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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Mountain Sun Pub & BreweryMountain Sun Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.76/5
Based on:
90 Beers
735 Hads
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 78
Visits: 130
Avg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1535 Pearl St.
Boulder, Colorado, 80302
United States
phone: (303) 546-0886 | map
www.mountainsunpub.com

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Reviews: 78 | Visits: 130
Reviews by Loki:
Photo of Loki
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

***Note*** They only take cash! There is an ATM in the back but they only take cash. Now for the review.

First stop on the pre-GABF tour. We rolled up to Boulder on Tuesday and went straight to Mountain Sun. What a great way to start the day off.

Atmosphere: I would have to describe it as laid back chaos. And as much as an oxymoron as that is I don't know how else to describe it. Very college/hippie crowd and staff. The entire place pools their tips and you don't have a set server, but instead anybody that walks by may get you another beer, take your food order, server the order, or for that matter have cooked it. Granted, most of the floor staff was the same, but they seem to be at every table. There are no stools at the bar, just a line of people ordering drinks. Very friendly. Very laid back. But if you are a stickler or a certain serving style it could be unnerving.

Quality: Most of what we had was stellar. There were some that were good and some just ok, but nothing bad. The FY IPA was fantastic and was the most frequent order on our table of eight.

Service: Quick, friendly, knowledgeable, fast, and accurate. Not sure what else you can ask for.

Selection: They had about nine different beers on tap; however, they were offering many of the same beer served with CO2 or Nitro. Not sure why, but it was interesting. Can't stand nitro myself. Some of our crowd was a little disappointed as last year they had a line up of numerous IPA/DIPAs and they only had about three or four this year. They had many styles to choose from and they all seemed good.

Food: The food was great. Lots of it and at a great price. Very good and very big burritos. Great burgers. Possibly worth the trip for just the food. (But who the hell does that?)

Value: I remember the tab being pretty damn cheap. I know that I covered three meals and three to four beers per person for the three and with tip the total was less than $45.

Great and very unique place that I would gladly go back to again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of siddhartha
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of jcMPLS
4.61/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

i have been a patron of the mountain sun/southern sun empire since they opened in 1993 and have been there as recently as last week. these guys have the model on lock. the open pubs slowly, in well thought out locations and they succeed every time out.
the mountain sun is way too crowded on any given day due to its location and small size and southern sun is often a better choice if you want to get a table with minimal wait or sit at the bar.
the vibe is mellow hippy no tvs good music
quality of beers is solid across the board with fyipa and colorado kind being my go to's
they have a large number of choices on any given day and a few guest taps as well.
service is solid waiters rotate and they all help out so i have never had bad service here
selction of beers is great and the february stout month is particularly fantastic in terms of variety
food is very solid pub fare
thank you mountain sun for keeping it real and a town that is increasingly fake!

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Photo of bmorebeer888
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of twelveone
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been going to MS for going on 20 years and realized I'd neglected reviewing it. As the flagship of a beer/food empire now consisting of 6 locations, my patronage here has been the result of the quality of the beer and the experience. I appreciate their consistent devotion and excellent execution of British-style ales - the Illusion Dweller and the FYIPA are among my favorites - and find their food very satisfying and a good value. Service has been good, too, even when the Pearl Street location gets busy and there's a wait for to a place to land. I'll continue to go there when I'm in Boulder.

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Photo of Macsimus
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Beer was good but chicken sandwich was pink in middle - returned and replaced. To their credit no charge for the sandwich at all.

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Photo of sjantiflow
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of aratcliffe
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of crobinso
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -16%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery in Boulder, CO
93 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.