Denver's biggest and best brewpub took on an even more esteemed significance in 2003 when founder John Hickenlooper took office as the mayor of Denver. ("Hick" sold his restaurants to an employee group after taking office.) Occupying a renovated warehouse across from Union Station and close to Coors Field, the Wynkoop is one of the country's model microbreweries, and even served as a catalyst for the rebirth of surrounding LoDo. The menu offers pub fare, sandwiches, soups, and salads, plus dinners of steak, chicken burritos, bangers and mash, and buffalo meatloaf -- not to mention a nice variety of beers on tap, including a spicy standout in Patty's Chile Beer.
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