Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

★★★★☆
  • 1535 Pearl St

    Boulder, CO 80302

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  • 303-546-0886

About Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Hours
Monday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 01:00 AM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 01:00 AM

Food

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I take friends to Mountain Sun when they come to Boulder because it epitomizes this town's hippie vibe. The food is delish and there are lots of veggie and vegan options on the menu. The home-brewed beer is also a huge hit - try the

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★★★★★

I take friends to Mountain Sun when they come to Boulder because it epitomizes this town's hippie vibe. The food is delish and there are lots of veggie and vegan options on the menu. The home-brewed beer is also a huge hit - try the

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These guys are known as the Beer Nazi's of Boulder. They are the biggest bunch of a-holes you will ever meet. They do have really good beer, but the food is only so-so, and the service is HORRIBLE. I have nothing against smoking grass, but when your waiter is so stoned that he forgets your order, half the time, you learn to avoid this place. STAY AWAY!

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★☆☆☆☆

These guys are known as the Beer Nazi's of Boulder. They are the biggest bunch of a-holes you will ever meet. They do have really good beer, but the food is only so-so, and the service is HORRIBLE. I have nothing against smoking grass, but when your waiter is so stoned that he forgets your order, half the time, you learn to avoid this place. STAY AWAY!

Cons: SERVICE

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I took my grandparents her for lunch and they loved it. I ordered a turkey sandwhich which was great...good bread. I love the ambiance, its relaxed and a little eclectic, but not too weird for the grandparents. Everyone was friendly and everyone I was with loved their food.

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★★★★★

I took my grandparents her for lunch and they loved it. I ordered a turkey sandwhich which was great...good bread. I love the ambiance, its relaxed and a little eclectic, but not too weird for the grandparents. Everyone was friendly and everyone I was with loved their food.

Pros: Great food, relaxed, friendly, layed back, healthy options, great for lunch

Cons: none that I can remember

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My wife works in Boulder and every so often I drive to Boulder from Denver to meet her for lunch which restricts our time frame. We came across Mountain Sun and were excited about the "Express Lunch Menu", which promises food in 10 minutes. We decided on our food and placed our order after having to inform our server the price and determining for ourselves what was all included on the plate. After twenty minutes we noticed that new tables had been served their food, so I asked a employee if they could check on our food, he did and came back to tell us that it was taking awhile because we had substituted French fries for chips on our orders (Which is an option on the menu). So he left again and after fifteen to twenty more minutes our food had not arrived and our original server avoided all eye contact and communication with us. Eventually I walked over to the server to let him know that we needed to leave and again I was given the French fry excuse. So we left with out having a manager speak to us and I dropped my wife off and left for Denver. I have worked in restaurants before and I know it doesn't take 40 minutes to make French fries.
I guess what I was most upset with was the way the staff insulted our intelligence with the excuses and fumbled to find an answer to our questions. And to my understanding the tipping policy for the servers is that all tips are pooled together by the staff, which makes me feel that many workers would take an apathetic approach to their job. I would like to think that a motivated staff of 8 or so would notice a couple sitting for such a long time with the a copy of the order ticket sitting on the edge of the table.
I see the Mountain Sun receives other great reviews, but don't expect me to waste my time when I come back to Boulder and for that matter I will not be visiting their new restaurant which is located in Denver, in my neighborhood next my favorite bar, the Thin Man.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife works in Boulder and every so often I drive to Boulder from Denver to meet her for lunch which restricts our time frame. We came across Mountain Sun and were excited about the "Express Lunch Menu", which promises food in 10 minutes. We decided on our food and placed our order after having to inform our server the price and determining for ourselves what was all included on the plate. After twenty minutes we noticed that new tables had been served their food, so I asked a employee if they could check on our food, he did and came back to tell us that it was taking awhile because we had substituted French fries for chips on our orders (Which is an option on the menu). So he left again and after fifteen to twenty more minutes our food had not arrived and our original server avoided all eye contact and communication with us. Eventually I walked over to the server to let him know that we needed to leave and again I was given the French fry excuse. So we left with out having a manager speak to us and I dropped my wife off and left for Denver. I have worked in restaurants before and I know it doesn't take 40 minutes to make French fries.
I guess what I was most upset with was the way the staff insulted our intelligence with the excuses and fumbled to find an answer to our questions. And to my understanding the tipping policy for the servers is that all tips are pooled together by the staff, which makes me feel that many workers would take an apathetic approach to their job. I would like to think that a motivated staff of 8 or so would notice a couple sitting for such a long time with the a copy of the order ticket sitting on the edge of the table.
I see the Mountain Sun receives other great reviews, but don't expect me to waste my time when I come back to Boulder and for that matter I will not be visiting their new restaurant which is located in Denver, in my neighborhood next my favorite bar, the Thin Man.

