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A Weeknight On Pearl - Visit Factory Made Store, Riff's and The Laughing Goat

"And now something completely different"  Monte Python

I've learned recently about two "legendary" icons on Pearl that is an "only in Boulder" experience.   Also a great bar in between.  Let's get a little culture.

Factory Made

Factory made is an indie-modern market and showroom that carries innovative goods, furnishings, fashion and accessories that are manufactured and distributed ethically.  Factory made showcases artists and designers who are creating with integrity and imagination – part of what is called the “New Century Modern” aesthetic.

The FACTORY creative labs offer fabrication workspace, tools, materials and instruction for design projects, prototyping and production, and digital resources for video, music, and graphic production.

Some of the Artists work there are located on the following page...


Next let's walk over to Riff's for a bite

Riffs Urban Fare is a Boulder foodbar featuring moderately priced, liberal appetizer portions of chef John Platt’s artfully prepared diverse cuisine.

Carefully chosen beverages. Genuine hospitality, Comfortable social setting.

A thoughtful Boulder urban dining experience

We will try to get in b4 Happy Hour ends at 6, approx. 5:45ish.



Next is Laughing Goat at approximately 7:30

Location: 1709 Pearl Street Boulder [masked] ; [masked]

On 17th and Pearl in Downtown Boulder lives a quirky little coffee house by the name of The Laughing Goat. Fair Trade coffee, beer & wine, live music, poetry readings and art expos all call this place home. It’s got a little bit of everything and allows patrons to tap into their artistic sides while enjoying vice beverages.

The Laughing Goat takes the environment and social responsibility into consideration when purchasing their Fair Trade coffee. Some beans are shade grown in habitats that protect the native birds and plants, while other crops are produced by exclusively by women’s cooperatives in developing countries. The coffee house roasts their all coffee locally by the Kaladi Brothers, who operate one of the finest small boutique coffee roasting operations this side of the Mississippi. Their method is aromatically-driven in order to lock in all the intense flavors and subtle nuances of the beans, giving The Laughing Goat uniquely flavorful coffees and espresso creations.

Location: 1709 Pearl Street Boulder [masked] ; [masked]

If somehow coffee isn’t exactly your thing (ridiculous notion, I know) or if you need something slightly more provocative after your stressful day, fear not. The Laughing Goat has several beers on tap (obviously only the best from local breweries) and a generous variety of wines.

In case you crave entertainment while sipping a delicious mocha (their mochas are crazy good) or frothy beer, you’ve come to the right place. The Laughing Goat has events or live music every night of the week. Poetry Night is every Monday – locals have the opportunity to read verses of their own pen for the audience. It’s worth checking out at least once – you may have the pleasure of hearing an 80-year-old man recount conquests of his youth. Tuesday is Jazz Night, Wednesday boasts Dance Night and the rest of the week is filled with local bands and artists of all shapes and sounds. Last but not least, local fine artists adorn the walls of the coffeehouse with pieces available for purchase.


At 8 a Kristin Myers performs..

Kristin Myers is a singer songwriter back in the Denver area after performing across the states and Europe. She has established a unique sound that is deeply rooted in the American Singer Songwriter tradition. Inspired by artists such as Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams and They Might Be Giants, Kristin brings a whimsical quality to folk music that has you humming the melodies and picturing her stories in your head. She will tell you, “The songs vary from different experiences from my everyday life to fictional tales. I pull ideas from a large pool of musical influences and make a point of blending all these different flavors together for a dynamic sound.”


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  • Veronique T.

    Thanks Dave, you are a great organizer! It was very enjoyable!

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Dave E.

    Very good evening, enjoyed everyone's company.

    May 1, 2013

  • M. J.

    Very fun evening !
    Thanks Dave for hosting

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Dave E.

    Hey folks know the weather is bad so I'm heading over to Riff's factory made was cool.

    May 1, 2013

  • Michele

    Wish I could join everyone.

    April 30, 2013

  • Joe P.

    Moved to Boulder last week from Oregon. Love outdoors and having a good time.

    April 26, 2013

  • Veronique T.

    Maybe Ill meet you at the laughing goat!?

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we'll be there on dance night!

    April 18, 2013

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