West End Tavern

4.4
261 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 261 people are saying
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Jeff
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

The Brussels Sprouts were tasty, the BBQ was good but cold, and I wish I hadn't poured the mediocre cold BBQ sauce over my food it made it worse. We ordered the rib and brisket platters, I think we would have been better off ordering the sandwiches instead, they looked good and hot, now I know why everyone was eating them except us. Lesson learned.

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MelR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Philly cheesesteak was no longer on the online menu. When we called we were told, yes we still have it. Got there and nope, no Philly. Still enjoyed ourselves.

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JustinS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The place has a coolness factor of being outside in a live part of town. Unfortunately, that is where most of the excitement ended because the food was mediocre. Had the burnt ends and they were severely dry and actually burnt so I think they took the name too literal. Fish and chips were good but for the price, left more to be desired. Kids food was meh. Service was good though so it saved from being trashed but confused at how this place had a 4.5 star rating to date when I booked.

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CUParent
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were there for CU Parent's Weekend with another family and our server was rude and ultimately refused to serve our table. The Manager was also accusatory and rude and I will be telling everyone I can about the horrible experience we had at this once respected and well known restaurant. Never going to even consider going there again.

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vipAbcdefghijhklmnopqrstuvw
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first server left without saying anything. After a while a new server took over our table and did a good job. Problem with the ambience, we were seated near a bus cart and there were a lot of bees at our table.

Overall the experience was still very good.

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AllisonL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brisket sandwiches! Butter cake was to die for!! Brussel sprout appetizer was delicious!! Awesome ambiance! Super crowded because it was family weekend. Expected long waits! Didn’t complain, but manager, Zach still took care of us, he went above and beyond!!!

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vipBoulderDave
Denver
65 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good food!! Pretty cool on rooftop, but propane heaters do the trick. Service was spotty, but only one server on the roof and place was busy. Probably the best barbecue in town!!! Be sure to go early to get some burnt ends!!

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Blaze
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had wings as appetizer. Excellent.
Had a lettuce wedge with blue cheese. Excellent. Had ribs. Meat was tough. BarBQ sauce was ok but not great. Would not get ribs at West End again.

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DBW14
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Should have a reservation as West End is very popular. Great Buffalo Chicken sandwich. Terrific selection of beers. Highly recommend.

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SuSang
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good bar food, especially fries. Server was patient with our changing group. Only issue was that diet coke was flat.

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Jeff
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great ambiance, and very helpful server. Had planned on getting burgers based on the reviews, but couldn't pass up the BBQ.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It took us about 30 minutes to get a drink, and service was very slow and unenthusiastic throughout the evening.food was fine, but they were out of pulled pork and cheesesteak at our 7:30 reservation. Pretty disappointing experience here.

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vipNewington
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We received a warm welcome and they immediately set to work on finding us the outdoor table we requested on their upper patio deck. Prompt service, excellent cocktails, and good food.

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JoeS
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took some out of town guests here for lunch and a stroll down the Pearl Street Mall.We had a Cobb salad, two orders of burnt ends, the bbq platter, a chicken club sandwich and an order os cooked Brussel sprouts for an appetizer. Everyone loved their food with the cooked Brussel sprouts being especially appreciated. Atmosphere was great with a well stocked bourbon wall behind the bar. Glad I chose this place to eat.

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vipTPTP
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good burgers. We ordered medium rare and they came out burnt to a crisp. Someone doesn't know how to use a griddle. The bacon was amazing, bread was good. They upcharged us three dollars on a side of aioli. Honestly the food tasted pretty good. We were imagining what it would be like there if they had the food prep and service in order. They'd be a must-visit bar in Boulder. Overall, still recommended for a sandwich and a beer.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Asked for the burger to be well done. It was pink on the middle. Otherwise it tasted good. Just wish it was well done. They forgot the tomato. Service was slow because of being short handed.

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vipJaneyy
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good delicious food and drinks. Service was very slow not sure if just short staffed that day or something else but not communicated why. Took over an hour to get our food from when we ordered it. Didn’t knock down to much for that as we have been there two other times and it wasn’t bad. Just wish we had been informed and maybe a complimentary drink for the very long wait.

