Falling Rock Tap House
Taps: 92 / Bottles: 130
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 247 | Reviews: 180 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by thirdeye11:
4.55/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place is absolutely lined to the gills with beer bottles, tap handles, and beer memorabilia. A true beer geek's haven to put it plainly. There are a decent amount of TVs for sports watching, the place never gets overly crowded (even on the night of a Denver Nuggets playoff game), and the overall vibe is nice.
I'm still not sure what the word "quality" is referring to on here. Maybe it means the quality of the beers I had. Or maybe it's the quality of the service? No that's already mentioned in another category. Either way the beers were served at appropriate temperatures, in appropriate glassware, and I had a great time.
Service was pretty good overall. I did find myself looking the bartender's way a couple of times, but I think I got better service than most in there even though I didn't know them. They warmed up to my wife and I quickly when we started ordering some of the better beers as opposed to some other patrons here.
Selection is absolutely out of this world. When I was there they had Cantillon on tap, Racer X, Pliny the Elder, and the list goes on and on. One of the absolute best selections if not THE best I've seen at ANY beer bar ever. Lost Abbey bottle selections (even some rarities) and plenty of others I can't even remember now.
Food was good and adequate and I would order food there again, but nothing to write home about. I liked it and I'd say eating there shouldn't be hesitated on.
The price of things was well within reason for what we ordered. I inquired about the Isabelle Proximus they had listed on the menu, and he told me if I wanted him to check if they had more it was $59 a bottle. I don't know what retail on this guy was, but that seems absurd. Everything else was great. I think Pliny on tap was $6, Racer X at $6 or $7 and a near-pint pour of Cantillon for $9 are all well within reason.
A superb all-around beer establishment that no one who is a beer geek should miss if in Denver.
06-16-2009 22:20:20 | More by thirdeye11
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.75 | $$
One of the best beer selections in the city - unmissable if you're only in town for a day or two. Very patient, friendly staff. The food is almost entirely freezer-to-fryer, and is largely unimpressive. Fortunately, it's walking distance from a number of quality eateries. Plan accordingly!
07-06-2014 15:30:44 | More by bsinger45
4.53/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped here on my first night in Denver for a friend’s birthday. Huge list of brews on tap and in bottles. Anything from Bruery anniversary beers to Eclipse variants to Gueuze. Make sure to check out the bottle list inside as there are a lot of big rarities on there. Unfrotunately, they had gotten cleaned out after GABF but the bottle list included Hommage, LP Gueuze, LP Kriek, other Cantillon, lots of Bruery beers, etc. If you’re going big, then things get a little pricey (Fruet was $70 a bottle, Cuir was $58). They have Pliny and Blind Pig on tap, but it’s not on the tap list so be sure to check that out. Easily the best beer bar I have ever been to, but bottles really are on the pricey side. Gets busy so make sure to find a seat early. Had a chicken sandwich and it was decent pub food. Definitely recommended.
07-04-2014 00:23:34 | More by BMMillsy
Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO
98 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.