Pros: In theory, the "Exress menu" is a good idea, but so was Communism

Cons: Apathetic Workers

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I have loved this place for years! You used to be able to buy little pony kegs even on Sundays. Anyhow, the best beer is the Espresso Stout and their Amber although everything I have had there was awesome! Their nachos are truely tasty as well. A small plate is more than enough for two people and be sure to appreciate how flavourful the blackbeans are!!

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★★★★☆

I have loved this place for years! You used to be able to buy little pony kegs even on Sundays. Anyhow, the best beer is the Espresso Stout and their Amber although everything I have had there was awesome! Their nachos are truely tasty as well. A small plate is more than enough for two people and be sure to appreciate how flavourful the blackbeans are!!

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This place has it all - fun atmosphere, great beer and good food. It just feels like the right place to be at the end of a hard week. The look is very casual and the beer list is printed right on the wall. A lot of their beers are very high in alcohol content, which can be of great service after that hard week! The fish and chips are great, and so are the nachos - piled high on the plate! Bring cash - no credit accepted. Also, check out the Southern Sun in South Boulder for a larger setting (more of a restaurant feel) with all the same great stuff.

PROS: Great food, great beer, great fun
CONS: Sometimes a bit of a wait - this place gets crowded. Cash only.

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★★★★☆

This place has it all - fun atmosphere, great beer and good food. It just feels like the right place to be at the end of a hard week. The look is very casual and the beer list is printed right on the wall. A lot of their beers are very high in alcohol content, which can be of great service after that hard week! The fish and chips are great, and so are the nachos - piled high on the plate! Bring cash - no credit accepted. Also, check out the Southern Sun in South Boulder for a larger setting (more of a restaurant feel) with all the same great stuff.

PROS: Great food, great beer, great fun
CONS: Sometimes a bit of a wait - this place gets crowded. Cash only.

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This has been our favorite place for over 8 years.. it's just a wonderful, fun and great food place. All will enjoy it..
Great beer and wonderful people..

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★★★★★

This has been our favorite place for over 8 years.. it's just a wonderful, fun and great food place. All will enjoy it..
Great beer and wonderful people..

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Mountain Sun and Southern Sun are both great places to go for beer and burgers. Their Java Porter is excellent and so is the Raspberry Wheat for those who like lighter beers. The atmosphere is really laid back and has a very Boulderish feel. All of their food and beer is reasonably priced, but be warned - they only accept cash, so come prepared with money or an ATM card. This is a fun place to just hang out and drink beer as well as have dinner. Mountain Sun can sometimes be pretty crowded, so be prepared to wait on the weekends and at busy times. In my opinion, it's the best brewery in Boulder.

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★★★☆☆

Mountain Sun and Southern Sun are both great places to go for beer and burgers. Their Java Porter is excellent and so is the Raspberry Wheat for those who like lighter beers. The atmosphere is really laid back and has a very Boulderish feel. All of their food and beer is reasonably priced, but be warned - they only accept cash, so come prepared with money or an ATM card. This is a fun place to just hang out and drink beer as well as have dinner. Mountain Sun can sometimes be pretty crowded, so be prepared to wait on the weekends and at busy times. In my opinion, it's the best brewery in Boulder.

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The Sun was the first place I visited upon moving to Boulder. Reminiscent of a pub you might find on Haight & Ashbury, the sun grooves to its own vibe. The beer is some of the best in Boulder and the food is excellent and inexpensive. The service is quick and friendly and the crowd is ecclectic. It is even kid friendly with books to read and games for them to play. Everyone is welcome and will enjoy the Sun. Their are 2 Suns, one is in Boulder on Pearl St. and the other is in South Boulder off of Broadway. The only problem with either establishment is that they do not take credit/debit cards of any type. So bring cash or you will have to use the ATM in the back and pay the ATM's $2.00 tax.

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★★★★★

The Sun was the first place I visited upon moving to Boulder. Reminiscent of a pub you might find on Haight & Ashbury, the sun grooves to its own vibe. The beer is some of the best in Boulder and the food is excellent and inexpensive. The service is quick and friendly and the crowd is ecclectic. It is even kid friendly with books to read and games for them to play. Everyone is welcome and will enjoy the Sun. Their are 2 Suns, one is in Boulder on Pearl St. and the other is in South Boulder off of Broadway. The only problem with either establishment is that they do not take credit/debit cards of any type. So bring cash or you will have to use the ATM in the back and pay the ATM's $2.00 tax.

