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Bao Brewhouse, Denver, CO

Bao Brewhouse

4.5
4.5
459 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
Tea Room (Upstairs) Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - 11:00pm
Tap Room (Downstairs) Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 11:00pm (Walk in only)
Monday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (Walk in only)

(RESERVATIONS FOR THE TAP ROOM ARE ONLY AVAILABLE DURING LUNCH HOURS)
(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 QR 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 Thursday - Saturday giving the room a not-so-stuffy feeling.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 39 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–10:00 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 459 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We ordered the Soup Dumpling Pork Bao and the noodles stuck on to the bamboo tray. When we pulled the dumplings off, the bottom broke and all soup dropped through. Other than that, everything was great!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Abigail, she was amazing! We were celebrating our friends birthday and the moment she greeted our table we knew we were going to be well taken care of. She walked us through the sake’s and teas. Gave us honest opinions and when she had the time, chatted a little bit with us too. It really felt like we were visiting a friend at work. Great service! Nick, the bartender that night also came over when I asked for a gin cocktail but bartenders choice and clarified taste buds and what I liked and then came up with the most deeeeelicious gin drink I’ve ever had. 10/10 experience, we’ll definitely be back 😎
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The soup dumplings were all broken before we ever got them. They had no soup and it was obvious they were not fresh. The tea was good though.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So tasty. Best vibe, house dj usually playing music. Short rib dumplings are tdf. Will always recommend.
  5. S

    Sandy

    Denver

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun experience. Wish they had more seating available during the daytime. Mushroom dumplings for a little bland. Could’ve used some sauce with the chicken skewers.
  6. D

    Dakine5280

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was innovative and very well prepared. Service was attentive but not intrusive. My only disappointment was there was no recognition for the special occasion we were celebrating even though I communicated it in advance. The experience overall was excellent though!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been excited to try this place for a while and it completely lived up to the expectation! The vibe was incredible and the food was phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back
  8. B

    Britt

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local spot with an amazing vibe. Really love the upstairs Tea Room. Food, drinks and service are excellent.
  9. W

    William

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great service and the music although a tough loud was great. Would highly recommend it.
  10. A

    Anna

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I was in the Tea Room. Ambiance is great, very pretty environment with the lanterns. The service was not great (all the waitresses were new) and the food was not greater either. We got the soup dumplings, and they were very sad and deflated with no soup inside. We got the Peking duck and it was not crispy whatsoever, and didn’t even taste like Peking duck. For the price, the food should have been much better. Overall I wouldn’t recommend for the food or service, but I’d recommend for the ambiance.
  11. LC

    LisaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food was overcooked, salty and over seasoned. No authentic flavors. Service was ok, had to ask multiple times for serving spoons, water, plates, etc. Don't understand why this place has high ratings on Open Table. Reviews are deceiving. staff friendly, but obvious they were there for socializing not actually doing their jobs.
  12. LC

    LacindaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First, we ate upstairs, in a booth at the tea room. It was a Sunday so not too busy when we arrived for our 6 pm reservation. The ambiance was incredible! We loved the booth, quiet enough to enjoy a family birthday celebration. Service was friendly, efficient and helpful when we had food questions. For what you pay, the food is ok- servings are too small for the shared plates and only a couple items were really good- the Mongolian fried rice and pork dumplings- we also ordered the egg rolls - too basic, mushroom fried rice - too many mushrooms and only about 1/2 cup of rice, and a few other forgettable entrees. I think you are paying for location and ambiance- so if that works for you- try it!
  13. KB

    KatiB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience, just a little loud for my taste in order to maintain tables idea conversation, but I will absolutely suggest this amazing restaurant and brew/teahouse to everyone
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Out of a lot of things on the menu and food came out Luke warm. Nice place for a drink with friends.
  15. NT

    NydiaT

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and I will be back. I really enjoyed all the dishes and will be bringing friends along the next time.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    They were out of several menu items but the food was good.
  17. L

    Lindsey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bao is our favorite place to eat in Denver, hands down.
  18. HY

