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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
303 Main Street
phone: (303) 823-6685
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I love the little town of Lyons. My family vists their quite oftened on vacation. Oskar's is right in the middle of town and the best place to hangout in the evenings.
Its a brewpub with its main focus on music. I have not been there for any bands so I am sure I am missing the place at its peak. The upstairs is more restaraunt for a meal with your family and to relax with a pint. The staff is friendly and caters well to children.
The food is a nice selection of pub grub with fun twists. The SILO burger was outstanding.
Most important the beer. The three main beverages are available on tap: Dale's, Old Chub and Gordon, and they have can beer (their trademark) to go for a trip into the mountains. Fresh Gordon in a glass just cannot be beat. My only squabble is that the pint is pricey, but I know it cost more to brew.
The added bonus is the vintage arcade room in the basement. What a trip all the old games in a small black lit room. I was having flash backs to 1981.
This place cannot be beat after a long day hiking in the mountains. You have to make the effort if you are in the Boulder area.
07-20-2007 17:12:27 |
More by ihscout426
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
I was in Boulder for a wedding, and we went out for a mtn bike ride at Hall Ranch. After the ride terminated we all hopped into our vehicles for some post ride refreshment.
Oskar blues is an unpretentious brewery nestled in the quaint town of Lyons. They have a nice outdoor patio with some terrific views. Live music is also showcased here, but we enjoyed none on our visit which was fairly early in the day.
The food was mostly pub grub. I enjoyed the hot wings which were very tasty, as well as the Turkey Reuben. The had a great selection of beers on tap. I particularly liked the Old Chub, and Dale's Pale Ale which also happen to be their flagship beers.
I really wanted to try the Gordon on tap, but at the time of our visit it was not available, not even for take-out
The super friendly bar maid did direct us to several retail outlets that carry the product.
I'd go back to this place anytime!
07-16-2007 16:46:50 |
More by deanhead
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Oskar Blues is one of my two or three favorite brewpubs in Colorado. I've considered moving to Lyons just to be able to visit more often. On my way to Greeley, I swung through for dinner and a drink. The brewpub has the atmosphere of a bayou juke joint, and they specialize in Cajun/Creole cuisine.
The main dining room is flanked by a few decks, and the bar has a cozy feel, with enough seating for six or seven folks. There's also an old-style arcade and pool bar downstairs. Overall, the atmosphere has something to please everyone, and, though I've never been around to hear it, most nights of the month they have music--jazz, blues, bluegrass, and the like.
Then there's the beer. Going to OB is like making a pilgrimage of sorts; the home of Dale's, Old Chub, and Gordon (all of which were on tap) offers consistently excellent seasonal offerings: this time round they had Money Shot Cream Ale and Ten Fidy Imperial Stout available, and both were five star beers. Again, there's something to please everyone on tap.
It's hard to believe, but the food does the beer justice: they've got great sandwiches and entrees, and I highly recommend the ribs, the catfish, and the cajun spaghetti. This sort of fare is out of the norm for brewpubs anywhere, so for the novelty, they get extra kudos as well!
Colorado is filled with brewpubs (about 90 last time I checked the BeerFly directory), but only a handful of them are truly exceptional either for food, atmosphere, or beer. Oskar Blues scores on all three counts, a feat that puts it at the top of the pack.
This place is a must visit for anyone in the Front Range.
04-11-2007 17:21:37 |
More by benito
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I visited Oskar Blues Brewery and Restaurant on March 10 for the AHA membership rally. I have to say right off the bat that things were a little out of the ordinary because of the AHA rally but everything was great.
We were privy to free beer samples all day, so I sampled every beer they had to offer. I dont think I found a beer that I was disappointed in.
We later made our way out for some free food and it was delicious. Dale had made beer can chicken with Old Chub and Dales Pale Ale that was to die for. They were also offering jambalaya and crawfish which was also exceptional.
I later hooked up with Dale for a some what of a 1 on 1 tour of the brewery and was able to quiz him about this homebrew days. This guy is a real genuine, funny guy with lots of great stories. The thing I liked best about the brewery is the Fountain of Truth this is an old water fountain that has been converted to accept a keg instead of water. Nothing hits the spot like a big cold shot of Ten Fidy right out of the water fountain.
He also gave us some info about the Blues Bus service that they offer. Apparently if you get 10 or more of your people together and book a dinner reservation, then hell send a bus to you place of pick up at no charge. You go up have dinner and some spectacular beers, maybe stay for some live blues music and then they bring you back. Sounds like fun to me. I booked a trip for later in April.
Although my visit was not under normal operations I have to say Dale runs a tight ship. Service was excellent, food was excellent and we had a shit load of fun. I would suggest a trip up to Lyons, especially when they have some live music.
04-02-2007 05:07:53 |
More by BadRockBeer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is probably my favorite Colorado brewpub and not just because they have such awesome brews. I actually enjoy the scenic drive from Boulder to Lyons. The bar is nice and located downstairs (never been upstairs). they usually have a guest tap or two along with their awesome brews. The food is really good and spicy. The service is pretty good. My favorite thing is their patio. It is perfect for enjoying a nice brew in the summertime but bring your shades and sunscreen. The growler fills are pretty reasonable at around $8 for Dale's and old Chub and I think $9 for Gordon.
