Play the Field: Folsom Field's Nightlife Destinations

Folsom Field of Boulder, Colorado plays host to CU of Boulder's very own Buffalo's football team. Not to mention, it's the final stop for one of the most exciting and attended 10k in the United States, the Bolder Boulder. After attending a rousing game of pigskin or finishing up your epic race, chances are you'll want a variety of comforts: Food, beer, and entertainment being amongst them. Luckily, Folsom Field is located at the edge of CU's campus, so you can have the best of "The Hill", the trendy college district, or take advantage of delightful and slightly more mature Pearl Street. 

Earning top spots on our list, you'll find Lazy Dog Sports Bar offers rooftop seating, hearty food, and plenty of room to bring the whole crew after the big game. The Dark Horse is another hot-spot pub, with delicious grub, a grungy yet trendy vibe, and killer drink specials. 

Looking for entertainment after the Big Game? The Fox Theater and Round Midnight can help you that. Live music, dancing, and more libations await you at these raucous spots and, though they typically cater to a younger crowd, you'll have no trouble finding something for everyone. 

When it comes to after-game festivities, Boulder has you covered and you won't even have to hop in a car to get there. 

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

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

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



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

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

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



The Grateful Dead are alive and well, at least as a decorative motif, at this tie-dye styled brewpub that features some of the best beer in the region. For a kick, try the coffee-inspired Java Porter. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will...  Read More

Fox Theatre


This popular University Hill concert club features local, regional and national acts such as Martin Sexton, Hootie and the Blowfish, Disco Inferno, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Fat Mama, and ekoostik hookah. Look for alternative, standard rock,...  Read More



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

The Lazy Dog Sports Bar


The All-American sports bar and grill offers up burgers and fries with a side of Football and, on the late night, dancing. Friday and Saturday nights offer live music from local and national bands. Their downtown location with a rooftop view is...  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