Southern Sun Pub and Brewery

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4.17/5
Southern Sun Pub and BrewerySouthern Sun Pub and Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

627 S. Broadway St.
Boulder, Colorado, 80305
United States

(303) 543-0886 | map
www.mountainsunpub.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
2
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
25
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
58
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
5.94%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by Loki:
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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stop three on the pre-GABF tour. Again, this place is a cash only establishment.

Atmosphere: Much more family oriented, commercial atmosphere than Mountain Sun. But one would expect that by location alone. Mountain Sun is a small, side street shop a block and a 1/2 from campus. Southern Sun is in a commercial complex/shopping center. Much larger, more spread out location.

Quality: Solid to very good beers. Very enjoyable. I was on a bit of an IPA kick so I had some more of the FY IPA. It was great.

Service: Not nearly as good as Mountain Sun. It seemed like they had less staff for more tables. Not nearly as quick and on point. That said, the service was by no means bad, just not as good.

Selection: If my count was correct they had 12 different beers on tap. They had a few additional beers that Mountain Sun didn't have, but mostly the same.

Food: Had some samplers and apps here as it was the end of the night. Pretty good.

All-in-all a very good pub. I liked the overall atmosphere of Mountain Sun better, but no real complaints here. I will be back next time I'm in Boulder.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deereless
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of skierson1
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Akeah
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of sbuchert
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of spoony
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

V-The Souther Sun is located in South Boulder in a strip-mall type shopping center near Neptune Mountaineering. The place is medium sized with a small patio out front. The vibe is heavily hippy, but that seems to be fading as Boulder loses its hippies to the suburbanites. Now you'll just as many families as stoners in there.

Q-The beers are of moderate quality. There are some really good ones that appear every now and again, Hop Vivant for example, but others are less impressive. I have never had a bad beer from the Southern/Mountain Sun empire, but many of them just aren't that good. That being said, the beers pair well with the food.

Ser-The servers are almost always friendly, usually prompt, and mostly knowledgeable about the beer and food menu. They can get a little spaced out at times but I have never had one completely bullocks an order. They also offer multiple sizes and use appropriate glassware.

Sel-There are usually about a dozen Sun beers on tap and a few guest handles. It is one of the bigger selections for a brewery/brewpub in town, actually. Everything from Belgian styles to IPAs.

F-The food is probably the high point of the Sun empire. It is tasty, cheap, and made with lots of love. The offerings are mostly bar-type dishes, but the food never feels overly fried or fake like a lot of bars. I would eat here instead of the Rock Bottom everyday for example.

O-The Southern Sun is losing some of its hippy charm as the years march on, but it still serves its purpose as a friendly hangout with decent beer and good food.

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Photo of Taillon75
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of bfrank8
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Amazing place, really good beer, good food, reasonable, unfortunately retired some amazing beers... only downside it can have a long wait...

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Photo of WildDalby18
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

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4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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Southern Sun Pub and Brewery in Boulder, CO
4.17 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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