This is a great place to hang out after a day of skiing/boarding. It does the job but it didn’t really jump out at me. The selection was pretty typical but the breakfast Stout did stand out. I would have to visit again to give a more thorough review but my initial review is a decent drinkin’ skitown pub.
Visited later in the evening on a Wednesday with the family. This is a very large, spacious second floor space that you access via stair on the backside (from Main) entrance. We were a bit slow to be seated, but after that service was decent. Everyone seemed a little worn out after the 4th weekend, and I can relate. I just had the Nachos (which were good) and a couple of beers (which were both solid). The selection was all of their regulars + two specials. The Saison they had on was a bigger ABV version, and well executed. Overall, a good experience - plenty of room for families or groups to spread out. I learned later in the week that the folks that own Blue Spruce in town bought Backcountry sometime in 2010, and I couldn’t be more excited. Blue Spruce is easily my favorite restaurant in Summit Country - whether fancy up front or laid back in the bar. I expect good things to come here.
This place is worth a stop on your way to / from breckenridge. Ambiance was kind of weird on the inside - the place is huge so even though there are a decent amount of people there it feels empty, and the server felt rushed and awkard. However, I could see how the deck would have a great view in the summer. Also, she knew nothing about beer. The beers I tried were decent, nothing to write home about, but upon bringing home some cheap ($3.75) bombers of fresh beer my opinion of the place got better. No big beers available when I went, all the selection was sessionable, but I was happy with a couple of the offerings. Food menu very lacking, only pizza, nachos, burgers available. The pizza was decent I suppose, nachos not so great. Overall not a bad value, certainly when compared to breckenridge brewery / breckenridge in general. Overall it is worth visiting to grab some fresh bombers and try some new beer, maybe staying and eating there not so much.
cubs (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 13, 2010| Updated December 12, 2013
I really love stopping by here and tasting their beers. Some are average but quite a few are above average to good. The atmosphere is pretty cool. Definitely worth a stop.
Big place right off the highway. Pretty nice inside. Just sat at the bar and had beer. Bartender was ok, but didn’t seem too into beer, kind of recited the descriptions from the menu. Beer was alright overall, the IPA was really fresh and good. Enjoyed my visit.
Not too bad of a place, if your in the Frisco area, it’s worth a stop. I went in to try the sampler, but wasn’t too blown away. The breakfast stout was good but everything else they had was sort of average.
The Google Proximity Map is slightly wrong, location is SW corner of Main St & Hwy 9.
I arrived shortly before 9:00 PM on a Wednesday in August, was told the kitchen had just closed. The bartender shared a bit of the pizza roll he was having for dinner, it tasted pretty good.
I managed to down pints of their Telemark IPA and Peak One Porter before the bar closed. Both were true-to-style and well-executed, though not extraordinary. The beer menu listed six beers on tap, but I saw ten tap handles - maybe they serve other beer also.
The building is modern, decor typical for Colorado ski country, dining room was larger than I expected.
Be advised the entire establishment is one floor above ground level. I think there was an elevator, but I took the stairs.
Don’t arrive late during off-season! I think I missed out on having a better time.