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Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery

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American, Pub, Mexican, Vegetarian
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1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5408
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Eat here when in Boulder!

The reviews are true- free beer samples and french fries while you wait! Our meal (burgers) were really good and staff were great. I highly recommend coming here if you are in Boulder!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The reviews are true- free beer samples and french fries while you wait! Our meal (burgers) were really good and staff were great. I highly recommend coming here if you are in Boulder!

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Lomira, Wisconsin
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have amazing beer selections - very wide and unique. Great chances to taste before you buy. The food was not as good as most brew pubs. I had the blue cheese basil burger - the sauce was runny, and didn't have enough flavor. The burger was average. They serve white taco chips as the usual side - not home... More 

Thank Marty G
Rochester, New York
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I selected this spot after an afternoon of exploring Pearl Street on my first day in Boulder. I was alone and rather than wait for a table I elected to accept the offer to sit at their "community table." Eventually a number of locals joined me and were most friendly to a guy clearly much older then they were. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time sampling and drinking their beers. Lots of nice choices of novel beer and flavors. However, the burgers were a bit disappointing. I had the basil blue cheese burger - it was a very bland sandwich with blah meat and bland seasonings. the fries were good but be aware, the sandwiches come with white corn chips, not... More 

Thank Marty G
Boulder, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want an a very reasonably priced meal that is excellent, including fresh and tasty food with good brewed beer, then the Mountain Sun is for you, The service is always good with a friendly staff and if the restaurant is busy with a wait time for seating, then beer samples are offered at the bar and fries or... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I stopped in for a quick lunch on Halloween. We were told there would be a 30 to 40 minute wait, but we could get free beer samples at the bar. Sold!! We made our way back there and found some menus. I sampled 2-3 before I found what I wanted. They also offered us a free... More 

Thank VFL02
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding, healthy food, dynamic service second to none. I'm from Hawaii but this made Boulder seem like home. Great location, very easy to find...be sure to take cash because they don't credit or debit cards.

Thank wailukustrider222
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

It was a busy Saturday night and it was extremely crowded. The hostess guided us to the bar where we were immediately handed a beer list from Taylor! She helped us pick and sample beers and suggested a great drink for me, Pink Lady. It was about a 30 min wait and you can see that everyone works as a... More 

Thank cneagli
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Last month, my wife and I were in Boulder Colorado for a wedding later on in nearby Lyons. We were joined by three other friends and went to the Pearl Street Mall that is loaded with hip and trendy shops and restaurants. Since it was near lunchtime, one of our friends who lives in Denver suggested a restaurant named the... More 

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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stopped here after looking through reviews of all the breweries in Boulder as it was highly regarded. The set up is interesting and a bit confusing for newcomers. Nobody greets you at the door. You have to make your way to the back of the restaurant and put your name in at the bar and then when your turn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1535 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5408
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-546-0886

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Mexican, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?