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Active Beers: 106
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63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.53%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

303 Main Street
Lyons, Colorado, 80540
United States
phone: (303) 823-6685

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @oskarblues

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DavidGross

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$

Visited 07-MAR-14 with my buddy and had a great time. Can't wait to go back and sample a few more beers.

A - really great place. Loved layout, look and feel. Band was great to listen to as well. Guests and staff were friendly and easy to mingle with.

Q - food and beer were outstanding. Did a flight and really enjoyed all of them. Was really looking for good burger and they delivered. was dang good, cooked right and hit the spot.

S - the staff from the front door, our waitress and others were always available and took care of us like family.

S - amazing from both food and beer. cant wait to go back.

F - burger was great.

V - well worth it!

03-09-2014 03:11:14 | More by DavidGross
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

7/14/12

After a spectacular day in Rocky Mountain National Park, a disappointing stop at Estes Park Brewery and a warm up visit to Left Hand Brewery, I was looking forward to dinner at Oskar Blues for some of my favorite Colorado beers on tap. Very busy on a Saturday night, I waited with friends for a table with a draft of Deviant Dale's (aka Double D), which was excellent and DD has found an occasional home in my beer fridge whenever I go on a beer run to Hudson, WI.

When we got a table, the band upstairs was playing so loud that I put in ear plugs and could hear the discussion better. Absolutely miserable, worse even than our Cask Republic. After appetizers, we asked to be moved and they kindly put us outside on the patio and our night improved immensely. When I mentioned the ear splitting noise to a waiter, the response was "that's Oskar Blues," as if it was self evident.

The rest of my beers on the night were Oskar Blues standards except Renegade Ryeteous IPA, which was good but didn't have as much hop and rye twang as I had hoped. Food was good too, especially the fried pickles with hot sauce. Overall, Oskar Blues was a good beer experience and I'm happy to have added them to my list. I appreciate their pioneering efforts at canning craft beer and now understand somewhat the Oskar Blues attitude that enabled them to be to be leaders. However, I wish I had known of the raucous nature of the bar and visited earlier in the day for a more comfortable time.

PIctues at http://pintsizedrevelations.blogspot.com/2013/07/oskar-blues-grill-brew-longmount-co.html

08-13-2013 21:18:43 | More by FightingEntropy
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

cool place right in lyons, co. restaurant upstairs, pub downstairs. i was only in the pub but it had a great atmosphere. lots of cool rock and roll stuff on the walls, dim lighting, and a big bar. all of their beers on tap are delicious, especially the ten fidy. played some free pool and enjoyed the vibe. uncrowded on a monday night was nice. service was fair to good, and the prices were oustanding, just 3 bucks a pint for happy hour. will likely stop here again next time i head up to rocky mountain national park. nice pit stop

01-03-2012 19:47:42 | More by StonedTrippin
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$

Oskar Blues!!!!

Ok so I've been here for my birthday, college graduation, everytime family is in town, as well as anytime I without a doubt want great drink and food. Atmosphere is always great. Great rock and blues bands frequent the upstairs rockout room. Downstairs is quite large with an extended outdoor seating area as well. The partial wrap around bar is solid.

The best breweries from across the US on tap, RR, DFH, Odell's, Avery, Green Flash etc... are on tap, but you really need to look no further than what OB offers.

The food is what blows my mind even more about this place. Its Southern. My sexy wife is from Louisiana and this is "some of the best southern food she's ever had". The best chicken wings (made with their beers and spicy all the way up to ghost chilis), Oyster/shrimp Po Boys, Pizza, Fried Pickles, mussels, and the list goes on. The food is like this, you've had it and like it somewhere before, well it is much better here. Really everything feels gourmet.

A lot of beer, a lot of food, and the only down side is this, it is a bit pricey. Not a ton, but you are getting nothing but quality so you do have to support their cause with your wallet.

10-09-2011 04:25:34 | More by JoeAmerican77
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YourMomDrinksBud

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$

Somewhat cheesy atmosphere but the vibe is very relaxed.
Our waitress was well educated on the beer list and the service was good.
The food was well priced and delicious.
Beer was equally good, but a bit pricey.
I ordered a po boy and a pint of Deviant Dale's IPA. Liked it so much i got a growler filled.
Sometimes they have live music going down stairs which can be good.
Also, they usually have good guest taps. I was lucky enough to get a pour of PtY out there earlier this year.
Definitely check out this pub/restaurant if your in the area.

09-07-2011 09:06:50 | More by YourMomDrinksBud
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I stopped in to Oskar Blues Grill and Brew in Lyons, CO with my wife and daughter after a funfilled day in Rocky Mountain National Park. It doesn't look like much from the street. Inside, it's got more blues bar vibe than restaurant feel which is okay by me. I wasn't that impressed with the inside which is a bit hokey, but interesting at the same time. Bathroom was very clean, which is always a good sign.

The place seemed very slow at that hour of the day which was about 5:30. There were a few bikers (weekender wannabe types) outside and downstairs. Server - not pushy, friendly, and knowledgable on the brew. I asked if Ten-Fidy was seasonal and she said they don't bring it out at the pub until Fall, but if I wanted something dark in nature they had a batch of Velvet Elvis on tap at the moment. Since I was next to a life sized Elvis, I figured that's the way to go.

