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Walnut Brewery

1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5116
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Ranked #42 of 494 restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Boulder bus terminal is located two blocks east of the Walnut Brewery.
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77% Recommend
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English first
Corpus Christi, TX
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was probably our favorite brewpub out of several we tried in Boulder. The atmosphere was superior with less noise and cool decor. Beers were very good and menu was extensive and created. Parking was probably the only slight inconvenience, but it was to be expected.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Location is good, staff was friendly, but this place just doesn't have great beer. It's pretty average. I was really disappointed because this is one of the breweries that has been around for quite a while. My wife and aunt also won't be interested in going back.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stopped in for lunch and to sample some brews. Very cool place! The staff was great and the food just as great! Next time we are in CO we will go back!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Good bar food and good beer. The staff was very friendly. Someone told me this is the original Rock Bottom Brewery. I like that place too but this place definitely has an indy feel to it, not a corporate type.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Have ate at the Walnut Brewery for many years when visiting Boulder. Since my last visit a couple of years ago, though, the food has gone from good to average. Beer selection is excellent, though. Come for the beer, not the food.

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Fairport, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Brewery is in an factory with wide open spaces. We were there for the beginning of happy hour. The beers were great and the appetizers were a little beyond the usual brewery fare. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I think we could have sat there into the evening if we didn't to be somewhere else. Worth a visit!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This bar has a lively atmosphere, lengthy beer list and plenty of televisions. Perfect for a laid-back afternoon of watching football or taking a break from walking.

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Minden, NV
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163 reviews 163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We started with the brown ale and one red ale. Next- a cup of excellent minestrone. Tried the blue cheese bacon cheeseburger and the haselnut crusted chicken with white cheddar mash. Everything was delicious. Service and atmosphere great as well.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The group of people I was with decided they were hungry so we looked up to see what we were in front of and said ok lets give it a shot. I had the Chicken Mac'n Cheese. Large porportion, too large for me to eat so everyone at the table helped me out. They loved it as well. They, the... More

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Okemos, Michigan, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed the chicken avocado sandwich and the blueberry wheat beer. Great historic location (former appliance store) in downtown Boulder, a block off famous Pearl Street. During happy hour the beer prices are an especially great deal.

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