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vipMemphisMich
Memphis/West TN
63 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Y'all were great. We would definitely return. Very accomodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Good we got a seat right away but once we got our food we knew why it wasn’t busy. None of us liked our dinners and we left our plates full. Our server was pleasant—not her fault. Wouldn’t recommend at all. Fish restaurant next door was very busy—I’d go there next time.

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vipAmyM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was really good. Especially as restaurants struggle to find employees…give them a break!

West End Tavern
Responded on August 21, 2021

Amy - We really appreciate you and this positive review. The struggle is real and we are trying our best. Thank you

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Crystal
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal, but the service was not well calibrated. Our server was well meaning. We ordered a large platter and had a hard time getting enough side plates or drinks refilled. It was all very verbal which made our conversation more focused on that than on each other. The finer points of service could be more closely attended to overall.

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GinoB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son and some friends from CU to dinner and they were able to accommodate a last minute change to our group…from 6 to 8, without missing a beat. The service was awesome and the food perfect. The cocktails were great and their whiskey selections are quite extensive. Would definitely recommend anything from the smoker and off the whiskey menu!

West End Tavern
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you Gino. Glad you all had a nice time.

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TaraM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The rooftop was very lovely for my out-of-state friends.

West End Tavern
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you we appreciate the nice review. Thank you Tara,

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AllenD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Went here for dinner while visiting Boulder. Food was tasty and wait staff friendly.

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DonF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good "pub" offerings, especially the happy hour choices. However, limited menu for a regular dinner. I would not recommend the bed brisket, as it was extremely fatty.

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vipJustbeinghonest
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was subpar. The restaurant is understaffed and the servers were uninterested, unenergetic, unaware of the menu, and unmotivated. I will not eat here again which is a shame because the food is actually good.

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jenniferg
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent the day on Pearl street and this was a great way to end the day! Great food and service. The rooftop dining was wonderful.

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TeresaM
Stuttgart Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was outstanding, especially the smoked brisket. Service was spotty, but not shocking for a busy Saturday night. The outdoor table where we sat was a wooden picnic table that got a little uncomfortable after an hour or so.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with an awesome rooftop dining experience.

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HannahM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster roll is seriously incredible! We loved the outdoor aspect no matter where you’re sitting in the tavern and the wait staff is super personable and a thrill to dine with!

West End Tavern
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you Hannah! The Lobster roll is the best!

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JeanetteJ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rooftop area was fun and the service at the upstairs bar while we waiting was great! Food was tasty and portions were large. The Galactic Lemonade yummy and refreshing!

West End Tavern
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you! We appreciate the review and support. This is so fantastic we are glad you enjoyed.

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vipBoulderDave
Denver
66 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best barbecue in Boulder. Rooftop ding is always a delight. Great food and attentive service

West End Tavern
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you BOULDERDAVE. We really appreciate you and your support!!!!

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vipKLo1106
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and great food!

West End Tavern
Responded on August 1, 2021

Thank you!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff! Food & beverage were excellent. We’ll be back!

West End Tavern
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience!

West End Tavern
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you !!!!

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RobG
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Burnt ends were the bomb! Cool vibes. Definitely will be back.

West End Tavern
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you Rob. We are glad you enjoyed.

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LauraC
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Had Brussels sprouts, burnt ends ( or something like that) they were so good. Brisket for dinner, also very good.

West End Tavern
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you Laura. We are so glad you enjoyed.

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vipSpeechfeet
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The falafel salad, lemonade, burnt ends and even the kids meal were so delicious. Great beer variety. Awesome spot for a casual lunch. Service was wonderful too.

West End Tavern
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for the nice review.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Great selection of BBQ options - delicious!! Drink and whiskey selections were wonderful. We enjoyed happy hour and then dinner.

West End Tavern
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed the BBQ. Hope to see you soon.

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LD12
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Terrible service, very average food. How do you mess up fish and chips?

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West End Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

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