Neat little out of the way brew pub. We were ther early (11:00 AM) on a Friday, so it wasn’t crowded. Cozy environment, great beers, good sevice, food looked good (we didn’t eat). The cool stone bar stuck out as a neat feature to me.
This is the original location, stopped on the way down from RMNP. A bit of a mallish location, pretty large inside though. Not busy at all on a Friday afternoon. Hard to even find the bartender, who seemed rather preoccupied. Taplist was full of OB staples, nothing out of the ordinary, unfortunately. Food was average as well. This is a fun place and all, but in today's market i would expect more. See Avery Brewing for an example.
Although we visited the 2 other Oskar Blues locations during my recent GABF visit to Colorado...my local friend insisted I see the place where it all started...Oskar Blue’s original location. I’m glad he took me here. This flet like the right combination of the quirky Tasty Weasel tap room in North Carolina and the larger Liquids and Solids restaurant not far away. This place felt more "real" and less corporate that the L&S restaurant. I would recommend a visit here over the other...definitely more character. Love the bus out front too.
Also popped in on my way from Denver to Estes. Glad I stopped in this town it has a nice little business district with local stores. My visit to Oskar Blues was fine but not fantastic. Fun, bright, colorful and a bit cluttered with lots of stuff on the walls (music oriented). The server was a tad slow (and it wasn’t busy at all) and knew nothing about beer. I tried the G’Knight, which was one of the only on tap I hadn’t already tried. The beer was good. I did not try the food, but it looked like basic pub grub. Prices seemed average.
Great ambiance, cool beer and rock memorabilia all over the place and it is inside an old barn; the silo is a small arcade! Service was the best I have ever had; waiter got us onto the second floor after dinner without the cover fee and personally moved a table up there for us. He also made an honest mistake on the taster tray I got and gave me multiple free tasters to make up for it. Food is delicious, great southern BBQ. Selection is awesome, maybe 20ish Oskar Blues taps, and thirty more specialty taps from all over the US. Value is a bit off, but tasters are good deals, five four oz. tasters of Oskar Blues beer for $6 I believe. Overall, great place, great service, great beer.
Visited with two friends on October 9, 2012 when driving from Denver to Estes Park. Stayed for a few samples of beer but didn’t eat. Good service, nice selection of the standard beers and some seasonals. We sat downstairs at the bar. Nice small town too. I’m glad we made the trip there.
Visit on recent trip. Stopped by for dinner. Busy but they handled it well. Enjoyed the flight of their brews. Service was excellent. Think it would be a great place on a night when they have live music.
Looks like a good family restaurant located in a small town. Everyone here looks happy. Employees look like they enjoy their job. The sever was Very knowledgable on their selection. We ordered a sampler of all their beers. The food was better than expected. I had cranberry chipotle wings which were sweet and spicy. Enchalada was made right with corn tortilla instead of wheat and was delicious. Service was fast. Loved this place, would come back often if I could but I live in Florida. It's the kind of place I wish I could find in Florida.
jnkor (17) Columbia, Maryland | July 15, 2012| Updated July 23, 2012
Visited 7/12. Short wait and shown right into the second story pub that’s clearly a hit with local families. Overlooks a little park. Beer was all the majors with two rotating: priscilla wheat and one nut brown. Enchiladas were spicy and great (especially to a florida boy) and wings had an amaZing cranberry chipotle. Fries were great too. Very great place, glad to see it retain local charm despite growing distribution.
(Visited 07/2010): Oskar Blues Grill is in downtown Lyons on Main Street. Parking is fairly abundant in the surrounding lots.
The interior is split into an upstairs and downstairs. I only glanced downstairs but it looks like a bar and music venue, whereas the upstairs is more of a "sit-down" restaurant with a smaller bar. After walking past a small gift shop and up a few stairs, the space has a good sized table seating area on the left and a small bar on the right. There is an eclectic array of decor, including artwork, license plates, portraits, etc with a rustic and worn-in smokehouse flavor underneath it all. The available brews are listed on a board behind the bar.
As for the beers, there is a pretty good array (9 taps), and a sampler is available for $1/beer. On top of a few of the regular OB brews like Old Chub and Dale’s, there were several on tap I had not seen before, from Leroy and Short Bus to Priscilla Wheat and Viking Malt Liquor. All of the beers were above average. One minor disappointment was no Ten Fidy, but the servers were able to suggest a couple places to look for cans.
Speaking of service, it was good on our visit. Our server was punctual and brought samples of everything, going past what was allotted on the tray.
The food at Oskar Blues is pretty good. We both had barbecue (ribs, pulled pork) and were satisfied.
Overall this place is well worth the drive from Denver to visit.