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Backcountry Pizza & Tap House

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98
world-class

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 blindpiggie:
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4.15/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Went here for the first time yesterday before Avery's barrel-aged release event.

The interior of the place is much nicer than the exterior would indicate and the row of tap handles is imposing. Even more imposing is the bottle list, which includes some pretty desirable and rare beers at not much more than 20% markup from the store.

Ordered a pizza (natch), which arrived looking like an abstract painting with each topping heavily distributed on various sections of the pie. It tasted pretty good at least.

My first beer selection was Crooked Stave's Surrette which lived up to the sourness I was looking for and the waitress had promised. The second beer I ordered, Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour, was just terrible, but based on what I've heard since, I don't think the restaurant can be blamed for that.

Nice place, probably the best beer bar in Boulder.

More User Reviews:
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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.

Photo of McNazz
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of OsoRojo
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
98 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.