Falling Rock Tap House

BA SCORE
97
world-class

400 Ratings
Falling Rock Tap HouseFalling Rock Tap House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(303) 293-8338 | map
fallingrocktaphouse.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Ratings:
400
Reviews:
200
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
5.91%
 
 
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Reviews by mkorpal:
Photo of mkorpal
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

So, after many years of living in Colorado, I finally made it into the famous Falling Rock (in my defense, I was underage for most of it). All I can tell you is that it's like being a kid in a candy store. They have a very impressive tap selection with a huge bottle selection to boot. Every single tap flows with high quality beer. If your looking for bud light, this is not the place for you.

Atmosphere: There are over 20,000 bottles and tap handles covering just about every square inch of the walls of this place. It is actually a little intimidating. Other than that, it is a very typical bar, with little lighting and a very old feel to it. I wouldn't say it was in fact dirty, but it sure made you feel that way.

Service: The service was a lot better that what i expected based on previous reviews. My best friend and myself sat at a booth next to the bar. It took a few minutes for the staff to find us, but when they did, they took good care of us. I wish I could have gotten out servers name, but I didn't. She was awesome. Very knowledgeable, and quick. She was able to pair us up with beers based on what we had been ordering and she did a very good job at that. She also brought us a few samples to try before we dove into full pints.

Selection: It's incredible. Over 60 taps with a ton of bottles. A beer for just about every occasion.

Food: It was actually not bad. I had the blackened bacon cheeseburger, which was very good.

Value: The beer is world class, so the prices tend to be quite high.

Some things they need to improve on...
The website hasn't been updated in forever. If they could spend just a few minutes every week updating the beer list and the menu, that would be nice.
Their beer menus are quite disappointing. They were out of quite a few on the list and they had beers that never showed up. What they should do is update it quickly, and put a small review of each beer on there and maybe even BA's rating. I know that would take more than one piece of paper, but it would be very nice.

All in all, it's the best beer bar in the rocky mountain west, and probably top ten in the county.

Beers we had on this visit...

Myself
Oskar Blues Old Chub
New Belgium's Erics Ale
Avery 15th Aneversery Ale
Victories Golden Monkey

My Friend
Spaten Optimator
Blanche De Bruxelles / Manneken Pis Belgian White
Urthel Hop-It
Duchesse De Bourgogne

all on tap

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More User Reviews:
Photo of zimm421
4.4/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of B_B
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Zach122
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of brights
3.59/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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

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Photo of msumike89
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.66/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mklisz
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of NJB145
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of coones14
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of sohearn
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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

Photo of fredmugs
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Beervana
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of JoeMans
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TooGood
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of lemmy187
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Vinithing
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
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

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Photo of JustinSparks
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO
4.4 out of 5 based on 400 ratings.
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