I think we would all agree that the best place to catch a Denver Broncos game is at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but most of us can’t afford the cost of a game every week. So rather than sit at home alone, my next favorite game-day option is a good local sports bar.
I’ve compiled a list of my five favorite Denver sports bars, scattered throughout the Denver-Metro area.
1. Fox and Hound Bar & Grill – Lone Tree
Fox and Hound has been a favorite of mine for a long time. It’s one of the official watch sites for the Coloradans for Nebraska organization, so I’ve definitely been known to frequent the venue on game days. With more than 30 television screens in three different rooms, it’s an excellent location to take in a game or two. They have the highest-level sports cable package, so you’re guaranteed to find your game on at least one of the screens. And to treat yourself after a Broncos touchdown, make sure to order the Great Cookie Blitz. Yum!
Fox and Hound – Lone Tree
9239 Park Meadows Dr.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
2. Sports Column
Even though it is considered the official sports bar of the Colorado Rockies, Broncos fans will not be disappointed. Sports Column is a nationally recognized bar, voted Denver’s best sports bar by Fox Sports Net and ranked in the top 20 sports bars in America by Sports Illustrated. The laid-back atmosphere makes it a great hangout spot for you and your girls, and its location in the heart of LoDo Denver guarantees you an abundance of pre- and post-game activities.
1930 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
If you want a place with true Denver sports history in its blood, then Chopper’s is a place you cannot miss. Named for the bar’s co-founder and legendary Denver Nuggets athletic trainer Robert “Chopper” Traviglini, Chopper’s is a true Denver neighborhood hot spot, located in the heart of Cherry Creek. Denver locals love Chopper’s, and it’s been called “Best Sports Bar” and “Best Patio” by local media giants 5280 Magazine, Westword and the Denver Post.
80 S. Madison St.
Denver, CO 80209
4. Jackson’s Denver
Located right across the street from Coors Field, Jackson’s is another local favorite. Enjoy a beer and a burger while catching a game on one of 40 High Definition flat screen televisions. Do I have any First Take fans on here? If so, you might recognize Jackson’s as the filming site for “Skip’s Tebow Bandwagon” episode in Denver last December.
1520 20th St.
Denver, CO 80202
5. The Tavern – Littleton
The Tavern franchise is a celebrated company here in Denver, and their newest location in Historic Downtown Littleton is by far my favorite. The quiet location offers a nice change of pace from many of the other sports bars in town. The rooftop patio features wide-open seating and a beautiful fire place, and, of course, plenty of television screens.
The Tavern Littleton
2589 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Kickoff: Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. MDT
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
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