Denver Restaurant Guide

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Hops & Pie

Hops & Pie raised the bar on the classic pairing of beer and pizza. In fact, it raised the bar on both individually. In a beer-filled city, this restaurant’s tap lineup floats to the top of the barrel, with a rotating roster of local favorites and little-seen rarities. As for the pizzas, the team builds its pies on cracker-crisp crusts, with an elevated run of toppings like beer-braised brisket, housemade mozzarella and blackberry barbecue sauce. Kids and pizza purists should know that the classics are also available, and vegans and gluten-free eaters will be pleased to find appropriate substitutions available. Remarkably, though, our very favorite thing about this bare-bones joint is neither the pizza nor the beer: It’s the IPA mac and cheese. Elbow noodles glazed with sharp cheddar are studded with ham and peas beneath a crispy breadcrumb crust. The IPA’s contribution? It cuts the richness of the dish so you can eat the whole pot.
Mark Manger
Details
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday 12-10 p.m. Sunday 2-8 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street
  • Extra Services: Catering
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