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Freshcraft

4.1
491 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great Beer
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
We serve upscale comfort food paired with great beer in a casual atmosphere. 25 Beers on Draft, Extensive Bottle & Can List and Full Bar.

Happy Hour every day from 3pm - 7-pm featuring $4.50 Draft Pints, $1 Snacks, discounted cocktails and house wine.

Service Industry Night Specials every Monday night from 7 pm - Close.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Hours Sunday-Thursday
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
Hours Friday-Saturday
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:00 am
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Phone number
(303) 758-9608
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lucas Forgy
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Private party facilities
Our back room may be reserved for private parties of 15 or more.
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Private party contact
Jason: (303) 758-9608
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th St
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Parking details
Metered parking is available on Blake St. Additional parking within walking distance is available in pay lots throughout lower downtown (LoDo) Denver.
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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.
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
What 491 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.5
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was ok. Service wasn’t great- sat at bar, bartender mixed up our order... twice!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always love coming here. The beer and food specials are top-notch and everything else on the menu is so delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Cozy little spot situated in the heart of downtown. When you walk in, its comfy and cute. Perfect for a ladies night out, with some great wine and beer choices. The food was reasonably priced for a downtown spot. Would definitely come back for the happy hour drinks.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

For a restaurant specializing in craft beer, their menu was pretty darn average. In addition their food was very mediocre - the schnitzel had zero taste, the spudpuppies had no flavor, etc. Not sure we'll be going back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We have dined at Freshcraft many times and this latest experience was quite odd. Server took our drink order and never returned. After 10-15 minutes I went to the hostess and asked for a server. Second server was very good. Hostess seemed flummoxed by the situation.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Freshcraft was fun. The seating in the booths in the longer, hallway-like area was nice and felt cozier than the front or the back areas. Service was great and the food was quite good. It was definitely pub-ish and the portions were well sized.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

A holiday get-together with family from New Mexico. I chose Freshcraft because of the varied menu and nice beer selection. Music (where we were sitting) was pretty loud, but since we all liked it, it wasn't a problem.

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1.0Dined on December 9, 2017

This place has gone way downhill, we used to love dining here. The food and service are horrible now

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place to drop-in and grab a bite before events at Pepsi Center. Meatloaf sliders and italian beef sammy were our picks of the evening - both great. Good selection of brews. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic place every time !! Food is phenomenal and the drinks are too

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3.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Not impressed.

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3.0Dined on August 2, 2017

They couldn't find the OpenTable reservation. The pork entree was substandard, but the steak salad was good. The beer selection was not what I expected

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2017

The service was very friendly, but our food took quite a bit longer than usual this time, and it wasn't that crowded. Not sure what happened, but all was good once it came.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2017

Used to have more vegan options - not there's only 1. It was WAY loud; not a pleasant dining experience

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2017

Our waitress forgot about us, about 45 minutes after we gave our order we had to get the manager, who comped our whole meal.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2017

We love the fried pi ckles and every special always amazes us! We were able to get speedy service to make it to a show and had a waiter who was flexible and helpful!

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2016

We particularly liked the variety of the menu and the small, medium and large plate options.

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2016

Pictures online were deceiving. This is a basic bar and grill. No ambiance. Food was average at best.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Our server was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, and the food was delicious. Great atmosphere overall -we'll be back!

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Good variety on the menu. Basic home cooking. Salads were FRESH

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Great selection of beer, Food and service are excellent!

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2016

Menu was promising, however service was slow and intermittent. Food was subpar, Steak frites served season less and fries were cold.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2016

I was in town for a few days visiting a few friends and wanted to treat them to a nice dinner on my last night. My friend had suggested we try Freshcraft after I told her I had already gone to Avanti.

The food was EXCELLENT! The brussels sprouts appetizer was superb and incredibly succulent. The burger was phenomenal. The service was nothing spectacular, but he was attentive, knowledgeable and honest. I always appreciate a server who is honest enough to tell me what the restaurant's signature dishes are without trying to sell me on what's most beneficial for the server or the restaurant. The whiskey list was broad and featured well-known whiskies as well as other craft whiskies.

