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Top Choice Park in Boulder

Chautauqua Park

This historic landmark park is the gateway to Boulder’s most magnificent slab of open space adjoining the iconic Flatirons; its wide, lush lawn attracts picnicking families, sunbathers, Frisbee folk and students fro…
Top Choice Brewery in Boulder

Mountain Sun

Boulder’s favorite brewery cheerfully serves a smorgasbord of fine brews and packs in everyone from yuppies to hippies. Best of all is its community atmosphere. The pub grub, especially the burgers and chili, is del…
Top Choice Italian in Boulder

Frasca

Deemed Boulder’s finest by many (the wine service earned a James Beard award), Frasca has an impeccable kitchen and only the freshest farm-to-table ingredients. Rotating dishes range from earthy braised pork to hous…
Top Choice Modern American in Boulder

Oak at Fourteenth

Zesty and innovative, locally owned Oak manufactures top-notch cocktails and tasty small plates for stylish diners. Standouts include the grilled bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin and cucumber sashimi drizzled with pass…
Top Choice Brewery in Boulder

Sanitas Brewing

The warehouse complex where Sanitas is located doesn’t exactly scream charm, but wait till you get inside. The low-key tap room has an urban hipster feel with cement floors and high, family style tables, while patio…
Top Choice Bistro in Boulder

Brasserie Ten Ten

A go-to place for both students and professors, this sunny French bistro has a refined menu and an elegant atmosphere – think fresh flowers, marble high tops and polished brass. Sure, it's fancy, but not too uppity …
Top Choice Argentine in Boulder

Rincón Argentino

Don't be turned off by the shopping plaza setting: Rincón packs a wallop of authentic Argentina. It bakes fresh empanadas – savory, small turnovers filled with spiced meat, or mozzarella and basil – which are perfec…
Top Choice Arts Center in Boulder

Dairy Arts Center

A historic milk-processing-factory-turned-arts-center, the Dairy is one of Boulder's top cultural hubs. Recently renovated, it's a state-of-the-art facility with three stages, four gallery spaces and a 60-seat cinem…
Top Choice Clothing in Boulder

Common Threads

Vintage shopping at its most haute couture: this fun place is where to go for secondhand Choos and Prada purses. Prices are higher than at your run-of-the-mill vintage shop, but clothes, shoes and bags are always in…
Top Choice Mexican in Boulder

T/ACO

Super-fresh ingredients and inventive recipes mean T/ACO’s tacos are little gems on a corn tortilla: braised pork belly, mango Caesar chicken, even a killer veggie taco with spaghetti squash and roasted poblano chil…