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The Best Sports Bars in Boulder, Colorado

Sports Bars in Boulder

Football season is upon us and sports fans are gearing up to spend the cooling fall weekends watching this beloved American past time. No matter where your loyalty lies, fans throughout Boulder can watch their favorite sports teams at these treasured locales. Next game day, belly up to any of these bars and cheer your team on. 

The Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill

This Pearl Street favorite is always packed on game days. From college football rivalries to NFL showdowns, Lazy Dog shows the top billed games on its plethora of screens throughout the bar. Sports fans can get front row seats, thirst quenching beer, and tasty eats while cheering on their favorite teams. Soak up the last of summer’s warm evenings on Lazy Dog’s rooftop bar while watching the sun set behind the picturesque Flatirons

Dark Horse

A favorite amongst CU Boulder students, this tucked away bar is always buzzing with energy during football games. Interesting decor adorns the walls while juicy burgers and spicy wings provide fuel for hungry football lovers. Gather the gang, don your team’s colors, and spend the evening at  Dark Horse mingling with other pigskin fanatics.  

The Sink

One of our city’s best loved restaurants, this Boulder institution has hosted the likes of President Obama, Guy Fieri, Anthony Bourdain, and more. Located in The Hill, this dive bar is packed on game days. The Sink offers mouthwatering bites in a low-key, neighborhood atmosphere that makes guests feel at home and welcome, no matter who they are rooting for. 

Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse

This Boulder restaurant is often celebrated for its variety of beers and hearty pizzas. During football season, guests also enjoy a communal atmosphere and abundance of screens located throughout the restaurant. Clink glasses with patrons at neighboring tables during touchdowns and partake in some of the best happy hour offerings in town at Backcountry Pizza & Taphouse. 

Bluff Street Bar & Billiards

Shoot pool while watching your best-loved sports teams compete for the win. Refreshing beer, friendly competition, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere make Bluff Street Bar & Billiards the spot to hang out during game days. Avoid Pearl Street and college crowds by celebrating game day at this venue. 

Pearl Street Pub & Cellar

There’s never a dull moment at the Pearl Street Pub. This community bar has long been a staple on this tourist trafficked stretch of road. It has also consistently included sporting events, like NFL games, on the ticket. The staff is incredibly friendly and fun, so expect to stick around after the game is over to hang out with some of Colorado’s finest. 

Whether you’re an NFL fan or a college football diehard, Boulder has a sports bar for you. Dig in to juicy chicken wings, cool down with a refreshing beverage, or watch your favorite team battle it out on the field at any one of these area bars.

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