TAVERNS AND BARS
Below you will find a list of the many Taverns, Breweries, and Bars you can find here in Golden.
Mountain Toad Brewing
Mountain Toad Brewing Golden is a small microbrewery specializing in handcrafted fresh beer. Mountain Toad's focus is on providing a place for the Golden community to gather and unwind. The future taproom will offer a quaint and comfortable atmosphere for locals and visitors alike to grab a pint and make a new friend. After all, craft beers are more thoroughly enjoyed when in good company. Mountain Toad will offer beers by the half pint, pint or pitcher as well as growlers so that their beer can be taken to-go and enjoyed at home. The brewery is at the corner of 9th and Washington in historic downtown Golden and was an old machine shop that has been restored and transformed into a small brewhouse and taproom, with a beer garden in the adjacent yard. The brewery’s name was inspired by the Rocky Mountain Toad. A toad is commonly viewed as an indicator to the health of an ecosystem. Feeding off small insects and living in both water and land, a happy local toad population indicates a flourishing, vibrant and well-balanced environment. Thus, the Mountain Toad is a symbol for good health and vitality within our community. Rugged, adventurous and whimsical, the Mountain Toad is a playful character that embodies the atmosphere of the brewery. Mountain Toad Brewing has a 10 BBL brewhouse and a 1 BBL pilot system. At any given time, they will have up to 8 beers on tap, consisting of several house standards and several rotating seasonal / experimental beers. The four house standards are Apex Amber, White Ranch Wit, Mt. Zion IPA and Ryrish Stout.
Golden Moon Distillery
Golden Moon Distillery is the first legal distillery to operate in Golden Colorado since prohibition. Golden Moon Distillery produces premium hand-crafted herbal liquors and liqueurs on antique stills using the best available herbs, spices, and botanicals, using the same type of artisan production processes utilized by distillers making premium products in the mid-to-late 1800s. Golden Moon produces Golden Moon Gin, REDUX Absinthe, Golden Moon Colorado Grappa, Golden Moon Colorado Apple Jack and specialty liquors including our Crème de Violette, Dry Curacao, and Amer dit Picon. Their spirits have won numerous awards in the U.S. and Europe and are featured in some of the best restaurants and cocktail bars in this country. Stop by the distillery and tasting room for a tour, a taste, a cocktail or a bottle.
Miners Saloon is located in Historic Downtown Golden with 24 draft lines, great wines, and cocktails and delicious food all served in a cozy atmosphere.
Trailhead Taphouse & Kitchen
Trailhead Taphouse & Kitchen has a great line-up of local taps & wines and plenty of home cooking, including Cajun, truly gourmet pizzas, and fresh healthy salads. Drop by and enjoy their cozy atmosphere, meet old and new friends and just relax!
The historic Ace-Hi Tavern, voted the "Best Happy Hour in Jefferson County,” features a jukebox, bowling game and pool table as well as drink specials and great service. Call 303-279-9043 for Happy Hour specials or visit the Ace-Hi Facebook page. A limited menu is available for purchase. Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night. Ace-Hi Tavern is a bar in Golden that features Coors beers.
New Terrain Brewing
A culture of curious & distinct individuals dedicated to the science & craft of small batch, high quality, creative beers. Our motto is not "this is how it is done" but rather, "what if we try this way?" It inspires us to create, to innovate, and to explore new terrain.
Golden City Brewery
Golden City Brewery is Golden's second largest brewery and offers tours by appointment. The beer garden and taproom serve award-winning handcrafted ales and lagers. Compete in the monthly cribbage tournament or enjoy live music in the beer garden. Purchase a growler or boomer of the Legendary Red to take home.
Cannonball Creek Brewery
Cannonball Creek Brewery and Tap room is one of four craft breweries in Golden Colorado. Located on the north side of town, just minutes from downtown Golden, Cannonball Creek offers a relaxed atmosphere for beer lovers with a rotating tap. Cannonball Creek focused on Belgian ales, and experimental ingredients while also offering some of the bigger American styles. With 140 seats in the taproom, there'll be plenty of space to have a beer and enjoy eats from rotating food trucks, or deliciousness delivered from a local restaurant like nearby Bob's Atomic Burgers.
Golden Moon Speakeasy
Golden Moon Speakeasy's timeless, classic cocktails are born of a golden age. All are made meticulously and artistically with only their Golden Moon spirits. The Golden Moon Distillery produces premium hand-crafted herbal liquors and liqueurs using the best available herbs, spices and botanicals, and made with the same type of artisan production processes utilized by distillers in the mid-to-late 1800s. They offer appetizers perfectly suited to enhance and complement the unique flavors of their cocktails. There's always a lot happening at the Speak, and locally within the Golden community – from music, to tastings, to special events, so make sure to check their website for the most current happenings.
Barrels and Bottles Brewery
Barrels & Bottles Brewery is a nanobrewpub offering premium-style, hand-crafted beers along with special guest taps, wine by the glass, tapas-style food options ranging from fresh baguette plates to daily- made spreads. With 22 beer taps and 24 wine taps, you are sure to find something for everyone. Barrels & Bottles Brewery is also home to Colorado's 1st Fusion Beer Tower. Barrels & Bottles Brewery offers indoor and outdoor seating and is just 1 block from the Coors Brewery Tours in historic downtown Golden. Barrels and Bottles Brewery offers an exploratory adventure that begins with your eyes and nose, moves to your finger tips and finishes with your mouth.
Holidaily Brewing Co.
The key to the deliciousness of our beer is high-quality ingredients and knowledgeable employees. We use the finest locally sourced, malted, gluten-free grains as the base for our beers. Whether or not you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, Holidaily invites craft beer lovers to celebrate life every single day! How do you Holidaily? We are the only dedicated, gluten-free brewing facility in the state of Colorado. That means not one gluten-containing ingredient enters our doors, so there is never a chance for cross-contamination.