Happy Hour Sign in front of Tahona
Boulder knows how to celebrate happy hour. Photo by Tyler Percy

Happy Hour Done Right in Boulder

In Entertainment, Food & Drink, Things to do by Aimee Heckel3 Comments

Best Happy Hours For Foodies



Jax Fish House

Jax

All day Monday and 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. The happy hour highlight here is $1.50 oysters all night on Mondays. Drink specials include $2.25 oyster shooters (with vodka and Bloody Mary mix), $6 house wines, $7 coin margs and $7 Jax mules.

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Wild Standard

Wild Standard

3-5 p.m. daily. Highlight: $1 chef's choice oysters and $3 crispy shrimp tacos.
Drink specials include three different kinds of $4 craft beers, $5 wines and $5 wells.

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Blackbelly

Blackbelly Market

4-6 p.m. daily. Food specials include $2 oysters, $3 bites (such as sambal peanut caramel corn and crispy pork Chicharones with hot sauce and ham salt), $5 charcuterie.
Drink specials include a $5 draft, $8 shot and beer, $6 featured wine and $6 cocktail (seasonal collins: vodka, lemon, seasonal simple).

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Brasserie TenTen

Brasserie Tenten

3-6:30 p.m. daily. Food specials include $3.95 French dip or burger slider, $4.95 brie crepe (brie cheese, brussels sprouts, honey-carrot emulsion) and $4.95 shrimp cocktail. Also find fromage and charcuterie for $6.75 each.
Drink specials include $3.75 tap beer, $5 featured wine and well cocktails, $6 house margaritas.

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License No. 1

License No. 1

5-7 p.m. daily. It's the $3 smoked prime rib sliders and $3 truffle fries that make this ideal for foodie happy hours. Also get $3 Boulder Beer, $5 wine and $6 cocktails.

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Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Potions at Shine. Courtesy photo.

Quirkiest Happy Hours



Bohemian Beirgarten

Bohemian Biergarten

All day on Tuesdays: Das Boot special. For $9, get a full liter of beer in a giant glass boot. Regular happy hour runs 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 p.m.-close Monday.
Drinks include $1 off half-liter of beer and wine and $3 rotating shot specials.
For food, consider the $14 special: a half liter of beer and a regular sausage, pierogi, pretzel sausage or goulash boat.

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Wild Standard

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

3-6 p.m. daily.

Get $4 potions. Add Quicksilver CBD Hemp Oil for $6 or a Quicksilver B12 shot for $5. No clue what those things are and craving something more mainstream? You can also get $5 beer and wine.
Food includes (all organic and gluten-free) $5 broc mac and cheese, $4 street tacos (including jackfruit for the vegans) and a variety of $5.50 items, from different sliders to Shine's popular beet hummus.

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Pizzeria Locale

Pizzeria Locale

3:30-5:30 p.m. daily. Caffeinate your happy hour, during the Aperitivo window at Pizzeria Locale. Not only can you get great deals on pizza (starting at $8), but also a late afternoon boost, like $1 Boxcar espresso and $2 mini versions of Locale's signature budino.

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Cheapest Overall Happy Hours



Illegal Pete's

Illegal Pete's

All drinks are inexpensive during daily happy hour 3-8 p.m. and 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. Margs: $4. Drafts: $2.50. Wells: $2.50-$3. Select craft drafts: $3.50. Plus, get free chips and salsa with your drink.

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Walrus Saloon

Walrus Saloon

4-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Get $3 wines and wells; $3 domestic beers and; a $6 cheese pizza. Sundays are even cheaper. On Sunday, get $1 "mystery cans," $2 domestic beers and $3 you-call-its.

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Tahona

Tahona Tequila Bistro

Monday open to close; 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.
Drinks include $4.50 well margs and house wine and $4 tequila-infused shooters.
Food deals include $2.75 tacos and $3.50 tamales.

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Mateo

Mateo

3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Appetizers start at just $2. Full meals start at $7. Plus, all wine is $3 off per glass and beers on tap are half off. Mateo also runs specials on wine by the bottle.

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Salt

Salt the Bistro

Apps starting at $2. Plus, $3 select bottled beer, $4 wine, $6 cocktails, $4 drafts. Every day at the bar from 3-5 p.m.

