Boulder's Best Nightlife Will Keep You Calling for Another Pint

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Boulder nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Boulder Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Topping our list, hole-in-the-wall Pearl Street Pub and Cellar offers a unique dive-bar experience and has a plethora of beers on tap. If you haven't had enough, you can crawl just around the corner to the West End Tavern for great pub grub and a stellar view of the Flatirons courtesy their rooftop patio. If you need to get away from the thoroughfare, you can travel to the outskirts of town for one of the coziest, quaintest taprooms around: Avery Brewing Company offers over 15 unique, in-house, brews on tap and a mostly mellow, occasionally raucous atmosphere perfect for a late night pint with friends. Read on as we direct you to beer, music, dancing, and more.

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 complete without it? In...  Read More

Hands down, one of the best breweries you'll ever visit; Avery Brewing Company offers an escape from the bars and pubs of downtown. The lively atmosphere immediately invites you to snuggle up with your honey, cheers with your friends, or just...  Read More

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, including root beer, ales,...  Read More

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 interior is comfortably designed...  Read More

Round Midnight

As the name suggests, the night at this downstairs Pearl Street club kicks off starting at 10pm but doesn't hit high gear until "round midnight." Live music is featured on the weekends and includes acid jazz, funk, rock, hip-hop, Latin, and...  Read More

The Absinthe House

Located in Downtown Boulder, Absinthe House features a true European style nightclub experience with International House DJs. A large selection of genuine absinthe is something that you will find in no other bar in the states, as well as a...  Read More

This high-energy bar is a favorite of sports fans, especially on football weekends. Live, local music gives this pub its signature hole-in-the-wall, "where everybody knows your name", feel. Best of all, Boulder "regulars" abound but newcomers...  Read More

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 and should be paired with one...  Read More

The Dark Horse Bar and Grill
Photo courtesy of Thirteen Of Clubs

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 available. The typically American...  Read More

Bohemian Biergarten is a new, hip, and unique bar in downtown Boulder featuring German-style food, beer, and atmosphere. The main room and bar area offers long, picnic style tables which allow for large groups to eat, drink, and be merry....  Read More


Meet Hope Gately

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