Pros: Brews, Food, Atmosphere

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unassuming place - the eclectic in me liked the hippie focused original art and textiles. server was nice. mouthwatering cup of chilli with homemade blue torila chips for $2 filled me up - then had the half sandwich (turkey pesto rocks) and spinach salad. the kind brew is really good - so is the rasberry wheat. for 13.00 - i had more food than i could eat and two of the best brews i've had in boulder. go there. it is worth your time - and probably worth twice as much money as it costs

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★★★★★

unassuming place - the eclectic in me liked the hippie focused original art and textiles. server was nice. mouthwatering cup of chilli with homemade blue torila chips for $2 filled me up - then had the half sandwich (turkey pesto rocks) and spinach salad. the kind brew is really good - so is the rasberry wheat. for 13.00 - i had more food than i could eat and two of the best brews i've had in boulder. go there. it is worth your time - and probably worth twice as much money as it costs

Pros: flavor, earthiness, price

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I have to say, my favorite microbrew around. Their Colorado Kind is fantastic. A wonderfully hoppy American Pale Ale with great hop aroma. Their Java Porter, just incredible. To be honest, I have sample almost all of their beers and have not found a single beer that does not qualify as top in it's class. I recommend trying whatever they have on the Nitro tap that month. It gives the beer a better mouth feel and really is a great way to carbonate beer.

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★★★★★

I have to say, my favorite microbrew around. Their Colorado Kind is fantastic. A wonderfully hoppy American Pale Ale with great hop aroma. Their Java Porter, just incredible. To be honest, I have sample almost all of their beers and have not found a single beer that does not qualify as top in it's class. I recommend trying whatever they have on the Nitro tap that month. It gives the beer a better mouth feel and really is a great way to carbonate beer.

Pros: Beer, Food , Service

Cons: too many beer options, not where I live

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Don't let the overly-stereostped editorial review deter you. This place is for all kinds of people. The food is creative and the beer is wonderful. The service is somewhat layed back -a good thing. They let you enjoy your meal without being pretentious.

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★★★★★

Don't let the overly-stereostped editorial review deter you. This place is for all kinds of people. The food is creative and the beer is wonderful. The service is somewhat layed back -a good thing. They let you enjoy your meal without being pretentious.

Pros: Beer

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Mountain Sun is the perfect place to go with some friends to have some great brew. They have the best beer. The food is pretty good too. You'll usually have to wait awhile for a seat, but i believe they just opened up a new restaurant called Southern Sun down on Table Mesa.

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★★★★★

Mountain Sun is the perfect place to go with some friends to have some great brew. They have the best beer. The food is pretty good too. You'll usually have to wait awhile for a seat, but i believe they just opened up a new restaurant called Southern Sun down on Table Mesa.

Pros: Chazz Cat Rye, Quinn's Golden, Pesto Turkey

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Mountain Sun has been my favorite restaurant since I moved to Boulder 3 years ago. Contrary to what one might believe, it's one of the few places in town to get a reasonably-priced vegetarian meal and have several options as to which meatless dish to order. They have options ranging from Mexican fare to pizza to sandwiches, soups and salads. A bonus to the wonderful food is their selection of Boulder-brewed beers. My favorite is Java Porter, a dark beer brewed with coffee. The only complaint I have with the restaurant is that it is small, and one usually has to wait at least 20-30 minutes for a table, and there is no space to wait comfortably, as it is packed and difficult to even stand. But they are about to open a new location in Boulder, which will hopefully cut down on the wait time at the original location.

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★★★★★

Mountain Sun has been my favorite restaurant since I moved to Boulder 3 years ago. Contrary to what one might believe, it's one of the few places in town to get a reasonably-priced vegetarian meal and have several options as to which meatless dish to order. They have options ranging from Mexican fare to pizza to sandwiches, soups and salads. A bonus to the wonderful food is their selection of Boulder-brewed beers. My favorite is Java Porter, a dark beer brewed with coffee. The only complaint I have with the restaurant is that it is small, and one usually has to wait at least 20-30 minutes for a table, and there is no space to wait comfortably, as it is packed and difficult to even stand. But they are about to open a new location in Boulder, which will hopefully cut down on the wait time at the original location.

Pros: excellent beer, friendly staff

Cons: wait to be seated, no space to wait, no room for strollers

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Great food, Great music, Great people. Mountain sun shines in every way!

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★★★★★

Great food, Great music, Great people. Mountain sun shines in every way!

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Mountain Sun is my favorite place for a laid-back meal with great beer and atmosphere. Don't miss the games and free music on Sundays. Grilled cheese with pesto and a chocolate stout make me happy.

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★★★★★

Mountain Sun is my favorite place for a laid-back meal with great beer and atmosphere. Don't miss the games and free music on Sundays. Grilled cheese with pesto and a chocolate stout make me happy.

Pros: relaxed, great food, great beer

Cons: crowded Sun pm

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Boulder is a town overflowing with great beer, and Mountain Sun is one of its best suppliers. This tiny little brewpub---complete with charming tie-dye and Grateful Dead motifs---churns out an incredible range of top-quality beers for a…

 

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