Boulder's Most Unique and Lively Brew Pubs

When people think of Boulder the first images that come to mind are often mountains, canyons, scenic bike paths, and rolling open spaces. For Boulder locals one of, if not the first, image to pop-up is that of a frothy microbrew set against the backdrop of the Flatirons. With all of the hiking, climbing, triathalon running, and cycling Boulder locals do it's no wonder that brew-pubs are their favorite form of retreat and respite.

Topping out our list, BRU offers a cozy, tucked-away feel, exceptional food, and unique brews that are fast making a name for themselves, including Obitus American Brown Ale and the Loch Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. 

Also featured, the popular Avery Brewing Company, which is packed to the brim on any given night because its brews are to-die-for-delicious. Avery is always churning out amazing seasonals, such as their hard-hitting Rumpkin Pumpkin Ale and offer staples such as the refreshing White Rascal and drinkable Karma. The new facility offers beer enthusiasts to dine on their cajun-inspired cuisine upstairs and have a riotous good time in the downstairs taproom. 

Looking for a brew-pub with a bit more, shall we say, class? Fate Brewing Company is a bistro style pub and offers a more "up-scale" vibe, as well as extravagant dishes to pair with your beer. West Flanders, located on Pearl Street, offers a luxurious view of the Boulder downtown and allows to you recline in cush booths as you sip your cares away.



West Flanders Brewing Company, conveniently located on Pearl Street, opened in September of 2012 and has been making a name for itself with the local scene ever since. The Lion Heart Stout, Triple Lutz Belgium and Angry Monk are three of our...  Read More



The ambiance of Fate Brewing Company is that of laidback elegance and taste in more ways than one. Their food is designed to perfectly pair with their libations and an open, cheerful atmosphere makes this Boulder restaurant perfect for getting...  Read More

The Walnut Brewery


A favorite after-work hangout, this spacious microbrewery is located in an historic warehouse a block from Pearl Street Mall. Multiple television sets broadcast sporting events so you can don your jerseys a cheer with a beer in hand. The drink...  Read More



Very Nice Brewing Company is located in Nederland, Colorado just 30 minutes from Boulder and is one of the few dog-friendly bars in the area. If you're traveling with your fur-baby, they are more than welcome to sit, lay, and loaf in Very Nice's...  Read More



With two locations just 20 minutes from Boulder in Lyons and Longmont, this local brew-pub favorite if one of the best places around to grab a delicious burger, beer, and dance the night away. The Tasty Weasel taproom boasts a large dance floor...  Read More



Twisted Pine is a provides live music, beer festivals, and killer happy hours which make it one of Boulder's best spots to enjoy a happening night-life. Their pub-fair is fresh, filling, and reasonably priced. What's more, they offer and cookie...  Read More



This pub is Colorado's original microbrewery and produces the finest handcrafted brews using only natural ingredients. Sample the award-winning beers and witness the brewing process in action. The American menu features burgers, fries, fish and...  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



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



BRU is one of Boulder's up-and-coming microbreweries, offering unique ale blends that pair perfectly with their savory food. An intimate spot for a holiday gathering with friends or to tuck yourself away on a cold winter's night with your...  Read More


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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