Pumphouse Brewery

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Pumphouse BreweryPumphouse Brewery
BEER AVG
3.57/5
Based on:
20 Beers
75 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

540 Main Street
Longmont, Colorado, 80501
United States
phone: (303) 702-0881

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Photo of Fyrmedicusa
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

This place is always looking for ways to catch your attention. New brews, new flavor a matched with great menu! Their mango poke is awesome. Never a bad meal, always a new brew to test drive! Plus, this is a firefighters bar, never a bad choice!

Photo of angelmonster
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Went here on a sunday afternoon with my gf and my dog. Found a table on the patio, lots of open space overlooking downtown longmont. Host who sat us took our drink order and brought my dog some water which was really cool of him. Our actual server only came by once to check on us after we had already gotten served, I overheard another server say that they all pool tips so Its not a big deal. After we had a flight of 5 beers our server showed up and asked if we wanted our bill which I thought was kinda rude since most servers would first ask if we were doing ok or needed anything else. We took our bill since we had a couple more breweries to hit up in the area. The beers we did have were slightly above average plus they had a ton of bottled beer from other local and national breweries. We didn't have any food but I looked through the menu and it seemed to offer a wide variety of things. Prices were below the average of most places, I would go back there again for the nice patio, good selection and value.

Photo of Kenai4
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

So..5 bucks for an Imperial Stout mixed from the last 8 years worth of batches! Best sweet potato fries ever! I was here right at opening on a Monday on a beer trip from Minnesota. Pints are 4.50 for in house. Fantastic prices for guest cans/bottles. 4.50 for Racer 5. 5 bucks for Union Jack. 4.50 for SKA MH.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Upon arriving at Pumphouse, it appeared to be the cookie cutter type place you find in malls that put out standard and uninspired fare to initiates who want to splurge a little beyond the macro realm. Boy was I wrong. This lineup was solid, although I really enjoyed the barrel aged beer on tap and their IPA was good as well. Service was satisfactory and selection was ok, but not great. I recommend doing a flight here and ignoring the decor, it is not what it seems. While I wouldn't say it isn't on par with some of the best in the country, but it was a pleasant surprise.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

cool spot right in longmont. huge addition on the place makes it feel a little less than cozy, but a cool layout and a nice big bar are in place. nice selection of beers, about ten or 12 on tap, and an extensive food menu. service was good, lots of free tastings, and the quality of the beer was high. i enjoyed a nice scottish ale and a 6 year blend cherry stout. had a big bacon mushroom bison burger that was cooked perfectly and topped with homemade beer mustard. lovely. took home a growler of double ipa for only 13 bucks. good prices, good beer.

Photo of MsRif
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I really enjoyed visiting the Pumphouse. Brew selection was decent and the food was very good. Service couldn't have been better...granted, it was a slow night and we pretty much got individual attention, but that made for a really nice experience. Very beer-knowledgeable staff. Unique brews that I really enjoyed overall...quality ranged from average to very good. Nothing really outstanding, but I was happy with my samplers. Prices were reasonable for everything.

I would definitely go back here if in the area, particularly to try the different seasonal brews...those were the best of the bunch! Merch was available for sale at the front.

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Loved it.

Great bar and restaurant with a pump house / fire hall theme going on. Ample seating, including a medium-sized bar, lots of tables, and a spacious outdoor porch. Aside from the fireman decor, the brewery tanks were in plain view. I sat at the bar, as I am wont to do, typically. The bartender was friendly and helpful, and he and his coworker were very enthusiastic about talking to my wife and I about their beer, beer in general, and various other breweries and pubs in the area.

Beer selection was great for a micro serving only their own brews. I'd say maybe 15 on tap? including 6 seasonals, and everything from witbier to Scottish ale. Food was very good, decent selection, and prices were all reasonable. Great place.

