|Address:||1911 11th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA|
My experiences with the Walrus date back to my time at CU, and so it has long been established that this dungy collective for drug dealers, canards, broey-bros and woo! girls requires that you stand in a long, puke-punctuated line before being admitted into the cramped fraternity mosh beneath. But this bar continually sets new lows for itself as it magically magnetizes to dirtbags of every shape, size, sex and color... reinforcing the notion that there are two types of people who frequent the Walrus… those who are hurt, and those who aim to hurt others. I am convinced, that since Uber and Lyft killed the vortex of belligerence that was once called the cab stand, the negative energy floated right down the street and settled there with the rest of its kind. Let’s pretend, just for a moment, that on any given weekend night there’s not a whole van of expectant cops streamlined to the intersection 11th and Walnut. Let’s feign that the Walrus bouncers aren’t over-juiced womanizing ex-athletes with something to prove. Let’s bluff that the statistically-backed majority of late night Boulder altercations that you read about in your morning’s Daily Camera do not happen on the sidewalk outside this establishment. That was fun. Now, if we can use our imagination to get past these rippling red flags, we might find a honky-tonk style bar catering to a college crowd with some booths, arcade games and free peanuts. We might surmise that the Walrus processes many, many university-aged people (a guaranteed percentage of whom haven’t learned to hold their alcohol) and therefore must hold a certain level of policies and vigilance in place to effectively run the bar. But not all patrons prefer to automatically be treated the same… like criminals. Two words in that last paragraph remind me. Literally the only draw for the Walrus used to be the free peanuts. Now that those have been revoked, you’d be nuts yourself to go there expecting anything but frustration and disrespect.
The bartenders arent very friendly or possess any sort of integrity. Its like, dude, YOU chose this job. Not to mention Ive been overcharged several times, and had to correct the bartender. It must be incredibly easy to get a DJ gig at this place, but they ought to go back to high school parties. Cant you just play something decent that people can sing along to and get down to? Maybe a little Kendrick, perhaps? Hold off on the techno remixes please, PLEASE! Turns out it actually makes the song worse, not better. The only thing keeping this place in business is its location.
I came here st. Patrick day to start my night with a few friends (about 10 of us) we waited in line for about thirty minutes until we enter. Where I was escorted out saying I "illegally enteres the bar" I told them that they are mistaken me for someone else what the security guard picked me up and physically through me out side. I dont believe what just happen. The security guard was so out of it that he continue to confront me and tell me I illegally enter the bar. I honestly never flet descriminated against. I was born and riased in denver (not that it matters)
These inconsiderate assholes thought it was legal and a great idea to stand infront of our car during a green light at nighttime to direct a pack of drunk young adults in costumes across the street, while we had a screaming infant in the car waiting to get home. A man with a beard and a woman in glasses. Why on earth are these bartenders allowed to stand in the street and choose stop traffic and keep their jobs is beyond me.
Absolutely horrible bar. There was mold in my ice, which Im assuming comes from them not cleaning their ice machine. Then they have a bouncer man handle you until you leave the bar for being upset over the mold. Makes sense. Dont go here.
A Private User
Walrus is a low key type of bar. Youd fit in whether youre wearing a hooded sweatshirt or a nice bar shirt. It tends to be a place to go for the last few hours of the night when things are a little hazy; and it is a majority CU students.
The drinks are not expensive, but the staff is rude! Its also not very clean. Ok place to come to get a little buzz on before going somewhere nicer, but I wouldnt come for a great night out. Its a good starting point but not much more.
If youre trying to have a good time do not go here. The bouncers only allow people who they seem fit into the bar. Service sucks and drinks arent professional. There are many better places to spend your night
Pretty trashy college bar. I dont think a place like this really goes for a high-star rating. They know what they are and people will continue to go there.
Decent bar if your young. Drinks and prices are alright. Played pool and drank here a couple times when its not busy. Later in the night can get crazy.
As a college student I fit right in, but this place is sincerely disgusting and needs to be completely redecorated. Talk about a dreg of a bar. EW.
The best beer happy hour in town. $2 gets you a cold mug of almost anything on draft, which is usually a great selection of Colorado beers.
If you like a college bar with good dance music, an arcade, and large crowds, this is the place. Line is stupid long late though.
Its a college bar, so a little wild for my taste. But I dig the atmosphere and the set up. Skeball saved the night!
Fun, but always too crowded. Makes it impossible to clean. I never feel right coming out of that place.
A Private User
So I actually havent eaten here much, but its definitely one of the funnest "yuppie" bars in Boulder.
Hip Hop Tuesdays is fun... just a KooL local college and townie hang out ... Air Hockey and Galga
College place as you would expect. I guess is a nice place to get buzzed at a cheap price.
Cheap drinks, great music, decent atmosphere mostly students, but a fun place to go!
Thanks for throwing water in my face guys. Classy. You bunch of huuuuuuuge bs.
I suggest bartenders charge whatever they want, especially when you are drunk
Always fun, but sometimes the drink selection is just not enough.
A Private User
bouncers are on an ego trip. bad music and it smells like urine.
I dont ever go for drinks, but the music and dancing is lit
Dont offer a free drink coupon if you wont honor it.
Great music. Cheap drinks. Hot bartender.
Its a fine dive bar but its too crowded.
Fun old school games and cheap beer
Best party in boulder
Classic dive bar.
Love this place
A lot of fun!
Dirty but fun