chosen beers, but in the case of Mile High's Falling Rock, more is more. It's not only one of Denver's more important bars, it's easily one of the country's, with 30%+ of the 90 taps featuring CO beers, along with 100+ bottles from around the world. The brick walls are lined with beer bottles and vintage signs, and there's ample couch seating and booth space in addition to pool tables and dart boards.
A welcome dive among all the large party warehouses in LoDo, Star Bar has their fair share of Colorado craft beers and tasty 'tails. They have karaoke on Thursday nights, Skee- ball, and an outdoor bar/ lounge area equipped with adult slushies. The bartenders are also wayyy more knowledgeable than your average dive bar drink slingers.
A patio with a fire pit might draw crowds during the colder months, but 16 52" TVs, an exclusively Colorado tap list, and significant happy hour deals keep them coming the rest of the year. Of course, some people do come to Highland Tap and Burger for the food itself, which constitutes surprisingly original takes on the usual pub grub. Fair warning: most of the crowd is college-age.
Converting a former art gallery into a neighborhood haunt highlighted by a bar built from a recycled bowling lane, H&P is run by husband & wife chefs intent on bringing elevated brews and classical cooking techniques to the old-fashioned pizza joint, something even Escoffier wouldn't scoff at, and not just because he's dead.
Work & Class keeps it simple: a choose-a-meat-and-side menu with delicious options like Stout-Braised Short Ribs and two types of Rotisserie Chicken, a respectably large beer, wine, and spirits menu, and a no-nonsense attitude all make this spot an easy pick for an after-work hangout.
Colorado Plus, a Wheat Ridge brewpub (its first and only) stocks an astonishing 56 taps of Colorado's finest beers, from the big guys to up-and-coming micros, all available with a full menu of pub food.
This East Colfax Belgian beer establishment has authentic Belgian drinks (like the Kopstootje, a Belgian shot-and-a-beer combo with Houblon Chouffe beer and a Genever shot) alongside authentic Belgian eats (like their rabbit stew) to soak it all up.
LoDo beer temple Freshcraft, aptly named because they're serving up "fresh food, craft beer", switches it up with 25 beers on tap and snacks like BBQ crepes and garlic chili chicken wings to get your mouth watering, so you'll fix that by ordering more beer.