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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
303 Main Street
phone: (303) 823-6685
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 50 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Walking into this place, it didn't scream "brewpub" quite as much as "dive bar." Still, any place with a classic video arcade can't be that bad. Also, props to having live music - even though it wasn't quite my style. Service was friendly. The selection included all of their regular offerings plus one seasonal - a dry stout that was lacking substantially in character of any sort. I was hoping to see more than just one rotating tap. My pizza was tasty and reasonably priced.
03-25-2009 00:49:07 |
More by klewis
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is the original Oskar Blues brewery but they've since moved to nearby Longmont, and I highly recommend checking out the other one at the same time. This place is now just a brewpub, but pretty cool. Lots of interesting decor. Lots of signed pics of blues musicians, Elvis paraphernalia, and just weird shit in general. Small little bar area upstairs, bigger downstairs with a music space, and plenty of table seating and even a little patio with a view of the mountain town. You'll find the 4 (now 5) main Oskar Blues beers here as well as some seasonals or one-off type offerings. Looks like there's a type of mug club here for regulars, a few of which chatted us up. It's in a little mountain town sort of off the beaten path so there's a very friendly homey type vibe to the place. Food was pretty good, I was starving and got the Silo burger which was almost too much and had me reeling all day. They also have a lot of cool swag such as shirts, socks, and best of all the Old Chubstick chapstick. All I have to say is "Twist the knob and rub the Chub"...
03-20-2009 19:23:28 |
More by twelvsies
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Oskar Blues is not what i expected. Kinda of strip mall meets Nawlins bar meets mountian town meets brewery, or a mutt.
Upstairs has House Of Blues-esque folk art with handmade tables and a crossword puzzle ceiling menu. Very friendly, but a little closed in with low roof. lots of tables and space.
The menu is extensive, catering to comfort foods and leaning to the cajun side. I had the gumbo and was disappointed with its flavors, apparently we are too far away from bourbon street for overpowering spices and intense flavors in the food. The beers are the opposite, all about big flavors and breaking conceptions.
Downstairs houses over 30 retro arcade games, great for the boys.
the beers are excellent, and diverse. Eight beers on tap, much more selection then is canned and distributed.
the distro beers
Dales - Great Fresh, very crisp and citrusy grapefruit and lemons. great sweet malt body. Stands up well to the spicy food offered by the restaurant.
Gordons - Not your typical over the top Imp. IPA. Much sweeter with relativity subdued hops. this beer is very sweet. Good caramel and strawberry (?) tones. This beer is one that could easily sneak up on you.
Ten Fidy - Imp Stout Hoppy Malty High Alchohol Motor Oil. I don't think i have every had a beer this black and opaque. Literally zero light gets through this beer, even in direct sunlight. Very big in every way, not for girly-men. I think i actually grew hair on my chest during the sampling.
Old Chub - Scottish Style. This is a HUGE MALTY BEER EXPERIENCE! Way sweet, way alcohol, way red. not my favorite style, but a big example in a spectrum of big examples. If this is you style this is your beer.
Mamas Lil Yellow pils. Not the chick Beer (sorry gateway beer) i expected. Great hops in nose and in body, incredible mouthfeel and apricot sweet finish. Very good Pils, great summer beer.
Bad Bad Leroy Brown. the most quaffable beer on the menu. Greaty nutty brown flavors. Good balance and finish. this woudl be the beer you would buy a six pack of and take camping. If there is such a thing as comfort beer, this is it.
Velvet Elvis Stout - Just a dry stout. On any other sampler this beer would be exceptional, but compared to the other big beers this beer pales in mouthfeel and finish. very thin but crisp. I am sure this would be ok or even good on its own.
ALTitude - this is a great beer perfect balance and hops, terrific color and caramel maltiness. Works great with any food, and stands up to big tastes like gumbo and red beans and rice.
Look, if you are any where near Lyons, CO you need to stop here, you will not be disappointed. I think Oskar Blues found the perfect place to challenge beer norms and introduce food styles.
02-16-2009 01:58:53 |
More by moreyeel
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Oskar blues is located in a quaint little town in the mountains in which is a bit out of the way. But definately worth it as they have great food and beer. Decided to sit in the bar and have a bite to eat and sample some beer. The bartender was very random on being accountable for a monday lunch time. Had some nachos and a pizza while enjoying lunch. Yet the food was outstanding and the beer followed suit. So I will go back there again just keeping in mind that reliability of ordering more drinks is a challenge.
01-11-2009 20:12:31 |
More by Tolnik
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Oskar blues is a small town in the middle of nowhere. My buddy and I went there for dinner after getting a recommendation from a bartender at a taproom of a local brewery. There are two levels, downstairs is a bar and the upstairs is the restaurant. The atmosphere was very interesting, with many decorations all over the place, they had a big Elvis manikin a deer head and all kins of other things in random places. At first it looks kind of creepy but it actually all works out pretty well. The food tasted great and the service was really good. We got a flight of eight beers and I like all but one of them. Over all vary good food and beer. The Ten Fidy was particularly good. The prices were pretty good too!
01-07-2009 04:52:54 |
More by br3wmeister
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Another one of my stops on yesterday's Lyons/Longmont tour.
Decided to stop in and have dinner. Glad I did. Dimly lit (perhaps too dimly lit) pub-style atmosphere. Not too loud, not too quiet. We were seated immediatly and waited on very promptly and effectively the whole time we were there.
