While Gunbarrel was once considered the sleepy north of Boulder, dominated largely by residential housing, it has become increasingly rich in destination businesses, breweries, coffee shops, and restaurants. While you may think there’s little to indulge in come mealtime, think again. Below are some prime picks from Gunbarrel’s growing dining scene—eat up!

American/American Fusion

Avery Brewing Co. {4910 Nautilus Court; 303.440.4324; averybrewing.com}
Hours: Monday 3-11pm; Tuesday-Sunday 11am-11pm (NOTE: Kitchen stops serving at 10pm)
Menu: Small bites like pretzels and fries, plus barbecue/American entrées and daily specials
Takeout/delivery: Takeout available
Price: Small bites $6-10; entrées and salads $11-24
Bar: Beer only; daily draft menu available online (usually 12-20 beers)
Standout features: Outside seating and games (weather permitting); seating at tap room or upstairs in dining room; can wander brewing facility with beers from the bar

Avery Brewing
Photo credit Avery Brewing

Bogey’s {6525 Gunpark Drive; 303.530.7423; bogeyseateryandspirits.com}
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-10pm
Happy hour: Daily 3-7pm (featuring daily drink specials, details online)
Menu: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner; pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, salads, burgers, Mexican entrées, and tapas
Takeout/delivery: Takeout available
Price: All meals $11-30
Bar: Full bar
Standout features: Bar nook with TVs for game-watching; covered patio

Cafe Blue {5280 Spine Road; 303.530.4345; cafebluegunbarrel.com}
Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-9pm; Saturday 4-9pm
Happy hour: Monday-Friday 2-6pm; Saturday 4-6pm
Menu: Soups, salads, lunch pastas, seafood, steak, risotto, dinner pastas
Takeout/delivery: Takeout available
Price: Lunch salads and sandwiches $8-15; dinner entrées $14-22
Bar: Full bar, strong wine list

Element Bistro Sliders
Element Bistro Sliders

Element Bistro {6315 Lookout Road; 303.530.5400; elementbistroboulder.com}
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm
Happy hour: Monday-Friday 4-6pm
Menu: American regional cuisine with global influences; locally sourced; from burgers and tacos to steak and salmon
Takeout/delivery: Takeout only
Price: Lunch $10-14; Dinner $13-36
Bar: Full bar/cocktail menu, two dozen-plus wines, craft beer
Standout features: Rooftop patio; private dining


Yurihana {6525 Gunpark Drive, Suite 330; 303.530.0499; yurihanaboulder.com}
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm; Friday 11am-10pm; Saturday 3:30-10pm; Sunday 3:30-9:30pm
Happy hour: Monday-Friday 3-6pm (featuring Baked Mussels $3.50, Pan-Fried Dumplings $3.95, all regular sushi rolls 15% off, all beer buy one get one free, small hot sake $3)
Menu: Pan-Asian cuisine, including noodles dishes, classic Chinese and Thai dishes, stir-fries, vegetarian dishes, sushi, and hot pots
Takeout/delivery: Both available; delivery within Gunbarrel at no extra charge
Price: Entrées $8-16 (with some exceptions); sushi rolls $4-6; special rolls $8-16
Bar: Sake, beer, and tea
Standout features: Fast delivery, reasonable price, food is consistently good


Bittersweet {Coming spring 2017 to the Gunbarrel Center}
Coffee, breakfast, and lunch; read more

Kafe Urban (Coming soon to Apex 5510 apartments}
Coffee, breakfast, and lunch; read more

Page Two Cafe {6565 Gunpark Drive; 303.530.3339; facebook.com/PageTwoCafe}
Hours: Daily 7am-4pm
Coffee: Allegro roasters; full range of coffee drinks
Food: Pastries, sandwiches, fruit

Tod's Coffee
Photo credit Tod’s Coffee

Tod’s {6558 Lookout Road; 303.527.1000; todscafe.com}
Hours: Monday-Friday 6am-6pm; Saturday 7am-6pm; Sunday 7am-5pm
Coffee: Conscious Coffee roasters
Food: Spruce Confections pastries/sweets (including gluten-free items), Mame’s burritos, Moe’s bagels, pie


Ghurkas {6565 Gunpark Drive, Suite 190; 303.530.1551; ghurkasrestaurant.com}
Hours: Monday-Friday Lunch Buffet 11am-2:30pm; Daily Dinner 5-9pm; Saturday and Sunday Lunch Buffet 12pm-2:30pm
Menu: All-you-can-eat lunch buffet with both meat and vegetarian options; dinner features appetizers, naan, Nepalese specialties, tandoor entrées, and vegetarian dishes
Takeout/delivery: Both available; delivery within Gunbarrel at no extra charge
Price: Appetizers $4-12; entrées $10-18
Bar: Mostly full bar, but limited wine and beer offerings
Standout features: Homey dining room, online ordering available


Sancho’s Mexican {6565 Gunpark Drive; sanchosmexican.com}
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 9am-9pm (NOTE: These hours do not match the Iris location; check website or restaurant for up-to-date hours)
Menu: Tacos, gorditas, quesadillas, burritos, tortas, sopas, and full plates
Takeout/delivery: Takeout available
Price: Tacos $2; burritos $7-9; plates $10-14
Bar: Forthcoming (liquor license not yet secured)

Photo credit Sancho’s Mexican


Blackjack Pizza {6545 Gunpark Drive; 303.530.2600; gunbarrelbj.com}
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-2pm, 4:30-10pm; Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday 12pm-7pm
Menu: Cheese bread, breadsticks, wings, Cinnabread, salads, specialty and custom pizzas
Takeout/delivery: Both available; delivery within Gunbarrel at no extra charge
Price: Pizzas $11-16
Bar: None; Pepsi products available
Standout features: Online ordering

Proto’s Pizza {5378 Gunbarrel Center Court; 720.531.3936; protospizza.com}
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm; Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm
Happy hour: Monday-Friday 4-6pm (featuring $1 off tap beer, wine, and cocktails)
Menu: Classic Neapolitan (thin-crust) pizzas, salads, dessert
Takeout/delivery: Takeout available
Price: Pizzas $7-16
Bar: 9 house cocktails, 18 wines, seasonal craft beers
Standout features: First Gunbarrel Center restaurant, patio forthcoming

Protos in Gunbarrel Center
Photo credit Proto’s Pizza

Sandwiches/Fast Casual

Deli Zone {5365 Spine Road; 303.530.1386; delizone.com}
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm; Saturday 8am-5pm; Sunday 9am-3pm
Menu: Breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads
Takeout/delivery: Takeout available
Price: Breakfast $3-7; lunch $6-9
Bar: None
Standout feature: Online ordering

Snarf’s {6562 Lookout Road; 720.622.0107; eatsnarfs.com}
Hours: Daily 11am-9pm
Menu: Selection of standard and specialty sandwiches and salads, chips, brownies, cookies
Takeout/delivery: Both available
Price: Sandwiches $6-12; salads $9
Bar: None; fountain and canned sodas, Izze, bottle tea
Standout features: Ordering available via Splicit app; loyalty program

Subway {5280 Spine Road; 303.530.0995; subway.com}
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-9pm; Saturday 8am-9pm; Sunday 9am-8pm
Menu: Cold and hot sandwiches
Takeout/delivery: Takeout available
Price: Sandwiches $5-9
Bar: None; Coke products available

Wine bar/tapas

/pôr/ {Coming spring 2017 to the Gunbarrel Center}
Wine and tapas; read more

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