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The Bitter Bar

) #162 of 434 Restaurants in Boulder €€ - €€€ American
835 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5034
+1 303-442-3050
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
2 Nov 2016
“Cool, Relaxing Cocktail Spot”
1 Oct 2016
“Great cocktails, cool atmosphere ”
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835 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5034
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Came here for drinks after reading about it in a Boulder City Guide that I found online. Cool vibe, nice cocktail list. They have an impressive selection of top shelf whiskey. There was a good mix of couples and larger groups here. This is a...More

Thank charm_of_finches
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was excited to find such an awesome cocktail bar during my visit to Boulder, coming from Seattle's plethora of craft cocktail joints. The Bitter Bar has an impressive selection of high-quality spirits, a creative menu, and solid, spirit-forward classics. Will definitely be back on...More

1  Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Dark interior with a well stocked bar. Outside seating available. Drinks were strong and well balanced, service from Taylor was great. Don't come for food, only snacks available and the little cheese plate is way over priced at $15. Complimentary popcorn was a plus.

Thank zepkar
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Found this little gem by accident. It has a great vibe and decor. Dining in or out. A super nice bar with creative and delicious drinks.

Thank MaruchyX8
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My daughter just graduated! Spent our last official time at Bitter Bar as CU parents. Love this place. Nice atmosphere, quiet enough to have a conversation, fit for adults and students alike and ROCK STAR bartenders, mixologists, or whatever they call them now...we came with...More

1  Thank T2cruiser
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Place is overcrowded and unsafe. Watched my friend get beat up and then saw owner call the cops on friend. Owner then told cops to arrest me even though I did nothing, but try to help my friend. DID NOTHING TO THE FOLKS WHO PUNCHED...More

1  Thank cartem2016
Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is a fun spot to enjoy creative cocktails. It had a cozy feel with dim lighting and a fireplace with couches nearby to warm up on.

Thank clgallo3
Reviewed 22 November 2015

After eating at Wild Standard our friends introduced us to one of their favorite little bars, the Bitter Bar. Couches, tables and a bar. Roaring fire with somewhat loud conversation. Quite a variety of unusual libations. For example I had a "Corpse Reviver #2" Hendricks...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Stopped here thinking their main focus would be on bitters. Not so (was supposedly the case at first when they opened 5 years ago) but they still had plenty, with a deep knowledge of their drinks offerings. Everything appeared uniquly wondeful and respective of the...More

Thank Cinebriate
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Went here on my way out of Boulder. Had a drink called the Brazilian and I should have asked what all was in it because it was AMAZING. Each of my friends got a different drink and they were all awesome. The small bites they...More

Thank Rikki S
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Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
15 July 2016|
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Response from T2cruiser | Reviewed this property |
I think dogs are welcome everywhere in Boulder. I have seen a dog on the patio , but cannot confirm whether they officially allow them. We had two raccoons playing outside the window last time we visited bitterbar!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 835 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5034
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-442-3050
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