Freshcraft
Freshcraft

Freshcraft

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.freshcraft.com/
  • Phone: 3037589608
  • 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: Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • 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 3037589608
  • 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!
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Freshcraft reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (25)vibrant bar scene (24)great for lunch (23)good for groups (19)late-night find (13)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (6)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Extensive Beer list
    Aspen
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    If you want a place that can pair great beer with great food this is the place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food awful guests distract
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food and service was good; however, three seemingly heavily drinking couples let their screaming kids run around the back of the restaurant. I know the waiters and waitresses wanted to say something, but it seems like they were uncomfortable. I would have really liked the manager go to them and politely asked to control their children. Unfortunately do to this we will probably never go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great beer!
    Mks27
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love the vast selection of beers on tap and being able to watch Iowa games. Steakhouse salad was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This is by far one of the best beer bar's in Denver. They always have a great selection of interesting an rotating beers. On top of that their food is spectacular and the staff is always helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the beer, stay for...
    KSHFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The pretzel bites with cheddar sauce, and the french onion soup! Plus a fun ambiance and good service. We had a good night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh craft August 2014
    MiamiQVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Jason was an excellent server. Food was good butt too much bread on wrap and sandwiches and pork was dry. Good beer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Denver
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have lived in Denver for over a year and this was the best find thus far. Excellent pork belly and pork schnitzel! You can't go wrong here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent
    momster
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We've been here several times over the last few years and it has always been a very good experience. We enjoy the large selection of draft beers and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local startup
    panuru
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is a great place to bring a date. It's lively, but not so noisy that you can't hear each other without a bullhorn or PA system. The beer and wine list is great for such a small place, and the food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had delicious food and the beer list was great. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful night
    drinkitup
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Freshcraft proved to be a wonderful selection for a date night. The ambiance was very nice, and suited exactly to a nice date night not over the top romantic but lit to where your primary focus was on your date. The Beer, Wine, and Spirits selection was stellar and exactly what you would expect from a place trying to set themselves a part from the competition. The food was well prepared and overall quite good, I would not say that is is stellar but it was quite good, and I will definitely keep this place on my short list. Finally the service, Freshcraft's staff was impeccable, from the waiter's presentation, to the expediters ensure prompt delivery of your food, the staff helps to separate this place from many other restaurants in LoDo.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Moving to Denver from Phoenix we stopped at Freshcraft. Food choices were good and drink choices were good also.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Food!
    luvthefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    Christian
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Menu with interestingly different choices, so you are not restricted to the "usual fare." Great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pairings
    SamchildVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad I Found You
    Franktown
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Freshcraft
    love2dineout
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Beer Pairings
    moosechili
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Beer List Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Reasonably-priced, well-made food and a great selection of beer. I bring lots of people here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great beer and food
    Momoftilly
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    fun variations on old staples and delicious beers, everyone in our group enjoyed themselves, very casual, kids with families
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still good!
    DCS1VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome beer list :)
    myers509
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food is always solid and fit for vegetarians and the beer list is great :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    luvthefoodVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Shodansam
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite bar and restaurant!
    Mbtek
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 289 reviews are from the Freshcraft reviews archive.
  • A Sure Bet
    Kate
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I come here for their craft beer selection and the garlic chili chicken wings. You gotta try them. Best in town!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a joy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We've been coming to Freshcraft since they opened and we have never been dissapointed. Service, food, and atmosphere is always good here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place for a leisurely meal
    cedy
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good pre game spot
    AvsFan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first impression.
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Here4Beer
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Awesome beer selection and excellent food! So glad I decided to try this place with out-of-town guests!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place before an Avs game
    froggie1013VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beer selection only positive
    DK12
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Craft Beer Week
    TraciP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple, delicious food
    Tommy
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster service, mediocre food.
    downtownconciergeVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Find
    bowman
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great beer menu, ok food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic