About Walnut Brewery

1123 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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Boulder’s Original Brewpub offers seasonal and traditional options for lunch and dinner alongside award-winning beer brewed on-site. Located a block off Boulder’s historic Pearl Street mall, the Walnut Brewery offers locals and visitors a casual alternative for dining.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Brewery, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 10:45pm / Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11:45pm /
Happy Hour, Monday - Sunday: 3pm - 6pm & 10pm - Close /

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 447-1345

Website:
http://www.walnutbrewery.com/

Parking Details:
Public parking garage directly across the street from the restaurant. We validate up to one hour. Parking in the garage is free on Saturdays and Sundays. Meter street parking is also available. Free street parking after 7pm and also on Sunday all day.

Public Transit:
Boulder bus terminal is located two blocks east of the Walnut Brewery.

Executive Chef:
Eric Hulme

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please reach out to Scott Elias for any inquiries to large group events.
303-447-1345
selias@cwrestaurants.com

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Private Dining

Two semi-private rooms

Walnut Brewery Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4

service

3.8

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

good for groups (8)
vibrant bar scene (4)
great for lunch (4)
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fit for foodies (3)
neighborhood gem (3)
special occasion (3)
hot spot (2)
late-night find (2)
kid-friendly (1)
great for outdoor dining (1)
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food3
ambience4
service4
value3

OK little brewery

Dined on April 2, 2016

Decent choice of beer, food was "ok". Service was good. No kids menu if that's important to you.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5

Excellent chicken and waffles on a cold ...

Dined on March 30, 2016

Excellent chicken and waffles on a cold rainy night!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

great for family

Dined on March 21, 2016

We had a group of 9, and with reservations ahead, we were seated right away. Food was excellent and the service was great, too.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

The chicken and waffles were great. My c ...

Dined on January 3, 2016

The chicken and waffles were great. My culinary consultant, Bella, was/ is great.

food5
ambience5
service5

Such a great place to gather on Sundays ...

vip
Dined on November 15, 2015

Such a great place to gather on Sundays to watch the games with lots of fans. Great service and food - the best micro brews in town!

food4
ambience3
service2

Walnut Brewery is a very nice place to g ...

Dined on November 15, 2015

Walnut Brewery is a very nice place to go for dinner on the weekend. While the service was iffy, the restaurant was packed, and the ambiance was nice for what was expected. I will definitely be returning soon.

Tags: hot spot
food3
ambience3
service4

Beer and fish 'n chips -- 'nuf said

vip
Dined on October 23, 2015

The salmon fish and chips here is a fantastic dish. You get 4 generous pieces of smoked salmon with fries and a little cole slaw. Share with someone or have a huge meal yourself. Top it off with a yummy beer -- my favorite was the Old Elk Brown Ale -- and you have a hearty meal. Enjoy!

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service4

Reliably good every time

Dined on September 13, 2015

Walnut Brewery is a good choice when you need to please a variety of palates.....our party enjoyed burgers, the kale salad with chicken, fish and chips and, of course, some good brews. Service was great for our party of seven.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Very cool place

Dined on September 5, 2015

This is a very nice brewery, and a very unique building.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Nice dinner

vip
Dined on August 28, 2015

We met another couple for dinner. Nice place with character, reasonable prices, everyone liked their meal, would be glad to go back.

Tags: hot spot
food4
ambience3
service4

Craft beer gems and great food

Dined on August 25, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner at Walnut Brewery. We had some very interesting and tasty beers. In a place like Boulder where there is a craft beer scene to stand out with excellent beers is no small task. Great food too and well beyond regular pub chow. Will go back.

food5
ambience5
service5

Still great

Dined on August 25, 2015

My friends took me here 24 years ago. The food, beer, and ambiance haven't changed. It's still a great place!

