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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Pub, Brewery, and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Boulder, Boulder
  • Carl F.
    "Don't miss Stout month in February!!"(7 Tips)
    Jason G.
    "The girl scout stout on nitro is superb."(6 Tips)
    Tom H.
    "My favorite is the Java Porter, but there's plenty of variety here."(4 Tips)
    C R.
    "Free beer samples and outrageously delicious food served daily!"(6 Tips)
145 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • burgers
  • nitro
  • french fries
  • blackberry wheat
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  • ana r.
    ana riveraNovember 3
    Melted cheese
  • Jen C.
    Jen CunninghamOctober 23
    Good food and beer. Their fries are like fair fries. Also, it’s cash only (they have an ATM on site).
  • Paola M.
    Paola MckeeSeptember 4
    Customer service is AMAZING! Great beer and we got a free basket of fries and beer samples while we waited for our table. This place is awesome!
  • C R.
    C ReyMarch 2
    This is a destination spot on Pearl Street. Free beer samples and outrageously delicious food served daily! Cash only and bring plenty. You could hang out for awhile day or night.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LorenzenFebruary 24
    great food and live music - not to mention the beer!
  • Sonja
    SonjaNovember 29, 2016
    Good vegan options! Tempeh Reuben sandwich was delicious!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole StahleckerOctober 17, 2016
    Great veggie burger and house made soups. Staff is super friendly
  • Georgia L.
    Georgia LuddeckeOctober 9, 2016
    We were blown away by how fun and friendly the staff was! Great beer and tasty fries too 😉
  • Katy
    KatyAugust 26, 2016
    Cash only. They have an ATM though (only $1 fee)
  • Jason C.
    Jason CurtisAugust 16, 2016
    The wait staff and brewery ate unreal. Perfect customer service and great beer.....oh the food? Awesome!!!
  • Ryan Z.
    Ryan Zhang 🤪July 21, 2016
    Cheap food for huge portions. Also great beer selection
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BaldwinJuly 17, 2016
    Great beer, excellent food; better than we even anticipated.
  • Mohsen A.
    Mohsen Al AwadhiJuly 8, 2016
    Love this place, probably its know most for its breweries, but the food here is great too.
  • Dustin W.
    Dustin Wyse-FisherJune 11, 2016
    Great variety of beers, good things to keep kids busy, and great food.
  • Marg1e
    Marg1eJune 3, 2016
    Great vibe. Friendly staff. Awesome burger.
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoFebruary 12, 2016
    A Boulder institution. Excellent craft beer & food. Don't miss Stout month in February!!
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChaitJanuary 24, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Cash only. But still worth it!
  • Shawna O.
    Shawna OrganisciakJanuary 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    raspberry or blackberry wheat and french fries!
  • George S.
    George SquibbDecember 21, 2015
    Beer, duh. And the fries.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneNovember 15, 2015
    Some of the best beers from the nicest people. Don't make the mistake of not ordering cheese fries.
  • Nikki
    NikkiNovember 4, 2015
    Word to the wise, have cash on hand. No credit cards accepted here. And don't let a possible wait get you down. Head over to the bar for free beer samples to find your perfect match.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CardozoOctober 29, 2015
    Cash or check only!
  • Jacobee G.
    Jacobee GeeSeptember 28, 2015
    Try the Grey Poupon, it's amazing!
  • Peter O.
    Peter OrganisciakSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Not just a pub, food is good and it's a great lunch option.
  • Cristina G.
    Cristina GonzalezAugust 26, 2015
    Lovely brewery. Great great food. Get the basil burger and you won't regret it. Every beer is carefully and deliciously crafted. Hey. Cash only!!
  • Rowan Q.
    Rowan QuirkJuly 27, 2015
    The fries are to die for
  • Brent G.
    Brent GatewoodJuly 24, 2015
    Very good craft beer. Enjoyed the grilled cheese as well. Go with the IPAs!
  • adam s.
    adam shaneJuly 22, 2015
    Delicious burrito with green chili. Love this place!
  • Jessie R.
    Jessie RJuly 8, 2015
    Cash only!
  • Taylor B.
    Taylor BarnettMay 28, 2015
    Great people, great pub food, and wide selection of their own beers
  • Krista V.
    Krista VogelMay 12, 2015
    The Isadore Java Porter is to die for! Cash only, but they have an ATM, and even say they'll mail a self-addressed envelope to your home if you don't have cash or check on you. Now THAT'S service!
  • John D.
    John DohertyApril 25, 2015
    Friendly people, awesome beer, decent food.
  • Jason F.
