Anyone that wants to learn about where to buy wine, liquor, and beer in Boulder has definitely come to the right place. Our alcohol guide will try to cover the topic in as detailed of a way as we possibly can so that you can make the right decision on how to proceed.
A list of the best local liquor stores and wine shops in town will get us going. Anyone that is ready to go pick up a bottle of vodka, tequila, wine, or a case of beer will get their info quick and be ready to head out the door.
Up next we will dive into the best breweries and beer bars near you, and a list of Boulder wine bars will follow that up. Wineries and vineyards in your area will get a shout out, and we will wrap this up by mentioning some of the best local happy hours where you can buy cheap alcoholic drinks after your work day ends.
Towards the end you will find an alcohol map for the area with all of the various venues we are mentioning pinned on it. And everyone is welcome to read some of our other blogs about wine, liquor, and beer in the Midwest.
Best Liquor Stores & Wine Shops In Boulder
Whether you want to buy a case of beer, some vodka, tequila, wine, or just about any other alcoholic drink you should be able to get them at any of these best liquor stores and wine shops in Boulder:
- Pettyjohn’s Liquor and Wine at 613 S Broadway
- Hazel’s Beverage World at 1955 28th St
- North Boulder Liquor at 3990 Broadway A
- Gunbarrel Liquor at 6566 Lookout Rd
- South Boulder Road Liquor at 545 W South Boulder Rd #110
- West End Wine Shop at 777 Pearl St C
- Boulder Wine Merchant at 2690 Broadway
- B Town Wine + Spirits at 5360 Arapahoe Ave C
Pettyjohn’s Liquor and Wine has years of experience in supplying wines, beers, and liquors to your area. Hazel’ Beverage World boasts a large assortment of wines, beers, spirits, cigars, delicious meals, and more in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere. They are open every day from 8am to 11:45pm and their delivery hours are from 8am to 8pm.
North Boulder Liquor has been servicing the community for over 80 years that is open from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and closes at 6pm on Sunday. Gunbarrel Liquor is a small family-owned store that is open from 9am to 11pm.
For a huge assortment of premium wines, an ever-changing selection of local craft brewers, and specialty items like CBD vodka head to South Boulder Road Liquor. Their operating hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 10:45pm, Friday and Saturday until 11:30pm, and Sunday 11am to 6pm.
The West End Wine Shop stocks premium wines, artisan beers, and spirits from across the world sourced from suppliers who farm organically and use minimum intervention in the manufacturing process. They are open from 12pm to 7pm Monday through Saturday.
Boulder Wine Merchant is the city’s only Master Sommelier-run retailer of expertly selected wines, craft beers, spirits, and gourmet food pairings. You may be qualified for free curbside pickup and delivery with a $50 minimum purchase.
If you are seeking a handcrafted variety of hard-to-find spirits, craft beers, and small-batch wines B Town Wine + Spirits is worth a visit. Hand-zested orange liqueur, allotted bourbon, rare mezcal, and classic scotch are all available and they are open Monday through Thursday 10am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday until 10pm, and Sunday 11am to 8pm.
Breweries & Beer Bars Near You
When you want to go sample some new suds or just watch the game with some pals these local breweries and beer bars are a great option:
- Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery at 1535 Pearl St
- Avery Brewing at 4910 Nautilus Ct N
- Upslope Brewing at 1898 S Flatiron Ct
- Beyond the Mountain Brewing at 6035 Longbow Dr #109
- Kettle & Spoke Brewery at 2500 47th St #12
- Vision Quest Brewery at 2510 47th St #A2
- Uhl’s Brewing at 5460 Conestoga Ct
You can have a full dining experience on a lovely expanded patio at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery which is open on Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm, Wednesday and Thursday 12pm to 8pm, and Friday through Sunday 11:30am to 9pm. Dine-in, patio seating, and curbside pickup are all possible at Avery Brewing on Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to 9pm and Friday to Sunday 11:30am to 9pm.
Founded in 2018 Upslope Brewing aims to produce fantastic beers for the local community and is open Sunday to Tuesday from 12pm to 8pm and closes at 9pm on Wednesday and Saturday. The taproom at Beyond the Mountain Brewing features 12 taps of year-round seasonal and small batch beers made with the finest ingredients alongside live music every Saturday. Their operating hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to 7pm, Friday till 8pm, Saturday 12pm to 8pm, and Sunday 1pm to 7pm.
Kettle and Spoke Brewery is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 8pm, Friday 2pm to 10pm, Saturday 1pm to 10pm, and Sunday 1pm to 6pm. Vision Quest Brewery offers a broad variety of beers and kombucha in your area to-go from 11am to 7pm every day.
Wine Bars In Boulder
Wine bars in your area are a great place for a date, a business meeting, or to hang out with a big group of friends:
- Just Vino at 846 Main St
- Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant at 56 W Chippewa St
- Shango New Orleans Bistro & Wine Bar at 3260 Main St
- Wine On Hertel at 1370 Hertel Ave
- The Little Club at 1197 Hertel Ave
- SZND at 1448 Hertel Ave
Shango New Orleans Bistro & Wine Bar has a large collection of award-winning wines and an eclectic hand-selected beer selection. They embraced the essence of a typical bistro serving wonderful cuisine and drinks in a fun environment.
Wine On Hertel carries approximately 20 different wines that have been personally picked and customized to suit every palate as well as wonderful Prosecco cocktails. Come for their happy hour Wednesday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm for $1 off beers and BOGO 1/2 off tapas.
The Little Club is a farm-to-table restaurant and bar that focuses on local growers and innovative small wineries which is open Tuesday through Sunday with the last dinner seating at 10pm. SZND has a private dining area where you can spend an evening with your guests and their restaurant can be reserved for a birthday, anniversary, wedding reception, or other special occasions.
The heated patio, dining room, and take out are available from 4pm to 9pm Tuesday to Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.
Wineries & Vineyards In Your Area
While these wineries and vineyards near you may not be right in town they are worth the drive:
- Book Cliff Vineyards at 1501 Lee Hill Dr #17
- Settembre Cellars at 1501 Lee Hill Dr #16
- Redstone Meadery at 4700 Pearl St #2A
- Turquoise Mesa Winery at 11075 Teller St #C
- Blue Mountain Vineyards at 4480 Hoot Owl Dr
- Augustina’s Winery at 20 Lakeview Dr #103
- Silver Vines Winery 7509 Grandview Ave
- Balistreri Vineyards at 1946 E 66th Ave
- Spero Winery at 3316 W 64th Ave
Book Cliff Vineyards creates a diverse range of wines from robust reds to vibrant whites and sweet dessert wines all of which are expertly made and matured in oak barrels or stainless steel. A guided tour with a minimum of four participants that includes wine, chocolate, and cheese tastings is available.
Settembre Cellars makes their wine exclusively with grapes grown in Colorado and provides free delivery to most of the local community on bottle orders over $50. The tasting room and wineries are open from 4pm to 8pm on Friday and 1pm to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Reservations are necessary for tasting room hours at Blue Mountain Vineyards.
Augustina’s Winery is a one-woman operated company that was the first in town with the goal of producing wine for those who love exploring new things. Their operating hours are Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm and Thursday to Saturday 1pm to 6pm.
Silver Vines Winery manufactures and serves a line of wines along with cheese plates and is open Monday to Thursday from 12pm to 8pm and Friday to Sunday 11am to 8pm. They offer free shipping on orders over $100 and tastings at $4 for five wines.
Best Local Happy Hours
These happy hours in Boulder can be a great option to buy cheaper alcoholic drinks after work when you need to unwind:
- License No. 1 at 2115 13th St
- Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar at 928 Pearl St
- River and Woods at 2328 Pearl St
- Bohemian Beer Garden at 2017 13th St
- Leaf at 1710 Pearl St
- Oak at 1400 Pearl St
- Blackbelly at 1606 Conestoga St #3
- Dark Horse at 2922 Baseline Rd
If you want to hold a corporate gathering, a one-of-a-kind event, or a wedding in a stylish ballroom with an intimate porch License No. 1 is a great option. There is live music and a DJ on Thursday through Saturday and Industry Night on Sunday along with daily happy hour from 5pm to 7pm.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar is the first restaurant in town to be accredited by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch and they can accommodate private parties. The River and Woods has a century-old miner’s cabin that acts as a comfortable yet stylish companion to a menu that combines whimsy and tradition making it a perfect destination for private occasions. Brunch, dinner, and cocktails are all available for takeout or delivery.
The Bohemian Beer Garden is open for dine-in and take-out delivery from 11am to 10pm Friday through Sunday and 3pm to 10pm on Wednesday and Thursday. Leaf delivers excellent vegetarian and vegan catering services for all types of event and cooks outstanding dishes by using all natural materials from their own farm’s produce and have one of the best happy hours near you from 3pm to 6pm Tuesday to Sunday.
In addition to presenting a variety of cocktails Oak has a butcher store and also sells sweets and specialty cakes. They are open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm to 9pm for dine-in and take-out. Dark Horse has been around since 1975 serving premium spirits and a rotating selection of diverse beers including local microbrews. Dine-in and take-out are possible Monday through Sunday from 11am to 11pm.
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- The Best Happy Hours In Vail, Aspen, & Breckenridge
- The Best Happy Hours In Kansas City
Enjoy Drinking Wine, Liquor, & Beer In Boulder
For the time being that is all we have to share but check back in because we will do our best to keep this page updated. After reading about all of those local liquor stores, wine shops, breweries, beer bars, wine bars, wineries, vineyards, and happy hours near you we think you are ready to accomplish your goal.
Do us a favor and mention if we got anything incorrect or if any of the above places have closed down in the comments so we can keep the lists up to date. Now have fun drinking wine, liquor, or beer in Boulder.