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Where to Watch Sports in Denver

15 winning spots for watching your favorite teams

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As the only time of year when all four major pro sports (plus college football) are in season at the same time, late October is pretty much the best time of the year for sports fans. It’s also when sports bars go from being merely inviting places to drink away an afternoon to essential hideouts for following all the suddenly non-stop athletic action.

Luckily, Denver has no shortage of options for watching the big (or not-so-big) game, whether your tastes run toward rowdy hole-in-the-walls where every TV is tuned to the local teams (although the Avalanche and Nuggets remained blacked out at most bars for the time being) or larger watering holes where you can keep your eye on six games at once.

Heck, even the ball-averse should find something to like at these 15 Mile High City sports bars, which offer everything from arcade games and spacious patios to saag paneer along with their clear views of a TV turned to all the action on the field.

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RiNo Beer Garden

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This German-style pub boasts a 300-person patio with 12 TV screens and 60 beers on tap. There are also outdoor heaters, daily drink and food specials, a private indoor heating room, and a whole roster of sports bar fare, including wings, green chili fries, and several burgers.

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Occidental

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An edgy option with killer cocktails, Williams & Graham’s sister pub streams an assortment of games — football, in particular — that fill several screens. Game days often mean discounts at the bar and the food menu includes cheese curds, tamales, and even kimchi tots, as well as a small selection of sandwiches and burgers.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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More than 90 whiskeys — including a hefty selection of Colorado spirits — and 30 beer taps are complemented by a simple, shareable menu and the the upbeat environment at this Union Station neighborhood spot, which is open until 2 a.m. every day. Fans can check out a game while enjoying a menu of appetizers, salads, and dishes like the “end of the world chicken, a beer-braised chicken served with garlic mash, mushrooms, onions and warm-bread, and the Cajun-style tilapia.

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Blake Street Tavern

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On Saturdays, this busy LoDo sports bar attracts alumni from Michigan State, Notre Dame, USC, and around a dozen other universities to watch their team’s games on its 65 HD TVs. Afterwards, those fans can get in on the action themselves by playing games like skee ball, pop-a-shot basketball, and shuffleboard in the Underground Social arcade area. Several weekend specials, including $6 Jack Fires and $12 mimosa pitchers, ensure no one goes home thirsty.

The patio at Blake Street Tavern
The patio at Blake Street Tavern
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Jackson's Denver

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Since the first pitch was throw in 1995, Jackson’s, the two-story sports bar that sits directly across from Coors Field, has offered ample game-day specials, all-you-can-drink nights, and a sprawling rooftop patio. Rockies fans (as well as Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans) gather here for the 70 televisions, ice cold beers, and grilled burgers.

Icehouse Tavern

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This saloon-style establishment in the heart of LoDo has all the key ingredients for a great sports bar: affordable drinks (most domestic drafts are $3), flat-screen TVs, pool tables, and patio seating. It’s known for its Rockies opening day party and to football fanatics as a San Francisco 49ers bar.

The British Bulldog

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Mile High City soccer fans deserve a watering hole to call their own. They have one in The British Bulldog, which opens as early as 7 a.m. on weekends for English Premier League matches. A beer list heavy on imports and a menu that features dishes such as bangers and mash and saag paneer rounds out the British experience that feels half an ocean away from the typical Denver sports bar.

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Rhein Haus Denver

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Rhein Haus is Denver’s very own 10,000-square-foot slice of Bavaria. The beer hall features unique brews, sausages, house-made pretzels, and bocce courts. The jersey-wearing folks who convene over happy hour at this Seattle transplant are met with an extensive list of discounted German-style bites, including pretzels and currywurst, and $5 beer and wine.

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Brooklyn's At the Pepsi Center

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Located across the street from the Pepsi Center’s main entrance, this offshoot of the original Brooklyn’s near the Broncos stadium has been serving up burgers and brews to local fans since the arena’s opening. Try the wings, which come coated in red pepper flakes, or check out the daily happy hour, when every drink is a $1 off, from 3 to 6 p.m. Bonus: Brooklyn’s at the Pepsi Center recently reached an agreement to televise Avalanche and Nuggets road games while they remain blacked out for most viewers.

