What to Do After Hours in Boulder
When we say there’s always something going on in Boulder, we mean it! While sunrise hikes along the Foothills and shopping on Pearl Street Mall are among some of our favorite things to do downtown, the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Here are the best things to do after hours in Boulder.
Arts After Dark
When the sun goes down, Boulder’s music and theater scene comes to life. Fox Theatre and the Chautauqua Auditorium are Boulder’s most popular indoor theaters for concerts and other live performances. Or, sit under the stars at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and enjoy The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, which runs June 7 through August 11.
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Late Night Bars and Breweries
Bars in Boulder are more than just a good cocktail. Go dancing with your friends, watch a poetry-slam or stand-up comedy, sing karaoke, or even participate in trivia nights. With over 50 bars and breweries to choose from, you’ll be out until the sun rises! Bohemian Biergarten, The Dark Horse, and The Rayback Collective are a few late-night local favorites. If you’re in the mood for higher end clubs, make a reservation at Round Midnight or The Absinthe House. Check out Travel Boulder’s top five picks for the most unique bars in Boulder.
Bands on the Bricks
Looking for a little Wednesday night entertainment? Running June through August, Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County’s weekly outdoor summer concert series which takes place right on Pearl Street Mall. Come listen to performances by local musicians and hang out with your friends at the beer garden as you watch the sunset over the mountains. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday evening if you ask us.
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Whether you’re craving a healthy hummus platter, all your favorite comfort foods, or a midnight cookie delivery (yes, that’s a real thing), Boulder’s late-night food scene is sure to hit the spot. Here are a few of our favorites:
Boulder Baked: Open 3pm to midnight, Boulder Baked is the go-to spot for a late-night treat. From classic cookies and cakes to warm grilled cheese and soup, there’s a midnight snack for everyone.
The Attic Bar and Bistro: Cheap eats, free pool, and daily specials are what The Attic is all about. Play old school arcade games or jump on stage and sing karaoke with your friends. Open until 2 am every day of the week.
Lolitas Market and Deli: Open 24 hours, Lolitas Market and Deli is the perfect place if you’re looking for a quick and healthy late-night bite. Offering vegan dessert options, an array of kombuchas, and other grab and go snacks, you won’t regret stopping here.
Pizza Colóre: Craving a late-night slice? Pizza Colóre has got you covered. Open until 2:30 am Thursday through Sunday, this is your go-to weekend grub spot. Grab your pizza by the slice, or take a whole pie to go!
Just because the sun’s gone down doesn’t mean you have to! From dawn until dusk, Boulder’s got something to do no matter what time of day… or night. Satisfy your midnight cravings at some of Boulder’s late-night restaurants and bars, or watch a performance under the stars. You can sleep when you’re old! You won’t want to miss out on all the fun that goes down after hours.