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The 7 Best Craft Beer Bars In Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado is famous for its stunning flatiron mountains, gold rush history and craft beer. Home to a plethora of tap houses and breweries, it can be hard to figure out which one to try first. We made it easy for you by selecting the best based one beer variety, atmosphere and location. Wet your whistle at any of these seven craft beer bars in Boulder.

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1. Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Pull up a stool for a few brews at this Boulder favourite. Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery is famous for its extensive craft beer selection and folksy atmosphere with live acoustic music. You’ll be raving about the XXX Pale Ale for days.
Mountain Sun Boulder Colorado

2. Avery Brewing

This boulder brewery slash bar is the place to be for craft beer enthusiasts. Since 1993, Avery has been brewing the most eccentric and flavourful beer around. Get started with their famous White Rascal and work your way down their list of APAs, IPAs, lagers and more. Be sure to ask if anything seasonal is being served; their annual season crafts brews are to die for.
Avery Brewing CO. Boulder Colorado

3. Twenty Brew Taphouse

Craft beer, live entertainment and axe throwing. What’s not to love? Twenty Brew Bar is known for its wide selection of craft beer, cider and wine. Get started with Denver brewed Cerebral Gallow’s Frame and stick around for the music.
Twenty Brew Boulder Colorado

4. Bru Handbuilt Ales & Eats

This gastro brewery is famous for its tasty bites and ice-cold craft beers. Maple rye lager, American black lager and almond brown ale are just a few of their never-filtered rotating ales. Get your start with the Dawnsinger Brown Ale and go from there.
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5. Upslope Brewing Co.

Head ‘upslope’ to Upslope Brewing Co. This microbrewery slash taproom is perfect for taking Boulder’s natural beauty. They offer 24 different craft beer selections, and one per cent goes straight to river conservation and fisheries.

Uplope Brewing Co Boulder CO

6. Romero’s K9 Club

Next up is a favourite of craft beer fave of dog lovers and owners. This chilled out and airy bar offers a place to relax and enjoy craft brews with your furry friend at your side. Grab a table in their outdoor biergarten and let your pup off-leash while you indulge in a few pints. Half Acre’s Daisy Cutter is the perfect starter, as it’s that little bit lighter.
Romeros K9 Club Boulder CO

7. Longmont Public House

Last but not least, wet your whistle at Longmont Public House with a few pints. The simple, homey setting is perfect for a relaxed afternoon. Just tell the bartender what you like, and they’ll recommend the perfect craft for you.

Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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