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Moody’s Top Bars In Denver For Beer

November 15, 2011 12:00 PM

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Wynkoop Brewing Company (credit: CBS)

Wynkoop Brewing Company (credit: CBS)

I’m always on the lookout for something new. What can I say? I like beer. The proof is in my waistline. And the more selection at any one place, the happier I am. Check these out — they give you a world tour without leaving the city.
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Cheeky Monk

534 E. Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 861-0347
thecheekymonk.com

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.

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Old Chicago

1415 Market Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 893-1806
oldchicago.com

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.)

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Pint's Pub (credit: CBS)

Pints

221 West 13th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 534-7543
pintspub.com

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 Moodys Top Bars In Denver For Beer

Wynkoop Brewing Company (credit: CBS)

Wynkoop Brewing Company

1634 18th Street
Denver, CO 80202-1212
(303) 297-2700
wynkoop.com

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.

Also not to miss …Walnut Brewery. Breckenridge Brewery. Baker Street (Boulder). Rock Bottom. I could go on and on. One completely extraneous thought: more places should serve Smithwick’s on tap.

- 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.

Also, don’t miss Moody’s entertaining bio, his Top Spots in Denver lists, and his frequently updated Moody’s Picks page..

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