Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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2.25/5 rDev -46%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$
Atmosphere- Blues themed, with lots of paintings of rock and roll and blues artists. Decor is basically similar to apple bee's, but blues themed, and more authentic feel.
Quality- Beer was poured with no head. Food was served no more than 5 minutes after we ordered it, which made it pretty clear that they did not cook it to order. This brought into question how long our food had been sitting around....
Service- When we were seated, they ran out of menus, and took quite a while for them to track menus down. Also seemed a couple times that we were being "passed off" between waiters. For instance, I asked the person who brought us our food for a refill, and she said she'd find someone to do it; made it seem like it was a hassle to ask for a refill.
Selection- Had quite a few burgers, sandwiches, and other more down home dishes, like jambalaya. If you aren't into that kind of food, you probably won't find too much. As far as beers go, expect Oskar Blues regular line up, and that's about it.
Food- Got a bbq pulled pork sandwich, and it was not good. It was dried pork, with bbq sauce from a jar poured on top basically. Something I could make at home, but better for wayyyy cheaper. The onion rings were quite good though, would definitely recommend them.
Value- The prices weren't that high, but for what you get, I would not pay that kind of money.
Overall, was very disappointed. I had heard many good things, but for me, I wasn't impressed. Could've caught them on a bad day, so I wouldn't go as far to try to sway people away from going, as it could be better other days, or maybe someone else's cup of tea, but I'd definitely keep your expectations in check.
06-02-2011 20:04:29 | More by mattkooler
3.18/5 rDev -23.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$
Well, I expected more from this place. First, it's no brewpub, just an eatery with OB beers, and not many at that. The atmosphere is great. Blues centered and I love the blues. Upstairs dining area, downstairs bar and billiards with an outside portion. Great location, but everything in Lyons has a great location.
It was difficult to figure out what they had for beers. The usual Dales, Mama, Gordon and Gubna were there, but the beer menu was outdated (no Ten Fiddy, Velvet Elvis). I had the One Nut Brown and thought it wasn't all that good. Service was average. Friendly but I find that a brewpub, if it's the case, doesn't suggest beer pairing with food, then it's a huge miss.
Disappointed with this place. Probably won't be back.
07-17-2010 04:30:21 | More by Mebuzzard
3.35/5 rDev -19.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
what's up with the highly priced brews?
I have always loved their beers, but hey, this is getting out of hand; there are many more quality brewskies around! I'm backing off for now, they need to check in on what the competition is doing! The food was delivered with an apology that 'the kitchen is really backed up right now' and it was piping hot, so no worries. However, it arrived right after I'd ordered a 'slider' since our food hadn't arrived so it was frustrating to deal with an appetizer then dinner immediately! I do hate it when the menu does not list the alcohol content on their beers - I like knowing whether I'm paying for a session beer or one that has more to 'watch out' for, especially if I'm driving. Either way, OB is way out there with their beer prices, I'm definitely NOT going there if I'm thirsty, nor picking up Old Chub anymore; get a grip, guys! You're dreaming!
07-04-2011 03:13:56 | More by Fiona8051
3.38/5 rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
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
3.4/5 rDev -18.5%
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
3.7/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
On my most recent visit to the CO, stopped by here on my way up to the mountains. I walked upstairs to the bar area and picked out a high top with my buddy. There wasnt really anything going on up there; pretty dead. It was about 2 on a Friday afternoon. The downstairs area seemed like the place to be. There was a band down there and plenty of people at the bar.
The food was okay. I had the BBQ pork sandwich. It was alright; it was a little too fatty for my liking. Also had some hot wings and they were on the fat side as well. Being from the south, I guess I take my BBQ for granted.
About 6 beers on tap. The Mamas pilsner was on tap as well as Dales, Old Chub, and Gordons. They had some others from Left Hand and elsewhere.
Overall, it was an okay experience. I am not sure I will go back. The only reason would be for fresh beer but I have never had problems with their beers in a can.
08-11-2007 19:31:16 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.7/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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
3.95/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is the original Oskar Blues brewery but they've since moved to nearby Longmont, and I highly recommend checking out the other one at the same time. This place is now just a brewpub, but pretty cool. Lots of interesting decor. Lots of signed pics of blues musicians, Elvis paraphernalia, and just weird shit in general. Small little bar area upstairs, bigger downstairs with a music space, and plenty of table seating and even a little patio with a view of the mountain town. You'll find the 4 (now 5) main Oskar Blues beers here as well as some seasonals or one-off type offerings. Looks like there's a type of mug club here for regulars, a few of which chatted us up. It's in a little mountain town sort of off the beaten path so there's a very friendly homey type vibe to the place. Food was pretty good, I was starving and got the Silo burger which was almost too much and had me reeling all day. They also have a lot of cool swag such as shirts, socks, and best of all the Old Chubstick chapstick. All I have to say is "Twist the knob and rub the Chub"...
03-20-2009 19:23:28 | More by twelvsies
4/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$
In spite of Old Chub and Dale's Pale being some of my favorite beers in the world, I'd never made it to Lyons before.
Being from the south, I was curious about the food and I wanted some brews straight from the source.
First of all, the menu's great. It's southern and cajun through and through, but with a few items for those who aren't looking for something too unusual. We ended up splitting the catfish bites, which in all honesty, tasted just like the kinds I grew up with. It's pretty unusual for anyone outside of the deep south to get the batter right. My wife had the Po-Boy (which she really liked) and I had the Jambalaya, which was also authentic and wonderful.
What about the beer? We were there during an unusual dry spell as they'd just run out of Ten Fiddy and Gordon. Still, we had our choice of Dale's Pale Ale, Old Chub, and the somewhat rare "Mama's Lil Yella Pils." I really liked the pils, but my wife said it was buttery to her. They no longer do new growlers, BUT they have mini-kegs of all of their offerings, too.
We were there for lunch, so I can't vouch for the entertainment, but people do swear by it.
The food's great, the beer is wonderful, and it's not too far for anyone making the front range beer trek, too.
I wish they had some of their other rotating offerings all of the time, but all of their beers are great regardless. Even if they only have 3-4, those are still 3-4 world class beers.
08-02-2007 17:54:54 | More by Domingo
4/5 rDev -4.1%
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
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO
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