Photos: Pub 17, pouring all Colorado beers, opens at the Grand Hyatt Denver
"If you're a beer geek, you'll always find another beer here that you haven't drunk or heard of before, and if you're a foodie, then you can get a really great meal," says Klein, adding that "we're trying to cater to a mix of our own hotel guests and to locals."
And starting in September, Pub 17 will begin rolling out beer- and wine-pairing dinners once a month, and the pub already has brew-related events lined up every day during the Great American Beer Festival, including an opening party hosted by one of Colorado's best breweries.
The restaurant is open from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., seven days a week, and you can get a double dose of happy hour, too, which runs from 3 to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to close, with $3 drafts, $4 house wines and $5 "hoptails." Ad today, happy hour is all day, plus there's free valet parking at tonight's grand opening.
I spent the lunch hour with Klein yesterday, sipping cocktails and sampling several of Leandro's new dishes, the photos of which are on the following pages.