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Lazy Dog

Lazy Dog Sports Bar

50 cent wings are a highlight here 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Drink specials include $3 wells and drafts and $4 house wines. For other food, chow down on appetizers for $5.

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J&L Distilling

A Golden Beet drink at J&L Distilling. Courtesy photo

Longest Happy Hours



Tahona

Tahona Tequila Bistro

Monday open to close; 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

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Centro Mexican Kitchen

So many happy hours every week. All night Monday and 2:30-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
There is also a brunch happy hour 9-10 a.m. weekends.
Drink specials include $3 can beer, $5 house wine and $5 margaritas. Food specials include $3 (and up) tacos and other appetizers starting at $4.

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Boulder House

Drinks on the Boulder House rooftop bar. Courtesy photo

Happy Hours With A View



Chautauqua Dining Hall

Chautauqua Dining Hall

Winter happy hour 3-6 p.m. daily, with breathtaking views of the Flatirons from right at their base. Drink specials vary but may include $3.50 house wines and $3.50 draft beers. Food includes $4 truffle fries, $6 sliders, $3.50 fried mac and cheese and $3.50 mushroom lentil "meatballs" with cherry tomato ragu and chevre mousse.

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Greenbriar Inn

Greenbriar Inn

5-7 Tuesday-Sunday. The Greenbriar is located remotely in the foothills, and the patio provides a romantic ambiance. Drinks include $2 off wine by the glass, $1 off draft beers and $2 off all cocktails.

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Tahona Tequila Bistro

Hand-squeezed margaritas at Tahona are just $4 during happy hour. Courtesy photo

Cheapest Margaritas



Tahona

Tahona Tequila Bistro

$4.50 well margs Monday from open to close; 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

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Illegal Pete's

Illegal Pete's

$4 margs daily 3-8 p.m. and again 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. Bonus: Get free chips and salsa with your drink.

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T/ACO

T/ACO

$4.50 house margs 2-6 p.m. daily and all day and night on Sunday. Enjoy with $2 street tacos.

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Centro Mexican Kitchen:

$5-$7 coin margs all night Monday and 2:30-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

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Happy Hour Boulder

Boulder knows how to celebrate happy hour. Photo by Jim Heckel

Cheapest Beer



Sherpas

Sherpa's Adventurers Restaurant & Bar

$2 select draft beer 5-7 p.m. daily.

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West End Tavern

West End Tavern

Select "Workin' Man Cans" start at $2.50 from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and again late-night 9 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday. You can also get $3 PBR Tall Boys and a shot and beer combo for $5.

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Oak

Oak at Fourteenth

$2 Coors/Coors Lights and $3 craft beer (Avery IPA and White Rascal) 2:30-5:30 p.m. mid-day happy hour Monday-Saturday. Food is discounted, too.

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Foolish Craigs

Foolish Craig's

Coors Light cans are $3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5 p.m. to close Sunday. In addition, draft beer starts at $3.50 and import and micro bottles are $3.50.

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Hapa

Hapa Sushi Grill

Hapa beer is $3.50 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Saturday. The food deals are great, too: $7.90 for two beginner rolls and half-price starters.

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Pearl Street Pub

Pearl Street Pub and Cellar

Bud drafts are $2.50 from 4-7 p.m. daily. Some microbrews on tap are $3.

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Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Get a 60-ounce pitcher of draft beer for $11 from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close daily.
Glasses of Coors start at $3 and other drafts start at $4.
There are also deals on craft mules, wells, wines and food, including pulled pork tacos, baked brie and pretzel bites.

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Best Wine Deals



Riffs Urban Fare

Riffs Urban Fare

Get one-third off the entire wine list by the glass or bottle 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Other drink specials include $2 off draft beers and $6 cocktails.

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Next Door

Next Door

Get half off select wine bottles for the late happy hour 9 p.m.-close daily. A glass of wine is $6 during regular daily happy hour 3-6 p.m.

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The Attic

The Attic Bar and Bistro

$3.75 wines daily 3-6 p.m. and again 9 p.m.-close Sundays.

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  1. Please add Dagabi Cucina to these list. 24 year old establishment with happy hour 5-6:30 7 days a week and all night on Tuesdays with over 30 tapas to choose from.

  2. What about the Dark Horse? Happy Hour M-F 5-8pm. $1 off pints, $3.50 doubles. Longest, latest, AND cheapest happy hour I’ve seen!

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