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

(303) 293-8338 | map

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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
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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
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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
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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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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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chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska

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
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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
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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
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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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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
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timzim from Missouri

5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stopped by on my drive back to Kansas City and almost had to stay the night. Was able to get Pliny the Elder on tap among other beers I don't see back home. Very nice and helpful staff, great environment.

Right when we were about to leave they were passing out menus for a stout festival - one of the several festivals they were having around that time - and saw lots of stouts that I've always wanted to try. Unfortunately I had to make that entire drive back to KC so I couldn't stick around.

I plan on coming back here any time I'm around Denver. I've suggested this place to friends and coworkers that are much more knowledgeable about beer and they absolutely loved it.

Apr 22, 2016
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mynie from Maryland

4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Lately I've been steering clear of establishments that are understood to be institutions. Not that they're bad--quite the opposite, actually. You have to be good to become an institution. But these place tend to be busy, sometimes even replete with parking lot flaggers and hours-long waits. And while all that business is great for them, it makes it hard to really sink into the place. There's no intimacy. Size necessarily cheapens friendliness, and immense success erases much of the need to cultivate relationships with customers.

I stopped by Falling Rock in the mid afternoon on a Tuesday, so many of these concerns were moot. Still, the vibe was exceptional; erudite yet approachable, immense yet accessible.

The bar is super long. There's about 20 or so consistent taps and then another dozen rotators that follow a monthly gimmick (February is BA barley wines). Out of the 30+ plus taps, maybe half were rare or rare-ish, and several were downright hard to find, including aged BCBS Barleywine, several vintages of Dry Dock's Bligh's, one offs from CO and CA brewers, and Pliney the friggin' Elder, just sitting there like it's no huge deal.

The dining area is immense. There's the long, elevated bar, an expansive upstairs area with booths and high tops, and then an equally large downstairs with pool tables and other games.

The decor is pretty old school: woody, nicely lit, and a selection of beer signs rivaled only by the National Brewania Museum in Potosi, WI. The decor doesn't seem at all centrally planned--at no point did someone say "this is how this place is gonna look." I'm sure they adjust it afew months, and even the basement was as clean as could be, but overall it's got a spontaneous feel to it, an aesthetic ethos that avoids all senses of fakeness or pretense but is still well cultivated. And that pretty much sums up the place as a whole.

Oh--I almost forgot the best part! This place is literally a block away from Coors Field! I'm sure it gets crazy busy during games, and that will mitigate much of vibe (as it would literally anywhere), but this is easily the best ballpark bar I've ever seen.

Feb 28, 2016
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SStein from Colorado

4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Went there for the Pliny The Younger tapping. Everything was well organized. There was a good selection of beer, and everything was priced reasonably. Had the hummus plate and the chile cheese fries, both were very good.

Feb 21, 2016
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MLDucky from Texas

4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I don't know how it gets much better than this place. Great pub vibe, lots of TVs, I've always experienced great service and the selection is outstanding. A pleasant surprise is the food is pretty good as well.

Jan 06, 2016
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gmoneyproductions from Colorado

4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

this place is a true gem in denver!
i try to get here at least a few times a year and would go more but i live over an hour away
i used to work a few blocks from here and made it more regular stop
vibe is classic bar /pub
quality of beers is extraordinary !
service is solid although i try to avoid this place during home rockies games
servers are generally knowledgeable about the beers on tap and in bottle
selection of beers cannot be beat both on draft and in bottles rarities galore
food is classic pub grub but solid never had anything bad here
they also do events and tappings all the time
i get emails from them with alerts to happenings....just wish i could be there more often
great place!

Oct 29, 2015
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hoppiechic from Utah

4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Love this place! Always a must when in Denver. Has a very comfortable atmosphere/great service like you've been a hundred times even if it's only been a few. Amazing selection of beer and a lot to choose from. Love the anticipation of getting a chance at those rare & hard to get anywhere else beers. Highly recommend this place. It will always be in the top of my to do list for Denver trips.

Sep 13, 2015
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

4.37/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A staple in Denver. Has a bit of a hole-in-the-wall feel to it but the tap list is excellent and the bottle list is also great. Location is also very good being steps from Coors Field and within a short walk of many other Denver beer spots.

Jul 25, 2015
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RockAZ from Arizona

4.95/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Sixth visit here over a decade of time and the first when it wasn't packed. Daydrinkers, I guess, but everyone was friendly and knowledgeable about all the beers but especially the tiny local (almost nano) breweries they had on draft. Really liked the idea of 10 fast rotating special/seasonal brews of their copious taps are listed separately on an obvious chalkboard. The regular list does not disappoint.

May 22, 2015
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RayReed522 from Florida

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Here March 25th, 2015.

Had Parabola on tap here for the first time.

They also had Prairie Bomb, Tweak, Alpine Hoppy Birthday, Alpine Ale, and Alpine Duet on tap.

Apr 01, 2015
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IPAFan521 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Dan is one of the best out there!!!! Stayed in Denver for 3 days and my only 2 nights there were spent here. Pliny and Blind Pig on tap were the highlights, but many other favorites were on as well.

Feb 25, 2015
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frozen-1984 from Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I love this place because I know the owner and most of the staff. Always a great selection of over 80 beers on tap with some cask options. Food is just good pub grub. Greasy fried and perfect .

Jan 08, 2015
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ricknelson from Vermont

5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

If you happen upon this place you are one lucky person. One of the best pubs in the USA. Great beer selection. I got to buy a PNC from Firestone Walker here and the owner even autographed the box for me; he was one the brewers who came up with this PNC beer.
Fun place place to be in the heart of Denver, serves great food and has a huge selection of brews to choose from. This place makes Denver one of the beer capitals of the World.

Dec 09, 2014
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durlta from Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Wow. Quite the place. Tons of taps and a pretty serious bottle list that is likely out dated. Had a great night there and a pretty tasty lunch the next day. Check this place out for sure.

Oct 22, 2014
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Billolick from New York

4.2/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Must visit spot in Denver...loads of beer...just a block or two from where the Rockies baseball stadium is.....over the top amount of beeraphanalia all over the place...comfortable chairs and space for a large crowd....I'd to visit again, when there was not a baseball game on....tons of quality tap options I would like to have some more time and bar space to explore

Sep 08, 2014
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4/5  rDev -10.3%

Indeed, the beer selection here is incredible. Quite a variety of beers from all corners of the United States. I get the impression that beers move in and out of here pretty quickly, as a few beers I requested were no longer available despite being on the board and/or menu.

The bartender was happy to offer me samples and patient enough to let me make my mind up. He made a few suggestions that weren't that useful, but that's cool.

I'll just once again emphasize how great the beer selection is. Craft beer galore. The prices are about what you'd expect for Denver, which is to say $6 a pour and up, so the drinking won't come cheap.

I'd suggest visiting early afternoon on a weekday, the place will be pretty wide open and you'll probably get better service.

Aug 17, 2014
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