Catacombs Bar Denver
2115, 13th St
Phone # (303) 443-0486
Catacombs Bar Denver used to be a speak-easy during Prohibition days, it’s not surprising to learn that it’s the proud owner of the first liquor license in Boulder. The bar is in the basement of the Hotel Boulderado and has a Happy Hour worth bragging about. There are seven cavernous rooms decorated with local photography, pool tables, and a clientele ranging from students to the seasoned goers lounging on couches. You can order burgers at the restaurant upstairs or punish your arteries with some finger-licking bar snacks like nachos and hot wings from the Happy Hour and late night menu.
In contrast to the classy, upscale hotel located above, Catacombs Bar is a funky, off beat venue that caters to students and other young people. The dirt-cheap drink specials attract mostly a college and twenty-something crowd, as do the air hockey, foosball, pool tables and video games that are seemingly hidden in different rooms throughout the establishment.
DJs spin hip-hop and Top 40 on the recently renovated dance floor every weekend, and Catacombs Bar runs trivia and karaoke nights during the week. One of the more enduringly popular student hangouts.