Falling Rock Tap House

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Falling Rock Tap HouseFalling Rock Tap House
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189 Reviews
Reviews: 189
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: 189 | Visits: 343
Reviews by spoony:
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4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

A-Falling Rock is located in the heart of the bar/club/ball park area of downtown Denver. It has a slightly funky parking lot-ish patio that isn't exactly a quaint sidewalk cafe in Europe, but gets the job done. Inside, the place could be a beer bar in any city in America. It has beer paraphernalia on the walls and that slightly dark, dingy feel that lets you know this isn't TGI Fridays.

Q-The beer selection here is done right. They have top-end Colorado brews on tap and in the bottle, a good assortment of high-end American craft, and a smattering of well-known imports (bottle and draft) to fill things out. On any give day, you might find Pliny or Blind Pig or Petrus Aged Pale on tap. Ain't nothing wrong with that. (Their special events are good too).

Ser-The food and beer service is a little suspect. I have never encountered the rude service that people sometimes mention when discussing Falling Rock. On the contrary, the staff has been friendly each time I have visited, but I cannot fully endorse the servers. Sometimes beer and food come slowly or incorrectly prepared, and the waitstaff doesn't know all that much about the beers they are serving.

Sel-The breadth of beers available is quite good. The tap list covers a broad variety of styles and while it Colorado-centric, the Falling Rock does a good job of spreading the styles out. The bottle list, likewise, is good (if Colorado-focused) and covers a good variety of beer styles and breweries.

F-The food here is marginal. If you set your expectations at "bar food" level, you won't be disappointed, but compared to other beer-centric options in town, Falling Rock could step it up here. For example, my lunch has been a touch on the greasy side on multiple occasions, but the food is edible, if not gourmet.

V-I think the price of beer here is very reasonable, if not cheap for the downtown location. The prices for food, likewise are pretty good (although, as noted above, the food is not high-end). (1,982 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

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

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 189 ratings.