    HannahY

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Firstly, I want to start by saying that we LOVE Bao Brewhouse. The vibe, the staff, the menu. It’s one of our favourite spots, but sadly the food on NYE just didn’t hit the spot in the same way it usually does. Maybe it was due to it being busy, but our 1/2 Duck was lacking its usual divinity! (I think we got a crappy duck with little meat, extra fatty (I know duck is fatty!) and our Mongolian beef rice bowl had way less beef than normal. So little that I only had one bite and my husband just two! There was also not much rice. It was mostly the peppers! 🤣 Some of the toppings on the build your own spring roll/ lettuce wrap board were missing too, we just got a whole bunch of sliced chili! You guys ran out of prosecco early in the night so after waiting 20 mins we were told our next round of Spritz wasn’t coming. Overall we still had a great & fun evening but the food (which is obvs our favourite part) didn’t deliver this time.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had lots of fun, really enjoyed the food and the drinks! Plan for parking!! The parking garage was $30!!!
  20. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was all unique and delicious!!! The service was perfect. This is a super fun place to go with a group of people.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks. Not sure why some people said it’s too loud. That wasn’t the case for us. We will definitely come back!
  22. DW

    DougW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish we had was exceptional and we would absolutely come back here again. Fun active environment and a must return restaurant with super flavors and food choices in the Asian genre
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We came here on Christmas Eve after not being able to make it home and it did not disappoint. It’s better to do a few shareable dishes so you can try more! The drinks were very good as well.
  24. JH

    JerryH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Good was good but DJ was just too loud even though we enjoyed his mix
  25. EO

    EatOutFrequently

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very helpful server. They recommend you share because the menu offerings are pricey for Chinese food. However the dim sum and entre we ordered were delicious.
  26. l

    lawcutie79

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alaina was a wonderful server! The food was amazing!
  27. JH

    JonH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    Food is ok, but expensive. The tea room is described as a more curated and intimate affair, that it is decidedly not, it is very, very loud. We love good dim sum, but this is not the place for it.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Not great seating, didn’t see anywhere you can get your own table. Seats and tables are high and do not have any backs, not comfortable at all. More like a club setting, would definitely not call it a “restaurant”. Music was loud and pretty offensive with off color lyrics. Not exactly a great setting for eating, just clubbing.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was two of our friend’s birthdays and it’s our first time in Denver and we had the best time! Food and service was amazing.
  30. LP

    LaurenP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Had high hopes but the food was not good. Dumplings all came out lukewarm and seemed to have been cooked from frozen. They were very bland and the dough was very over cooked. Ambiance and service were both great.
  31. D

    Dana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique food, funky music, lovely service, & fun experience!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a fantastic experience
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Overpriced and mediocre food. A small bowl of plain white rice was $8. The music upstairs was so loud, my friends and I could barely hear each other. We were extremely disappointed.
  34. MS

    MaryS

    Denver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great server and interesting, creative cuisine! A little pricey but very enjoyable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4
    The Drinks were good but the food was ok to be overpriced
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Will definitely be recommending this restaurant!
  37. NE

    NEmm

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food there; the service was amazing. I tried the Sichuan grilled octopus and the Whole fried red snapper entrées, so delicious !
  38. KI

    KateI

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The upper tea room is definitely a good place for a date and the food is SO amazing!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    There was a DJ playing music right behind us. We requested a different table but the staff wouldn’t move us. So we couldn’t hear anything behind said at our table. We waited forever for food and drinks. The staff kept disappearing. We ordered tons of food including the wagyu steak. Every dish came out cold. We had two kids with us and despite the amount we were spending, the staff couldn’t be bothered with our table.

    Bao BrewhouseResponded on November 30, 2022Hi there, I am so sorry to hear this was your experience, I would love to know more if you would please email me directly at info@baobrewhouse. Our staff is generally flexible when tables are available and if guests are unsatisfied with their food we do our best to make it right. This seems like an unprofessional and unexpected dining experience and we would love to rectify the issue. Please accept our sincerest apologies and reach out if you feel so inclined, we would love to hear from you.

  40. k

    kitty

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great food horrible service

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 4.5 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 39 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–10:00 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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