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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Mountain Sun Pub & BreweryMountain Sun Pub & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
89 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 TXHops:
Photo of TXHops
3.98/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

To avoid being redundant, I'll second everything the knowledgable Colorado BA's have already said--this is a damn fine brewpub. All the beers I tried were phenominal, second maybe only to Tod Mott's Haverhill of the Northeast in my mind. The food was very good as well.

Since I don't simply want to repeat the previous beerfly reviewers praise for the beers or the food (which is very well deserved), I'll comment more on the prices and ambiance. First off, Mountain Sun doesn't take credit cards, whih might explain why their healthy-sounding entrees are all under $10. Also, the place is VERY bohemian. All the wait staff are extraordinarilly granola and the clientele is pretty barefoot as well. At the same time, I saw a fair share of polo shirts as well... Still, if your prejudices against those who may hug trees is strong, you may think twice before patronizing such a place. I won't--the beer is too good...

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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

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

Photo of redleg411
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of greg4579
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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