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Bao Brewhouse, Denver, CO

Bao Brewhouse

4.3
4.3
384 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Tea Room (Upstairs) Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - Midnight
Tap Room (Downstairs) Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00PM - Midnight (Walk in only)

(ONE AND A HALF HOUR TIME LIMIT)

Bao Brewhouse is a multi-concept restaurant, the first floor is known as the tap room, in which you will find service via QRL codes, WALK-IN'S ONLY, Chinese street food inspired fare and a local rotating draft list. The second floor is known as our Tea Room, there you will find a more traditional dining experience with a twist. The Tea Room menu and ambiance lend to more curated and intimate affair, with a vast tea selection ranging from herbal to puer, a thoughtfully selected wine list with a tea-centric cocktail program to satisfy even the most adventurous of palates. The Tea room has a DJ every open night giving the room a not-so-stuffy feeling.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Tap Room Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tea Room Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 324-8675

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Pedrianes

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    Larimer Square and 14th

  • Parking details

    Larimer Square offers free valet parking at the corner of 15th and Larimer

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 384 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was an anniversary dinner I would have spent twice as much if the service was better the host and check in set a high bar then the sever was wordy and slow wanted to try so much more of there food and ther awesome cocktails ! Guess I’ll just try them next time.
  2. AK

    AudreyK

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Disaster of a business lunch. XLB were flavorless and cold. Brussel sprouts undercooked. Chicken VERY undercooked (medium rare!) and inedible. Rice was overcooked and mushy. Honestly, had I not been out with a colleague for the first time, I would have sent nearly everything back. Service was fine, but you have to order online, so they were only there to obsessively fill our water glasses. Bless them, this was not their fault
  3. NM

    NMcpa

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent vibe. Great music and DJ to provide a great ambience. We were in the tea room. It would have been good to have the waiter to suggest the snapper which is for multiple ppl to share. By time we found out we had order multiple items. The music was a bit loud so difficult to communicate with the waiter . They need a dance floor bc the DJ Andrew was playing the best music and I could have worked off some of the calories with a few dances. :) Would definitely visit again if I’m in town.
  4. G

    Glamb

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was cold and room forever to come out Server had too many tables It was expensive for the small amount of food we got DJ came on at 730 and was really loud Not sure we will be back

    Bao BrewhouseResponded 6 days agoHi "Glamb" We are sorry to hear that your service was not up to our standards or yours. We do try to be very transparent about the fact that we have live music Thursday-Saturday from 7:30-close and apologize that it was intrusive to your dining experience. As far as your food being cold and poor service, there is no excuse for that. We would love to send a gift card so you could join us again when we are fully & properly staffed. Baobrewhouse@gmail

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great appetizers before a sports event. The Sichuan prawn skewers and char sui bao were our favorites
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Not the caliber of service I was expecting for the price. Cocktails were great, but some of the dishes were missing seasoning.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was incredible- I am new to the city and this is definitely going to be a place I keep coming back to often!
  8. CH

    CeciliaH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was remarkable and I loved the inside of the restaurant. They had a DJ playing and it was a bit too loud for us. I had also marked we were celebrating a birthday but that was never acknowledged, which was surprising since they ask if there’s a special occasion.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great pre-show location. Dim sum is yummy!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great spot for dinner. Unfortunately, not easily Accessible for those who are handicapped.
  11. FR

    FeydRautha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    For a restaurant that has "Bao" in their name, their dimsum is extremely subpar. Kind of suspect that the majority of their dumpling offerings are frozen and mass produced off site. Their Peking duck was dry and overdone. The only saving grace was the Short rib Spicy noodle dish. I'm more than happy to spend 185$ on a high end dinner for two but the quality of the meal here is not reflected in the price. Mitch our server was very attentive and provided quality service. The ambiance is nice as well... Just wish the cuisine matched.
  12. TA

    TamiA

    Denver

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    First you order everything on your phone…. No service. You order they deliver as it is made, everything comes out whenever. Can’t complain about anything… you don’t have a server and they drop and run. They must do this because the food is so bad…. Had crab Rangoon and a Philly cheesesteak appetizer… over fried, very “crunchy” and dry. The had garlic fried rice, needed soy sauce. Had soft shell crab Bao and it was over fried and tasted like a biscuit. The pork meatball skewers were inedible!!! DRY DRY DRY… they were gross! We could not eat them… we each had one meatball and left the rest. But nothing could be done because we had no service/server. There are so many GREAT restaurants around that area… EAT SOMEWHERE ELSE!
  13. CR

    CarR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks, service, and restaurant were fantastic!
  14. NG

    NikkiG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My only bit of feedback is they do not let you split the bill which kind of sucked but everything else made it five stars.
  15. JJ

    JeremyJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here has no idea what to expect. The overall feel of the place was great. Our server was great at explaining the menu and how best to order. The food was delicious. Upstairs in the tea room they had a DJ, it was a tad loud, but he played some great music.
  16. BR

    BenR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was expensive and not spectacular. There are better and cheaper places to get good bao and spicy wontons. Also, service was slow. They have QR codes at the table to order w/out a server, so I guess the servers assume they're not needed. Won't be back.
  17. KM

    KymM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    The food and service were great but this is a restaurant (tea room?) and not a nightclub!! The DJ was playing music so loud at only 7pm that we were shouting at each other across the table! It was ludicrous! We asked them to turn it down, as did others, and they turned it down a notch which was like 10% better. It was supposed to be a special birthday dinner and it was really spoiled by the noise of the music.
  18. JZ

    theJZA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated in a lovely corner booth upstairs, which made me happy I put a reservation rather than just show up. We were on a tight timetable (heading down the mall to the Paramount) and they knocked it out of the park getting so much food out that quickly. Presentation was fantastic. Loved to individually plated soup dumplings brightly decorated octopus. Don't ignore the "sides" menu because the brussel sprouts w/ pork belly was a table favorite. Loved all the food we tried and had some fun cocktails. All-in-all, a great first visit to this spot.
  19. BW

