534 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
The Cheeky Monk offers an amazing selection of Belgian ales and lagers, both in bottles and on tap. You could spend days here and never get through them, though I have tried. They have great food, too.
1415 Market Street
Denver, CO 80202
Nice, if not surprising, international variety of beers. All types. On tap, in bottles. You can usually find something nicely different to sit back and enjoy. The food is good, if, once again, not particularly surprising. Sometimes gets a little TOO family friendly. (The kid walking across tables in his bare feet comes to mind.)
221 West 13th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Marvelous selection of British styled ales. Good pub food as well, but sometimes I just don’t want food to get in the way of a great glass of beer.
Wynkoop Brewing Company
1634 18th Street
Denver, CO 80202-1212
Ten great handmade brews, from Railyard to Mile Hi-PA. Great pub food as well. This was the place that basically introduced me to the world of microbrews so many years ago. There was just no way I could ever go back to Falstaff, Drewry’s, Blatz (best beer name in the world, the only one that sounded like a full-fledged belch), Grain Belt, Golden Goebel, Walters or Billy Beer. Especially since so few of them exist any longer.
- Greg Moody is CBS4′s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News at 4 and 6 p.m. are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.