    Jason FryApril 1, 2015
    Food, beer, and service were all amazing. We want to go back before leaving town!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FryApril 1, 2015
    Food and beer were excellent, as was the service!
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas MorenoMarch 13, 2015
    I got the famous fries and the pollo asado burrito it was all on point super fresh! Very happy for the wait, had free beer samples and will for sure do it again.
  • Jim P.
    Jim ProsserFebruary 21, 2015
    Always seems to be packed. Great beers and vibe. February brings the Chop Month competition and Stout Month.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaJanuary 19, 2015
    Great place to kick back and try some local beer. Place is small and tight.
  • Eugene W.
    Eugene WanDecember 1, 2014
    If you're looking for some comfort food in the form of a sloppy, delicious burger, this is the only place to go in Boulder.
  • Misty H.
    Misty HamiltonNovember 21, 2014
    Lib is such a fast & sweetheart waitress. Great service and brought us free samples to see what we wanted!! Definitely will return!!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SwappNovember 2, 2014
    The burgers here are stupid good. Highly recommend the junk burger and all of the beer is locally brewed.
  • Guy T.
    Guy TortoriciOctober 16, 2014
    The brews!
  • Lee M.
    Lee MovicOctober 8, 2014
    Cash only, super homey. Really big portion on the 'small' fries. Clevelanders: think "Tommy's" with beer.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BraySeptember 20, 2014
    Cash only but worth the trip to the bank
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MaloneySeptember 20, 2014
    Bison burger
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BjorklundSeptember 17, 2014
    Beer! Space Oddessy Stout is amazing!
  • Kiel B.
    Kiel BrunnerAugust 24, 2014
    The connect four games can get pretty intense.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KleinAugust 21, 2014
    Good food. Very understaffed. Beer samples. Very loud.
  • Alyssa P.
    Alyssa PelletierAugust 18, 2014
    Stout month ftw!
  • Sarah Jane G.
    Sarah Jane GriesemerAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes it's a brewery (that I hear is excellent) but I'm here for the food. Best fresh fries in Boulder, great burgers and really tasty daily special sandwiches and salads.
  • Herman G.
    Herman GouriAugust 17, 2014
    Beer is great. The burrito was good. And the service was shit, but that was mostly down to the stoned, rude server we had.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenAugust 16, 2014
    They brew a great IPA
  • Pittsburgh 7.
    Pittsburgh 724August 13, 2014
    Apricot wheat
  • Erica B.
    Erica BolsoverAugust 7, 2014
    Can't go wrong with the daily specials!
  • Heather Capri B.
    Heather Capri BunaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The wraps on the Daily Specials menu are always phenomenal! Vegetarian Pro Tip™: You can always sub tempeh for any steak/turkey/chicken/meat ingredient. You will not be disappointed!
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay K.August 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Seriously, the best burger I've ever had. Try the date or junk burger. Beers are good too. Cash only.
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    The Mountain Sun group channels the spirit of those college roommates who maintained a constant house party, complete with a keg and a rotating roster of friends. Read more
  • Cesar Z.
    Cesar ZapataMay 18, 2014
    No credit card accepted. But there is an ATM at the restaurant, in the back by the rest rooms. Worth trying. Good food and beer.
  • Wes C.
    Wes ClawsonMarch 16, 2014
    Go to the bar to get on the waitlist for a table!
  • Claire C.
    Raspberry wheat- you might think it's girly but everyone drinks it!
  • Chief L.
    Chief Left handFebruary 16, 2014
    Ahhmazing fud n brews! Awesome calm, cool, n' collected staff in front & back of house! Ask for samples of sum qual house crafts to help decide. Qsodilas, date night, cuban, Ruben r all delish! Nomnom
  • Jesse T.
    Jesse TrippeOctober 22, 2013
    If there's a wait, head to the back for beer samples and cross your fingers for some free, delicious french fries.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MckinnonOctober 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Talk about a good place in Boulder
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MarkertSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food,staff, and vibes. Check out the rotating tap.
  • Matt G.
    Matt GistAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    FYX. Just say it.
  • Kathy D.
    Kathy DavisonAugust 12, 2013
    Outstanding beer and burgers
  • David W.
    David WallaceAugust 3, 2013
    Fries are hand cut. Lots of them. Yum!!!
  • Liz W.
    Liz WeissAugust 1, 2013
    They have a "date" burger (First Date maybe?) with bacon, goat cheese, date spread and roasted poblanos....HOLY COW is it good. And cooked to a perfect medium, just how I like it.
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina SoriceJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the fruity wheat beer (sometimes raspberry, apricot, blackberry, etc...). It's fantastic.