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service2

Good not great restaurant

Dined on August 23, 2015

Great beer! Food and service was just ok. We were disappointed with our first experience there.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

Fine meal, fun time

vip
Dined on August 22, 2015

We selected Walnut Brewery based on OpenTable reviews and were not disappointed. The food was good, the atmosphere lively, and the staff friendly. Overall a good time.

food4
ambience3
service3

Noisy Bar scene

Dined on August 11, 2015

Busy place. Mostly a bar that serves food. Burgers were good.

Tags: good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service3

Worth the detour from Pearl Street

Dined on July 14, 2015

My husband and I had an early lunch at Walnut where we enjoyed a flight of beers and split an appetizer (Chorizo Cotija Pretzel Bites) and burger (Bison Prairie Burger). The food was all very high quality and well prepared which makes for a very satisfying nosh.

food5
ambience5
service5

Boulder Favorite Awesome Food and Brew

Dined on July 14, 2015

I have been eating at Walnut Brewery for over 10 years. Every time I visit, Walnut Brewery is on my list. Nachos are large and tasty. Bison burger is the best I have ever had. Even the kids with a kids steak meal was very good. Many beer choices with Buffalo Gold being the local favorite and many awards for other beers. I highly recommend this place to anyway that wants a great meal, good beer, and excellent customer service. The waitresses were the best I have ever had anywhere!.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service4

good variety of food, excellent selectio ...

Dined on June 21, 2015

good variety of food, excellent selection of draft beers, very good service.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

One of the best pub food

Dined on June 6, 2015

Walnut has some of our favorite beers, but also they manage to have really good pub food. It is not fancy food - exactly how it is supposed to be in a pub, it is every kitchen staples but they are doing it right. Try their mashed potatoes or mac&cheese or salads... or actually any thing - we did not have a single bad serving here. This is our "go-to if in doubt" place in Boulder.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food2
ambience2
service3

Typical brewpub fare. Attentive service, ...

vip
Dined on May 25, 2015

Typical brewpub fare. Attentive service, mediocre food. Restaurant's interior could use a freshen-up.

food4
ambience4
service4

Consistently Good!

vip
Dined on May 22, 2015

Whenever we visit our daughter at CU we always make it a point to go to the Walnut Brewery. The food is consistently good, especially the burgers and the mac and cheese.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service4

Perfect family birthday

Dined on May 17, 2015

We celebrated my sisters birthday and it was just what we were looking for! Great apps, everyone loved their dinner and a phenomenal brownie sundae dessert! If we are back in Boulder well go back for sure!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service4

Good bar food

vip
Dined on May 10, 2015

We had a nice time here. The food was great for bar food. We didn't really have any complaints. The drinks were good as well. Quick service for how busy it was. We would eat there again.

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5

great place

Dined on May 3, 2015

Can always count on Walnut for great service and good food. They were celebrating 25 years while we were there, and the energy was up!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4

Waving goodbye to other local pubs and bars!

Dined on May 2, 2015

Our first visit (back) to the Walnut Brewery in quite some time and a very pleasant surprise too. Thought we would give it a try, after tiring of the other local breweries and pubs, and have to say the food was really very good indeed, the service friendly and helpful and the beers pretty good as well. The ambiance was fun and lively but not overly loud and the prices pretty good too. The more than slightly "officious" greeter girls were a little off putting, but all in all a most enjoyable evening. Think we're waving farewell to some of the other pubs in and around Pearly Street in the rear view mirror!!

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience2
service5

Disappointing

Dined on March 29, 2015

I have been to the Brewery on many occasions and have always been pleased with the food. This dinner trip was not so good. The menu items have changed to what seems to be a little less healthy. Lots of burger options. I had chicken enchiladas and they were encased in a ton of cheese. Friend ordered rare burger and it came too done and husband ordered medium well and his was very pink. Very loud in there. Service however was excellent. They used to have really great meal salads, like seared tuna or southwest chicken. Don't think I'll go back for a while.

food5
ambience5
service5

Holy nachos

Dined on January 24, 2015

The nachos are gigantic. Everything was great. Service was excellent.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service4

