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Nine Places to Eat, Drink, and Play Games This Summer

Play foosball and ping-pong, shoot some pool, participate in trivia, and more while eating and drinking well

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Longer days and nights mean more time to stretch that last drink or weekend lunch further. For those who’d rather stay and hang out longer — play a game of pool, enter into a little friendly competition, or find somewhere different than the usual Friday night hangout spot — here’s a list of places with built-in activities and events to keep the day, or night, going.

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1. Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria

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3901 Fox St
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 455-9666
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If it feels a pizza night, Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria is a great pick for the next night out. This colorful, two-story industrial space offers a laid-back atmosphere with a lengthy craft-beer list of 60 rotating beers and various games of friendly competition including four-square matches and capture the flag.

The outdoor turf patio of Crafty Fox
Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria

2. Stem Ciders

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#150, 2235, 2811 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 443-3007
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This cozy RiNo brewpub offers high-quality seasonal ciders and a rotating roster of local food trucks. With an outdoor hang out space hosting various weekly events and the pub’s notorious “Geeks Who Drink Trivia Nights,” it’s a great spot to spend the evening during the week for a little friendly competition and the chance at winning some boozy prizes.

Stem Ciders front bar space.
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3. ViewHouse Ballpark

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2015 Market St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 878-2015
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This LoDo eatery and bar boasts some of best views of the city and is located catty-corner from the Rockies Stadium. Patrons can come for elevated bar food eats such as organic chicken wings, mahi-mahi tacos, and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella sticks. Entertainment includes lawn activities such as volleyball and corn hole tournaments, beer pong, yoga, and silent discos.

The outdoor astroturf space.
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4. Upstairs Circus LoDo

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1500 Wynkoop St #100
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 722-2105
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For those who want to spend their free time pursuing more creative endeavors, the Upstairs Circus mixes the best of both worlds with its bar and craft workshop setup. This whimsical LoDo spot allows patrons to choose from a number of projects — painting, jewelry making, and woodworking — and pair their creative crafts with various libations including wines, mimosas, and specialty cocktails.

Crafts and cocktails at the Upstairs Circus.
Upstairs Circus

5. Tarantula Billiard & Bar

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1520 Stout St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 932-6666
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This bar and grill is located in the Central Business District and a great spot to stop for a brew and round of pool to unwind after a long day’s work. The pub offers typical bar grub, 20 beers on tap, and free pool during the weekdays with a purchase. Customers also have access to games such as foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard, and variety of video games.

Tarantula Billiard & Bar
Tarantula Billiards & Bar

6. Ace Eat Serve

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501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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Previously home to an old garage space, this uptown restaurant boasts a sprawling food menu, craft cocktails, and various ping-pong halls both inside and outside of the building. The industrial space serves up family style Asian-inspired dishes and friendly competitions with weekly ping-pong and beer pong tournaments that extend into the late hours of the night.

Ace Eat Serve
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7. Vine Street Pub & Brewery

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1700 Vine St
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 388-2337
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Located Uptown just a few blocks from City Park, this mellow pub and brewery feels like walking into a friend’s hippy living room. The eatery hosts a menu filled with homey American grub from burgers and burritos to sandwiches and salads. The bookshelves scattered around the restaurant hold an eclectic mix of both new and nostalgic board and card games. And with an extensive list of house and Colorado brews, it’s the perfect place to sit, stay, and play a while.

Vine Street Pub patio
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8. Punch Bowl Social Denver

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65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 765-2695
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Punch Bowl Social is the definition of an eat, drink, and play environment. As one of Denver’s most versatile venues, customers can find entertainment, food, booze, games in every corner and on every floor of this large, self-deemed “dirty modern” space. Bowling alleys, multiple bars, arcade games, pool tables, and a karaoke stage are just a few ways visitors can play in between craft cocktails, PBR cans, and savory American bar food.

The vintage arcade at Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social

9. Sobo 151 Bar & Grill

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151 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-1560
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Eater-players can take a step back in time to Eastern Europe with this bar and grill located just outside of downtown. Traditional Czech cuisine such as schnitzel, potato pancakes, and roast duck make an appearance on the food side alongside typical American bar food. Diners can enjoy traditional European beers while partaking in trivia nights, karaoke, pool, and old-school Pac-Man games.

