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Corner Bar, Boulder, CO

Corner Bar

4.5
4.5
378 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located inside Hotel Boulderado on the corner of Spruce and 13th streets, The Corner Bar is the ideal location for a quick lunch, a lively Happy Hour, a great late-night meal, or the perfectly poured Martini. This spacious restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating with a large wrap-around patio featuring plenty of room for social distancing and fun.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 442-4880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mike Thom

  • Catering

    Please call for information.

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Cross street

    Spruce St & 13th St

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available at Hotel Boulderado.

  • Public transit

    The Corner Bar can be reached via the RTD bus stop located at the corner of 13th Steet and Spruce Street in Downtown Boulder.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boulder Area

    Best Value

  • Boulder Area

    Neighborhood gem

  • Boulder Area

    American

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  1. JB

    JaBeRo

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service was great. It was quite boisterous, but what do you expect on a Friday night during the holidays? Here is something that I am directing to all restaurants. Why do the host people put guests at a sub par table when there are a number of great tables available? Are they saving it for their friends, or younger, better looking people? When I go to a restaurant where I have a reservation and am shown to a table in the middle of the traffic pattern, and there are a lot of better tables available, it is very off-putting. If the restaurant is filling up, the people who arrive later or do not have a reservation will consider themselves lucky to get any table!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything from the quaintness of the hotel restaurant, the cocktails, our server, and the food was great for a fair price.
  3. LH

    LisaH

    Denver

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    So much fun, food was great and service terrific!
  4. SD

    SusanD

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went for Happy Hour after not having visited for while. Although it would be great if they added mire HH food options- we had a good time. The ambience is always great- classic mountain vibe.
  5. WW

    WhistlingWoman

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    relaxed place, good bar selection, attentive service, varied food. Our new favorite place in town.
  6. P

    Penn4

    Denver

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We had a long wait after ordering our food (45 minutes). Staff apologized, but it still took too long. The food was very good, but the soup was warm, not hot. I would still recommend this place, but with the caveat about the wait time.
  7. KR

    KR412

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Always a fun place to go but the food took a very long time after we ordered
  8. SV

    SharonV

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a loud post football Saturday night but our service was excellent and the food was very good. Kudos to all the servers!
  9. MY

    MarkY

    Denver

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was very nice what we expected. The brussels sprouts with cauliflower very good. My son had the Caesar salad with double chicken. He said the chicken was too dry. My wife has a gnocchi and she said it was fantastic.
  10. C

    Crich

    New Mexico

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We have always sat outside, until last night. So we sat inside and yelled at eachother.. now do we need to wait til spring to return??
  11. M

    Marge

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We went to the Corner Bar with friends for happy hour.
  12. a

    andy

    Denver

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was my first time dining inside The Corner Bar. I guess I don't like the ambience, a dark room with lots of TV screens. But the food was nicely prepared and flavorful - I had the pan-cooked trout with asparagus and rice. My husband had a fine and very filling clam chowder as well as uninteresting meatballs in sauce. He wanted an IPA, but the restaurant doesn't have any - but our server went over to Spruce Fish and Farm and got one there, which my husband declared was very good and "citrus-y." We'll return when the weather warms up and we can sit outside.
  13. MD

    MarilynD

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Open Table is not friendly to large parties at this establishment. However, we made 2 reservations online, but when we arrived on time we were told that we could not be seated due to another party still eating at the table. They split our group and could not accommodate us at one table for a half hour.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect day to sit outside on the sidewalk
  15. RD

    RichardD

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Disappointed in the beef reuben sandwich that reminded me of a hot post beef sandwich and seemed quite different from the same one eaten one week ago. The fish and chips was quite good. I can't believe a "bar" doesn't have an IPA on tap and the waiter had to go elsewhere to get one. Has IPA become passe at the Boulderado? Also, the restaurant was rather quiet, but it still took over an hour to have what should have been a rather quick happy hour time (4PM reservation) meal. In response to the next question about recommending the Corner Bar, I would say yes with a caveat about trying it once to see what they think.
  16. CL

    ChristinaL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    They were super busy the day we went, so I think they didn’t have time to make things to their usual standards. My breakfast (smoked salmon hash) was absolutely flavorless. I think someone forgot to salt it. Anyway, I think we went on an off day and they’re usually better than that.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Love the Corner Bar and the Boulderado, it’s been a family gathering place for decades. The food was good and our waiter was very engaging, but it took a full 60 minutes for our food to arrive from when we ordered.
  18. RD

    RichardD

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Highly noisy and quite busy, taking us around 45 minutes to get our food (happy hour selections). NO IPA beer available - no excuse for the most popular style of beer. Option was a very mundane pale ale. We will be most careful about time of the week and time of the day to go back. Will recommend to others with reservations.
  19. KF

    KathyF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A perfect warm fall day let us dine outside, wonderful ambiance. Our waiter was top notch, very attentive. We met up with a friend we hadn’t seen in years, so we hung out much longer than other diners. They let us stay with no questions. Food and drink was great!! We’ll be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paxton, our server, was fantastic. Great experience.
  21. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Too loud and too crowded for us. Our table was jammed in upstairs and we weren’t able to enjoy conversation or the ambiance at all. I think we cannot return on the weekend nights in the future.
  22. D

