O ne of my favorite places in all of Boulder is the techie-friendly coffee shop on Pearl Street, Atlas Purveyors, 1505 Pearl St. I've written about them before, but I love them just so gosh darn much I'm doing it again.
(Though similar in nerdy nature, Atlas Purveyors is not to be confused with the ATLAS building on campus, my second-second home.)
While most people hate finals week, I am all about that because it means my favorite Atlas Purveyors event, which comes but twice a year, is finally here.
Aw yeah. I'm talkin 'bout Study Haul.
When I was in high school, my favorite thing to do was to go to this 24-hour coffee shop in Ft. Collins called the Alley Cat. I was somewhat devastated when I got to Boulder and found I couldn't find somewhere to ride out my caffeine buzz until the wee hours of the morning.
But Chris Rosen and the other rad folks at Atlas have a plan to take care of me and bring me back to the good ol' days... oh, and to help you study too. I guess that's sort of the real reason for the season.
On Saturday, Atlas will be open until 1 a.m. -- and then they go full throttle Sunday morning through Thursday. Chris tells me they'll be open "24 hours -- ish," meaning that if nobody's there at 3 a.m., they'll probably pack up and go home for a bit. No sense in sitting in an empty coffee shop -- it is about the community, after all.
And in an effort to add a bit of community, fun and stress-relief to your studies, Atlas plans to have a classical guitarist playing most nights, as well as free massages. Shoot, I'd go for that alone.
Study Haul is awesome because of Atlas' extended hours and stress-relief offerings, but those are nothing compared to the Haul Pass. A baby version of their monthly passes, you can purchase a Haul Pass for $35, giving you unlimited drinks from the 16th-19th.
Yep, you read that right -- unlimited. You could drink every single kind of tea they offer, have twelve different types of hot chocolate, grab yourself twenty tea lattes -- my personal favorite -- and even a Mexican mocha... all for the price of, what, three drinks from Starbucks?
(But seriously, how much are drinks at Starbucks these days? I literally haven't been in five years...)
For its nerd-friendly atmosphere, delicious beverages and the friends I've made there, I'd recommend Atlas Purveyors any time of the year -- but Study Haul is truly where it's at.
Jessica Ryan is a senior media studies major at CU. She writes about nerdy things once a week for the Colorado Daily. On Twitter: @jessicalryan.