ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > The Rockies It's all downhill from here...
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
nwcolorider OP
NWCOLO
 
nwcolorider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Craig Colorado
Oddometer: 2,094
Some input on Downtown Denver

OK, next week I have to go to Denver for a conference (Tues-Sun)and some award thing on Friday. So I am looking for some input on a good beer place downtownish. That is walking distance! I think we are at the Curtis. Also, need to look at riding gear, parts, un needed, at least according to wife, farkles for bike and any other input on what to do after 4 pm each day. Test drives etc.
__________________
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Will Durant
http://nyoast.weebly.com/
nwcolorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
Myfuture_yourdebt
Banned
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Front Range, CO
Oddometer: 372
Great Divide Brewing Company and Wynkoop Brewing Company for sure.

Flying Dog Brewing Company is also close but I don't know if they have a tasting room/pub or not.

Breckenridge Brewing Company is right by there too, but it's "tasting room" is further south near Kalamath and 6th. It may have a smaller one at the brewery itself. The place off of Kalamath is worth the visit, IMO.

Performance Cycle off Broadway has a ton of apparel and aftermarket accessories although they can be pricey. Their selection and customer service can make up for it. A visit is worth at least a good half-hour of browsing.

Test rides? Any local dealership.
Myfuture_yourdebt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
TheMuffinMan
Beastly Adventurer
 
TheMuffinMan's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Denver, USA
Oddometer: 4,589
Well the closest dealer I know to downtown proper is Erico Motorsports. I doubt I'd ever buy a bike from them but you could probably test ride something. Ducati/Moto Guzzi/Aprillia/Triumph I believe is their pedigree.
__________________
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
'12 690 Enduro // 690 Wiki
TheMuffinMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #4
nwcolorider OP
NWCOLO
 
nwcolorider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Craig Colorado
Oddometer: 2,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldwin1 View Post
This place has a wicked steak house but I don't think they let you do test rides.
Oh yea that would go over with the young lady I have to be traveling with! Plus wife would kill me
__________________
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Will Durant
http://nyoast.weebly.com/
nwcolorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
Oldwin1
Beastly Adventurer
 
Oldwin1's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Boulder Colorado
Oddometer: 1,346
She can only kill you once. It may be worth it for the lamb chops.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nwcolorider View Post
Oh yea that would go over with the young lady I have to be traveling with! Plus wife would kill me
__________________
Western Dual Sport Motorcycle Adventures
www.wdsma.com
Oldwin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
nwcolorider OP
NWCOLO
 
nwcolorider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Craig Colorado
Oddometer: 2,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldwin1 View Post
She can only kill you once. It may be worth it for the lamb chops.
But she grew up on a ranch and has 6 older brothers and spent many spring gatherings "fixing" the young bulls, and making then steer!
__________________
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Will Durant
http://nyoast.weebly.com/
nwcolorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
LuciferMutt
Rides slow bike slow
 
LuciferMutt's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: New(er) Mexico
Oddometer: 10,578
My wife and I stayed at the Curtis back in April when we were in Denver for a concert. That hotel is right across the street from the performing arts complex.

It's a weird hotel full of hipster douchebags.

The restaurant at the bottom of it is pretty good though.
__________________
You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitro glycerin plant!

Badasses might screw with another badass. Nobody screws with a nut job. -- Plaka
LuciferMutt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 06:55 AM   #8
Olas
the darkness
 
Olas's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Englewood, CO
Oddometer: 3,782
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuciferMutt View Post

It's a weird city full of hipster douchebags.
Fixed ;)

Rock bottom brewery on 16th street is walking distance, but pricey. Actually, anywhere with good beer is going to be pricey down town. Old Chicago has happy hour from 3 to 5 and you can get personal pizzas for a couple of bucks. Beer is expensive though.

