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Carver Brewing Co.

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Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Takeout Available
  • Outdoor Seating Available
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Updated 02/17/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/17/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
The Southwest's Original Brewpub. Serving Colorado for over 37 years, we pride ourselves on fresh healthy Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Sandwiches and Entrees. Many of our sandwiches and entrees can be made "low carb" for no cost by eliminating the bun and fries and replace with a salad. We make fresh Bavarian pretzels almost daily in our bakery which are served hot with a Wisconsin cheese dip and a side of whole grain mustard. Healthy, hearty and fresh creations for lunch and dinner. Vegetarian and kid-friendly. Always expect to find something on tap for the hopheads, a Belgian style, one of the distinct seasonal lagers the brewmaster is fond of, and something you've never had before. Located
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Non-smoking restaurants, Sports bars, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Monday night, most restaurants close early (8p.m.) but Carver’s stays open a little later. The kitchen closes at 9p.m. We arrived at 8:30 pm and when I asked the host if we were too late to order food; he was very accommodating and...stated it would not be a problem. We had great service, drinks and food.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded today

We are indeed open daily 11 am to 9 pm and happy to cook you up a great meal right up closing time! And of course pour you some beers too. :) Best, Claire

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Reviewed January 24, 2022

We chose this brewpub over another that had a longer line. We definitely chose well. We were able to get in relatively quickly and got a nice seat in a quiet section to enjoy a sampling of their beers. The food was very good as...well. A lot of times restaurants in tourist towns are hit and miss, but this one was definitely one I would recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2022

Hi Jeff, we are so glad you chose Carver's! We strive to serve high quality food and drink and appreciate your 5 star review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice afternoon beer. Great selection of own brewed beers. Bartender was helpful in deciding which to try. They also sell cans to goMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded today

We always have flagship styles that are consistently on tap and a variety of rotational beers. Right now we have a crisp and refreshing La Plata Pilsner that prefect after a mountain bike ride or hike around Durango. And yes, take some home with you!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was pretty good - didn’t rock our world but was a solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Service was great - we had a fab server named Evans…loved sitting in the beer garden.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful. My wife and I both ordered the Cobb salad which was excellent. Despite it being so busy, we did not have to wait long for our food. My wife drinks a lot of water and the waiter kept...her water glass filled up. Place is kind of loud, but not overly so. Overall, nice atmosphere, great food and great service.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped to eat a quick lunch before driving the San Juan mountains. The food was just average eats for us but filling and a nice place to eat. It was clean and easy to get a table.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

As locals for a decade, we have visited this restaurant many times. The interior and service are still great as they were. And the craft beer is great. HOWEVER, the food and menu have yet to recover from the pandemic. Items mussing from the earlier...menu include red chili, BLT sandwich, and decent hamburgers. The burgers are now all “smash burgers” which cannot be ordered as to degree of done. Obviously, Carvers is trying to save expenses by serving all burgers the same (like McDonalds?) except that Carver’s are $15) Carvers is at least open 7 days a week, including lunch. All too many restaurants here have eliminated lunch service due to “labor shortages’ (meaning owner's refusal to offer attractive pay). but should you go to Carvers (and you should) order sone beer, and not the “ smash burger:lMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

We stopped for dinner. My husband had the green hatch chili in a bread bowl and I had a bunless Bacon Blu burger. Both were very good. My husband enjoyed several different beers they had and I had a mule. Very good. They make their...own ginger beer and I bought a six pack for mules at home. The staff was very attentive, even slipped a lime into our bag for the mules!! A definite stop while in DurangoMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lori, sounds like you had the perfect Carver's meal! A bunless burger is a wonderful meal...lots of nutritious protein and toppings with very low carbs. Any burger or sandwich can be served with no bun and a side salad with no extra charge! The...More

Reviewed April 30, 2022

We ate here 3 times in 3 days. Excellent ginger beer & wine. Burgers and chili were good. Good service too. Good ruben.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, I love to hear you came in three days in a row! Carver's offers a great variety of food options, from hearty burgers and sandwiches, five salads all with housemade dressings, numerous entrees, and many vegetarian and vegan options. We included locally sourced and...More

Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

Elli and Maddie are very informative, educational and helpful on the menu. My husband had the cheeseburger and fries, I had the Caesar salad with the shrimp Both are great. Go see Elli or Maddie they will take care of you

Date of visit: April 2022
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for stopping in at Carver's! Elli and Maddie are two great servers. All of our staff is very knowledge on the food we serve as well as our craft brewed beer and home made sodas. Hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed March 19, 2022

After many hours on the road it was refreshing. We arrived Friday afternoon and were seated immediately which was nice since I was hungry now not wait 45min for a table hungry. We were seated in a booth and Pam was our server she was...very nice and attentive. I ordered from the St. Paddy’s menu with a Irish stout poured to perfection and super smooth along with a Reuben. My wife had a burger that she said was delicious. Not my fist visit here but my first review, over 20 years going to carver and they are always consistent.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2022

Thanks New Mexico Tony! Glad we can be the perfect rest stop for all the travelers that pass through Durango. I will let Pam know you left her a great review, hope you can come in again soon. Best, Colin Carver

Reviewed March 8, 2022

After a long day on the road, this restaurant/pub was a very nice spot to grab dinner and a brew! My daughter and I ordered bruschetta, pizza and salad - each very filling and delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Indoor restaurant/bar seating...along with a very nice, spacious patio gives you a choice on where to sit. We had a very enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2022

Sounds like you had a delicious meal! Thanks so much for coming in and glad you enjoyed our food, atmosphere, and service.

Reviewed January 25, 2022 via mobile

Liz is wonderful and makes a great mule. My husband and I went and sat at the bar, cheeseburger and fries, I had the Mac and cheese with shrimp, delicious. Liz is very informative and educational on the menu and drinks. Thank you carvers for...LizMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2022

Thanks for stopping in and glad you enjoyed Carver's! We appreciate Liz and all her work as a talented and friendly bartender.

Reviewed January 8, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Carver Brewing Company! The Pork green chili was excellent. The artichoke and spinach dip was fantastic!! Highly recommend this app. The burgers were very good! Our son had the mac and cheese and he enjoyed it! The ginger beer and...root beer were both good! Would highly recommend eating here!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Colin Carver, Owner at Carver Brewing Co., responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2022

Thanks for the excellent review and glad you enjoyed your stop at Carver's!

Reviewed December 4, 2021

We were away for vacation visiting Durango, Co and took in the downtown shopping district. It was the night before Thanksgiving and we were recommended to go to Carvers. We were treated to an awesome Turkey diner special with stuffing, cranberry, and just delicious carved...turkey. Great value and great people made this a great night on turkey EVE.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Hi Tina, Yes! We have Happy Hour everyday from 3-6pm with $2 all pints -hope to see you soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carver Brewing Co.

Yes, Carver Brewing Co. offers takeout services.

Yes, Carver Brewing Co. is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Carver Brewing Co. is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4