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Walnut Brewery - Permanently Closed

4.0
4
210 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
Permanently Closed - 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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm / Friday - Saturday: 11am - Midnight / Happy Hour - Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm & 10pm - Close

  • Phone number

    (303) 447-1345

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Eric Hulme

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 210 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    So we arrived right as it started raining with a group of 6 adults and 3 children. Didn't have to wait long. Great atmosphere! The only downside was that the food took a very long time to come once ordered. Over 30 mins. But the waiter was great and gave us a discount for the wait. Also, considering the rain brought in several parties all at the same time, I was more understanding of the wait. The food was outstanding! I'd go back the next time I'm in Boulder!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Disappointed with the change to the Chicken and waffles plate. But still good service.
  3. SC

    SueC

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was excellent. Fun and friendly environment.
  4. l

    luv2eat

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Food was good. Service was terrible. The whole table didn't have a drink refill the entire time we were there. The waitress wouldn't even acknowledge we were talking to her.
  5. DD

    DrDave

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Very nice, large restaurant that is known for it's beer. And the beer is indeed very good, and should be explored. Service was very fast and efficient. The food was okay, but unexceptional. But this is a college town, and I would enjoy the great beer and have some bar snacks here anytime.
  6. CO

    COFoodie

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Family weekend lunch. Service was outstanding; server very pleasant and helpful; without being overbearing. Started with the pub pretzels and dip; very good. Two of us ordered cod fish and chips - good enough for pub food; two others ordered the salmon fish and chips and stated also good. Other had chicken fried chicken which she really liked. Will return.
  7. K

    Kelly

    Denver

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good hamburgers!! Excellent pizza too. We enjoy coming down to The Walnut Brewery and think it's The Best in town!
  8. r

    robm

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always good pub food. Great beers.
  9. g

    gfgirl

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Let me start by saying, the service here is fabulous. Our waiter was just attentive enough without being overly so, and he kept our beverages coming without our having to ask even once. The food, however, is another matter. My compatriots ordered the fish & chips and the salmon fish & chips. According to my family, the regular fish & chips was very soggy, which is indicative of the fish being fried at too low a temperature. It was cooked through, but soggy. The salmon fish & chips were severely overdone - it was very obvious visually, and they were dry. Personally, I have a celiac disease, and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable about which items I could or could not have, and many of the items can be modified to be gluten free. I ended up ordering the citrus kale salad, which wasn't the best choice. The dressing was nice, as were the toppings (e.g., cranberries, etc.), but the chicken was a tad dry. In addition, the kale still had the stems in it - I didn't expect this and halfway broke a tooth (I exaggerate, but you get the point). The kale stems were very hard, and the kale itself was quite dirty, such that you could feel the grains as you were chewing. The salad overall tasted good, but I don't think I would order it again. Now to dessert. They were very accommodating in treating the birthday boys to dessert. I cannot have the desserts personally due to my celiac disease, but the birthday boys elected to try the donut holes and the carrot cake. Reportedly, the donuts were a little over-fried, but still decent. They serve them with caramel sauce. The carrot cake, which is apparently made with their red ale (unusual, right?), was apparently exquisite. They make it in-house every day, and the birthday boys thought it was just fabulous. It's also HUGE, more than enough for two to share. Overall, I could see visiting this place again for dessert for someone else, and possibly to see what other items could be made gluten free. We shall see. ;)
  10. GL

    GLRyan

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Good food, nice atmosphere. Slow service. Make sure you have plenty of time to spend here for dinner.
  11. l

    lynnewrites

    Denver

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food2service2ambience4
    The waitstaff was pretty slow with a few easy requests but friendly. My husband loved his chicken & waffles & others in group liked fish & chips but my margarita pizza arrived cold, was not reheated but remade which took so long I could only have one bite before we had to go (concert) then too long to wait for a box so I left without it (which was ok since it strangely had tons of pesto on it making it not a marg pizza at all). if we come again, I'll order chicken.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Newly discovered this place. Pretty yummy with a varied menu and good atmosphere
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place for food and a brew. Great beers and helpful staff.
  14. M

