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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

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Taps: 42 / Bottles: 63
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 7.11%
$$ - reasonable

[ 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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4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $

Falling Rock Taproom may have more beers available, but it is worth the trip up to Boulder to come to Backcountry.

The 20 static taps they have includes Blind Pig from Russian River, which is enough to make it thee go to spot in Boulder, but the 30 rotating taps they have make this the most inspired tap list in the state of Colorado.

I have had Dogfish 120 Minute, Palo Santo, Lagunitas Sucks, Sumpin Sumpin, Sumpin Wild, Stone Ruination DDH, Pliny the Elder and a whole bunch of one offs from Jolly Pumpkin, Avery, Oskar Blues and a host of others.

The staff is generally very informative and usually very friendly. There have been moments where they have lacked on either category, but those are few and far between. These people love beer and want you to love beer just as much as they do.

They also have some pretty decent food. The apps are solid and then being able to order a slice of pizza with any ingredients you want on it is outstanding.

Long story short, Backcountry is hands down the best beer bar in Boulder (maybe outside of Avery's taproom). You can get almost anything you want and you'll get it at an affordable price. Even the expensive beer is poured in a smaller portion so it can be affordable.

01-10-2012 09:09:18 | More by StoneTSR
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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.

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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House in Boulder, CO
97 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.