Glenwood Springs is a cute town. When we drove through on Tuesday evening, coming in from Aspen, the streets were blocked off for a farmers market. (If we hadn’t been so wiped out and focused on getting to the campground, we probably would have stopped to check it out.) The small downtown area is very charming. On Wednesday, after our all-day river excursion (and a nice hot shower), we took a little bit of time to walk around downtown Glenwood Springs. It was hot and sunny, though, so we weren’t motivated to do a lot of poking around.
We were aiming for the Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company. After a couple of nights of campsite cooking, it was nice to have a leisurely dining experience at a decent restaurant. When we were seated, we found that they also had the Yankees game on one of the TVs, so that was a bonus.
Dave had a few of their in-house beers, and I enjoyed a couple of their funky cocktails (including one made with their in-house root beer). We had some soft pretzels as an appetizer, and took our time ordering entrees. We decided to keep it low key – Dave got a burger and I got a salad – but we did splurge and get dessert. It was all quite yummy. The service was good (even when things got busy) and the ambiance was cheerful. It wasn’t too loud, even when the dining room got full.