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 (10) | Affiliated user(s) here bcptaphouse | Taps: 68 | Bottles: over 200

Backcountry Pizza and Tap House

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Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Meyer Lemon) 94, Stone 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA 99, Nebraska Cardinal Pale Ale 87, Upslope Citra Pale Ale 74, Breakside Doug Fir Logger 78, Off Color Class War 92, Hop Freshener Series: Citrus & Piney 96, Sierra Nevada Harvest Wild Hop IPA - Neomexicanus 96, 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 99, Casey Dry Hopped Oak Theory - Galaxy and Simcoe 99, Casey Advanced Oak Theory - Whiskey 99, Jester King RU-55 96, Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire Beer iO Saison 98, Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme 100, Crystal Springs American Stout
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23 reviews for Backcountry Pizza and Tap House
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  80%
 Selection  94%
 Food  77%
 Value  74%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  95%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
ILikeOl  (121) , 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign  (120) Fort Collins, Colorado | February 28, 2012| Updated May 22, 2012
tons of great craft beer on tap and in bottles - had a Pliny the Elder - they had lots of CO beer and plenty of rare stuff in bottles. the pizza was good, not great and the service sucked. conflicted about this place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Grundlepaste  (12) , | February 23, 2012| Updated April 17, 2012
Always a pleasure to visit this place when I go to Boulder. Actually my favorite. Keep up the good work guys. Congrats on the year anniversary!!!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rivertranced  (13) Denver, Colorado | January 31, 2012
I like the comment below that this place is like Beer Geek Nirvana. Apt. This place has about the same selection as Falling Rock, with probably fewer taps but what seems like more bottled selections. i love the way they have beers organized on the menu, as it makes it easy to find what you like or to try something new. What differs about BCP compared to many other beer joints Iíve been in is the service. Of the three times Iíve been there, Iíve always had top shelf service. Impressively, the waiters and waitresses all seem to know something about almost every beer on the menu. Try getting that at a Flying Saucer! They rotate the taps pretty regularly to keep the selection fresh. Food is pretty good - not as good as Hops & Pie, but with a much larger selection to please all palates.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (755) 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 5/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen  (420) 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 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest  (190) 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 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
jc4031  (17) Colorado | May 4, 2011
Love the original backcountry pizza in nederland, co. This place has 50 taps and most of them are rotating with the best beer you can find. the food is great, the pizza in ned is better though. stop in when in boulder you will always find 50 good to great beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Camons  (349) 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 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
notalush  (385) 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.

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