Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BEER AVG
3.78/5
Mountain Sun Pub & BreweryMountain Sun Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1535 Pearl St.
Boulder, Colorado, 80302
United States

(303) 546-0886 | map
www.mountainsunpub.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by nathi

BEER STATS
Beers:
95
Reviews:
307
Ratings:
782
PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
132
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.88%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 78 | Ratings: 132
Reviews by StoneTSR:
Photo of StoneTSR
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The atmosphere is a bit crowded and odd for a brew pub, but it is still welcoming and the people who work there all seem to be happy to be there and very pleasant, which helps for sure.

The quality of beer was solid. For being such a small brewery, the beer list was reasonably large, with maybe 15 - 20 beers on tap. The manager came out and once he found out it was our first time there, asked us what type of beer we liked and then returned with a small flight for each of the three of us to try. We each selected a full pint and were all pretty happy with our choices to go along with lunch.

The service was great, but a little odd. Everyone in the front of the house seems to do every job - bartending, serving, bussing and running food. So, other than the manager, we didn't really have a go-to person. All of that was fine, just different.

The food was pretty good. We all ate burgers and left satisfied and happy. Now that I live in Boulder I will return some time soon for sure.

 990 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of jawshu
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of siddhartha
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of jcMPLS
4.61/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of gmoneyproductions
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

i have been a patron of the mountain sun/southern sun empire since they opened in 1993 and have been there as recently as last week. these guys have the model on lock. the open pubs slowly, in well thought out locations and they succeed every time out.
the mountain sun is way too crowded on any given day due to its location and small size and southern sun is often a better choice if you want to get a table with minimal wait or sit at the bar.
the vibe is mellow hippy no tvs good music
quality of beers is solid across the board with fyipa and colorado kind being my go to's
they have a large number of choices on any given day and a few guest taps as well.
service is solid waiters rotate and they all help out so i have never had bad service here
selction of beers is great and the february stout month is particularly fantastic in terms of variety
food is very solid pub fare
thank you mountain sun for keeping it real and a town that is increasingly fake!

 967 characters

Photo of bmorebeer888
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of twelveone
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of SudsTerkel
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been going to MS for going on 20 years and realized I'd neglected reviewing it. As the flagship of a beer/food empire now consisting of 6 locations, my patronage here has been the result of the quality of the beer and the experience. I appreciate their consistent devotion and excellent execution of British-style ales - the Illusion Dweller and the FYIPA are among my favorites - and find their food very satisfying and a good value. Service has been good, too, even when the Pearl Street location gets busy and there's a wait for to a place to land. I'll continue to go there when I'm in Boulder.

 604 characters

Photo of Macsimus
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Beer was good but chicken sandwich was pink in middle - returned and replaced. To their credit no charge for the sandwich at all.

130 characters

Photo of sjantiflow
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of aratcliffe
3.51/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of crobinso
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Devil_Doc
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of redleg411
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of greg4579
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of jophish17
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Yagi1
3.52/5  rDev -16%

Photo of CatapultDowntown
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ManBearPat
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of BeerOps
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bigotecircus
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of jaymo18
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery in Boulder, CO
93 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe