I go to the Gordon Biersch with my gym buddies at least once a week for the great beers and good food. Their brewery has a wonderful selection of beers and all of us love a drink or two. This last Saturday however, I went for lunch with my girlfriend.
As soon as we got inside, we were seated promptly and offered drinks. Since it was just after noon, we did not want to drink beer and instead chose wine. Their wine selection is not bad at all. We had the Southwest Eggrolls, which contained chicken, red peppers, pepper jack, black beans and corn. Quite good though I think that a bit more spices would have made it better. I ordered the Shrimp Mac and Cheese. It was especially good with the melting cheese and the succulent shrimp. The portion was large and enough for two. I don’t normally eat a lot of Mac and Cheese but this time I decided to order it. It was good enough for me. My girlfriend had the Biersche Burger. Though the server did not ask how she wanted it to be cooked, the end result was perfectly good and tasty. She quite loved it. Both of us shared a side of garlic fries. Now I got to tell you that the garlic fries at this place can be quite fiery, so if you have tummy trouble, then you better not order this. However, if you, like us, love spicy food, do order this!
The cocktails at the Gordon Biersch are extensive. The Bloody Mary and the Cosmopolitan are good.
The food in this place is said to be a bit over-priced. But honestly, I think the ambiance makes up for it. If you happen to go during wintertime, you are going to love the fireplace they have outside. Broomfield can be a pretty cold place in winter and though we went for lunch, we still appreciated the fireplace. The ambiance of this place is warm and inviting. However, why me and my gym buddies seem to like this place so much is because it is sort of a ‘man’s place’, if you know what I mean! It is not a place frequented by teenagers or oldies. It is a place where middle-aged guys like us hang out for a beer and good pub food. So may be this place is not the cheapest place on the block, or may be it is not a place to go out on a first date, but it is a place for people who have time on their hands to hang out.
However, I do have a complaint about the Gordon Biersche. It is too LOUD! I don’t seem to know why. Even when the place has only a few tables filled, the place seems just too loud. Something the owner should work on!
Apart from the loud factor though, I love this place. Me and my gym buddies have been frequenting this joint for a couple of years and we are going to continue to do so.