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Where To Find Craft Beer At Denver's Digs: The Best Hotel Tap Lists

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Thousands of people flock to Denver every year in October for the Great American Beer Festival, during which time there isn't a single tap in the city left untouched— including the often ignored taps at hotel bars and restaurants.

In the week leading up to this citywide festival, rooms might be scarce, however you're likely to find some space at one of these hotel barstools. Year-round and especially during GABF, these hotel bar programs are dedicated to serving small-batch, locally brewed beer, and often host craft beer-centric dinners and other events. Whether you're in town for the fest, or just planning your next night out, consider posting up at one of these craft-savvy digs.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ship Tavern at The Brown Palace

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321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 297-3111
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The Brown Palace has a great relationship with Wynkoop Brewing— in the past, Wynkoop has brewed the Rooftop Honey Saison using honey from the Brown Palace's beekeepers. This year, the Ship Tavern at the hotel is rolling out the Beer Engine Series, featuring special Wynkoop cask ale.

2. Elway's

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1881 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 312-3107
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ELWAY'S at the Ritz Carlton offers a solid tap lineup, as well as a bottle list with selections from Avery, Funkwerks, Stone Brewing, Bear Republic and Green Flash. The hotel also offers extravagant beer spa services, which include a Great Divide-infused pedicure and of course, beer samples to taste.

3. Pub 17

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1750 Welton St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 295-1234
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Pub 17 at The Grand Hyatt ins't just a Sunset Magazine editor's pick, it's also the choice of many local breweries when they put their beer on tap. "The people at Hyatt are definitely stewards of craft beer," says Emily Armstrong at Left Hand Brewing. The Pub will offer several GABF-centric beer breakfasts and dinners.

4. Second Home Kitchen + Bar

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150 Clayton Ln
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 253-3000
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This restaurant at Cherry Creek's JW Marriott Hotel is often acclaimed for its cocktail and wine programs, and less known for its stellar list of craft beer in bottles. Second Home boasts a selection of Belgian beers that can't be found elsewhere in Cherry Creek.

5. Edge Restaurant

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1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3343
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This American steakhouse has already started its GABF celebrations with a multi-course, beer paired dinner. Expect more of these, and an ever-evolving tap list of craft beers.

6. The Corner Office Restaurant

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1401 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-6500
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The Corner Office at the Curtis Hotel is just as boutique as the digs attached. Noteworthy beers on tap are sourced from Colorado breweries, including a seasonally rotating tap from Denver Beer Co.

1. Ship Tavern at The Brown Palace

321 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
The Brown Palace has a great relationship with Wynkoop Brewing— in the past, Wynkoop has brewed the Rooftop Honey Saison using honey from the Brown Palace's beekeepers. This year, the Ship Tavern at the hotel is rolling out the Beer Engine Series, featuring special Wynkoop cask ale.
321 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

2. Elway's

1881 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202
ELWAY'S at the Ritz Carlton offers a solid tap lineup, as well as a bottle list with selections from Avery, Funkwerks, Stone Brewing, Bear Republic and Green Flash. The hotel also offers extravagant beer spa services, which include a Great Divide-infused pedicure and of course, beer samples to taste.
1881 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202

3. Pub 17

1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202
Pub 17 at The Grand Hyatt ins't just a Sunset Magazine editor's pick, it's also the choice of many local breweries when they put their beer on tap. "The people at Hyatt are definitely stewards of craft beer," says Emily Armstrong at Left Hand Brewing. The Pub will offer several GABF-centric beer breakfasts and dinners.
1750 Welton St
Denver, CO 80202

4. Second Home Kitchen + Bar

150 Clayton Ln, Denver, CO 80206
This restaurant at Cherry Creek's JW Marriott Hotel is often acclaimed for its cocktail and wine programs, and less known for its stellar list of craft beer in bottles. Second Home boasts a selection of Belgian beers that can't be found elsewhere in Cherry Creek.
150 Clayton Ln
Denver, CO 80206

5. Edge Restaurant

1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
This American steakhouse has already started its GABF celebrations with a multi-course, beer paired dinner. Expect more of these, and an ever-evolving tap list of craft beers.
1111 14th St
Denver, CO 80202

6. The Corner Office Restaurant

1401 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202
The Corner Office at the Curtis Hotel is just as boutique as the digs attached. Noteworthy beers on tap are sourced from Colorado breweries, including a seasonally rotating tap from Denver Beer Co.
1401 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202

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