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About Freshcraft

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.

1530 Blake Street
Unit A
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

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

Cross Street:
16th St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 758-9608

Website:
http://www.freshcraft.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Metered parking is available on Blake St. Additional parking within walking distance is available in pay lots throughout lower downtown (LoDo) Denver.

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.

Executive Chef:
Lucas Forgy

Private Party Facilities:
Our back room may be reserved for private parties of 15 or more.

Private Party Contact:
Jason: (303) 758-9608

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Freshcraft Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Not impressed.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2016

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

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2016

Great selection of beer, Food and service are excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Orlando)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Good early evening outdoor patio with awesome beer

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 18, 2016

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

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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined on March 31, 2016

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Boise)·Dined on March 24, 2016

Fantastic beer geek bar, good food, great service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2016

We live in the neighborhood and love going to Freshcraft. The food is always great and service and staff are wonderful. I am totally addicted the pretzel bites with cheese sauce it is my favorite and I've had many. Great beer on Tap my husband total beer snob and they never disappoint. You just can't go wrong with this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2016

The food was INCREDIBLE! Combined with how faded we were, neither of us took a breath to eat..it was all completely smashed in 5 minutes!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Mediocre American fare in the over saturated Denver market. Good beer selection.

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