West Flanders’ Brews & Food on Pearl Street

Downtown Boulder’s 2nd Belgian-focused brew pub

Rueben’s Burger Bistro has built quite a following in Boulder for its fleet of beer taps dispensing dozens of Belgian and local craft beers. Around the corner, the West Flanders Brewing Company opened recently, brewing its own and presenting what it calls a “beer-forward” menu. Although West Flanders is participating in First Bite Boulder, my husband and I wanted one course and not three, so we ordered from the à la carte menu, confining ourselves to one item each — plus Trippel Lutz beer for him and a glass of wine for me. With all this brewing going on around me, I’m afraid that I’m still not much of a beer drinker. Still, the West Flanders brightened up the space previously occupied by BJ’s Grill and Brewery, and based on two dishes in one visit, the food is a lot better too.

Tender steamed mussels served with Angry Monk red sauce, which was good but tasted pretty much like a beer-free red sauce. Here it comes with two slices of grilled bread. Fries were the other option.


Maui pizza, with chewy, lightly charred honey-glazed crust, mozareela, Gruyere, honey-cured ham and scallions.

Price check: Snacks, $3; appetizers from $4 for small plate to $15 for large charcuterie plate; soups, $.75; salads, from $5 for half to $9 for full; sandwiches and burgers, $9-$12 incl house-made chips; pizza, $10-$12; entrees, $12.50-$18; sides, $1.25-$4; desserts, $6-$7.

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