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Idaho Springs

Tommyknocker Brewery & Pub


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Big B's Monster Wings
Buffalo Hot Wings
In our famous house recipe hot sauce.
Melted crumbled bleu cheese $+1.50
Raspberry Chipotle
Fresh raspberries and the heat of mesquite smoked chipotle peppers.
Sweet, bold and spicy style sauce.
Garlic Parmesan
Tossed in garlic butter and sprinkled with parmesan cheese.
Cheaper by the Dozen
These​ are served with your choice of two of our famous homemade sauces (listed above) and are sure to satisfy the heartiest of appetites.
Southwestern Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Spinach and artichoke dip with green chilies and jalapenos, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and baked golden brown. Served with pita bread, garlic toast and tortilla chips.
Homemade Bacon Poppers
Jalapeno​ halves stuffed with cream cheese, bacon wrapped and baked golden brown. Served with raspberry chipotle dipping sauce or ranch dressing.
Beer Battered Mushrooms
Fresh large mushrooms, hand beer battered to order. Deep fried golden brown and drizzled with out homemade balsamic wort glaze. Served with a side of ranch dressing.
Motherlode Nachos
A heaping platter of freshly fried tortilla chips, topped with chili con queso, cheddar cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, cilantro, and sour cream. Served with a side of salsa.
Nuts and Berries Salad
Hand-tossed salad greens, feta cheese, caramelized walnuts, fresh apples, dried cranberries, red onion, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Broiled chicken $+2.00
Soup and Salad
A crock of your choice: tomato artichoke soup, roadhouse red chili, green chili, or our homemade soup du jour. Served with a dinner salad.
Traditional Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed with croutons, and parmesan cheese.
Blackened chicken $+2.99
Broiled chicken $+2.00
House Salad
A blend of fresh garden greens, fresh vegetables and croutons.
Blackened chicken $+2.99
Broiled chicken $+2.00
Dinner Salad
A​ smaller version of our house salad.
All burgers and sandwiches are served on a fresh baked brioche bun, with your choice of french fries, mashed potatoes and gravy, cottage cheese, homemade potato chips, or coleslaw.
Buffalo Burger
A 1/3 pound burger, made of 100% ground buffalo meat.
Cheese $+1.25
Amazin' Blazin' Buffalo Burger
Fresh jalapenos, buffalo wing sauce and pepper jack cheese.
Bacon $+1.75
Southwestern Buffalo Burger
Cooked to perfection, topped with melted pepperjack cheese and fresh guacamole.
Bacon $+1.75
Mozzarella Buffalo Pesto Burger
Topped with pesto and fresh melted mozzarella cheese.
Western Bacon Buffalo Burger
Grilled your way and topped with sharp cheddar cheese, an onion ring, "big b's BBQ" sauce and bacon. What a classic
Blackened Buffalo Burger
Where the plains meet the bayou. Coated with fiery cajun spices, seared on a cast iron skillet, and topped with swiss cheese.
Brewers Burger
Tender and juicy charbroiled ground chuck, cooked your way
Cheese $+1.25
Jalapeno Popper Burger
Ground certified angus chuck with fresh jalapenos, cream cheese and homemade raspberry chipotle sauce.
Bayou Burger
A ground chuck burger coated with cajun fiery spices, onion ring, pepperjack cheese and barbeque sauce.
Traditional Patty Melt
Cooked to your liking. Served on marble rye with grilled onion, melted swiss and american cheese. Thousand island salad dressing on the side.
Green Mountain Burger
Smothered in our award winning pork green chili and served open faced with melted sharp cheddar.
Boomer Burger
Topped with fresh sauteed mushrooms and swiss cheese.
Pub Brewben
Cooked in our maple nut brown ale. Thinly sliced corned beef, with grilled sauerkraut and melted swiss cheese. Served on grilled marble rye. Thousand island served on the side.
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
Made fresh daily. Tenderized, hand breaded, deep fried to a golden brown, served on a brioche bun. Topped with american cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. Roasted pork gravy on the side for dipping.
Hot Pastrami Melt
A generous portion of tender and juicy hot pastrami, piled high on grilled marbled rye with melted aged swiss cheese. Served with freshly made jalapeno horseradish dijon mustard sauce.
Sauerkraut $+0.99
Sweet grilled onions $+99.00
The "California"
Thinly sliced turkey breast, grilled and served on a cuban style roll. Topped with roasted garlic aioli, guacamole, tomatoes, and alfalfa sprouts.
French Dipped
Shaved roast beef, on a toasted hoagie roll. Served with a side of au jus.
Cheese $+1.25
Veggie Burger
Homemade patty with black beans, green chiles, sweet corn and cheddar cheese. Fried and served with a side of ancho chipotle sauce.
Alfalfa sprouts $+0.99
Jackleg Philly Cheese Steak
Shaved roast beef with fresh grilled peppers and onions on a hoagie, topped with melted monterey jack cheese.
Sauteed mushrooms $+0.99
Smokehouse Beef Brisket Sandwich
Slowly smoked for up to 24 hours. Tender and flavorful. Served on a brioche bun with a side of big b's BBQ sauce and cole slaw.
Mesquite Pulled Pork Sandwich
Slowly smoked pork shoulder, hand pulled and served on a brioche bun, served with a side of "big b's BBQ" sauce and cole slaw.
Ultimate Grilled Cheese
This double decker is packed full of american, jack, and cheddar cheese with grilled tomatoes on a whole grain or white bread.
Bacon $+1.75
Tomato Swiss Artichoke Soup
Our famous creamy tomato and artichoke soup, topped with croutons, swiss and parmesan cheeses, then baked golden brown.
Bacon $+1.75
Bread bowl $7.99
Crock $5.99
Cup $3.99
Award Winning Pork Green Chili
This recipe is our secret. The flavor is for real. Sprinkled with cheddar cheese and served with a warm tortilla.
Bacon $+1.75
Bread bowl $7.99
Crock $5.99
Cup $3.99
Buffalo Roadhouse Red Chili
This classic recipe combines tender kidney beans, seasoned ground buffalo, and sweet spanish onions. It is slowly simmered to perfection. Topped with cheddar cheese.
Bacon $+1.75
Bread bowl $7.99
Crock $5.99
Cup $3.99
Soup Du Jour
Homemade fresh daily
Bread bowl $7.99
Crock $5.99
Cup $3.99
With south of border and pub fare
Crunch Fish Tacos
White fish filets dipped in our homemade jack whacker wheat ale batter, fried golden, topped with fresh cabbage, ancho chipotle sauce, and melted american cheese. Served in two soft flour tortillas. Served with black beans, rice and homemade salsa.
Buffalo Burrito
Seasoned ground buffalo and black bean burrito, smothered with award-winning green chili or our homemade enchilada sauce and cheese. It is served with spanish rice and fresh pico de gallo. May substitute chicken.
Sour cream $+0.99
Guacamole $+1.50
Our new velvety smooth homemade enchilada sauce is sure to be a pub favorite
Cheese and onion $8.99
Chicken $10.99
Buffalo $10.99
All enchilada dinners prepared with three corn tortillas. Served with lettuce, pico de gallo, salsa, black beans and rice.
Beer Brat Platter
Two butt head bock brats, handcrafted by continental sausage. Served with german style potato salad, sauerkraut, and brown mustard.
Mountain Man Chicken Fried Rib Eye Steak
A classic rib sticker with a mountain man twist. An 8 oz USDA choice rib eye, tenderized, hand-breaded, and deep fried to perfection. Made fresh daily, served with mashed potatoes and your choice of white or brown gravy.
Pub Fish and Chips
White fish filets dipped in our homemade jack whacker wheat ale batter, fried golden brown, served with a lemon wedge, tartar sauce and cole slaw.
Half order $8.99
"Build Your Own" Gourmet Mac and Cheese
A homemade creamy blend of gruyere, brie, and cheddar cheeses with spiral pasta. Topped with bread crumbs and baked golden brown. Delicious as is or build your own
For those diggers who are 12 or under. All served with choice of fries, mashed potatoes, chips or apple wedges, and fountain soda or draft root beer.
Grilled Cheese
Chicken Fingers
Corn Dog
All beef
Kraft Mac and Cheese
Small Milk
Milkshake or Malt
Served the old fashioned way, with a little extra on the side. Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or caramel
Chocolate Brownie Sundae
Served with whipped cream, chopped nuts, and a cherry on top
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Got stuck in Idaho Springs overnight. Stopped in here for beer and food. Did not disappoint. I went with the lighter flight of beer and a really good bbq pulled pork sandwich and upgraded to their garlic Parmesan fries??? Very tasty lunch. Staff was friendly...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank dolittledigger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My general assessment of brew pubs in tourist towns stands up here, i.e., if you want a beer fine but if you want fine food go elsewhere. Service at this pub is generally good but the the food is highly variable leaning towards awful. Burgers...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Doug K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful selection of craft beer. I was very impressed with their beer and food although we just had appetizers. The place is clean and you can see the brew works from almost any seat. Definitely worth the stop, we will visit again when in the...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank travelintomm
Reviewed December 24, 2019

