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Permanently Closed - Walnut Brewery

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210 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brewery
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Great for Lunch

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brewery, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 11pm / Friday - Saturday: 11am - Midnight /
Happy Hour - Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm & 10pm - Close
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Phone number
(303) 447-1345
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Hulme
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Neighborhood
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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.
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Public transit
Boulder bus terminal is located two blocks east of the Walnut Brewery.
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Special events & promotions
Please reach out to Scott Elias for any inquiries to large group events.
303-447-1345
selias@cwrestaurants.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on November 14, 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.

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3.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on September 12, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2015

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

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4.0Dined on August 24, 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.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2015

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

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3.0Dined on August 22, 2015

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

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4.0Dined on August 21, 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.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2015

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 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!.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2015

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

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4.0Dined on June 5, 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.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2015

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

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4.0Dined on May 21, 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.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 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!

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4.0Dined on May 9, 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.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 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!

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4.0Dined on May 1, 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!!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 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.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2014

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

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5.0Dined on November 14, 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.

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1.0Dined on November 1, 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.

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1.0Dined on October 11, 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on August 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.

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4.0Dined on August 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.

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2.0Dined on July 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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3.0Dined 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).

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3.0Dined on May 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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1.0Dined on May 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on March 11, 2014

Walnut was noisy but not distracting the food was good and pricing in line with expectations

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5.0Dined on March 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.

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4.0Dined on March 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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4.0Dined on February 28, 2014

Great service. Better than average food. Beer good. Nice atmosphere. Check it out. Worth trying if you haven't.

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