    Meals

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    2nd time there. Group dining >10 and the service was outstanding. Great bar food along with specialty items. Ambience was exactly what we were looking for for the get together.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to the brewery for a celebration of our cousin's 90th birthday and they did it right. The waiter and other staff were excellent, food was very good and we were treated special. Have already shared our dinning experience with friends and will definitely return the next time we are in town. All the entree portions were large and well presented. The birthday carrot cake was outstanding, we all agreed it was the best we ever tasted.
  16. U

    Unique

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2017

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Some of the food was amazing (Bison Fajitas) some was fine but uninspired.
  17. JC

    jz4JC

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. Our server was courteous, professional and very helpful especially in describing menu options for a person with a garlic allergy. We celebrated New Year's Eve at Walnut Brewery and looking for forward to return for lunch or dinner.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Perfect atmosphere to watch a game and good for families. The service was excellent!
  19. E

    Elle

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was very satisfied! Enjoyed a couple of beers and a veggie burger, and everyone in the party enjoyed their meals, too. Prompt service.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable hardy food--informal family surroundings
  21. s

    shelby

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I had lunch with some friends. It is an open area, the food was good and prices reasonable. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. In all, we all had an enjoyable lunch there. There is an added bonus of a parking lot right across the street.
  22. KI

    KathyIce

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the fish tacos... brilliant putting a soft shell around a hard shell. Waitress made great beer recommendations for us. The very high ceiling made for good sound quality... I don't expect a brew-pub to be quiet... but one of the reasons we'll go back is because it's not so noisy you can't easily hear what your friends are saying.
  23. C

    Chrissy

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had s great experience and food was delicious!
  24. F

    Fay1

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They have regular Fish-n-Chips, but also a salmon version. Hoping they'll bring back the bison meatloaf. Still my favorite.
  25. AM

    AMC1

    Atlanta

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Typical bar food but a good value.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food; great service; and a very enjoyable environment. A perfect place to celebrate my oldest son's 21st birthday.
  27. SA

    ShellyA

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal here and loved the environment. We would definitely recommend this restraint.
  28. DS

    DonS

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    With so many great food choices in Boulder, Walnut Brewery does not stand up to the competition.
  29. J

    Jejsnow

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met some family friends who we hadn't seen for several years for lunch. It was the perfect spot.
  30. FF

    FoodieFan

    Denver

    205 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a cold beer and a delicious salad which is what we did and enjoyed everything! We were immediately greeted by the hostess who sat us promptly in a booth. Our server was attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. The beers were ice cold and that was welcome it being very hot outside. The Cobb salad was delicious with fresh and tasty ingredients. Highly recommend!
  31. M

    Michael

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The salmon fish and chips are always a winner. They have great brews, but seem to always run out of specials.
  32. TP

    TallPhil

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good solid food. Great beer
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food & beer were good. Was looking for a restaurant that was appropriate for an adult with three kids under 10 y/o, this restaurant fit the bill perfectly. Had kids menu, & crayons for kids.
  34. WM

    WilliamM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The customer service okay but not up to par considering the number of tables that were occupied. Food was quite tasty and quantity was very sufficient. The nacho appetizer was great for 4 people. We booked as a special occasion, birthday but there was no acknowledgement. Upselling was not utilized.
  35. f

    foodier

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    With our daughter at CU we visit the Boulder area at least twice a year, making sure to have dinner one night at the Walnut Brewery. The beers are stellar, the nacho appetizer is amazing and the burgers are satisfying. My son wishes to someday try the burgers, but can't pass up ordering the deeply comforting mac and cheese.
  36. AM

    AndrewM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The otherwise excellent fries were way over-salted. All members of the group agreed. I communicated this to the server when we paid the check. I may be a senior, but I still have the folk memory ability to add salt to my fries as needed using the salt cellar provided at the table. The kitchen does not have to do this for me.
  37. J

    Jenny

    Treasure Coast

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Decent choice of beer, food was "ok". Service was good. No kids menu if that's important to you.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent chicken and waffles on a cold rainy night!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 9, and with reservations ahead, we were seated right away. Food was excellent and the service was great, too.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken and waffles were great. My culinary consultant, Bella, was/ is great.

FAQs

Walnut Brewery - Permanently Closed is rated 4 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm / Friday - Saturday: 11am - Midnight / Happy Hour - Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm & 10pm - Close

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eric Hulme

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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