Folsom Field's Tasty Delights: Nearby Restaurants and Breweries for After-Game Fun

Boulder, Colorado is a city of many passions. Endurance races, outdoor sports, beer, food, and the arts, to name a few. And, since Boulder is a college town after all, football is no exception. CU of Boulder's Folsom Field offers pigskin entertainment in the fall and, throughout the rest of the year, it plays host to events such as the famous Bolder Boulder and fireworks on the 4th of July. No doubt, if you attend a game or event at Folsom you'll need to grab some grub and one of the many microbrews that this beer-loving city has to offer and, luckily, there are a smattering of local hot spots within walking or short driving distance of the field. 

Topping our list, The Buff with it's famous breakfast options and gritty atmosphere welcomes you to grab a bit before the game or after. If you're looking for something less breakfasty focused but no less gritty, The Sink is another famous Boulder hot spot known for its burgers and laid-back atmosphere. 

If you're looking for something a bit more elegant, Fate Brewing Company has you covered when it comes to specialty microbrews and, instead of pub-grub, they offer bistro fare sure to impress your palate. 

When it come to food and football, Boulder's got you covered and so do we! 



Set at the foothills of the beautiful Flatirons, this century-old landmark features exquisite indoor and outdoor dining (on the historic property's wraparound porch). Starters include house-smoked salmon, gazpacho, organic beet salad, 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

Airport - Wbu


Welcome to Gurkhas Restaurant! Where Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian food will delight your senses and fill your belly before or after a big game at Folsom Field. Located on Boulder's "Hill", Gurkhas is conveniently situated near CU of Boulder's...  Read More



Located within a short 5 minute drive (and a mere 15 minute walk) from Folsom Field, Zolo Bar and Grill offers authentic and unique Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price-point and is perfect for an after game feast. For brunch, indulge in the...  Read More

The Sink


A popular college hangout, this eatery features graffiti-scribbled walls and a menu filled with burgers, sandwiches, seafood, steaks, pizzas, and salads. Specials include ancho-stuffed tenderloin and breaded seared scallops. The Ugly Crust Pizza...  Read More

The Mediterranean


If you need a sangria or giant bowl of past after yelling your lungs out at Folsom, this locally owned gem is the place for you. Not only does The Med serve up a taste of Italy, but you can also take a tour of Spanish, French, and Greek cuisine...  Read More

Mustard's Last Stand


Chicago-style hot dogs, German bratwurst, and home-style fries are featured at this popular diner. The Vienna Beef hot dog is an all beef wiener in a natural casing served on a steamed poppy seed bun with your choice of condiments. The menu also...  Read More



Two convenient locations allow you to choose between subs and burgers before or after the big game. This is truly the sandwich place of champions and a local favorite. Ask any Boulderite to recommend the best, cheap, sub in town and they'll...  Read More



Located within walking distance of Folsom Field, you'll quench your thirst with one ( or several) of their many beer options. Gigantic pizzas, and scrumptious pasta concoctions will satisfy any Italian craving, this local dive is a favorite for...  Read More



Perfect for a before game bite, this popular restaurant offers some of the best breakfast fare in Boulder. The menu features traditional options such as egg and omelet combos, including The Swiss, pancakes, and waffles, along with a specialty...  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