Westbound & Down Brewing Company at The Buffalo

1617 Miner St.
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
720-502-3121
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Westbound & Down Brewing Company at The Buffalo

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  • Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
What happens when a high-caliber chef like Scott Parker leaves an excellent restaurant like Table 6 and decamps for a brewery kitchen in Idaho Springs? You get a brewpub that's worth a stop, whether you're drinking or not. Westbound and Down deals in sports-bar classics — nachos, pretzels, chili and burgers — and each dish is executed by an exacting hand, resulting in a menu that's elevated in quality but not unnecessarily fancified. This food is immensely comforting, and ideal for pairing with an IPA after a hike or a day on the slopes. Friendly bartenders will set you right, plotting you a course through a trough of green-chile cheese fries littered with pork shoulder; housemade charcuterie ;and a buffalo burger paved with white cheddar. We never miss the hot-fried chicken, either: The poultry comes peppered with lip-tickling spice and sided with a fluffy buttermilk biscuit plus one additional side. Get the mac and cheese — the classic spirals in creamy cheddar are the platonic ideal of the version you loved as a kid.
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