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Great American Beer Festival

2017 guide

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is one of Denver's biggest annual events. Showcasing hundreds of breweries and thousands of brews, over 60,000 beer enthusiasts travel to the festival from all over—making the three-day event a great opportunity for drivers.


The Official Ride of Great American Beer Festival

We're thrilled to announce that Uber is the Official Ride of Great American Beer Festival. You can check out the full story on this year's partnership here.

When to drive during GABF week

Busiest request times

Thursday, Oct 5

  • 6pm - 11pm
  • 10pm - 11pm – Highest request hour

Friday, Oct 6

  • 7pm - 12am
  • 10pm - 11pm – Highest request hour

Saturday, Oct 7

  • 4pm - 12am
  • 10pm - 11pm – Highest request hour

Navigating GABF

How pickups work

As the Official Ride of Great American Beer Festival, Uber partners can expect more ride requests throughout Denver as event-goers head to and from Colorado Convention Center (CCC).

GABF will have three convenient pickup and dropoff areas for rideshare drivers to meet their riders*:

  • Stout St: Underneath the convention center along the Stout St tunnel
  • 14th & California: Just SE of the Big Blue Bear
  • Stout St & Speer Blvd: Near the entrance of the Bellco Theatre

*Riders will be instructed to meet their driver at one of the pickup areas, but it's always a great idea to confirm the pickup location with the rider.

Driver giveaway

Score free Broncos tickets this weekend

To celebrate helping festival-goers get around safely this weekend, we're giving away two pairs of tickets* to watch the Broncos on October 15.

For a chance to win, take a trip between 4pm on Thursday, October 5, and 3am on Monday, October 9, anywhere in Denver**. Each trip counts as one entry, so the more trips you take, the more chances to win.

Uber is proud to be the Official Ridesharing Partner of the Denver Broncos.

*Winners will receive (2) United Club Level tickets and (2) VIP pregame field passes

Winning the day

Pro tips for safe driving

  • Pickups at GABF

    • Confirm the rider's pickup location: Riders will be instructed to meet you at one of the pickup areas, but it's always a great idea to confirm their location.
    • Ask your rider’s name: Crowds of beer enthusiasts may request to leave GABF around the same time—make sure you've picked up the right person by asking their name.
    • Repeat your rider's destination address: Riders have enjoyed a long day at a beer festival—you'll want to make sure they've entered in the correct dropoff location.
  • During a trip from GABF

    • Having bottled water might score you a favorable rating from your rider.
    • Did the rider leave a mess? Take photos and report the incident under 'Help' in your app.
    • If a rider behaves in a way that makes you uncomfortable, use good judgment. Report any incidents in-app. You should contact the police for serious incidents or emergencies.
  • Getting the most out of GABF

    • Enjoy the ride: Guests visit Denver from all over the world for GABF. Strike up a conversation and connect with people.
    • Share your knowledge of Denver: Know a local hidden gem? This is the perfect opportunity to show tourists the finer points of the city.
    • Denver will be busy: Apart from New Year's Eve, you won't find a bigger event in Denver than Great American Beer Fest. You can expect lots of requests all throughout the week.
  • Getting support

    • Need in-person support? Our team of Uber Experts would love to help! You can find an Uber Greenlight Hub here.
    • Phone support: You can always reach the Uber team by phone—Just tap the phone icon in your Uber partner app. We're available 24/7.

Great American Beer Festival

Helpful information

GABF schedule

  • Thu, October 5, 5:30pm – 10pm
  • Fri, October 6, 5:30pm – 10pm
  • Sat, October 7, 12pm – 4pm – Members only
  • Sat, October 7, 5:30pm – 10pm

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