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West End Tavern, Boulder, CO

West End Tavern

4.4
4.4
414 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

10:30 PM


Booked 35 times today

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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 Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 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

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What 414 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Boulder Area

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  • Boulder Area

    American

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  1. JG

    JonG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, service and ambience!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    typical bar, a little overpriced in my opinion but overall good experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    We had brisket, pulled pork and ribs. All were excellent.

    West End TavernResponded on February 1, 2023Thanks so much for taking the time to review we greatly appreciate the feedback! I will be sending you a private message to talk more about your experience. Hope to see you soon! -Angie, GM

  4. AV

    AVLFoodie

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    We were seated next to a sliding glass door . It was freezing. We requested to move to another table but we’re denied despite two open tables next to us that remained open the entirety of our meal. My Moscow mule order was not placed. When it was finally brought to the table it could have passed for a margarita it had so much lime in it. Couldn’t taste the ginger. The ribs were overcooked. Sadly this establishment has declined. The BBQ used to be so good

    West End TavernResponded on February 1, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your review we greatly appreciate the feedback and take it very seriously. We will be reaching out to you privately to discuss your experience further. Thank you so much again for taking the time to write! -Angie GM

  5. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Very good. Had the Buffalo chicken sandwich. Very big and not dry. Had a side of macaroni and cheese which was very filling. Overall a good place in a nice part of town.

    West End TavernResponded on January 20, 2023David, Thanks so much for the 4 stars!! I love our buffalo chicken sandwich too!! Glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Hope to see you soon!! -Angie, GM

  6. b

    boulderfood

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Happy Hour drinks and food were excellent. Plenty of good service.

    West End TavernResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks so much for the 5 stars!! Spo glad you enjoyed your service and food! Hope to see you soon!! -Angie, GM

  7. EK

    EyalK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was good. Service was fine. It’s not as high end as it seemed from the website. Mainly another bar with a few entrees and mainly sandwiches. The beef brisket I had was mainly fat…

    West End TavernResponded on January 20, 2023Hello Eyal, Thanks so much for taking the time to write to us, we greatly appreciate it! I'd like to speak with you further about your experience, because less than perfect is not what we want any of our guests to experience. I'll message you personally to discuss further. Thanks so much again! Looking forward to connecting with you. -Angie, GM

  8. KA

    KATHI

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never been to the West End Tavern, and was delightfully surprised. The food was excellent and the service was great. l had the brisket and it was superb, as was my husband's Fish and Chips. The Hungry Toad has been our "go to" quick restaurant, but they changed the menu so we decided to try something new. I think that West End will be our new "go to" restaurant! Thanks for the great meal and service!

    West End TavernResponded on January 20, 2023Hello Kathi!! I am so elated to hear you had such a great time that you have changed your go to Boulder restaurant! That makes us feel so great!! Next time your in let the host know I'd love to thank you in person!! -Angie, GM

  9. S

    Sparky

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    From a supper on a friday night, Dining on Main floor better than upstairs which is basically a sports bar. Service was poor, inattentive. Food was "ok". Very noisy upstairs, difficult to carry on a conversation. Lots of better places to meet and eat in Boulder.

    West End TavernResponded on January 20, 2023Hello Sparky, Thanks so much for taking the time to write to us we greatly appreciate it. I'd love to talk with you further about your experience if you are willing, I will send you a private note to hopefully set up a time to chat. Thank you so much again and I look forward to connecting with you.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Stopped by for Happy Hour on a Friday afternoon after shopping on Pearl Street. Had a decent Cosmo and crispy Brussels sprouts from the Happy Hour menu. Added fish & chips and burnt ends to make it a meal. Food was very good and well portioned (we had sprouts and fries left to take home). Place was busy and a bit noisy, but a good value on the west end of Pearl.

    West End TavernResponded on January 20, 2023Thanks so much for the 5 stars!! I'm so glad you had a great experience!! Hope to see you soon!! -Angie, GM

  11. MA

    MeredithA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    We have eaten here a few times and it's pretty much always the same: very good food (pub-like, but with a twist) but not great service. It doesn't stop us from going there, so not sure that's really any incentive for their servers to be better trained................Prices are decent, but it can get a little loud in there so keep that in mind when bringing people (not great for intimate conversation.)

    West End TavernResponded on December 8, 2022Hello Meredith, Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us, we greatly appreciate your feedback. I'd love to talk further about your experience, here is my phone number 3012667971. Would love the chance to talk!

  12. AA

    AmandaA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, service was great up until we got our food they never came back to check on us, get more drinks, ask how food was, etc. had to stop someone to get the check

    West End TavernResponded on December 8, 2022Hello Amanda, Thank you for taking the time to write to us, your feedback is in valuable to us. I'd love to talk further about your experience, here is my phone number 3012667971. Please reach out at your earliest convenience.

