My Denver Haunts

You new around here? Just looking for someplace new to check out? Here’s a list of where you can usually find me having a drink.

City O’City

 

Beer, coffee, and vegetarian food – Everything a growing boy needs. For the 5 years I’ve lived in Denver this place has been my number one go-to joint when I just need to be out of the house. Warm and cozy atmosphere, good music, a great waitstaff and all three meals covered makes this place perfect almost any time of the day. A recent tap tower expansion brings them up to ten taps, most of them Coloradan, and their manager Dan is a huge whiskey guy so you’re pretty well covered there too. Finally, as a vegetarian, anything on the menu is safe, making you almost feel a little out of sorts having so many options. Of note, I am a big fan of their breakfast burritos, the Sherman sandwich, and when you’re feeling a little decadent or after an early morning bike ride, the sweet potato cinnamon rolls hit the spot. Of late I’ve found it to be a hell of a lot more crowded, so their planned expansion into the adjacent spot where Moxie used to be is more than welcome.

Freshcraft
Coors Light Please
This might be some kind of heresy as a beer nerd, but I actually prefer Freshcraft to Falling Rock. The waitstaff here is some of the friendliest and most knowledgeable in Denver, and I actually like not having to stress over 70+ options of what’s on tap. They keep a VERY respectable array of 20 beers on tap as well as a damn good bottle list. If it’s the early afternoon and I don’t want to get too shit-canned, I can get a couple of 10 oz. pours, allowing me to try a couple of beers while maintaining some semblance of composure. My only gripe would be that the food here isn’t stellar, though it seems to be improving every time I go in there (they’ve been open less than a year). If you do have something to eat, be sure to get a side of spud puppies – deep fried mash potato balls. Holy hell are those things tasty.

Park Tavern

Ohhh the Park… how I both love and loathe you. This place is almost always filled to the brim with frat & sorority types, but they  always have Arrogant Bastard on tap (which I will remind you again and again was my first beer I ever drank in my life) and they seem to have happy hour for 80% of the time they’re open. When you put that together with the fact that it’s a block away from my house means I’m there at least a couple of times a month. I’m even willing to ignore the fact that there’s a cop stationed inside every night.

About Nick Nunns


Nick loves two things above all others: Beer and heavy metal. He's the owner and brewer at the soon-to-open TRVE Brewing Company. If you get him drunk enough, he will probably raise a toast to a Norse god.

  • http://cobeerandfood.com will

    Freshcraft: Their vegetarian fare is lacking, but then again almost all pubs fail in that department.

  • Rossco

    I am obsessed with Freshcraft. I’m not a stalker, I just stand across the street and stare at it from a distance sometimes. Sometimes I drive by it, even though it’s not on the way home. I’ve looked it up on Facebook and Twitter a lot too. One day we’ll be together again… maybe tonight.

  • http://www.conkphotography.com CONK

    I am a big fan of FreshCraft’s beer list, it could make any beer bar envious.

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