Recess Beer Garden

4.8
58 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Recess Beer Garden is an indoor/outdoor haven for food and drinks in the LoHi Area (Lower Highlands) of Denver. We have 24 beers on tap, as well as a full bar and kitchen. Enjoy the summer months on our patio where we have cooling misters, picnic tables, and areas for all sized groups. We specialize in domestic and craft beer, refreshing cocktails, and American bar food with a twist. Hope to see you soon!
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ErinW
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to this place for they love having fur babies and welcome them with a bowl of wter.

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vipChitown
Denver
188 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a great place, ambiance and outdoor area so cool. Thought there should be more variety of beer on the menu and better selection of food, but what they have is good.

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vipabigail
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa is a wonderful server. Great outdoor space for the good weather days. Yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Bachelorette

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

overall good. Server was not the happiest. food and drinks were reasonably priced

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TheresaM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual, lots of outdoor seating, craft beers, dogs welcome (except Fri and Sat night)

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NotWorthIt
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was awful. The waitress seemed very put out that some people had questions about the menu. We waited 45 minutes for our first drinks. During that time no one ever checked in on us or let us know what was going on. The food was decent, nothing to write home about. The desert (funnel cake) was overcooked and the batter tasted sour. All the strawberry compote in the world couldn't help it. Disappointing experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I do not want to write a rev

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot with good food and atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless carafes and great shareables!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

No more dogs allowed

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CocoW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun spot. Really great food, especially for a beer garden!

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LynN
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday get together... an outdoor heater would have been welcome but we weren’t too uncomfortable. The food and service were really good!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Food is okay. Nothing special. It was very cold inside and we asked them to put down the garage doors and they said no in case anyone came and sat on the other-side of the garage door. Keep in mind there was no one there when we asked. They didn’t offer to turn up the hear or anything. Crazy that when it is 40 out they don’t think about the impact when sitting inside...

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wedding13
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Accepts reservations for large parties. Food was excellent. Our server seemed to be stuck with serving an entire deck, but did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The outside experience at Recess is so fun! Would highly recommend for drinks with friends and appa

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JenniferH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Server was great, kitchen was slow.

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Rachel
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Fun location. We were traveling through, and didn’t realized the space we reserved to meet friends, would be indoor. Very loud. We should have reserved outdoor seating, as that space looked amazing!

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EmilyG
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Amazing food and solid drink menu. Also sat outside on a chilly evening and we were all nice and warm thanks to the heaters. I’ll be back for sure!

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KaylaB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Group of 10 friends came to recess to celebrate our friends birthday. I was so fun and our waitress so great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

I usually really enjoy recess, but this experience was very disappointing. Some of our drinks arrived after they were ordered, but other drinks never came. There were long wait times before we saw our server and we had to ask multiple times to actually get our drinks. The bill was also crazy expensive at the end and it’s extremely unfortunate that they don’t allow separate checks. Over all it was a bit of a bummer.

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AmyS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always accommodating, always good food and drinks, always great service!!! The other trending restaurants in the area could learn a lot from them!

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YesseniaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went smoothly, food is amazing. Katie was great and attentive!

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AlexB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun indoor/outdoor space with a buzz! Go for the ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a great time! We had a large party and it was crowded so pretty normal it took a little longer to get drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Not Covid friendly, and we were put by a bathroom.

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Sunshine
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

would recommend to anyone! loved the outdoor seating area and that you can bring your dog1

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Always great employees and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great server

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whitney was an amazing host. Great outdoor vibes. They let us change tables when we were cold. Good was GREAT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for dinner! Sat outside near fire, which was perfect for a chilly night.

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Jojo
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Heaters don't work too well but it was a gorgeous day!

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to Recess and we will definitely be back! Did not expect the food to be so tasty and were pleasantly surprised. One of the better burgers in town. Staff disinfected our dining area/fire pit thoroughly before seating us. Had a wonderful distanced evening with friends around the warmth of the large fire pit :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Atmosphere was absolutely wonderful but as someone coming from the service industry our service was extremely lacking. Long wait times between seeing our server but she had time to take shots with the table next to us, poor communication and if she made a mistake she would not offer to correct it, and poor attitude. Definitely will be going back as the place is gorgeous but hopefully our service experience will be better next time.

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vipEricaM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun vibe. Love the food and drinks. Suggest the corn dogs!

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JenniferJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent- friendly and chill. Great food, great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The patio space is so great and fun! The food and drinks offered are decently priced for how delicious they are. The only down side is trying to find parking around the neighborhood

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Recess Beer Garden is rated 4.8 stars by 58 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.