Best Darn Burger in Boulder…

With almost 100 years of perfecting our recipe, The Sink has been known for generations to have the best burger in Boulder.

Made with 100% grass fed beef or Certified Angus, and with over 10 specialty burger options to choose from, there’s a little something for the burger lover in everyone.

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The Sink named Best Food on The Hill by Boulder Weekly

In case you haven’t heard, The Sink was named Best Food on The Hill in Boulder Weekly’s Best of Boulder 2018 reader’s survey! We’re blown away by the recognition, and thank all of our friends and fans for voting for us! Last week, our Executive Chef Dave Engle picked up the award in person. Here’s […]

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Graduation 2018!

We’re only 1 more day away from CU Graduation 2018. We absolutely cannot WAIT to celebrate with all of you! Our doors will open at 7am and we suggest you get here EARLY, as there is usually a line down the block. Don’t forget those Sharpies! Cheers to the class of 2018!!

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Happy Hour presented by The Fox and Boulder Theater

Join us every Thursday from 3-6pm as we celebrate Happy Hour presented by The Fox and Boulder Theaters. Win tickets to upcoming shows with the purchase of select Happy Hour menu items! Come on in for more details!

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Late Night Food is Here!

We’re excited to now be serving a special Late Night food menu from 10pm-1am, 7 days a week. Be sure to come in and check it out!

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The Sink Celebrates 25 Years of Traditions Upheld Under Heinritz Brothers Ownership

Twenty five years ago today, James, Mark, Chris Heinritz and Cameron Stainton gave Herbie Kauvar a check (basically all the money they had) and signed a note for a whole lot more. We were between 24 and 28 years old with no restaurant experience and James having the only business experience, he managed a Frank’s […]

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The Sink Will Open at 6pm on July 12

Sink Friends and Family: In order for the construction on Pennsylvania to progress, we have to close during the day tomorrow, July 12. HOWEVER, we will re-open at 6pm that evening! Thanks for understanding!

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Yes, we are Open!

Although it may look like getting around The Hill is a tricky prospect these days with the construction, there is still plenty of parking and easy access to all businesses in the neighborhood, including us! Come satisfy your Sinkburger craving!

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2016 Holiday Hours

The Sink will be closed on December 24th and 25th, with normal operating hours on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. We hope you have a great holiday season spent with family and friends! If you still need some last-minute gifts or stocking stuffers, be sure to check out The Sink merch here! […]

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In the Presence of Greatness – Bill Walton

We were in the presence of greatness yesterday when legendary basketball player, Deadhead and sportscaster Bill Walton paid us a visit! Thanks so much for coming in and making your mark on our wall of fame!

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In or Out – Do Chefs Control the Kitchen on Holidays?

The latest Chef Panel from DiningOut Magazine asked chefs across the region, including our own Chef Mark, whether they prefer to let someone else handle the cooking on holidays so they can enjoy a well-deserved day off, or if they’re all hands on deck. “Holiday parties, extravagant dinners, and exciting end of year celebrations—it’s clear […]

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Anthony Herron Visits The Sink

Anthony Herron, a personality with the Pac 12 Network, and also a former NFL player who played for the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons, came to visit us at The Sink for his wildly popular #AntBites segment. Along with some colleagues, Mr. Herron started with the Buffalo Mac before moving on […]

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A Statement on Political Appearances at The Sink

Press Contact: Ben Heinemann 952-270-7501 BOULDER, Colo. (October 16, 2016)— The Sink would like to thank the Denver Post and the Daily Camera for making us aware of the Trump campaign’s plans to use our restaurant as a campaign location while Donald Trump Jr. is in Boulder, Colo. Normally, organizations ask permission to use […]

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There’s No Place Like CU

It doesn’t take long to realize that the University of Colorado Boulder is special. Whether you hike Chautauqua, browse the Boulder Farmers Market, shop and dine on The Hill or explore all that Pearl Street has to offer, those who have experienced this place know, there’s #NoPlaceLikeCU. Our friends at the University of Colorado Boulder […]

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The Sink Named One of the 32 Best College Bars in America

In an article by Thrillist, The Sink has been named in the publication’s list of the 32 Best College Bars in America! Thrillist notes our famous Texas Onion Straw Burger and our Buff Mac, as well as mentioning some of our famous visitors and drink specials. Head over to Thrillist to read the entire list […]

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What Was Your Favorite Food When you Were a Kid?