The price point was reasonable and very affordable. Overall, if I'm ever in Denver again, I'll definitely be back to dine at Freshcraft!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Great beers and food! We went for a casual night out, and it was perfect for a great beer and sandwich.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2016

Freshcraft is a hard one to rate. We had reservations through Open Table and were seated quickly, but then it took a good ten minutes to be approached by a server, pushing us past the end of Happy Hour. Thankfully, Freshcraft has a grace period on that cutoff, unlike some restaurants, so at least that made up for the slow service.

Our server was amazingly knowledgeable about the various (and very numerous) beers on tap, which was awesome. So many establishments' servers don't have that ability, so I applaud that!

Our drinks were excellent, but our food was a little lacking. The fried pickles were very bland; and call me what you will, but a fried pickle needs ranch, not some fancy aioli. Leave the aioli for the nicer dishes. :-) Let's not try to dress a pig in pearls, friends. :-)

The steak in my steak frites was VERY good... but VERY close to well done. I ordered it medium rare and had maybe two bites with some semblance of pink in it, but we were late for a concert and didn't have time to have it remade. For a well done steak, though, it really was tasty.

We came back after our concert for drinks and a snack with friends and were surprised to find that they close at 11:30 on week nights. Never let it be said again that Oklahoma has nothing to do on a weeknight! At least our pubs and restaurants are usually open beyond that point! I'm no expert, but when the packed Pepsi Center empties, it's probably ideal to have more than one dive bar down the street left open if you want to keep those concert-goers around. But maybe that's a development yet to materialize in a rather newly fixed-up area?

All in all, it was a good experience and one I'd revisit again if in Denver. The problems that we did have seemed to be eagerly rectified by the servers when possible, or at least offered if we'd had the time to wait for it.

And if you're a craft beer enthusiast, you'll not be disappointed in their selection and knowledge of what they have on hand!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2016

We love Freshcraft the food is great and is the service is fabulous. My loves the beer choices. We live close so nice to be able to walk but the drive is definitely worth it.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2016

Food was exceptional. Service was lacking. Bartender was helping our waiter who brought our meal to the table. When asked to bring condiments for the meal like a salt and pepper shaker, the bartender completely ignored the request. Bartender was literally 10 feet in front and would not look our way. Took another 5 minutes to get waiters attention .

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2016

Freshcraft had a great beer selection and great food. We'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2016

It was a bit too loud. Food was amazing and we love meeting friends here.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2016

Excellent food and beer on tap! I had the pork belly hoagie, ale cheese soup and wings and they were all excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Great service, only thing I didn't like was the colslaw but everything else was amazing. The Rubin sand which was incredible! Our server was amazing as well and the vibe was friendly and laid back. I would go back next time I'm in downtown!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2016

We live in neighborhood Freshcraft is always good the burgers are great and the pretzel with that chese sauce to die for. My husband loves the beer choices. recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2016

The food excellent as always. There were times were waiting for server, but was extremely enjoyable for mammoth pre-game.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2016

Tavern atmosphere, bar food, good selection of beer. Service was fine although they seem to nickel and dime you with extras and substitutions.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2016

Good early evening outdoor patio with awesome beer

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2016

Great food!!!!! Nice server but extremely slow, might have been a busy night.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2016

We had a party of 8. We all ordered something different.
The food was so-so. It was super loud. We wanted to visit since
we hadn't seen each other in a long time. The beer selection was good.
We enjoyed sitting on the patio before dinner.
I had the vegetarian tacos. I wanted some protein so I ordered chicken with them.
Very weird tasting. Never had anything like this and it wasn't very good.
Fish taco or taco with beans for the vegetarians would be much better.
The mushrooms are not Southwestern Yuk
Waiter did a good job.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2016

Delicious and fun. Atmosphere perfect to relax before going to a concert.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2016

We've enjoyed meeting friends here several times. It's in a central location to the Denver Metro. They have good beer, food, and service. If we had one request it would be they dim the lights just so slightly in the back area, as it seems to be brighter than the rest of the restaurant. In general, you can’t go wrong here.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2016

Fantastic beer geek bar, good food, great service.

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