The BMW dealer on Wadsworth and colfax does test rides.
__________________
Rebuild threads:
'92 XT600, '87 XR250R
Lighten up, Francis.
Olas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 07:27 AM   #9
Oldwin1
Beastly Adventurer
 
Oldwin1's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Boulder Colorado
Oddometer: 1,346
British style pub

Pints is good if you like British style pubs. Lots of beer and Scotch choices. It may be a little bit of a walk though. I like the atmosphere much better than the chain bars.


Ron
__________________
Western Dual Sport Motorcycle Adventures
www.wdsma.com
Oldwin1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #10
ROAD DAMAGE
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Steamboat Springs, COLORADO
Oddometer: 833
Dam

Hey Norm,

Don't know if it's 'your cup o' tea" or not, but there's a Van Gogh exhibit at the Denver Art Museum going on now.

My wife and I are going to try to go down and see it pretty soon. Hopefully there will also be a side trip to a bike shop or two while we are down in 'the big city".

Are you getting an award for 'blowing shit up"? Have fun!

Rob
__________________
Formerly known as: Routt County Rob
ROAD DAMAGE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
nwcolorider OP
NWCOLO
 
nwcolorider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Craig Colorado
Oddometer: 2,094
May be getting an award for blowing shit up. I am one of the finalists for 2012 Colorado Secondary Science Teacher Award of Excellence in Education. I just know I get an expense paid trip to the National Gifted and Talented Conference in Denver for 5 days, and free tickets to a Broncos game, not my normal cheap seats either
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROAD DAMAGE View Post
Hey Norm,

Don't know if it's 'your cup o' tea" or not, but there's a Van Gogh exhibit at the Denver Art Museum going on now.

My wife and I are going to try to go down and see it pretty soon. Hopefully there will also be a side trip to a bike shop or two while we are down in 'the big city".

Are you getting an award for 'blowing shit up"? Have fun!

Rob
__________________
Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice.
Will Durant
http://nyoast.weebly.com/
nwcolorider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
Narsisco Lopez
Addlepated
 
Narsisco Lopez's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Golden (Showers), Colorado
Oddometer: 2,181
Falling Rock Tap House is very good and been around for years.
__________________
FYYFF!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtpUv4VBDhA
Bikes
2012 BMW K13S | 2009 KTM 990 Adventure (SOLD!) | 2003 Suzuki DRZ400E
Narsisco Lopez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 07:12 PM   #13
NKOrange
Puny homer
 
NKOrange's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Flowing with it
Oddometer: 120
Go to the Great Divide Taproom, on 22nd and Arapahoe (10 min walk from downtown, but worth it). It is a taproom, not a bar, so it closes earlier (8 pm on Tuesday, and 10-ish Wednesday-Saturday). No food there, although there might be a food truck outside, but they are hit or miss. Beer is excellent though.

The River North Brewery, on 24th and Blake, also has a good taproom. Their beers are mostly Belgian style, but creative and tasty.
__________________
"As sure as there are faraway trips, there is a journey home." Jack Conrfield.
NKOrange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #14
_CJ
Retrogrouch
 
_CJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: The 719, Yo.
Oddometer: 1,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Narsisco Lopez View Post
Falling Rock Tap House is very good and been around for years.
X2....One stop shopping for the region's best beers. "No crap on tap" is their moto and they've got over seventy five to choose from. Usually some seasonal stuff that isn't available elsewhere too.

I've stayed at the Curtis. Fun place! and easily within walking distance of Falling Rock.
__________________
.
.
Moto since 2011, DR350
MTB since 1991, Full-Rigid Steel 1x8
_CJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 08:53 AM   #15
MurphCO
Gnarly Adventurer
 
MurphCO's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Greenwood Village Colorado
Oddometer: 360
You can walk to the Yardhouse from there, not a brew house, but they have a BIG selection


It's on 16th street mall
__________________
Bones heal, chicks dig scars, pain is temporary, glory is forever. - Evel Knievel
MurphCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014