With the increasing news and concern regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, License No. 1 will be closed temporarily starting, Monday, March 16th. The restaurant will re-open, as soon as we feel it is safe for our staff and the community. We will continue to provide updates as we learn more and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

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