Southern Sun Pub and Brewery
Active Beers: 2
Beer Ratings: 14
Beer Avg: 4.34
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tripelhops:
4/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
It's been a while but visited this place after told the wait at Midnight Sun was 1.5 hours. I think they have a few more beer selections at this location as well. It's located in a strip mallaway from the main downtown area, but never the less is an excellent place to hit if you don't want to wait during the peak hours. I had a Nirto stout while there and it was fantastic. The food was decent and other beer selcetion was good as well. Mostly their brews but they do feature taps from (mostly) CO breweries. Food was a bit high, but more than likely in line with the general food prices in Boulder.
05-26-2011 15:22:01 | More by tripelhops
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $
This place is great. There is often live music and the company there is very friendly. The beer is some of the best around too. The food,although simple, is quite delicious. It is a great place to meet friends,drink beer and socialize.there is also a good selection of board games to play.
07-30-2013 12:49:37 | More by Gator_rater
3.43/5 rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
THere is always a snack that is satisfying on the menu and a beer that a bartender will explain to you. If you know what your tastes are, it's not hard to get somethiing that will appease. The atmosphere is fantastic with students familes and sounds abounding. Usually the doors are open with plenty of sunshine to compliment your beverage. I enjoyed going here to get homework done. It's true I never finished a major accomplishment while drinking at the Southern Sun but I sure did get over whatever rut I was facing. A little fun and a little work, I have never had a bad experience. Except when I got used to certain beer and the selection changed. Necessity is the mother of creation tho, and I would be forced to try something different. A friendly face always held my hand through the selection process.
04-29-2012 15:18:59 | More by Juner03
4.18/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Not too easy to spot from Broadway, this brewpub has the signature Boulder atmosphere. There are paintings on the walls from local artists, people playing boardgames, and sometimes, live music. There's also a distinct absence of televisions (which I'm fine with). The food is pretty good, and being in Boulder, there are a lot of vegetarian and organic options. Dollar taco night reigns supreme.
The staff is timely and relatively knowledgeable. The beer, while not world-class, is definitely above average.. I recommend getting a pint of Colorado Kind.
Overall, Southern Sun is a great place to hang out and grab a few pints.
09-26-2011 08:10:12 | More by BlastBeats
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
This was one of my favorite bars in Boulder when I used to live there. The atmosphere is pretty good. It is very relaxed, and that is what I prefer when I am going out to have a brew. The service is acceptable. They have some really good deals; dollar taco night has yet to be beaten. Their beers are pretty cheap and pretty good, though not amazing, at $4.50 a pint. They have live music a lot, which is usually a plus. I would highly recommend checking this place out if you are in Boulder; it is a good representation of that town.
09-18-2011 00:23:10 | More by mentaltraveller
1.65/5 rDev -58.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2 | food: 1.5 | $$$
As a former regular I am a bit biased however this place is avoidable with other fine breweries and bars in town.
It used to a great place to meet up w/ friends and enjoy a beer but in recent years they have consistently raised prices on both food and beer,the cost of a pint which is brewed 40 feet away from the tap lines is the same cost for a beer that has traveled half way across the country.Combine the cost with dirty tap lines and unfiltered "green (as in young) beer" and you have rotgut !
Aside from the below average beer you have poor customer service that does not allow regulars to use the bar as "a bar".Countless people hvae told me they were refused service because they were no longer eating food,that they would not serve them another beer ( we're talking a second beer).And last but not least I as well as others have actually caught the staff countless times ripping customers off by telling them that their happy hour was no longer in effect when it clearly is or have argued that they were charged HH prices when they were charged full price.
All in all the place is a rip off w/ terrible beer.If you want great beer go to Avery brewing,only a few miles away or if you want great Belgian beer and huge tasty burgers hit Rueben's,downtown!
09-09-2011 19:25:52 | More by Twal
Southern Sun Pub and Brewery in Boulder, CO
89 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.