As the summer months approach, Happy Hour season is starting to be in full bloom. Restaurants are opening their patios and more and more people are wanting to spend time out in the beautiful weather that Boulder has to offer. Below is a list of my top ten favorite Happy Hour spots and why they are so great. They are a must that every CU Boulder student has to check out at some point.
This is a great happy hour because they have different specials every night. My top favorite two nights are Flip Night on Mondays where you flip a quarter and if it lands on the side you call you receive your drink for 25 cents. Every night from 10pm-11pm they also have dollar wells, which is terrific for students; it is always packed on Friday and Saturday nights for this special.
The Med has such a great happy hour because of the food and drink specials they have. They have a dirt-cheap tapas menu and you can get 5 or 6 plates for under $12. They also have drink specials until 6pm from $3.50 to $5, not to mention a really cool patio. Definitely check the Med happy hour out!
I love Tahona’s happy hour because it is all day Monday and every other day from 4-6pm. They have delicious Margaritas and chips and salsa. Their infused tequila is also something you must try (only $3)!
Centro is also another great place for Margs, but they only feature their happy hour on their patio, which is always packed. They were also rated one of Boulder’s Top Five restaurants. Their happy hour goes until 6pm each day and is all day Monday. I love this place because of the cool patio setting; go check it out on a warm afternoon!
If you love oysters and wine, this happy hour is four you! Friday Jax has $1 Oyster Bar until 6 pm along with $5 house wines. This small but unique atmosphere is packed the minute happy hour starts at 4, so get their early and make sure you snag a seat at the bar so you can get these great specials!
6. K’s on The hill
K’s does not specifically have any set happy hour specials, but they have Volcanoes! These drinks are packed with about ten shots and put into a pitcher or fish bowl and are meant to share with several others. Grab one of these beasts, go sit on their roof top patio and enjoy the amazing view of the hill you get from this rooftop. Plus if you split this drink with your friends, it’s like getting a happy hour price anyways.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Boulder. All their drink specials range from $3-$4 on wines, beer and mixed drinks and they have food specials all under $6. Did I mention the food is amazing? Check out this unique French restaurant with their great wine selection and fabulous food from 4pm-6pm every day.
The Goose is always packed for happy hour every day because of their huge patio right across from campus. They have 2 for 1 wells every Monday –Friday from 3pm-6pm. They are always bumping tunes too, so check out this fun college atmosphere!
Half Fast does not have any drink specials because their pitchers are pretty cheap for how much alcohol you get. One of these drinks will knock you down and they are only $6. They also have lighter calorie versions for the ladies, which is why my girlfriends and me always go. Or, for you that like your drink a little stronger drinks, try the “strong” Island Ice tea!
I, of course, didn’t forget all you sushi lovers. Japango is awesome when it comes to sushi. They have $2.25 hand rolls all day Monday and from 5-6:30 pm every other day. They also have several $2 drink options or for a few dollars more, you can start doing sake bombs (always a good time). Check this place out on Pearl Street!