Wildly popular in the Front Range – and particularly in the Boulder, Colo., region, where working from home or out of coffee shops is the norm and having a drink with colleagues happens often – coffee shops and distilleries abound.
Perfect to warm you during the colder seasons, these local, quaint and cozy spaces allow you to visit with friends, get work done or merely relax with a warm drink in hand.
A beautifully presented cup of warm goodness at Ozo Coffee Company, one of the great coffeehouses in Boulder — Photo courtesy of Ozo Coffee Company
Laughing Goat for the Music
Located in Boulder and known for its support of local artists and musicians, The Laughing Goat on Pearl Street is possibly one of the coziest, swankiest and all-around most exciting coffee shops in the area.
Whether you're tucked away in one of their corners, in the mix of it all at one of the tables or enjoying a window seat to watch the hustle and bustle of downtown, this coffee shop gives you front row seats for excellent music.
Not a coffee fan? No biggie. They serve bottled beer, as well.
Foam, glorious foam! — Photo courtesy of The Laughing Goat
The Cup Espresso Cafe for the Commitment to Organic
This cafe with a conscience makes sure that their coffee is organic and fair trade, so you can rest well with the knowledge that your dollar is going toward sustainable and ethical practices!
Not to mention, they have a variety of treats and sandwiches that are to die for.
Macaroons galore! — Photo courtesy of The Cup Espresso Cafe
Ozo for the Service and Local Vibe
With three locations in Boulder, a commitment to sustainability and a penchant for all things local, Ozo Coffee Company is the place to be for great coffee and for those hoping to feel the heartbeat of this Front Range town.
Hikers and rock-climbers streaming in after going big in the outdoors, business entrepreneurs meeting up and coming up with innovative ideas, yoga mommas and cycling daddies all collide in this coffee shop and meeting place that has the pulse of Boulder dialed in.
Spirit Hound Distillers for the Kick
Tucked up in the rip-roaringly fun foothills town of Lyons, Colo., Spirit Hound offers fresh tasting vodka, gin and rum.
Want something that will really light a fire in your belly? Be sure to try the White Dog Moonshine.
Cheers to great whiskey! — Photo courtesy of Spirit Hound Distillers
Mile High Spirits for the Liveliness
Fireside Peach Whiskey, Peg Leg Rum and Elevate Vodka are just a few of the potent concoctions that can be found at Denver's Mile High Spirits.
With a lively tasting room and outdoor area, fun events and some of the best drinks around, this relatively new operation sure does have a lot to brag about!
Boulder Distillery for the Tours
Home to 303 Vodka and 303 Whiskey, this is a great venue for tasting, fun events and just getting together with friends.
If you're interested in the distilling process, tours are available, but they fill up fast. So booking a spot in advance is recommended.
While this venue's currently in the process of moving locations, we're hopeful that the new space will provide just as much fun as the first did.
Come on in and warm yourself with whiskey — Photo courtesy of Mile High Spirits
The Bluegrass for a Blend
A cafe and spirit lounge all rolled into one, The Bluegrass Coffee & Bourbon Lounge allows for the best of both worlds.
Equestrian decor, melt-in-your-mouth pizza and a killer happy hour make this the perfect spot for those visiting, those who wanna jam out to some local tunes and those hoping to merely sit quietly in a corner and sip some goodness.