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“Surprisingly modern in a quaint mountain town”

Westbound and Down Brewing Company
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 25
Description: Named "Best Brewery Restaurant" by Westword in 2017. Westbound & Down Brewing Company is made of a dynamic team working to provide our community with exceptional service and distinct sophisticated beers. Brewing beer is an art. Each element leads the unique and layered taste of our beers. But that said, we really just want to make good beer and keep the process approachable. Here are a few things that we do to in hopes to make a beer you love. Our beers are non-filtered, relying on the natural process of fermentation to clarify and enhance the flavor. Carbonating stones are used to produce the bubbles, but this is carefully monitored to allow the beer to retain its intended character. Each craft brew will be served in a specifically chosen vessel to further enhance flavor and drinking experience.
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Description: Named "Best Brewery Restaurant" by Westword in 2017. Westbound & Down Brewing Company is made of a dynamic team working to provide our community with exceptional service and distinct sophisticated beers. Brewing beer is an art. Each element leads the unique and layered taste of our beers. But that said, we really just want to make good beer and keep the process approachable. Here are a few things that we do to in hopes to make a beer you love. Our beers are non-filtered, relying on the natural process of fermentation to clarify and enhance the flavor. Carbonating stones are used to produce the bubbles, but this is carefully monitored to allow the beer to retain its intended character. Each craft brew will be served in a specifically chosen vessel to further enhance flavor and drinking experience.
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Idaho Springs for lunch at Westbound And Down. The restaurant was very au modern--sleek and clean. It allowed patrons to bring their dogs. The bathroom was very nice. We had to wait for a half hour to get a table for 6. It was worth the wait.

The appetizers ordered were flatbread pizza and fried green tomatoes. Both were outstanding. The pizza was flavorful yet light. The green tomatoes were perfectly fried to the point where they were firm on the outside and tender on the inside. Yum, yum!

Our main courses included zucchini confit, vegetable lentil soup, pastrami sandwich and burgers. The pastrami sandwich, though not like a NY deli pastrami sandwich, was excellent! I pared the sandwich with seasoned roasted sweet potatoes. The meat was succulent and tender with an incredible Russian dressing. The potatoes very out of sight. Coated with a savory seasoning and roasted to perfection, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. They were delivered to the table piping hot. I'd order it again. Hubby enjoyed his zucchini confit. I tasted my nephew's burger that was prepared medium rare. It was simply scrumptious.

One unusual aspect of this restaurant was that guests actually get up to get their own water at the water station near the front hall. I didn't mind refilling my own glass yet found it a unique dining feature. We all enjoyed our meal. I'd love to eat here again.

Thank S4356KUtracyc
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

What a surprise! One side is The Buffalo restaurant from the 1800s and the other brewery side is modern and tasteful. The beer is very well done (most important), service is top notch, food is well done and created in-house with all fresh ingredients! Highly recommend this on your trip thru Idaho Springs. The staff was just lovely and the energy there quite positive.

Thank Txjohnson
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very modern and chic looking. It seems like it should be in downtown Denver instead of historic Idaho Springs. We stopped for a snack and some beers with our kids and were promptly seated in the back with other groups with kids. Apparently they don't want children to disturb the hip people at the bar and the rest of the establishment.

With that complaint aside, the beer was really good. Their Colorado IPA was up there with many others that I've tasted. The food was bar food, greasy, filling, and a little overpriced, but we left happy with our pit stop.

Thank Darthharvey
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

First the good news. We sat at the bar and the girl was extremely friendly. The place is super modern with nice wood treatments making for a nice environment. The menu was interesting but we only wanted to try their beer.

Now, the disappointment. Liking flights so we can try many different beers, we ordered one. All of their beers were way too strong and heavy for our experienced pallets. Not a one was light, had fruit or any interesting quality other than way too bold and they were all in that category.

If you are a bold beer lover, than try this spot. Maybe you'll find it to your liking.

Thank Andrea T
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Try the Bison burger, or the Fried chicken sandwich! Both were exceptional! Great food and Great Service! Was even able to purchase some Westbound Brew to take back to Kansas, it was excellent! My daughter and I sat at the bar after our Clear Creek Rafting trip, and had an amazing meal! Will most definitely return in the future!

Thank Chellie P
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