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: 341
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @fallingrocktap

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Reviews: 188 | Visits: 341
Reviews by mkorpal:
Photo of mkorpal
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

So, after many years of living in Colorado, I finally made it into the famous Falling Rock (in my defense, I was underage for most of it). All I can tell you is that it's like being a kid in a candy store. They have a very impressive tap selection with a huge bottle selection to boot. Every single tap flows with high quality beer. If your looking for bud light, this is not the place for you.

Atmosphere: There are over 20,000 bottles and tap handles covering just about every square inch of the walls of this place. It is actually a little intimidating. Other than that, it is a very typical bar, with little lighting and a very old feel to it. I wouldn't say it was in fact dirty, but it sure made you feel that way.

Service: The service was a lot better that what i expected based on previous reviews. My best friend and myself sat at a booth next to the bar. It took a few minutes for the staff to find us, but when they did, they took good care of us. I wish I could have gotten out servers name, but I didn't. She was awesome. Very knowledgeable, and quick. She was able to pair us up with beers based on what we had been ordering and she did a very good job at that. She also brought us a few samples to try before we dove into full pints.

Selection: It's incredible. Over 60 taps with a ton of bottles. A beer for just about every occasion.

Food: It was actually not bad. I had the blackened bacon cheeseburger, which was very good.

Value: The beer is world class, so the prices tend to be quite high.

Some things they need to improve on...
The website hasn't been updated in forever. If they could spend just a few minutes every week updating the beer list and the menu, that would be nice.
Their beer menus are quite disappointing. They were out of quite a few on the list and they had beers that never showed up. What they should do is update it quickly, and put a small review of each beer on there and maybe even BA's rating. I know that would take more than one piece of paper, but it would be very nice.

All in all, it's the best beer bar in the rocky mountain west, and probably top ten in the county.

Beers we had on this visit...

Myself
Oskar Blues Old Chub
New Belgium's Erics Ale
Avery 15th Aneversery Ale
Victories Golden Monkey

My Friend
Spaten Optimator
Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White
Urthel Hop-It
Duchesse De Bourgogne

all on tap (2,391 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of IPAFan521
5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Dan is one of the best out there!!!! Stayed in Denver for 3 days and my only 2 nights there were spent here. Pliny and Blind Pig on tap were the highlights, but many other favorites were on as well. (200 characters)

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