NileGuide Expert Says:
Infamous for cheap pitchers of PBR, this watering hole is quite different from many of the upscale places that populate the Pearl Street Mall.
1136 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
tel: 303 449 4987
NileGuide Expert tip:
Early in the evening, there are always a handful of locals hanging out and playing pool (when it's free), but as it gets later, this place fills with college kids and can get pretty rowdy.
This Pearl Street Mall
hangout brims with locals and college kids. Although the dark stairwell entrance probably turns some people away, the inside is easy-going and much less stifling now that you can't smoke in there. (This fact may have also led to the establishment's nickname, "The Scumdowner," but it's far less scummy now than it used to be.) Six pool tables, two dart boards, a foosball table, and a jukebox make the place fun enough to hang out at all night. The bar pours a variety of beverages including an assortment of local micro brews.