Falling Rock Tap House

Falling Rock Tap HouseFalling Rock Tap House
Falling Rock Tap HouseFalling Rock Tap House
Bar, Eatery

1919 Blake St
Denver, Colorado, 80202-1229
United States

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Reviewed by bosstep from New Mexico

4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
A definite favorite of mine since the late 90s. I live in NM but this was the place to go in Denver when there really weren’t too many other choices (and even when there were other choices). Fantastic selection and tie in to GABF, along with the beer celebrities who would show up, such as Don Younger. At the bar was a good mix of locals and out-of-towners.

Done in by too many breweries with their own beer bars and influx of pricey high rise residents downtown. But a great run for 24 years. Thanks to Chris Black and staff.
Jul 08, 2021
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Reviewed by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Just wanted to pay my respects to a great establishment I visited in July of 2018 before a Rockies Game. Couldn't believe I could get Pliny on tap in Colorado. A great place and so sad to hear that it's closing for good.
Jun 22, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by ttpfau from Oregon

Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Cool little hole-in-the-wall spot a block from Coor Field downtown. Entrance is through the patio to long straight bar along the right wall that seats about 10 and has open service area in the middle. 3 rows of booths inside and a dozen or so wrought iron tables on the patio. 20 plus exceptional beers on tap (It is Denver beer week and the GABF), I had the Moonraker Citra Mango, it was very nice. I did not try the food... place was packed before noon for Boulevard/ Ommegang tap take-over... wish I didn't have to drive.
Oct 03, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by metter98 from New York

Aug 27, 2019
Rated: 4.86 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
A small, tucked-away place with an insane tap list. A medium-sized bar with some tables and walls lined with tons of different bottles and tap handles. The service is good, the food solid and the beer selection outstanding. Very nice. Must visit. Nothing more to say on this one.
Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 4.66 by ManBearPat from Colorado

Nov 21, 2018
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Reviewed by Luckydog91 from Texas

4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Stopped for dinner on first night in town for GABF 2018. What can I say that hasn’t been said already.

Great selection of local brews and options from other corners of the country. Even knocked a couple off rare beers off the bucket list. Burger and fired mushrooms were good to boot.

If you’re an out-of-tower like myself don’t leave without giving this place a visit.
Sep 20, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by A_Rad from Wisconsin

Aug 30, 2018
Rated: 4.56 by SeanMNCraftBeerLover from Minnesota

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
After a tour of Coors Field, my friends and I took a short walk (<5 mins) to Falling Rock Tap House around 3:30pm on a Friday. A few people were seated at the bar area inside, but the weather was perfect so we grabbed a couple of tables out on the patio. Great taplist with an excellent representation of Colorado beers. I started off with a couple of Lagers, Bierstadt Slow Pour Pils and Tivoli Helles, before moving on to an Elevation 8 Second Kölsch. The Pils was the standout of the group and came in a tall, slim Bierstadt-branded glass. Good service, laid back vibe, and quality brews. Easy to see why this place has been a staple of the craft beer scene for such a long time.
May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by atone315 from Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
Cool vibe for people that dont need their hand held. Pretty no-nonsense type of place. Stopped here for lunch on our way in to Denver. Started with Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig taps....wife is just getting into hoppy beers so Pliny killed her, lol!!! Apparently, we were a week or 2 early for Pliny the Younger on tap. YES, Pliny, the YOUNGER. O

Ordered fried mushrooms to start, they were the bomb. Ordered more IPA off the menu for my wife, and I started digging into their b-wines. They had 20 on tap for Drain Bamage month....EXCELLENT, as BiL!

Ordered lunch, a burger for me (server didnt ask me how I wanted it cooked....always a negative to me) and a veggie burger for my wife (always a positive in my book, happy wife happy life). Both burgers were decent, nothing super memorable though.

Overall, 75ish beers on tap so if you like beer and dont need to be catered to...stop here. Especially if going to a Rockies game.

Feb 08, 2018
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Rated by Backpacker1 from Georgia

4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25
Pliny the elder on tap, awesome burgers, and onion rings. What more do you need!
Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by zimm421 from Ohio

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.9 by B_B from California

Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5
Love the beer selection there, usually have really good beers there, as well has some hard to find beers, they usually have Pliny on tap, or at least something from Russian River. Service isn't the best and the food is mediocre at best, basic bar food. The main reason to go is for the beer, they have a great list of taps, and bottles/cans.
Mar 23, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by brights from Illinois

Mar 21, 2017
Rated: 5 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by IckyT2012 from Florida

4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Pros: had Pliny the elder on tap outside of California. That was a nice surprise.
Cons: had Pliny the younger on tap last weekend and next weekend but I'm missing both because I'm only here for 2 days
Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 4.63 by msumike89 from Colorado

Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Dec 27, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by NJB145 from Michigan

Oct 13, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by coones14 from Colorado

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by sohearn from Alabama

Oct 07, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 4.78 by fredmugs from Indiana

Sep 14, 2016
Rated: 4.46 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by BeerBucks from New York

Aug 12, 2016
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Reviewed by SunDevilBeer from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
OK, I'll admit, I went here expecting to hate this place. But, surprise, I ended up having a good time here during my Denver beer tour.

Place is smaller than I expected, but was able to snag a seat at the long bar. Service was great, the bartender was friendly enough and really hustled to service the crowd - able to answer a quick question or two and crack a smile as well (a rarity in beer geek bars nowadays). Of course, the selection is pretty impressive.

Yes, there are lot of insufferable beer geeks here, but I managed to avoid beer discussions with them.

Enjoyed a RR Blind Pig and a local IPA that was quite tasty. Had a cup of green chili that was surprisingly good too.

Finally - a beer bar that lives up to the hype.
Jul 26, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by JoeMans from New York

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4.7 by TooGood from Minnesota

Jul 21, 2016
Rated: 5 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by lemmy187 from Missouri

May 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Vinithing from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5
I was a little disappointed after reading all the reviews. It's a cool beer bar for sure, nice patio as well. The service wasn't good at all. Their "cellar" list hasn't been updated since 9/15. Still a cool place to stop in Denver but nothing mind blowing b
May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Beers, beers, beers all over. What a great place to grab a beer in what might be the finest beer city in the country. A perfect place to go if you are just getting in to beer, if you don't love breweries and need a place with a big selection, or if you think you know everything about beer, this spot has it all covered. A can't miss in Denver.
May 20, 2016
Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO
Place rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 415 ratings