Backcountry Pizza and Tap House | Boulder, Colorado
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Backcountry Pizza and Tap House
Excellent based on 23 ratings
Type: Restaurant

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

Hours: Mo-Th: 11am-10pm Fr/Sa: 11am-11pm Su: 10am-9pm

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

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

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Upslope Citra Pale Ale , Breakside Doug Fir Logger 84, Off Color Class War 91, Hop Freshener Series: Citrus & Piney 96, Sierra Nevada Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus 97, Hogshead / Upslope Northdown Brown , Alpine Beer Company Duet 100, Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 94, Elysian Space Dust IPA 97, Perennial / Evil Twin Loomi Weisse 79, Casey Oak Theory 100, Casey Dry Hopped Oak Theory - Galaxy and Simcoe 99, Casey Advanced Oak Theory (Whiskey) 99, Jester King RU-55 97, Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer iO Saison 99, Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme 100, Crystal Springs American Stout , Hogshead Dr. Bakken’s Oatmeal Stout , Verboten Stand Up Philosopher Single Hop Nelson , Hogshead Lovibond XX Yesteryear Mild
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23 reviews for Backcountry Pizza and Tap House
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  79%
 Selection  93%
 Food  77%
 Value  74%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  94%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1503) 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 don’t 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 didn’t ask too many questions about the beer so I can’t 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  (1087) 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, I’d 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  (748) Lewisburg, 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  (538) Mölndal, Sweden | October 9, 2012
Visited with two friends on October 8, 2012. I didn’t 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  (422) 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 didn’t visit our table between the time she took our order and the time she brought the bill. I’m sure this is the exception rather than the rule but I’ll see the next time I’m 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  (382) 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  (322) 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 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb  (255) San Diego, California | February 11, 2015
Grande sélection, succulentes et massives pizzas. Malheureusement pas de ’’half pour’’ ou de ’’taster flight’’, ici c’est les pintes et les coulisses de gras qui règnent.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
EithCubes  (242) 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 Angel’s 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 (I’d 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 what’s not to like about a premier gourmet experience? Well, the quality’s there, and you’re going to pay for it. Parking was easy, and though I know it’ll probably be super busy here at times, I never had a problem finding a spot. I’d 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  (189) 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.

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