Boulder’s first legal liquor license gives name to the “Best Classy Bar” in the 2017 Colorado Daily Readers’ Choice Awards!

When Hotel Boulderado opened its doors in 1909, the City of Boulder was dry having outlawed the sale of demon rum and spirits within city limits in 1907. In 1969, one of the first legal licenses to serve hard liquor in a restaurant was issued to the bar located in the basement of Hotel Boulderado. Today License No. 1 Liquor Bar continues with the very same liquor license first issued in 1969.

We are proud to continue Hotel Boulderado’s legal tradition!


Open Daily: 5pm – close
Happy Hour: Daily from 5p-7p
Live Music / DJ: Thurs-Sat
Industry Night: Sunday

Phone & Address

(303) 442-4560
2115 13th Street
(13th & Spruce Street)
Boulder, CO 80203


Cocktails & Connections Valentine’s Day Party

Join License No. 1 for the Cocktails & Connections Valentine's Day Party on Friday, February 14th from 5:00 PM to close.

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License No. 1

Saunter down to License No. 1 to enjoy craft cocktails at Hotel Boulderado’s own speakeasy. See what’s happening this month at License No. 1. We have open Mic Mondays, comedy nights and live music!

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