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Guidebook for Boulder

Laura

Guidebook for Boulder

Food Scene
Our brand new neighborhood coffee shop has incredibly good coffee. Small but eclectic food menu. Clean, relaxed atmosphere, the cafe lives up to its Modern name. Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.
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Alpine Modern Café
904 College Ave
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Our brand new neighborhood coffee shop has incredibly good coffee. Small but eclectic food menu. Clean, relaxed atmosphere, the cafe lives up to its Modern name. Comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.
Grab a latte on one side of this iconic cafe. Walk to the other side and browse beautiful hardcover art books or classic books of poetry from the well curated 2nd hand book store.
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Trident Booksellers and Cafe
940 Pearl Street
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Grab a latte on one side of this iconic cafe. Walk to the other side and browse beautiful hardcover art books or classic books of poetry from the well curated 2nd hand book store.
Grab a seat at the bar at Brasseries Ten Ten for delicious, well priced happy-hour appetizers. They also have one of the best Sunday brunches in town. Reservations are recommended and can be made online.
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Brasserie Ten Ten
1011 Walnut St # 100
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Grab a seat at the bar at Brasseries Ten Ten for delicious, well priced happy-hour appetizers. They also have one of the best Sunday brunches in town. Reservations are recommended and can be made online.
To experience the funky side of old Boulder try breakfast at Dots. Hidden under the stairs and next to the laundromat this diner has been here longer than any of us. Try the biscuits and trout and eggs, and if you're brave and hearty, the hash browns.
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Dot's Diner On the Hill
1333 Broadway
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To experience the funky side of old Boulder try breakfast at Dots. Hidden under the stairs and next to the laundromat this diner has been here longer than any of us. Try the biscuits and trout and eggs, and if you're brave and hearty, the hash browns.
The restaurant that offers 3 different scenes and something for everyone. The original Kitchen is home base with its refined, upscale menu, the Kitchen Upstairs with it's upholstered furnishings is a relaxed but elegant bar scene and The Kitchen Next Door offers more family friendly fare.
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The Kitchen
1039 Pearl Street
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The restaurant that offers 3 different scenes and something for everyone. The original Kitchen is home base with its refined, upscale menu, the Kitchen Upstairs with it's upholstered furnishings is a relaxed but elegant bar scene and The Kitchen Next Door offers more family friendly fare.
“Best Thai Restaurant” 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Need we say more? A simple atmosphere for lunch or dinner, or call in your order for take out at the park across the street.
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Khow Thai Cafe
1600 Broadway
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“Best Thai Restaurant” 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. Need we say more? A simple atmosphere for lunch or dinner, or call in your order for take out at the park across the street.
Enjoy fresh, gourmet pizza at this Boulder landmark. Have a slice at the counter or order pre-made ones to cook at home. Gluten free or gluten spree available.
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Nick-N-Willy's Pizza
801 Pearl Street
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Enjoy fresh, gourmet pizza at this Boulder landmark. Have a slice at the counter or order pre-made ones to cook at home. Gluten free or gluten spree available.
Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning the city hosts the Farmers Market (May through October). Select fresh produce from dozens of growers or have a hot meal prepared by local restaurants from their portable kitchens. Bands often set up and play for free. Stop in for tea at the Dushanbe Tea House in the middle of the market. This lovely restaurant with its extraordinary interior was a gift from our sister city Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
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Boulder Farmers Market
13th Street
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Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning the city hosts the Farmers Market (May through October). Select fresh produce from dozens of growers or have a hot meal prepared by local restaurants from their portable kitchens. Bands often set up and play for free. Stop in for tea at the Dushanbe Tea House in the middle of the market. This lovely restaurant with its extraordinary interior was a gift from our sister city Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Funky, family-owned landmark, infamous for their Sinkburgers & Ugly Crust Pizza plus local & regional microbrews. On 'The Hill' for nearly 100 years, history continues to be made here when President Obama made a surprise visit in 2012 & left his signature on the ceiling.
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The Sink
1165 13th Street
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Funky, family-owned landmark, infamous for their Sinkburgers & Ugly Crust Pizza plus local & regional microbrews. On 'The Hill' for nearly 100 years, history continues to be made here when President Obama made a surprise visit in 2012 & left his signature on the ceiling.
Drinks & Nightlife
Beautiful hotel in the heart of downtown hosts free music and dancing every Friday from 6:30 - 9 pm indoors or under the stars, weather permitting, with views of the Flatirons. This event often draws a large crowd of locals. Have dinner in the midst of the music or enjoy a meal and a drink in the quiet of Jills, their lovely restaurant and bar inside.
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St Julien Hotel & Spa
900 Walnut Street
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Beautiful hotel in the heart of downtown hosts free music and dancing every Friday from 6:30 - 9 pm indoors or under the stars, weather permitting, with views of the Flatirons. This event often draws a large crowd of locals. Have dinner in the midst of the music or enjoy a meal and a drink in the quiet of Jills, their lovely restaurant and bar inside.
Prohibition–style bar serving classic cocktails & light bites below the iconic Hotel Boulderado. The fabulous George Nelson Trio plays smooth jazz free every Thursday night starting at 9pm.
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License No. 1
2115 13th Street
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Prohibition–style bar serving classic cocktails & light bites below the iconic Hotel Boulderado. The fabulous George Nelson Trio plays smooth jazz free every Thursday night starting at 9pm.
Parks & Nature