02-23-2007 23:33:47 |
More by ArrogantB
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Love this place. This is where we take out of town guests for a fun evening. Great atmosphere, good food, and delicious beers. Located in the middle of Lyons. Entering Lyons from the east, the main road splits apart into a one-way heading west on one side of town and the one-way heading east on the other side of town. Oskar Blues is located next to the Subway in the island in the middle.
upon entering you are confronted with a posed Elvis statue and stairs up to the dining area/bar or down to the dining area/stage. Up, I always go to the greeting area at the top of the stairs. Seating is at tables with benches or in booth. The tables are stone, quarried from the local area. Interesting. Another seating area is on the other side of a half-wall, in the bar area.
The walls are decorated with autographed photos and concert posters. The staff knows both the menu and the beer offerings very well. The menu has a nice selection of cajun offerings from fish to blackened chicken. The beer offerings are a bit thin, perhaps 4 or 5 of their own beers on tap at any given time. Often there is a guest tap or two from some other local brewery. Price is right and we always have a good time.
PS. If you get a chance to go to a beer dinner...do it. Probably about $50 per ticket, but well worth it. Cheers!
01-19-2007 00:30:29 |
More by mentor
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I was in Boulder this past weekend and was really wanting some Gordon, so I made the extra 20 minute drive to fill my Growler.
My friend and I were starving, so we decided to get some food and a couple of beers. We split the appetizer sampler platter. Man was that thing huge. I would suggest a 3rd person if you get this thing.
I'm giving the service a 5.0 for this trip. The waitress we had was great. She even rinsed out my growler for me since my attempt at sanitizing it has apparently failed.
Old Chub is really good on tap. The Dale's Pale Ale was ok. Sometimes I really like that beer, and sometimes it's so so.
I need to make it back some time to listen to some live music. Definitely swing by if you are in the area.
10-25-2006 04:10:33 |
More by biking4beer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Based on a friday/monday lunch visit composite from labor day weekend
Loved the vibe of this, place very informal & blues oriented. Music matched on monday, was more 70s rock friday. Liked the nice porch & bar area. Additionally the 70s game room with 25 cent plays were right up my kids alley! Any place that has an autographed picture of pinetop perkins in the men's john & an impromptu shrine to the recently deceased steve iwrin "the crocidile (sp) hunter" is my kind of place
Service on awhole was fantastic. On Friday we got a tired not so enthusiastic waitress who was okay, but not very into the job, but competent, next table over there was a gal who chatted with all the customers (including us) & was happy to talk beer or food. Monday we got a very good (different) & positve waitress, who loved talking beer, talking to my 2 boys & what down right engaging
Quality of the beers were top knotch. Only one that I found wanting was the guest beer
Selection was allright 5 beers (no gordon) to include red fish rasta pils on Friday & 6 on monday. Included honky hefe, one nut brown, old chub, dales & then gordon on monday!
Food both days was very tasty, only knock I could give'em was the green chille was too salty & the gumbo had too much rice for my liking (most does). BBQ ork was outstanding. Kids food was good & offered some healty choices with the entres. The carrott cake was tasty & massive enough to eat as a meal
The food, beer & take away jug were all a little dearer than I thought they'd be; but I would go back any tine I'm through for the beer & food & hopefully catch a band
09-07-2006 03:30:51 |
More by russpowell
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in for dinner, drinks, and live music on a Friday afternoon. Started with dinner upstairs. Food was great cajun style (blackened fish, crab cakes, etc), and the beer went very well with it. Service wasn't perfect, but still pretty good. After dinner we moved downstairs. This is one of the best venues around if you want to see some live music, usually blues or bluegrass. Downstairs is a bit smokey, but a great blues atmosphere. Beautiful flagstone bar lines the entire back of the room. Beers on tap were 4 from Oskar Blues, plus several guest taps including one from Redfish in Boulder. Definitely worth a visit - I think this may become a regular haunt.
09-24-2005 16:29:25 |
More by rowew
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Oskar Brews...convienently located in Lyons between Avery BC and many other brewpubs in Boulder and Left Hand/Tabernash BC in Longmont. Easy to miss location next to Subway off 36. Food was very good...the freshly made crispy fries freakin' rocked and the New England Clam Chowder was the best I've ever had. The Jerk Chicken Sandwich was good, but not memorable. It was halloween night when I was here and the atmosphere was a little crazy. I got a little buzzed and took a leak in the ladies room, but nobody seemed to mind. Very much a Cajun/Blues bar which isn't my thing. Live bands quite often with lots of autographed pictures of old blues-men to establish a "pseudo-history" despite the joint's relative infancy. Only 3 Oskar brews on tap this night, with 2 guest taps. Both beers I tried were quite good. Atmosphere was a little noisy and packed this night. I didn't go downstairs, which is where the bands are at, but ate upstairs. My costumed waiter looked like a cross between Jack the Ripper and a pimp...hence "Jack the Pimper"...come to find out he was supposed to be Kid Rock:) Service was average. Overall, a decent place, but nothing I would seek out (and honestly...I probably wouldn't even visit again with so many better choices around).
11-04-2004 18:22:22 |
More by Mitchster
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