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
17 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
75% 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
  • Thursday
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Family Dining
    Ironmate
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    cleo
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was mediocre, at best, especially for the price. Several menu items we enjoyed before were not on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, too noisy
    artgecko
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 127 reviews are from the Walnut Brewery reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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".
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no longer good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
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  • Very Good Salads
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Boulder Pub
    LaurieS
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Walnut was noisy but not distracting the food was good and pricing in line with expectations
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and beverages have
    GourmetGal
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food and beverages have been consistently good. This time, though, the service was outstanding. The server appeared at just the right time and was very pleasant and helpful. Had not been to WB in years but will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and beer...
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We have dined at Walnut Brewery many times and it is consistently very good. This past time was very enjoyable- we enjoyed a variety of foods and the service was excellent. They also have a great selection of beers. Will definitely return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service. Better than
    DanoVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great service. Better than average food. Beer good. Nice atmosphere. Check it out. Worth trying if you haven't.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    Grandma48
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Walnut Brewery is a good place for a quick bite or brew. Happy Hour prices are great. Carrot cake is to die for!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    help
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Hope you can fix my mistake-previous review was meant for Cheesecake Factory, we didn't have a reservation!!! The Walnut Brewerey was great, typical good, personal Boulder service, suggestions as to menu items, good service, etc. Sorry if they get the review for the Cheesecake Factory.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was really good.
    GreatEats1200
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The food was really good. Ordered the pulled pork sandwiches quickly feel in love. The other person I was with ordered the Santa Fe salad also delicious. The brownie was a great ending to the lunch. The service however was poor we had to wave multiple times at our waiter to get refills and to order dessert and to get our check. Our server didn't ask if we wanted to order until 20 minutes after being seated and then never asked how our food was after we got our food. Thank god the food was so good it made of for the awfulness of the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    Jjxjcjysntnzkgj
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Making reservations online was really convenient but having to call you back to confirm my reservation was not.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marginal at Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I'm not sure how you get to a 4 or 5 star review for this restaurant unless you are there to drink beer. We went there to eat with my son at CU based on the greater than 4 star review average; and average is what the food is. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great either. I had the fish and chips, which again, was okay. My wife had the enchiladas, which were a very small portion, even for her. My son had wings, which looked like they were cooked and then had the sauce poured on to drown them. I like a lot of sauce, my son doesn't, they should be tossed and then plated so they weren't swimming in a 1/4 inch of sauce. All in all, go here to drink, not eat, unless you need some bar food with your beer.
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  • New Year's Eve
    suzie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food, table location and service were really great and fun. Recommend for all ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sandwich orders left wanting
    luv2dine
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Recommend with reservations. All sandwich orders were just so-so, and fries were only warm. The pasta dish was the best order placed-no complaints.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good option for indoor tailgate!
    dagunk1787
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We went to WB for the CU game when the temp was going to be in the 20's. We had a large group and the service was great. We were pleasantly surprised to find happy hour prices on drinks and food on a Saturday to boot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and beer
    BigJimGunbarrel
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Reservations for seven worked extremely well. Buffalo faitas were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed the food, but our
    HappyDCDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We enjoyed the food, but our server was not very attentive. Good for a Broncos game with a great happy hour!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beers. Food consistently
    Grandma48
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Great beers. Food consistently good ( though not gourmet). Wifi availability is a plus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A variety of food among the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    A variety of food among the 6 of us. Overall good, not exceptional. Our server, Kristen, made the day, with excellent service and a friendly smile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Take Out-of-Towners
    Doug
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Took the in-laws here on a Friday night. Good food and good beer - everything you would expect from a micro brew place. A little crowded around dinner time, so make a reservation if you can. We did and walked right in.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hopping place
    FarmerJer
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Great food and beer with noisy fun. Will be looking forward to next visit. I recommend making a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walnut Brewery is great
    justme
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    We dine at Walnut Brewery often. The menu has a ton of offerings for everyone. The food is consistently good, and the service is awesome. We don't always order from the dinner menu, but from the appetizer menu. We order a bunch of different ones and each is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    GVAGlenview
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    As expected, they had a great selection of beers and the food was pretty good as well. I wouldn't necessarily send recommend Walnut just for the food but with a great beer selection, an energetic/fun environment and outstanding wait staff service, I do recommend this place. A shout out to our server Tony who provided outstanding service and had a great/fun attitude that added to our enjoyment for the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful in every way!
    KinConifer
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Awesome food. Employees were the best. A little loud, but a great place to watch a game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a Must-Go
    FrontrangeFoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Our server was efficient and attentive. That's the best thing I can say about the Walnut. The ales were uninspiring; the mess on the floor around our table was unapplealing and smelly; and overall, the food was poor. We sampled some pub grub as well as salads. One bright spot, though this rating is relative, was the artichoke dip. Everything else was not worth the time, money, or calories. Sorry Walnut. We wanted to like you.
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  • Not worth your money
    koalaVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    I hadn't been here in 20yrs, but we went here as someone in our party preferred pubs, and I remembered it being pretty good. They mentioned that they had gone their once before but left without ordering due to slow service, but we thought we'd give it another chance. Unfortunately what I encountered was a couple young girls (hostess and waitress) with attitude and little desire to be helpful. I literally got a scoff from the waitress when I asked if they had a gluten free menu or could guide me on which items would be gluten free. They must be the last restaurant in Boulder and the Denver Metro who doesn't accommodate this kind of request. Ultimately our table felt the food was fine, but no one was overly excited. Won't be going back.
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  • Great menu~
    JRfromMN
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Great brew pub with a nice selection of food. We tried the Buffalo tacos and the Smoked Salmon Fish & Chips and they were both wonderful. This was a great spot for a family with young kids as well - enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returned after a long absence
    ReturingSoon
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    It has been several years since we have eaten at the Walnut Brewery. When my husband recommending inviting our neighbors out to dinner we thought this would be a great change. Even on a Wednesday night the place was full but not overcrowded. The beers were great and the food a real treat. You would think a hamburger is just a hamburger but not at the Walnut Brewery, they still remember how to do it up right. I made my meal out of the appetizers, enjoying the Tuna that tasted as fresh as if I was on the Florida coast and the spinach/jalapeno cheese dip (yummmmmmmy). The server gave us just the right amount of attention. We won't stay away so long next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    Gina
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    I loved the beers and food! We were just visiting Boulder and were told to head here. I would definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot to have fun with friends
    pblesf
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Good variety of beers and other drinks, as well as a different approach to american food. Service was friendly, and the food came incredibly fast. It's a little bit on the pricey side, but I'll definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I should have done more research to have known that this is essentially just a Rock Bottom. While that is just fine, I wanted something local and fun. It is definitely a chain restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Walnut Brewery
    beerman
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Great food and beer. Noise level is intolerable. We specifically asked in the reservation request to be seated at the quietest place in the restaurant. They put us right in the middle of an extremely noisy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hosted a business group abd
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Hosted a business group abd enjoyed the beer, sports and food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The IPA was great, mild and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    The IPA was great, mild and less hoppy, I really enjoyed it and my Buffalo Burger was fabtastic.
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  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We had a great experience. The atmosphere is nice and the staff, food, and beer was excellent! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good, but the
    Mark
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    The food was good, but the tuna salad was swimming in dressing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic