In Boulder, one hikes and explores. And after one hikes and explores, one needs a solid meal and some friendly faces. This is the spot to find both, plus a lineup of beers that are made on site. Pair your Blackberry Wheat with a Date Night Burger (which is, like, totally fine to eat alone) or a bowl of black bean chili (vegetarian and vegan options are plentiful) and soon you’ll be feeling refreshed enough for hiking, round two. A quick aside: The service here is a bit different than your normal restaurant. Don’t expect to see the same server throughout your meal. All the staff on hand will help with all aspects of the service during a shift. It’s all about teamwork, and the positivity extends to every table. Just don’t forget to grab some cash -- this spot does not accept credit cards.
First and foremost, this is a stellar bike shop for all your cycling-related needs. But what makes it a destination is the fact that it doubles as a relaxing spot to hit up happy hour. The Tune Up is the in-house bar and coffee shop where you can choose from a selection of craft brews, wine, and espresso while snacking on empanadas and cruffins (croissant-muffins, duh). Adorable puppies and a steady stream of Planet Earth playing on the TVs sets the mood for happy hour which runs from 4-6pm daily and includes $2 off all drinks, so go ahead and stay for that second beer.