Though the Rockies kicked off the season in Minnesota, the team heads back to Coors Field this Friday, April 7 for the hometown opener. The Mile High athletes face the Los Angeles Dodgers right at 2 p.m. and present local foodies with the perfect opportunity to dig into some grub before eyeing the dugout. If you don't feel like eating at Coors Field this time around, hit up a variety of Denver spots for lunch or an early dinner on Friday. We've gathered some delicious options that promise to knock it out of the park. Enjoy prolonged happy hour specials, crafted cocktails, beer, and plenty of Rockies shoptalk.
Ratio Beerworks Patio Party at Hopdoddy
When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Hopdoddy Burger Bar, 1747 Wynkoop Street
What: The burger bar will provide the patio while Ratio Beerworks will bring the beer. Enjoy Ratio's Domestica and Antidote brews on draft only three blocks away from the action. Come early for a pre-game pregame in the beer garden or stick around to watch the game on the restaurant's big screen. Get happy hour deals on beers and burgers from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For updates, visit the event page.
Kick-Off of Upcoming Rockies Season Happy Hour
When: 10 a.m. to the end of the game
Where: McLoughlin's Restaurant and Bar, 2100 16th Street
What: This season, the pub launches a Rockies game-day happy hour from one hour before the match to its conclusion. McLoughlin's plans to party all day long to celebrate the special season opener with specialty dishes and cocktails, appetizer deals. Highlights include a $10 Guinness Bray and Breckenridge specials, The Big Ginger whiskey specials, and home run drinks every time the Rockies make it around the diamond. A limited lunch and dinner menu will also be available. For details, visit the restaurant's website.
Oyster and Drink Happy Hour Specials
When: 12 to 6 p.m.
Where: Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar, 1539 17th Street
What: The LoDo location of the seafood eatery will offer happy hour specials before and after the opener. Specials include $3 Post Brewing cans, $1.50 oysters, lobster rolls, po' boys, and burgers. Reservations are recommended. For reservations and details, call the restaurant at 303.292.5767.
Burgers, Beer and Cocktails
When: All hours of operation, 5 to 11 p.m.
Where: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, 8100 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village
What: Enjoy either the deep-fried Denver burger or regular burger along with a Colorado Native beer for $25 during gameday. Guests can substitute their beer selection with any comparable brew. The bar will also whip up the 7th Inning Smash cocktail, made with 360 vodka, lemonade, Chambord, and mint, for the occasion. For reservations, call 303.796.0100.
Build a Bike for Kids, Get a Beer
When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: CHUBurger RiNo, 3490 Larimer Street
What: Celebrate more than just the Rockies on Friday. CAN'd Aid Foundation and CHUBurger team up to build 47 bikes for Wyatt Academy's second-grade class - and they need your help. CHUBurger will provide the burgers and beer and CAN'd AID will bring the tools. No previous experience necessary. For schedule details and updates, visit the event page.
BOGO Brunch and Bottomless Drinks
When: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Denver Deep Dish LoHi, 1200 W 38th Avenue
What: The pizzeria presents buy-one-get-one-free brunch, bottomless drinks, and $3 canned beer throughout the day. After the game, bring your ticket stub to Denver Deep Dish LoHi and receive buy-one-get-one-free slices of pizza and select draft brews. For updates, visit the event page.
Pregame Brunch and Mimosa Bar
When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Mile High Hamburger Mary's, 1336 E. 17th Avenue
What: Mile High Hamburger Mary's aims to be the headquarters for you gameday festivities. Brunch starts at 9 a.m. and, along with a mimosa bar, will offer Rockies swag, drink specials, and more. For updates, visit the event page.
Early Start Before Walking to the Field
When: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Avanti F&B, a Collective Eatery, 3200 Pecos Street
What: The eatery extended its happy hour offerings to rein in the early birds. Specials include $4 Odell Loose Leaf beers, $5 Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, $5 wells, and $6 glasses of house wines. Details found on the event page.
Live Music and New Brews
When: 10 a.m. until midnight
Where:10 Barrel Brewing Company, 2620 Walnut Street
What: The new RiNo hotspot opens an hour early this Friday to jumpstart the day. DJ Johnny Nova will spin play music from the rooftop patio while guests can enjoy raffle prizes, limited-edition shirts, and giveaways. The brewery also offers valet and ride services for customers planning to attend the game. Let your creative juices flow and help the brewery think of an official title for the No Name Kolsch. For details, visit the event page.
Tailgate with Crafty Fox
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Crafty Fox, 3901 Fox Street
What: The taphouse and pizzeria partners with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company to celebrate the Rockies in style. Enjoy beer and food specials, Patagonia and Sierra Nevada swag, and free parking for customers attending the game. Craft Fox will also provide a one-way party bus to Coors Field from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for guests and attendees. For details, visit the event page.
Saturday Addition: Crawfish Boil
When: Saturday, April 8 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence Street
What: Denver's distillery aims to extend the opening day celebration into the weekend. The annual crawfish boil churns out 700 pounds of Louisiana's finest crustaceans while guests can relax on the patio to the tunes of Roby Peoples. Mestizos Food Truck will also be around for fun and food. Details and updates found on the event page.
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