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Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 26
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1123 Walnut Street
phone: (303) 447-1345
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$$
We stopped here on our way back to Texas from RMNP. Our original plan was foiled (because it was sunday), so we just googled nearby breweries, and this came up.
The interior was alpine standard, wood everything. I like it, but it wasn't anything special. The beer itself was a little underwhelming. Again, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything special (I got the Porter because the Stout wasn't available). My friend's got a flight and liked the white quite a bit. We also got the stadium pretzels, which were decent, if doughy. The dip was pretty good, though. Our server was very attentive (but not to the point where he was annoying or smothering), though there wasn't really many other tables, so YMMV on a busier night. When we were there, of the nine or so brews they had on the board, a vast majority of them had been crossed out, and were unavailable, which was disappointing. Ended up spending like 30 bucks for two full beers, a flight and the appetizer (including tip).
08-30-2011 16:40:13 |
More by kemoarps
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$
A nice pub atmosphere in Boulder, CO is not hard to find. This place was typical and run of the mill from what I saw. No cask beers available at the time I visited, but there were several selections including 8 regulars and two seasonals by my count. The winter seasonal (snowfest I think) was a nice brew, hopped well and decent, the pale ale was also decent. They are remodeling in here so the atmosphere score may have been hurt a bit. The service is what really took the cake. We waited about 10 minutes for a server and another 10 minutes for the beer once we ordered....not good.
I would stop in again after the remodel to see if things improve.
01-28-2007 23:30:06 |
More by hoffman
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3
"Boulder's Original Brewpub" offers very typical brew pub fair: wings, burgers, etc. While the beer was decent, the service was far, far below expectations. Not only did it take awhile to get a table (with tables available), two waitresses debated which section we belonged to. Once established, we asked very basic beer questions and the server had no idea what the answers were.
The food was okay; it worked for the kids. The atmosphere has potential: the restaurant is a large, cavernous space--perfect for a gathering of business colleagues after work.
I enjoyed the beers, which were superior to the food and, in general, we enjoyed ourselves. Bottom line, go for the beers, have some wings as a snack, enjoy your main meal elsewhere.
06-19-2004 18:18:17 |
More by smcolw
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
The Walnut bar is at one end of the tourist area. It is a decent looking place, and larger than the average bar, and one can come here and talk beer, and sit or stand at a decent sized bar. A little loud for music at 315 pm. The beer selection and quality is a bit poorer than the regular Rock Bottom brewpubs. They have to pick it up here to stay competitive to craft beer consumers. If you want a light session beer,as opposed to some inetresting imperial stout, this is the place to come. If you have the time, pop in.
02-11-2011 01:23:13 |
More by northyorksammy
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$
Our second stop on our evening Boulder pub crawl. Walked into this place on a Monday night in the summer, and it was dead. It's a huge venue, and when it's empty, it looks like a cave. Had a cool warehouse vibe to it, minimal decorations, and I liked all the mugs hanging behind the bar. Service was quick (she had no one else to serve). I went with the Devil's Thumb stout on cask. Sounded good, but was a bit watery for a cask beer. Didn't eat, but never enjoyed the food at Rock Bottom, so didn't want to have any either way. It was a decent place to stop for one beer just because it's a Boulder institution, but we didn't want to hang out here too long.
07-14-2008 23:42:05 |
More by morebeergood
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3
This is a Rock Bottom? Looked like they have more of an affiliation with Rockies Brewing Co. since they were serving Singletrack and the Gold and they were not considered guest beers. Maybe the ownership has changed hands?
Stopped in briefly on a Boulder pub crawl and had a lackluster altbier and an uninspired Pale Ale. Atmosphere at this place was the best part. Nice long bar with plenty of stools and a large dining area which was darkish and very comfortable. There were hundreds of mugs lining the back bar for those in the mug club - but it seemed like you could bring your own mug in since every mug was a different size and style. Getting a one liter mug must be a great deal.
Worthy of a stop, but it wouldn't be my regular hang out if I lived there.
09-30-2004 17:41:29 |
More by Longstaff
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Nice bar located in Downtown Boulder. Usually a little crowded for my taste, but then again, most places are.
Decent atmosphere, a big bar with lots of seating area. The food is pretty good bar food. Ihad a burger and a salad. Both were tasty. As I said before, service can be a little slow during peak hours.
Their beer selection is pretty good. A buch of house brewed taps which is getting harder and harder to find these days. Decent quality, no big or special beers though.
They have a beer club that gives you a discount on pints which is cool.
09-09-2009 17:38:50 |
More by rye726
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
My least favorite stop in Boulder; just reminds me too much of local Rock Bottom, with not as good beer.
The look of this place was less corporate than the newer Rock Bottoms I have visited, a plus. Liked the old wast slant, vaulted cielings & dead animals mounted on the wall that had tie-ins to house beers
Quality of the 3 beers I tried average to good. The Devils Thumb on nitro was the best I tried.
Service was alright, not particularly friendly or enthusiastic.
Eight beers on offer, one cask ale & a lager
Food wasn't bad, wasn't great either
I thought the place was a bit pricey for lunch; 3 pints, a kids ice cream, an appetizer & a kids meal for $33.
Not a horrible choice, but this is the runt of the litter as Boulder Brew Pubs go to me
06-17-2008 03:17:59 |
More by russpowell
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A rather large place; high ceilings, long bar. A glass housing on the second level allows patrons to see the vats. There is not second floor just a gang-way.
Behind the bar is a wide array of beer mugs, I think for sale, but look like just for decoration. The walls are lined with signs for their in-house brews. The selection of brews is wide as far as style goes. They had 9 on tap, and not sure about the bottled beer, if any.
We didn't eat there, although the food smelled good. Didn't even look at the menu. I was there for the beer.
Service was ok, probably a bit less than that as it was slow, yet the place was almost empty. Good location, though. Can really go anywhere else by foot.
02-16-2007 23:15:42 |
More by Mebuzzard
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
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Walnut Brewery in Boulder, CO