The billiards at Sobo 151
Kate Martin for Sobo 151

1. Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria

3901 Fox St, Denver, CO 80216
The outdoor turf patio of Crafty Fox
Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria

If it feels a pizza night, Crafty Fox Taphouse & Pizzeria is a great pick for the next night out. This colorful, two-story industrial space offers a laid-back atmosphere with a lengthy craft-beer list of 60 rotating beers and various games of friendly competition including four-square matches and capture the flag.

3901 Fox St
Denver, CO 80216

2. Stem Ciders

#150, 2235, 2811 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
Stem Ciders front bar space.
Stem Ciders, Facebook

This cozy RiNo brewpub offers high-quality seasonal ciders and a rotating roster of local food trucks. With an outdoor hang out space hosting various weekly events and the pub’s notorious “Geeks Who Drink Trivia Nights,” it’s a great spot to spend the evening during the week for a little friendly competition and the chance at winning some boozy prizes.

#150, 2235, 2811 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

3. ViewHouse Ballpark

2015 Market St, Denver, CO 80205
The outdoor astroturf space.
Adam Larkey

This LoDo eatery and bar boasts some of best views of the city and is located catty-corner from the Rockies Stadium. Patrons can come for elevated bar food eats such as organic chicken wings, mahi-mahi tacos, and prosciutto-wrapped mozzarella sticks. Entertainment includes lawn activities such as volleyball and corn hole tournaments, beer pong, yoga, and silent discos.

2015 Market St
Denver, CO 80205

4. Upstairs Circus LoDo

1500 Wynkoop St #100, Denver, CO 80202
Crafts and cocktails at the Upstairs Circus.
Upstairs Circus

For those who want to spend their free time pursuing more creative endeavors, the Upstairs Circus mixes the best of both worlds with its bar and craft workshop setup. This whimsical LoDo spot allows patrons to choose from a number of projects — painting, jewelry making, and woodworking — and pair their creative crafts with various libations including wines, mimosas, and specialty cocktails.

1500 Wynkoop St #100
Denver, CO 80202

5. Tarantula Billiard & Bar

1520 Stout St, Denver, CO 80202
Tarantula Billiard & Bar
Tarantula Billiards & Bar

This bar and grill is located in the Central Business District and a great spot to stop for a brew and round of pool to unwind after a long day’s work. The pub offers typical bar grub, 20 beers on tap, and free pool during the weekdays with a purchase. Customers also have access to games such as foosball, air hockey, shuffleboard, and variety of video games.

1520 Stout St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Ace Eat Serve

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Ace Eat Serve
Adam Larkey

Previously home to an old garage space, this uptown restaurant boasts a sprawling food menu, craft cocktails, and various ping-pong halls both inside and outside of the building. The industrial space serves up family style Asian-inspired dishes and friendly competitions with weekly ping-pong and beer pong tournaments that extend into the late hours of the night.

501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

7. Vine Street Pub & Brewery

1700 Vine St, Denver, CO 80206
Vine Street Pub patio
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Located Uptown just a few blocks from City Park, this mellow pub and brewery feels like walking into a friend’s hippy living room. The eatery hosts a menu filled with homey American grub from burgers and burritos to sandwiches and salads. The bookshelves scattered around the restaurant hold an eclectic mix of both new and nostalgic board and card games. And with an extensive list of house and Colorado brews, it’s the perfect place to sit, stay, and play a while.

1700 Vine St
Denver, CO 80206

8. Punch Bowl Social Denver

65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
The vintage arcade at Punch Bowl Social
Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social is the definition of an eat, drink, and play environment. As one of Denver’s most versatile venues, customers can find entertainment, food, booze, games in every corner and on every floor of this large, self-deemed “dirty modern” space. Bowling alleys, multiple bars, arcade games, pool tables, and a karaoke stage are just a few ways visitors can play in between craft cocktails, PBR cans, and savory American bar food.

65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

9. Sobo 151 Bar & Grill

151 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
The billiards at Sobo 151
Kate Martin for Sobo 151

Eater-players can take a step back in time to Eastern Europe with this bar and grill located just outside of downtown. Traditional Czech cuisine such as schnitzel, potato pancakes, and roast duck make an appearance on the food side alongside typical American bar food. Diners can enjoy traditional European beers while partaking in trivia nights, karaoke, pool, and old-school Pac-Man games.

151 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

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