Denver's Chop House is an unusual combination: from one perspective, it's a steakhouse-style spot, with an excellent menu leaning toward the beef, but from the other, it's a brewpub, just with somewhat higher-priced entrées. Walking in, with the restaurant channeling 1940's cool (the lights are turned down, and the decor looks like something from a (good) old movie), we weren't so sure that this was the place for locally-brewed beer, which is usually served in a funkier locale. We were wrong, though: the beers were absolutely top-notch, produced by a brewmaster who likes to experiment and who really knows his stuff. The service, too, was outstanding: extremely friendly and helpful without ever being over-bearing.
Nice, nice place and the food is even better. It's not expensive at all, think most items are under $20.00. The garlic mashed potatoes are the best. They also brew their own beer, my favorite is the Oatmeal brew... thick, dark and rich. If you're into dark beers, you'll love this one.
Favorite Dish: Either the New York of Buffalo medallions, can't go wrong here. Nothing I had was less than awesome.
One of Denver's classier establishments, but still a pretty casual place, the Denver Chophouse serves great steaks and salads to the large crowd that waits in line to consume them. The Chophouse is a good alternative to some of the higher priced steak restaurants in Denver, and there are quite a few to choose from.
Favorite Dish: The salad, the bread and the filets.
A great spot for happy hour or dinner in the LoDo area of Denver. The bar is usually packed on most nights with professionals looking to tie one on. Also, come baseball season, it is right across the street from Coors field, so you can go for a couple of drinks before hitting the game.
Favorite Dish: Bacon-Wrapped Filet. Of course, I would start out with a nice spinach and artichoke dip. And, you can't go to the brewery without trying one of the beers. I recommend the Pale Ale.