Must have the pretzel bites.
Must have the pretzel bites. Good list of the well known craft brews around Denver.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Lucky enough to sit outside
Lucky enough to sit outside on a great spring day. Not many tables outside, but loved people watching while enjoying some good food and beer.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the food at Freshcraft.
Love the food at Freshcraft. Takes me back to my midwest roots. The beer selection is amazing as well.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and Service were very
Food and Service were very good. Great onion soup. I will be back.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food and beer. I liked that they offered small (half-sized) portions of the food. I had the White Rascal beer (recommended with my turkey and swiss sandwich) and found it very tasty.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time and
This was our first time and it will not be the last time by far. Loved everything about Freshcraft! The food was amazing the staff was wonderful and the decor fit Freshcraft perfect!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing entrees and a really
Amazing entrees and a really great selection of craft beers. Recommended by a local friend and we weren’t disappointed. We will definitley come back again when we return to Denver.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'll be back!
Foodcraft was quiet when we arrived, but by the time we left it was hoppin'. There were food and beer pairings on the menu. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. All in our party enjoyed our dining experience.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I visited Freshcraft on a dinner date with a girl-friend. We made reservations for 6:00 and the place wasn't all that busy. We sat at a table outside which was quite enjoyable in downtown Denver. The food was good, quite original. Most of the menu was pub food with a high end twist to it. The hash puppies were to die for though! Service was great. We had an overall lovely time.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Beer List
We had a great dinner with a waiter who knew his beer! Would definitely go back!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh food! Craft beer!
I love the menu small, medium and large dinner plate selections makes it easy for any size portions of food. Food is amazing new fresh ideas and the food is great!! Best craft beer place I have been with over 20 draft taps and seem like about 75 bottled beers can find anythign to go with the food! They even suggest on the menu what to pair with the food. Will keep going back again and again!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food & Beer perfection
Have been here more than a few times, and the service is always stellar. Their craft beer selection is outstanding and is on a constant rotation, so you will always find something new to try. Everything I've eaten and drank here has been delicious.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden in LoDo
Freshcraft is an amazing find. If you are tired of the clubs and bars around Lodo or just looking for something different and low key, Freshcraft is the place to be. They have a wide selection of brews and a great menu to choose from. We would recommend everything off their menu, from the Mac&Cheese with bbq beef with bourbon braised spinach to the Quinoa burgers. They provide excellent service with great atmosphere. Give them a chance and I'll guarantee you'll be back for more.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
In a city where everything has become truffle this and truffle that; Freshcraft has taken a bar food to a new level. The pretzel bites were awesome! We let our server know we were on our way to a show and he was sure to get us taken care of and out in plenty of time!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Place-Good Food and Beer
This is a great casual place to grab some good food. The beer selection is quite good. The wait staff was helpful and attentative. The waiter recommended getting the steak salad as a wrap. It was a great choice. The biggest challenge is finding a reasonably priced parking spot.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our new favorite
The chefs make use of sauces and seasonings that turn standard dishes into outstanding delights!
The servers are all personable, and really *know* the menu- very helpful with suggestions. The inside dining room is usually packed and it can get noisy, but if you get lucky you can dine on the patio- great when the weather is nice!