  • Cristina S.
    Cristina SoriceJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the quesadilla with extra guac.
    Name.comJuly 29, 2013
    Go here. Put beer in your mouth. Smile.
  • Cyndi F.
    Cyndi FrankJuly 27, 2013
    Two words: Boom Boom. Okay, I can't leave it at two words. This place is awesome. Grab yourself a delicious sandwich and order a house-brewed beer. These people do everything right.
  • Todd
    ToddJuly 26, 2013
    Always a good choice!!
  • James N.
    James NguyenJuly 11, 2013
    Hard day at work? Just need something to take the edge off? Then order yourself a Colorado Kinda Ale...perfect & delicious!
  • Shay H.
    Shay H.June 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wow! Spicy pollo burrito sub green vegi chili is the most epic burrito I have had in Colorado. <eom>
  • Jason H.
    Jason HuseltonJune 8, 2013
    If they have the Chorizo Sliders, don't pass them up. Staff is super awesome
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MarkertMay 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The crew ar Mountain Sun is like the E-Street Band. They're so in sync. They each have their own tune and execute it so well. Rock on Tramps!
  • Leanna
    LeannaMay 3, 2013
    Best brewery ever!
  • Kellan E.
    Kellan EApril 19, 2013
    Throw yourself on the mercy of the staff, they brought me 4 tasty beers to sample, and would have kept bringing more if I hadn't stopped them.
  • David M.
    David MondonApril 14, 2013
    Some serious stouts !
  • Mike G.
    Mike GrossMarch 13, 2013
    Stout month rocks. Bring cash.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MitchellFebruary 20, 2013
    My favorite place in Boulder. Free sample tastes of beers...
  • Kate M.
    Kate MerkelJanuary 19, 2013
    Free samples but cash only!
  • Brendon
    BrendonJanuary 5, 2013
    The whole place will cheers if its your birthday! Awesome.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FattarsiOctober 27, 2012
    Get a sampler of six to try a wide selection. Number One is my fav, excellent with the humus and bread.
  • Erica B.
    Erica BrandonOctober 18, 2012
    THEY DON'T TAKE CREDIT CARDS???? Food and beer is awesome though. Bring cash.
  • Roni C.
    Roni ChenOctober 16, 2012
    I don't drink beer but MS micro-brewed root beer is sooooo creamy and yummy!
  • Asha
    AshaSeptember 6, 2012
    Java porter and addiction are to die for!
  • Stories From B.
    Make sure to tip the friendly staff!
  • Matt G.
    Matt GistJune 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Drink all the beers.
  • Candas Y.
    Candas YocumMay 26, 2012
    Gluten free friendly!!! Amazing place!!
  • Todd
    ToddMay 7, 2012
    Get the taste platter. You can try any six of their wonderful beers. The drop kick stout is excellent.
  • Seamus B.
    Seamus ByingtonApril 11, 2012
    Play scrabble
  • Andrea N.
    Andrea NicolelliMarch 5, 2012
    Their menu changes often. Everything looks so fresh and yummy! Unfortunately we had cheap breakfast earlier so we enjoyed great microbrew.
  • Tommy B.
    Tommy BFebruary 29, 2012
    February is the best month to try!
  • Ian W.
    Ian WestcottFebruary 27, 2012
    If they have the mushroom soup, try it. It's what I imagine Minecraft's mushroom stew tastes like. Read more
  • Jake C.
    Jake CFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chai stout is phenomenal, if you are up for something a little different
  • Comet
    CometFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh my god.. Stout Month.
  • Megen B.
    Megen BaileyJanuary 31, 2012
    The burgers r fantastic
  • Ef R.
    Ef RodriguezJanuary 15, 2012
    If you find a leprechaun, return it to me. If you find a unicorn, you can keep it. They're untidy.
  • Kimberly W.
    Kimberly WidmerJanuary 2, 2012
    They make the wait worthwhile. Free beer, burger and fry samples!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AzmehDecember 19, 2011
  • Tee
    TeeDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Super Kind
  • Keran M.
    Keran McKenzieDecember 1, 2011
    You gotta try the Java Porter!!
  • Gwynedd T.
    Gwynedd TaylorNovember 18, 2011
    They have gluten free bread now!
  • Lucy N.
    Lucy NguyenNovember 12, 2011
    Awesome place for beer and food! My favorite is their blackberry wheat
  • Jay Z.
    Jay ZeschinNovember 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wrap of the day is always a good choice.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley M.October 17, 2011
    Beer + Scrabble = AWESOME.
