Although plunked down in the middle of suburbia, Lowry Beer Garden
takes a decent stab at trying to create the old-world ambiance of a German Biergarten, with a gravel floor, communal tables & benches, and trees (though they need a few more years). Along with the variation on traditional atmosphere, Lowry diverges from the typical Biergarten with their broad selection of local craft brews on tap, backed by a deep bottle list. Though solidly suburban Americana, Lowry has created a pleasant, family-friendly place to hang out with numerous Colorado beers.
BEER LINEUP: Deep. Most taps are from the Denver area (with the confusing exception of Victory, from PA) and the bottles & cans span Colorado. They also serve wine and spirits.
ATMOSPHERE: Lowry features a small indoor area with a bit of seating and food & drink order stations, but really pulls off the summer vibe with an expansive beer garden (duh) outdoors. The place feels relaxed with a mix of families, groups of friends, and happy hour colleagues. They have a kitchen that serves mostly pub grub.
SERVICE: Efficient. Lowry has counter service and the crew seemed focused on keeping the line moving, though sometimes at the expense of friendliness. But hey, did you go to the beer counter to find a friend or find a beer?
Deep in Lowry next to Wings Over The Rockies
the area can seem rather sterile and suburban. With the cookie-cutter homes and rows of same-looking restaurants you could easily mistake it for Stapleton, Highlands Ranch or Broomfield. On the flip side, you could easily make a long afternoon of visiting the museum, then grabbing food and some beers. Parking is also easy.