Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

4.2
26 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Cookin’ up Southern-style Creole and Cajun dishes alongside classic Americana offerings like burgers and slow-smoked BBQ. Fresh ingredients are vital in creating the consistently enjoyable dishes we serve. That’s why we consciously source our ingredients from local purveyors and use Hops & Heifers Approved Angus beef.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Cajun, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Late Night
Mon–Wed, Sun 10:00 pm–12:00 am
Thu–Sat 10:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(720) 502-3535
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chance Bazzano
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Private party facilities
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew offers a variety of spaces for private events. BB VIP is our private space in the Black Buzzard music venue. This space can be rented during shows or on off nights. Seating for 34 gives you a guaranteed seat in any show (including those with standing room only) with full service to your party. Catering and full bar service available! The Black Buzzard can be rented out in it's entirety on available nights - seating for 200 or reception for up to 300. Catering and full bar service available! Jimi Joint is a raised area of the dining room complete with Jimi Hendrix decor. Available for private events up to 40 seated. Catering and full bar service available! Market St. Cocktail is the full cocktail service area of the upper dining room. Room for up to 25 people. Catering and full bar service available! Contact patrick@oskarbluesfood.com for pricing or information on renting any of our available spaces.
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Catering
We at Oskar Blues take pride in all of our food as it is all Chef inspired but beer is still required. We are happy to host your next event in any of our spacious private rooms or even come to you with your specialized selections of our delicious food. If you have more questions about us hosting your next event please reach out to patrick@oskarbluesfood.com and
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th St.
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Parking details
Multiple garages, parking lots and plenty of street parking around the store
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Public transit
Union Station is 2 blocks away, 16th St. Mall shuttle stops on corner
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 26 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
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3.9
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The food was subpar, fried chicken was dry, collard greens were incredibly salty, no cocktail sauce or catsup, the "crab" and corn fritters were just hushpuppies, no crab in sight or taste, and the gumbo was burnt and the rice was undercooked. Our server was great, but the food was terrible overall. It was very disappointing overall. I did not expect it to be as good as NOLA food, but we were both very unhappy with the food and the wine in a can was ridiculously overpriced.

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K
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Oskar Blues for the first time yesterday. We were greeted by the hostess and were seated right away as we had a reservation. She warned us that it may take some time because they became extra busy all of a sudden. It wasn’t too long before the waitress brought us water and took our order. We sat near the kitchen which was a very busy but organized system. The food didn’t take too long to get. it did not disappoint! The shrimp Po’ boy was huge and tasted amazing!
The chef, Chance, came and said hello to us while we were there. Very impressed and we will be back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food wasn't anything special. My blackened chicken ceaser salad came with almost no dressing and the chicken wasn't blackened at all. It was just marinated in something weird.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service here was absolutely terrible. The restaurant was almost empty but our server disappeared for 20 minutes after we asked for “2 more minutes to look over the menu”. We had to flag him down to say we’re ready to order, which he was not pleased about. When our food arrived (which was mediocre at best) one of our meals (oysters) was missing. We asked about it and were told “they are shucking them right now”. We were within eyesight of the oyster shucking station and no one was there. We asked again for the oysters and were told rudely “he’s working on them right now” at which point someone did walk over and start slowly shucking the 6 oysters while casually chatting with another customer. The rest of us were almost finished with our meals and the oyster were still be shucked with absolutely no urgency at all! I walked over and politely told the employee that we were waiting for those as they were someone’s main entree. He rudely said “I’m working on them!” By this point we’d been in the restaurant for almost 45 minutes. When our server brought the oysters he made a BIG deal about how delicious they were going to be and how they were worth waiting for, with no apology for the delay. My husband ordered a 2nd beer at this point which—you guessed it—didn’t arrive. When we asked about it we were told “were changing the keg!” The attitude of everyone we interacted with here was one of a put-out 14 year old being asked to clean his room. As we left, the server chased us out the door to ask us if we’ve “ever had any food service experience” (which incidentally we have) because he was not satisfied with his tip. Unbelievable! We will NEVER return.

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Been here three times and enjoyed each time

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer selection, great food, good music

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the waiter he was super nice and recommended good stuff. The wings tasted great but all the sauces were too spicy but we still loved them. It would be nice if one sauce was mild. I think my heart rate went up but it was like adrenaline. I loved it. The Cesar salad didn't have much chicken in it, was a bit disappointed. The ipa beers were great!

