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Falling Rock Tap House

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

189 Reviews
Reviews: 189
Visits: 346
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: n/a
Taps: 92
Bottles: 130
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1919 Blake St
Denver, Colorado, 80202-1229
United States
phone: (303) 293-8338

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Reviews: 189 | Visits: 346
Reviews by Domingo:
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4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been in Denver for 4 years, so I guess it's about time I finally review the FRTH.
When you walk in, your beer geek inner self will likely freak out a little. There are bottles lining all of the walls. Literally hundreds of them. I glanced around just to see what they had and it's rather amazing. I'm not sure if EVERY beer was represented, but I found stuff as obscure as Kloster Andechs, an ancient Ballantine Ale bottle, and even an original looking Sam Adams.
There's also a gigantic wall of old taps containing retired brews, seasonals, or just items they didn't have at the time.
Its' fun to just look around, but on to the beer/food, right?
There's a normal sized bar with about 60 taps behind it, 10-12 booths, a lounge area, a patio (with 3 tables), and a downstairs with more booth seating.
At each booth there's a food menu, and a xeroxed beer sheet with the current offerings. This particular weekend there was no cask (there are usually a few offerings), but there were still roughly 100 total offerings at first glance. The first thing you'll notice is the Belgian selection is pretty large. The problem is, not all of the bottled items are actually available. Even with that said, there are still a ton that are.
We ended up trying the the New Belgium Eric's Ale (a lambic they're testing out), Maredsous 8, Paulaner Original, Ayinger Brau-Weiss, and a Lindeman Pomme. Just that alone is worth mentioning because how many other places would even carry 1-2 of those?
The waitstaff was adequate, but seemed a litte put off when we were choosing what we wanted. When I chose an item that was unavailable (Cantillon St. Lam.), it was like I'd asked for a Westy 12. If it's so unlikely to be available...maybe scratch it off the xerox beerlist printout? At the very least don't look at me like I'm crazy for asking for it. Maybe it was an off night, so I'll let it go.
Food's typical bar food, but is all hand prepped. The appetizers and snacks are excellent. Sandwiches/burgers are all fresh, and portions are good. The fried mushrooms are excellent. It's nice to see they're not just using the typical buttons mushrooms everyone else does.
Overall a kick-ass place...but not perfect. I'm not sure if I didn't look like a good tipper or if my pronunciation was off. I'll definitely go back, though. It's worth it for the beer. (2,352 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fehrminator
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DexTheDewd
4.52/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

This is where I fell in love with craft beer on GABF weekend a few years back. The selection here is unparalleled and the food we had was very good. (149 characters)

Photo of Cervisaphile
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of gruss004
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mkrass
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A staple in Denver. Has a bit of a hole-in-the-wall feel to it but the tap list is excellent and the bottle list is also great. Location is also very good being steps from Coors Field and within a short walk of many other Denver beer spots. (242 characters)

Photo of SPBEER
2.9/5  rDev -33.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 2

Great beer list, but be prepared for attitude and poor service. Food is nothing special, but like I said, the beer list is always top notch. (140 characters)

Photo of TedStrosser
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bjornberg
3.63/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of RockAZ
4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Sixth visit here over a decade of time and the first when it wasn't packed. Daydrinkers, I guess, but everyone was friendly and knowledgeable about all the beers but especially the tiny local (almost nano) breweries they had on draft. Really liked the idea of 10 fast rotating special/seasonal brews of their copious taps are listed separately on an obvious chalkboard. The regular list does not disappoint. (407 characters)

Photo of Bunuelian
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4.61/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of sudski77
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Dirrrty_Kurty
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Love2talkbeer
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of RayReed522
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Here March 25th, 2015.

Had Parabola on tap here for the first time.

They also had Prairie Bomb, Tweak, Alpine Hoppy Birthday, Alpine Ale, and Alpine Duet on tap. (163 characters)

Photo of Mikexw
3.96/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Fernans
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Best beer bar in America. Selection, feel. Knowledgeable staff. Food was good. Even some outdoor seating. (109 characters)

Photo of dcisco44
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A bit biased as this was stout mini-fest (40 characters)

Photo of bpayseno
4.26/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO
97 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.