BJ's Pizza, Grill & Brewery
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3.28/5 rDev -11.6%
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
3.3/5 rDev -11.1%
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
3.36/5 rDev -9.4%
Ah yes, BJ's Pizza and Brewery. Always a good place to check out when looking for company in Boulder. Great location, right downtown. Atmosphere is like most any other American bar. Big open rooms and a large bar.
They have a decent amount of house brewed beers on tap. Most are pretty light, but decent quality. I've never seen a big or experimental beer there. But I guess not everyone can brew like Tomme.
Service was good. I have never tried their food, but it looks pretty good. Both the pizza and burgers looked tasty. Like I said, nothing special. Just your average American bar.
09-09-2009 17:50:55 | More by rye726
3.61/5 rDev -2.7%
It looks like I'm the first person to write a full review of BJ's since they moved into their new digs.
BJ's left their small space on Pearl Street for a rather nondescript big box on Boulder's main drag. If you took the name off the door outside, it would be impossible to tell what chain the new place is a member of. Inside, BJ's hits all the chain brewpub buttons with lots of dark wood, an exposed brewhouse and cavernous amounts of space.
I've been here a few times for lunch and have to say that the food is quite good. Lunch prices are reasonable, while dinner prices are a little high for my tastes. The beers I've sampled have been good, but on the safe side.
Overall, BJ's is a nice place to grab the occasional lunch during the week. When I primarily want beer, I prefer to support one of Boulder's many local breweries.
11-17-2013 01:51:28 | More by Rayek
3.64/5 rDev -1.9%
My first boulder BP I visited, not bad.
The atmosphere was pretty corporate/chainish., This place didn't reek of beer culture to be sure!
Most of the beers were above average, the PM Porter & Tatonka were the best beers I tried out of the sampler.
Food looked alright, the Kids pizza was inhaled by my son
Service wasn't bad, friendly enough
9 Beers on offer, cask beers on Thursdays & 3 quality guest beers on offer including Lindemens Frambozen, Mirror Pond Pale ale
The pricing seemed reasonable enough. I'd go again, but wouldn't go outta my way to visit.
06-14-2008 04:07:34 | More by russpowell
3.64/5 rDev -1.9%
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
3.75/5 rDev +1.1%
this is a chain, but i really dont mind this place. the beers are very standard offerings, designed not to offend anyone. they have maybe 8 or 10 on tap at a time. the imperial stout was my favorite and the hefe wasnt bad, but this is probably the least quality beer of all the boulder producers. food though was pretty good, i liked the calamari, and the service was very friendly. lots of free tasters for us, and my glass never got empty without another being poured for me. a good place for a quick bite before a show at the boulder theater, but if you want fine micro brews, chech out mountain sun or one of boulder's other breweries.
06-03-2012 19:50:59 | More by StonedTrippin
BJ's Pizza, Grill & Brewery in Boulder, CO
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