We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Speakeasy vibe

Downstairs at the Hotel Boulderado, License No 1 is a speakeasy bar the purportedly as the first... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Mission Viejo, California
via mobile
Cozy Cocktail Cocktail Social

This was my first time at this venue. (Apparently, it was previously under another name before but... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Boulder, Colorado
Read all 11 reviews
Enhance this page - Upload photos! Add a photo
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
10 Jun 2018
“Speakeasy vibe”
31 May 2018
“Good drinks and a place to actually interact. ”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
2115 13th St, Hotel Boulderado, Boulder, CO 80302-4801
+1 303-443-0486
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Boulder
from USD 89.00
More Info
from USD 69.00
More Info
from USD 79.00
More Info
Reviews (11)
Filter reviews
11 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Downstairs at the Hotel Boulderado, License No 1 is a speakeasy bar the purportedly as the first alcohol license issued. Dark and classic with the club room chairs etc., it is a great place to stop for a martini, manhattan, or....? Happy hour from 5-7...More

Thank mjd496
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Very cool vibe down in a dark corner of Boulder. Great selection of liquors and good service to go with it. The bar is separated into small sitting areas with big wing back chairs and couches without a booming soundtrack to yell over. People were...More

Thank TangledWeb_Unwoven
Reviewed 18 June 2017

This historic location in my hometown of Boulder has real potential, but the surly bartender and crappy service make it a "no go" for me. The food was tasty, but you can get it anywhere else in the Boulderado, so why bother with the rudeness?...More

Thank elygreenstone
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This was my first time at this venue. (Apparently, it was previously under another name before but has been remodeled and rebranded as a more hip cocktail spot.) Located underneath the Boulderado Hotel is the brick-walled basement catacomb of a bar, called License No 1....More

Thank RageCage
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great historical bar. It is under the Boulderado Hotel. You get to it just to the left of the main entrance. Don't look for a fancy or upscale bar, because this is not it. This is an old time probation type bar....More

Thank 702terrym
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I enjoyed my drinks, well made. The photo booth is always fun (2 strips for $5). Ambiance was nice, dark. Area was clean. A little bit of an older crowd which is nice to break away from the college scene.

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This has a fun atmosphere. Wood decorated bar with pool table. Classy place in the Hotel Boulderado.

Thank sbrookhart
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Tucked away in the basement of this Hotel is a great little Pub! License #1, they got their name from receiving the first liquor license after Prohibition. Looks like it is right out of the 1930’s. Very good Pub Grub and plenty of beers on...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 9 February 2016

License No. 1, an historic bar in the bowels the Hotel Boulderado, should be a prime spot for a cozy drink. It had a glorious past as the trashy Catacombs, a short step up from a dive bar, but at least it was an honest...More

1  Thank GlobalHealthGuy
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I went here with friends for a night cap drink. I ordered a hot toddy, which was delicious. It would also be a place I would return to at any hour to hang out with friends. Seems like a secret hide-away from the busy Pearl...More

Thank Lisa S
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 23 nearby hotels
Hotel Boulderado
1,226 reviews
.00 km away
St Julien Hotel and Spa
1,115 reviews
.49 km away
Boulder University Inn
440 reviews
.65 km away
Basecamp Boulder
313 reviews
1.09 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 608 nearby restaurants
Black Cat
246 reviews
.19 km away
405 reviews
.16 km away
West Flanders Brewing Co.
255 reviews
.20 km away
The Corner Bar
93 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 250 nearby attractions
Boulder Theater
82 reviews
.19 km away
Museum of Boulder
29 reviews
.17 km away
Carnegie Branch Library for Local History
7 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from License No 1 staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines