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Bars and nightlife in Boulder

Top bars

Pub
“Simply the best spot in town to get a taste of Boulder's culture. The conversations are so loud and passionate you can barely hear yourself thinking about how amazing your life is right now. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Yummy Mediterranean food, including tapas and sangria. Happy hour before 6:30 pm, and a lovely flower-filled outdoor courtyard with a tuscan tile fountain.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
“Fun place to people watch, play cornhole, and great apps. Always a fun, energetic atmosphere.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“This is some gourmet pie and it's priced accordingly but fairly considering the ingredients used. Pick white or red sauce, you can't go wrong. For dessert, the Saltimbocca con Nutella is a favorite and, no, we don't mess around with the small size. Reservations are definitely recommended, but sometimes you can slide into a few spots as they open up at the bar.”
  • 82 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Oak is an amazing farm-to-table cuisine that never disappoints. Cozy dining atmosphere, great menu options, and great cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner. Located off of beautiful Pearl Street.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pub
“Just across the street from us! 5 minute walk. Great outdoor seating area where you can take in the Flatiron Views! Shared picnic table seating outside. Great food and great variety of brew beer. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Quite price but a unique experience. This restaurant features the cuisine of a remote region in Northern Italy. It’s considered one of the best restaurants in Boulder. A foodie’s must :)”
  • 59 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“A neat food truck. and bar venue. Great outdoor space with yard games and a fire pit. The inside is spacious with lots of tables and couches. The Rowdy Mermaid serves a variety of Kombucha teas inside as well! About a 15 minute walk and 5 minute drive.”
  • 52 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Cocktail Bar
“The dark, cozy interior and quality drinks makes this a location for special events.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
“Tahona becomes Boulder's main nightclub after 10 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Great tacos and margs outside of dancing and tequila hours! ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Lounge
“If you enjoy craft beers this is a great place to go. They also have an extensive wine list. It's sort of hidden, upstairs from The Kitchen's main restaurant. Easy to share lots of yummy small plates here.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in Boulder. Expensive. One block away, I can see it from my living room.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“ This place is different, and cool. They offer oxygen, tinctures, and a few alcohol drinks. Its a fun experience. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“It's all homemade sandwiches, baked goods, mate, & it's open 24hrs. Closed on Sundays I believe. Its run by the 12 tribes commumity.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Night Club
“The only nightclub in Boulder, the rooftop bar adds a nice touch. Popular with the university students, drink specials are usually impressive and promotions change weekly.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Music Venue
“This venue hosts a myriad of artists and events. Always worth a look on their calendar to see who or what is playing.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Check their website for shows. The venue is a one minute walk away from Cafe Aion (see recommended restaurants).”
  • 32 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Be a part of the studio audience at a LIVE taping of the nationally syndicated eTown radio program”
  • 18 locals recommend