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West Flanders Brewing Co.

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West Flanders Brewing Co.West Flanders Brewing Co.
Based on:
16 Beers
105 Ratings
Place Score: 82
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 10
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1125 Pearl St
Boulder, Colorado, 80302-5103
United States
phone: (303) 447-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @westflanders

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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

newly reopened in the old bj's location on pearl. the place has been redesigned a little inside, but still fairly commerical looking. absolutely packed when i was there, with maybe seven beers on. the daisy cutter was pretty solid, and apparently all of these beers are belgian inspired ales. the service was epic, i guess they really pushed that. tons of free samples, friendly hostess and server, as well as a few nice bar keeps. the food looked good, listed beer pairings on the menu, but we didnt eat. im not sure how change went down, but this appears to be a major upgrade from bj's, at least as far as i can tell from one visit. the beers will need to speak for themselves of course, but they seem to be off to a good start, i think i pais maybe 7 bucks for my beer, which was pretty strong in terms of abv, but id still say it was a little pricey. the location probably dictates that. i will be back for sure, the beer list looked inspired.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Very fine establishment with little to no wait to be seated at a prime time for brewery business in Boulder. Selection of food and drink are outstanding. West Flanders also offers the niche entertainment of various board games (cribbage etc.) while you dine and partake in the fine beer they have on tap. This unique entertainment provided an at home feel and the "european" sense of your waiter not trying to rush you out of your seat to keep business churning. I had some questions on the beer selection that our waiter seemed unsure of, which is the only knock I have against my expeience here. I'm not sure if it was the noise level or lack of knowledge but this waiter was unable to anwser questions (I have had other experiences here with more knowledgable wait staff). Overall fine beer and I will certaintly return.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.86/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A nice little stop in here prior to Taj Mahal concert. The old BJ's place...

A solid joint. Restaurant mostly it seems, but a nice beer selection. Right off the Pearl St mall gives it atmosphere, scenery and convenience. People are usually nice in Boulder and this place is no exception. Friendly service, perhaps a tad slow, but I think there was a foozball game earlier

Food was good and matched well with the pint I got, along with a flight. Had to. Beers were improved from the last time I had WFB about 9 months before at a festival. Technically more sound, so that's good.

This is a good dinner/beer destination to get you started in Boulder. Mountain Sun would be THE place, but it's small and always packed. This is a nice second

Photo of ScorpyX
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Rayek
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I'm not completely sure what to make of West Flanders just yet.

I made my first trip on a pleasant Thursday night. There was a nice crowd and a good atmosphere. The space itself was the home of the Boulder BJ's, until they moved to their big box location. It's relatively small, with multiple floors and a bar area at the back that's also home to the fermentation tanks. So far so good.

Service was the big letdown. As someone else noted, it seemed to take forever for someone to take our beer order. That's not the best way to start things out. The beers themselves were average to above. The Black IPA was the best of the lot, the the Dubbel a close second. Their BSDA begged for more character, while the Triple came across as a good Sour candidate. I was with three friends and we all were pretty much in agreement.

We split a couple of appetizers between us. The portions were small and the prices high. The food itself was quite tasty though. The availability of half pours was a nice touch.

In the end, I wish West Flanders well. Given Boulder's ever expanding number of breweries, I feel that they'll need to up their game to hang with their competition.

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