Food was very good. I had the turkey ruben which was huge, daughter had a small pizza which was big, and wife had the chicken tenders which were spiced well. All quite tastey. I was impressed with the flavor of the pizza - hey, they put hops in the dough, man! Onion rings are great too. There are some out of the ordinary type items on the menu which keeps it interesting, some of wich may be a little far out for kids or regular meat and potatoes types. There is something for everyone.

I thought the value was good. The ticket was just over $39. $6 of that was for the Velvet Elvis which I feel is a bit pricey for a pint, but then when you think about it...hey, it's a special batch brew you can't buy anywhere else. Plus it was good. I would definitely go there again, but I would drink more beer.

07-23-2011 05:18:07 | More by DelMontiac
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Fiona8051

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$

what's up with the highly priced brews?
I have always loved their beers, but hey, this is getting out of hand; there are many more quality brewskies around! I'm backing off for now, they need to check in on what the competition is doing! The food was delivered with an apology that 'the kitchen is really backed up right now' and it was piping hot, so no worries. However, it arrived right after I'd ordered a 'slider' since our food hadn't arrived so it was frustrating to deal with an appetizer then dinner immediately! I do hate it when the menu does not list the alcohol content on their beers - I like knowing whether I'm paying for a session beer or one that has more to 'watch out' for, especially if I'm driving. Either way, OB is way out there with their beer prices, I'm definitely NOT going there if I'm thirsty, nor picking up Old Chub anymore; get a grip, guys! You're dreaming!

07-04-2011 03:13:56 | More by Fiona8051
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

My wife and I visited this location on our way back from Rocky Mountain National Park.

The atmosphere in the bar area downstairs is very hole in the wall with a bar, some seating for bands, a pool table, and an arcade. I didn't go upstairs to see what exactly was up there. The bartender was very nice and answered some of my questions about Oskar Blues beers.

I was able to try some beers on tap that are not found in CA (tap only and limited brews). The beers were of very good quality but they only had about 8 beers on tap from what I could tell.

My wife and I were able to enjoy some pints and play a game of pool which was pretty fun.

Overall, this is a low key place to stop and get some Oskar Blues beers in a hole in the wall feeling place.

06-15-2011 05:51:40 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mattkooler

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -46.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$

Atmosphere- Blues themed, with lots of paintings of rock and roll and blues artists. Decor is basically similar to apple bee's, but blues themed, and more authentic feel.

Quality- Beer was poured with no head. Food was served no more than 5 minutes after we ordered it, which made it pretty clear that they did not cook it to order. This brought into question how long our food had been sitting around....

Service- When we were seated, they ran out of menus, and took quite a while for them to track menus down. Also seemed a couple times that we were being "passed off" between waiters. For instance, I asked the person who brought us our food for a refill, and she said she'd find someone to do it; made it seem like it was a hassle to ask for a refill.

Selection- Had quite a few burgers, sandwiches, and other more down home dishes, like jambalaya. If you aren't into that kind of food, you probably won't find too much. As far as beers go, expect Oskar Blues regular line up, and that's about it.

Food- Got a bbq pulled pork sandwich, and it was not good. It was dried pork, with bbq sauce from a jar poured on top basically. Something I could make at home, but better for wayyyy cheaper. The onion rings were quite good though, would definitely recommend them.

Value- The prices weren't that high, but for what you get, I would not pay that kind of money.

Overall, was very disappointed. I had heard many good things, but for me, I wasn't impressed. Could've caught them on a bad day, so I wouldn't go as far to try to sway people away from going, as it could be better other days, or maybe someone else's cup of tea, but I'd definitely keep your expectations in check.

06-02-2011 20:04:29 | More by mattkooler
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

This review is for the Longmont location.

Atmosphere: The giant Dale's Pale Ale can made this one easy to spot from the Diagonal Highway. Walking in there was the smell of BBQ and an open, lodge-like setting.

Quality: Ridiculously good. The food was outstanding and the wide array of Oskar Blues offerings and guest beers was impressive. I had the barrel aged Barleywine and it was outstanding. The two pounds of wings were nice and spicy and the cheesy mac is an absolute must as a side.

Service: Our waiter was very knowledgeable and even though he was clearly busy he was able to provide good, timely and professional service. The one time he couldn't get back to the table, the manager picked up his slack and dropped off our drinks before sticking around for ten minutes or so to talk beer and provide us a few samples of his favorites. This place very clearly has its stuff together.

Selection: The menu is extensive and provides something for everyone and the beer selection is tough to beat. There were maybe 12 or so Oskar Blues offerings, four of which I had never seen before (although I am from out of state) and about 20-30 guest beers.

Food: The beer is the star of the show at Oskar Blues, but I would still eat here even if they didn't have the amazing beer selection that they do. The food is worth the trip, which makes it a good place to bring anyone, even your Macro-swill sipping buddies.

05-24-2011 02:00:28 | More by StoneTSR
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons, CO
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