Bao Brewhouse

4.6
21 Reviews
$30 and under
Chinese
We are a brand new restaurant on historical Larimar Square. The restaurant is two floors with the first floor being a Chinese style Brewpub that has Chinese fare with a little American flare. Our upstairs will be opening on Chinese New Year weekend. You will then be able to reserve your own tea rooms on that level on February 12th. If you are booking reservations for the weekend 12th-14th you will be in the upstairs tea room.

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Offers

  • Happy Hour Specials

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Sat 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    4pm-6pm Tuesday- Friday $2 off all draft beer, wine, kombucha $6 wells/shots $4 Bao Brew Lager all day everyday

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 21 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great ++ the food was amazing. 10/10 recommend.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ate at Bao on a quiet Sunday night with a group of friends, we are all from out of town so we were excited to eat here as this is one of the better reviewed restaurants in Denver. It did not disappoint, the decor is as cool as the pictures show, the food was tasty, and the servers were pleasant and friendly. The only thing I would note is that we sat at a hightop table downstairs, which works perfectly for a group, and it did not seem like anyone was being seated upstairs, where the traditional dining tables are located. I would definitely recommend Bao to anyone in the area.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed the experience. We have been working hard to create something unique for our guests. You are correct the downstairs Tap room is meant to be more of a quick service bar/street food restaurant that is built for casual dinners. Our upstairs Tea Room will be open Thurs-Sat with a more elevated experience with larger dishes and a more complex menu. We trying to offer something for each guest. Please try the Tea Room next time you are in Den

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vipRsrs
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was terrible! Ordered 5+ items and returned all of them to the kitchen. Didn’t seem like any fresh ingredients were used.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us. WE make everything by hand and fresh everyday. Maybe you got us on an off night. Would love for you to try us again. We also are opening upstairs this weekend maybe you can try that experience and it would fit your expectations a little more. Please give us another chance, I promise we won't disappoint

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vipcolorunner
Denver
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good choice of vegetarian and vegan options, all our food was really tasty and we will definitely return. Very friendly staff, very helpful with food suggestions. Thanks Kelly V, you were great and glad we had time to talk. Yes, some of the seating is bar style so you end up facing the wall, but with just two of us that wasn't an issue. There's plenty regular tables as well, so don't let this put you off. Great choice of beer and options for cider and hard kombucha for non beer drinkers. It'll be interesting to see what changes when the second floor opens. Overall, very happy we tried Bao and we will be back.

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GarbanzoGirl
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time dining here and it did not disappoint! We had the chicken and meatball skewers, pork belly fried rice and le ho fook noodle dish. They have large portions with amazing flavor. Check it out!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for being a frequent guest. We are opening our upstairs this weekend so you can try something different the next time you come in. We love our repeat guests and thank you for leaving such a positive review.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dumplings are to die for. Personal favorite - soup dumplings, they were so juicy. Tofu bao was great too, it's sweet flavor gave it a different twist. And lastly the stir fry - I'd just say it was so simple yet so flavorful. So much different than the usual stir fry. Oh and yeah the drinks were great too.
Sadly they were out of chicken skewers.
The staff was amazing, they were nice and welcoming. And they are following social distancing.

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Deborah
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great spot and very fun vibe! The food was very good, but all came out in a shuffle - apps and mains at the same time, not everyone got their meals at the same time, etc. The bar was completely overrun. The drinks were good, but cocktails were very slow to come out. Great spot! seems to be still working out the kinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance was awesome! I will say I 100% picked it for the vibe it seemed to give and it lived up to the photos. The food was good, the ideas behind them were brilliant, but the execution was so-so. I will come back, no question, but I wouldn’t hype up their food to a level of amazing. Overall good experience and a fun time with family!

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Harriedheath
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Ambiance is stuffy

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JordanW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Went for dinner but left after appetizers and drinks. Just wasn't really enjoying the food, the place was loud and because of the way the seating was arranged (we were all sitting at bar stools in a line facing the wall) we couldn't hear each other. Sadly, probably won't go back.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on February 5, 2021

Jordan, Im so sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us. The downstairs is built to be more of a bar with community seating. Thats why we have all of those bar seats. Good news is we will be opening upstairs very soon which will be more of an intimate dining experience. Please come back and check us out when we have the Tea Room open. I think that will be more your speed. Once again sorry you didn't enjoy our Tap Room. We'd love to have you back when the upstairs is open. Michael

