7577 East Academy Boulevard
Outdoor beer drinkers can rejoice in the 4,500 square feet of garden area in the open-air seating at Lowry Beer Garden. Both the draft and bottle lists are mostly local, with New Terrain, Resolute, Dry Dock, Lone Tree and Telluride, among many others. Sitting outside in the warm temperatures just might have you craving a refreshing salad, and there’s no shortage of variety with the chickpea, triple berry, summer, Southwestern, wedge and quinoa salads as options. The giant pretzel, hummus and fried pickles are all vegan, too.
1201 16th Street, Suite 108
Mellow Mushroom churns out some tasty stone-baked pizzas, and there's good news for the dairy-free crowd: Any pizza on the list can be made vegan with swapping in vegan cheese (with gluten-free options as well). Tempeh and tofu can be added and prepped in jerk, teriyaki, BBQ or hot sauce. Plus, there are tons of veggies to choose from – artichoke hearts, roma tomatoes, pepperoncini, portabello mushrooms and more. A variety of beer styles are available on their changing tap list, from Funkwerks Tropic King to Odell Rupture Fresh Grind Ale. Score $4 Colorado pints during happy hour to go with your pie.
Rueben’s Burger Bistro
1800 Broadway, Boulder
If your beer of choice is of the Belgian variety, Rueben’s is the place to be. If you’re new to Belgian brews, Rueben’s Tour of Belgium taster flight will get you off to the right start. There are 42 draft beers and bottles from around the world and they include every style, not just those from Belgium. Kick off your food order with fried pickles, veggie tacos, fries, hummus, onion rings and pretzels, which are all vegan. Pair the homemade veggie patty with the pretzel bun and top with mushrooms, roma tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, avocado, arugula and much more.
1701 Wynkoop Street
Located in Union Station, the Terminal Bar sits in a restored space in the historic ticketing office. The bar has thirty Colorado beers on draft including offerings from Aspen, Wibby, Crooked Stave, River North and Odell. Vegan snacks include the crispy Brussels sprouts (minus the bacon), pretzels, fries, and the arugula salad.