Best Boulder, CO Nightlife

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    10. Sushi Zanmai

    This high-energy sushi bar and Japanese restaurant transforms a simple meal into an adventurous spectator event. Watch as flashy Japanese chefs prepare your meal hibachi style or at the sushi bar. The contemporary...

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    9. Conor O'Neill's

    This lively and feisty traditional Irish pub is one of the most exciting ways to spend and evening in downtown Boulder. Lagers, Ciders, Ales, and Stouts abound, including Guinness on tap because what Irish pub is...

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    7. The Walnut Brewery

    A favorite after-work hangout, this spacious microbrewery is located in an historic warehouse a block from Pearl Street. Multiple television sets broadcast sporting events. The drink menu features handcrafted brews,...

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    6. West End Tavern

    West End's motto of "Definitely Not Your Daddy's Tavern" rings true. Take in a beautiful Rocky Mountain sunset or enjoy an evening under the stars on the cozy rooftop patio at this popular and local spot. The...

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    2. Southern Sun

    This local brewery offers some of the best refreshments in the area and is perfect to visit after a long hike at Chautauqua Park. One of their most popular beers, the Colorado Kind Ale, is dry hopped deliciousness...

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    1. The Dark Horse Bar and Grill

    Popular culture is the theme of the decor at this popular landmark. Movie memorabilia, big screen TV's, pool tables, air hockey, foosball, and video games dominate the space. A wide assortment of microbrews is...

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About Boulder, CO Nightlife

Nightlife in Boulder is full of festivals, family events, dining, drinks, bike rides and more. Visiting a local brewery or pub to start off  the evening with happy hour drinks, catching a show at Boulder Theater, and then finishing the night off with some live music is just one of the many exciting plans for an evening out in this community at the base of the Rockies. If you're looking for a hole-in-the wall place to stumble into after dinner, try the Avery Brewing Company tap room; a local Boulder favorite, this off-the-beaten-path gem offers an impressive selection of beer. If you're wanting something closer to the action, try Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery or Conor O'Neills Irish Pub; both offer delicious pub grub and are in the thick of the thoroughfare. If you need to work off some of that beer and food, join the Boulder Cruiser Ride for their weekly cycle through town.

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