One of my favorite things to do is to go out to dinner with friends and get a nice meal and drink and catch up. I LOVE a good atmosphere at a restaurant—which can sometimes be tricky to find—along with great food and drinks. Don’t worry, because if you are visiting Longmont, I’ve got you covered!

 

  1. The Roost

 

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One of the things I like about the Roost to start is the location. It’s right off Longmont’s quaint Main Street. It’s a cute main street to walk down, and The Roost is a nice addition to the main street. The menu is very nice and diverse, including burgers and specialties (in Colorado) like salmon. The appetizers are to die for, and they have a bunch of different drink specials—which as a young millennial is very important to me. Overall, the vibe is very welcoming, hip, and modern, and you’ll feel very taken care of.

 

  1. Longs Peak Pub & Steakhouse

 

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Longs Peak Pub and Steakhouse is part of the Mountain Sun restaurant family in Boulder. If you’ve ever been to any of their locations, you know you are in for a treat. The atmosphere is great at all of these locations, and this Longmont location is no different. You can always expect an exceptional burger and a wide selection of beers on tap. This is the perfect place to go if you want a chill, casual place to catch up with friends and get a quality meal and drink without breaking the bank.

 

  1. West Side Tavern

 

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What a fun, cute, hip vibe the West Side Tavern has. It has a nice simple menu with good dishes for lunch, dinner or brunch. They have a simple but elegant drink menu that matches the vibe of the place. Located in Old Town Longmont, the simplicity of the place feels fitting of the location. They have bottomless mimosas for brunch, which is a detail I particularly like. The atmosphere is great and it’s a nice place to go for a little happy hour drink.

Rea McLaughlin is an enthusiastic soul that loves life from Colorado. She loves the Colorado sunshine and enjoys partaking in it often by going climbing, hiking or camping. She attained her BFA in Film Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she fell in love with storytelling. After living in NYC for a year to pursue film, Rea is happily back in Colorado enjoying the mountains and sunshine. One of her favorite themes to explore in her art and writing is the human spirit and human connection. When she’s not climbing or creating, Rea loves traveling to music festivals and going to Red Rocks shows. She might ask you for your birth time to check out your astrology chart too! (She is a Leo Sun, Scorpio Moon, Aquarius Rising). She loves to enjoy life and squeeze the very best of out of it.