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West End Tavern, Boulder, CO

West End Tavern

4.4
4.4
387 Reviews
$30 and under
American
West End Tavern, Boulder's iconic tavern and bourbon house, is open for curbside pick-up and delivery 7 days a week from 11:30am to 9pm. Order online and choose WeDeliver for to go. Our foodservice trained staff will deliver it to your car, contact-free, which means you can get booze delivered and your money goes directly to a local business and to our staff...so BONUS.

Or reserve a table for indoor and outdoor dining, 7 days a week from 11:30am to 8pm.

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West End Tavern has been serving up craft beer -- 20 on tap at all times -- for generations in Boulder, CO. For decades this tavern has been a spot for the community to congregate over fine beer and good eats! The West End Tavern hosts wonderful tasting events to broaden the horizons of valued patrons, introducing them to the exciting and dynamic world of craft beer.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 444-3535

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Engel

  • Catering

    West End Tavern specializes in feeding people. Whether it’s traditional catering for a handful or a large event, feeding hundreds with our fleet of mobile smokers is what we do. Private parties at our place couldn’t be easier to arrange whether you’re looking for a few tables or the run of the house. No matter whether you host your next event at your place or ours, we’ll work with you to assure an unforgettable experience for your guests. Our seasoned and courteous staff is up to the task and will tend to all of your guests’ needs.

  • Private party facilities

    West End Tavern has been a Boulder tradition for over 25 years.

  • Private party contact

    Events@thewestendtavern.com: (303) 444-3535

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Cross street

    9th & Pearl

  • Parking details

    There is metered street side parking located just in front of the restaurant, as well as public parking structures & 2 hour parking zones within a few short blocks. Parking garages are located at 11th & Pearl Street & 11th & Walnut - 2 blocks from West End Tavern.

  • Public transit

    The HOP bus drops off steps from our front door and the SKIP drops off three blocks from our front door. Taxi hub is one block east of West End Tavern.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 387 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boulder Area

    Good for Groups

  • Boulder Area

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Boulder Area

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Burrr. Didn't know we'd be sat outside. Other than that, awesome!
  2. B

    Breanne

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great value. Love the rooftop patio.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    They were out of every single beer on the menu.
  4. SR

    SandyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was ok - chicken was very dry. Our dessert was missing the ice cream ?
  5. MH

    MelodyH

    Denver

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Stopped here on our way to Estes Park for lunch. Four of us total. Two had the Buffalo Burger, one had the Swiss Mushroom Burger, and I had the Fish and Chips. Also split an roasted Brussels sprouts appetizer ( really good and just enough for the four of us). The Buffalo Burger and Swiss Mushroom Burger got rave reviews from my companions. I wish I could say the same about the Fish and Chops. Would give it 3 out of 5 stars. We sat outside in rooftop dining. Very comfortable and quite overall. The waiter was excellent and not a long wait to be served or seated.
  6. PD

    PDXMom

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    This was our second time visiting this establishment We were eating outside and there was a large party that was extremely loud. I had the smoked chicken that seemed like they didn’t smoke it. My wife had the brisket. I felt the rub was over powering.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love West End Tavern, and it’s been a while since we have gone there. But it’s amazing. The food is great, the view of the flatirons from the patio is awesome. The service is incredible. They work really hard to make sure everyone is getting their food and drinks in a timely manner, even when it’s busy. Tonight, it took a little longer because they were swamped. But all of the employees were so nice, and we didn’t feel rushed to get out even though it was busy.
  8. D

    Danno

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brisket was absolutely outstanding! Great drink choices and lively environment.
  9. BL

    BoulderLocal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Great waiter and service! Food was okay -- mahi mahi was dry, BBQ was just good. We sat outside which was a lovely open-air deck but a bit dirty.
  10. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good BBQ! The rooftop views are a little constricted. The server was unenthusiastic and didn't check back to ask how the meal was or pay much attention to us at all.
  11. MI

    MaggieInTheMtns

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good service and great food.
  12. a

    abbyj

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I won’t go back to this restaurant. Probably great for college kids but service was terrible, food was not
  13. NL

    NancyL

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good beef brisket and a wide selection of local beers. We enjoyed it! And very nice server and food came out quickly!
  14. BD

    BoulderDave

    Denver

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One our favorite establishments in Boulder. Great food and drinks and excellent service. We love dining on the rooftop. We had a burnt end appetizer, which was stunning. We shared a wedge salad and half rack of ribs. The salad was fair, but ribs weren’t very good. Nice flavor, but the ribs were not very meaty and I like them done enough where meat easily pulls off the bone. Not the case here. I’ll stick with the brisket or pulled pork next time!
  15. LB

    LucaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, and service excellent. Overall a good experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The place was packed but the service was excellent and the food was delicious. If you like burnt ends .. this is the place.
  17. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
  18. TG

