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Steamworks Brewing Co

801 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5425
+1 970-259-9200
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Ranked #11 of 157 restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Mexican, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Steamworks Brewing Co. Opened its doors in Durango in September 1996. A favorite watering hole for locals and visitors alike, the brewpub has much more to offer than award-winning craft beer. Known as a town meeting place, Steamworks enjoys a bustling, fun environment. Steamworks' culinary program is unmatched in the region in both breadth and quality of offerings. The "gastropub" fare includes regionally-raised meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas, spicy Southwestern-style dishes, and vegetarian & gluten-free offerings provide something for everyone who's hungry. The Steam Engine Lager is "arguably the best American - Style Amber Lager in the world" as it has garnered four Gold Medals, a Silver and a Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) over the years and also has taken a Silver Medal at the World Beer Cup (WBC). Steamworks has won a total of twelve GABF medals, and two WBC medals. The brewpub maintains up to 18 styles of beer on tap.
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Durango, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Durango is lucky to have a handful of GREAT small breweries in town and Durangoans do love their beer! Steamworks has a great selection of different types of beers and a huge menu with great food! Great place for kids, they can chalk draw on the floors and throw peanut shells on the ground! Messy kids? No Worries! ;) Service... More

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Durango, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you want a good taste of Durango, I recommend Steamworks. The menu is versatile....from pasta and great pizza to my favorite burger.....the Santa Rita. The beer is consistently delicious and the atmosphere is pure Durango ! We live here now, but that is certainly not a requirement to enjoy this place.

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Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

They have a wide variety of food. I'm not a beer drinker, but they are also known for their variety of specially brewed beers. One of the best restaurants in Durango!

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Spokane, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

We got in to eat around 9pm, and it was a great meal with fantastic beer. Large menu with lots of options for adults and children. The staff was exceptionally friendly, and it was a fun atmosphere. Highly recommend while in this great mountain town!

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We are locals and we LOVE Steamworks! With all of the restaurants in town, casual and more sophisticated, this is still our favorite restaurant in Durango. The Cajun Boil is amazing!! The spice mix that they make is none like I have ever had before. We just love it! We eat at Steamworks 2 - 3 times a month for... More

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Durango, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We are locals and have been eating (and drinking) at Steamworks since they opened in the late 1990's. They have improved in both food and beer over the years and have really become the "go-to" place for travelers who don't want a fancy sit-down meal. They have a nice outdoor patio and several indoor rooms replete with TVs for sports... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Had the ribs with their special dry rub. It was spectacular. tried some of their locally brewed beer which was great and the service was again terrific atmosphere was great and the noise was not bad

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Steamworks is a fantastic restaurant and an even better brewery! A great gathering place for everyone from families to college students to the over 50 crowd. Awesome selection of beers for every palate, including the best Imperial IPA that you will ever find on tap - nitrogen charged Conductor IPA. The food is consistently good. I travel a lot around... More

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Tooele, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great menu. Ribs were moist. Try the chicken & jalapeno waffles! Yum! Family friendly. Great kids menu. Kids get chalk to write on the floor. They loved it!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Our dinner and beverages were delicious! And, our waiter didn't even flinch when my eighteen month old sprayed milk in his face. We had sandwiches, but the boil looked delish--we will definitely be trying that next time!

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