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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
737 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 mpyle:
Photo of mpyle
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The overwhelming thing about this place is that it is fairly small, all in one big room, and buzzing with conversation. The place is alive, even on a weeknight. Not a place to go for a quiet beer. The beer selection is pretty large, and all the beers seem solid if not completely spectacular. The Happy Hour prices ($2.25/pint) are insane! They have a 6-beer sampler, with very healthy sized sampler glasses for about $8-9.

To get the same beers in a mellower restaurant setting, you can go to "Southern Sun" on the south side of Boulder.

They brew on site, and I liked that you pass the brewing area on the way to the bathroom. Got to see the blowoff tube on a multi-barrel fermenter bubbling away - very cool!

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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

Photo of jophish17
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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