Denver >Food & Dining > Pints Pub
221 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8020439.736861 -104.990715
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 12pm;Sun. 11am - 8pm
Neighborhoods: Civic Center, Southwest Denver, Golden Triangle
I love this place... – Cask conditioned beer. Largest selection of single malt scotches in the US of A. Good (but not great) food. Cool building. English phone booth in front. Friendly service. I'm a fan....
Character to spare – I may be biased at this point, since I've lived in Denver for nine years and have been going to Pints for that long. Pints is one of the few bars in Denver that doesn't carry nasty, watered down beers. Everything on tap is original and cask-conditioned. The place is a labor of love by a guy who wanted to recreate the British pub concept here. It isn't for people who crave Coors Light! But far, far and away, aside from the excellent beer and liquor menu, the best reason to come here is for the amazing crisps...they are addictive. So, even though I am not a fan of English cuisine, that is one snack I now cannot do without.
Burgers are great! – Good service, good food! Been here several times and have been very pleased with everything. The food is good standard bar food. The beer selection and price is great. Service is attentive and quick. They cater to the lunch crowd during the week, which is nice since I work right by it. You can get in, order, eat, and walk out all fairly close to within 30-40 minutes. Prices are reasonable too!
Beer Needs Help – I hate to say it as I generally can find favor in most beers....but I tried 2 this evening and the Pale and IPA were both horrible. The Pale had a buttery taste which is a sign of high Diacetyl (not good). I really wanted to like the beer since it was brewed onsite, but unfortunately I did not. This is a fun quirky place with great scotch selection and whiskeys, but hopefully they can get the beer figured out in the near future.
Worst manager ever – We were excited to try out Pints for lunch since we heard good thigs about it. Service was good and lunch went by OK. We were told by our waitress to pay at the bar. When we got there we pass three credit cards and told the manager to split the bill evenly. He started saying he could only split it in two, using a very rude language and pointing to some "policy" in the menu (written in gothic font) which in turn made us angry and very surprised. We couldn't believe how in the 21st century a bill can't be split 3 ways...the manners on the manager were unbelievable, he was mocking us. We had to use only two cards...We are never going back!!!
Exceptionally Rude Service – We received exceptionally rude service when we went to the bar to pay. It was surprising since the new waitress had been helpful and friendly. The guy at the bar checkout was so exceptionally abrupt and rude we had no choice but to give no tip. We were not aware of the policy the place has to not split bills more than two ways, and the barman chose to tell us this in an exceptionally rude way.
The "British" style food here is moderate to poor, with the sausages rather dissapointing.
Nice atmosphere, authentic-style pub, decent service, but dont go for the food.... – So parking in the area is kind of hard because of all the pay parking lots since its near the jail and in downtown, but one nice thing is that since Pints owns Dozens restaurant across the street, the Dozens restaurant parking lot is free game if you are going there in the evening, problem is there arent alot of parking spots, so either be lucky, or live within walking distance. So generally the help there is pretty nice people, the few times Ive been there the staff is pretty knowledgable and polite....So I ordered Fish&Chips, thinking it would be great, since its a pub and all, but no, its just a medium piece of decent ( not fabulous) piece of salmon, a tray of skinny fries, and a salad made out of iceberg, for $8.45! I can say that what I ate, not only in flavor but in portion, it was not worth the money, I was left hungry even after I was done. So thats my take on the place, its ok, not the place I would care to go for drink specials and good affordable food, but a decent place for hanging out with friends.
If you love single malt scotch whisky, this is the place to come – Pint's has become a favorite spot for my wife and I to enjoy an evening dram or a nightcap after a show. The "ruling class cheese and crackers" is excellent as an appetizer, and the burgers are good too. Best of all is the selection of single malts.
Likeable beer, lovable whisky – It's kinda behind the Denver Art Museum on 13th. I'm surprised more people don't know about this place, as their brews are very good (IMHO) and they have a wall full of single malts to sample. Food is pretty good, nothing to write home about. It's a great place to kick back and forget about the mendacity of life for a spell. It just feels homey and welcoming that way. Why, oh why, don't they have growlers?? I can only quaff so many before driving home. Take heart: if you bring in your own growler (glass jug), they will fill it for you with your choice of house brew.
Whisky, beer, and a burger. – Pint's is one of those places that can only be described as "quirky." It has been there for years, and this is entirely evident from the guy who seats you, he reminds my girlfriend of Lurch from the Adams Family. The whisky selection there is impressive. They brew beer that is very mediocre. The food is ok, burgers are great. They use these black plastic plates that are really disgusting and do not make the food look appealing (presentation is important). I think that Pint's is one of those places that could be great with some better management/ownership. There are no specials and the beer is on the high side price wise. From my count, they also only have one whisky tasting per year which is pathetic for a place that claims to have the most whiskies in the world or something.
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