Photo of northaustin
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5

was in early on a weekday. entered through the back and was greeted by an entire wall of empty vintage bottles, on the other wall were old fireman knick knacks which were enjoyable. inside is a massive two story restaurant with the bar like where the command station would be on a spaceship.

i had the flame thrower burger and a whiskey barrel aged scottish ale. the burger was amazing. hot as shit and full of flavor. i could say the same thing about the beer but in a bad way. it was an alchohol sledge hammer that hit you like supermarket birthday cake style.

service was same ol same ol.

the selection was much better than i was expecting from a place that at first seemed to be more focused on the restaurant. there was a fairly diverse selection of regular brews (amber, copper, wheat, ipa, scottish, red) as well as five seasonals and a barrel aged or cask selection.

as mentioned earlier the food was dank.

prices were average to above average on the food, but relatively inexpensive for the brews. it was an awesome place to just happen upon and i highly recommend stopping by if youre in the area.

Photo of SuperWhite92
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First stop on my Lyons/Longmont beer trip yesterday.

First of all- parking is a bit tricky, since it's located in downtown longmont and it was a weekend, but we got lucky and found a spot in the lot just behind the structure and entered through the back door.

Great atmosphere inside- a huge circular bar with one side open to the indoors, and an openable garage door on the other side to the patio area- I imagine it'd be lots of fun in the summer. There's also an auxiliary bar in the back that looks like it has yet to be used, but could be if the need arose. Lots of firehouse decorations and TV's and music, and just a good time in general. The whole time we were there, we were being waited on by about 3 different people, and occasionally the bar tender. They were quick, polite, and everything I could ask for from a bar staff. The bartender even introduced each beer by style, characteristic, and even what GABF class it had been entered in to.

So anyways, I ended up getting a taster set, which consisted of five 4oz samples- either their regular brews, or their 5 seasonals- I went with the seasonals, which consisted of an ESB (good), a Vanilla Porter, an Imperial Stout, a Blackberry wheat, and a kolsch-style lager. I found 4 of the five to be great, and the other no worse than average. If you happen to have friends who aren't big craft beer people, they had a slew of other taps starting at bud light and ending with other micros such as left hand and new belgium.

Very impressive, I think. A well run establishment backed be a seemingly knowledged brewer.

Photo of LordofTime25
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Every year I travel out to visit my Aunt and Uncle in Longmont, CO and I end up going to the Pump house Brewery. This place has kind of a firehouse theme to it! There is dining outside on a patio or inside which there are two levels to the place. The upstairs has some low rafters that add to the look of the place. The food was good and they make if I remember right 6 or 8 craft beers on premises at a time. If you come in the back there is a narrow hall way with about 150 beer bottles lining the one side. I have tried almost all there beers and they where good. Worth checking out!

Photo of Tolnik
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Great atmosphere for catching a drink and food after a football game. The food was overall a great flavorful well balanced palate with what they served drink wise. Great attentive service was quick and made sure that drinks where always taken care of. The selection of food was a veriety that seemed to combine with the drink availabity. The food was excellent for the price. Nachos with beef was alot of toppings with the chips and their wings were extremely delicious! Overall I will recommend this establishment to anyone heading to longmont and wanting a good sitdown restraunt with for their value of money.

Photo of barefootbrewer
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This place is cool! The production is small and they seem to like to keep it that way - very hands on. I was there with a tour and we had a pre-prepared lunch. There were chips and salsa and a some excellent wraps. If this is any indication of the food, then it is worth going just for that (the place was pretty full for lunch on a Wednesday). The beers were mostly top notch - some better than others....but that is probably just a style preference. The staff and brewers went over and beyond while being asked questions. Definitely recommended!

Photo of Seanibus
4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

What a pleasant surprise, like Longmont itself - a fun, unassuming brewpub in a fun, unassuming little town that lives in the shadow of Boulder.

The Atmosphere is pleasantly chaotic - the restaurant is big, open, airy, and noisy, but the chaos speaks of people having fun. The service is crisp, friendly, and efficient. The menu is about what you'd expect from a high end brew pub, that is to say, a little of everything, and the food quality appears to be quite good. The beers are tasty as well. The place is extremely kid-friendly, with a good kids menu, big kid-accessible tables and booths, and the restaurant is littered with firehouse-related toys that the kids can play with.

Check out Longmont just for fun, and while you're there, check out the Pumphouse.

Photo of Big78CJ
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We only stopped here briefly and only had some samples (we were kind of hazy from the previous day in Fort Collins). The place is an old firehouse so all of the tap handles are mini fire hydrants and they have other random firehouse stuff on the walls. They had several beers available that day (~10) and most of those we sampled were rather tasty. Nothing stood out from their selection but all well balanced beers. The owner and servers were nice and even tossed us some Pumphouse stickers on the way out.

