Come on over. Whether you’re looking for a fun place to hang with your friends or your kids, a place to unwind after a day in the office, a place to cap off your most recent mountain rendezvous, a place to plan your next epic adventure, a place to congregate—the Rayback is here for you.
Situated in the heart of Boulder, the Rayback is a foodpark. A bar. An event space. A backyard party. A collective of all things Colorado. We have more than 30 taps on deck and a rotating set of some of the area’s most beloved food trucks ready to dish up some of the finest, most eclectic cuisine the city has to offer. We have a stage that’s primed for local talent to impress and a patio where you can show off your cornhole prowess.
All that’s missing is you. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here. That’s what it’s all about. Cheers & Chills friends.
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The Lounge is for those that have the day off or need a great space to work. The lounge is super cozy and casual whether you are alone or with friends (you’ll meet some here anyway!). Grab yourself a cup of joe or brew and come stay awhile.
It is situated in one of the most happening places of our space, right next to the bar. The Parlour is convenient and a place to be seen, JK (not really). BUT, you’ll get a few steps in for the day grabbing a drink-literally.
THE BAR! Oh, the bar. Our heart and soul. The one that provides sah-weet, local, hoppy libations for us to enjoy. We are proud to offer 30 beverages on draft for everything that makes you hoppy or makes you wine. All and any are always welcome in our house! *GF options will be available.
Look out now. The stage is going to feature some ridiculously awesome local LIVE acts on a regular basis. Not to mention, the design was sponsored by the one-and-only Avery Brewing Co. For sure come and jam with us!
The Porch is our outdoor family room. The space that draws people to celebrate and laugh together. For those chilly nights, we have a beautiful fire pit that will warm the hearts of those that join us. No need to leave your shoes at the door here.
Furry friends welcome! (outside only)
Calling all you active folk! Our yard will feature outdoor games including Bocce Ball + Corn Hole. Put on your game face and come throw down. Or feel free to participate as a bystander in our adirondack chairs, #nojudgement
We have two entrances to the park. One from the parking lot and one from the path. Look for the "Cheers and Chills" arrow when coming in from the parking lot. Don't forget to snap a photo with your pals and 'gram it!
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, there is direct access from Elmer’s Two Mile/Goose Creek Path to the Rayback. Don’t worry, we’ve got enough long-term bike parking to house the USA Pro Challenge. Not really, but you’re picking up what we are putting down. We can’t wait to see that helmet hair soon.
The Marion is our ~2,000 sq. foot private event space situated at the front of our beautifully landscaped structure. Equipped with a 120” projector, stage and AV hook-up, this versatile room hosts up to a couple hundred people for everything from rehearsal dinners to corporate parties (#synergy). Book with us stat to reserve your special event!
Co-founder and President
Hank left his 8-year career in sales and leadership to pursue his dreams out west. A climber, skier, and cyclist, the Atlanta native finally realized the adventure opps in and out of Boulder were just a little bit sweeter. But that doesn't mean he's lost his manners over these past four years in Colorado. Any and every person is a friend - as well as a sir or ma'am - and someone worth sharing an adventure and a beer with. He's been lovingly nicknamed "The Heart" of the Rayback team.[email protected]
Co-founder and CEO
Justin came to Boulder in 2014 with a vision for the Rayback and pursued it with zeal bordering on obsession. He took what he learned in 5 years years in management at a telecommunications company and, combined with undisciplined imagination, turned it into Boulder’s only food park. Now that the Rayback is up and running, maybe he can join us on some backcountry ski tours, MTB rides, and canyon climbs once again.[email protected]
We feel lucky to have pinned Dayna down—her gig at the Rayback is the closest she’s come to a desk job. After stints as a bartender, an environmental educator, a ski instructor, and even a thru-hiker (yes, she still responds to her trail name “Snakebite,” just don’t ask her how she got the moniker), she decided she would spend some time in Boulder. Dayna worked as Rayback's Director of Events for over a year before stepping into the role of General Manager. She came to Boulder by way of Pennsylvania, Vermont, and even New Zealand, with a penchant for color-coded spreadsheets.[email protected]
Director of Events
Trish is The Most Interesting Woman In the World. She likes painting, collecting playing cards and records, and maintaining a high score in Mortal Kombat. She went to school to study desairology (hair and makeup for the deceased), but rest assured after one beer with our Director of Events and you’ll know she’s just as snuggly as her 120-pound furchild Oz.[email protected]
If you’re born in Denver but move away at the ripe age of 1, are you still a Colorado native? Asking for a friend (named Mel). Thankfully, Mel made a grand return from Philadelphia 25 years later and is currently paying her respects to the Peoples’ Republic as the Beverage Director at the Rayback. She spent the past decade exploring brewing science and judging beer competitions while eating and drinking her way around the world, so our beverage program proposes to be one of the best around. Just don’t ask her about Trans-2-Nonenal.[email protected]
Kris is a real-live Colorado native, but since fled for South Florida. Well, didn’t last long: He’s back in Boulder, working on his loyalties and coffee snobbery. Our Coffee Manager, Kris loves all things java and educating you on the same. When he’s not making a killer cup of joe, he’s hiking, skiing, hanging with his partner, and being a generally reputable Boulderite.[email protected]
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Marion also gave back to the City through donation programs set up for Habitat For Humanity and Boulder Seniors to address plumbing needs. He was dedicated to reusing products that still had life in them and selling them back to the community.
