Photos and an update: Lowry Beer Garden tapped to open the third week of May

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Lori Midson
By this time next month, the Lowry Beer Garden -- the first bona fide beer garden in Denver -- will be pouring suds, most of them local, from the confines of a new kitchen and bar that's part of a larger 8,000 square-foot project in the new Hangar 2 project in Lowry.

And when I stopped by a few days ago to check out the beer garden's progress, I found a construction crew and landscapers hard at work on the ambitious endeavor from the Larimer Associates, the same group that's also responsible for the proliferation of restaurants on Larimer Square, in addition to Madison Street, LoHi Steakbar and Billy's Inn.

The behemoth space will feature, among other attributes, ping pong tables and a long community table in the covered pavilion, and what Rod Wagner, a partner with the Larimer Associates, calls an "intense and impressive landscaping project" that will surround the perimeter of the beer garden. "It's like a pocket park in New York with an exquisite garden of colorful flowers, trees and shrubs," says Wagner, noting, too, that the beer garden will also grow hops and feature bistro lighting. "It's very Colorado-oriented, very Colorado-specific in terms of what we're plating, and it will definitely have a real park-like feel," echoes general manager Christopher Mohaupt.

When the beer garden opens -- the group is shooting for the third week in May -- you can expect sixteen tap handles, twelve of which will dispense Colorado brews, in addition to a "good, extensive bottle list that represents Colorado," says Mohaupt. And the menu, developed by Troy Guard, the exec chef of TAG, TAG|RAW BAR and Madison Street, is a solid board of sandwiches, including a Reuben; giant pretzels; bratwursts and dogs from Continental Sausage, all of which can be paired with toppings, including chili, chipotle-lime slaw, jalapeno cream cheese, roasted poblano peppers and beer garden mustard; turkey, bison and beef burgers; and salads, several of which draw on Guard's familiarity with Asian cuisine. "There's an obvious Troy spin in the salads, and while the menu was a little challenging for him because it's so different from what he's done at TAG and TAG RAW BAR, he's come up with some terrific flavors," Mohaupt promises.

The kitchen isn't yet up and running, so no food shots in this post (soon!), but we do have an early peek of the beer garden, pavilion and other details that will round out the space.

Location Info

Lowry Beer Garden

7577 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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10 comments
jfoo
jfoo

Does third week of May mean that it will be open next week, or not until the third FULL week of May, which would be the week of the 21st?

Observer
Observer

Two major problems; (1) It may be flush, but not with trees.  Those are saplings.  Good luck with the scorching sun for the next 15 years, and; (2)  It's in Lowry.

Steveo65
Steveo65

In the spirit of the old Lowry Air Force Base, maybe they can get a hologram of Glenn Miller to perform at the opening.

Jan C
Jan C

Can't wait! Must have Mahr's on tap.

Guest
Guest

Opening Date is the 24th

Mantonat
Mantonat

What's wrong with it being in Lowry?

BringontheBeer
BringontheBeer

Scorching sun in Denver?  You must be weak skinned.  Its not like this is Houston or Atlanta.

Mountainmassey
Mountainmassey

I heard opening is the 23rd. Is there someone to contact to confirm?

Enos39
Enos39

 I'm sure he lives in Stapleton and so is jealous.

The M Pack
The M Pack

Official opening day is May, 23th, 4:00 pm.

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