Boulder and North Central Colorado

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  • 1. The Bitter Bar

    Bars/Pubs

    With an intimate, couch-lined space modeled after old-time speakeasies (complete wih a secret back entrance), this could very well be Boulder...Read More

  • 2. Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace

    Bars/Pubs

    Try happy hour with a Latin twist at this happening spot, which has one of Boulder's most vibrant patios—not to mention perhaps the best margarita...Read More

  • 3. CooperSmith's Pub & Brewery

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    After touring CooperSmith's brewery (by appointment only), you can enjoy a meal in the pub, which has gleaming wood floors and exposed brick...Read More

  • 4. Corner Bar

    Bars/Pubs

    Business lunches and after-work gatherings take place at the Corner Bar in the Hotel Boulderado, a contemporary American pub with both indoor...Read More

  • 5. FATE Brewing Company

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Boulder's first brew-bistro opened in 2013 and became an instant favorite, with 30 beers on tap and an artisan approach to food, specializing...Read More

  • 6. Fox Theatre

    Music Clubs

    The Fox—a former movie palace—is now the premier live music venue in Boulder. It holds just over 600 people and hosts a wide variety of musical...Read More

  • 7. Lucky Joe's Sidewalk Saloon

    Bars/Pubs

    College students and young adults line the bar at Lucky Joe's Sidewalk Saloon for live music by local bands Wednesday through Saturday nights...Read More

  • 8. Mishawaka Amphitheater

    Music Clubs

    This intimate outdoor venue on the banks of the Poudre River, about 25 miles outside Fort Collins, corrals an eclectic mix of bands. Most shows...Read More

  • 9. Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    This casual brewery crafts nearly 100 beers throughout the year, and always has 20 on tap. A favorite is the FYIPA, a dry-hopped American IPA...Read More

  • 10. Nagl's World Famous Wheel Bar

    Bars/Pubs

    The venerable Wheel Bar (family owned since 1945) is one of the more historic watering holes in town and gets hopping at night. ...Read More

  • 11. Pearl Street Pub & Cellar

    Bars/Pubs

    This laid-back pub has bucked the gentrification trend of downtown. Sidle up to the long wooden bar upstairs, or head to the basement for a...Read More

  • 12. Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

    Bars/Pubs

    This festive place has gained a reputation for its strong margaritas—so potent that there's a three-per-person limit. If you need some grub...Read More

  • 13. Sanitas Brewing Co.

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    This brewery crafts delicious beers with distinctive personality. Twelve taps flow with three regular brews, as well as a rotating cast of seasonal...Read More

  • 14. Walnut Brewery

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Large windows offer a peek into brewing operations while you sample beer and a full menu at Boulder's original brewpub, which opened in 1990...Read More

  • 15. West End Tavern

    Bars/Pubs

    Beer and bourbon are the name of the game at this upscale pub, which also serves tasty barbecue and burgers. Try to nab a spot on the rooftop deck. ...Read More

  • 16. West Flanders Brewing Company

    Brewpubs/Beer Gardens

    Hand-crafting is the focus at this downtown brewery, which makes its own beer, bread, sauerkraut, pickles, and more. The pub-style gourmet fare...Read More

  • 17. Boulder Absinthe House

    Dance Clubs

    Part European bistro, part nightclub, Absinthe House features international DJs and arguably the best sound and lights in Boulder. The always...Read More

  • 18. Rock 'n Soul Cafe

    Dance Clubs

    Rock 'n Soul Cafe serves up live music most nights, accompanied by espresso drinks and wine by the glass. The café also serves food: soups,...Read More

  • 19. Round Midnight

    Dance Clubs

    Whether DJs are spinning for '80s or hip-hop night, there's dancing every Wednesday through Saturday at this student favorite. ...Read More

  • 20. The B. Side Lounge

    Dance Clubs

    There's live music in the backroom and a rotating roster of DJs out front every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at The B. Side Lounge. ...Read More

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