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License No. 1

Categories: Night Spots Locally Owned Business


2115 13th St View on Google Maps
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443-0486

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Out of an abundance of caution for the community’s health, we’ve decided to cancel the New Year’s Eve Party and close License No. 1 temporarily. In the meantime, please keep yourselves and your families safe. We’ll be ready and waiting to welcome you back to License No. 1 as soon as we can! All event tickets purchased will be refunded. For questions, please reach out to

License No. 1 offers a unique experience, like no other. This underground speakeasy-style cocktail lounge is a tribute to the elegant charm of the early 20th century. Step back in time with classic, handcrafted libations, chef-prepared small plates, and a lively atmosphere when you enter this hidden gem in the heart of downtown Boulder.

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 continues with the very same liquor license first issued in 1969. We are proud to continue Hotel Boulderado’s legal tradition!

Happy Hour Specials

Wednesday - Sunday, 5pm - 7pm:
Food Specials: Small plates starting at $7 | Drink Specials: $4 Draft Beer, $5 Wine, Cocktails starting at $5

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Proudly accepts the Downtown Boulder Gift Card.

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