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KH
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My friends and I came here for Cajun food. The crab cake was made with a delicious sauce inside. The gumbo was a dark, rich version. The shrimp and grits was good and a big portion. Unfortunately, the turkey reuben was way too salty. We think the chef must have been smoking something and put in too much salt:) I'm sure it isn't usually made this way. But the highlight was how our server handled it! She apologized about 4 times and even the manager came over to say "sorry". They really cared! We did order something quick to prepare to replace the reuben and that came out quickly. Then, they deducted a meal from our bill as a "customer satisfaction" credit. They couldn't have done more to make it right for us. We were all very impressed! Also have to mention that the selection of beers is amazing.

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Denver
54 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We ordered an artichoke dip appetizer which took a long time to get to our table and then didn't have all of the dippers mentioned on the menu so those had to be brought to us separately. The restaurant wasn't busy, but our wait staff person could have been a little more attentive. Thus our main dishes came on the heels of the appetizer. Everyone said their burger, sandwich or other food was good. The artichoke dip was a little disappointing. Apparently it was a new menu. The beer was wonderful - the very best part.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Date night before the game!

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VN
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I’m not sure if this is the Oscar blues brewery or another pub with the Oscar blues name. The original one in Longmont was creative and set a high bar. This restaurant food is lacking. There’s nothing special to try that really uses their beer. Also oddly enough they have a good selection of beers. However, most of them are not Oscar blues beers. Guess that could be good and bad. Service was also sub par. They didn’t have enough staff to even handle the place being half full. I really wanted to like this place. I’ll just drive 40 minutes to go to original.

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JG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

Food on a Sunday was awful. It took a long time to get out food and it tasted not amazing.

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Denver
32 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a block from hour apt but this is the first time be eaten there. The food we had was excellent. My husband had a BBQ platter with dirty rice and Mac and cheese he loved it. So getting to me just let me say when I order my food it’s lie I’m dictating a dam prescription. I do not like anything spicy I grew up in an Irish Catholic home in New York and the only spice we ever had was salt and pepper and trust me that was more for company. The sever was great he took my older and didn’t make me feel like I was crazy which obviously I am. My food came out and it was perfect just the way I wanted it. I would definitely recommend this place great food fair price can’t go wrong.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was a bit underwhelmed by this Oskar Blues location. I’ve been to the original location multiple times with very good experiences every time so I expected the same in downtown Denver. Unfortunately our server was pretty forgetful with forgetting my wife’s drink and then completely forgetting our appetizer. My food wasn’t quite up to par either. I had fish and chips and I felt like the fish was mushy and the breading was super crunchy. The ambiance was decent and I really liked the decor. Sadly, I probably won’t waste my time at this location again.

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Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

My favorite bar in Denver, awesome people and cool downstairs for live music. Live close and it is my only go to. Food is pricy but that is the only con!

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service and super team. The waitstaff and management always seem eager to please. Fun spot, casual and easy to just grab a bite.

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TS
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Originally selected this place because I wanted to try Oskar Blues beers I couldn't find in Texas, but I was pleasantly surprised by how good the roux was for the boudin balls and the crawfish etouffee. 40 taps for beers meant plenty of choices, and the vibe was relaxed.

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New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It seemed like perhaps this place had really high reviews more for the experience/ambiance? We were pretty let down (foodwise). We had a group of 6, and everyone's food was "ok"... most items were over cooked and over priced. The drinks (cocktails) were "ok". Our server was really awesome and attentive though. We won't be back for food... but maybe for a band and just beers?

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CR
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On a quiet Tuesday you'd expect service to be good, but it was excellent and Daniel really looked after us. The food was good, with good sized portions. As you'd expect, the choice of beer was excellent. Enjoyable night out, would go again. Only downside was it was on the expensive side.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place with good food and Very friendly service!

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JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

For a place advertising for Mardi Gras, there wasn't a whole lot of Mardi Gras going on except for a view beads here and there. They didn't recommend any theme drinks or food, and didn't seem to be so busy for the amount of time drinks and food took. That being said, everything was lovely. It just wasn't the experience we were expecting.

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J
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service quite good. Great selection of beer and menu had very interesting selections.

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Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot. I like it and will be back!

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal. Came here early with our kids. They loved the kids rib basket and we enjoyed the happy hour oysters. It's a fun bar atmosphere and at least early while we were still family friendly. Beers were great and a surprisingly well thought out if limited wine selection. Tablas Creek is a winner.

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M
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in on the grand opening night so knew it would be crazy, and it was- our server was a sweetheart and checked in with us often! We had the Fri gush/Chips special and it was delicious! We will be back! Love having this place in downtown Denver!

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Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Oskar Blues Denver was a great find. When we went they weren't officially open yet, they recently had a Grand opening. The food was great, BBQ with a southern influences. They have a great local beer list featuring a lot of Oskar Blues beers. We were excited to go and will go back to see them in full swing.
As well they have a lower level where the menu, we were told, is different than upstairs and live entertainment.

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