    TheGuz

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time. Great food. We do miss smashed potatoes and boneless wings, but with enough cold Top Ropes I forget about it.
  19. s

    shellyh

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We loved the bourbon selection and the BBQ! The Carolina sauce was the best we’ve had.
  20. w

    wendyb

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The music is too loud to hold a basic conversation. The food is great but on the high salty side almost too noticeable/too salty.
  21. JS

    JennyS

    Hong Kong Islan

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Very busy, but great service. Thank you.
  22. KS

    KristiS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were surprised how much food came in the meat board for 4 people! We could have fed 8! Super delicious!
  23. BD

    BoulderDave

    Denver

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and attentive service. Nice selection of craft beers. The burnt ends are to die for!!!
  24. R

    Rudy12

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Dined inside.
  25. RA

    RAK1

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Butcher Board for two was great! Rooftop provided a nice view.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was great, service was sloowww, and it wasn’t overly busy. If you have plenty of time, great place.
  27. BA

    BrittA

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    A long time favorite while visiting Boulder, this year West End Tavern just didn't deliver. The ribs were tough, the mac and cheese dry (how??), and the service was just not great. Our server may or may not have been intoxicated, but they had to be asked multiple times for certain things and didn't re-fill the water on the table. I usually don't write a review for what just seems like an off night, but there were a number of things that made us think we may not be back.
  28. CH

    CarolineH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, great service. All around an awesome experience, always.
  29. EO

    EatOutOften

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a consistently great place to go. Service is super friendly and professional. Food is always reliable. The Blackened Mahi sandwich was superb!
  30. s

    scottw

    Louisville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will definitely go back again
  31. T

    Tweet

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roof top outdoor seating on a 90+ degree day and we were comfortable. Waiter kept our drinks coming and the delicious food was delivered quickly and correctly. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting a decent lunch….the Brussels sprouts are outstanding.
  32. VB

    ValerieB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! We were able to make a reservation and get seated on their rooftop terrace. The atmosphere was so lovely and laid back. The food was fantastic! I highly recommend the cornbread skillet - so good we got one to go. The watermelon salad and bbq brisket were melt in your mouth fantastic. Zack our waiter was great- he even went and hunted down a can of Cold Brew when we wanted coffee at the end of the meal- above and beyond.
  33. DB

    DBW14

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    JUL-IPA month is always special. On July 18 they had Pliny the Elder which made dinner extra special. Had the buffalo chicken sandwich which was excellent.
  34. BD

    BoulderDave

    Denver

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, especially the barbecue. Perfect service and wonderful ambiance in the upstairs space. One of our favorites
  35. j

    judym

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Great value lots of food for your money. Crowded entry way and no privacy. All around could hear every conversation.
  36. x

    xnyr

    Washington DC

    160 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Terrific BBQ and very nice salads. Also extensive Beer list, especially for IPA fans like us. Great service from Zak. And very pleasant to sit outside rooftop. All around perfect 4th of July dinner. We had the mixed platter of BBQ. If you have to pick just one, go for the Brisket, it was superb, as was the South Carolina golden BBQ sauce.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The brisket sandwich I had was primarily fat. There was maybe 1/4 of the sandwich actual brisket. The bread wasn’t toasted. All in all, the sandwich wasn’t good. The bacon cheddar burger my wife and kids had was good.
  38. S

    Shelby2022

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We have so loved the dirty chicken wings in the past but something has changed in the kitchen. They don’t taste smoked anymore and the spicy honey isn’t cooked into the wings as before and now more of a sauce on the side. The BBQ sandwich was cold but the fries were amazing. The best part was having David take care of us with his carefree and east going attitude and huge smile. Really enjoy the good vibes and atmosphere but the food needs an upgrade.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We are in the rooftop per our request and was a little hot but still a great experience. Our server was wonderful!!! Will definitely go again soon.
  40. AG

    AGorbold

    Denver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    New chef since the last time we went, greatly improved food, French fries were great and loved the improvements, def be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from West End Tavern using the Order Online button. West End Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 444-3535.

West End Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 387 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for West End Tavern

926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Additional information

  • Cross street

    9th & Pearl

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is metered street side parking located just in front of the restaurant, as well as public parking structures & 2 hour parking zones within a few short blocks. Parking garages are located at 11th & Pearl Street & 11th & Walnut - 2 blocks from West End Tavern.

  • Public transit

    The HOP bus drops off steps from our front door and the SKIP drops off three blocks from our front door. Taxi hub is one block east of West End Tavern.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Engel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 444-3535

  • Catering

    West End Tavern specializes in feeding people. Whether it’s traditional catering for a handful or a large event, feeding hundreds with our fleet of mobile smokers is what we do. Private parties at our place couldn’t be easier to arrange whether you’re looking for a few tables or the run of the house. No matter whether you host your next event at your place or ours, we’ll work with you to assure an unforgettable experience for your guests. Our seasoned and courteous staff is up to the task and will tend to all of your guests’ needs.

  • Private party facilities

    West End Tavern has been a Boulder tradition for over 25 years.

  • Private party contact

    Events@thewestendtavern.com: (303) 444-3535

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