1135 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302 +1 303 443 3399
Describing Boulder's music scene requires two words: Fox Theatre. The intimate hall, located on The Hill, feels more like a gathering place, rather than a concert hall. It has the same feel of drinking beer in your friend's big garage, except that this place holds over 400 people, has precise acoustics, and draws some of the biggest names in music. Bands like 311 and Counting Crows, who easily sell out larger venues in Denver, always opt to stop by the Fox, drawn by the wild fans and the small town ambiance.
1165 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302 +1 303 444 7465
This funky pizza joint on University Hill serves the best pizza in town. There is a long-standing rumor that Robert Redford worked as a janitor here during his short stint at CU. The pizzeria stays open late, making it popular with the college crowd. Pizza comes in three crust choices based on density. Saving the crust and then dipping it in honey at the end of the meal is a tradition here. Burgers and Mexican fare round out the menu. The restaurant closes at 10p, but the bar is open until 2a.
It does not take long to notice the impact this popular bagel and gourmet coffee shop has on the community-just look for Moe's colorful flower petal stickers on the back of locals' cars. The cozy, up-beat cafes are popular among the college crowd as well as older folks. Whether dining in or eating on the fly, the assortment of bagels, cream cheese and sandwiches are always fresh.
2115 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302 +1 303 443 0486
Hidden beneath the historic Hotel Boulderado, this cavernous maze of low-lit rooms serves as a Mecca for local and regional blues and rock acts. The classy, yet renegade-like atmosphere draws a range of people, from seasoned music veterans, to yuppies and bohemians. But whatever the flavor, the bar promises an authentic taste of Boulder and an entertaining evening. Sit back and enjoy a famous Boulder microbrew or even a cigarette, this is one of the few Boulder establishments where you can enjoy a smoke.
2731 Iris Avenue Boulder, CO 80304 +1 303 449 4473
If you are strapped with the dubious burden of finding a place to dine that has enough of a varied menu to suit everyone's tastes, then Murphy's is the perfect solution. The dark wooden tables exude a casual feel, making it perfect for a social lunch or after-work chatter. Mexican dishes, burgers, salads and sandwiches dominate the menu. There is also a spattering of specialty items such as the Beef Brisket. Guinness is on tap.
2543 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80304 +1 303 442 5012
Step into this bistro and bar that is disguised as a pub and one suddenly gets a strong urge to sport a derby and predict how the Leeds rugby team will fare against York this year. Wooden tables and brick walls make for a perfect setting to order a pint of Guinness or Killians. The menu mirrors the setting by offering such specialty items as a London Broil Steak and Shepard's Pie. In addition the restaurant also serves pasta, salad and burgers.
935 Pine Street Louisville, CO 80027 +1 303 665 9966
Henry's Bar and Grill has been a staple of downtown Louisville for decades and its staying power is easy to understand; low prices, good, filling food, and friendly atmosphere are great draws to this little grill! Located right in the middle of the downtown area, Henry's is small and unassuming, but worth a visit during your day downtown. The menu is simple bar food but all is prepared with care and made to be delicious. Furthermore, the drink menu is extensive and ranges from local brews to favorite beers, wines, and mixers. Henry's is busiest during sports games but still worth a visit any time. If you're looking for a drink, snack, or full meal while you explore, check it out. - Sabrina Zirakzadeh
908 Main Street Louisville, CO 80027 +1 303 665 9761
Cafe de Paris, located in the middle of Downtown Louisville, is a lovely international coffeehouse in a fantastic location. Within easy walking distance of all of the old town area, Cafe de Paris offers a place to stop for drinks or a small meal whether you've been shopping, browsing the historical district, visiting the park, or even bar-hopping in the evening. The coffee is made from fresh, organic beans, the sandwiches range from crab and cheese melts to eggplant and polenta, wine and beer are available alongside the hot and iced drinks, and live music and other events are scheduled five nights a week or more. Cafe de Paris is quite small but does not to reservations before dinner so be prepared to wait or put in your name and enjoy exploring the area in the meantime. For a quick, European-style bite, this is a great place to try. - Sabrina Zirakzadeh
700 Main Street Louisville, CO 80027 +1 303 666 8020
The Huckleberry is the only British tea room and restaurant in the Boulder area. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the restaurant is easy to find and an enjoyable diversion from wandering the other local shops and museums in the area. However, the popularity of the Huckleberry makes it difficult to just "pop in" without prior planning. The menu offers full British breakfasts and Colorado favorites alike, comfort food entrees served in the British style, and rich, freshly made desserts and wine for a full dining experience. The afternoon tea is the real draw, offering sandwiches, cheeses, and other snacks alongside the usual tea cakes and sweets. However, while the food is delicious, the prices are a bit high, with very little outside the breakfast menu costing less than USD10. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
901 Front Street Suite B1 Louisville, CO 80027 +1 303 229 1127
The Art Underground began as a place where theater groups could rehearse and perform. The Art Underground now includes a gallery, an art studio, and a planning center for arts festivals in the Louisville area. The venue also provides acting, music, and dance classes for all ages and levels. Drop-ins are welcome at nearly all classes, and free trial classes are also offered. Youth summer camps and youth theater productions such as Aladdin Junior or Annie Junior are also performed at the Underground. Theater groups such as the small Center Stage company or the established Coal Creek Community Theater also conduct their auditions and rehearsals at this venue. Whether you're performing an act, seeing a show or searching for art supplies, The Art Underground is your connection to Boulder's local arts community. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
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