Food was yummy though nothing amazing, but definitely better than average pub grub.

Photo of ByTor2112
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I had dinner and brews here with some customers and my rep for Co.
They had a large variety of house brews some good sesonals such as an Alt, and a Kiltlifter Scottish Ale.
The Kiltlifter was nice and malty a touch sweet, quaffable even.
Initial service was not that great but a guy came saw we had not been taken care of was right on top of our table and served us well. Typical fare with some sandwhiches, burgers, salads and some decent entrees. I had the Seared Tuna salad and the tuna was very good, greens were tasty and fresh with plenty of dressing. I also had an IPA that was really good,solid malt body with a good citrus hop profile. We all shared a dessert that was a warm brownie with ice cream on a crispy sopapia-maybe? They had a chocolate stout cake that looked inviting as well.

Photo of satowns
3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Located in a renovated firehouse. There are three sides to this brewpub. The first you will most likely encounter is the patio/beer garden. It is completely covered with tarps so you don't have to worry about the UVs in the extremely thin air. It is a nice place to hang out and watch the main street traffic; but it is Longmont, so its very entertaining. The bar is accessible from the patio and there are plenty of tables under the awning. The second side of the brew pub is the original brew house and pub. this is a quite and cozy area to unwind. there are two levels within the brick building. the brewery is very noticeable and is not located behind a glass wall. its nice to stop in for lunch and be inundated with the aromas of a working brewpub. There is a separate bar in this side of the pub. The third side of the pub is the "Red Zone" where you go to be totally annoyed by several TV that mesmerize your with every sport imaginable. Its never that loud and a plus is the pool table, foosball, darts and random video games in the back and upstairs that provide a bit of relieve from the picture boxes.

Food overall is pretty decent for pub grub. the ahi tuna app is tasty. Decent burgers and pastas. Their pizza oven has not worked in many years...Beers are average at best. They usually have a few rotating seasonals which are 75% of the time decent. In my opinion, its not worth the drive up from Boulder or Denver. I work about 5 miles from the brewpub and only go there when the "man" is paying...

If they ditched the Red Zone, I would rate the "vibe" as a 4.0.

Photo of rye726
4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Nice place located on Main Street in Longmont. Basic modern American brewery. Restraunt with two bars. Not particular style or theme. Clean and appropriately staffed. Bar tender did not know much about beer though. I think here was more of a Jack and Coke kind of guy.

Good selection of beers. Most fairly traditional, but a few goodies. I have not tried the food. To be honest, the only reason I ever go there is to get growlers of Backdraft. This is some superb beer for $10 a bottle. Keep it up PH.

If you are lucky, you can find oak aged growlers of cherry backdraft. A superb dessery beer.

Photo of johnyeast
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've been a couple of times and had lunch but didn't get to try the beer. The food is good and prices are decent. Not good to have beer over lunch when you gotta go back to work. So, I finally tried the beer. The beer is good as well. I would say that all things considered this is a good place to get a bite and a pint. There's a little sports bar attached and is a good place to gather with friends, say, after work. Atmosphere is pretty much restaurantish. Need to work on that. Also the wait staff could know a little more about the beers.

Photo of benito
2.81/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

I've visited the Pumphouse a few times in the last few years. I hadn't been in a while, so I dropped in last Monday at happy hour.

Pumphouse has a solid atmosphere in its converted firehouse feel, and they've got a nice selection of beers--10 on tap most of the time, including 5 year-round brews and 5 seasonals. Unfortunately, I've never been really impressed by either the beer or the service (which has been a little rushed). Perhaps I've visited the pub at the wrong times, because I've had some solid Pumphouse beers at Colorado festivals--the Cherry Backdraft Stout in particular has always impressed me. If only I knew when I could get that on tap! As for what they did have, the best offering (but still pedestrian at that) was a dry-hopped version of their alt, served on nitro. Both the organic wit and the strawberry blonde--two of the other seasonals--were cloyingly sweet.