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Stoney's Uptown Joint

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This newer little sibling of the longtime Lincoln Street location is a Colorado-themed neighborhood sports bar with more than 30 TVs for watching all manner of games. The menu includes six varieties of “party fries” that come out covered in toppings like green chili, cheese, and buffalo chicken. The Saturday and Sunday brunch are great for morning kickoffs. There is also a lengthy happy hour that extends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

The Elm

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The ultimate bar for Boston fans in Mile High exile (even Patriots fans can cheer in relative peace here), this retro neighborhood lounge and pub serves up drink specials, trivia, and lots of televised sports. Although there are wings, tenders, and burgers, the menu goes beyond traditional sports bar fare with offerings like fisherman’s scatter (a plate of cod, clam strips, and fried shrimp). Coors Banquet cans are $2.50 all the time and there are also other specials each day.

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Colfax Sports & Brew

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Patrons are never far from a TV at this bar near City Park, which boasts several taps and a menu that offers three types of gourmet grilled cheese as well as classic pub fare like burgers and fish and chips. Burger Mondays, when a burger and fries are discounted to $7, make this bar a Monday Night Football destination. There is also a $13 bottomless mimosa special on Saturdays and Sundays.

Punch Bowl Social

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Punch Bowl Social isn’t a sports bar per se but it still makes a great hangout to post up and watch games on plenty of TVs. The scratch kitchen serves sriracha peanut fries and other less traditional takes on sports bar fare while the bar delivers a variety of beverages and shareable punches like the Watermelon Polo Bowl made with Sauza blue reposado tequila. When once-promising games become boring blowouts, fans instead create their own action by hitting the bowling lanes, ping-pong tables, pinball, private karaoke rooms, or arcades.

Sriracha Peanut Fries at Punchbowl Social
Sriracha Peanut Fries at Punchbowl Social
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Chopper's Sports Grill

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Cheering is encouraged at this Cherry Creek sports bar named for Robert “ Chopper “ Travaglini, the former trainer of the Denver Nuggets. With a lively patio, the restaurant has also become known for its Chopper’s burger, wings, and nachos. Nearly two-thirds of the beers are brewed in Colorado.

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Homegrown Tap & Dough - Wash Park

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This Wash Park haunt is about as family-friendly as a sports bar can get. With plenty of large screens and ample seating around the bar and throughout the dining room, there’s lots of space to spread out and cheer hard. The food and drink options include homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and a collection of craft beers on tap.

RiNo Beer Garden

RiNo Beer Garden [official]

This German-style pub boasts a 300-person patio with 12 TV screens and 60 beers on tap. There are also outdoor heaters, daily drink and food specials, a private indoor heating room, and a whole roster of sports bar fare, including wings, green chili fries, and several burgers.

RiNo Beer Garden [official]

Occidental

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An edgy option with killer cocktails, Williams & Graham’s sister pub streams an assortment of games — football, in particular — that fill several screens. Game days often mean discounts at the bar and the food menu includes cheese curds, tamales, and even kimchi tots, as well as a small selection of sandwiches and burgers.

Adam Larkey/Eater

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [official]

More than 90 whiskeys — including a hefty selection of Colorado spirits — and 30 beer taps are complemented by a simple, shareable menu and the the upbeat environment at this Union Station neighborhood spot, which is open until 2 a.m. every day. Fans can check out a game while enjoying a menu of appetizers, salads, and dishes like the “end of the world chicken, a beer-braised chicken served with garlic mash, mushrooms, onions and warm-bread, and the Cajun-style tilapia.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot [official]

Blake Street Tavern

The patio at Blake Street Tavern
The patio at Blake Street Tavern
Blake Street Tavern [Official]

On Saturdays, this busy LoDo sports bar attracts alumni from Michigan State, Notre Dame, USC, and around a dozen other universities to watch their team’s games on its 65 HD TVs. Afterwards, those fans can get in on the action themselves by playing games like skee ball, pop-a-shot basketball, and shuffleboard in the Underground Social arcade area. Several weekend specials, including $6 Jack Fires and $12 mimosa pitchers, ensure no one goes home thirsty.

The patio at Blake Street Tavern
The patio at Blake Street Tavern
Blake Street Tavern [Official]

Jackson's Denver

Since the first pitch was throw in 1995, Jackson’s, the two-story sports bar that sits directly across from Coors Field, has offered ample game-day specials, all-you-can-drink nights, and a sprawling rooftop patio. Rockies fans (as well as Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans) gather here for the 70 televisions, ice cold beers, and grilled burgers.

Icehouse Tavern

This saloon-style establishment in the heart of LoDo has all the key ingredients for a great sports bar: affordable drinks (most domestic drafts are $3), flat-screen TVs, pool tables, and patio seating. It’s known for its Rockies opening day party and to football fanatics as a San Francisco 49ers bar.