The beer is always good ! the food can be hit or miss . Overall I like the beer and food . My think is is beer and brats ! and promfrietz (French Fries ) Lived in Germany for 3 years , They do a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank KDA575
Reviewed December 23, 2019

We were there for an early (5 PM) dinner - lots of customers, already. The tomato artichoke soup was delicious - hot, flavorful and hearty - with chunks of tomatoes and artichokes! The salad was described as mixed greens with various veggies. It was actually...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed December 10, 2019

This is a cool place to eat and when you get the food, it is really good. It gets very busy and the servers are all running around getting orders. We had a situation that they had lost our order in the back, never came...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank GingerBrandy
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while checking out shops in Idaho Springs. We had burgers. Burgers were really good. Service was quick and friendly. My wife was unsure about one of the beers and was given a sample to try before ordering a full one,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on our way to Winter Park. It was a busy Saturday night, but with all the seating available we didn’t wait very long. Lots of seating options, even for very large parties. Everyone found something on the menu, kids meals...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank megbergman
Reviewed October 1, 2019

We had the root beer and it was so good. I had the fish and chips, which were so very yummy. My husband had the burger and fries. He loved his food, as well. Our wait person was such a pleasant young man. It has...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

Three of us had fish and chips. Fish was mushy, like it was not a solid piece. Taste was ok but not crazy about the texture. Our 4th had a BLT, which she said was very good. I tried the Peach Cream Ale - very...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Catherine Anna G
July 30, 2015|
Response from MrStogy | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure. The patio was not open the day we went. you can call them at 303-567-4419 Good luck.
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