    Debbie

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host, hostess, and server were very gracious, good with kids, and accommodating. It was a relaxing lunch and very enjoyable.
  23. j

    janek

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for pre CU Boulder pep rally, part of band came and played outside Corner Bar so patio is place to be!
  24. FL

    Foodie4Life

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I hate giving bad reviews. I feel I have no choice in this instance. My bf and I flew in to Denver airport for a birthday trip to Red Rocks. We decided we wanted to stop in Boulder for lunch. After flying all day, we were starved and I looked up all the spots in Boulder on Open Table, and based on the menu and the ratings, we thought this would be a great choice. We arrived around 3 pm and could not have had a worse experience. First, when I asked to sit at a table with sun on the patio, the hostess was visibally annoyed, even though there were at least six open patio tables for all size of parties. I waited tables for many years and I understand that her job is to ensure proper table rotation for the servers, etc., but you never treat your customers with disdain, or argue with them over a reasonable request. This was just an omen of what was yet to come. The server for our table was very pleasant and polite, we ordered two cocktails for happy hour, but they were out of the pina colada that was advertised and that my BF had his heart set on. We then proceeded to wait 20 minutes for our drinks and got our first appetizer about 30 minutes after that, which were sliders that were completely cold. We sent them back. Another 20 minutes went by and we asked about our entrees. The server told us that my crab salad was on the way. I asked, "What about his chicken salad?" and her eyes got real big and then she said, 'oh yeah, it's coming too,' and then hurried off. We then waited another 20 minutes for the forgotten salad to come out with the sparce crab salad. Meanwhile, several tables that arrived after us were well in to their meals or already gone. We watched as the chef had lunch with his gf at table next to us, while our food was inexcusably delayed. We were there almost two hours and left feeling still hungry, ripped off and treated as just another number. I would never go back here and this lunch tarnished my arrival to Colorado for my birthday weekend.
  25. LB

    LisaB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the feel of the place and the Colorado River Trout! Make sure you go upstairs to see the attached awesome Boulderado Hotel. Gorgeous! We go back every year we are there.
  26. AM

    AlexM

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not our first visit but as with others in the past we had a very enjoyable experience. Our server was friendly and spot on with service. We really enjoy the Happy Hour specials this time around. Good value and delicious; roasted brussel sprouts, prime rib sliders (buns are a bit much if you are watching carbs but the stead was good) and parmesan fries - nice and crispy). As we sat outside "noise" was minimal (other than the momentary rantings on the street of some homeless arguing with each other).
  27. AS

    AnneS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming down to CB for a long time and find that the service is consistently great, servers are really efficient and attentive.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful!
  29. MQ

    MoreQthanA

    Denver

    103 reviews

    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent evening - really good service (friendly, helpful and efficient and knowledgeable) - and the food was pretty good too. Good wine list and OK cocktails, but VERY limited beer list (be warned, or go elsewhere). The location (outside) is also a massive plus and makes the experience memorable too. My advice: take the chance to wander into the Hotel Lobby - it's worth the stroll and a Boulder experience. Would we go back? Most certainly!
  30. p

    pjcl

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I always bring my friends here for a birthday lunch. The food is always good, and I love sitting outside on the patio. I usually get salmon salad or sandwich, and it's prepared in a unique and delicious way.
  31. PM

    PattyMcKen

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty outdoor spot. Loved the bison burger and the crab and citrus salad.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic experience at the Corner Bar! The service was excellent, and the food was wonderful 💕
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Jackson is a great server, we sat outside which was nice. There was a little mix up with the maitre de but perseverance on our part took care of the problem. Cucumber soup, Santa Fe salad and trout all winners..
  34. DK

    DavidK

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We came to celebrate our son’s move in eve to start at CU Boulder. Understanding it’s a busier night than normal, they could have had an extra bartender and server on staff. Most of the food was quite good, including the Steak Frites, Ousters, Bison Pastrami and Grilled Calamari. The Baum Mi came up a little short. Drinks were excellent, especially the Mule and the martini. We’ll come back for sure.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great downtown spot for a casual lunch or dinner. Classic Boulder atmosphere. Drinks are generous, food is good. Service is usually good, except when they get real busy (duh).
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Tuna ciabatta sandwich was new. It was difficult to eat because the pieces of tuna kept falling out of the sandwich. I’ll stick with the salmon salad.
  37. K

    Kimberly

    Nashville

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was great. They were really busy so a little slow but he made up for it with his personality.
  38. HP

    HerschelP

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service were very good. Outdoor seating was also very good until amplified singer/guitar player set up across the street with much too loud music.
  39. TH

    TrevorH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Great location, good food, too few staff and therefore slow with orders, etc.
  40. h

    hsdiamond

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Corner Bar last night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Corner Bar using the Order Online button. Corner Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 442-4880.

Corner Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 378 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Corner Bar

2115 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spruce St & 13th St

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking available at Hotel Boulderado.

  • Public transit

    The Corner Bar can be reached via the RTD bus stop located at the corner of 13th Steet and Spruce Street in Downtown Boulder.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Thom

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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