Walnut Brewery

1123 Walnut St
Boulder, Colorado United States 80302
brewpub (Walnut (Rock Bottom))  3.1/5.0 29 reviews
7days 11am-midnight; happy hour M-F 3p-6p and 11p-close

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ben4321  (424) Hoboken, New Jersey | December 2, 2015
Stopped here for an afternoon drink / a quick rest before heading out for a short hike. Even though it was late November it was so warm we sat outside, so I was only inside the place for about 5 minutes total. Such crazy weather you guys have in CO, but I digress. The beers were pretty decent actually. Ranged from okay-through fairly good. Service was great. Prices seemed reasonable. We did not eat, but the food seemed reasonable. Seemed like a solid place overall, but I would have probably chosen a different Boulder place than this had I known weíd only have time for a couple. Thereís just too many here to do them all unless beer is the only goal of the trip.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
JCB  (271) Durham, North Carolina | March 12, 2014
Stopped in for a couple rounds. Fairly perfunctory brewpub, typical vibe but a decent range of offerings. Brews were average but mostly game efforts. Decently priced and unpretentious. Worth a stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple  (124) Denver, Colorado | February 14, 2014
Pretty big brewpub off of Pearl St. Typical ambiance, open and spacious, dimly lit. They had about 10 beers on tap. They range from below average to good. The food and service are average and the prices are fair. Iím sure there are better places to go in Boulder for food and drink.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
brokensail  (1295) Dublin, California | October 12, 2013
Brewpub #4 on the Boulder tour. My first thought upon sitting at the bar was "this is a Rock Bottom". And, I was sort of right. The beers were about at or below typical Rock Bottom quality as well. The bartender was at least nice and talked with us for awhile. Huge location. Seems to be popular with the older crowd, probably from when it was one of the only options in town.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 31, 2013
Visited November 2012.

Large interior with a long bar and lots of tables. Was surprisingly busy on a week night. I initially wanted to get an appetizer but when I saw how packed it was I figured the wait wouldnít be worth it and instead just got a flight of all 10 house beers. The beers werenít too bad but not overly impressive either. The best beers there were the GFYIPA and the rye porter. I donít see the IPA anywhere in the database here by name so Iím guessing itís a renamed version of another one thatís listed. Actually, now that I look closer I see that this place is affiliated with Rock Bottom. Not sure why it gets itís own beer listing but what ever. The bartender was very nice and even made some suggestions of other places in town. She mentioned Reubenís and West Flanders Brewing (formerly BJís). Not a bad place but it is a bit noisy and popular so if you want to be in a quiet room somewhere by yourself to rate all your beers then this isnít the place for you.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Vballnbeer  (72) Gorham, Maine | July 5, 2013
Quality has been mediocre since the start and has not improved.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | June 12, 2013
Dark and dingy interior a block away from Pearl street. Service was OK, although the bartenders are never really friendly. Food is decent, but the beer is pretty terrible. Stop in for some ticks if you are nearby, but not worth seeking out. There are much better places to be had in Boulder.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij  (40) Boulder, Colorado | June 6, 2013| Updated September 16, 2013
Big, open restaurant, long bar, big televisions with no sound, useless for all but sports. Always nice to be able to see brewing process. Eight or nine taps, some seasonals that rotate. Overall the beer is decent, the cask conditioned beers are generally better. Most of the beer is decent but quite mild. Service has always been very friendly but knowledge of beer varies widely depending on who you speak with. A solid place to grab a pint.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Tide  (21) Espoo, Finland | April 1, 2013
Great place taste everything from Walnut brewery, and have some tasty food while you are at it. The selection mostly consist of the breweryís own products, so you can quickly sample it all. Atmosphere is nice and service is good. Plenty of seats, you donít have to worry about seating. Overall, nice place, worth checking out.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
tennessejed420  (18) Denver, Colorado | April 20, 2011
Walnut brewery is your typical big, high cieling, boisterous colorado brewpub, which not is not a bad thing, in spite of it being only typical. I like the ambiance on the inside and that of boulder, but I donít know who controls the music, because sometimes its good classic rock beer drinking music but other times I was in there it was top40, terrible. Like people are saying the majority of the selection is pretty standard fare, although one thing I will say is every time I go there there are some new things available, so thats good. Some of the beers I thought were decent, others not so much. Food is actually pretty good here, definitely better than most brewpubs, so I donít know what some people are talking about. Value is ok, its not too pricey but you are in boulder. Overall not a bad destination, you wonít be blown away but youíll be satisfied.

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