Below are a few recommended watering holes in the downtown area that we have very carefully researched. There are two noteworthy points for our out-of-town guests: 1st – Drinking at altitude can sneak up on you (as can high % alcohol craft beers), so be sure to stay hydrated and pace yourself; 2nd – last call in the downtown area is at 1:45am with bars closing at 2am, so plan accordingly you lushes.

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

1535 Pearl St., Boulder CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”mountain-sun-pub-and-brewery-boulder” align=”right”]
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Live music, good food, and even better beer is all served with love at Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery. It’s been a long time favorite of Jill’s. NOTE: Cash only.

The Corner Bar

2115 13th St., Boulder CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”the-corner-bar-boulder” align=”right”]

The Corner Bar
Conveniently located in the Hotel Boulderado, this is a classy spot to grab a cocktail or something to bring up to your room.

Catacombs Bar

2115 13th St., Boulder CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”catacombs-bar-boulder” align=”right”]
Catacombs Bar

Also located on the same property as the Boulderado, the Catacombs offers cheap drinks and entertainment options like air hockey, pool tables, and foosball. We’ll be headed here after the reception for some late-night celebrating.

The West End Tavern

926 Pearl St., Boulder CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”the-west-end-tavern-boulder” align=”right”]

The West End Tavern

Featured on Man vs Food for the ‘Wing King Challenge‘, this bar and restaurant on Pearl Street’s West End has a great view of the Flatirons from their outdoor roof deck.

Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill

1346 Pearl St., Boulder CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”lazy-dog-bar-and-grill-boulder” align=”right”]

Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill
Downtown’s largest sports bar is located right in the center of Pearl Street and boasts a huge rooftop deck.

Tahona Tequila Bistro

1035 Pearl St., Boulder CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”tahona-tequila-bistro-boulder” align=”right”]

Tahona Tequila Bistro

Tahona Tequila Bistro offers 120 specialty tequilas, and mixes some of the best margaritas in town. They also have a great happy hour tapas menu to go along with your drinks.

The Walrus

1911 11th St., Boulder CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”walrus-boulder” align=”right”]
The Walrus
The Walrus used to be of Jill’s favorite dive-bar haunts, and caters mostly to the local University crowd.

Pearl Street Pub and Cellar

1108 Pearl St., Boulder CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”pearl-street-pub-and-cellar-boulder-2″ align=”right”]
Pearl Street Pub and Cellar
The Pearl Street Pub and Cellar is a classic bar frequented by Boulder locals.

Press Play

1005 Pearl St., Boulder, CO 80302 [yelpprofile method=”business” id=”press-play-boulder” align=”right”]

Press Play Bar and Arcade

Discovered on our most recent trip, Press Play is a bar centered around vintage arcade games and pinball machines. Bring your quarters!