Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill

This multi-roomed, multi-level sports bar seems perpetually packed, especially on game days, trivia nights or any weekend. A true cross-section of Boulder's population frequents the place, with University of Colorado students rubbing elbows with downtown residents and Boulder lifers at the bar. Even with all the crowds, Lazy Dog usually has a jovial, mellow vibe, and rarely gets raucous. Tap beers and appetizers (including wings and spinach-artichoke dip) keep most of the imbibers busy, but a list of hangover-inducing sweet martinis is available, too. Two patios offer sunbathing opportunities in the warm months, and there's a pool table for those who'd rather participate in sports than watch them on TV.