The British Bulldog

A photo of the awning of The British Bulldog The British Bulldog {Official]

Mile High City soccer fans deserve a watering hole to call their own. They have one in The British Bulldog, which opens as early as 7 a.m. on weekends for English Premier League matches. A beer list heavy on imports and a menu that features dishes such as bangers and mash and saag paneer rounds out the British experience that feels half an ocean away from the typical Denver sports bar.

A photo of the awning of The British Bulldog The British Bulldog {Official]

Rhein Haus Denver

Rhein Haus [Official]

Rhein Haus is Denver’s very own 10,000-square-foot slice of Bavaria. The beer hall features unique brews, sausages, house-made pretzels, and bocce courts. The jersey-wearing folks who convene over happy hour at this Seattle transplant are met with an extensive list of discounted German-style bites, including pretzels and currywurst, and $5 beer and wine.

Rhein Haus [Official]

Brooklyn's At the Pepsi Center

A photo of a bar filled with patrons and bartenders serving them at Brooklyn’s at the Pepsi Center Photo By Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Located across the street from the Pepsi Center’s main entrance, this offshoot of the original Brooklyn’s near the Broncos stadium has been serving up burgers and brews to local fans since the arena’s opening. Try the wings, which come coated in red pepper flakes, or check out the daily happy hour, when every drink is a $1 off, from 3 to 6 p.m. Bonus: Brooklyn’s at the Pepsi Center recently reached an agreement to televise Avalanche and Nuggets road games while they remain blacked out for most viewers.

A photo of a bar filled with patrons and bartenders serving them at Brooklyn’s at the Pepsi Center Photo By Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Stoney's Uptown Joint

This newer little sibling of the longtime Lincoln Street location is a Colorado-themed neighborhood sports bar with more than 30 TVs for watching all manner of games. The menu includes six varieties of “party fries” that come out covered in toppings like green chili, cheese, and buffalo chicken. The Saturday and Sunday brunch are great for morning kickoffs. There is also a lengthy happy hour that extends from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.

The Elm

The Elm [Official]

The ultimate bar for Boston fans in Mile High exile (even Patriots fans can cheer in relative peace here), this retro neighborhood lounge and pub serves up drink specials, trivia, and lots of televised sports. Although there are wings, tenders, and burgers, the menu goes beyond traditional sports bar fare with offerings like fisherman’s scatter (a plate of cod, clam strips, and fried shrimp). Coors Banquet cans are $2.50 all the time and there are also other specials each day.

The Elm [Official]

Colfax Sports & Brew

Patrons are never far from a TV at this bar near City Park, which boasts several taps and a menu that offers three types of gourmet grilled cheese as well as classic pub fare like burgers and fish and chips. Burger Mondays, when a burger and fries are discounted to $7, make this bar a Monday Night Football destination. There is also a $13 bottomless mimosa special on Saturdays and Sundays.

Punch Bowl Social

Sriracha Peanut Fries at Punchbowl Social
Sriracha Peanut Fries at Punchbowl Social
Punchbowl Social [Official]

Punch Bowl Social isn’t a sports bar per se but it still makes a great hangout to post up and watch games on plenty of TVs. The scratch kitchen serves sriracha peanut fries and other less traditional takes on sports bar fare while the bar delivers a variety of beverages and shareable punches like the Watermelon Polo Bowl made with Sauza blue reposado tequila. When once-promising games become boring blowouts, fans instead create their own action by hitting the bowling lanes, ping-pong tables, pinball, private karaoke rooms, or arcades.

Sriracha Peanut Fries at Punchbowl Social
Sriracha Peanut Fries at Punchbowl Social
Punchbowl Social [Official]

Chopper's Sports Grill

Chopper’s [Official]

Cheering is encouraged at this Cherry Creek sports bar named for Robert “ Chopper “ Travaglini, the former trainer of the Denver Nuggets. With a lively patio, the restaurant has also become known for its Chopper’s burger, wings, and nachos. Nearly two-thirds of the beers are brewed in Colorado.

Chopper’s [Official]

Homegrown Tap & Dough - Wash Park

This Wash Park haunt is about as family-friendly as a sports bar can get. With plenty of large screens and ample seating around the bar and throughout the dining room, there’s lots of space to spread out and cheer hard. The food and drink options include homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and a collection of craft beers on tap.

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