Downtown Boulder is home to five-star restaurants, locally-owned boutiques and state-of-the-art museums and art galleries, all waiting for you just steps off of Pearl Street.
No visit to downtown Boulder would be complete without exploring all the streets adjacent to Pearl. From the historic Boulder Theater to contemporary art galleries, businesses located "off the bricks" will fuel your creative spirit. Dine your way down the side streets with world-class restaurants, then enjoy some retail therapy at local shops. Below, check out a sampling of all that can be enjoyed at nearly 90 amazing businesses throughout the downtown district...just off the bricks between the East End and West End!
The Broadway corridor is home to can't-miss local businesses. Shop the latest fashion trends at Miriam's and Umba, then stock up on outdoor apparel at Nomad. Fill your kitchen with gourmet goods at Savory Spice Shop and Boulder Olive Oil Company. Find gifts and unexpected treasures at Paper Doll and Paradise. Indulge some self-pampering at Clean Your Dirty Face and Sidedoor Salon. Refuel with caffeine from Cristos Coffee and onigiri rice balls at Fuji Cafe & Bar. Head north a little further and spend some quality time at the Museum of Boulder. Just south of Pearl along Broadway find local favorites Mustard's Last Stand and Jaipur Indian Restaurant. Finish your day exploring R Gallery & Wine Bar, where you can admire the work of local artists with a glass of red in hand. Cheers!
Walnut is where foodies flock. Grab a Cup of Joe at Amante Coffee. Enjoy five-star meals (and five-star views) from the rooftops of Corrida and Rosetta Hall. Be transported to Italy at Stella's Cucina, or sip on happy hour margaritas at Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant. Relax and unwind with a staycation at the St Julien Hotel & Spa, where you can enjoy dinner at Jill's Restaurant & Bistro and drinks at T-Zero Bar and Lounge. Have a mixologist create an unforgettable libation at The Bitter Bar. Stop by local favorites T/ACO, The Attic Bar and Bistro or Brasserie Ten Ten. Need even more reasons to explore Walnut? Visit Arabesque and Barchetta - your taste buds will thank you! No matter what you are craving, Walnut Street has just what you need to fill your cup. (In addition to this amazing restaurant row, shop fashionable finds at Max and Beatrice the Divine and funky favorites at The Ritz!)
Spruce Street is for the creatives. Visit Ana's Art Gallery and enjoy unique works from the Caribbean, Africa and beyond. Then head to Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary & Supply, where trained herbalists can guide you through the benefits of botanical medicine. Treat yourself to a day of self-care at Over the Moon salon and Symmetry360 Massage. Pop into the Zeal Optics Flagship store and shop their plant-based material line of sunglasses and more. Make sure to explore Spruce Street's delicious culinary scene at Amu Sake Bar and Restaurant and Sushi Zanmai. No matter what your heart is craving, Spruce Street has just what you're looking for to fill you with inspiration and provide restoration.
9th - 11th Street Businesses
You've never had specialty cocktails quite like they are prepared at Jungle. Or enjoyed street food as delicious and heart-felt as that which is made at Zoe Ma Ma or their sister restaurant Dragonfly Noodle. The Spotted James is the place to be seen where old school Hollywood meets the Wild West. Goldsmith Carla Morrison and her team find inspiration here to craft exquisite fine jewelry in her studio gallery. Businesses on 9th - 11th Streets offer something different for everyone - whether you are looking for hand-selected home décor at Cedar & Hyde, authentic pasta to-go at Pasta Press or Bohemian-style clothing at Kama Connection - these off the bricks shops offer unique finds at every turn.
13th - 14th Street Businesses
Calling all music and art lovers: 13 and 14th Streets are for you! Enjoy live musical performances, movie screenings, comedy shows and more at the historic Boulder Theater. Visit the Velvet Elk Lounge to sip on brews and watch local performers take the stage. A hop, skip and jump down 13th just south of Canyon will land you at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the beloved Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse. (It's also the location you'll find the best farmers' market in the state with the Boulder County Farmers Market sets up shop.) Treat your taste buds to the famous honey bite beer at Bohemian Biergarten or be adventurous and try fresh sashimi and sake at Blofish. Don't miss the opportunity to have a farm-to-table experience at Bramble and Hare or a Kansas City Strip at Steakhouse No. 316. Relax and unwind at the Brewing Market followed by a mani/pedi at La Bella Nail Salon. Retail therapy options include Active Imprints and Heady Bauer. However you find happiness, 13th and 14th Streets are sure to delight and entertain you!
15th - 20th Street Businesses
It's easy to love the local when relaxing and shopping at businesses from 15th - 20th Streets. The charming Bradley Boulder Inn is a perfect spot for an overnight getaway. Indulge in handmade Scandinavian pasties and soak up hygge (cozy) vibes at Süti & Co. Head to Lula Faye Fiber and become part of a tight-knit community that explores the colors and history of handmade textiles. Enjoy live performances and local events at eTown Hall, or treat yourself to a facial at the quaint Honey Pot. Shopping for sportswear is a breeze at Amundsen Sports - where their take on outdoor is unlike any other! No matter where you shop from 15th - 20th Streets, you will find yourself part of the local community.