Falling Rock Tap House
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Reviews by champ103:
3.93/5 rDev -11.9%
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.
07-18-2010 23:01:39 | More by champ103
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -10.3%
Indeed, the beer selection here is incredible. Quite a variety of beers from all corners of the United States. I get the impression that beers move in and out of here pretty quickly, as a few beers I requested were no longer available despite being on the board and/or menu.
The bartender was happy to offer me samples and patient enough to let me make my mind up. He made a few suggestions that weren't that useful, but that's cool.
I'll just once again emphasize how great the beer selection is. Craft beer galore. The prices are about what you'd expect for Denver, which is to say $6 a pour and up, so the drinking won't come cheap.
I'd suggest visiting early afternoon on a weekday, the place will be pretty wide open and you'll probably get better service.
08-17-2014 19:54:38 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.25/5 rDev -4.7%
the atmosphere and beer selection are impressive, food menu not so much. Come here when the Rockies are on a roadtrip, or in the offseason. We got seats at the bar, and I ended up sitting next to a fellow Virginia Tech alum, a Denver resident but originally from VA Beach, and it was fun to have the annual Do I or Dont I watch the Hokies football conversation.
08-16-2014 02:49:10 | More by roan22
Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO
98 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.