Falling Rock Tap House

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Falling Rock Tap HouseFalling Rock Tap House
BA SCORE
97
world-class

188 Reviews
Reviews: 188
Visits: 343
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: 188 | Visits: 343
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

This is a legendary beer bar. I have heard lots about this place. Lets see how it goes...

As I walk up I see a TON of people out front. Loud music, and crowd. Did I just walk into a party/frat bar? The answer is NO. It is a breast cancer benefit. That is awesome. As I walk in, it becomes much less crazy than outside. The White Album was playing at a reasonable level, next come Roy Orbison. Again, really cool. A bar goes along the right, with a large patio outside, and I think an area downstairs. Dark wood abound. The wonderful tap wall covers the entire right hand side.

The service is decent, but with a bit of attitude. I asked what was on cask, the bartender said he did not know cause everything rotates so much. Throws me a menu, which lacked any reference to cask. I point that out, and he just scoffs, I guess I am not having any cask beer. The bar tenders do know the beer to a T. There are plenty of regulars, and they pay a little more attention to them than everyone else. Which is fine, just a little annoying. Lots of cool patrons that are always up for a chat as well.

Tons of beer. I can't list all of them. Highlights on tap, Bruery Coton, Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig. A lot of local beers as well. Odell, Avery, Great Divide. There is a hole book dedicated to Belgian bottles. Fullers Vintage Ale, that goes all the way back to 97 (the first year). Thomas Hardy that goes back to 94. An awesome selection. Several Russian River "sours" in bottles. Quality seemed fine from what I had, but I can't imagine that they have a lot of turn over on some things?

This place is really cool. What I find even more impressing than the selection, is the fact that there is no light filler. A must visit. (1,718 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

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

Photo of American_Hawk
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of johnpalisi
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Best in town . Not sure about food didn't eat (45 characters)

Photo of WildDalby18
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

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Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO
97 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.