Backcountry Pizza and Tap House | Boulder, Colorado
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Backcountry Pizza and Tap House
Excellent based on 20 ratings
Type: Restaurant

2319 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, Colorado United States 80302 [ print map ]
303 449 4285 | facebook | twitter

Mayor: Danyel (13) | Affiliated user(s) here bcptaphouse | Taps: 68 | Bottles: over 200

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

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Beer Available At Backcountry Pizza and Tap House (arranged by most recent)
Grimm Brothers Randolf Gose , Black Bottle Actually From Here Colorado IPA , Gigantic IPA 97, Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Summer) 99, Odell Fifty Niner 68, Cantillon Fouí Foune 100, Cantillon Mamouche 100, Wynkoop Berliner Hasselhoff , Epic Santa Cruz Brown Ale (Ethiopian Coffee, Blueberries and Cream) , Telluride Fishwater Double IPA 76, Hogshead Gilpin Black Gold 95, Stone India Pale Ale (IPA) 100, Trinity Farmoya Melange , Dry Dock Signature Series Blighís Barleywine Ale 99, Odell Myrcenary Double India Pale Ale 99, Perennial / Prairie Dual Artisanship 90, Thai Me Up Melvin IPA 93, Thai Me Up Asterisk Double IPA , Thai Me Up 2x4 Quadruple Pale Ale 96, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Cherry 86
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20 reviews for Backcountry Pizza and Tap House
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  78%
 Selection  93%
 Food  75%
 Value  74%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1345) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 8, 2013
Visited October 7, 2013 with 3fourths and womencantsail.

This is a very large set up. Multiple dinning rooms and a bar area. We were given a table in one of the dining rooms, right in front of the big TV during Monday night football so some annoying Jets fan was yelling every time the waitress walked by our table. They had just done a sour beer event the day before so they still had a lot of interesting sour beers on tap. They donít do flights or samples but you can ask for a couple of tastes to help decide what you want. The service was friendly though we didnít ask too many questions about the beer so I canít comment on their knowledge. The calzone I ordered was good though I probably could have put more effort into the choosing the ingredients.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail  (849) Orange County, California | October 13, 2013
Last stop of night one in Boulder. Large bar area in front and plenty of restaurant space in the rear. They were having some special events, so hard to judge the taplist, but if the kind of beers yet had for the events were any indication, Iíd say a solid taplist. Food is typical pizza joint fare. Ordered a calzone which was quite good. Service was pretty good as well. Definitely a place to hit when in Boulder.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (735) Pennsylvania | October 19, 2011
This place is like beer geek nirvana. They had 50 taps of craft beer and most of them were unusual and not commonly found in most pubs. In addition to some of the finer Colorado craft they also had 4-5 Russian River and 4-5 Mikkeller. They also had a large number of bottles including some bombers that had been aged. The pizza was solid but not spectacular but good value for money. Everyone there was very friendly and had a real passion for beer. I wish we had a place this awesome close to where I live.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff  (433) MŲlndal, Sweden | October 9, 2012
Visited with two friends on October 8, 2012. I didnít eat, but my two friends did and they enjoyed it. Service at the bar was great, service to the table was not good. Big selection of draught beers, nice place, I could go back for sure.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen  (413) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 20, 2011| Updated December 12, 2013
Great pizza and excellent selection of beers on tap. My waitress was very rude and didnít visit our table between the time she took our order and the time she brought the bill. Iím sure this is the exception rather than the rule but Iíll see the next time Iím in there.

Shitters: have yet to visit
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
notalush  (330) Denver, Colorado | March 19, 2011
Dragged the fam here for lunch today - the ambience was an immediate strike for me - obnoxious bright yellow and blue paint of the exterior - interior is not sure if it wants to be a pub or a family restaurant, so it simply fails at being both - everything besides that was nice, though - staff was extremely friendly and attentive - beer selection was excellent, with a quality assortment of regular brews and an extensive rotating list, some of which is fairly hard to get - prices were on the high side, with 5 bucks being the cheapest you can get a pint - the pizza is fairly good, but IMO not worth the price - the beer selection is probably the only thing that would bring me back.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Camons  (264) Hasselager, Denmark | March 20, 2011
Stopped for lunch here on my walk to Avery ( be warned if you do like me and walk, it is a few blocks down the street ) Good food, had a nice pizza, very nice helpfull and knowable sevice, wich pointed me to a few nearby breweries i could visit. Great selection of beers, sadly no Angels share while i was there. Abit on the pricy side, but not to bad
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
EithCubes  (228) New Jersey | March 19, 2011
Multiple visits indicate a lot of possibility here. First and foremost, selection is great - excellent all the way through the enormous amount of taps, with no BMC to fill out volume (though I know a few bottles float around). Pliny the Younger, BB Angelís Share, Meph Addict, the Abyss, etc. Just a jaw-dropper. The kitchen was also excellent, from the pub grub to the pizza I had for lunch (Iíd def rec the Nediterranean). Sweet servers and a lot of beer geeks here, including brewers and reps I met in other hot spots in Boulder and along the whole FR. I really like the different rooms, has sort of a family/restaurant section in addition to the bar side and pool/games area. So whatís not to like about a premier gourmet experience? Well, the qualityís there, and youíre going to pay for it. Parking was easy, and though I know itíll probably be super busy here at times, I never had a problem finding a spot. Iíd be here every week were I local.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest  (165) Boulder, Colorado | May 27, 2011| Updated May 28, 2011
The pizza is just meh, unfortunately, and all the big screen TVs and lack of personality/soul (feels like a big chain) make the atmosphere one of "get me outta here!", but...yes, the beer selection is quite good. Nice selection of both bottles and draughts, so even a picky bastard like me can usually find something to be content with.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
ILikeOl  (117) , Norway | September 21, 2012
Based strictly on the beer selection, this may be my all time favourite bar. 52 taps, the majority from Colorado. Half the taps were rotating and the selection changed a good bit from one week to the next during my two visits. The 182 bottle selection is great, which include numerous sour, lambic and wild ales from the US, as well as Belgium and other countries. As a Norwegian it was nice to see a Nogne Saison on tap for $8, half the price of at home. Unfortunately, several factors are pulling down the overall impression of rhe bar. If you take a right after walking in thru the main door, you have a game room, followed by a dining room full of pizza eating kids with their parents. This room can be avoided, but it still does not belong in a quality beer bar. The food was average.

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