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AELCMGLL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a friends bday dinner. Ian the GM got us a great spot to sit at the bar and loved seeing all the cocktail creations head to the other patrons. Courtney was the lead server and belong to train some staff and it was fun to ask questions and we would all learn. We had the awesome wings and tried all the sauces. They were great to let us split the pork belly fried rice and the drunken empress noodles. We tried a few fun beers but the crouching tiger specialty drink was our fav. Excited to get back!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on February 5, 2021

AELCMGLL, Thanks for coming in. Really great to hear the you go to know the staff on a personal basis as well as learning how we do things first hand. Keep a look out for the future as we will be opening upstairs soon and you can meet more staff and try different types of cocktails. Thanks for your positive review. Michael

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite spot!!!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 29, 2021

Keep coming back!!!! We are just going to get better and better the more we can open. Thanks, Michael

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vipLance
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible atmosphere and delicious food. Small plates, entrees, and cocktails were all fantastic, 10 out of 10 across the board. Innovative and very robust selection of menu options. My new favorite Asian cuisine restaurant in Denver hands down - highly recommend!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 29, 2021

Lance, Thanks for coming and and hanging out with us. Hope to see more of you in the future. Your kind words are much appreciated. Thanks, Michael

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vipNativeEater
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TRY THIS PLACE! The ambiance is trendy and beautiful. Menu selection is large and we were able to try a lot of things- all of which were flavorful and tasty. Can’t wait to go back!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 29, 2021

Native Eater, I'm glad you enjoyed your experience here. Can't wait to have you back. Our restaurant will be evolving and getting better as we can open up more. Thanks for the kind words and looking forward to your return. Thanks, Michael

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ShannonO
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bao Brewhouse was awesome! We arrived for a birthday dinner, but the party before us was hanging out a little longer. The staff was quick to offer us a private table upstairs and the service was incredible. The drinks are fresh and unique. The burger and the pork belly fried rice were the best of the night. We will definitely be back!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 29, 2021

Shannon, I'm glad we could accommodate you upstairs. You were one of the lucky ones that got to enjoy that experience before we are open. Its good to hear you enjoyed your time here and got to have a great birthday. Please spread the kind words to your friends and family. We hope to see you back soon. We will be opening the upstair in a month so we'd love to have you back to enjoy the elevated cuisine. Thanks, Michael

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was a salty, but the drinks and apps were great. Atmosphere was beautiful and lovely.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 29, 2021

I'm sorry you thought the food was too salty. Please come back and give us a try again. We have a lot of new chefs and are working hard to get everything perfect and dialed in. Glad you enjoyed the atmosphere hope we will see you again soon. Thanks, Michael

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ya know I hate to say it but if you’re a foodie this food will not suffice. V basic with strong attempts at flavor but hodgepodge all together. It has huge potential but needs someone to touch base with the head chef and they also need to hire a mixologist if they’re gonna charge $13-$20 a drink. After about an hour the vibe became cheesy and not different in a good way. Just like sub par all around. Sorry bao brewhouse!! You can still save it!! Again work with a mixologist and don’t give your chef full creative freedom bc they’re trying too hard and I can literally taste it. Overall all review 2.91/5

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 29, 2021

Our menu for downstairs is supposed to be pretty straight forward street food. We are constantly working and tweaking to develop food to fit that concept. Since you are a foodie maybe you'll be more interested in our upstairs menu. The Tea Room will be a more elevated experience and might be a better suit for your palette. As for the drinks we've hired some of the best mixologist in the city and they have worked very hard creating the drink menu. Upstairs will have even more complex drinks.

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vipErikaR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Ordered a vegan bun and they brought shrimp chips as a side, that’s weird.

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 29, 2021

Erika, Sorry this happen. We thought it was a little weird as well. We have fixed the problem and promise it won't happen again. Thanks, Michael

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really fantastic and full of flavor. This is quickly becoming a favorite date spot for my boyfriend and I!

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 29, 2021

Glad to hear you have enjoyed your experience. We are working hard to get better and better. Keep coming back and you'll see something new and different the more we can open. Thanks for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Michael

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was super friendly and fun! The

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on February 5, 2021

Glad you enjoyed the staff. Hopefully we get to see you again

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! Great staff, bartwnders! Loved the vibe and authentic street food. Will definitely be back again and again!! Highly recommend

Bao Brewhouse
Responded on January 15, 2021

Thank you Daniel for coming in. We're glad your experience was no less than amazing. We look forward to seeing you back and becoming one of our regulars. Cheers!

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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 4.6 stars by 21 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.