Falling Rock Tap House

BA SCORE
97
world-class

200 Reviews
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
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
397
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
6.14%
 
 
Taps:
92
Bottles/Cans:
130
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 200 | Ratings: 397
Reviews by thirdeye11:
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4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This place is absolutely lined to the gills with beer bottles, tap handles, and beer memorabilia. A true beer geek's haven to put it plainly. There are a decent amount of TVs for sports watching, the place never gets overly crowded (even on the night of a Denver Nuggets playoff game), and the overall vibe is nice.

I'm still not sure what the word "quality" is referring to on here. Maybe it means the quality of the beers I had. Or maybe it's the quality of the service? No that's already mentioned in another category. Either way the beers were served at appropriate temperatures, in appropriate glassware, and I had a great time.

Service was pretty good overall. I did find myself looking the bartender's way a couple of times, but I think I got better service than most in there even though I didn't know them. They warmed up to my wife and I quickly when we started ordering some of the better beers as opposed to some other patrons here.

Selection is absolutely out of this world. When I was there they had Cantillon on tap, Racer X, Pliny the Elder, and the list goes on and on. One of the absolute best selections if not THE best I've seen at ANY beer bar ever. Lost Abbey bottle selections (even some rarities) and plenty of others I can't even remember now.

Food was good and adequate and I would order food there again, but nothing to write home about. I liked it and I'd say eating there shouldn't be hesitated on.

The price of things was well within reason for what we ordered. I inquired about the Isabelle Proximus they had listed on the menu, and he told me if I wanted him to check if they had more it was $59 a bottle. I don't know what retail on this guy was, but that seems absurd. Everything else was great. I think Pliny on tap was $6, Racer X at $6 or $7 and a near-pint pour of Cantillon for $9 are all well within reason.

A superb all-around beer establishment that no one who is a beer geek should miss if in Denver.

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More User Reviews:
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

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.71/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of aasher
3.01/5  rDev -31.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO
4.4 out of 5 based on 397 ratings.
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