Walnut Brewery

1123 Walnut St
Boulder, Colorado United States 80302
brewpub (Walnut (Rock Bottom))  3.1/5.0 30 reviews
7days 11am-midnight; happy hour M-F 3p-6p and 11p-close

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 2/20
3fourths  (1537) Boulder, Colorado | December 14, 2004| Updated January 21, 2013
The beer here SUCKS SO MUCH.
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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 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
brokensail  (1306) 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 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (945) Escondido, California | July 26, 2005
Typical brewpub outfit with twelve house beers on tap, two of which were cask versions. The service was lacking considering they were slow; I stopped by before dinner. Most of the beers were standerd brewpub brews, but a couple were better than average.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 5/20
Braudog  (835) Yorktown, Virginia | June 19, 2005
As the guy next to me said, "All the beers taste the same, theyíre just a different color." Yuppie restaurant kinda place.
64
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
theisti  (767) Kansas | August 10, 2016
Visited on a Tuesday evening to attend a work function. Older building, with a big open bar area as you enter, with tables scattered throughout. We were in the somewhat private booth area towards the back, next to the brewery. Regular lineup of 5-6 beers, plus 2 seasonal beers were on offer. Bar snacks were solid, service was attentive.

64 = ★★ (Just ok)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Sammy  (659) Toronto, Ontario | February 10, 2011
The Walnut bar is at one end of the tourist area. It is a decent looking place, and larger than the average bar, and one can come here and talk beer, and sit or stand at a decent sized bar. A little loud for music at 315 pm. The beer selection and quality is a bit poorer than the regular Rock Bottom brewpubs. They have to pick it up here to stay competitive to craft beer consumers. If you want a light session beer,as opposed to some inetresting imperial stout, this is the place to come. If you have the time, pop in.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb  (560) Woodland, California | October 12, 2010
Great venue. Large, but pub like. Great sampler. Great hummus. Very talkative and informative server. Something of a local. They comped the parking lot across the street.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ben4321  (436) 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 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010| Updated December 12, 2013
A lot like Rock Bottom. Not great beers and some decent food.

Shitters: B-

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