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Best Cheap Drinks in Boulder

September 10th, 2019

One of the things I love about Boulder is the number of places to get cheap drinks due to the large college population! Truly, this town is the town where you can you get a lot of strong drinks (sometimes served in pitcher form) for a decent price. After living in NYC for a year—and being scared by having to pay $18 for a single red bull vodka at a bar once—I am very here for Boulder’s cheap prices. Look no further for a guide to the best deal drinks in Boulder, and I’ll see you there. 1. Illegal Pete’s Illegal Pete’s is low-key the king of good, cheap drinks in Boulder! They have two... Read More

Top 3 Coffee Shops in Boulder

August 29th, 2019

One of my favorite things to do is go to cute local coffee shops on occasion! I love the variety of coffee shops, each one having a different little pizazz and style; makes paying $5 for a coffee (kinda) worth it if it’s a cute shop with a good atmosphere. In Boulder, there is no shortage of great coffee shops, and here are a few of the best. 1. The Laughing Goat Ah, The Laughing Goat is a favorite of the Boulder coffee scene and it makes sense why. A nice location a few blocks off of the busy Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall, the Laughing Goat is a nice little oasis. They have a tiny cute patio... Read More

Thriving and Surviving your first CU party

August 25th, 2019

As an incoming freshman, you’re going to hear a bunch of different things about the college party scene, some may be true and some may not. As a freshman, you should definitely go to at least one party to decide if you like going out or not. Partying is not for everyone, but you owe it to your social self to try it at least once. When I was a freshman, my roommate and I were wondering how you even hear about parties. She came back one day and said that someone told her to just wonder on the hill and walk into any party you hear/see. To me, that was super intimidating because I didn’t know... Read More

Top 3 Fun Hangs in Boulder

July 30th, 2019

1. Half Fast Subs  I LOVE Half Fast Subs! It’s got great prices on drinks and subs, and the dive atmosphere is my favorite. Located on Boulder’s ever-changing ‘The Hill’ district, the atmosphere has some old0-school charm. It’s a no-frills, low key establishment that feels very comfortable to hang out at. Kick back on the patio, drink a pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea—dubbed the ‘Strongo’—and laugh with friends. You can’t beat it.  2. The Spot  The Spot is a cool hidden gem that has a fine duality; you can climb and drink a beer. The Spot was the first bouldering gym to... Read More

Top 3 Restaurants in Longmont

July 25th, 2019

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!   BIN 46   “Located in Historic Downtown Longmont, across from the beautiful Roosevelt Park,  Bin 46 Owner Candy Campbell brings her own unique and eclectic, contemporary American cooking in an approachable, elegant format. Driven by her beliefs that beautiful food tells a story, she... Read More

Why I Love Going to Music Festivals

July 20th, 2019

I recently developed a love for music festivals! I share a deep love for the experience of a music festival, as it’s like nothing else I’ve seen. It feels like an EXPERIENCE over just another concert, hangout, etc. I love them for the way they bond us with others and create a sense of belonging. Here are some of the reasons I love them and why you should try going to one someday! 1.The Good Energy Every time I’ve been to a festival, the energy has been off the wall amazing. I am a big believer in vibes, and I’ve always felt nothing but good vibes radiating from people at the festival.... Read More

5 Tips to Save Money Going to a Music Festival

June 27th, 2019

It’s summer, which means it’s festival season!!! As in, music festivals! I personally love festival season and went to Electric Forest last year and Bonnaroo this year. Festivals can get pricey, but I was amazed by how much I could save with small money-saving hacks. Yes, you can go to a festival too and not be freaking out about money too! (Trust me, I know. Currently on a barista salary…haha) Look no further for tips to make festival season fun and affordable.   Bring Your Own Food.   This seems like a fairly simple and obvious idea, but planning out what food you bring is... Read More

Avid4 Adventure: Building a Lifelong Love of Outdoor Adventure in Boulder’s Kids

July 12th, 2017

Even in an active community like Boulder, children aren’t immune to the sedentary lifestyle that accompanies the tech revolution. Luckily, Boulder is rife with summer and school programs to compete with Angry Birds and PAW Patrol. Perhaps the most active and socially conscious program is Advid4 Adventure. This premier summer camp is on a mission to give kids the confidence and skills to participate in (and love) outdoor activities. Avid4 Adventure’s founder, David Secunda, notes the positive environmental and health impacts of connecting children with nature on the company website. “Avid4... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 3rd, 2016

Kyle is a slack line enthusiast.”Keep your eyes up and focused on a point in the distance.”, he gives as advice for first time slack liners. He enjoys challenging himself on the different type of slack lines that he sets up in the parks around town. Kyle also has a wide knowledge of fun group activities for all ages.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 27th, 2016

Marcus has the enthusiasm for life and rock climbing. “If you have a good group of friends,” he smiles, “then climbing is amazing!” While he just started rock climbing only a year ago, he has ascended some of the more challenging routes in the area.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 20th, 2016

“Put me on a mountain, and I can find my way around,” Dan Beerman begins, “but get me in a building, and I have no idea where I am.” Dan absolutely loves to climb. You’ll hear him shout positive phrases when you’re out on the rocks with him. He’ll show you the ropes and let you know what ‘knot’ to do. One of his dreams is to be able to take groups out climbing  in Colorado’s best climbing spots.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 22nd, 2016

“We must conquer the rock to show our mightiness.” comments Jonah on his experience rock climbing. This was Jonah’s first time climbing outdoors, catching a glimpse of what the rock’s in Boulder taste like. He has never done much climbing before, but due to the friendliness of the rock climbing community and the nature of climbing itself, he’s hooked. Even coming from a strong basketball background, he was still fascinated by Colorado’s  rock formations when he moved to Colorado.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 15th, 2016

Jeff’s favorite smoothie is filled with every kind of berry he can find in his kitchen. His most recent smoothie included strawberries, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, kale, spinach, chia seeds, and peanut butter. As a recent transplant from Minnesota, this dude is passionate about getting out there and talking to everybody we meet on the trail…for at least 10 minutes. We chatted to this one guy who is hiking the TMB (Trail du Mont Blanc) next month and another guy who flies glider planes in Colombia. Jeff can be seen hiking or running at Chautauqua or even climbing up the flatirons.  Read More

Why Name a Lady Buffalo “Ralphie”?

March 23rd, 2016

This title question, and the more general “Why a buffalo for a mascot?” answered below. Time to brush up on Buff history. Ralphie is the female buffalo mascot for CU Boulder. But why does this female buffalo sport a male name? And why did CU choose a bison mascot in the first place? The tradition began in 1934 when the university newspaper selected “Buffaloes” as the nickname for the university students. Three weeks later, a few students paid a rancher $25 to rent a bison calf and a cowboy to handle her. The calf had to be managed by all 4 students plus the ranch hand... Read More

Grab a Coffin and a Turkey, Frozen Dead Guy Days is Here!

March 2nd, 2016

What on earth are we talking about today? Only the coolest festival in Colorado. Every year thousands gather in Nederland to celebrate our state’s most famous frozen grandpa with games, beer, music, and coffin races! Did we mention most events are free? A little backstory first: Back in 1993 it was discovered that Trygve Bauge and his mother Aud were storing Trygve’s grandfather with dry ice in the shed behind their unfinished house in Nederland. They wanted the body cryonically frozen in the hopes that someday grandpa would be resurrected by future technologies (nanobots, etc.). The... Read More

Boulder Nightlife this Weekend January 21-24

January 20th, 2016

For a lesson in etiquette and kicking zombie ass, Chem 140 is having an advanced screening of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies this Thursday at 7:00 pm. This is part of their Council Film Series. Admission is free and so is the popcorn. From 7:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, Boulder Book store is having Gayl Gray’s “Artscape Boulder, CO” talk and book signing. The book is filled with photographs of the public art of Boulder. Some of the artists will also appear at this event. You have to purchase a $5 voucher to attend but can use that towards a purchase the day of the event. If dance is more appealing... Read More

Trivia, Music, Art and Black Holes: Weekend Event Guide for 01/07/2016-01/10/2016

January 6th, 2016

The weekend is near, and Boulder wants you to come out and play. Moe’s Original BBQ will have their inaugural Geeks Who Drink at 7:00 pm on Thursday January 7th. See how much useless knowledge you have retained over the years in a test of your trivial mettle. Moe’s will be having this event every Thursday night. For a delightful show in a unique setting head over to the Goorin Hat shop. The Robin Lewis Band will be performing on Friday, January 8 at 5:00 pm. Goorin Hat Shop is located off 943 Pearl Street. Listen to the melodic crooning and dreamy string accompaniment with the twang of a banjo,... Read More

New Years Weekend

December 30th, 2015

It’s the last night of 2015! As the year sloughs off, anticipation shudders through the city. A milieu of parties throughout Boulder prepare to ring in the New Year. The night is brimming with potential with something happening at almost every bar. Here are a few suggestions if you are looking for someplace to celebrate. The trappings of Boardwalk empire come alive at West End Tavern’s New Years Eve Roaring 20’s Bash on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015. The evening of revelry will begin at 8 pm and go to Midnight. This evening does require a reservation so make sure to get yours! Tonight the... Read More

December events in Boulder the 17th-20th

December 17th, 2015

  December 17th, Star Wars fans will be out in droves, worshiping at movie theaters as The Force Awakens. Cinebarre Boulder 11 and Century Theatre will be teeming with longing anticipation. Elation and trepidation intermingle as those who have not yet seen the latest installment wait for their chance to see the something they have been yearning for, for over a decade. They will not be met with disappointment. If Star wars does not hold your favor, and Rockabilly appeals to your sensibilities, Reverend Horton Heat is playing at the Fox Theater December 17th. They will be joined by The Bellrays,... Read More

Weekend Nightlife 12/10-12/13

December 10th, 2015

The weekend approaches holding promise for those looking for possibilities. The Festival of Lights reaches its fourth night as candles in menorahs are lit. Strings of lights decorate the branches and rooftops of Boulder, and the holiday season continues its embrace. Tonight at the Fox Theater, check out Gravity A’s Talking Heads Tribute. Greener Grounds and Kinetik Groove will be opening for this loving tribute to the uniquely brilliant and iconic Talking Heads. Door open at 8:30pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm. If you want something more low key for the evening, the West End Tavern is having... Read More