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The Sink

1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-7015
+1 303-444-7465
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion straw” (15 reviews)
“cowboy reuben” (14 reviews)
“burger” (65 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-7015
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love a Bloody Mary with lots to eat added. These were amazing. We enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful fall day. It was crowded, but the service was friendly and efficient. Burgers were delicious.

Thank Travelmom143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sink is awesome! Not a lot of places you can have a good martini, spicy chicken and waffles as an appetizer and brick oven pizza! Definitely would recommend this place as a must to all people visiting Boulder.

Thank SeaHawk14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: Central Boulder Parking: street parking Atmosphere: lovable hole in the wall, graffiti-ed out, has character Staff: typical Menu: surprisingly good spread. Lots of comfort food. Something for everyone. Drinks: typical Meal: mac and cheese was yummy Prices: average+ Visit Again: yes Recommend To Friends:...More

Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic, classic bar on The Hill in Boulder. It's an institution that has been around since the 40's. It serves more than just beer but they used to give you a free pitcher on your 18th b-day. But that's dating myself back to the time...More

Thank SouthLava
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We wanted to eat a college local spot for lunch. This was it. Bonus Robert Redford worked there once upon a time, DDD came here and Obama. We ate the two items that DDD also sampled when there. The first was the Reuben, their version...More

Thank Rhawig
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I read that they put honey on their pizza and thought we should give it a try. The pizza was good and the honey gave it an interesting flavour. The restaurant ceiling was low and covered with graffiti - found the caricature of Robert Redford...More

Thank samanthandtravismom
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Had to go here because the young ones in our group love Drive ins, Diners, and Dives on HGTV. This is definitely a college student oasis dripping with testosterone and high decibel levels. The hip exterior belies a rather claustrophobic interior with a garage or...More

Thank bluejay377
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I was apprehensive when my husband said we were going to a college dive bar for dinner. Knowing what our five bars were in college, I would not have eaten there. He told me President Obama has eaten here, and it was featured on several...More

Thank Amy Z
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We went there for lunch knowing that The Sink is an institution in the CU area. Had he Cowboy Patty Melt which was also a recommendation from Diners Drive Ins and Dives show and it was quite delicious. It's a total college handout place. Got...More

Thank cmtbmom
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Having visited The Sink on many an occasion I can vouch for the greatness of their burgers and sweet potato fries! The staff are very friendly and definitely make you feel welcome. Don't forget to sign the roof and grab a sticker! Will be back...More

Thank foodtravelwriter1
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Response from WestFlandersBrew | Property representative |
Hi! Please give The Sink a call and we would be happy to load a giftcard for you, and even mail it to where you need it to go! Cheers Lauren Hoff Marketing Manager The Sink Restaurant and Bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-7015
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-7465
The Sink has been a University of Colorado legend since 1923. Offering a wide variety of scratch made sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads. Featuring grass-fed beef, locally baked organic breads and seasonal local produce. A full bar features eighteen draft beers and locally produced beers and spirits. This historic landmark is a must see for any visit to Boulder, truly one of a kind!
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