With long summer days, sometimes the evenings just get away from us and we can’t be bothered to think about dinner until well past dinner time. Fortunately, Boulder, Colorado has some fabulous spots that keep their doors open a bit later so you can enjoy a tasty, healthy meal and a nightcap with friends. Here are our favorite places to grab some late night bites.
Hours: Open until 12am Friday and Saturday
Take a vacation to the islands without traveling too far by spending an evening at Jungle. Vibrant decor and funky cocktails – complete with tiny umbrellas – contribute heavily to tiki bar vibes. The menu is packed full of tasty eats from the Caribbean that complement the atmosphere perfectly.
Zoe Ma Ma
Hours: Open until 9:30 Friday and Saturday
This Boulder staple certainly has a cult following due to its traditional Northern Chinese style noodles. Saucy, savory noodle bowls might just be the best thing Zoe Ma Ma serves up during chilly winter evenings or a day spent trekking in the mountains.
Jax Fish House
Hours: open until 10pm Friday and Saturday
Known for some of the freshest seafood in town, you can’t go wrong with Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar. Delight in this innovative, fish-forward menu that showcases pan-seared Barramundi and classic, elegant cuisine like osetra caviar.
Hours: Open until 9:00pm every night
For high-end comfort food based on classic French cuisine, Mateo is the place to go. Enjoy its laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff. This place will quickly become your go-to for a relaxing dinner any night of the week.
West End Tavern
Hours: Open until 10pm Friday and Saturday
If top shelf whiskey and burnt ends sound like a great way to wind down a Friday night, then snag a table or belly up to the bar at the West End Tavern. Located on Pearl Street, this restaurant’s cozy atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
The Corner Bar
Hours: Open until 12am
Dark wood and antique fixtures make this Hotel Boulderado bar a great place to cozy up and finish out the evening. Treat your taste buds to traditional plates, like the rosemary chicken sandwich, or to interesting curations like the verlasso salmon sandwich. Pair with an Old Fashioned and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time with a visit to The Corner Bar.
Hours: Open until 11pm on Friday and Saturday
After a long day playing in the mountains, stroll down to the ever-chic Japango. Pick from a carefully curated variety of starters, then fill up with super fresh seafood prepared in a number of ways. From traditional raw fish over rice to saucy, savory bowls, Japango is the ultimate Japanese comfort food.
There are plenty of places to grab a late dinner around Boulder. You don’t have to settle for fast food; instead, treat your body and soul to something truly delicious, mouthwatering, and memorable.