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Backcountry Pizza

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Pub
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2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6605
+1 303-449-4285
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sunnyvale, California
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Backcountry looks like it's been at this location for a long time. It's very authentic and down to earth with interesting decor. There's no glitz and glam. They have a huge selection of beers and very knowledgeable staff. Great selection of local and international beers.

Thank SeeTheW0rld62
Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Best in class food and beer. Ask a question and get an answer. I love their wings extra hot / crispy and a side arugula salad or slice of pepperoni w/ jalapeño. Mel is the best bartender in Boulder. Top shelf services...and if you are lucky you might even hear the owner John rant about something at the bar. I... More 

Thank Timayyy
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We were there with relatives for Happy Hour drinks ($1. off) and appetizers (1/2 off). Among us we had 4 bourbons on the rocks. The bill showed the 4 bourbons at $4.50 each, which was the price she'd quoted us, followed by "4 Rocks @ $2.00 = $8.00". I asked the server and she claimed that the bartender has to... More 

Thank PTO64
Erie, Colorado
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212 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

We sampled a few of the rare beer goodness the other night. Watched sports and talked beets with a couple nice guys that are beer appreciators and we had a nice time. The smelt really good too.

Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I am really bummed to have to write this review, because I think this place could be so great if they did not treat my friends and I so badly. We called ahead to see if they had space for 3 people to watch the Broncos game. It was already the 3rd quarter of the game and they are having... More 

Thank the_pink_lady_12
Boynton be
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The beer is great and rotates quite a bit. Pizza is pretty good. Other menu items are worth trying. The hostess stand just doesn't grasp what their doing and it's been that way for numerous visits! Wait staff and beer tenders are awesome. You should try it!

Thank Pamela R
Fairplay, Colorado
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We visited Backcountry Pizza while entertaining family from out of town. We were a group of 9 and order several large pizzas in addition to appetizers and a variety of different drinks. Service was attentive and the food was delicious! Definitely a hit!

Thank Artemis112013
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Biggest beer selection EVER! and while you drink your craft beverage your kids can play pin-ball, arcade games, and pool. The pizza is tasty Mountain-style and if the kids don't dig pizza, there is plenty of other stuff to choose from. Keep in mind that CU students take over this joint in the evening. Heck, I would too if I... More 

Thank Cameron C
Queenstown, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Best Pie we had in Boulder! Great selection of brews too, only brewery were I could actually find ciders too. Impressed that I could have as many tasters as I wanted as long as they were under $9 a glass. The servers were extremely knowledgable, not just throwing out names. I'm totally micro brew dumb, I really learned a lot... More 

Thank Mary S
Arlington, VA
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582 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

It was late and everyone was tired. We appreciated getting some food, beer, and very nice service. The pizza is heavy with cheese, nice but soft crust, not much tomato sauce, and adequate toppings (though lacking all that we ordered). Excellent array of beers on tap, as required for any pub in Boulder.

Thank X-NYr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2319 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6605
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-449-4285
This is a new restaurant in Boulder. There is another one in Nederland, CO, but this is the one in Boulder. The number is: 303-449-4285

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