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Where To Watch Football in Denver and Beyond

With new NFL and college football seasons right around the corner, these 17 Denver-area restaurants are aiming to score

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Die-hard NFL fans and college football fanatics alike are gearing up for the open of the new football season. Whether they’re armchair coaches, fantasy football gurus, or less athletically inclined, these 17 Denver bars and restaurants will give diners something to celebrate this football season. Including Asian-influenced entrees at Ace, a game night at Punch Bowl Social, and a taco and tequila dive at Taco Junky, the places listed below serve up the booze, bites, and big screens to sustain even the most voracious fans.

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SKEYE Brewing

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This brewery and tasting room offers all-natural craft drafts in a low-key environment and a variety of side attractions like indoor cornhole, foosball, darts and an art gallery.

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot

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Roadhouse Boulder Depot combines the industrial vibe of the surrounding railroad depot with more modern touches in its indoor and outdoor dining areas. Grab the signature $7 Depot Margarita and an order of their potato chip nachos big enough for sharing.

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Roadhouse Boulder Depot
Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Eureka!

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Eureka! focuses on small-batch whiskeys and Colorado brews. Go for the game, stay for the array of craft beers, cocktails and snacks in its light and energetic atmosphere.

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The West End Tavern

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Catch the game at this neighborhood bar specializing in American pub fare and boasting six mounted big-screen TVs.

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Taco Junky & Tequila Bar

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This taqueria-style outpost is popular among student crowds because of its $3 tacos and house-infused tequila combinations like pineapple habanero, lavender lemon, and ginger pear. While it isn’t a bona fide taqueria, it more than makes up for it with ingenious and inventive flavor combinations.

Bruz Beers

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Break out a team jersey and grab a brew from Bruz Beers’ array of drafts on tap. Feeling something a little more filling? Bruz offers kitchen service through its neighbor Backstage Coffee & Capital and a rotating list of food trucks.

ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop

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Based on the large crowds that habitually flock to the restaurant, ViewHouse is a crowd favorite. Go on Sundays for ViewHouse’s weekly Denver Broncos football watch parties with $3/$4 beers, $4 mimosas, and $6 cocktails.

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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Just walking distance from Coors Stadium in LoDo, Hopdoddy Burger Bar offers a menu stocked with all-natural ingredients in a cool and casual sports bar. Ever the spot for adventurous drink concoctions and consistently satisfying burgers, Hopdoddy has something for any palette. Head in from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for seasonal burgers, fries, craft drafts, wine and cocktails, all for $5 each.

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The Tavern Downtown

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A rooftop patio and HDTVs broadcasting numerous games are the biggest pulls at this high-energy, LoDo sports bar. Come for the selections of beers on tap, American fare and the view of Coors Stadium nearby. Diners looking for a more relaxed environment can choose to stay in the downstairs dining area.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill’s locations at Union Station and Cherry Creek offer plenty of screens for multi-game viewing. On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant opens early for brunch, football and $5 mimosas and bloody Marys until 3 p.m.

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Wazee Supper Club

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Wazee Supper Club’s dining rooms sport mounted televisions on each wall, making it a prime location for seeing a favorite team in action. During happy hour and on Saturdays, the restaurant offers 75 cent wings and craft mules for $6.

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Milk & Honey Bar & Kitchen

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This tucked-away restaurant is a perfect alternative for those seeking a much quieter viewing environment than the typical sports bar might afford. The space has private and public viewing options for those willing to make reservations in advance. For those dropping in, choose a sampling of small plates, like the shishito peppers or the crispy polenta, the $10 lavender lemonade, and end with the sweet tea panna cotta with honeycomb toffee.

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Ace Eat Serve

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Fill commercial breaks between the team’s game with ping pong and arcade games. Sip on happy hour cocktails and take advantage of their happy hour menu before six by ordering the $11 ramen and drink combo or a steamed pork bun. Or, aim for the full menu and grab an order of tiger wings.

Del Frisco's Grille

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For a more traditional, sit-down approach, head to Del Frisco’s Cherry Creek location and choose from the steakhouse’s list of cocktails and drafts. For a much higher energy vibe, head to the roof for a combination of outdoor ambiance and indoor amenities like numerous televisions lining the bar.