  • Zoe H.
    Zoe HatchOctober 13, 2011
    Pretty packed, atmosphere is much more American
  • Brian P.
    Brian PatrickSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    F Y I P A
  • Brian P.
    Brian PatrickSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get whatever is on Nitro.
  • Bob S.
    Bob StaffordJuly 23, 2011
    The Colorado Kind Nitro is REALLY tasty, and the staff is very accommodating
  • Emily D.
    Emily DavisJuly 17, 2011
    Try my signature sandwich - grilled cheese with avo and carrots. Yum!!!
  • Jon F.
    Jon FornekJuly 11, 2011
    Cash only and lots of hippies.
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy StanleyJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    all the beer is amazing! get the burrito. it's cheap and gigantic!
  • Rene S.
    Rene SmithJune 8, 2011
    Wheat Free bombshell- amen!
  • charlie c.
    charlie cunnickApril 18, 2011
    Basil, blue, and BBQ mix for the fries!
  • Katie B.
    Katie BraunApril 18, 2011
    combine the jah mon ginger & blackberry wheat. deelish!
  • DenverHappyHour
    DenverHappyHourApril 10, 2011
    Check out the Happy Hour every M-F between 4-6pm with $3 pints and $9 pitchers of house beer! Great place for a drink! Also late night have same deal 10-2am M-W and 11-2am Thurs-Sat
  • elise .
    elise 🍺April 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you get fries, ask for a side of Basil Blue and BBQ together in a plastic ramekin. You wont regret it.
  • Katie
    KatieMarch 8, 2011
    Delicious food and beer! Just remember your cash - no credit cards here.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AngillyFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure to ask Kim for the pickle special. Tell her Ryan says hi!
  • elise .
    elise 🍺February 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    During stout month, go for a sampler. Get the expensive beers. KILLER deal!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RosenNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    pretty hard to leave this place disappointed. 11 months of the year the Pearl St. porter is my go-to deliciousness... and then there's stout month.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AngillyNovember 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Jalapeño burger is lovely. Not too spicy. Not too big.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HigleyNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the wonderful selection of Mountain Sun Ales. My favorite is the Java Porter, but there's plenty of variety here. Great beers of all kinds!
  • Maxwell D.
    Maxwell DeOreoOctober 28, 2010
    Have a beer off the Nitro Tap!
  • Tiffany A.
    Tiffany AhernOctober 16, 2010
    cash only, but if you forget, you can mail in a check... they give you the envelope with the address ready to go... pretty cool
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KJuly 30, 2010
    Burgers are the best!
  • jason z.
    jason zJune 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask your server when they're bringing back the Claymore Scotch.
  • Cherri C.
    Cherri CJune 9, 2010
    Jah Mon Ginger beer is awesome.
  • Jules S.
    Jules SimmonsMay 29, 2010
    Oh my gosh the Hop Vivant is where it's at!!!!
  • Rick R.
    Rick RamosMay 11, 2010
    If you find the refugee leprechaun camp, don't tell @pugofwar. They are seeking asylum and litigation is currently pending. @trypnotik
  • DV G.
    DV Green🌀April 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Anything on Nitro
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LesserMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The Cleveland Brown is an excellent mild beer, paired with the SOB Burger you won't regret it.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GlassmanFebruary 7, 2010
    The girl scout stout on nitro is superb. It's brewed with mint. Won some award.
  • Julie P.
    Julie PennerFebruary 5, 2010
    Best grilled cheese in town. Always crowded though, be prepared to wait for table.
  • Tim W.
    Tim WoltersFebruary 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Thunderhead cab barrel stout. Inspiring!
  • Graham W.
    Graham WebsterJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask nicely what a couple beers are like and be happy when they let you taste them.
  • M. Alexander K.
    M. Alexander K.January 22, 2010
    Pitcher of quinn's golden and a spicy buffalo burger can't beat it!
  • Josh M.
    Josh McClaussJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best craft beer Colorado has to offer. They don't take credit cards, so bring cash!
  • Del C.
    Del CruiserAugust 30, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Colorado Kind on Nitro.
  • Fred D.
    Fred DelventhalAugust 9, 2009
    get the sampler of beers. Six beers of your choice. Was under $10.
  • Marc C.
    Marc ChipourasAugust 2, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    the kat is going to phish wrap is awesome
  • Bracken C.
    Bracken ChristensenMarch 14, 2009
    Go to The Mountain Sun (Vine St Pub for you Denverites). Get the SOB Burger, add fries, and wash it down with a XXX Pale Ale.
  • j310821
    j310821August 13, 2013
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