DiningOut Denver & Boulder recently asked its Chef Panel what their favorite food was when they were young. Our own Chef Mark is part of that panel, and we think his response will resonate with a few of you! “It has to be spaghetti and meatballs! It’s become so personal as time goes by. The […]

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Spoon University Names The Sink as one of the 50 Best Burger Joints in College Towns Across America

Spoon University, a website geared towards college students that promotes recipes and restaurant guides for college campuses and tows across the country, has named The Sink the #5 Best Burger Joint in College Towns Across America! We landed at #5 out of 50 spots on the list, and we couldn’t be more excited. “Known for […]

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The Ultimate Bloody Mary

Last week, we partnered with our friends and makers of some darn good Bloody Mary mix, Motherlode Provisions, to create The Sink’s Ultimate Bloody Mary. We created a Bloody that isn’t so much over-the-top as it is delicious and true to our roots, featuring some of our signature items and ingredients, including: A bacon-wrapped glass, […]

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Fermentedly Challenged Names The Sink one of the Best Beer Bars in Boulder County

Fermentedly Challenged, a beer blog that explores the craft beer scene in Northern Colorado, recently named The Sink as one of the Best Beer Bars in Boulder County. “Whether it be fresh on tap or from a great collection of local, domestic or import beer in bottles – these places won’t steer you wrong,” says […]

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Zingy Lime and Garlic Chicken Recipe from Chef Mark Gordon

It’s Fourth of July Weekend, so we’re guessing you’ll probably light up the grill at least once! Take your cookout to the next level with Chef Mark Gordon’s Zingy Line and Garlic Chicken Recipe:   ZINGY LIME AND GARLIC CHICKEN 1 pound skinless chicken thighs 6 oz. Zingy Lime and Garlic Marinade Honey Mustard Sauce […]

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The Sink Celebrates 25 Years of New Belgium Brewing with Exclusive Tapping

The Sink Celebrates 25 years of New Belgium Brewing with Exclusive Tapping New Belgium Brewing’s Fat Tire & Friends Collaboration Beers Available On Tap at The Sink BOULDER, Colo. (June 23, 2016)— The Sink, a Boulder institution on The Hill since 1923, has been serving New Belgium Brewing’s Fat Tire Amber Ale for 23 years. […]

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Summer Grilling Tips & Recipe from Chef Mark

Let the grilling season commence. I’m always perplexed as I witness the BBQ frenzy each year as Memorial Day approaches. For me, along with thousands of other outdoor enthusiasts here in Colorado, grilling is a way of life a full 365 days a year. Grilling over an open flame evokes all your senses unlike anything […]

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Meet Our New Summer Cocktails

Since the sun has finally decided to come out in Boulder, we think it’s the perfect time to introduce you to our new summer cocktails. Served in 20oz bowls, our Summer Cooler and Basil Strawberry Lemonade are both made with fresh squeezed juices and ingredients muddled right before your eyes. It’s ok if your mouth […]

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CU Graduation 2016 in Photos

Per a long-held pre-commencement tradition, hundreds of students, some with their parents, lined the block as we opened our doors at 7:00am, greeting the soon-to-be graduates with breakfast burritos and celebratory drinks. Check out the photos below from one of our favorite days of the year. Congrats Buffs!    

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Featured New Menu Items

Spring has sprung and we’ve got new menu items to celebrate, including a new soup, salads and a handful of sandwiches that will keep you coming back for more. Our new soup is a Chicken Green Chili, crafted from an old Macias family recipe featuring fresh Pueblo and Poblano chiles, tomatillos, tomato and garlic, enriched […]

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Chef Mark and old friend Chris Fowler from ESPN

  Our Chef (Mark Gordan) ran into one of his old friends here at The Sink. His friend Chris Fowler a commentator, Game Day anchor for ESPN and alumni of Colorado University decided to sign our wall of fame just to the left of President Obama’s signature!!! He also stopped to get a pic with his friend […]

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Chef Mark’s Spicy Creole Shrimp Dip

Okay. Let’s be Cajun for a day.  Grab a six pack of your beer of choice, Red Stripe works well here, and have a couple of brews while you’re bringing a quart of water to a boil. In the meantime, make some creole mustard while you’re enjoying the brews; it’s 6 Tbsp. Dijon mustard to […]

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President Obama at The Sink

You’re having a typical afternoon eating lunch at The Sink in Boulder with a friend, when a man yells, “We are a part of the Secret Service. President Obama is on his way right now to The Sink.” Find out what happened next …

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Ugly Crust Pizza

For decades, the Sink was known to have the best burger in Boulder, so it was time to step up our ‘za game. In this case, “Ugly” is a term of endearment used to describe the big, thick, floppy crust that borders a Sink pizza.

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The Sink Ceiling

It’s a tradition spanning decades. Tens of thousands of CU students have taken to The Sink the morning of their graduation commencement ceremony to sign their name on our famed ceiling. Have you signed our ceiling?

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Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert at The Sink

The spirited Chefs and TV personalities were rolling through Boulder on their national Good vs. Evil tour, and chose The Sink as the venue for their exclusive post-show meet and greet reception.

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