Looking for Boulder restaurants w/ good beer

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  1. joshodonn

    joshodonn Initiate (108) Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    I have been tasked with choosing a nice restaurant for my colleagues and I during an upcoming business trip to the Boulder area. We will be staying down in Broomfield but we will have a limo for the evening to go into Boulder. I am the only guy out of the 8 that will be attending, so when asked for recommendations I said I just need a place with a good beer selection to dilute all the estrogen that I will be surrounded by. The women decided that I needed to make the decision. So anyways, if any locals have any recommendations for a moderately priced restaurant (we'll be limited to about $75-100/person including drinks) with a great beer selection I'd appreciate it!
     
  2. ablackshear

    ablackshear Initiate (128) Sep 17, 2010 Colorado
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  3. rkarimi

    rkarimi Devotee (430) Nov 6, 2010 Colorado
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    It's stout month at Mountain Sun. If you're coming this month, you may want to look at their menus.
     
  4. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,446) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    FATE brewing has a nice restaurant
     
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  5. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (232) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    I second fate and backcountry. Fate is probably a little better for a casual business crowd. Backcountry has better beer (serious expense account fodder on the bottle list)
     
  6. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,075) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    With a budget of $75 to $100, I'd check out The Kitchen. Most expensive spot on this list, but food
    worth it if you can afford it, IMO. And you will be able to choose from plenty of great beers too, though the affordable draft list will be more limited than the other spots.
     
  7. Jasonrm72

    Jasonrm72 Devotee (406) Apr 29, 2012 Colorado
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  8. spoony

    spoony Poo-Bah (1,737) Aug 1, 2012 Colorado
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    Not that I don't enjoy Mountain Sun/Southern Sun (its the love, man), but Denver10 has the correct answer.

    The Kitchen is spendy, but it has much better food than most beer-forward locations and a high-powered location on Pearl Street, as well. The Kitchen Upstairs is a bit more casual, but still has great food, a good beer list, and a high-powered location.
     
  9. joshodonn

    joshodonn Initiate (108) Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    Thanks for the recommendations everyone... The women I'll be with are all dead set on Pearl Street so they can shop as well, so I think we'll hit up The Kitchen... I'll drink myself silly at Mountain Sun after dinner while they shop.
     
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  10. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed Aspirant (280) May 31, 2011 Colorado

    The kitchen is a really good choice; lord knows, the chicks will dig it.
     
  11. joshodonn

    joshodonn Initiate (108) Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    Our meetings start on Monday the 24th so I'll be traveling in that Sunday and will have pretty much all day to do some exploring.. Good chance I'll end up in Boulder. I can bring some CCB goodness if anyone wants to meet up and crack a bottle or two.
     
  12. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (720) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    He said nice restaurant.
     
  13. alexipa

    alexipa Devotee (435) Oct 7, 2011 Colorado
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    Can't go wrong with The Kitchen, The Med, or Centro.
     
  14. saxlover

    saxlover Initiate (0) May 20, 2013 Colorado
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    anything on the Hill will do :wink:
     
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  15. QueerBeer

    QueerBeer Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2014 Colorado

    Definitely second The Kitchen. Their food is crazy good, and a great bottle list. Make a reservation and don't bother with the Kitchen Upstairs; had dinner there and then had to go somewhere else to get an actual meal.
     
  16. CLE4goodBeer

    CLE4goodBeer Initiate (47) Sep 13, 2011 Ohio
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    Backcountry Pizza has great beer. Food is, well, pizza and stuff.
    West end has great food and great beer but limited selection. Good bourbon and all sorts of self-aged liquor (oak barrels on the bar).
    Mountain Sun is hit or miss for both... Some really good beers and above average food but uneven experiences.

    Best of luck and enjoy the city. As far as bottle stores go, can't go wrong and frequent many as they all have gems the others may be missing.
     
  17. MarkyMOD

    MarkyMOD Meyvn (1,136) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado
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    Backcountry has great food, you just have to get the specials (really good pizza too). Some of them rotate almost every day. Pork belly street tacos, mmmm.
     
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  18. Zamboni332

    Zamboni332 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2013 Colorado

    West end Tavern , The Kitchen , Pub on Pima :relaxed:, Mountain Sun (cash only ) stout month is popping right now
     
  19. Zamboni332

    Zamboni332 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2013 Colorado

    What kinda stuff are you bringing from CCB?
     
  20. joshodonn

    joshodonn Initiate (108) Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    not sure, I haven't thought that far ahead yet.
     
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  21. jerichobear

    jerichobear Initiate (179) Dec 6, 2010 Colorado
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