The Hill

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

The Sink is committed to improving the strength and sustainability of the Boulder community. For 95+ years, we have engaged in active participation within the community and focused on our environmental efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

The Sink & Travel Boulder’s 2019 Boulder Bucket List

Visiting Boulder or showing off our unique community to your out-of-town guests? Our friends at Travel Boulder have created a bucket list with plenty of great activities. From hiking Chautauqua to an adventure along the Boulder Beer Trail – with a stop at our sister restaurant, West Flanders – there’s something for everyone! Of course, they couldn’t have created The 2019 Boulder Bucket List without including a stop at Boulder’s oldest restaurant- The Sink!

The Sink Included in The Daily Meal’s Best Bars in America for 2019

The Daily Meal, a website about ‘All Things Food and Drink’, names The Sink #128 in the Best Bars in America for 2019. They’ve been compiling this extensive list since 2011. It looks like they were able to try some of our signature dishes and cocktails.

A Letter From John Lund: My Recollections of The Sink and Boulder 1954-1958

Boulder, at that time, was a “dry town”  – i.e. no alcohol could be sold – even though you could buy it outside the city limits.  Thus, the only “non-alcohol” you could buy was 3.2 beer (3.2% by weight or 4.0% by volume).  Since it was “non-alcoholic” you could drink it when you were 18.  The other beer tavern that I remember on the hill was Tulagi’s just up the street (now closed).  Named for the island in the Pacific where a major WWII battle was fought depicted by a giant painting on the wall – and I think the owner’s son participated in the landing (and was killed), and the other was “TTs” or Timber Tavern on Arapahoe St. in downtown Boulder.