Quality Inn Denver-Boulder Turnpike
1196 Dillon Rd.
Louisville, CO 80027
Phone: (303) 604-0181
Fax: (303) 604-6558
Bars & Cafes
The Huckleberry is the only British tea room and restaurant in the Boulder area. Located in the heart of downtown Louisville, the restaurant is easy to find and an enjoyable diversion from wandering the other local shops and museums in the area. However, the popularity of the Huckleberry makes it difficult to just "pop in" without prior planning. The menu offers full British breakfasts and Colorado favorites alike, comfort food entrees served in the British style, and rich, freshly made desserts and wine for a full dining experience. The afternoon tea is the real draw, offering sandwiches, cheeses, and other snacks alongside the usual tea cakes and sweets. However, while the food is delicious, the prices are a bit high, with very little outside the breakfast menu costing less than USD10. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
Henry's Bar and Grill has been a staple of downtown Louisville for decades and its staying power is easy to understand; low prices, good, filling food, and friendly atmosphere are great draws to this little grill! Located right in the middle of the downtown area, Henry's is small and unassuming, but worth a visit during your day downtown. The menu is simple bar food but all is prepared with care and made to be delicious. Furthermore, the drink menu is extensive and ranges from local brews to favorite beers, wines, and mixers. Henry's is busiest during sports games but still worth a visit any time. If you're looking for a drink, snack, or full meal while you explore, check it out. - Sabrina Zirakzadeh
Cafe de Paris, located in the middle of Downtown Louisville, is a lovely international coffeehouse in a fantastic location. Within easy walking distance of all of the old town area, Cafe de Paris offers a place to stop for drinks or a small meal whether you've been shopping, browsing the historical district, visiting the park, or even bar-hopping in the evening. The coffee is made from fresh, organic beans, the sandwiches range from crab and cheese melts to eggplant and polenta, wine and beer are available alongside the hot and iced drinks, and live music and other events are scheduled five nights a week or more. Cafe de Paris is quite small but does not to reservations before dinner so be prepared to wait or put in your name and enjoy exploring the area in the meantime. For a quick, European-style bite, this is a great place to try. - Sabrina Zirakzadeh
Boulder is bagel crazy, meaning someone prepares the fresh baked delights on just about every corner. This popular shop occupies a spot in the Meadows Shopping Center. It may be a simple looking strip mall location, but heavenly smells will lure you in for a cup of java and a tasty bagel. In addition to a dozen different bagel flavors the store serves muffins and sandwiches. Complement your bagel with a gourmet coffee, espresso, a fruit smoothie or a juice drink. Seating is limited.
Glacier Ice Cream is one of Boulder's most beloved gelato and ice cream establishments. With multiple locations around the Boulder-Denver Metro area, Glacier is a local business with real staying power. What sets this particular location apart is the fact that this Glacier branch, just off of Foothills Parkway on Baseline Road, offers ice cream making tours. Not only can you and your friends and family enjoy delicious, homemade, organic gelato and ice cream at affordable prices, but you can also see how it's made and learn to do it yourself, too! Tours cost less than USD6 per person, and every Saturday at 11a visitors can call ahead to join the open tour instead of making their own reservations. Glacier's ice cream is famous in Colorado, and this is your chance to learn their secrets! -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
This offshoot, of Boulder's popular Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, was established in 2013. Located right below the Southern Sun Pub & Brewery, an older outlet by Mountain Sun, Under the Sun Eatery & Taphouse is a great place to devour the beers brewed at Southern Sun. Along with beers, wines on tap are also offered. In winters, huddle close to the fireplace with a strong drink and some delectable food. Under the Sun Eatery & Taphouse opens its doors from 5p on weekdays and 4p on weekends. Check the website or call ahead for further information.
Southern Sun Pub & Brewery is run by the same guys who own the Mountain Sun pub on Pearl Street where they brew the eponymous and delicious beers. There are two other pubs in addition to this one and the original; each one offers their signature eight beers on tap, the Blackberry Wheat, Old School Irish Stout, Colorado Kind Ale, XXX Pale Ale, Isadore Java Porter, Annapurna Amber, Quinn's Golden Ale, Illusion Dweller IPA and the FYIPA, respectively. They also have seasonal, wheat and some Belgian inspired beers that will knock your socks off with their high ABV content. Inside the pub, the atmosphere is very scholarly, there are no TVs and books line the shelves. All this makes for great conversation, and if you want some sun (winter excluded), the patio is a perfect place to take your pint.
Featuring a tasting room with excellent beers on tap, the Avery Brewing Company has been producing delicious brews since its inception in 1993. Visit this place to sample some specials straight from the brewery in addition to a dining menu which includes gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, fries, salads and wings. Tours around the Avery Brewing Company will give you deeper insight into the manufacturing process for their popular suds, they even have cask-conditioned ale.
The Dark Horse has been a local favorite since 1975, where the landmark watering hole features an anachronistic melange of over 1000 pieces of movie memorabilia and antique furnishings. Despite the old-timer feel, there are still big screen TVs, pool tables and video games. The crowd is a mix of college students and locals, and it is pretty much known around here the Horse serves some of the best burgers in town. The menu features these alongside sandwiches, salads and a kid's menu. If you are more adventurous, the kitchen can serve up a plate of Rocky Mountain Oysters, which are delicious. Other items include specialties like the Burrito Grande and Fish and Chips. Live music rocks the bar on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Harpo's Sports Grill has 30 Television Sets with the state of the art satellite system so that you can watch your favorite game while you eat. The satellite system features all major sports packages. The building is steeped in Boulder's history. The rooftop dining has a wonderful view. Each night is dedicated to a different drink special. For entertainment, you can take part in trivia quiz held every night, or play the game room, where you can choose from cards or arcade games.
The Boulder Beer Company is hidden in the business and residential area off of the Valmont and Foothills Parkway, but it's location doesn't stop it from being a popular and fantastic place to grab a meal and a drink. Located in a functioning brewery, Boulder Beer offers a menu of local bar food made with organic ingredients for low prices, but the real joy comes from the atmosphere and the beer menu. The pub feels like a traditional British pub, welcoming loungers, casual diners, and serious drinkers alike, with the option of watching or even taking tours of the brewery while you drink. The beer menu changes regularly and includes both major labels, European lagers, and specialty micro-brews from around the country. However, the best here is probably Boulder Beer's signature brew, the Mojo India Pale.
Several local publications have declared Village Coffee Shop as one of the best breakfast restaurants in Boulder. This eatery is particularly suited for families dining with children and offers special kid's and gluten-free menus. The interiors are light and airy with square tables for groups and long counters for those dining alone. The breakfast items include hash browns, hamburger steak, sausage patty and cheese omelet infused with rustic flavors. For lunch, try the French Dip or Red Rooster Sandwich with fillings like roast beef, fried steak and coleslaw. Children can enjoy a variety of hamburgers, pancakes and chocolate chips. Those in a hurry can avail of takeaway packages to carry something for the road.