If we know one thing for sure, it's that Coloradans like their craft beer. With 348 breweries, Colorado ranks third in number of craft breweries nationwide and produces more than 1.5 million barrels of craft beer annually.
All those choices can be a bit dizzying (or maybe that's the beer kicking in...), but at least you don't have to worry about narrowing down your watering hole options. Below, check out every beer garden, restaurant and bar in Cherry Creek North that's ready to help you drink like a local.
Want to go where massive chef-inspired burgers, salads and sandwiches meet a rotating collection of regional draft beers? This burger joint offers more than a dozen Colorado draft craft beers and a regularly rotating tap selection featuring Dry Dock, Station 26 and Escape Brewing, just to name a few.
(Opens Friday, April 12!) As part of Moxy Denver Cherry Creek, the area’s first and only beer garden prides itself in offering a selection of local craft cans (you can learn more about why they #ChooseCans here) like Denver Beer Company, Upslope and Telluride to give beer lovers a true taste of the Rockies.
The casual vibe is complemented with an easy menu featuring sausage with housemade sauces and truffle fries. Keep an eye on their social calendar for regular tap takeovers to try even more Colorado brews on their dog-friendly patio space, which is outfitted with several lounging areas, outdoor games and a fire pit.
Denver’s favorite burger joint since 1945 is also known for its stellar local beer list. With more than 30 beers on tap and 80-85 percent of those from local breweries, it’s one of the best places to discover the latest and greatest in Colorado beer, with rotating selections from breweries like Wynkoop, Bierstadt Lagerhaus and Comrade. Just like their brews, they keep their award-winning burgers local with Colorado sourced and packed beef.
Southern-inspired cuisine that boasts Denver’s best fried chicken is not to be missed, especially when it’s paired with a delicious bucket of crisp craft beers. During happy hour, grab The Colorado Bucket featuring Avery White Rascal, Avery IPA, Coors Light, Coors Banquet, Oskar Blues Mama’s Yella Pils and New Belgium Old Aggie for $19.
With local drafts, bottles and cans only $5.50 each, rotating options from Upslope, and choices from Great Divide, Colorado Native and Left Hand Brewing, you have plenty of pairing options to go with an order of loaded tots or mouth-watering chicken wings with housemade sauce. Generous happy hour and late-night offerings make the tavern a great post-work and game watching locale. And did we mention there are two mini bowling lanes?
You might be surprised to learn an Italian restaurant has more to offer on its beer list than just imports like Peroni and Moretti, but NoRTH proves they truly do love local with selections from River North, Elevation, Four Noses, Prost Brewing and more to go with your woodfired pizza or freshly made pasta. Salute!
In need of the perfect place to watch the game or grab a beer with a larger group? This massive gastropub features three rotating taps and an extensive beer list sure to please the whole crew. While the restaurant chain is based in Oregon, much of the beer hails from our fair state – you can sample six local beers for $12 in The Colorado Flight, which changes regularly and features breweries like Breckenridge, Odell and Funkwerks.