Happy Hour: Lucky Pie Louisville
Being a young, hard working community, Boulder loves to take the opportunity to unwind! You’ll see Boulderites unwinding on the trails, climbing, having a drink on Pearl, or at happy hour.
During one of my “unwinding hours”, I recently discovered a little known happy hour that even rivals that of Tahona and Centro… To find it, you have to go beyond the normal Pearl St/Boulder city limits to the quaint and cute Old Town Louisville! Right there on Front Street you’ll find one of Boulder County’s hidden gem: Lucky Pie Pizza and Tap House!
This popular spot boasts a classic, rustic Neapolitan pizza menu, highlighting fresh local and organic ingredients (they make their dough fresh, every day using organic Colorado dough!) They also have 27 craft beers on tap, and frequently get rare and limited time kegs, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for weekly taplist updates!
The restaurant is cool and hip, playing off the rustic vibe of the food and very inviting for large groups. The extensive craft beer list makes the servers knowledgeable, but not pretentious and the vibe is very fun! They mean business when it comes to beer! (See menu below.)
My friends and I arrived just in time for happy hour so we decided on a couple snacks for the table: fried olives an cheese curds and some Modelo beers (I went with their house wine).
Our treats arrived in little brown bags, ready to be unwrapped. I’ve never had fried olives before but they were delicious! They had a salty, tart taste but also a great buttery flavor from being battered and fried. The cheese curds were also tasty, kind of like fried mac and cheese.
Next we decided to order a few pizzas to share. Their Fresh Mozz (your classic margherita pizza) is only $6 during happy hour, added extras is only $4 so we went with good old, pepperoni. For the price, you can’t be this happy hour deal! The came out piping hot from the oven, made fresh to order and with lots of authentic flavors. Just look at that beaut:
I was expecting the crust to be a tad thicker and chewier, but I didn’t mind it too much. The cheese and pepperoni were fantastic. After Pizza 1, we decided to try another one of these bad boys. We settled on The Cheech (smoked mozz margherita, also $6) and added mushrooms to it. Equally as amazing.
Word on the street is their gluten-free pizza is the best in the entire world, but my non-GF friends weren’t willing to try it that day. I’ll certainly be back to give it a go and see if it beats my famous cauliflower crust pizza! Until then, I’ll leave you with one more delicious looking foodie pic to make you drool until happy hour…
go on… lick the screen… no one’s watching…
The menu extends more than just pizza, and every thing is sure to be a hit! Check out their cool new website here and pop in before winter to enjoy the porch!
What’s YOUR favorite #happyhour?? Let us know in the comments!!