BJ's Pizza, Grill & Brewery
Active Beers: 8
Beer Ratings: 54
Beer Avg: 3.51
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
3.64/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Nothing really jumped out at me from my first visit to BJs. We did not try the food as we were really only stopping in for the bathroom and a beer. I ordered their seasonal Maibock, which was reasonably well balanced and a good example of the style. My dad had their Tatonka RIS and it was considerably more interesting though still not the best RIS I have had on this trip to CO so far. All the servers were blonde chicks cut from the same cloth it seemed. They were reasonably attentive but knew nothing about the beers.
It was nice that they had a bunch of serving tanks behind the bar. They even had a guest tank of Stone's barleywine on tap, which I should have tried.
I might stop by here again if I were in Boulder for longer but with Mountain Sun up the street and Boulder Beer across town, there is no need.
For food, just head up to Lazy Dog. If their roof is open, head up there for an amazing gyro or greek salad or tuna melt and get a beer while looking off at the Rockies.
04-25-2008 15:21:37 | More by Big78CJ
3.28/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Located right on Pearl Street, just down from Mountain Sun, they had an outdoor patio which immediately caught my attention since I had to transit it to go inside. The maitre d' station was on the right side with a good bit of restaurant seating to the left. The bar area was a just a long, wood-tiled plank with eight FVs and the brewhouse as the back bar. Along the right side of the bar area was a series of booths. There were a second and third floor bar areas, but my interest was quickly beginning to flag. I had a sampler which was nothing spectacular, snagged some coasters for my collection, and headed off into the night.
02-06-2008 22:03:33 | More by woodychandler
4.18/5 rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was a new visit for me on my last trip out there and was thrilled to see a little eating place with cask ale. Stopped in and ate out on the patio, great chaep food and ordered up a cask IPA. Very yummy and the server really seemed to know alot about the operation, more then anyone ever does around here anyway. I really thought the quality of the beer and food was excellent. I had thought it might come off as just another average brwepub, but to be honest they have a good chance of making it a little bigger. Excellent stop and I would highly recommed making it in there.
11-19-2007 00:22:24 | More by mikesgroove
3.8/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I'll get my complaint out of the way at the start. I ordered the cask dry-hopped red and I'm certain I was served the Jeremiah Red. I did ask the waitress if she was sure this was the dry-hopped red and she said yes, but there was no hop flavor at all. So either the beer was tapped incorrectly or someone poured it wrong.
The rest was good. There were several big screen TV's with different things on and the service was really quick. We ordered the pizza (no brainer) and it was really good chicago style pizza. The selection of beers on tap was pretty good with around 11 at the time and the beer I did get was good. I would say that their strongest area is the food with the beer somewhere behind.
05-24-2007 00:23:20 | More by drseamus
4.05/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Popped in here on my tour of Boulder this week. Front dining area leads to the bar in back, with stools and about 5 booths. Upstairs are more tables and areas to reserve for parties. Wood floors and stair case. Vats are just behind the bar. 12or so taps (8 host, 4 guest). They had a wide variety of there own beers. I tried several, and one from their hand-pump (Captain's Porter). They also have a very nice selection of Belgian bottles, I was surprised to see them, as well as Maredsous 8 on tap.
The food is good, but at happy hour the appetizers and pizzas are super cheap and good.
Nice little patio area, of course it was snowing so no one used it. I like this place. Nothing fancy, but a solid joint.
04-14-2007 18:04:10 | More by Mebuzzard
3.3/5 rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Spot in the middle of the Pearl Street Mall, this place competes with three other brewpubs in a 1/2 mile square radius and countless others in Boulder...and it holds its own fairly well.
I stopped in on a Saturday afternoon during college football season and was able to get a seat at the bar, but this place was packed with families and college students. They had eight beers on tap...five of their forever brews (Piranha Pale Ale, Tatonka Stout, PM Porter, Jeremiah Red, Harvest Hefeweizen) and three seasonals (CtrlALTDelete, Pumpkin Ale, and Fresh Hop Ale). In a gesture in support of other local berwers, they also had a guest tap for Avery's Old Jubilation.
The sampler treated me to all five of the standard releases and two of the seasonals. I was especially impressed with the Fresh Hop seasonal and could have easily enjoyed a pint or two of the porter. For the most part, the other beers were passable but nothing to write home about.
Service was excellent and attentive. They were happy to talk about the beers and seemed fairly knowledgable. The food came promptly and was tasty, though everything was a bit pricey (all apps were >$6). But I shouldn't act too surprised: this is Bobo after all.
Worth a stop on a beer tour of Boulder.
10-31-2005 18:09:35 | More by benito
4.05/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I have been to BJs in Boulder a number of times and have rarely been disappointed.
They have a nice balance of good beer and good food. They have a decent selection of beers and my favorite is Piranha Pale Ale which is a good APA. They also have brewed some interesting hard ciders that my wife always seems to enjoy.
Some of my favorite menu items include their Pizzas and their Cobb Chicken Sandwich. Their food is pretty good and reasonably priced and they do have a very good selection too including the aforementioned as well as steaks, pasta dishes, and big salads.
Being located right on the Pearl Street Mall makes for excellent people watching as there are some interesting people in Boulder.
Overall BJs is not someplace that I would travel great distances to get to but at the same time they did have decent enough beer and food that it was worth a stop if you are in the area.
08-11-2005 15:38:50 | More by Caesar1pup
4/5 rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Maybe it is because this is the first one I visited, but this is still my favorite BJ's. It is located on the Pearl Street pedestrian mall in Boulder. Long narrow building with a decent sized patio with heaters out front. Two levels of seating, with a long well appointed bar towards the back. The brewery equipment is all behind the bar. The wait staff has always been friendly and prompt, and the food is typical BJ's, but has always been well prepared. Beer is mostly typical BJ's, but they occasionally have special seasonals that are a step above many other BJ's beers I have tried.
03-08-2005 16:24:47 | More by rowew
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in here once while in the area in July 2004 and again in November 2004. BJ's is located in the Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall in Boulder, Colorado. The host/hostess station is located in the main seating area in the front of the restaurant. The back section contains several booths with a few of the bar, which is set up really great. A well lit and long wooden bar with numerous barstools. Behind the bar are stainless steel conicals that hold the beer served from the taps. The brewing room is located behind a glassed in area, such that the brew-master can be seen plying his trade. Unfortunately, only a limited selection of beers is available. One of each standard style (red, pale, stout, blonde, porter) with a seasonal also available. I enjoyed the Pale ale, which has won numerous awards at the GABF. If you are a member of the AHA, show your membership card and you'll get a discount on your beer purchases. The food was of acceptable brewpub quality and the service was attentive. In July, the seat I grabbed at the bar happened to be next to the seat occupied by the brew-master. He was taking a break near the end of his work day and was very personable. All in all, I had a great time my first visit and chose to return when in Boulder again. The beer is good and found myself feeling very comfortable at BJ's. I will certainly return the next time I'm in town.
Edit: I stopped in for lunch in May 2005 and found the Chicken Caesar Sandwich to be really fantastic. In addition to their own beers, they had taps for two beers from other Colorado brewpubs. What a nice touch.
12-02-2004 04:21:23 | More by mentor
BJ's Pizza, Grill & Brewery in Boulder, CO
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