Falling Rock Tap House | Denver, Colorado
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Falling Rock Tap House
World Class based on 232 ratings
Type: Bar

1919 Blake St
Denver, Colorado United States 80202 [ print map ]
303 293 8338

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Hours: Daily 11:00am-2:00am


Mayor: ajnepple (10) | Taps: 75 | Bottles: 80-100


Falling Rock Tap House

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Beer Available At Falling Rock Tap House (arranged by most recent)
New Holland The Carhartt Woodsman 62, Ommegang Scythe and Sickle Harvest Ale 95, Foothills Cottonwood Pumpkin 55, Cigar City Cherry Cordial Stout 98, Epic Big Bad Baptist 100, HeíBrew Funky Jewbelation 2014 98, Comrade Bill Eye & Ashleigh Carter , Station 26 Black IPA 85, HeíBrew Davidís Mango Slingshot , Gigantic Ginormous 95, Bear Republic Double Aught 48, Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2014 (Shmaltz Brewing) 95, Avery Goreíd 75, Breckenridge 471 Small Batch IPA 97, Comrade Superpower IPA 89, Trinity Layer Cake Goes-uh , Avery Lilikoi Kepolo (Mahu) 98, Bear Republic Cafť Racer 15 99, Bull & Bush 4.0 GPA 48, Telluride Fishwater Double IPA 79
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232 reviews for Falling Rock Tap House
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  73%
 Selection  91%
 Food  70%
 Value  76%
 Overall  84%
 Rating  97%
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86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1394) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 28, 2013
Visited November 2012.

Iíve heard so much about this place so I definitely had to visit and it did not disappoint. They have connections with brewers all over the country so they get a lot of neat stuff that you wouldnít otherwise see in CO (presumably, I donít live here). The beer list was pretty good. I didnít even bother looking at a bottle list because there was enough stuff to keep me busy on tap. I actually tried several California made beers that were new to me as well as a number of Colorado made beers. The service was friendly despite the whole punk mentality of this place. They also sell some cool t shirts if youíre into that sort of thing. I will definitely be back.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths  (1325) Boulder, Colorado | February 25, 2004| Updated October 3, 2014
Packed, geeky, kind of dirty... full of Americanized geek beer. Ambiance of a shitty brown bar.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail  (869) Orange County, California | November 15, 2013
sort of *the* spot during GABF week. packed to the gills inside and out. old wooden furniture and interior, long bar with a ton of taps and some chalkboards overhead. it was kind of slow service-wise, but Iíll give then a pass due to the crowds. one thing I did find frustrating was that they only had maybe 40% of the beers on tap listed on the chalkboards. so unless you recognize all the handles or ask the bartender a bunch if questions, it would have been easy to miss what was available. my other complaint is the short pours. ordered a couple "12 oz" pours that were at best about 8, maybe 9. if the beers were a couple bucks, I wouldnít really care, but $7 for 12 oz and to get shorted a 1/4 to a 1/3 of it was a bit gear grinding. anyway...great selection, cool place for the most part.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine  (779) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 9, 2011
Solid beer bar and hub of beer events during GABF. Great tap list and host of mid-sized special events like Elysian pumpkin fest. During GABF events was not managed well, but more due I think to lack of foresight and experience than to bad service. They technically have the space to handle the crowds they got but did not have an intelligent beer delivery system and ended up hovering at bar for one hour just to get one beer. Too chaotic and disorganized. Would like to return during normal times. Large patio, basement with billiards, lounge space, long bar, booths, and a great beer list, what more can you want?
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog  (744) Glenville, Pennsylvania | April 23, 2006| Updated October 15, 2007
The be-all, end-all beer bar in Denver ... and anywhere west of Mississippi that Iíve found. They have 69 high-quality taps. The last day I was there this included Delerium Tremens and Maredsous 8, along with some of the better regional micros. This is definite stop on any beer loversí tour of Colorado. But be ready ... Iíve gotten good service here once in many, many visits.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (736) Pennsylvania | October 21, 2011
This place is beer geek nirvana. The folks who run are on the curmedgeonly side. All the prices end in weird numbers so the totals come out in variables of .25 since they donít carry nickles, dimes, or pennies in their drawers. They donít split checks. They charge a dollar when people ask stupid questions. (all of this is explained on the menu by the way.) The place is very dark except that the walls are lined with hundreds of different empty beer bottles that are little from below rendering them almost gothic in their bearing. They have over 50 taps and over 100 bottles. All the stuff on draft is craft. They had a bunch of wet hop stuff still left over from GABF but they tend to theme their taps. It was an interesting experience and one that I hope I get to repeat some day.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Dogbrick  (733) Columbus, Ohio | March 25, 2011
(Visited 10/2009): Stopped here on a recent trip to Denver, first during the Elysian Pumpkin Fest on November 10th, then again the next day for the heck of it. The bar is on Black Street on the NW part of downtown. There is plenty of street parking around (unless a Rockies game is being played I imagine). The interior is dark with bare light fixtures and a lot of wood. The bar is on the right side and there are booths and wooden tables on the left side. There is a lower level as well. The most outstanding feature of the decor is the 2000+ bottle collection and the amazing number of tap handles mounted on the walls. Definitely one of the most impressive collections I have seen. As for the beers you can actually drink, it is just as impressive. The draught beers feature Russian River, Elysian, Deschutes, New Belgium, Port Brewing, Oskar Blues and a myriad of others. The bottle list is impressive as well, offering a host of regional and worldwide microbrews. My score for Service will be aggregated over my 2 visits. During Pumpkin Fest they had exactly one server covering the entire pub save for the bar itself. Considering this was an "event" night and the place was packed, he was understandably having trouble keeping up. As a result we waited a very long time for food and drinks. I put this squarely on the Mgt. The next evening I sat at the bar and the bartender was very beer savvy and efficient. Our group had appetizers during the Elysian event and they were all good. Overall this is hands down the best bar we visited on our trip and I would make a bee line for it first on any future visits.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2  (686) Hanover, Maryland | June 28, 2005
Great place to sit on the patio and enjoy some world class brews. Very near the stadiuim and in the middle of a nice walking district. Many great beers on tap, with some very good bottles as well.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes  (668) Vancouver, British Columbia | October 12, 2005
Definitely a lot of great beer choices. I canít really rate it based on the GABF, so Iíll have to run with the night I first arrived in Denver. Slow night at the bar, mostly me and a couple of other judges. Service was great but then again, there was no one there. Beers were pretty damn good. Food I had during the GABF was iffy - they put orange cheese slices on the patty melt and the fries were horrible. Beer list was damn good, though, with a nice mix of standards and great unknown local stuff. Looks like a winner. Atmosphere is mostly uninteresting bric a brac but dripping with beer.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | October 3, 2005
The menu is as good as its reputation. Iíve been here 4 times during GABF week, but I must say I mostly stayed in the Dr. Bill area. Service is very expeditive even in the day that was not so busy, the place was jam-packed and loud, but at this moment, you can bet that most people in there were drinking the good stuff. Owners are definitely ultimate beer geeks, big collection of related items. Iíd probably enjoy the atmosphere a lot on a calmer night. A bit expensive if anything. I wouldnít really recommend eating here, greasy pub grub mostly.

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