Denver's Best Restaurants with Craft Beer

Sip the seasonal brews
November 10, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Try a new brew at one of these Denver restaurants serving up top-notch craft beers.

Hops & Pie
Pizza · Berkeley · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.1

If you "never thought mashed potatoes could be good on a pizza" , wait till you get a load of the "unique toppings" at this Berkeley pie parlor and taproom, which also dishes up "tasty" salads, "huge, delicious" Rice Krispies treats and more while pouring a "wonderful assortment of craft beers" ; "knowledgeable" service and special deals enhance the "laid-back" , "local feeling."
Falling Rock Tap House
Bar · LoDo · $$
Food - · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.3

"Grab a pint before a ballgame" at this LoDo destination "down the street from Coors Field" that's a no-brainer for its "phenomenal" lineup of suds from "around the world" ; decked out with "couches, high-back booths, pool tables and dartboards" , it's a real "man cave" for "beer geeks" and others, and no matter how well you know your "rare" brews, "knowledgeable" bartenders are at the ready to "coach you through your options."
Euclid Hall
Bar · Central Business District · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.2 · Service 4.1

The "delicious" housemade sausages, poutines and other "adventurous" plates at this "eclectic" LoDo "take on the gastropub" (a sib to Rioja, Bistro Vendôme and Stoic & Genuine) may be "gut-busting" , but at least they "won't break the bank" – which means "you can hang out for hours" pairing them with craft brews you've "never heard of before" ; "industrial" , "modern" and open late, it can feel like "hipster central" , but "don't be afraid to ask questions" anyway – the servers "always have an answer."
Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse
Italian · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 3.8 · Service 4.0

"Fantastic" pizzas made with "organic, locally grown ingredients" arrive in "vibrant" surroundings at these "farm-to-table" parlors in Louisville and LoDo; while they're "great for families" , the "budget-friendly happy hour" offering "phenomenal" craft brews on tap is a "loud" , "fun" time to "meet your neighbors" and "relax over a beer."
Lucky Pie Pizza and Taphouse
Pizza · LoDo · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 3.8 · Service 4.0

"Fantastic" pizzas made with "organic, locally grown ingredients" arrive in "vibrant" surroundings at these "farm-to-table" parlors in Louisville and LoDo; while they're "great for families" , the "budget-friendly happy hour" is a "loud" , "fun" time to "meet your neighbors" and "relax over a beer" from the "phenomenal" , ever-rotating taps.
Homegrown Tap & Dough - Wash Park
Italian · Washington Park · $$

From the owners of Park Burger, these neighborhood pizzerias provide wood-fired pies and other "solid" Italian fare to wash down with an "ample selection of craft beer" ; the Rocky Mountain–chic dining rooms get "crowded" , but it's "worth the wait" to "enjoy friends and food" inside or out on the patio, which is also "good for kids and families."
Asbury Provisions
Gastropub · University · $

Colorado craft beers (think everything from wild sours and stouts to imperial IPAs) are the primary focus at this rollicking gastropub near the University of Denver, though the menu is anything but an afterthought. Mussels, burgers and an excellent Sunday brunch (known for its comfort-food classics like biscuits and gravy and French toast) make it clear that the cuisine is equally top of mind.
Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria
Pizza · Sunnyside · $

Beer appears all over the menu at this lively Sunnyside taproom pouring a huge selection of craft brews complemented by creative pizzas made with dough using spent grain, wort and yeasts from two local breweries. The bi-level, industrial space features floor-to-ceiling windows and patio seating with city views.
Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery
Brewpub · $$

This expansive, high-ceilinged restaurant and beer campus boasts a rustically elegant, farmhouse-inspired interior and a serene wraparound porch that overlooks a swath of woods paralleling the Platte River. The menu offers an impressive collection of 48 local draft beers, and the food menu features everything from hand-cranked sausages to seasonal salads.
First Draft Taproom & Kitchen
Bar · River North Art District · $$

Employing a self-serve beverage system with 40 taps, this high-tech RiNo watering hole offers beer, wine and cider by the ounce alongside creative pub grub, including shareable plates such as housemade charcuterie and sliders. The modern-industrial space, featuring high ceilings, communal seating and original artwork, also has an open kitchen and garage doors leading out to the patio.