Boulder is the type of town that is full of great places to chill and get some delicious food.
The Hill can be a great place to do just that. The best places to eat on the Hill seem to only get better with age and keep students coming back year after year.
First, The Sink. Also known as the “Boulder Burger Institution,” The Sink serves organic hormone-free meat with a side of killer fries. It has been a popular location on the Hill for 84 years, and with its permanently sticky floors and unique graffiti art all over the walls and ceilings, it has always appealed to the college-aged demographic.
In case the burgers don’t sell you, visit The Sink during STD (Sink Two Dollar) Happy Hour, where there are tons of tasty, cheap eats and beers on tap. Every Saturday night, The Sink hosts live music with no cover charge.
The Sink’s popularity has never faded since their opening and it continues to grow with their environmentally-conscious ideology. The restaurant is 100% powered by wind energy and they recycle over 65,000 tons of trash annually.
“I feel it’s due to The Sink’s history…we grow with the times and keep with the essence of what Boulder and college life is,” said Sink employee Melissa Johnson, 32.
College dining can also be exemplified by the late-night crowd huddled in line at Cosmo’s Pizza. For around $2 a slice, students who may or may not have slurred speech and no center of gravity convene until 2:30 in the morning.
“Kids hang out here because it’s the right energy. The music’s good, the people are cool, and the food’s amazing,” said Casey Hawkins, 22, a religious studies major who works at Cosmo’s.
A warm New York-style slice with a side of spicy ranch is a late-night must in Boulder.
Sunday morning at Dot’s Diner is the perfect time to reminisce about the weekend in a mellow atmosphere. The most famous menu items at Dot’s are the huevos rancheros and the buttery biscuits that come with most entrees.
This short list should keep you covered for a weekend of good food and good times on the Hill.
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