  13. AP

    AndrewP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and vibe. I will definitely be returning soon.

    West End TavernResponded on December 8, 2022Hey Andrew! Thanks for the great review!

  14. J

    Jimbo

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    We felt like we were in the kitchen not a tavern. Avoid the back section on the first floor. The back door was open and very drafty and cold. We all wore our coats through dinner. Food was good not great.
  15. BM

    BradM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Very mediocre food..dry and a bit flavorless. Had the jalapeño burger, bbq pork sandwich and fish sticks. Daughter liked the fish sticks so w shave them an extra star. Waiter was great! But overall service was a little slow. Old fashioned was good. Front desk, less than happy to be working. Not a great spot and confused on the high ratings it does have.
  16. RT

    RTL1

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food all around. BBQ, mahi sandwich, wings, fries, pickles… everything was great.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Appreciated the effort to secure our table despite the outdoor rooftop being closed due to strong gusting winds .
  18. ML

    MikeLeo

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We ordered a couple of drinks, corn ribs, a beef brisket plate and a half slab of ribs. The beverages could have been better. The corn ribs had good flavor, but they were not the easiest to eat. The brisket was slightly above average, although it needed a lot of barbecue sauce to make it taste good. The ribs were the same quality as the brisket. The cornbread muffins were the best, a proper southern kind of savory. Overall, the food was decent, but it was overpriced and nothing to write home about. The service was unfortunately very disappointing. While there were plenty of tables available, we were given a table on the 2nd floor that received a strong draft of cold air from outside, was in the middle of foot traffic from and to the 1st floor, and next to floors that shook every time people walked past our table, which happened every 15 seconds. Despite being right in the middle of foot traffic, our server did not have any interest in actually serving us. He took our drink and starter orders and brought our drinks to our table very quickly. The corn ribs were served to us by somebody else quickly as well. It was a decent start. But then our server, who was standing and talking to his coworkers for 10 minutes, never bothered to take our main course orders. Somebody else, a 3rd person, noticed, so she took our orders. A 4th person served us our plates, but she didn't ask if we want more to drink. A 5th person took our empty glasses but also didn't bother to ask if we wanted more to drink or water refills. After we finished, we sat there for 10 extra minutes before our server finally came back to ask if we were done and then took our plates... again, not asking if we wanted more to drink. We sat there for another 5 minutes before a 6th person asked us if we wanted the check. A 7th person brought our check to our table, took it back and then processed our payment. Our server, who was 10 feet from us, didn't acknowledge us as we left.

    West End TavernResponded on November 6, 2022Hello Mike, Thank you so much for your feedback and I appreciate you sharing your experience and giving us opportunity to improve. I'll be messaging you privately to remedy the situation. Thank you, Angela, General Manager

  19. BD

    BradleyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere and they took such good care of us! The GM and our server were amazing!!!
  20. MI

    MarkI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ribs were great! Meat fell off the bone. Brisket sandwich was some of the best brisket ever! Great old time tavern feel.
  21. P

    Producto

    Denver

    56 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    Cold unexpected outdoor seating. There was no indication when making our reservation that we would be sitting outside on a top deck area with a good breeze. We were cold and uncomfortable. There were no indoor tables and we needed to eat.
  22. PP

    PeggyPi

    Denver

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration was Sooo fun we never wanted to leave! Food was great but the service was OUTSTANDING!!!
  23. M

    Momof3

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great bbq and bar food. Nice atmosphere although we were the table closet to the prep kitchen, I think there is a rooftop I'm sure it's nice up there and the bar area is cozy. Servers were attentive and fun.
  24. CS

    CorrieS

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! Love the rooftop!
  25. o

    obarwell

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great lunch - early for the full scene tho
  26. NY

    NateY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our quickest meal of the whole week in Boulder Enjoyed the beautiful rooftop patio. Would definitely recommend!
  27. KD

    KateDetroit

    Detroit

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The West End Tavern is a fine, but not great place. I had pulled pork and it was nicely cooked and prepared but I didn’t like the selection of BBQ sauces. My friend had the fish and chips and liked it a lot. The fries are amazing as is the cole slaw. I would have rated this a 4 except for the BBQ sauce and it took 15 minutes or more for someone to wait on us. Service was fine after that. Don’t order the Malbec. It’s not good.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

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

    Bree

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

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

    SandyR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

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

    MelodyH

    Denver

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 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.
  33. PD

    PDXMom

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. MI

    MaggieInTheMtns

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good service and great food.
  39. 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
  40. 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!

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 414 OpenTable diners.

West End Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 35 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 Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 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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