Look outside. Yeah, you live here.

Gorgeous. It's like a damn Bob Ross painting or something (rest in peace, good sir).

Boulder has some of the most beautiful views in Colorado and we are lucky to call it home.

Since those pretty blue skies are alive with the sounds of cocktail shakers, it's time to check out the landscape from the top.

Boulder has some great rooftop bars that far supersede any rooftop view in Denver. I mean look, you can practically touch the mountains from where you're standing.

Make sure you don't get jaded from the stunning views in Boulder. After you graduate, you may be shipped off to a cornfield.

Not that there's anything wrong with Kansas. We're just way better.

Now go get a drink in the sun. Your pasty legs are scaring us.

Here is where you need to go:

Bacaro Venetian Taverna

Where: 921 Pearl St., Boulder

Hours: 4-10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Sunday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Info: bacaro.com, 303-444-4888

Scene: Runs the gamut, but the late-night scene is popular with University of Colorado students.

Rooftop: A classy patio with bar seats, tables and barstools. Great view of the mountains. Seventy-five percent covered, with a row of tables in the sun.

Specials: 4-6:30 p.m. daily: $3 house champagne, drafts, sangria; $4 lemoncello and well drinks; $4 house red and white wine; $5-$10 pizzas; $3-$5 small plates.

Harpo's Sports Grill

Where: 2860 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Hours: Opens daily at 11 a.m.

Info: harpossportsgrill.com, 303-444-9464

Scene: College students, sports enthusiasts and locals frequent the neighborhood joint, which has a large selection of local brews on tap.

Rooftop: A change from the crowded downtown scene; a smaller rooftop space with a handful of tables and a nice view of the Flatirons. Uncovered, but with umbrellas.

Specials: 3-6 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. Monday-Friday: $1.50 Miller Highlife, $1.50 well drinks, $2.50 Averys, $3.50 microbrews, $3.50 house wine; $5 appetizers.

K's China

Where: 1325 Broadway, Boulder

Hours: Noon-midnight Monday-Sunday

Info: 303-413-0000

Scene: A popular student haven offering one big rowdy party on University Hill.

Rooftop: Best Boulder rooftop view of the Flatirons and plenty of tables, but fills up quickly. Big, strong and cheap drinks -- we're talking doubles and triples. Uncovered roof, but with umbrellas.

Specials: 3-8 p.m. daily: $2 drafts; $7 pitchers.

Lazy Dog Sports Bar & Grill

Where: 1346 Pearl St., Boulder

Hours: 4 p.m.-close Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-close Saturday-Sunday

Info: thelazydog.com, 303-440-3355

Scene: Sports enthusiasts, students, tourists, locals.

Rooftop: Huge. Stunning views from downtown Boulder, seats more than any rooftop in town. Great for large parties. Uncovered, but with umbrellas.

Specials: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday: $2 Coors Light, Bud and Bud Light drafts; $4 house wine and house margaritas; $3.50 premium wells; $2 food specials at bar; 45-cent wings.

Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

Where: 1101 Walnut St., Boulder

Hours: 11a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

Info: riograndemexican.com, 303-444-3690

Scene: Anyone who enjoys a delicious (and pretty damn strong) margarita in the sun. Make sure to show up early for happy hour or you won't get a seat.

Rooftop: Breathtaking downtown and foothills views. Uncovered, but with umbrellas.

Specials: 3-5 p.m. daily: $2 Corona/Corona Light, $5 margaritas, half-price quesadillas.

West End Tavern

Where: 926 Pearl St., Boulder

Hours: Opens daily at 11:30 a.m.

Info: thewestendtavern.com, 303-444-3535

Scene: A chill crowd.

Rooftop: Live music, hermit-crab races, a back-end view of the Flatirons. Plenty of table and bar seating. Mainly covered, back portion open.

Specials: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 p.m.-close Thursday, 10-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday: $2 bottled beer; $3 drafts; $3 house wines; $3 margaritas; $3 cosmos; $3 well drinks; appetizers from $3-$6; $17.95 all-you-can-eat BBQ ribs.