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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

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15 Reviews
Reviews: 15
Visits: 46
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: 63
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2319 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, Colorado, 80302-6605
United States
phone: (303) 449-4285

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Place added by: Anaz on 07-09-2011

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Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Best selection of taps in Boulder in a sports bar-esque setting. Decent service, decent food.

Most of the better beer establishments in Boulder are either brewery tap rooms or brew pubs. This is not a complaint, merely the state of matters. It is unusually that in a town with such a fine beer pedigree, it's hard to find a place that has a wide selection of local and non-local offerings. Consider Backcountry Pizza & Tap House one of the best that Boulder has to offer. While the sports bar atmosphere is not typically my thing, I found myself there this past Saturday to watch the game. The place was neither crowded nor noisy. Add to that the decent food, the sunny interior, and 80's and 90's pinball and video games, you get a sports bar that isn't quite a sports bar. Service was attentive, staffed with knowledgeable servers.

While all of this is OK, but wouldn't bring me back, the selection would. Forty plus taps, two hand pumps, nitro, and great selection of local and non-local beers from the expected (Avery, Oskar Blues, Great Divide) to the unexpected (Dry Dock, Jolly Pumpkin, Lost Abbey, Russian River). This is the place to go if you're not in the mood for Avery or Mountain Sun. Worth a return visit. (1,223 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of MLDucky
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Had a Calzone and really enjoyed it so I can only rate based on my one item. Crust and middle were cooked through, which can be difficult at some places. Beer selection was outstanding and service was excellent. For full disclosure, we went on a Saturday night, about 2 hours before closing in the summer. It was dead, mostly other service industry patrons and a few college students. (387 characters)

Photo of MammothTarantula
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Bjornberg
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Macsimus
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great tap list and epic bottle list (35 characters)

Photo of WildDalby18
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Twal
4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -11%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of CatapultDowntown
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of bigotecircus
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Among the most impressive tap lists I have ever seen. And one hell of a bomber list to go with it! Good people, beer enthusiasts, and some goddamn awesome beards. (163 characters)

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Chairman_Meow76
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of outoffocus
4.1/5  rDev -6%

The tap list was good, not great. I had looked at a list online a few weeks before traveling to Boulder though that was amazing, so I know that I just happened to hit it at an unlucky time.

I was disappointed by the atmosphere. It's dark and a bit dated. The beer list is enough to look past this for the most part.

The food I tried (a chicken sandwich) was pretty bad.

I actually stopped by twice on my trip. Once the service was excellent, the other time it was subpar. On the trip with the subpar service the bartender had a buddy sitting at the bar and was focused on him.

Didn't get a chance to get into the bottle list, but it was extensive. Pricey, but not abnormally so.

I like seeking out new beer so I'd go back. (745 characters)

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4.96/5  rDev +13.8%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of afsdan
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Great draught and bottle list. Too bad the service makes this place almost unbearable to visit. Jackass bartenders breed like flies here. (138 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House in Boulder, CO
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