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Bummin Around Boulder

A May 2005 trip to Boulder by coloradowanderer

Foolish Craigs Cafe Photo, Boulder, Colorado More Photos
Quote: Ever-evolving, yet stamped by influences of the past, Boulder soothes and teases your senses. The co-existence of hippies, yuppies, students, and families makes for a unique little town like no other.

Bummin Around Boulder

Overview

pearl street Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, commonly know as the people's Republic of Boulder or 27 square miles surrounded by reality, is home to the University of Colorado (CU) and Naropa University. According to legend, an Arapahoe Indian chief proclaimed that all those who set their eyes on this region are destined to return. This "curse" may be the reason many young travelers just passing through end up going home, packing up some belongings, and moving to Boulder or never going back home at all. Talk to any original hippie, and I guarantee he or she will have tales of time spent here... if they can remember! Boulder is home to a diverse, progressive, liberal, socially conscious society with a touch of pretension and affluence....Read More

Boulder International Hostel

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Hotel

Boulder International Hostel Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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For years, I have been curious about this hostel located in a residential neighborhood on The Hill. The friendly girl working this desk was willing to show us a dorm room and answered many questions. The rambling structure is an old fraternity house, and it shows. The hallways are long and dimly lit, dingy and worn carpet covers all floors, and the odor of old beer and sweaty college guys seem to linger in the air. The dorms are segregated for males and females, each having three bunk beds and a closet. Private rooms are also available. There are shared bathrooms for most rooms, and linens are provided for a charge. I did not notice secure lockers, like those in most hostels, and forgot to ask. ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 16, 2005

Boulder International Hostel
1107 12th St
Boulder, Colorado 80306-1705
(303) 442-0522

Foolish Craig's Cafe

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Restaurant

Foolish Craig's Cafe Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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A spontaneous jaunt down to Boulder provided a great opportunity to introduce my friend to Foolish Craig's. Not my first visit to the cozy, funky gastronomic delight nor will it be my last. Upon entering the multi-colored, brick walled cafe we followed the sign on the chalkboard and seated ourselves. Greeted immediately by one of the friendly, low-key waiters who delivered water and a promise of menus. Within two breaths, another server appeared with menus and took our drink order. The list of specials paper-clipped to the menu caught my eye and Crabcakes Benedict was the obvious choice for me. My companion agonized over the choices of crepes, sandwiches, salads and more. Finally, she settled on...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 16, 2005

Foolish Craig's Cafe
1611 Pearl St
Boulder, Colorado 80202
+1 303 247 9383

Cosmo's Pizza

Restaurant

Cosmo's Pizza Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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Cosmo's Pizza on the Hill, near the university, serves up giant slices until 2:30am. Expect a line for that late-night craving after the bars close at 1am.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 16, 2005

Cosmo's Pizza
1325 Broadway
Boulder, Colorado 80302
(303) 447-3278

Fox Theatre and Cafe

Attraction | "Fox Theater"

Fox Theatre and Cafe Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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The Fox Theater is located in the heart of "The Hill" and features popular local and national acts of all types. Check out their website to see who's playing during your visit. Locals might snatch up tickets early for extremely popular bands, but you probably have a good chance of buying tickets on show day.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 16, 2005

Fox Theatre and Cafe
1135 13th St
Boulder, Colorado 80302
+1 303 477 0095, Box

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Attraction | "Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery"

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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Hippies flock to this somewhat hectic brewery for healthy meals, late-night snacks, live music, and of course, the microbrews. Didn't stop in on this trip to Boulder, but if you are here and like beer, be sure to check it out.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 16, 2005

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
1535 Pearl St
Boulder, Colorado 80302
(303) 546-0886

Sink

Attraction | "The Sink"

Sink Photo, Boulder, Colorado
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The Sink has had a long and illustrious history situated on a corner in the university district. Primarily a bar; during the school year you will find the low-ceilinged, grafitti-covered rooms packed with students. Tables are covered with old local newspapers. The staff was in good spirits, bouncing around and singing to Talking Heads on the jukebox and willing to chat with us and answer questions. On this warm, lazy Sunday afternoon, the only occupied tables were on the sidewalk outside. The kitchen serves up burgers, chicken and pulled bbq pork sandwiches with all the fixins. Nightly drink specials, martinis, and local beers are on tap. Bring a pen and add your art or opinion to the wall.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 16, 2005

Sink
1165 13th St
Boulder, Colorado 80302
+1 303 444 7465