Bao Brewhouse

4.3
199 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
(ONE AND A HALF HOUR TIME LIMIT) (MASKS REQUIRED) All "Regular Table" reservations are for the Tea Room (upstairs). If you want to sit in the Tap Room (downstairs) please book "Counter" or "High Top" section. Tap Room reservations are for 5 to 8 people only.

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, 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 focus on natural wine and a tea-centric cocktail program to satisfy even the most adventurous of palates. The Tea room is open from Wednesday through Saturday with a live DJ every night giving the room a not-so-stuffy feeling.

Experiences

  • The Tap Room (Downstairs)

    Multiple dates available

    (ONE AND A HALF HOUR TIME LIMIT) In the Tap Room (downstairs), you will find service via QRL codes or counter service, Chinese street food inspired fare and a local rotating draft list. If you prefer seating in our Tea Room (upstairs), please go back and select a Standard or Bar table. Tap room is open Tuesday thru Sunday from 12:00 pm till midnight. Tap Room is first come, first serve with reservations for only parties of 5 to 8 people. (MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE RESTAURANT)
  • The Tea Room (Upstairs)

    Multiple dates available

    (ONE AND A HALF HOUR TIME LIMIT) In our Tea Room (upstairs), you will find a more traditional dining experience with a twist. The Tea Room menu and ambiance lend to more curated and intimate fair, with a vast tea selection ranging from herbal to puer, a thoughtfully selected wine list with a focus on natural wine and a tea-centric cocktail program to satisfy even the most adventurous of palates. The Tea room is open from Wednesday thru Saturday, 5:00 pm till midnight, with a live DJ every night giving the room a not-so-stuffy feeling (we call it high energy fine dining). If you prefer to reserve the Tap Room (downstairs), please go back and select either a Counter or High-top table. (MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE RESTAURANT)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 199 people are saying
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HeatherB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and sat in the taproom. Loved the atmosphere and the fact that we could order separately on our phones since we were with a large party and didn’t have to worry about how to split the check at the end of the meal. Food was delicious. Beers are fun. Would def go back!

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Nikole
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We loved everything we ordered! The service was fast? But ordering through the online portal was tricky at first. We would definitely go back!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your evening. The QRL code can be a little difficult to get use to but I swear once you do it once you will become very efficient. Cant wait for you to come back and try more of our menu. We also have the tea room available where you have a server and order normally if you want to try that experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Kicked us out after we ordered a round of drinks on my birthday because of their f up

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 3 days ago

If I remember correctly we didn't kick you out. You just were at your table for over 2.5 hours and we had other guests that were needing to sit down. We bought you a round of drinks at the bar for the inconvenience of having to give up your table. We also bought you a round of shots for your birthday. Sorry you felt that you were kicked out on your birthday thats the last thing we would want you to feel. Hopefully you can understand our situation.

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SK2002
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tea room was such a fun vibe! Service and food was great.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 3 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed the vibe. We work really hard on trying to create something unique. Hopefully you come back soon to see what else we have in store.

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Ando
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great - the cocktails were delicious - and the food was amazing. Great music and the vibe upstairs in the tea room was perfect. Highly recommend!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 3 days ago

Ando, Thanks for coming in and glad you enjoyed your experience. We put a lot of time and effort into trying to create something fun for everyone. Hope to see you again soon and spread the word.

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LouiseW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

The music was way too loud, it was like eating in a dance club. The lighting was too low hard to see what you were eating and to read the menu. The waitress was good doing her best. The first three bottles of wine we picked were out of stock.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on November 18, 2021

Louise, We are currently reworking our wine list, hence why we are out of somethings. Sorry you did not enjoy the ambiance or our restaurant. The music is supposed to be a little louder than a normal restaurant and the light a littler lower. I would say we aren't any where near dance club level but I can understand why you would say that. We call in high energy dining. We wanted it at a point so you can enjoy the music and dance in your seat but also be able to talk to the guest around you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so so so good. Everyone in the group was very impressed by how good it was. Also great vibes.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on November 18, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your experience please spread the good word and we hoped to have you back again soon.

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vipfoodie
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good but the experience (due to glitchy software) was just 3 stars. We ended up with dishes we didn’t want because their was no way to remove it from the cart. The software locked me out and I wasn’t able to access it again. Hopefully the software developers pay attention to these reviews. Otherwise we enjoyed the food. The bar choices were limited.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on November 18, 2021

Foodie, You could have always asked for help. We are always here for you to if you are having issues with Toasts software. When in doubt we can always go the old fashion way or solve any problem that you are having. Not sure why you thought the bar choices were limited. We have a full bar and an extensive beer list. We also have our tea room which is full service if the app isn't for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Unique and original atmosphere and dining experience. Food was okay, portion small, and price high. Great location for before games at the arena.

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Msor
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome new spot. Great bartending. Will be making this my new go to spot!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 3 days ago

Glad we are your new spot. We love when we create regular customers. Get to know your bartenders, they love to buy people drinks. Hope to see you again soon.

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RobertB
Indiana
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a venue designed for a younger clientele. I didn’t feel uncomfortable, I felt more like a grandfather. That said, i encourage everyone to try it. The food is not what I would describe as traditional Chinese, but very good. Service was great!

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sondv
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

overall pretty happy with my experience. the food was delicious and the portion sizes were decent & filling. the presentation of the food and drinks were amazing as well! i loved how easy it was to make changes/substitutions to each dish through the online menu, however I feel the menu did a poor job of describing some of the dishes. the seating was okay in the high top area, after about 20 minutes it became pretty uncomfortable though. i would definitely like to visit again and try the tearoom!

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KaitlynK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The music was a bit too loud lol but overall experience was great

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kaku
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really liked our time here! The food was amazing, the timing was great, and we loved the general experience. I was hoping it would be a bit quieter upstairs, but it wasn't unruly. The tea at the end was the highlight!

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vipKobiDan
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Overhyped and overpriced for what it was.

Was really looking forward to this one but walked away disappointed. Despite reservation their seating process for the tea room upstairs was a complete mess with multiple people upset. Need to get their systems in stride for sure.

Server was nice but food service was also a mess with food going to wrong tables at a steady clip.

When the food did come I must say the Big on the Pig was excellent. But the cheese Rangoon with “COLOSSAL CRAB” were insulting - $20 for plain cream cheese wontons that did not match the flavor description at all and the little amount of crab was equal to about two shaved almonds per - it was in no way a “crab” item much less a colossal one - felt like we got fleeced with that order. Shameful. The short rib noodle entree was fine, and the cocktails were decent. Can’t even recall what other entree we had.

While there I heard a manager explain to another couple that the upstairs was an upscale and elevated dining experience - no way! I personally would not go here again but if someone was to go I would recommend they just try the bar downstairs so that the expectations match the experience.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 3 days ago

Sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us. You must have caught us on an off night. Normally our reservations and tables run very smooth. Colossal Crab is a very expensive type of crab meat that we place on top of the wontons. I'm sorry you felt like you got "fleeced", we price the order based on what we pay for the crab meat, its pricey. The reason we say the upstairs is upscale is its an easy way for us to differentiate between our two floors and explain the experience you receive.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two moms here on a night out and we really enjoyed our dinner! Diego was our wonderful server who took the time to explain the drinks and dinner menu thoroughly. He made some great recommendations based on our taste preferences and everything was delicious (and quickly served). I can’t rave enough about the dim sums but what took the cake was their Kung Pao fried rice - with an array of perfectly cooked mushrooms and just the perfect amount of kick in the spices. The true, authentic flavors and the specialty cocktails were amazing. I cannot wait to go back again!

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KurtM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Cool spot. If you get a window table theyre a pretty cool set up. Food is family style. Dumplings were very good. Service was a bit slow for a smaller space at that price point. All said decent place for a special occasion.

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DoryP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was too loud to have a conversation with more than the person right next to you. The food needs a lot of work. The soup dumplings were not soup dumplings at all. They were panfried with no liquid inside. The hot and sour soup was way too intense and inedible to me. Did like the vegan dumplings. Those were good, but the wagyu fried rice was also way overseasoned with very little rice and very saucy. Wanted to love this place, but it fell short. With an improvement of the recipes and ratios, it could be great. Cocktails and beer were great!

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vipfluxxy
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining at a place like this. The downstairs, more casual area kinda has shared high top tables for the most part. I had a reservation for 3 and we ended up getting a little separate 4 person table, which I much prefer. But they also have an upstairs restaurant that’s set up more traditional.
For the food and drinks, you actually order from an app on your phone and can keep an open tab going. It’s easy to have separate checks for everyone with you, if you prefer to go that route. The food and drinks came out quite fast and everything was really delicious and enjoyable. I actually enjoyed the app ordering experience; there wasn’t a server constantly checking on us, interrupting the meal, but people came by to deliver food/drinks enough that you could easily stop and ask them for anything you might need. Would definitely come back. Fun and unique experience for me.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place! Food was good and the servers were nice. It was a little awkward that only half our food came out. I had hoped it would be a little more coordinated so that all the food ordered for a table would come out together. The table was a little too small, so we did feel a bit cramped. Other than that, we had a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing! Waygu fried rice!!

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vipcassidyb
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious but was not a huge fan of either of the cocktails I tried. Ambiance was fun and energetic. Would be the perfect spot for a group or as an intimate date. Service was amazing. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and answered our questions thoroughly. Will definitely be back.

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DAVIDS
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Music was way too loud. I don't know why restaurant owners think it is a good thing that you basically have to yell accross a table for other people to hear you. Good food, helpful staff but probably won't go back just because of the music. Almost left when we sat down, and in retrospect wish we had just because of the loudness of the music.

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Cheesegirl
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food is interesting, tasted good and kind of what I was expecting. Although, I asked for everything no spice and I got food I thought was spicy so not entirely sure if my requests were even received.
The app for ordering decided it was not going to serve food so we had to ask about that.
Reservation system is confusing having never been there, I had no idea where I should've tried to sit.
Staff was helpful and nice for the most part.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Food wasn’t very tasty, slightly overpriced as well. The ambiance was great though! Probably wouldn’t return.

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Kashka
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere~ Looking forward to coming back for some Snapper!

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Krystal
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food and drinks, but terrible service. The servers didn’t seem to want to do any work… They to neglected to bus tables, check-in on their tables, and didn’t know how to prioritize their tasks on hand (example: one folded napkins instead of delivering drinks). The only person who seemed to do work was the bartender. He was the MVP. I also found this restaurant guilty of cultural misappropriation due to their choice of movies they played. Be better.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for your concern and comments. We are working better to improve our systems and to make sure guest get the level of service they deserve. The downstairs tap room is meant to be very services-less, kind of like a quick service restaurant. Tea room provides a more traditional dinning experience. The owner loves old school kung fu movies and wu tang. Hence why we only play kung fu movies on our tv. Not sure where the cultural misappropriation comes from but thank you for your concern.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was terrible food, terrible service.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 20, 2021

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the food or the service. We are working diligently to provide a superior product for our guests. Hopefully you will give us another chance to redeem ourselves.

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DukeT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was ok at best. But way way over priced.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 20, 2021

Sorry you felt the food was over priced. We have more affordable prices in the tap room. If you want to try that on your next experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Do yourself a favor, order from your local Chinese restaurant and stay home…

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 20, 2021

Sorry you did not enjoy your experience at our restaurant. We work very hard to provide a superior product and an entertaining time. Sounds like staying at home is more your speed.

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YouKnowOurGroup
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great vibes and Diego was the best! Lots of great veg options. The DJ was super fun. Our birthday celebration was maybe a little more rowdy than other groups but they made us feel welcome and we had an awesome time!

Again, Diego rocks!

I'm old but a young person in our group said "this is a vibe" and it sounded like a nice compliment.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you for writing us a rave review. We are glad you had a great time celebrating your bday. The comment the young person said in the group is exactly what we are trying to achieve. Our VIBE is very important to what we provide at our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon and we loved having your group.

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vipBellaItalia
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was very good. The music was loud rap and just far too annoying. Also, nearly every restaurant downtown has its waitstaff wearing masks. No one in Bao Brewery was wearing masks, and virtually everyone was under 30. I really felt like I was in a frat house rather than a restaurant.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you for your review. You visited us on our Wu Tang and Wing night. Wednesday our music vibe is all old school hip hop. If that's not the style of music you like I would suggest coming back on another night. We follow all the guidelines given by the State and the City when it comes to Covid restrictions and we do everything to make sure our employees and guest are safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Good food not great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Not great for solo dining, but a fun experience to share plates with a small group.

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cheante
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our food was excellent. Tea ceremony was a nice touch. Especially for my pregnant friends birthday! Great and helpful waiter. We will be back for sure.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are glad you got to experience our tea service. It is one of our favorite things to present to our guests. It's nice to hear you had a great time and will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bao brewhouse is a sensory overload, in the best way! There is artwork and neons on the walls, a gorgeous chandelier, tea inspired cocktails, and don’t get me started about the soup dumplings! They are SO GOOD. 10/10 would come back. The people working there are incredibly cool and good looking. Highly recommend going to Bao for a casual bite, or a celebration.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 21, 2021

I'm glad you enjoyed your experience at Bao. Our entire staff works very hard everyday to make sure we provide an amazing experience for every guest. We hope to see you again soon.

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Foodie96
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate in the tap room for lunch. They have a pick 2 special everything was so delicious. I think I found my new lunch spot.

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CarolDanvers
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was fantastic. That food was really great. One warning is that most things are prepared spicy but they have an option to order them not spicy on the app which made everything perfect for our group. Would go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Beautiful ambiance. However it appears management is lacking, we arrived with a reservation and when we started to order we were informed that 5 out of the 9 main courses on the menu were out of stock. We then left, would’ve liked to have returned another night on our trip to Denver, but customer service was lacking.

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AlexC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was fine but except for noodles food was pretty mediocre. Got the crab bao bun but bun was not the same as the tofu bun and was very heavy. Overall it was overpriced and not a good value. Won’t be back.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on October 5, 2021

Alex, Sorry our food was mediocre in your mind. We work very hard to try and put out a superior product. The Crab Roujiamo that you had is not actually a bao bun. It is a totally different type of sandwich. It is a very popular street food sandwich in China and could be considered the first hamburger. I'm sorry you were confused and though you were ordering a bao bun. We also have the upstairs tea room menu if you are looking to level up. Would love for you to try the Tea Room menu.

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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 199 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.