In the middle of University Hill behind an unmarked wooden door is one of Boulder‘s best kept secrets. It has no name at all, though locals generally call it the ‘No Name Bar,’ and the mysterious tone carries on inside this quasi-speakeasy. A low-lit oak wood bar is surrounded by rich mahogany paneling, a towering wine rack, and a live music stage. The No Name is a breath of fresh air amidst college bars with cheap tap drinks, serving craft beer and old-fashioned tequila cocktails. This spot has no telephone number, so drop in to learn more about the bar.
Address & Phone Number: 1325 Broadway Ave, Boulder, CO, N/A
The Sink is king of University Hill, and is certainly a top contender for one of the best bars in Boulder. This greasy-spoon joint is covered floor-to-ceiling in graffiti and funky art murals, most of which were drawn by students from the nearby CU Boulder. The Sink at almost 100 years old it is simply one of the best dives in the city, bursting with local flair. Famous visitors flock to the Sink to try their famous burgers, pizza, and microbrews, including Anthony Bourdain and even President Obama. This place is a Boulder institution, and a must-see for tourists.
Address & Telephone Number: 1165 13th St, Boulder, CO, (303) 444-7465