Be sure to check out the beer menu- lots of local gems!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our third time and I tried something different again food is great and will keep coming back again and again
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a beer
We enjoyed two afternoons there to take a break and have a beer. The beers are very good and cover a wide range of tastes. We only had the bretzel, which was good and enough for two as a snack in between. The seating area outside is fun although more or less on the street. Food can be purchased at a food truck with sustainable concept, looked very good, however we did not try it.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent beer list. Good
Excellent beer list. Good bar food. The pork tenderloin sandwich was huge.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
FreshCraft is one of my go-to restaurants in LoDo for any occasion. The tap-list of craft brews is fantastic...especially if you're an IPA fan. The food is fresh with a comfort food vibe but with a contemporary cuisine twist. The waitstaff is knowledgable & friendly. I may be biased as I know some Iowa Alum run the place...but it really is one of the best reasonably priced restaurants in Denver.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not a typical bar with typical bar fare. Good service with upscaled food but not overly priced.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again our experience was fabulous! We decided to catch up with some old friends at Freshcraft. The food was perfect for all of us and the selection of beer, wine and cocktails was exceptional. Whether you're looking for a place to catch up, a variety of brews, or just plain great bar food, Freshcraft is highly recommended. The food, drinks and service is far from just average.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh Craft is excellent
Great food and an enviable selection of Craft Beers and very artful cocktails.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch before the theater
Our good friends volunteer at the DCPA and frequently dine out downtown when they're working the theatre. They'd never tried Fresh Craft, but my husband and I had been there once and wanted to go back. We had matinee theater tickets, so we made lunch reservations for 4. The service was excellent; our server was friendly and knowledgable. Best of all the beer and the food were delicious. Our friends feel they have a new go-to restaurant on theater days and we confirmed our belief that Fresh Craft is a great spot for downtown dining.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great beer selection and food
Our reservation was ready when we arrived, we had a nice table in the back - away from most of the noise.
The waitress was very knowledgeable about the beers and helped steer me to one I enjoyed.
The food was excellent, however service was a little on the slow side.
We would recommend this restaurant to friends and will go back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been not just happy with the food here, but impressed every time. Certain items on the menu change slightly to add variety, chef special is always very creative and great. Also they have a great selection of beer from local breweries, which is a huge plus to pair with their awesome food.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun group outing at Freshcraft
Our group of 6 had a great time at Freshcraft after hitting museums Friday night. We arrived around 9 p.m. and were seated right away. Service was good, food was very good and they have some really cool, unique cocktails. I had the Strawberry Sazerac, which was a little too strong for me, but my friend drank it and he really loved it. It came with a hand-carved smoked ice cube, btw. We had the pretzel bites, charcuterie plate and my husband and I split the reuban. Everything was really good and not cookie-cutter. I would definitely go back.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great overall dining experience!
Freshcraft was truly fresh in every sense of the word. The friendly hostess greeted us as soon as we walked into the restaurant and seated us promptly. The place was quite busy as I'd expected (this came highly recommended by a foodie friend of mine) but yet still managed to be laidback and unpretentious. I did notice after a few minutes that it might be a tad bit noisy - enough for me to take 1 star away for ambience. The only other star taken off was for the long wait between us getting seated and our waiter showing up to take our drink orders. But that's really the extend of it! The rest of the time we were there was simply perfect. Oh, as for the food? It was superb and definitely lived up to the name & concept of the restaurant.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is delicious , hand crafted and as ached you can tell. The beer list is extensive and the servers are knowledgable!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed this
My wife and I enjoyed this restaurant and we were telling friends about it the next day. The beer list is sure to please even the most educated craft beer enthusiast. And the staff seemed knowledgeable about it all. The appetizers were amazing. Sauces were great. "Spudpuppies" are a must have item. If you are in the mood for some comfort food, then try this place.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had read a lot of mixed
I had read a lot of mixed reviews about Freshcraft. I'm glad I went & tried it out for myself. We were a table of 5. Our beers were brought quickly. Our waiter was such a pro that he didn't even have to write down our orders! You're a rock star, Matt! The food was delicious & the service was excellent.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty food with lots of options
They have small, medium, and large plates with very reasonable prices and lots of healthy alternatives. Every entree was delicious (had fish, quinoa cakes, and burger), and service was excellent as well.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before the baseball game.
We have been looking for a fun place to grab a bite before catching the Rockies. Found Freshcraft on Open Table and gave it a try. Turned out to be a great find. Close to the ballpark, great service and reasonable prices. The food was great and on the comfort side with something for everyone. I definetly will be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best beer bar in Denver... Make sure to ask for their rare beer menu. Some are a bit pricey, but you won't find them anywhere else in Denver or the surrounding area.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambiance
Great place. Second time there and will definitely be going back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is really diverse, and all of it looks good. Almost perfect (just a little bit cold with the door open).
