Boulder's five biggest hipster bars

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Yesterday, we gave you a list of Denver's biggest hipster bars. Of course, we'd be completely remiss if we left out our neighbors to the northwest. So with this in mind, here are the five biggest hipster bars in Boulder, the best places to drink and see (and be seen) in the People's Republic.

5. Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl Street Laughing Goat is an artisan coffeehouse by day and eccentric lounge by night. With one of the most interesting and diverse crowds you can get in Boulder, it offers live music, poetry readings and open-mike nights -- along with a surprising selection of domestic and internationally renowned beers. Go for superb people-watching and pretty designs made in your coffee foam by somewhat melancholy but helpful baristas.

Boulder's five biggest hipster bars
Mark Manger

4. Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery, 1535 Pearl Street We know what you're thinking: "Mountain Sun, that brewery with all the hippies and dusty tapestries?" Exactly. The thing is, since the revolution of freshly crafted local beer, the face of Mountain Sun has changed. Now, the scruffy, flannel-clad, skinny-jeaned crowd and the devoted regulars commingle to enjoy an authentic microbrewery experience. Spend a few hours playing board games, sampling the ample selection on the rotating taps and feasting on nachos and burgers. Don't miss Stout Month, in February, when the staff pumps out dozens of varieties of stouts while donning hipster-worthy chops and 'staches.

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