Freshcraft

4.5
504 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, good beer and good food

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very friendly and helpful staff. Yummy food and fantastic beer/liquor selection. We greatly enjoyed our visit!

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SW
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Ruben in town

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T
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, great martini. Food was good.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and of course the brews were amazing!

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FL
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, great beer and attentive service. One small complaint. I ordered a side salad instead of a side for what I was told would be an up charge, which is fine. I was actually give a $1 credit for no side and full charge on the salad. Had I known that would happen, for a dollar I would have gotten the side too.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very good. He had great recommendations for beer and food. Fun atmosphere without a high price tag.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food but service wasn’t great

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TC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 5 had a great time at Freshcraft. The food was great and our server, Haley, made some awesome recommendations. The pretzel bites were delicious and she recommended an awesome beer that paired really well with it. She kept an eye on us and was always there to refill our beverages or get us an extra dipping sauce. Truly great service! Will definitely be returning!!

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WT
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very tasty and creative. The owner came out and spoke with us and our server was very attentive and friendly. We ate outside as it was a nice day to enjoy the weather and experience the brisk activity that is LODO.

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M
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Freshcraft used to be one of my favorite restaurants downtown Denver, but we left quite disappointed last Saturday. We had to remind the server that we were still waiting for the beverage, but it still didn't arrive until after the food. We also asked for butter for the steak, but never received it. When clearing away the empty plates after the meals were finished we were asked by the server if we still wanted the butter, which was really strange.
Since my girlfriend and I met at Freshcraft 1 year ago, we were hoping that someone might acknowledge our anniversary, since we marked it when making our OpenTable reservation, but no such luck.

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a
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great lunch spot downtown. Excellent sandwiches, and if desired, a wide selection of beers. I tend to stay away from beer as falling asleep at my desk in the afternoon is frowned upon. :)

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was ordinary at best. The fried pickle appetizer was over cooked and meager for the price. We won’t go back there again. There was nothing “fresh” about Freshcraft.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

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

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PA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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CK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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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CP
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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J
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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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BC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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DB
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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M
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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

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j
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Not impressed.

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CT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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DC
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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OT
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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HG
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

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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MK
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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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D
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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GF
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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

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m
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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S
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of beer, Food and service are excellent!

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T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

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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AJ
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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IG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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HM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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PM
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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