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Pumphouse Brewery

Not Rated.
Pumphouse BreweryPumphouse Brewery
BA SCORE
88
very good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 77
Beer Avg: 3.6
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: jcalabre)
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Reviews by jcalabre:
Photo of jcalabre
2.98/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

jcalabre, May 20, 2003
More User Reviews:
Photo of Fyrmedicusa
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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!

Fyrmedicusa, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of angelmonster
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

angelmonster, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Williaar
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Williaar, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of jbogner
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jbogner, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of RyanStelzner
4.5/5  rDev +16%

RyanStelzner, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of jstevep00
4.5/5  rDev +16%

jstevep00, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Boone757, May 08, 2014
Photo of Kenai4
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

Kenai4, May 05, 2014
Photo of ccozzi
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ccozzi, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of SDean82
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

SDean82, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of ScorpyX
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ScorpyX, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev +3.1%

cbcrunch, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jaydoc, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

MilwaukeeCrusher, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of MsRif
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

MsRif, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

Rifugium, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of northaustin
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

northaustin, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of SuperWhite92
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

SuperWhite92, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of LordofTime25
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%

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!

LordofTime25, Dec 18, 2008
Photo of Tolnik
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

Tolnik, Oct 26, 2008
Photo of barefootbrewer
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

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!

barefootbrewer, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of Seanibus
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

Seanibus, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of Big78CJ
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

Big78CJ, Apr 25, 2008
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Pumphouse Brewery in Longmont, CO
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.