The doors to Pub 17 on Welton Street opened to the public mid-summer 2012, debuting a locally sourced, organic menu in an informal setting on the street front of the Grand Hyatt Denver. The rebranding of the 100-seat downtown Denver restaurant (replacing the 1876 Restaurant) was taken on by Chef de Cuisine Jay Leandro, a skilled Grand Hyatt culinary talent. Leandro visualized his signature classic comfort food, focusing on native Colorado ingredients, with a robust selection of local microbrews and wines.Grand Hyatt Denver's Pub 17 On Welton Street serves a bounty of locally grown and sourced produce. — Photo courtesy of Diana Rowe
Pub 17’s philosophy began with a simple setting, relaxed, serene and welcoming with soft hues and conversation-encouraging seating. Step up to the back bar and indulge in the 50 featured local microbrews, showcasing Denver’s reputation as the brewer of more beer than any other U.S. city. Pub 17 also enters the brew market offering a Pub 17 lager.
Pub 17’s flavorful menu offers something for appetites of all sizes. Need a bite to get you to dinner? No problem, two Happy Horus offer affordable ($3-$5) bites: chips & dips; chorizo Arancini; Grilled Cheese, Herb Roasted Bone Marrow; and Pretzel Bread & Cheese. Shareable snacks on the regular menu also include mussels, Bruschetta, and Pretzel Crusted Ahi. Or go big with burgers and sandwiches, including Meyer’s Natural Angus Burger, Colorado Lamb Burger or Mile High Reuben. House specialties, such as all-natural Bavette Steak, Herb Buttermilk Grilled Chicken and Grilled Colorado Lamb Loin, will satisfy the biggest hunger pains. Be sure to include a dunk into Chef Jay’s homemade jam, served on the side.