Dude the pub in golden has like 10 buck pitchers of beer and the hotels on the highway have hottubs and they are like 50 bucks a night. You can't get those kind of prices on the hill. Stay in town, in the industrial park and walk to trappers for beers and eat at the greek place. Who cares about trashy and trucker. Those guys have some good stories sometimes. Either way I have never had a uneventful night of drinking in golden. Try and get arrested leaving the bar, its a great way for a free ride home.
"I've learned one thing, and that's to quit worrying about stupid things.You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember the time you wasted hanging out with your friends.So stay out late. Go out with your friends on a Tuesday when you have a paper due on Wednesday.Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise." -Tom Petty