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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

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42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: n/a
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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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by StoneTSR:
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4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

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4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Twal
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Yagi1
3.88/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ricknelson
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of CatapultDowntown
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bigotecircus
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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.

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Chairman_Meow76
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of outoffocus
4.1/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

Photo of OctoberNexus
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of HighonHops42
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of afsdan
3/5  rDev -33.9%

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

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of appetiteforparis
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House in Boulder, CO
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