Nikiel (10) Portland, Oregon | May 12, 2010| Updated March 12, 2011
With a southern flair and a large selection of beer on tap, Southern Sun is a good place for a few late-night beers. They always have a plethora of in-house brewed beers and good deals on food (especially during happy hour). The main downside (for a visitor) is that they don’t accept credit cards (though that’s great for the employees).
One thing to be aware of is that most of their beers lack body, even the stouts, which is disappointing.
Aside from the strip mall location, this is probably my favorite of the three locations - the original, and Vine Street are both way too small inside, and thus, it is hard to get a table a certain times of day - this place is quite spacious, and very kid-friendly - aside from the size difference, and the fact that this place has much better lighting, this is pretty much identical to the other locations - the staff here, at least on my visit, was probably the friendliest compared to my experiences at the other two locations - if you can sit by the windows, you catch a nice eye full of the foothills, which is pretty cool - the fact that their food and beer can remain so consistent between three different places, with rotating 20-somethings running the show is nothing short of miraculous.
Decent place with a nice selection of beers. Clean but waaaay too hippie for me (Okay, I get it- you hate Bush. Get overyourselves, ya friggin’ pricks and tone down the hatred. I thought it was all about love and hugging and forgiving and gettting along... Worthless.) Beers are average to pretty good. I had the crabcake sandwich and it was quite tasty.
This is by far the best place you will ever drink a beer and get a good bite to eat. They have nothing more than there own award winning beers on tap all the time, dont forget to ask for the nitro! And as far as food goes, the food is some of the best "burger/steak joints" have got to offer. Plus if your there late enough you will see why I rated this place so well, they tear apart the entire kitchen for cleaning, EVERY NITE!!
Again a top tour. Nice guys, lots of beers, some strange food. This place is situated in a outskirt mall. Friendly staff. The furniture is wooden benches, and colorfull paintings. There is really no need to go here, if you go to the sister brewpub at mountain sun in Boulder. But a strange/nice place.
February 2009. This doesn’t come close to being as charming as sister Mountain Sun closer to downtown Boulder. But they offer the same beers (for the most part) and the same quality burger fare. Worth a visit if you’re in this part of town, but otherwise I’d pick Mountain Sun first. (Brewery #472)
When we came to the place it was pretty crowded. We were there to see the brewery and had to wait quite some time for a person to assist us. In the meantime we got a beer on the house. Apparently they had forgotten our appointment. After the tour we got some food and some more beers. Friendly people but I was not especially impressed.
Visited Friday afternoon Dec 19, 2008. Friend and I stopped by here with some time to kill before the Avery tasting room opened. This is a pretty straightforward restaurant space in a strip mall, though they have added some nice design touches to make this a nice place to have a beer. There are several communal tables and a nice long bar to sit at. Overall, the feeling was good in this place. Did not have the food, but the beer was good. Had about 8 of their own handles and 3 guest taps.
Visited for a quick lunch and a drink on a Sunday afternoon, and like others have said, the interior is much more spacious than the Mountain Sun pub in downtown Boulder. Selection was pretty good, 12-14 taps but probably 8-10 were things that I found at the other pub 3 years ago! Maybe just (un)lucky or maybe an indication that they’re a little stagnant. Regardless, I enjoy my visit, tried a new IPA, and was treated well sitting at the bar. A quick bite and a drink was fairly inexpensive. I don’t really dig the stripmall atmosphere where the building is located, but inside it’s comfortable and pleasant.
This is a lot more open and roomy than Pearl Street and has seemingly the same number of taps even though the selection is not the same (be warned now if you visit for Stout Month). Otherwise, same Mountain Sun food and spacey service from waiters/waitresses more in tune with what other co-workers are doing than servicing customers.