Had read about this place and was my first stop in Denver. The neighbourhood a bit of a student bar area, but once you enter the cosy confines of Falling Rock you will be blown away. Huge tap list, weekly update menus to help navigate a whole bunch of bottle and some of the nicest, unpretentious, knowledgable bar staff I have ever had the pleasure of talking too. This bar is truly one of the top in itís category. WORLD CLASS.
Truly one of my favorite beer bars in the United States. I have been there 3 out of the last 4 summers, and each visit has been quite memorable. The bartender is the same guy everytime, and he treats us like the regulars that we would like to think we are. The selection and quality of the brews are nothing short of amazing and worth the trip all by themselves. Bring a credit card and have a taxi waiting because if you like to drink beer, you will be there awhile!
Ever since I heard about Falling Rock, and was planning to visit Denver, I have wanted to visit this place. I am glad that I did!
You walk in and you really feel that you are in a nice, laid-back, unpretentious tavern. The interior is dark, intimate and cozy despite the high ceiling. Decor consists mainly of hundreds of beer bottles, old tap handles, and classic beer advertisements. There are plenty of booths, quite a few tables, and even a few comfy chairs and a plush chesterfield, making it a perfect place to get together with a few friends for chat and suds. Waitstaff are quick, alert and friendly. You really feel welcome at this place. Food is decent, if not outstanding, but who goes to a place like this for the chow, anyway? Their beer selection is fabulous, including plenty of locals and craft brews, as well as some fine imports.
This is a must if ever you visit Denver.
Visited on GABF Sunday 2005. The intention was to go steady and wind it down after a most enjoyable 3 days at the festival but this didnít really happen due to this place having a great selection of beers, good company and friendly service. The barstaff were great, giving us free tshirts and beer memorabilia, even letting us behind the bar to photograph the place and itís amazing display of tap heads on the wall. Met some great people here too, fellow drinkers from the festival from all over America. Also tried the food, spicy hot chicken washed down with some of Americaís finest pale ales - pure bliss!
Visited during GABF week in 2008. This place was packed at 4:00 in the afternoon which I have to think is unusual. Huge selection of taps (over 70 although I donít remember the exact number). Tough to make a decision but I chose Pliny The Elder while I was there. This has to be one of the best bars in the U.S. An absolute must if you visit Denver.
I was very impressed on my visit this bar. Plenty of good brews to choose from. I didnít eat so have no idea about the food. I went back late one night to find one of the owners having a great time dancing on the bar! There are hundreds of empty bottles on shelves around the whole place, turns out the owners had saved them all after drinking the beers.Basically a good pub with a huge choice of beer. Cannot wait till I go back to CO again, will be on my list!!