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner!
They cover the gamut of craft beer and craft food! I always leave so stuffed it hurts... Go, enjoy... I promise you that you will!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is fantastic and the beers are out of this world! I made our Open Table reservations a week in advance because I anticipated (correctly) that they would get slammed after the Bronco game and it would fill up for the Sunday Night Football game which they had on the big screen. The Pretzel Turkey Baja Club sandwich was excellent as was the Nitro Pour Milk Stout on tap. I was sad to not see my favorite Macadamia Nut Crusted fish entree though. The rest of our table really enjoyed their selections as well. The sautéed garden vegetables side dish was excellent. We walked from our hotel a few blocks away which opened up the dessert tap options significantly. Sigh.... I can't wait to do it again!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant came highly recommended from a friend, so I tried it while visiting Denver. Service and ambiance were great, but I wasn't blown away by the food. My main dish (Red Mac & Cheese) left much to be desired. Everything was very heavy and slightly bland. Skip dinner & just enjoy the beer selection. Oh and DO get a vodka mule, YUM!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decent beer selection
Was recommended by a cohort who lives in town. Good craft beer selection, interesting menu. Service was fairly quick although the waiter was a wee bit distracted. Probably would have had one more beer if he had come around a bit more frequently. Short walk to the Pepsi center was the primary reason for the selection.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
quinoa cakes were awesome. Green beans cooked just right... Lots of fresh veggies prepared correctly.
Keep up the good work!
Only thing that kept it from a five star was the noise level of the people. Not really their fault but maybe some sound baffling is needed inside.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seems to be a higher level focus on healthy menu items and accommodating varied diets (e.g. Vegan, Raw, etc..).
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Denver spot for craft beer
You're sure to find some rare craft beers when you visit, and if you're really adventurous, ask to see the Reserve List! Food is truly great for a beer-focused place. Check taplister for what they have on tap right now - they keep it updated to the minute!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chose this as a pre concert dinner venue, glad that we made reservations as there was a line when we arrived at 6 on a Saturday night!!! Server was great, food was great and not too big portions, choice of beers etc was amazing
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
After hearing that Freshcraft was the place to go in downtown Denver, I made a reservation for my husband's birthday and we weren't disappointed. The food was awesome, but our waiter was the real treasure. He knew the beer list backwards and forwards and was able to point my husband to exactly what he was looking for. We will definitely be back, especially for the ale cheese soup.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lunch Spot
The menu was diverse and the food was delicious. Loved the roasted vegetables!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beer...its what's for dinner
Beer...its what's for dinner and this is the place. Oh, the food is an excellent compliment.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having eaten at Freshcraft on several occasions, I chose to go there before going to a play. The food is always top quality and very affordable and the informal atmosphere is relaxed. Nothing too snobby. The service was excellent too. We had the fried pickles, the best I have ever had. Freshcraft makes all of their own ingredients in-house including the pickles. I had a bourbon and the rocks and paid $1 for a smoked ice cube. It added a slight smoky flavor the bourbon and was awesome. The chefs are creative, the food and service are great and atmosphere is relaxed.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose Freshcraft in advance because of its unique menu; that's the bodacious part. We were pleasantly surprised at how subtle yet richly present their flavors are. Rich meals at value pricing. Great beer and cider selection. A touch noisy for this aging guy but then the night we were there we contributed to that…
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Much needed neighborhood bistro
With more than enough over the top fine dining restaurants in the Lodo area, this neighborhood bistro is a welcome change. The atmosphere is very relaxed with a mix of local families, larger group in the back & couples. The service was great from the hostess to waitress & even the manager just checking in. We had the mussels, streak frites & sliders and it was all delicious, especially the super crispy French fries (ate every single piece & some of the wife's). The prices are really reasonable with the entrees under $20, I would highly recommend Freshcraft we will definitely be back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM