What To Do When You Turn 21 in Boulder

Pearl St, Boulder, CO
United States
40° 1' 8.3424" N, 105° 16' 29.0424" W

It's finally here. Your 21st birthday. It's your time to shine and your time to party, and we here at HCCU want to help you plan the ultimate birthday bash! If you are trying to come up with ways to celebrate your 21st, while staying in the Boulder city limits, check out these places for a kickass time.

  1. 1. Press Play

    This Pearl Street staple is the perfect place to kick off your new legality. Whether you'd prefer to just kick back and play a few pinball games with your friends during the week, or dance the night away when they transform the bar into a mini nightclub on the weekends, you will not regret partying it up at Press Play!

  2. 2. The Rio

    If tequila is your drink of choice then look no further than The Rio. Their $5 margaritas on Thursdays can NOT be beat, but add free chips and salsa and you're in for one hell of a fiesta! Show up early though! Happy hour starts at 9pm and the line can be looooong.

  3. 3. The Kitchen Upstairs

    Going here during Happy Hour in the winter is arguably one of the most gorgeous, yet somehow lowkey, spots you could possibly celebrate your big day at. Looking down at the lights on Pearl Street is something you will not forget, and the vibes inside are incredible!

  4. 4. Corrida

    By far the most expensive option on the menu, Corrida also features some of the most amazing craft cocktails in Boulder. Their food menu, though pricey, is to die for and every time my friends and I have gone we've been able to snag a seat around the firepit. Sunsets at Corrida are absolutely beautiful too, so consider stopping here for a quick drink to enjoy before you venture onward for the rest of your night!

  5. 5. The Sundown Saloon (AKA The Downer)

    Exactly the OPPOSITE of Corrida is the dive bar of all dive bars: The Sundown Saloon, or as we all call it,The Downer. This underground bar is complete with hanging Christmas lights, pool tables for days, darts and $8 beer pitchers. You can be as low or high key as you want at The Downer and believe us nobody will judge you either way.

We hope your 21st birthday is as beautiful, special and amazing as you are! Happy celebrating, love bug!