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After nearly seven months of construction and over $1 million in renovations, the RiNo Beer Garden is open for business. The former Jake’s Sports and Spirits location underwent a total facelift at the hands of new owners Silver Gordon and Storm Ireland, who also co-own Historians Ale House in the Speer neighborhood. The duo’s second collaboration features more than 60 taps. From these taps are flowing a handful of German beer styles along with brews from across the country, with a large focus on Colorado brews and beers from the RiNo neighborhood.
Inside the remodeled building, you’ll find a spacious and inviting bar with a handful of booths. The real crown jewel, however, is the 4,000-square-foot outdoor patio that’s like a cross between a rustic European biergarten and an upscale sports bar. The patio, built and designed by Arvada’s BC Fence, includes long rows of community-style seating capped off with decorative pergolas, fire pits, twelve 65-inch TVs that stream sports games year-round, and beautiful artwork by local artist, Brian Greer.
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“The inspiration for RiNo Beer Garden was really the beer gardens of Germany,” said Kevin Duerbusch, general manager for the space.
In keeping with the community-focused beer garden theme, the dining menu is filled with shareable plates like the “German Nachos,” which consist of house-made potato chips, bratwurst, pickled red onions, fresh sauerkraut, and a Gruyère cheese sauce. The lengthy menu also features several flatbreads, hearty comfort food entrées like schnitzel gnocchi and Southern-style dumplings, and five different kinds of brats including a sweet and savory wild boar-apricot version and a “Railyard” brat made with Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Railyard Ale and topped with house-made potato salad. The RiNo Beer Garden is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Bonus: Check out the daily specials, such as 75-cent wings during Monday Night Football games, $1 tacos and tequila specials on Tuesdays, and a plate of fish and chips with a 10-ounce draft beer for $8.95 on Fridays. 3800 Walnut St, 303-295-3800