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Punch Bowl Social Denver

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Punch Bowl Social has something for everyone: arcade games, bowling, karaoke, and table games. Larger groups can order a punch bowls filled with their titular well cocktails. For parties interested in hosting their fantasy football drafts, $20 per person will buy unlimited wings, canned beers, and two hours of wifi.

Chopper's Sports Grill

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Chopper’s Sports Grill is a go-to destination for catching your favorite team’s game. The grill has more than 50 television screens, twice daily happy hours, and weekend food and drink specials like $6 Carolina pork sliders.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

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For a little more formal experience, head to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle and settle in with the prime pair: the house crab cake with either an eight-ounce hand cut filet, prime Manhattan-cut New York strip or seared salmon with sides for $59.

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SKEYE Brewing

This brewery and tasting room offers all-natural craft drafts in a low-key environment and a variety of side attractions like indoor cornhole, foosball, darts and an art gallery.

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Roadhouse Boulder Depot
Roadhouse Boulder Depot
Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Roadhouse Boulder Depot combines the industrial vibe of the surrounding railroad depot with more modern touches in its indoor and outdoor dining areas. Grab the signature $7 Depot Margarita and an order of their potato chip nachos big enough for sharing.

Roadhouse Boulder Depot
Roadhouse Boulder Depot
Roadhouse Boulder Depot

Eureka!

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Eureka! focuses on small-batch whiskeys and Colorado brews. Go for the game, stay for the array of craft beers, cocktails and snacks in its light and energetic atmosphere.

Eureka! Facebook

The West End Tavern

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Catch the game at this neighborhood bar specializing in American pub fare and boasting six mounted big-screen TVs.

West End Tavern West End Tavern

Taco Junky & Tequila Bar

This taqueria-style outpost is popular among student crowds because of its $3 tacos and house-infused tequila combinations like pineapple habanero, lavender lemon, and ginger pear. While it isn’t a bona fide taqueria, it more than makes up for it with ingenious and inventive flavor combinations.

Bruz Beers

Break out a team jersey and grab a brew from Bruz Beers’ array of drafts on tap. Feeling something a little more filling? Bruz offers kitchen service through its neighbor Backstage Coffee & Capital and a rotating list of food trucks.

ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop

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Based on the large crowds that habitually flock to the restaurant, ViewHouse is a crowd favorite. Go on Sundays for ViewHouse’s weekly Denver Broncos football watch parties with $3/$4 beers, $4 mimosas, and $6 cocktails.

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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Just walking distance from Coors Stadium in LoDo, Hopdoddy Burger Bar offers a menu stocked with all-natural ingredients in a cool and casual sports bar. Ever the spot for adventurous drink concoctions and consistently satisfying burgers, Hopdoddy has something for any palette. Head in from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for seasonal burgers, fries, craft drafts, wine and cocktails, all for $5 each.

hopdoddy burger bar Facebook

The Tavern Downtown

A rooftop patio and HDTVs broadcasting numerous games are the biggest pulls at this high-energy, LoDo sports bar. Come for the selections of beers on tap, American fare and the view of Coors Stadium nearby. Diners looking for a more relaxed environment can choose to stay in the downstairs dining area.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

THIRSTY LION - CHERRY CREEK

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill’s locations at Union Station and Cherry Creek offer plenty of screens for multi-game viewing. On Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant opens early for brunch, football and $5 mimosas and bloody Marys until 3 p.m.

THIRSTY LION - CHERRY CREEK

Wazee Supper Club

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Wazee Supper Club’s dining rooms sport mounted televisions on each wall, making it a prime location for seeing a favorite team in action. During happy hour and on Saturdays, the restaurant offers 75 cent wings and craft mules for $6.

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Milk & Honey Bar & Kitchen

MILK & HONEY Milk & Honey

This tucked-away restaurant is a perfect alternative for those seeking a much quieter viewing environment than the typical sports bar might afford. The space has private and public viewing options for those willing to make reservations in advance. For those dropping in, choose a sampling of small plates, like the shishito peppers or the crispy polenta, the $10 lavender lemonade, and end with the sweet tea panna cotta with honeycomb toffee.

MILK & HONEY Milk & Honey

Ace Eat Serve

Fill commercial breaks between the team’s game with ping pong and arcade games. Sip on happy hour cocktails and take advantage of their happy hour menu before six by ordering the $11 ramen and drink combo or a steamed pork bun. Or, aim for the full menu and grab an order of tiger wings.