LazyLady has not been very lazy lately, so I thought it was time to compile a list of my favorite Denver and Boulder bars to spend your cheat day calories at. Please feel free to share your favorite local bar!
Denver Beer Co – Arvada and Denver, CO!
Oh my goodness, this is my favorite brewery. They have an amazing IPA called Incredible Pedal, the lightest and freshest Grahm Cracker Porter, and one of their newest creations a Vienna lager that is dangerously easy to drink Pretzel Assasin. I love the chill atmosphere and the staff is always friendly and helpful in helping you choose the best brew for you.
Yak and Yeti Brew House – Arvada and multiple Denver locations
So, I may be a bit biased, but I have been on a curry kick lately. This place has the best Tika Marsala in Colorado. Not to mention that the Arvada location is in this beautiful old house and they brew their own beer! If you really want to go into a food coma, you have to try their happy hour and stay for the buffet! My favorite beers here are their Om Namah Pilsner and their Himalayan IPA.
Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery – Boulder
There are a few of these around the Denver/Boulder area, but they offer some of the best sandwiches for a great price. The one thing you need to bring is cash since they do not accept cards. Their Gooney Bird Sandwich is amazing. Here’s their description “hot, sliced, all-natural turkey on a baguette with sauteed mushrooms and onions, melted swiss cheese, roasted garlic mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, and corn chips” Oh and did I mention that they brew their own beer as well?! P.S if you are in Denver or want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Pearl Street, check out their sister restaurants Southern Sun and Vine Street Pub.
Sanitas Brewing – Boulder
After a long morning hike of scaling Mount Sanitas, it is always a good idea to cool off with a summertime beer from Sanitas Brewing. This brew house is off the beaten track but close enough to the flat irons. They have a fabulous outdoor patio, happy hour, and a taco truck! Their Citrus Lager will quench any summertime thirst you may have.
Avanti – LoHi Denver
If you are entertaining someone who wants spectacular views of the city, look no further than Avanti in the lower highlands. This place is perfect for summer nights on the rooftop patio. Not to mention that they have great food for whatever you are craving. This restaurant bar is made of “food trucks” that are serving up everything from Italian to BBQ. You can’t go wrong with their signature cocktails and their nighttime views.
Highland Tap and Burger – Denver
Looking for a burger to help you with the drunk munchies? This place has one of the best burgers I have ever had and I have a sneaking suspicion that it wasn’t because I was tipsy. If you are in the LoHi area and needing something to keep you going, check out Highland Tap and Burger. You can’t go wrong or feel guilty with a cheeseburger that tastes this good!
More to come as I eat and drink my way through Colorado! Afterall, if your going to spend your cash and calories, might as well make sure its at a worth place! Am I right?!