|Address:||2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304, USA|
|Working:||11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–11PM 11AM–9PM|
Objectively, the Rayback is a venue. So the 5-star rating is not necessarily for the actual quality of food or beer, but the fact that they are curating the best that Boulder has to offer. I love variety, so the fact that their food carts rotate TWICE, EVERY DAY is simply magical. Its incredible to be able to go somewhere where so much variety actually comes to you. Same with beer. So many options, and theyre always rotating. Occasionally theres live music, so peek at their website to see the schedule if you want to look into the band or come at a time where theres no live music. Sometimes, by the nature of live music, no matter the quality of the band, it can be kinda hard to have a conversation inside. But theres space outdoors too! So its kinda win win either way. My only gripe is that its busy. Haha, which just means lots of people agree its an awesome place. So thats not a real argument. There are plenty of cherries on top, whether its the hyper-local dedication to Boulder via partnerships and events, the cool historic ties, the fact that there are servers (what food park has servers??), theres bike path access, its family and dog friendly, etc, etc. Just an amazing situation all around. Open all day every day. Theres just nothing like it! And I hear theyre opening a coffee bar in there soon? Just keeps getting better.
This is an awesome relatively new spot in Boulder. The concept is great, food truck park with quality bar plus indoor and outdoor seating. There are even games like corn-hole and an outdoor fireplace. Perfect for kids because a its loud and casual but awesome for adults because the drink menu is really interesting containing beers, ciders and wines from local and far off producers. There are even bar wait-staffers who will bring drinks to you so no need to go up to the bar. Food trucks change from night to night but the Rayback Collective website is easy to use and always up to date with what trucks are on site. The bike path in Boulder runs right behind the establishment for easy walking or riding access and there is a good amount of parking, although it can fill up. An easy and fun new spot in Boulder thats not right downtown. Five stars.
Food trucks, corn hole, picnic tables, and 30 taps from the inside bar that cover a narrow range of US craft styles. About half of their list is adulterated beer (fruit juice, chocolate, sage, watermelon, spices, juniper, etc.), no lagers, and only one honest Belgian-style (River North Farmhouse). I like that it’s close to home, I like the Mexican family taco truck, and I like the outdoor space, but the beer menu could use more variety. There’s table service on the patio, but be careful that what you’re served is actually what you ordered. Twice now I’ve been given the wrong beer, and a co-worker clearly asking for two samples was brought two full pints. Hopefully with time we will see the service kinks worked out and more thought put into the beer selection.
I love the concept of the Rayback! This is a really cool place that sits directly off the bike path in Boulder making it easy to ride home after a beer. The staff could use a bit of training, but I think they are new and have more business than originally anticipated. The owners are incredibly nice and very friendly with the other businesses in the area, keeping to their commitment of a community spirit. They are family friendly as well as dog friendly. Cool game areas and a nice fire pit. I would love to see misters installed this summer and maybe some heat lamps this winter. I also love the inside area with a ton of seating, a live band, and large bar area.
Fantastic food joint with a laid back vibe and fun character Both times Ive been to Rayback have been very enjoyable experiences, with a great atmosphere and an upbeat energy in the crowd and the staff. Seeing as they dont serve their own food (the point of Rayback is to have a gathering place for foodtrucks), Im not including the food into my review other than to say that all three of the trucks Ive eaten from there have been excellent. Also, not being 21 yet, I cant really comment on Raybacks bar, other than to say that the bar staff has been friendly and the rootbeer was great!
Servers are working against bad flow. No menus at the door for people to look at. Theres a huge wallspace that they should have a chalkboard on with all the beers on tap. This means that we all wait in line for a long time and then when we finally get to the bar, we have to look at a menu, further slowing down the process. Thats money just floating away. The place could really use some improvement to flow and efficiency. That said, I love the idea and what theyre trying to do. Good beer. Food quality just depends on whos there when you are. Usually decent.
Very cool hang out spot. I love the space, they have an incredible patio with plenty of seating and outdoor games. I really like the concept of rotating food trucks, it makes every experience at Rayback unique. They put on a lot of events also which is cool. Place can get pretty crowded which is both good and bad, they dont have too many servers so lines and waits for food/beer can take a while. Also docked a star for parking; the parking there is very hard to come by. And they have a lot in the back that gets jammed, and it can be a mess.
Cool, hipster vibe. Large bar in a warehouse with seating inside and outside with fire pit. Food is via gourmet and trendy food trucks where usually two to five trucks are present depending on day and time (lunch or dinner). Choices were quite tasty at lunchtime, however only two trucks are generally available at that time of day. If youre looking for more choices, go at dinnertime and/or go on their busier days. Trucks are scheduled on their website, so you can see whats available before heading over for a meal.
I desperately want to give this 5 stars because the concept is perfect, location is perfect (for me) and they have done a very nice job with the facilities. I stopped in for lunch today and found one hot dog truck. I ordered up a dog with saurkraut and a few other goodies and went off to enjoy. To my dismay, the dog was cold, the bun soggy (and not in a good way) and was generally a waste of 4 good dollars. Maybe I hit it on a bad day but quality control is needed here.
Rayback is one of our favorite new stops after work or on the weekends. Great selection of beer, wine, cider and mead, so theres something for everyone. The rotating food trucks make it easy for all of us to find a meal or snack. The inside seating area is huge, with comfy lunge areas shattered amongst regular tables. The outside is just as big, and includes a large chalkboard and terf area for the kiddos to play. The fire pit is fantastic in the cold weather.
Rayback has a great venue! New trucks are popping in and out everyday! Sometimes there are excellent choices and sometimes its like dude create your own menu. I love the diversity! Awesome place for food trucks to show off their dishes and for customers to break out of their "normal box". The outdoor concept is great and makes for a friendly community environment. My family and I love checking out the weekly truck menu!