Boulderado owner Frank Day rolled out the first update and changes yesterday to The Corner Bar after being closed for two weeks in April, they reopened on May 5th to the public with a facelift.
The Corner Bar was the first part of a major upgrade in The Boulderado during the early part of this year, the second upgrade being Catacombs. What once was Catacombs; a dingy, underground college bar that is now on its way to being a classy, speakeasy now aptly named License No. 1. They're set to open on May 20 with a new menu, decor and more cocktails. Allison Widdecombe, the award-winning bartender from Williams & Graham in Denver created License No. 1's cocktail menu.
The Corner Bar's renovations include adding entirely new wallpaper, the wood got a fresh dye with a deep mahogany color and the entire space was varnished. They ripped up the stagnant carpet that covered the interior, and replaced it with wood floors and re-tiled the area underneath the bar. The well-known patio outside on the corner of 13th and Spruce still remains, but they've also added soft seating with couches alongside the west side of the hotel sidewalk, that will have a moveable bar behind it, and a soon-to-be-built long bar with stools for people watching.
The Corner Bar's menu was overhauled to reflect new seasonal changes and dishes, while keeping some longtime favorites like the nachos. Their happy hour menu now segments small bites and drinks between $4-6. Happy hour is 3-6 p.m. daily, and on Sunday from 3 p.m. until close.
If you're looking to contribute to the space they're hosting a Facebook contest to name their new "Moose-cot" that hangs above the bar to represent the old saloon feel they've re-instilled.
· Hotel Boulderado Coverage [EDen]
· The Speakeasy Is Dead, Long Live The Craft Cocktail Bar [EDen]
· Catacombs Bar to bid farewell to Boulder on Saturday [Daily Camera]