    BenW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful date night place! We went for our 18th wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. Great background music to start and an even better DJ at around 7:00 pm. We got 5 different Dim Sum options and a full entree. I was not disappointed by a single one!
  20. JE

    JoeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, I order out downstairs all the time. Sitting in the tea room is cool styling experience. The servers are friendly. Food is great.
  21. ST

    ShannaT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was delicious. The flavors of the dishes were perfect. This was the second time eating here and we will definitely be back. We had 4 starters dishes and 3 entrees between 4 of us which left us with a small amount to take home.
  22. BD

    BaoDown

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The xiao long bao were very tasty, as were the char siu bao. The garlic fried rice was a bit soggy (too much sauce), but decent. Our main server was MIA at the beginning of the night, then came by sporadically after our food was brought to us. Upstairs dining was quite "the scene," with loud music and very dim lighting. While this is a suitable aesthetic for the cocktail bar/lounge area of the restaurant, it wasn't ideal for conversing and for seeing our food.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Self service is next level and I’m here for it. We ate in the tap room (different menu options than the Tea Room) The food was incredible and I can confidently say the best I’ve ever had. If you don’t get the Baos what are you doing with your life. The noodles are a flavor bomb that makes your eyes roll back. Order everything from your phone and the staff will make sure you have plenty of water and run the food as often as it’s ready. Truly a must have experience for anyone going to Denver. Get it all, you’re welcome.
  24. H

    Hoolitabuelita

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Great food but the high volume of music made it feel like a night club. My partner and I had to shout our conversation. Would have enjoyed it more if the music was a little lower. Service was great.
  25. JM

    JonathanM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was scrumptious and the service was phenomenal. I can’t wait to go back. Perfect for special occasions.
  26. MS

    MaryS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    If I came back here, I would order more from the starter/dim sum menu. We enjoyed these items.
  27. MP

    MonicaP

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious with awesome service
  28. R

    Reviewer

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Super expensive. Good, but man.....90 bucks for four small appetizers?

    Bao BrewhouseResponded on August 16, 2022"Reviewer", We are sorry to hear that the cost dictated a low review regardless of the 4 star rating on how great the food was! We base our pricing on cost and location. In todays world it can be hard to source the quality ingredients we pride ourselves on. We hope that it doesn't deter you from coming to give us another try. We appreciate your review & business and will definitely take it into consideration to do what we can to make this a place everyone can enjoy. Best, Bao Brewhouse

  29. TS

    TracyS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Asian cuisine I have ever had! Cool vibe in a great place with historic value.
  30. r

    ruthie

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, drinks and service. Knowledgeable staff regarding the menu.
  31. MS

    MSMR

    Tallahassee

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for a work event and this was the perfect way to end our trip as a team. Very quick service-- a great, full bar and quality cocktail menu. Xiao long bao soup dumplings and shumai were the perfect starter. Between the Peking duck, duck noodles and fried rice, we all thoroughly stuffed ourselves. We're very glad we found this place and would happily come back!

    Bao BrewhouseResponded on August 16, 2022DSGA, Thank you so much for a lovely review. Taking the time to leave such a detailed response to your experience is more helpful than you know and we would be thrilled to have you back sometime soon. All the best and much appreciation, Bao

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New favorite place downtown! The food was delicious. We wanted to try more but were so full. We made reservations for the tea room upstairs. Check out the menus between the two (walk in vs tea room) to see what you want as they seem to be a little different. It is served family style so going with a bigger group could be fun to try even more dishes. Every dish had so much flavor and were all different. We got the: big on the pig, beef xiao long bao, Kobe beef short rib dumplings, char siu bao and the green beans. The only one we wouldn’t get again would be the soup dumplings simply because they are a little bigger than traditional ones so harder to eat, but the sauces are so good. Highly recommend checking it out for fun food and good vibe.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    The wait for the food was extremely long. One dish would come out and we had to wait 20 mins for something else to come out. Our group didn’t get their food at once so some had to wait a while after others ate. Our server also kept forgetting things, almost like she didn’t put in the order for some things. It was not a great experience.
  34. a

    alschnells

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our experience! Great atmosphere!
  35. JK

    JamiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, mind blowing food, can't wait to go back to try the tea room!
  36. AS

    AnnS

    Boise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    Our chicken skewers were raw, the rice tasted like it was the day before and the AC was so cold it was miserable.
  37. TR

    TRavisM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dumplings are fire. Great service, fun party scene
  38. ED

    EmilyD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service! Just stopped for dim sum before an event
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Total flop! When we arrived for a 7:45 reservation we were told the group before us was overstaying their welcome. They sat us in the tap room to have some drinks while we waited. Fast forward 45 minutes, we were still waiting on our table and had asked the host team if we should order food downstairs or continue to wait for our table. They never gave us a straight answer and sent us some complimentary stale shrimp chips which someone in our party was not able to have due to a shellfish allergy (which they failed to ask about). We were eventually sat at our table in the tea room well over an hour after our reservation. Our server was very short in his interactions and clearly in the weeds the entire time. The only redeeming quality was the food. But allot yourself at least 3 hours if you plan on having dinner here 👎
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing date night spot, best dumplings in denver and great cocktails too

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bao Brewhouse using the Order Online button. Bao Brewhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 324-8675.

Bao Brewhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bao Brewhouse

1317 14th St, Denver, CO 80202-1703

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Larimer Square and 14th

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Tap Room Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Tea Room Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Chinese, Asian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Larimer Square offers free valet parking at the corner of 15th and Larimer

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Pedrianes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

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