Eat, Drink and Be Merry: The Finest Bars Boulder Has to Offer

Boulder bar are as unique and eccentric as it's people. Microbreweries, pubs, dance halls, pool halls, and live music venues are just a few of the awesome locations for eating, drinking, and making merry at the base of the Rocky Mountains. For a traditional pub style atmosphere complete with live music, game night, and dancing visit Conor O'Neils on the late night. For something slightly more elegant and refined, SHINE Restaurant and Gathering Space serves extravagant cocktails and healthful elixirs you won't find anywhere else.

For more of the college scene (Boulder is a college town, after all), try Pearl Street Pub or The Walrus Saloon where you'll find cheap beer specials, dart boards, and the general feel of youth and reckless abandon.

However, if you're one of the thousands of people who come to Colorado each year with beer on their mind, visit one of the best taphouses in Northern Colorado at Avery Brewing Company or grab a burger at Mountain Sun Brewery on Pearl Street. Both of these bars are local favorite, offer the best microbrews for miles around, laid-back atmosphere's indicative of the Colorado away of life, and killer food.

Perhaps it's because they're always hiking, running a marathon, or biking, but for whatever reason, Boulderites love to drink and, as such, there's plenty of places for you to join in the fun during your visit.

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 Walrus Saloon

The Walrus Saloon offers a unique, subterranean feeling in the heart of downtown Boulder. With live music, killer drink specials, and Reggae night you're sure to have a ball at The Walrus. A variety of local DJs frequent the Walrus to bring you...  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

The Attic

The Attic offers excellent pubfare, dancing, and karaoke every week. Local bands keep the atmosphere hoppin' and a hardwood dance floor, offering seating during the day, is cleared for all of your dancing escapades in the evening. Take a break...  Read 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

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

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

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

Known by locals as "The Downer" this hole-in-the-wall bar makes its home on Pearl Street and is the perfect spot for throwing back cheap PBR, shooting some pool or darts, and tucking yourself away with friends in a dark corner to play quarters...  Read More

Claiming to serve cocktails with "passion, not pretense" the Bitter Bar is an elegant, albeit slightly trendy, bar located just off of Boulder's famous Pearl Street Mall. Tucked away on Walnut, Bitter Bar offers patio seating for some sunbathing...  Read More


Meet Hope Gately

Hope Gately should have a bumper sticker proclaiming "Not a Native...But I Got Here as Fast as I Could!" A transplant from the Midwest, Hope has fallen in love with Colorado's mountains playing...  More About Hope