Boulder's five biggest hipster bars

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"Where are you drinking tonight?"

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Yesterday, we gave you a list of Denver's biggest hipster bars. Of course, we'd be completely remiss if we left out our neighbors to the northwest. So with this in mind, here are the five biggest hipster bars in Boulder, the best places to drink and see (and be seen) in the People's Republic.

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Morgan Varon / thelaughinggoat.com
5. Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl Street
Laughing Goat is an artisan coffeehouse by day and eccentric lounge by night. With one of the most interesting and diverse crowds you can get in Boulder, it offers live music, poetry readings and open-mike nights -- along with a surprising selection of domestic and internationally renowned beers. Go for superb people-watching and pretty designs made in your coffee foam by somewhat melancholy but helpful baristas.

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Mark Manger
4. Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery, 1535 Pearl Street
We know what you're thinking: "Mountain Sun, that brewery with all the hippies and dusty tapestries?" Exactly. The thing is, since the revolution of freshly crafted local beer, the face of Mountain Sun has changed. Now, the scruffy, flannel-clad, skinny-jeaned crowd and the devoted regulars commingle to enjoy an authentic microbrewery experience. Spend a few hours playing board games, sampling the ample selection on the rotating taps and feasting on nachos and burgers. Don't miss Stout Month, in February, when the staff pumps out dozens of varieties of stouts while donning hipster-worthy chops and 'staches.


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The Laughing Goat

1709 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Category: General

Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery

1535 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music

The Kitchen [Upstairs]

1039 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

The Bitter Bar

835 Walnut St., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sundown Saloon

1136 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Category: Music


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11 comments
Dishpr
Dishpr

i think you might be confused about the term hipster. mountain sun...the downer. oh cmon'. think: williamsburg instead. hipsterism is all about fetishizing authentic elements of past and present culture. and it's largely an urban phenomenon. boulder misses the boat here on every count. any boulder  hipster i know is having a house party or sharing a beer with a vet at the american legion on 28th...or taking the rtd (fixed gear bike in tow) to denver to hit meadowlark or matchbox NoRiNo. oh damn, i gave it away. 

Me
Me

 Wait a minute... "It's rich, white, straight people who like quinoa, climbing, and yoga" - those *are* hipsters, right? Or did my time in Silver Lake cofuse me?

giddy up
giddy up

What about Planet Smoothy?

Magicbikes
Magicbikes

Seriously. F@#$ Mountain Sun. It's not a bar without BARSTOOLS!

Ruben Morgan
Ruben Morgan

Thanks - I will make sure to avoid these bars. If you could compile a comprehensive lists of where hipsters gather and other helpful tips on avoiding them I would greatly appreciate it!.

monopod
monopod

Any definition of "hipster" that includes the crowd on a given night at Mountain Sun, Bitter Bar and Sundowner basically includes everyone under 30.  But what the hell, I like these kinds of lists.  And I had no idea that the Laughing Goat served beer, so I learned something.  Carry on.

Ivanna Testalot
Ivanna Testalot

LOL you're right, my bad. I forgot to include the rich, white CU student contingent. And now my description of Boulder is complete.

Esteban
Esteban

Nice article Sam, boulder misses you....

fixedtheglitch
fixedtheglitch

You just must not be hip enough. Hippies are so hip, it hurts. They can be hipsters too; they just smell bad. 

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