The building that Amato’s is housed in was formerly a fountain and statuary store known as Amato of Denver. Amato of Denver has since moved their operations a block away, opening up the space to Breckenridge Brewery who transformed the building into the trendy watering hole that it is today.
|Hefeweizen on the left, 72 Imperial on the right|
We took a few moments to take in the gorgeous skyline view from the patio and headed out to HTB for dinner and a few more brews.
HTB is yet another hip place in a hip neighborhood but, again, it is worth the risk of looking like the un-cool kid at the jock party for HTB’s great food and great beer selection. HTB is so devoted to beer, in fact, that the casual eater may well be drinking beer even without ordering a pint: so many of their dishes are cooked using craft beer as an ingredient. The divinely delicious mac n’ cheese is made with Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing and the fish and chips as well as onion rings are made with Mama’s Little Yella Pils from Oskar Blues.
I would recommend both Amato’s and HTB to all Denver residents as well as all visitors. If the interlopers aren’t ready to admit Denver’s superiority yet, perhaps a few sips of our finest ales will loosen their tongues.