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Freshcraft
Freshcraft
  • Address:
    1530 Blake Street
    Unit A
    Denver, CO 80202
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Freshcraft Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.freshcraft.com
  • Phone: (303) 758-9608
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation Lunch: Daily: 11:00am -4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 PM (Bar Open until 12:00 AM)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Lucas Forgy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our back room may be reserved for private parties of 15 or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason (303) 758-9608
  • Entertainment: We have 3 HDTVs in our bar area as well as an 80" HD projection screen in our back room. We offer the NFL Sunday Ticket and also show all of the Colorado Rockies, Nuggets & Avalanche games.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th St
  • Public Transit: We are within easy walking distance of Union Station as well as the RTD station at the corner of the 16th St Mall and Blake St.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is available on Blake St. Additional parking within walking distance is available in pay lots throughout lower downtown (LoDo) Denver.
A word from Freshcraft
We serve upscale comfort food in a casual atmosphere. Freshcraft is a great place for a quick lunch, a relaxing dinner, or something to fill you up after a night on the town. We make nearly all of our food from scratch using fresh ingredients and you can taste it. Our kitchen stays open late, serving a limited menu well past the regular dinner hour. Our huge selection of craft beers has been handpicked for pairing with the food. Of course they"re great to enjoy all on their own as well. Or, if wine or cocktails are more your thing, our bar is fully stocked with all of your favorites. Everyone is welcome at Freshcraft, and we look forward to seeing you here!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great casual atmosphere and quiet enough to schedule team building events or offsite meetings! Executives and associates are always satisfied after attending! Thank you for showing a SINCERE smile when greeting us and for the above and beyond customer service that is always provided!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Menu with interestingly different choices, so you are not restricted to the "usual fare." Great beer selection."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Focus on the intersection between food and drink. Wonderful advice on pairings with microbrews -- including an introduction to sour beers (certainly an acquired taste). First time to try Alaskan Summer Ale -- OFF THE CHARTS! Fun, informative and filling."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great beer on tap.. We dabbled across the entire menu all evening here. Everything was great! I highly recommend Fresh Craft to anyone who enjoys a great beer and great food in a awesome place. Service was some of the best I've had. We go somewhere different every week. But this will be a place we go back to over and over again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was better than "good" but not a "very good" for me. Our server was great! Drinks came quickly and when the food was running behind, our server communicated that immediately (which did not bother us as we were visiting with our friends!). We were in the very back of the restaurant. It is VERY LOUD back there! Only complaint really!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Freshcraft has a tiny wine list and pages & pages of really great beers - and interesting, high-quality food to pair with them. The beer list is outstanding and the wait staff is knowledgeable about food-beer pairing. The space is comfortable, and my food was great. The Triple A (artichoke, asparagus, and aoli?) had perfectly done tempura asparagus on top of a half artichoke, accompanied by a nice aoli - but the real standout was a full-flavored dollop of spicy relish on the other side of the plate. The goat cheese "crust" on my Quinoa Cakes entree perfectly complemented the quinoa pancakes, and the accompanying salad was perfect. Dessert was a 2008 Barleywine from Alaska - cloudy & satisfying. Go there - tonight!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We stopped in at the recommendation of the Brews Cruise of Denver driver. It was fantastic. They have an excellent beer menu. The food was fantastic! We went back twice after our first trip because it was that good. However, we had mixed service. Our first server was great, attentive, helpful etc. The second time we stopped in the bar tender was friendly and helpful until a larger party came in. Then he became short and stopped paying attention to us. The third time we went back our server was very friendly, but we went long periods of time with him not checking in and us not having anything to drink. Overall great, but with a few service issues."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Reasonably-priced, well-made food and a great selection of beer. I bring lots of people here."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "fun variations on old staples and delicious beers, everyone in our group enjoyed themselves, very casual, kids with families"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I hadn't been here in a couple of years, but finally got back before a Rockies game one night, and it was just as good as I remember. The beer list is extensive (and with real beer, not mass-produced garbage) and they have a lot of rotating taps, so you'll always find something good no matter what you're in the mood for on a given day. The menu was a little different, though they kept many of the most popular dishes. I enjoyed my meal, and my beer went great with it, so I was happy. They got us in and out quickly so we could get to the game on time. All told, thumbs up!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food is always solid and fit for vegetarians and the beer list is great :)"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food at a good price! I met with a CEO from a previous job and the ambience was nice and not too noisy so we were able to catch up!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were there at noon on a Sunday, so, they weren't busy. But the server was highly attentive taking the time to answer questions completely and happily. One of the owners swung by to check in as well. The food was very good too - for bar-food fare. Two of us had the breakfast burrito special, and the vegetarian in our group loved the quinoa cakes. All the plates were clean when we finished."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Freshcraft is by far our favorite spot in Denver. They always have a fantastic beer list and the food is incredible! Their upscale bar food is always consistent, always delicious, and definitely falls into the foodie category. The staff is fun, friendly, and very accommodating. We have been coming here since they opened and don't have a single complaint."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I come here for their craft beer selection and the garlic chili chicken wings. You gotta try them. Best in town!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We've been coming to Freshcraft since they opened and we have never been dissapointed. Service, food, and atmosphere is always good here."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great beer selection, lots of food options at multiple price ranges, and a really good value for downtown dining. Love Freshcraft! Great service too."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We spent a couple of hours at a booth there mid-week with a few drinks followed by dinner. It has a long list of craft beers on tap & bottle + other liquors and wine. The food was quite good. My meatloaf burger was excellent and my dinner companions enjoyed their meals too. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Great place."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We had tickets to an Avs playoff game and made reservations here. I'm glad we did because of course everywhere was packed. We got in and out with plenty of time to spare. Even though it was crowded the service was excellent and the food was very good. We even made it in time for happy hour."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "You have to love a place that splits shared orders onto separate plates without being askef! My sister and I shared the kale salad and the quinoa cakes, both delicious. Veggies done right here. Pretzel bites also get 2 thumbs up. Place was busy but service was still great. Lots of choices in Lodo now but this spot is on my "return to" list."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Awesome beer selection and excellent food! So glad I decided to try this place with out-of-town guests!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "A group of us went to Freshcraft for some drinks and apps before an Avs game. Good beer selection and plenty of options for non-beer drinkers. I really liked the meat and cheese platter. We'll be back to try more soon!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Restaurant had a great beer selection and we received our drinks promptly which had me feeling good. However, the experience went downhill from there. Our server was relatively new and forgot one of our appetizers and one of our entrees. This was a birthday celebration and really threw off our evening. Despite this, they didn't try to do anything to rectify the situation. Additionally, the food was fine but didn't really differentiate itself from standard bar food."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We love this place...the food, terrific revolving beer options, the service, are all great! We get email announcements about events, so we try to get in to eat/ drink at least monthly. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've been here on a few occasions for dinner with friends and loved it. Great food with thoughtful beer pairings. I recently took my team here for a work lunch and was really pleased with the food and quality of service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was so underwhelmed by Freshcraft. It took 10 minutes for anyone to stop by our table after we were seated, and even then it was only the hostess - it was another 5 minutes until our server came to take our order. He was totally nonchalant about the fact that he'd neglected to serve us, and even provided the excuse that he "had a few other tables," which frustrated me because as a server, of course he had other tables. A good server can handle them. The food was okay, but nothing worth going back for. I quite liked the ambiance and decor. I won't go out of my way to visit Freshcraft again."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "On a visit to Denver, my wife and I took a chance on Fresh Craft. Excellent, in-depth craft beer selection. Limited but well chosen wine list. Food selection was creative and wonderful on the palate. We shall return."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food was fairly good. We ordered the wings and pretzel bites as an appetizer. Both were decent, the cheese sauce that came with the pretzels didn't have a whole lot of flavor. The wings were delicious, maybe a little over cooked. The mail dished were good, but nothing I would be dying to go back to eat again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great spot to get good food with a fantastic selection of craft beer, ranging from many great local beers to beers from all over the country. Has a nice warm feeling, appropriate for all classes for a casual evening. working at a hotel I recomend it to guests all the time."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This place not only has great food, but also a great craft beer selection. It is always a sure bet that you'll have a good experience."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Strike 1: We arrived 20 early for our 5:00 PM reservations, the place was practically empty and hostest said we could not be seated until our entire group arrived. Non-sense in this situation, we complained, and were seated. Strike 2: The waitress visited our table to tell us we had to leave by 7:00 because another group has reservations at 7:00...this was rude and unnecessary. They gave us a 2 hour warning to leave, WTF, we just got there. Strike 3: The supervisor/mamager came to the table about 2 minutes later and told us the same thing...even the most casual observer would have noticed that two of us had on Av's jersy's, the game starts at 7:00, we were going to be out of there well before 7:00. Good Beer selection - Poor service"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The service was great - our waiter was very pleasant. Other than that, I can't say I'll be back. Apparently they have a great happy hour, so if you want locally crafted beer and snacks, head on over!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Our sandwiches were outstanding, but the service left a lot to be desired. When we first arrived it took over a long time to even get someone to take our drink order. The wait staff never checked to see if we needed anything or if everything was alright. Overall, I'd go back and give them a second chance, just hope for better service."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in, I was happy...lots of people @ the bar chatting, a local place, obviously. As we sat down, our waiter stopped by & introduced himself and let us know they were out of pretzel bites this evening. The mussels and fries...awesome. Listed as an app, but a perfect entree for a teenage girl. The antioxidant salad was great. Portions are big on salads...my side salad could have easily been an entree size for me. They were very flexible with our celiac son, even knowledgable enough to point out that the mustard was made with beer, which would have traces of gluten. His burger, no bun, was cooked to perfection. The Baby Viking cocktail I had was fantastic and my husband cant wait to go back & taste more beers."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Freshcraft is a gem. We enjoyed a great Saturday lunch before a hike at Red Rocks. Our server was fantastic, fun and friendly. Both of our lunch choices were tasty. Meatloaf sliders and a turkey, avocado sandwich on a pretzel bun. Try the spud puppies! Great fries and tasty dipping sauces. Excellent beer selection on tap, in bottles and cans. Plus ciders too."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Freshcraft offered +20 beers on tap including Ommegang, Boulevard, Deschutes, Funkworks and Odell. The beers were also not your usuals from these breweries. The music was at a moderate volume where table conversation can be heard. Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and other era contemporaries seemed to be the music of choice for the night. The pretzels were quite tasty as well. It was a good start to a nice date."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Been to Freshcraft about 5 times now and every time we go it's just as great! Happy hour is grea, food is always spot on! Affordable and with a great tap beer selection, you can't go wrong!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Never Disappoints! Great food and great beer always my go to spot for a great evening or a wonderful happy hour after work."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Best beer bar in Denver... Especially when you throw in the amazing food."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Delicious food, excellent beer list (and wine and drinks!)"
    Dined on 2/8/2014