First Draft Taproom & Kitchen
Modern taproom with self-service pouring
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.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
location 1309 26th Street, Denver, CO 80205, USA phone +1 303-736-8400 website directions Get Directions
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*REALLY* cool bar concept. Love the idea of getting to try up to 40 different drinks, all priced by the ounce. Bit pricey if you want a pint of a single "flavor", but really reasonable for tasting a few ounces of 5 or 6 different things. Food (made in house!) was good too. Tried a grilled chicken ceaser salad (even the lettuce was grilled!), a flat bread pizza, and a pork belly BLT with my wife and son. Yep. Brought my kid. Was totally fine. They had plenty of non-alcoholic drinks for the kiddos and they said folks bring their kids all the time. Difficult toss up between four and five stars. Maybe if there was an option to get a whole pint of whatever you liked at a price closer to that of a *traditional* bar or restaurant? Also saw several people struggle to figure out how to use the self-service taps. Perhaps adding a simple how-to picture on the tablets or top monitors would help? Overall, super nice place to chill with your buds, or reserve the upstairs loft for a party. And I really loved the idea behind this very appropriately named "taproom" -- because it's way more than "just" a bar!Definitely coming back here!
Nathaniel Swanson · April 12, 2018
Awesome idea for a bar where you serve yourself and pay by the ounce. They even have things to show you how to pour that particular type of beer. Pretty widespread selection with not just the local beers and even offering worldly wines and kombucha. The atmosphere is pretty chill with picnic style wooden bench seating. Never had the food but everything I've seen looks and smells incredible. Also located right next door to a low key billiards spot which can make for a great date night combo.
Steve · April 12, 2018
Wasn't a huge fan of this craft beer idea. If you're unsure what beer you like, great place to test them out! You get a little bit of different kinds without having to buy an entire glass. I personally love breweries and drinking local. Some of the beer is from Connecticut or Wisconsin, which is great for those who want to try that. If I'm in Denver, I want to drink Denver beer or Colorado beer! Otherwise it was a great atmosphere and the food looked great. The keg does keep track on how much you drink though!!!
Kara Yakel · April 6, 2018