Rayback Collective now stands on the site of the old Rayback Plumbing building, and we, like Marion, have a desire to serve our community through our passion for food, drink, music and play. While honoring the past history of this building and the man who spearheaded it all, we are taking the heart of serving this great community to new places for a new generation.
$44,182 OF $40,000 GOAL
We began our Kickstarter Campaign with the idea of creating an outdoor concept filled with food trucks, a stage and a shipping container housing our bar. Man, have things changed since we started this campaign in 2014. Now, we are over 10,000 sq. feet of indoor/outdoor usable space, with the same passion and drive to share all things we love about Boulder; music, food, beer and community. This video captures us at the very beginning of when we were starting the project and just getting it off the ground. We have come a long way and it is only with the help and support of our community that made it possible.
1). Justin Lambert 2). Ryan Horjus 3). Jeff and Jessie Pruett 4). Colin Stell 5). Marty 6). Tyler Shaw 7). Matt Null 8). B Balla Ness (haha) 9). Donald 10). David & Emma VandeRiet 11). Laura Combs 12). Thalia & Jeff Oster 13). nancy turner grant 14). Dillon Smith 15). Scott and Dotsie Riley 16). David Grant 17). Gangsta Kermit (Jeff) 18). Michael Rousseau 19). Greg Pfeil 20). Marcus E. 21). Jennifer Jackson 22). Ashley and Andrew 23). Anita Grice 24). David & Rebecca Kinney 25). Ben and Elle Tyler 26). Chip and Karla Combs 27). Brad Edwards 28). Jackson Fox 29). Kyle, Cayce, Fisher Lamy 30). Bret and Alyssa 31). Curtis Riggs 32). Alex Herndon 33). Lauren Binger 34). The Reimer Family 35). Maria Gorecki 36). Siren Bicycles 37). Peter Genuardi 38). Chris Baddick 39). Chrissy Sollenberger 40). Dirk & Courtney McNealy 41). Andy Staats 42). Paul B. 43). Susan Graf 44). Anna B. 45). Matt Tucker 46). The Gerritsen family 47). The Chaux Family 48). Melissa Friedery 49). Sheri A. VandeRiet 50). Adam Spriggs 51). Loukas and Addie Koyonos 52). Paul Sommer 53). TJ Seitenbach 54). vivek rao 55). The Falkner Family 56). Ryan Wright 57). Austin Coffin 58). Floify.com 59). Ronica Roth 60). Patrick Taylor 61). Chris Johnson 62). Melissa Johnson 63). Randall Louis Gaz 64). Ambrosia World Cuisine 65). Todd & Merritt Onsa 66). Quattrophotography 67). Paul Stecklein 68). Bill Holland 69). Bzostek 70). Micah Alcorn 71). Stephen Compston 72). Liz D. 73). Matt Jeffery 74). John & Debbie Motsinger 75). The Boitnott Family 76). Ryan and Kirstie Benke 77). Logie Beck 78). Daniel Horney 79). Ronald Ulbricht 80). Darcie Shively 81). william Surles 82). Alan Brockett 83). Doug & Elena Dockery 84). Jahnavi Brenner 85). Susan Ulrich 86). JB Brockman 87). Carlton Schuyler 88). Tania O'Brien 89). Edison Parker 90). Pellman's Automotive Service 91). Liz and Will 92). Justin TerAvest 93). Lee and Bonnie Dannelly 94). Santiago Gomez Mont 95). Chris Cornacchia 96). David Harbaugh 97). Andrea Korte 98). Kurt Harriger 99). Big Top Pops 100). Brandi Mackenzie 101). Kent Hurd 102). Linda Walker 103). Ann Stiber 104). Jeff Otero and Scott CLynch 105). Scott Kowalczyk 106). Kyle W. Purdon 107). Marty and Natalie Winsen 108). Ryan & Maren Horjus 109). Jesse B. 110). Daniel Reising 111). Nate Cook 112). Urban Thai 113). Essie Snell 114). Evan and Allison Fedders 115). barbara b. boone 116). Jordan Skeen 117). Dave Grant 118). Warren Lyndes 119). The Doll's 120). Christina Morton 121). Caleb and Kiley Crossland 122). Aussie Cycle Works 123). SurveyGizmo