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.
Where: 1325 Broadway, Boulder
Hours: Noon-midnight Monday-Sunday
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.