3fourths (1553) Boulder, Colorado | February 25, 2004| Updated July 27, 2012
A very nice building with abundant outside seating, and generally friendly people working and drinking. The beer is above average, but not exceptional, though they score points for having plenty on tap. Also they offer a couple of other locals on tap, such as New Belgium Frambozen over Xmas 2003.
This place has two sections. The pumphouse which seems a bit more refined and elegant and the RedZone which is a straight up sports bar. I ate in the RedZone part. Itís a massive room with lots of flat screen tvís, They actually put signs under the tvís to tell you what NFL games will be playing on what tvís. Thatís clever. They also have a section in the back with comfortable chairs and a air hockey table. The room is so big it has two bar areas. The only drawback is the volume of the music which is so loud, even on a sparsely populated Sunday night, you had trouble hearing anybody. The beers were all their own, 10 in all, plus a guest tap of Guinness. The beers were solid but none of them outstanding. The burger was excellent. I donít know if Iíd go back for the beer but it seems like a cool place to watch all of the NFL games each Sunday.
Great location and ambiance. They have some nice house brews. It is a brew pub so if you are looking for variety this isnít the place for you. They are always busy, so if need some social interaction this is a good choice.
Red Zone side, open patio (and a nice 60 degree spring day), big bar and lots of space. Sat at random table, service never stopped by my table for 20+ min despite visiting tables on either side of me; was about to head directly to bar to order but decided to log in here instead to gripe when someone finally asked if Iíd been helped; beyond that service was typical. Menu is typical American pub fare and good enough at average+ prices ($2 off apps 3-6, 10-12); beer selection is ok with usual local choices (nothing unique on this end) and their own line of brews (very unique) with apparently no tap space wasted on the bud lights of the world (available in bottle if you must). Their brews are safe (good but not spectacular); today I had the Co-Conspirator Imperial Stout (seasonal), and Tiger Nut Stout, both safe brews. Also, the jalapeno bacon-wrapped sausages which are deep fried are very good and nicely spicy (and doctor recommended.. NOT!). Overall, dinged for service but suspect that varies.
Stopped in for food before hitting the Left Hand. It wasnít the Left Hand Brewery, but then the Left Hand Brewery doesnít have good food. Doesnít have any food. So...there you go.
It was a blistering hot day and they have a really wonderful misting system that keeps the temps down on would have otherwise been a scorcher of a lunch.
I had a Brush Fire BPA. It was good!