Home to the CU Buffs and just a short drive from Denver where the Broncos and Colorado Avalanche make their home, you best believe Boulder, Colo., has a sports problem. At first glance, it's all about the outdoor sports: Climbing, hiking, biking, and running. But upon further inspection, you'll find that this beautiful Front Range town known for its premiere athletes and craft beer, love their football, basketball, and soccer just as much.
To keep locals and visitors happy on game days, there are a variety of establishments ready to switch on the big game, sling hot-wings, and keep the beer coming. At the top of our list, 28th Street Tavern is the place many go to escape the "college scene" and just hang with the locals. Free ping-pong keeps half-time interesting and drink specials abound. This dive bar is a great break from some of the more polished joints in town.
If you're looking for a bar with amazing rooftop seating, dozens of tvs, that can also accommodate large parties on game day, The Lazy Dog Sports Bar is your go-to. Located on Pearl Street, it's a great place to watch the entire game or end-up after bar-hopping.
Wanna get away from the downtown area but still keep the fun and local vibe? Try Harpo's Sports Bar and Grill, a Boulder favorite, boasting killer burgers. If you'd rather stuff your face with pizza on game day, then Boulder's beloved Backcountry Pizza and Taphouse is the place for you and your crew.
Drink up, dig in, and go team!