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Walnut Brewery

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11 Beers
44 Ratings
Place Score: 82
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1123 Walnut Street
Boulder, Colorado, 80302
United States
phone: (303) 447-1345

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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 27
Photo of kfey
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5

Photo of double2chin
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of GJ40
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of yemenmocha
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of bilyboy65
2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

Can't comment on the food. This review is strictly beer and atmosphere. Price seemed pretty good. Atmosphere was really nice. Brewing equipment in sight and cool posters of their beers made a nice brewery decor to a restaurant. Beers were not that good, even almost horrible. I don't know how they have so many mug club members. Decent prices and a cool atmosphere doesn't make up for the lacking of its sole purpose, to make beer. All the beers tasted the same. Same spice, lack of hops and water feel to them. Only the week use of malts differentiated them.

Photo of cfrobrew
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Butchnasty
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JakeZWord
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Jeremy_Karanovich
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of RickyBell
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Shadmika
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of maxecho
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

The high spot of this brewery is probably the amount of space and ample seating around the brewery. A large bar and many tables and booths means we had no wait to be seated. The pub also had many TVs around (no some I look for in a brewery).

The beer selection is quite diverse but not to the quality of neighboring competitors. I tried single pours of many tap beers and couldn't find anything I was really sold on or would need to come back for.

They have a very large food menu, consisting of pretty ordinary pub food. The prices are nothing to celebrate.

All-in-all a nice pub worth visiting, but probably not your go to.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of cleonile2000
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I just stopped in for beers since I was close by and it seemed easy and convenient enough.

I should have thought twice the moment the waitress looked less than pleased when I only wanted beer. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was a brewery. Turns out that's a stretch.

On beers alone, this place cannot stand.

I tried a flight, hoping to find a good beer to have a pint of and was less-than-impressed to unmoved by all of the beers. Essentially, these beers are light-bodied, lightly-flavored concoctions that seemed cheaply made.

If you are looking for good beer in Boulder there are TONS of better options.

Photo of ScorpyX
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of BeerBuffalo
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Juner03
3.68/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I love love love their peppercorn burger. It is the perfect compliment to a beer - any beer! The atmosphere is lively, close to Pearl Street with plenty of sports on the tv. I must say I have had bad service here once or twice but thankfully the food and drink made up for it. I remember waiting so long for my drink that I decided it was time to move onto Pearl Street Pub, just around the corner. Comparatively, the pub is small and the staff can't help but notice when you are need of a drink. Walnut, while high in quality is rather large. If you are looking for a quiet place where you don't want to be interrupted, Walnut is the place for you.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

great spot in boulder just off the mall. nice selection of beers, couple of cask offereings as well. i really enjoyed the rye porter from the cask, unique and complex beer. cool atmosphere with the tanks visible up above and a neat mug club. prices totally fair, especially at happy hour. looks like a nice menu, i can only attest to the chili though, and it was very good. service is always okay, nothing out of the ordinary. its a nice place to have a few pints after tooling around boulder. dont think they bottle so its worth a visit if you are in town.

Photo of kemoarps
3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3

We stopped here on our way back to Texas from RMNP. Our original plan was foiled (because it was sunday), so we just googled nearby breweries, and this came up.
The interior was alpine standard, wood everything. I like it, but it wasn't anything special. The beer itself was a little underwhelming. Again, it wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything special (I got the Porter because the Stout wasn't available). My friend's got a flight and liked the white quite a bit. We also got the stadium pretzels, which were decent, if doughy. The dip was pretty good, though. Our server was very attentive (but not to the point where he was annoying or smothering), though there wasn't really many other tables, so YMMV on a busier night. When we were there, of the nine or so brews they had on the board, a vast majority of them had been crossed out, and were unavailable, which was disappointing. Ended up spending like 30 bucks for two full beers, a flight and the appetizer (including tip).

Photo of Sammy
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

The Walnut bar is at one end of the tourist area. It is a decent looking place, and larger than the average bar, and one can come here and talk beer, and sit or stand at a decent sized bar. A little loud for music at 315 pm. The beer selection and quality is a bit poorer than the regular Rock Bottom brewpubs. They have to pick it up here to stay competitive to craft beer consumers. If you want a light session beer,as opposed to some inetresting imperial stout, this is the place to come. If you have the time, pop in.

Photo of ghebel
4/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited Walnut brewery on a trip to CO with my family. We went there for lunch and overall it was a great experience. The food was decent for a reasonable price and they seemed to be fairly kid friendly, although quarters are tight for a stroller. I liked the large, easy to read boards that detailed all the current beer selections. I tried a Black IPA and an English Bitter on cask. Both were enjoyable beers, especially the Black IPA. I left there with a positive experience and would go back the next time we are in Boulder.

Photo of BretSikkink
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Large, spacious building with lots of woodsy accents. We were seated quickly and the waiter attended to us after only a slight delay. The wait staff continued to be very attentive and polite throughout the night.

We ordered only beers, but several. I would not recommend many of them highly, but they were for the most part serviceable and they came in a variety of styles, maybe 10 taps or so.

A little cookie-cutter, but overall a pleasant brewpub to take some friends out for some brews. Not too adventurous, but unlikely to offend.

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Walnut Brewery in Boulder, CO
82 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.