You never know what will turn up when you work in a historic hotel like the Boulderado! Just recently, photos resurfaced showing the Catacombs Bar when it opened in 1969. It was a noteworthy opening, because Boulder was "dry" until 1967, meaning bars couldn't serve full-strength alcohol or beer. The Catacombs was the first newly constructed restaurant with full service to serve beer, wine, and liquor at their intended strength. Since then, Catacombs has become a local favorite, popular enough to earn "Best Bar of Boulder County 2009." Congratulations to the Catacombs and all their loyal patrons!