Walnut Brewery
Walnut Brewery

Walnut Brewery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.walnutbrewery.com/
  • Phone: (303) 447-1345
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Wednesday: 11am - 12am / Thursday - Saturday: 11am - 2am / Happy Hour, Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm & 10pm - Close / Happy Hour, Saturday & Sunday: 10pm - Close / Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Bill Cassel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Thursday Night Trivia 10pm Friday Night D.J. 11pm

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Boulder bus terminal is located two blocks east of the Walnut Brewery.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking garage directly across the street from the restaurant. 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.
A word from Walnut Brewery
Boulder’s Original Brewpub offers seasonal and traditional options for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch 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. Ask for a brewery tour, beer sampler, patio seat, or head straight to a table in the bar.
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Walnut Brewery reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (5)neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Nice fun spot to have a relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Nice fun spot to have a relaxing good dinner and a good local brew with family and friends. Great local spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely take a big appetite,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    Definitely take a big appetite, a regular when we visit the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brewpub in Boulder
    MikeHikeEatVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    We had dinner for 6 on a snowy evening. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and beer. Our waitress was very generous with samples of their beers on tap, which oddly enough made the choice more difficult because several were very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you enjoy Rock Bottom you'll
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    If you enjoy Rock Bottom you'll love it...same menu and beer selection
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and beer are always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    The food and beer are always good here. I especially love the buffalo fajitas!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer, pretty good pub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Great beer, pretty good pub food selection. Would go here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's back...the return of a classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    It's back to being one of our favorite casual, group gathering spots after the sterilization which followed the corporate takeover. Thanks to the return of the classic WB beers as well as the friendlier attitude of the staff we will continue to come back. The food was good pub grub and our server was very attentive and efficient although the restaurant was packed. He took care of the kids needs as well as the adults and we had a really nice evening. The front of house staff reserved the exact booth I was hoping for after reading my Open Table request and although we arrived early we were seated immediately even before our entire party had arrived. No hoopla about it at all. Thank you for listening to customer feedback and restoring WB
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere, Food hit or miss.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    The Walnut brewery is a nice big brewpub with a lively atmosphere. The steak and fires and fish tacos were good and the beer was good. The one low point was the appetizer: we ordered the tapas (hummus, tapenade, and tomatoes bruschetta-style with sliced herbed pita), and everything except the hummus was so drowned in sea salt it wasn't edible. After shaking salt off the bread, the pita and hummus was very good, but as a whole it seemed like someone had salted the dish twice before leaving the kitchen. The menu is good and expansive. With so many seats and so much turnover, a little more care in the kitchen is needed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lively restaurant suitable
    CASF
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    A lively restaurant suitable to groups of all ages. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the menu is simple, unique and can please a group with varied tastes and hunger levels. The buffalo dishes are interesting to out-of-towners and familiar dishes have a unique twist to them. Burgers are great and the macaroni and cheese is yummy with a kick of spice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New menu since the last time
    BikeRider41VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    New menu since the last time we were there. We were seated promptly at a table but requested a booth when one became available soon. I had the Tuscan chicken, it was good and ample portion. My wife had a sirloin which she liked. Usually we go there after football Games and stay with the burgers. Our waitress was nice and energetic. We will continue to go there, but since there are so many choices in Boulder it may be awhile. My one complaint. They have a beer card program. I lost my card, and still get emails from them. However when asking if theyncould bring up my account, they could not. And they didn't have any new cards to give out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been going to Walnut
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    I have been going to Walnut Brewery since it opened (about 20 years). It has been one of my favorite restaurants and has been a main reason we go to Boulder for dinner. Over the past few months, their quality has dropped dramatically. The switch to "generic" beers rather than their original ones was a very bad move. I will not go back to Walnut Brewery.
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  • Great for Friday afternoon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2011
    Great for Friday afternoon happy hour, we loved the ballpark pretzels and red ale. But it was very loud and kind of hot in the restaurant. Our server was friendly and did not rush us to turn the table over during a busy time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food, the best fajitas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2011
    Fantastic food, the best fajitas that I have had. Our server, Brow, was awesome. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food--and LOTS of it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2011
    EXCELLENT FOOD! However, keep in mind this is still a sports bar. Not for romantic evenings or special occasions--unless it's that special game you want to see with your buds. Large portions are big enough to share, except for those He-Men appetites. If you have the mashed potatoes, be sure to get the gravey. It's fabulous (if you like southwestern)!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server was personable and
    neilt
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    Server was personable and knowledgeable. Had fun there. Burgers were outstanding, Jambalaya was very good, but needed a little more zip. My fault for not requesting Tabasco.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always make it a point to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2011
    Always make it a point to eat here. Steak was great, beer ditto, service ditto. My wife did complain that her water glass wasn't refilled. I had no problem. Hope to make it back next time we are in Boulder, one of our favorite cities anywhere. Peter Gerdine Troy, New York
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good beer, reasonable prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Good beer, reasonable prices. The food has suffered a bit since they were bought, but overall still decent. Be sure to join the Mug Club, more beer, same price - that's tough to beat (free to join as well).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not gourmet food, but MUCH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Not gourmet food, but MUCH better than average pub fare at reasonable prices. And pretty darn good beer too!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taken over by a chain, menu reduced
    HunterWVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Has slipped since being taken over by a chain. Local favorites have been dropped from the menu, like the wonderful pork chop that brought me back time and again! The menu is now very ordinary and more limited (no vegetarian sandwiches, for instance) That said, the salad with salmon and the steak & fries we had were well prepared and the service was fine.
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  • Their Burgers are the Best!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    Burgers, burgers, burgers -- no one does them like Walnut Brewery. Try the bison alternative to beef for a slightly tastier and less fatty alternative -- do not pass up the opportunity to try the Bourbonzola burger sauce -- it makes the meal. We can't say enough for the seasonal ales and regular beer offerings. I can't help it but I love the Buffalo Gold the best so please always have that on the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food plus fresh beer
    Hambone
    Dined on 3/20/2011
    Good food plus fresh beer equals a good time. Nothing spectacular, but solid, basic stuff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Walnut is a great brewery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    Walnut is a great brewery and pub. Excellent wait staff. Excellent food with a solid menu. Kids of all ages love it. Always busy after 4 PM. Love going here for regular and special occasions. Their stout and brown on cask are superb.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service, and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Excellent service, and good food. On valentines day, the reservation was a must do, as we passed many people being told that they had a long wait, and went strait to a table.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding and polite service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/7/2011
    Outstanding and polite service. Great microbrew beers,ales,and stouts on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed Walnut Brewery from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/1/2011
    I enjoyed Walnut Brewery from the moment we walked in; we were seated quickly, greeted by our waiter quickly & allowed the time we wanted to consider the menu. Our waiter really knew what the dishes were & how they were made; answered our questions well. Food was excellent!! And the variety of the menu satisfied our entire party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A tale of new owners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/7/2010
    Great pub food and excellent beer. We are big fans of the WB. Our last experience was the first since the new ownership so we were a bit disappointed that the salads are about half the size they were before and far less interesting in terms of ingredients. Please don't take away those features which have made the WB a destination brew pub for so many of locals. The beer club usually means a bigger sized beer -- not so this last time. Our next visit will tell the tale of the new ownership style so do your best to stick to the formula which made us regulars at Walnut Brewery.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Walnut Brewery is a long
    JerryB
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    The Walnut Brewery is a long time favorite of ours. It was very busy due to the Christmas parade downtown, but they had our table reserved and we were seated immediately. That was a welcome surprise. The choice of gluten free entrees was good and the beer was excellent. All in all, a fun place for a casual dinner in Boulder
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Came for the beer(which is
    Bubba
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    Came for the beer(which is great) but the food was delicious! Waiter very helpful and fun!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2010
    The food was excellent. Our waiter was good...very funny. Overall great experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/3/2010
    Very disappointing because Salmon Fish and Chips no longer available. BAD corporate decision. Overall food was ok but portions were way too big. Beer exceptional.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had to wait 40 minutes for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/18/2010
    Had to wait 40 minutes for food, wasn't busy when we arrived. When we tracked down our server my husband asked "what about our food", she said I don't know , do you want me to go check on it" I ordered salad on the side , it didn't arrive like it , it was drenched in dressing, had to send it back.
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  • The food was really awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2010
    The food was really awesome. Super tasty. The service was poor. We probably waited 15 minutes after being seated before somebody came to get our drink order. Still a good experience though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2010
    The food was excellent and the service was great. On a busy Saturday night we made reservations for the 4 of us and it worked out beautifully. Although this restaurant is hard to have a conversation because of the noise level. Overall, it was a great experience!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding lunch specials--best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2010
    Outstanding lunch specials--best value in Boulder.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/20/2010
    The food was delicious and the wait staff was friendly and competent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Their micro-beers are outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2010
    Their micro-beers are outstanding, especially the brown and stout - waitstaff are personable, very efficient, and accommodating. Very solid menu, with something for everyone. Love it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a great beer selection,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2010
    Always a great beer selection, good food, great atmosphere (especially for those who want to watch sports while dining). The service however is not the greatest. If you're looking to have a low-key meal with a romantic partner or a few friends, I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really a fun dinner place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    Really a fun dinner place for a group to gather. Start with the huge plate of Nachos and beer. It is noisy and energetic but fun. TVs show sports. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably good, has never disappoint
    HunterWVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Reliably good, has never disappointed. Reasonably priced, good food selection, well prepared and presented, great beers, lively sports bar/pub atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went as 2 families with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2010
    We went as 2 families with kids. We found the food to be incredibly salty and the fried foods too greasy. The flavor was good, but we drank tons of water and even had to stop on the way home to buy bottled water as we were oversalted. This is a noisy place. If you want a private conversation, go somewhere else. That's not a judgment but it is a fact. Our waitress was very good and kept up with our many needs, with one exception. I was the only one of our group to have a cocktail instead of beer and I was never asked if I wanted another one, and I did. She was good with all the kids.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic