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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%
Taps: 42
Bottles: 63
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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 Mebuzzard:
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4.13/5  rDev -9.4%

I have driven by this place many times and skipped it. Stupid me.

A nice pizza joint with pretty good and friendly service. Oh, and they serve beer. I'm guessing 30 tap handles, with a good selection of styles. I had the Deviant Dale's on hand-pull. Not a bad start.

The place is big, but the set up makes it smaller. The pinball room is a nice tough. I haven't seen pinball machines for centuries. cool.

Pizza is nice. Not the best, but surely not the worst. Good pricing and to pair with the beer, this is a nice stop in Boulder.

Mebuzzard, Feb 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

Chairman_Meow76, Sep 09, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

outoffocus, Sep 09, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +8.8%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

HighonHops42, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -34.2%

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

afsdan, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

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BeerBuffalo, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Lynn1451
4.11/5  rDev -9.9%

The bar can get crowded during happy hour. Almost every time I've been there the bar table tops have been sticky. Usually ask the waitperson to wipe it down, but I think the finish on some of the tables is sticky. Or maybe just too much beer being spilled. Bar atmosphere is nothing special, but...

The pizzas are very good. I usually get a veggie pizza. My other half usually gets the pepperoni and sausage. Choice of whole wheat or white crusts, choice of sauces, etc. We sometimes go with sandwiches, but the pizzas seem to be what they are really good at making.

Love the variety of beer on tap. Always find something delicious to enjoy. Sometimes I splurge for a more expensive Belgian. Have a variety of beers and prices. At the end of the night, we enjoy looking through their window into the beer storage room to see the bottles stored there.

If I drank too much, we will stroll through the neighborhood. Mostly a college student environment, but the streets are pleasant with lots of little old houses. Bicycle/walking path is nearby, as are some parks. And a bit of a walk is the Pearl Street Mall.

Usually plenty of parking in their lot.

Lynn1451, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of claspada
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%

Only stayed in Boulder for 2 nights and I visited this place 2x which says how much I enjoyed it.

The people who worked their and frequent there are super nice, willing to strike up a convo and converse about anything.

Food was quite good, had a sandwich, quality and really good sized.

Plenty of normal/local offerings, 20+ and at least 10 or so rotating taps (I am probably undershooting the actual number) but if you can't find something here you are probably a BMC fan.

The part which was really cool was that one of the manager's had brought back a keg of the beer that won the GABF gold for IPA from Wyoming (super fresh, less than a week old) and was giving free pours to people who he could tell were big craft fans. It was amazing and spoke to the quality of this establishment.

claspada, Jun 18, 2013
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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House in Boulder, CO
98 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.