What: an American-style restaurant and tasting room located inside dual brewery and cidery in RiNo.
Where: 2875 Blake St, Denver
When: Open Saturday, December 12 at Noon. Regular hours: Daily from 11 to 12 a.m.
Formerly situated inside Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey distillery, Rackhouse Pub will resurrect its tasting room and restaurant concept inside the “Juicebox,” at the Bindery on Blake— a 22,000-square-foot production facility for C Squared Ciders and the forthcoming, Bierstadt Lagerhaus. The decision to open came this afternoon after approval went through for the restaurant’s liquor license:
“It’s been a very fluid situation,” said Rackhouse owner, Chris Rippe, in reference to the frequently shifting process of opening a restaurant.
Coming in at 4,000 square-feet, Rackhouse is perched on the mezzanine level of the facility. Outfitted with relics of the building’s past, including a community table made from an old printing press, the beer-centric restaurant has an industrial feel. It even overlooks C Squared’s canning line.
The menu, crafted by Chef Brandon Muncy, formerly of The Lobby, highlights the notions behind the “brewed food” movement. With items like its popular IPA mac-n-cheese, the food will not only be tailored to pair well with the in-house beers and ciders but will use the same ingredients in its dishes that are used in the brewing process. On average, dishes cost about $10 to $16. Currently, Bierstadt beers are not available until March 2016 but there will be guest taps and C Squared ciders ready to be poured. Doors open tomorrow at noon with regular hours of 11 to 12 a.m., daily.
All photography by Candace Peterson.