I don't get down to Longmont often, so it may be awhile before I can even get Pumphouse another chance. Maybe at that point, I'll be ready to do so. But, with all the other excellent places to grab a beer along the northern Front Range, I wouldn't recommend a stop here. Spend the extra hour at Oskar Blues or the Left Hand Brewery.

Photo of Oxymoron
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

My first visit, located near downtown Longmont, the place is easy to find and good amount of parking in the back. The more modern looking brick building is easy to find with two distinctive areas. One more of a bar area and the other per the restaurant. We were eating thus we sat in the restaurant. There was a big outdoor area, but considering that there was about 24 inches of snow it was inside only.

The staff was friendly but not overly knowledgeable. They did give advice and what to try, but don't ask specific questions. We order a sampler at first and pints after. They had 5 regulars (wheat, alt, red, pale & Scotish) and 4 seasonals (fruit, rye pale, spiced & Scottish nitro). A good selection of light beers but not much on darker beers. I enjoyed the Pale as it was close to a IPA, and the Kiltlifter was good with a strong smokey presence. Overall I thought that the beers were clean, easy to drink.

The food selection was mostly pub food with burgers, salads and pasta. A typical upscale restaurant but the food was well worth it. I ordered a burrito (craving) and my wife order the Asiago & Spinach burger. Ok sounds odd, but the burger was really good.

Overall I was impressed with the Pumphouse. I would say this is the best place to go in Longmont/Lyons area.

Photo of mentor
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped in one winter evening in January 2007. Server was Christopher, but everyone seemed to be lending a hand. Looks like this could be a happening place in the summertime, as they have an outside seating area and a bar area with large sliding doors. Greeted immediately as we entered and seated as soon as the hostess returned from seating another couple. Five standard beers on tap and four seasonals. We ordered two sample-trays (4 samples per tray) at just $2.50 each tonight.

From the front entry, to the right is the large bar-lounge. To the left is the dining area. A long bar with some seating separated from the dining by a half wall. At one end othe bar are stairs that lead to a second level over a portion of the brewing area. The bathrooms are also upstairs. Well-lit and a cheerful crowd.

Dinner arrived rapidly and it was quite tasty. I ordered a spicey fettucini and it was pretty damn hot. Our server saw me suffering and brought me another water. I asked for sour cream and he was back lickity split. Much appreciated. Bill was reasonable and we got a discount when I flashed my AHA membership card. Cheers, a new favorite to which I will surely return.

Photo of gbontrag
4.18/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

this is the first time I've been here. It's just been a matter of circumstance that I've never been able to stop before. Now I'll make a point of returning. This is a very good brewpub. The beer we tried was better then average, overall. I didn't take copious notes so I'll update this as I return. It was comfortable and entertaining. Too many tvs perhaps, but they're not sportsbar-in-your-face, they're just there. The food was very good pub fare. The service was very good. We really enjoyed ourselves. There was a lively crowd, but it wasn't rowdy. This isn't a crap hole brewpub, this is real, and it's really good.

Photo of RoBotGod
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This pub had a good location. I can see it growing even more in the next few years dew to the surrounding bars going out of business. I think the two parts to this bar was a good idea. One is strictly a bar and the other a restaurant and small bar. I didn’t get to sample all the beers here but at least 80% of them. The old time fire house theme worked well and carried over in to the food. A wide and creative menu bringing some twists to some old classics. Parking was a bit of a squeeze but nothing to denture you from going. I see my self going again but most likely for lunch. I found that menu to be more to my liking.

Photo of rowew
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in for some beer and lucnh. Located in an old Firehouse, this is a very nice looking building. Decent patio area, and a large sports bar connected. In the main brewpub there are high ceilings with open raftors, and firehouse paraphanelia all around. Most importantly - the beer. There were 6 year rounds available, and 5 seasonals when I visited. I tried four and enjoyed them all to varying degrees, ranging from decent to great. The food was fresh and high quality, and the waitstaff was very helpful about both the food and the beer. If you are in the area this is worth a stop.

Photo of jcalabre
2.98/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

The food and atmosphere were good; however, I was a bit disappointed in the beer. The Scottish Ale wasn't bad, but their Backdraft Imperial Stout had no characteristics of an imperial. No roastiness. It was slightly sweet w/ light/medium body feel. The 9.7% ABV was well hidden.

Pumphouse Brewery in Longmont, CO
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.