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Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1123 Walnut Street
phone: (303) 447-1345
(Place added by: MJR)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I went to the Walnut Brewery with five friends for lunch while in Boulder. The hostess was friendly and promptly had us seated. There was nothing special about the overall look and feel of this place. Just a basic restaurant/brewpub type of atmosphere. There were a few too many televisions to suit me, plus I think there was a decent amount of sports crap on the wall. Otherwise, the place itself was just fine. Some of the brewing equipment was on display on the second floor above the bar.
The staff that we dealt with was great. Our waitress was quick, friendly, and put up with all the crap that we were able to dish out. She had a great sense of humor and started dishing it out herself after awhile. She seemed to be knowledable about beer, too. We had a fun time with her.
The food was pretty good and priced as expected. My burger was delicious and absolutely huge, and the slaw was wonderful.
There were a decent amount of beers available, maybe around eight. First I had a dry-hopped IPA on cask that was really good, though it was served too cold for cask. I then had the Devil's Thumb stout which wasn't very special. Typical nitro-served, dry stout that was a little bland. I wish I would have had more time to try some others.
The Walnut was an overall positive experience and I wouldn't hesitate to go back.
10-05-2005 22:20:50 |
More by Quaffer
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
I visited Walnut for a beer after dinner at Mountain Sun. I sat at the bar and ordered a seasonal Saison. My girlfriend tried a seasonal IPA. The IPA was very good. My beer was okay. All of the food that the wait-staff was carrying to other tables looked really good, Tara decided try the ice-cream dessert with raspberry syrup. She liked it. So we decided to come back another time for dinner. Plus the bartender was very nice and she gave us some free samples (without us asking).
The next night we came back for dinner. The service was very slow, it was very frustrating... it was Sunday around 8 pm and not very busy. I ordered fish tacos and Buffalo Gold on cask. I didnt care for the sauce they added to the fish, plus the tacos were very messy and not so tasty. The side of rice was very good. Taras portabella sandwich was big and filling. It looked good.
The brewpub was one massive room with high ceilings and exposed beams of dark wood. Brick walls, wood floors. It looks like an old west saloon meets a chain suburban brewpub. That might not sound appealing but the atmosphere was nice and laidback. The bar was to the left as you enter; it was fairly long with plenty of seats. There was a mug club above the bar and above the mugs was the brewing equipment. There were a few TVs scattered around. Lightly decorated. Booths and seats scattered about.
I really liked how they had a chalkboard with all of their beer, plus info, style, and abv. Awesome! The selection was good; they had three seasonal beers at the time plus two beers on-cask as well.
I did visit this place twice while in Boulder but the food didnt impress me and the beer was good but not great. I might return here if I had the chance. It is a safe place for non-adventurous beer drinkers.
07-21-2005 16:21:55 |
More by bditty187
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Located closely to Mountain Sun, I had to stop by because I was in the neighborhood. Interior is pretty nice. Large with lots of wood and steel girders. It had a cool look. Serving tanks are behind the bar, fermentation vessels above the serving tanks, and the mash tun, hot liquor tank, and boil kettle is located in a square room surrounded by glass near the back. I had a chance to talk to the brewmaster and he was very knowledgable and nice.
I found out that they are a sister company to rockies brewing company, so some of the beers like single track and buffalo gold are on tap. They had a few other ones that they just make. Looks like they keep their 7 flagship beers on tap, 2 on nitro, and 1 special one. I thought most of the beers were good, but there was a few that I didn't care for, and one that was really good. I got the sampler and they gave it to me for free because it was my birthday the day before. How nice. If your looking for beers that are out of the ordinary, this isn't the place.
03-15-2005 15:04:36 |
More by dauss
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3
This is a Rock Bottom? Looked like they have more of an affiliation with Rockies Brewing Co. since they were serving Singletrack and the Gold and they were not considered guest beers. Maybe the ownership has changed hands?
Stopped in briefly on a Boulder pub crawl and had a lackluster altbier and an uninspired Pale Ale. Atmosphere at this place was the best part. Nice long bar with plenty of stools and a large dining area which was darkish and very comfortable. There were hundreds of mugs lining the back bar for those in the mug club - but it seemed like you could bring your own mug in since every mug was a different size and style. Getting a one liter mug must be a great deal.
Worthy of a stop, but it wouldn't be my regular hang out if I lived there.
09-30-2004 17:41:29 |
More by Longstaff
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3
"Boulder's Original Brewpub" offers very typical brew pub fair: wings, burgers, etc. While the beer was decent, the service was far, far below expectations. Not only did it take awhile to get a table (with tables available), two waitresses debated which section we belonged to. Once established, we asked very basic beer questions and the server had no idea what the answers were.
The food was okay; it worked for the kids. The atmosphere has potential: the restaurant is a large, cavernous space--perfect for a gathering of business colleagues after work.
I enjoyed the beers, which were superior to the food and, in general, we enjoyed ourselves. Bottom line, go for the beers, have some wings as a snack, enjoy your main meal elsewhere.
06-19-2004 18:18:17 |
More by smcolw
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Walnut Brewery in Boulder, CO
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