A 20-25 minute walk south along 7th Street through the neighborhood will take you to the base of the majestic Flatirons and Chautauqua (Cha-ta’-kwa) Park with its well marked and groomed hiking trails. Enjoy a meal on the wrap-around porch at the historic Chautauqua Dining Hall at the east end of the park.
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Chautauqua Park
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A 20-25 minute walk south along 7th Street through the neighborhood will take you to the base of the majestic Flatirons and Chautauqua (Cha-ta’-kwa) Park with its well marked and groomed hiking trails. Enjoy a meal on the wrap-around porch at the historic Chautauqua Dining Hall at the east end of the park.
The Viewpoint trail head entry is at the crossroads of Marshall St and University Ave. Walk west on Pleasant Street 3 blocks to the 'dead end' or Marshall St. Go right one block to the trail head on your left. Follow the hiking trail up, staying to your left. It's a steady, steep climb with beautiful vistas and views of the city, Sanitas and the foothills along the way. A good 30 - 45 minutes will take you the top of Flagstaff overlook with a view of the entire city of Boulder, Denver and Chautauqua Park.
Marshall Street
The Viewpoint trail head entry is at the crossroads of Marshall St and University Ave. Walk west on Pleasant Street 3 blocks to the 'dead end' or Marshall St. Go right one block to the trail head on your left. Follow the hiking trail up, staying to your left. It's a steady, steep climb with beautiful vistas and views of the city, Sanitas and the foothills along the way. A good 30 - 45 minutes will take you the top of Flagstaff overlook with a view of the entire city of Boulder, Denver and Chautauqua Park.
Considered the neighborhood park, you can hang out along the Boulder Creek, or have a picnic in this large and shady park that draws lots of local families. There is easy access to the bike path that winds along the creek throughout the city.
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Eben G. Fine Park
101 Arapahoe Avenue
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Considered the neighborhood park, you can hang out along the Boulder Creek, or have a picnic in this large and shady park that draws lots of local families. There is easy access to the bike path that winds along the creek throughout the city.
A popular summer resort and the location of the headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park lies along the Big Thompson River. Landmarks include the Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Steven King's book 'The Shining'. Family friendly 'ghost tours' of the hotel can be book online.
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Estes Park
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A popular summer resort and the location of the headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park lies along the Big Thompson River. Landmarks include the Stanley Hotel, inspiration for Steven King's book 'The Shining'. Family friendly 'ghost tours' of the hotel can be book online.
Everything Else
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Boulder Public Library - Main Library
1001 Arapahoe Avenue
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Essentials
If you need a pharmacy there's one right up the street on 'The Hill' on the NW corner of College and Broadway.
Walgreens
1111 Broadway
If you need a pharmacy there's one right up the street on 'The Hill' on the NW corner of College and Broadway.
Our neighborhood's 24 gas station and convenience store.
For Every Day Store
1275 13th St
Our neighborhood's 24 gas station and convenience store.
Packed with fresh, organic produce, a juice and coffee bar, cafe, bakery, salad bar, bath and beauty products, paper goods, butcher, cheeses, bulk foods, flowers, wine and more. This full scale grocery is a one stop shop for all your dining needs. Open daily from 7am - 10pm.
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Alfalfa's Market
1651 Broadway
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Packed with fresh, organic produce, a juice and coffee bar, cafe, bakery, salad bar, bath and beauty products, paper goods, butcher, cheeses, bulk foods, flowers, wine and more. This full scale grocery is a one stop shop for all your dining needs. Open daily from 7am - 10pm.
Entertainment & Activities
You'll see it all on the Boulder Mall! Depending on the day, or night, you can enjoy the free street entertainment of jugglers, fire eaters, buskers, poetry readers and magicians. Always great people watching along this 5 block long pedestrian mall.
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Pearl Street Mall
1942 Pearl Street
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You'll see it all on the Boulder Mall! Depending on the day, or night, you can enjoy the free street entertainment of jugglers, fire eaters, buskers, poetry readers and magicians. Always great people watching along this 5 block long pedestrian mall.
First run movies on multiple screens, this is a modern theater with a nice concession stand. comfortable stadium seating, great sound and screen quality and a friendly staff. Tickets can be purchased on line and assigned seating is available.
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Century Theatre
1700 29th Street
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First run movies on multiple screens, this is a modern theater with a nice concession stand. comfortable stadium seating, great sound and screen quality and a friendly staff. Tickets can be purchased on line and assigned seating is available.
Arts & Culture
The museum, now housed in the historic Harbeck-Bergheim House at 1206 Euclid Ave. offers a collection of more than 35,000 historic objects from Boulder's past.
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Boulder History Museum
1206 Euclid Avenue
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The museum, now housed in the historic Harbeck-Bergheim House at 1206 Euclid Ave. offers a collection of more than 35,000 historic objects from Boulder's past.
BMoCA is one of Colorado’s premier venues for the exploration of contemporary art. Located downtown in a beautifully restored 1906 historic landmark building. In addition to exhibits, check out 'ART STOP' every Saturday 9-noon. A free, hands-on art making for families during the Boulder County Farmers Market (April - Sept). Held outdoors on the front porch of the museum, creative inter-generational projects are designed to complement exhibitions within the museum. Offered rain or shine, look for Art Stop inside the museum during inclement weather. And museum admission is always free during the market!
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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
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BMoCA is one of Colorado’s premier venues for the exploration of contemporary art. Located downtown in a beautifully restored 1906 historic landmark building. In addition to exhibits, check out 'ART STOP' every Saturday 9-noon. A free, hands-on art making for families during the Boulder County Farmers Market (April - Sept). Held outdoors on the front porch of the museum, creative inter-generational projects are designed to complement exhibitions within the museum. Offered rain or shine, look for Art Stop inside the museum during inclement weather. And museum admission is always free during the market!