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Today: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tomorrow: 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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36 Years
in Business
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Amenities:
Offers outdoor seatingWheelchair accessibleGood for groups
(303) 297-2700Visit WebsiteMap & Directions1634 18th StDenver, CO 80202Write a Review

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I took my wife here for her 30th birthday party. I called ahead to find that they do not take reservation on the weekends so we went down early to put our name on the list. When we arrived we were greated by a very friendly host stand and was told the wait would be an hour. This was perfect as our party was arriving an hour later. We waited for an hours an a half and went back to the host stand to be told that the GM had come into the wynkoop with his own private party and took the seating area that the host stand was reserving for us! They apologized and said they waould seat us as soon as possible. We had tickets to a show and became pressed for time. We checked back to find that the only tables available would break our party up over three booths. durinf our meal not a single person from managment came by to offer any apologizes for a ruined evening. I guess the GM was to busy with his own private party boosting his own ego to have any idea or care about what goes on his facility.

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Phone: (303) 297-2700

Address: 1634 18th St, Denver, CO 80202

Website: http://www.wynkoop.com

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Fresh Beer, Fine Food and Fair Prices!

General Info
When Edward W. Wynkoop came here in 1858, this was Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory. The governor of the territory, James Denver, named Wynkoop to be its first sheriff. A nice pay-back came when the city was organized here and Wynkoop proposed that it be named for the Kansas governor. In 1860, a local newspaper published these nice words about Ned Wynkoop (as he was called): "Ned is considered by his personal friends a warm and genial companion, true as steel." We like to think that the same could be said of the pub that bears his name. Ned Wynkoop was also an actor. In 1861, the Rocky Mountain News reviewed his performance at the Apollo: "His rendition of the Drunkard was given with most thrilling effect and in the scenes of delirium... he exhibited more than an ordinary histrionic ability." Let this be a lesson to us all. Wynkoop spent five years as an officer in the army, rising to the rank of colonel. In 1864, he was an unwilling party to an act of betrayal and treachery. In his own words: "I congregated some 500 friendly Cheyenne Indians together, assuring them the protection of the United States; the consequence of which was they were attacked by a large body of volunteer troops... and nearly 200 of their women, children and old men were brutally murdered. The infamous massacre of Sand Creek will not soon be forgotten." The Wynkoop Brewing Company, Colorado's oldest brew pub, was founded in 1988. It is housed in the glorious J. S. Brown Mercantile Building. The Mercantile Company was the most impressive of its time with hardwood floors, thick timber pillars and pressed tin ceilings. Miners, ranchers and city folks would walk these very floors looking for goods to furnish their frontier homes. The main floor, now the bar and restaurant, served as the original showroom in 1899. The second floor is the home of Wynkoop Billiards, considered by many to be the city's most elegant pool hall. There are 22 pool tables, two private pool rooms, several dart lanes and a bar serving all of the same refreshing beers you'll find downstairs. We hauled the backbar from across the creek where it was used in the original tasting room of the old Tivoli Brewery. You're more than welcome to take a look or shoot a game of pool at any time. The Mercantile Room was renovated into a banquet room a few years ago. It has high ceilings and expansive arched windows. The Mercantile Room is located next to the big vault door off the main bar and can accommodate up to 300 guests. Other private rooms throughout the building are nice for smaller groups and private parties. Give us a call if you'd like to set something up. Impulse Theater is Denver's longest running show! This wildly funny mix of comedy, theater and audience interaction plays to sold-out houses every Thursday, Friday and Saturday...
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Fax Number: (303) 297-2958

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amex, discover, master card, visa, travelers checks, diners club, all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Lodo, Downtown Denver, LoDo, Central Denver
Amenities
Brewery, public and private tours available Tuesday through Saturday 3pm and 4pm, Private event, luncheon, parties available,
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The Wynkoop

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Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Brew Pubs, Caterers, American, Bar & Grills

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

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