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The Sink

) #19 of 434 Restaurants in Boulder €€ - €€€ American, , Pizza
1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-7015
+1 303-444-7465
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion straw” (15 reviews)
“burger” (101 reviews)
“cowboy reuben” (11 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
All hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-7015
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1 - 10 of 273 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read about this place and a worker at the visitor center said it was her favorite restaurant in town. It has been around since 1923 under different names and owners. Cartoon art work on all walls is very humorous. We had a gigantic...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is an average college hangout. The food was ok. I was disappointed with their burger as the bun completely fell apart as I was eating it. I felt the food was a bit over priced, but what do you expect from Boulder.

Thank RE1179
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's lots of good choices for food and drinks. Our server was very educated on whether their foods were truly gluten free for celiac purposes. There is so much to look at on the walls, you can find yourself staring off reading all the clever...More

Thank Katelyn S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch going up to Steamboat Springs. Food was really good. Originally heard about it on DID. It was like stepping back into the 70's with the music and the painted walls. Staff was great. The whole family enjoyed it. A++

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a historic place for a great lunch or dinner in Boulder. It is in a unique old building with invited graffiti on some walls and a great college atmosphere. I talk about burgers too much, they have great burgers, but they also have great...More

1  Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of choices...tasty appetizers. Reuben also a 4 star. Good service and happy faces. Grab a marker and write some history on their ceiling. (Obama's signature a waste of time/ink) 😖

1  Thank Warren S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Looking to return to the 60s, The Sink is your place. The wall paintings will take you right back. The names scribbled all over the ceiling seems to lower the ceiling as you walk in. The food is great and the drinks are even better....More

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

What's a stop in Boulder without a stop at a place that was on the Travel Channel. We were seated immediately, our waitress was very attentive, kept out drinks filled and our food came out pretty fast for as busy as they were. I loved...More

Thank jessica391
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

My cousin attends UCB and I was in Denver so I came to Boulder to take him to lunch between finals. His choice of places to meet. I read up on the history of The Sink and sounded cool ✌️ walking in is normal and...More

Thank babs227ga
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I found The Sinks because I love to eat at places featured on Food Network. I tried the Texas Straw Burger. It was delightful. It had the perfect cook, crunch factor, and heat. While the food was good, the service was okay. I had to...More

Thank JAM681
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you sell gift cards? If so, how can I go about buying one remotely as a gift? Thanks
7 May 2015|
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Response from WestFlandersBrew | Property representative |
Hi! Please give The Sink a call and we would be happy to load a giftcard for you, and even mail it to where you need it to go! Cheers Lauren Hoff Marketing Manager The Sink Restaurant and Bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-7015
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-7465
  • E-mail
The Sink has been a University of Colorado legend since 1923. Offering a wide variety of scratch made sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads. Featuring grass-fed beef, locally baked organic breads and seasonal local produce. A full bar features eighteen draft beers and locally produced beers and spirits. This historic landmark is a must see for any visit to Boulder, truly one of a kind!
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