Denver Craft Breweries and Bars Every Beer Lover Should Try

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Photo of Stephanie Harper
21 October 2017

Denver is certainly a beer town. While there is never a shortage of places to grab a beer in the Mile High City, these five craft breweries and bars are a cut above the rest.

Great Divide Brewing Company

Brewery, $$$
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Great Divide is one of the original Denver craft breweries, having opened in 1994. Now beer lovers can enjoy sampling a wide array of exciting beer styles in the tap room, and even tour the inner workings of the brewery. Food trucks sit outside almost every day of the week, so you can grab a bite to eat as well.

Denver Beer Company

Brewery, $$$
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Denver Beer Co. specializes in artisan ales and lagers with fresh, often local ingredients. Enjoy the industrial feel of the tap room, as well as an outdoor beer garden great for furry friends. You’ll also find an array of food trucks available for a quick bite with your beer.

Bull and Bush Brewery

Brewery, $$$
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Bull and Bush Brewery in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver has been around since 1971. The bar and restaurant is styled after a London pub with a large heated patio. Not only do they feature amazing brews, but the food is delicious and they have one of the most popular weekend brunches in town. You’ll also find live jazz on the weekends.

Renegade Brewing

Brewery
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Renegade Brewing Company opened its doors in 2011 in the Arts District on Santa Fe. The husband and wife team that opened the brewery strive for inventive and flavorful beers. The taproom has won awards for its ambiance and friendly neighborhood vibes, and features five year-round beers, as well as plenty of seasonal surprises.

Wynkoop Brewing

Brewery, $$$
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Wynkoop Brewing holds the unique distinction of being Colorado’s first brewpub. The brewery, located in the historic J.S. Brown Mercantile Building, not only serves up excellent beer, but also tasty new-American pub fare. The pool hall on the second floor will keep you busy playing games for hours.

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