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The West End Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
+1 303-444-3535
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've gone here for drinks and food several times. It's a great spot and does have some good food (try the cornbread skillet!! You won't be disappointed!). I also enjoy their drinks too. There are other places that are just as good and better, but this is still a place we frequent and enjoy.

Thank NikiMarie
Madison, Mississippi
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186 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice warm bar atmosphere. Very good food. My wife got Brunswick stew and a salad and I got the brisket plate. We got the burnt ends as an appetizer and they were great. A return trip would mean the burnt ends as an entree and the Brunswick stew as a starter. We recommend when in Boulder.

Thank CPARebel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is overrated in my opinion. I've had way better BBQ at many other places. Also, prices are a little high, but that's typical of Boulder.

Thank Lauren H
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The West End Tavern was suggested to us by a local. It is a great place to have some drinks and grab some food with friends. The bbq is grilled on site and I we got the sampler platter. My favorite was the links but the pulled pork was very good too. It has a great selection of local beers... More 

Thank sdavidson007
Nelson, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Went there to check out there Bourbons. The bartender was excellent to talk with about the different ones they had. We had the 20 yr Pappy's and enjoyed the visiting,Bourbon and the food we had. We will be stopping back on are next trip to Co.

Thank Freddy N
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332 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This is a special place - great decor and atmosphere, efficient staff and service, delicious entrees and sides. I was walking along West Pearl Street and the Tavern just called to me. I'm very glad I listen and walked in. It is an intimate, welcoming place. I will be back!!!

Thank Dave J
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Last stop of the evening for dessert and drinks. Tried a bourbon concoction that was a bit heavy on the Absinthe, but overall pretty good. Desserts were simple but good. Brownie, blueberry cobbler, peach fried pie.

Thank MAES21
Berthoud, Colorado
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

West End is an oasis of delicious normalcy among their fancier competition on Pearl Street. The burnt ends are worthy of Kansas City, and the fries are fresh cut, piping hot and crisp. Huge additional seating area upstairs on a covered and heated rooftop. Great bar selections, friendly staff and good prices make this a go to place when u... More 

Thank John M
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had reservations at another fine dining type restaurant, but it was early so we decided to stop in here and have a glass of wine. We got enticed by the happy hour hour BBQ. After tasting the ribs, we had wings, pulled pork slider and a hamburger. The food and service was excellent!

Thank Patrick O
San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner upstairs on the patio. It was lovely. We were right next to the planters, though. There were some bugs and a big bee that loved my dinner. I loved it, too. The pork nachos were amazing! As the bee found out, they were to die for. Sadly, my husband had to smash it with a fork when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 926 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302-5109
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-3535
The West End Tavern has been Boulder's favorite spot for cold beer and good eats since 1987. The Tavern brings you a menu of delicious home-style American cuisine, while the West End bar is THE local authority on boozy goodness. Pull up your favorite stool or cozy into the best booth and find out what's good.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?