Great place to meet friends and family f ...

vip
Dined on November 24, 2014

Great place to meet friends and family for a great meal with warm atmosphere. Every service person always had a smile.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5

Favorite place in Boulder

vip
Dined on November 15, 2014

Okay, Boulder has some great restaurants but there is no better brew pub or neighborhood restaurant than Walnut Brewery...hands down. The beer is the best in Boulder and perhaps anywhere I've tried and the food is decent. They actually train their front of house staff and servers which is refreshing as so many establishments throw the staff on the front line and hope for the best. If you ask for a split plate, they actually bring you two plates and not just an extra fork and side plate. I love that WB caters to families but there are just as many tables full of age peers and folks just enjoying an evening out or a good lunch.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience1
service1

Last choice AT BEST

Dined on November 2, 2014

If you like sloppy, fatty frozen food that's been reheated, this is the place for you. Don't bother with the bison or beef burgers. They're frozen patties that are really rough and charred when reheated then freezing on the inside. The artichoke dip tasted spoiled. Really terrible customer service as well. College kids that havent had a single day of training. No refills, EVER on water. No picking up empty glasses. Blonde waitress dropped appetizer plates on table and made no eye contact with anyone at our table. Only made eye contact with her phone in the corner. Overpriced for an AWFUL eating experience. Oh yeah, tons of up charges.

Tags: late-night find
food1
ambience3
service2

disappointed

Dined on October 12, 2014

It had been years since I went to the Walnut, but the food was poor and the service was slow. I will not be going back.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Good times

Dined on October 5, 2014

Great experience. Sunday during football season. Allowed us to watch the out if town games. Really good beer and enthusiastic waitstaff

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Just like we remembered!!

Dined on October 4, 2014

Stopped by here before a CU Game. Chicken Nachos are to die for and Buffalo Gold is the best. Walnut Brewery is solid and always reliable!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service2

Not very good. A lot of beer choices bu ...

Dined on August 29, 2014

Not very good. A lot of beer choices but the food was cold and the service indifferent. Made me wish we had gone to the Rio.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4

Good Family Dining

Dined on August 2, 2014

My family (me, husband, 2 kids under 10) enjoyed our recent dinner at Walnut Brewery. With my Open Table reservation, we were seated right away (7pm on a Friday). Our server was friendly, had some helpful recommendations, and ensured our order was taken promptly. I really enjoyed the beer flight and my Bourbonzola burger was fantastic. The pizzas were good too. There were several larger groups dining at the same time we were there (crowded due to Ironman triathlon weekend in Boulder), but service was what I would consider normal and I did not notice any delay in food arriving to not only our table, but others as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for families and to those looking for a variety of good, local brews.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups
food2
ambience3
service5

disappointed

Dined on August 1, 2014

The food was mediocre, at best, especially for the price. Several menu items we enjoyed before were not on the menu.

food4
ambience3
service4

Good food, too noisy

Dined on July 20, 2014

The food and service was good and the staff friendly. We wanted to visit with friends and found this very difficult because the music, during the lunch hour, was much too noisy (even when we moved locations). would not go back again because of the noise (music).

food3
ambience4
service1

Serviceable Gastropub cuisine, I like th ...

Dined on May 16, 2014

Serviceable Gastropub cuisine, I like the nachos. Above average beers. 30+ visits, this is about as good as it gets. Also like Ft. Collins breweries and Lafayette's "The Post".

food1
ambience1
service3

no longer good

Dined on May 4, 2014

We were not happy. They were playing really loud obnoxious music and the food was bad. My husband's food was so salty he good barely eat it. We used to really like this restaurant. We're not planning on going back. It was fairly empty on a Saturday night so most people must have already figured this out.

food4
ambience4
service5

Very Good Salads

vip
Dined on April 23, 2014

I have ordered the cobb salad here many times and always enjoy it. They also have a great selection of beers. Our server was good-natured and attentive. Will definitely return.

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