The beer offerings on this trip totalled 8- the usual suspects, like Dale's, Ten Fidy, and Gordon were present, along with some unusuals like Smoke on the Water and Velvet Elvis Oatmeal Stout (Which was great, by the way). Certainly what I'd expect for what is mostly a small operation still.
Ordered a pulled pork sandwich- friends ordered burgers. Around $8 IIRC with texas toothpicks. Very reasonable, and the food was amazing. Even if I weren't drinking, I'd visit for the food alone.
Definately will be returning every time I'm in the vicinity- and with the Longmont facility tap room opening in about 3 weeks or so, it won't even be so far out of the way.
01-04-2009 20:50:15 |
More by SuperWhite92
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have been herenow a total of three times and I still feel guilty for not going more. For a place with such great characteristics (which I will go over in the review), I should go more (and always pledge to do so). On to the review:
A - Two levels when you enter. If you go down stairs you go to the main bar where national and local touring groups stop to play (mostly bluegrass/folk but hey give it a try). If you go up stairs you hit the main resturant area that is split in two areas. Today I was there for lunch and the place was jumping with three waitresses and the manager quickly seating and serving guests. I was greeted quickly and seated right away. The waitress took my beer order and just as she left, the manager stopped by to make sure I was being taken care of. The menu is covers many areas with a strong cajun leaning. I have a hard time each time deciding on what to order due to everything looking really good and with good prices.
Today I was trying their winter seasonal beer Smoke On The Water and decided to have the Creole Burger with the black bean salad (thought I might try something healthy). In almost no time the food was on the table. The burger was great. Cooked as I asked and good with the special sauce and cheese. I have to admit I won't have the salad again. Their fries and especially their sweet potato fries are far better (so much for healthy.. I tried).
The staff worked their butts off. They really did everything possible to keep up with just the four of them. How they kept smiles on their faces is a mystery.
Their beers were the usual favorites (Dale's, Chub, Ten-Fiddy) as well as some that you can't get in stores or haven't seen in stores in a while (Leroy, a new oatmeal stout and Smoke, which I reviewed also today).
During the spring/summer you can eat and drink on their two patios. I recommend stopping by during one of the town's holiday parades to see a small town tradition, have some great food, drink great beer and end the night with fireworks.
12-27-2008 21:53:39 |
More by JMBSH
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $
Visited from the GABF. Firstly the food. Great portions of thehighest quality. It was a two hour roundtrip for lunch, I got the ribs. Fries, Coleslaw and Ribs were outstanding. I seriously considered the same drive the next day. I would say "world class"
Theme is a blues restaurant but is somewhat subtle in its decoration. Somewhat friendly out of the way restaurant meets blues restaurant.
Ive already mentioned the food, beers were great too.
Service was typical in Colorado. Decent. Very friendly though and always on top of everything, just a little slow.
Food selection was great, Beer selection was lower than expected although everything was quality.
Cant wait until next year!!!
10-16-2008 00:32:12 |
More by Baileyuk
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Returning to Kansas from the mountains allowed me the opportunity to visit Lyons and Oskar Blues Grill for Oskarfest. A pilsner and Octoberfest beer were on tap with a wonderful buffet Oskar's had set-up outside. I ordered a sampling of 7 beers: TenFidy, Gordon's and Old Chub were my favorites. I bought a 4 pack of Gordon's for the trip home to KC. The Dale's Pale Ale is an excellent product, too. My wife Patsy liked the brown ale, LeRoy, which is very smooth and easy to drink. Can't wait for Oskar to invade the Kansas City market.
09-08-2008 21:46:44 |
More by Gr8fulTed
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
Stopped here on the way to DIA from Ft. Collins. Not particularly out of the way, but a bit hard to find. There are two Main Street's off the highway you take to get to Lyons....I turned at the wrong one and so took me a bit longer to get there then I was hoping. Once you get to Lyons, though, you really can't miss it.
It was about 3 when I rolled up, so not much of a crowd. The outside looks pretty unimpressive, and it's practically in a little strip mall, but once you step inside it's a completely different experience. Wood floors, tables, bars, etc...really gives this an old southern feel. Lots of little trinkets, pictures and other things of that nature, beer related and no. The bar downstairs is roomy with a couple pinball machines and an attached arcade, plus a nice looking patio that overlooks a city park of some sort.
It was completely empty, and the bartender was nowhere to be seen at first, but she showed up soon enough. Very friendly, talked to me a bit, and seemed to know the regulars well.
The selection was pretty limited...they had Dale's Pale, Old Chub and One Nut Brown for sure, plus a couple macro's and a few other micro's that I can't really recall at this point. Didn't have Ten Fidy on tap, but I assume they had it in cans. Sadly, I didn't have time to worry about it, because when I showed up there, I realized my flight was scheduled to leave 2 hours before I had thought. So I had my Dale's and booked it out of there in a hurry.
Didn't have a chance to eat or even see anybody else eating, so can't comment on the food.
All I have to say is this...I apparently was there during happy hour, and my pint was 2 bucks. Coming from LA, that's absurd.
I will definitely stop here again next time I have a chance to get a better feel for it, but it seems like a cool place. Not too out of the way if you're in the Denver area, and if Dale's Pale is any indication, their beer is damn good.
08-10-2008 05:10:10 |
More by rxdrewthejew
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO
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