Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

223 Elk Ave
Crested Butte, Colorado, 81224-9608
United States

(970) 349-5044 | map
brickovencb.com

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Added by jsimon816 on 07-17-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
12
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
4.64%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
15
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 12
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The Brick is the place to go for beer in Crested Butte.

The atmosphere would be 5 if the patio were all that mattered, but it can rain (or, obviously, snow), and the inside lacks a little flavor. Service is on the meh side...it can a little slow, and depending on whom you get, not very knowledgeable, but its not awful, either.

For CB, the beer selection and quality is pretty amazing...you're not going to find Ten Fidy or La Folie on tap in many other places in the mountains.

Food is like the service...I can take it or leave it. The Stash has superior pizza if that is really what you're into, but the pies here are alright.

Overall, the beer quality and selection (its relative), and a sweet patio, are what make this place worth a trip if you're in Crested Butte.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Parmesan
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

This is the best place to get a beer in Crested Butte. The outdoor patio is awesome and very pleasant to sit out on on a sunny day. They have about 20-30 taps with some really solid beers on tap (when we were there last they had Blind Pig from Russian River). They also have a special bottle list that is a little pricey but has some very awesome choices on it if you are looking to spend the money (Lots of sours and imperial stouts).

THe food is your pretty average pizza and burgers, that while a little pricey are not too expensive for Crested Butte. Depending on the day the service if average to below average. Usually they are pretty attentive until you have both you food and beer and then they disappear and you hardly see them for the rest of the service.

Overall, this is the best place to go for a beer in Crested Butte, especially on a sunny summer day.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of Happiness_in_a_glass
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

A great place to sit on a deck and have a beer or two or... I had the Tripel Karmeliet in the correct glass, which is always fun. They had lots of fun beers on tap and as the night progressed we found there was a 'special' list of beers for sale, make sure you ask, as it was not given until they realized how much we really like beer!

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Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of TexasPunkin
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Yeti1979
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JCDenver
4.19/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Simply put, this is a hidden gem. This would be a top five beer bar in Denver, and the tap list absolutely blows away anything I've ever seen in a ski town. Among the standout offerings: Abyss, Blind Pig, and Simcoe Dry-Hopped Dale's on cask. You really can't ask for more than that after a day on the slopes. In addition, they offered approximately twenty other quality brews. Service was above average, but nothing fantastic. They managed to get our food and drinks out reasonably quickly despite the fact that the place was packed. The pours were also very generous; I got about 16oz of Abyss in a nice New Belgium tulip. The pizza was above average, and to be honest, it was just a nice bonus given the beer selection. This place is absolutely worth a visit (or two!).

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Photo of morebeergood
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This place is hands down the best place for beer selection in CB. There is a pizza restaurant in the back, but the highlight is the large patio out front that sits right on Elk Ave. There is a covered bar to the right that means you never have to go inside. The first time we stopped by, the gang got a prime table on the patio and had a few pitchers of beer. The second time I stopped by with just my wife, we sat at the outdoor bar. Service was good, the girls behind the counter took orders quickly. The beer menu was top notch. It included:
Deschutes - Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Obsidian Stout, Green Field Ale
London Pride
Tetley's
Cider (unknown)
Rogue Hazelnut Brown
Paulaner - Hefe and Pils
Dale's Pale Ale
New Belgium - Mothership Wit, Le Fleur Messieur (Lips of Faith), Fat Tire, Sunshine Wheat, Skinny Dip
Stone - IPA and AB
Odell- 90 Schilling and Cutthroat Porter Nitro
Harp
Pabst
Anderson Valley - IPA
Avery - The Czar and Hog Heaven

Awesome place. For food, the pizza looked decent . But I'd recommend The Secret Stash at the opposite end of the street (very creative toppings). For beer, this is the one and only stop to make in CB.

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Photo of walshclimb
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

We visited the Brick Oven on a recent trip to CB. I can't speak for the atmosphere inside because we sat on the patio with everyone else. The patio is nice and very clean. They were playing good music that wasn't too loud. People watching was fun with families, ski bums, tourists and a local magician all mixed together. The beer selection is really where this place shines. They had 20 beers listed in a unique way. The beers are listed by "how hard they are to drink", which I think is an interesting concept. There were some lighter beers at the top of the list and some very dark ones at the end, but they weren't just in order from light to dark. Someone has put some thought into the beer menu. The beers included microbreweries like Avery, Stone, and Deschutes as well as some more common European beers. Service was pretty quick. The pizza was average. If you plan to eat pizza in this town, go down the street to Secret Stash. You will wait longer, but it will be worth it.

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Photo of gmcfarre
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The Brick Oven recently reopened in a brand new building new door to their old location. They are still using the same amazing patio space, but it has been revamped and greatly improved. I was incredibly excited to learn that the Brick had installed 24 taps inside and 24 taps outside. Of course, each set of taps is the same, but this is by far the most taps in Crested Butte. Selection is pretty good, with the only macro on-tap being PBR. The rest is a collection of Rocky Mtn/West Coast micros, common English and German selections, and a few rotating special taps. Upon reopening a couple months ago they had what was rumored to be the only keg of Stone Imperial Russian Stout in Colorado. Needless to say I drank a good deal of those. Other rotating taps have included: Left Hand Imperial Stout and a Belgian titled Blanche de Bruxelles. Regular highlights include Arrogant Bastard, Stone IPA, Mirror Pond, Tetley's, and several Paulaner offerings. Special pints are often $6 or $6.50, but that is understandable consider Crested Butte's remoteness and high cost of living.

Service is often hit or miss in terms of speed, but most everyone is really nice and friendly. The patio is always crowded and great place to hang out during the day or after dark. Live musical entertainment is occasionally represented. Their pizza is really nothing to rave about, but they do have a decent salad bar and the late night slices of pizza often are just what you need to keep up the drinking.

Overall, this is clearly the best beer selection in the Gunnison valley, especially on-tap. A must visit if in Crested Butte, and if you are be sure to beer mail me so we can enjoy a pint together.

P.S. I forgot to knock the Brick for installing a cooling system that delivers all of their tapped beers at a frosty 30 degrees F. If you only have one macro on tap, why serve 23 other beers 10-20 degrees colder than they should be served? Seems costly and entirely unnecessary to me. In practice, many of the beer come out too cold to enjoy properly.

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Photo of jsimon816
4/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Best place in town for outdoor seating & people watching. It's located right in the middle of the main strip in Crested Butte.Huge variety of pizza as well as tap beer to choose from. Enjoyed a Mirror Pond Pale w/ a veggie pie. The kitchen forgot to add chicken to our pizza, when I mentioned it to the waitress she apologized and bought us another round of drinks. Can't beat the local hospitality. Out on the patio they had James Brown bumping on the speakers as well as an additional bar to the one inside. Got busy right before we left due to large summer group in town.

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Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub in Crested Butte, CO
3.88 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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