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“Love it, wish it was less crowded!”

Steamworks Brewing Co
Ranked #8 of 196 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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.
Durango, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love it, wish it was less crowded!”
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Steamworks is my comfort restaurant - I have daydreamed of sitting down in this restaurant countless times while deep in the backcountry. A conductor or a train smoke are my favorite beers in town, and I have my assortment of favorite menu items, which are always good, consistent, satisfying, hearty, well balanced, etc. It's my favorite place to go when I'm looking for something more than a burrito but it's not a super special occasion. It's not gourmet or organic or unique, but it's reasonably priced with a broad and solid menu and friendly waitstaff.

That said, everyone else seems to feel the same and I've stopped going in the evenings, because of the wait. I get annoyed that with all the restaurants in this town, that everyone else seems to want to come to Steamworks too (and they don't take reservations). I wish that either Steamworks opened up a 2nd location, or that someone else opened up a reasonably priced restaurant with better food than the other bars in town (which aren't up to Steamworks' level at all). Being able to order a shaved brussels sprouts and kale salad on the side means a lot to me! Thanks Steamworks. ALSO, please bring back the Bread ciabatta rolls. Letting those go was a major misstep, to me and everyone else I know.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Torrey B
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice family place and a decent brew”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Comfort food, great family place, good beer. I had the hanger steak, she had the meatloaf. Fast service. Yada yada. An a ok place. Nothing more nothing less.

  • Visited May 2014
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good brews, good food, good folks.”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We hit the Steamworks about once a month and always enjoy their new dishes as well as old favorites such as the fish and chips. The salads are fresh, tasty and plentiful, The brews are varied and all good, try the One Wit Wunder for a different one or the Backside Stout for full flavor. It's a family friendly place to bring the kids,

  • Visited April 2014
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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not only did they have an exceptional beer selection of their own making, but their menu was extensive as well. Both the beer and the food were way above average, and much better than expected, given the warehouse-like building they are housed in. They are constantly busy. We waited 20 minutes on a Monday night! So get there early, or go late.

Visited May 2014
Thank Steve F
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Mukilteo, Washington
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472 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Saved our bacon...”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had been driving all day - from St. George -and got into Durango at 9 PM on Sunday evening. As we expected almost everything was closed. And we were starved. Our hotel suggested the Steamworks and we had a great dinner with a couple of glasses of wine (not the local brew). it was good food. Eat in the bar - more energy than in the restaurant portion.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Richard R
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