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Adam Larkey

Where to Watch the Olympics in Denver

Ready for Rio? The summer Olympics kick off Friday August 5

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| Adam Larkey

The Summer Olympics are almost here, and while the games are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that doesn't mean Denverites can't get in on the action. From watch parties to drink deals to a ceremonial punch bowl on fire, be on the look-out for Olympic specials - such as happy hours and activities - around town. For two weeks straight, the most competitive athletes from around the world go for gold in their sport-of-choice, including soccer, gymnastics, tennis, weightlifting and water polo. Here's a guide to the best bistros and bars around Denver to cheer on your favorite athlete and country.

The opening ceremonies start Friday, August 5 and conclude Sunday, August 21. And, while many bars will be airing the games live on television, it's probably a good idea to get there early for choice seating and service.

Note: Locations are listed in alphabetical order. Did we miss your favorite sports bar? Drop it in the comments, or send a note to the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. FATE Brewing Company

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1600 38th St Ste 100
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 449-3283
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If you're in Boulder, looking for a loud and proud cheering section, FATE Brewing Co. is your place. Enjoy Brazilian beer specials and all the action on one the 11 high-def TVs at the brewery.
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2. Govnr's Park Tavern

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672 Logan St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-8605
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This buzzy neighborhood tavern will be showing the global events throughout the entire two weeks. Grab some grub and a pint to enjoy all the fun and games.

3. Highland Tap and Burger

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2219 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 287-4493
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Operating a typical happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this LoHi tavern will play the Olympic events and include special food items depending on the outcomes and U.S.A. showing.
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4. Jake's Food & Spirits

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3800 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 295-3800
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This RiNo sports bar offers food and drink specials that will change throughout the Olympics, but will be available daily along with the regularly featured menu of burgers, sandwiches, appetizers (including six different flavors of wings), and salads.
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5. RiNo Yacht Club

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
The hip hangout inside the Source will be coming in hot to start the festivities this Friday, with a ceremonial torch running, or a punch bowl on fire. The social space will also showcase a special menu of cachaca drinks throughout the two-weeklong games. Awards and medals will be given out as well. Disclosure: The editor is married to one of the developers behind The Source, the development in which the Yacht Club resides.
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6. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

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201 Columbine St.
Denvet, CO 80206
With TVs tuned in and the beer taps flowing, both locations of the Thirsty Lion, are prime places to watch the games. Every time American teams win a gold, guests get celebratory half-price Gold Margaritas made with Jose Cuervo Gold immediately thereafter.
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7. Choppers Sports Grill

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80 S Madison St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 399-4448
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With one of the best happy hours in the city, head to this Cherry Creek watering hole and tune in to the rousing events – from water polo to gymnastics.
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8. Hopdoddy Burger Bar Denver

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1747 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
The Union Station outpost of this burger restaurant will be showing the games on the TVs throughout the restaurant and offering their version of a quintessentially All-American drink: the Bootleg Kool-Aid, made with real moonshine, available all month in honor of the Olympics.
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9. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

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1215 20th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 993-8023
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Though no one would accuse Ophelia's Electric Soapbox of being a sports bar, the gastrobrothel with eclectic American food and plenty of boozy delights will play the Games 'round the clock on the TVs around the bar, save for the live performances Friday and Saturday nights.
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10. Postino

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2715 17th St
Denver, CO 80211
This LoHi eatery will show the games with a screaming deal for day-drinkers and game-watchers: everyday, glasses of wine and pitchers of beer are $5 all day, every day until 5 p.m. Coming in for a late viewing? On Monday or Tuesday take advantage of the “Board & Bruschetta:” from 8 p.m. until close, you can get a fresh and creative bruschetta board with any bottle of wine (from the “by-the glass” section) for $20.
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11. Punch Bowl Social

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65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 765-2695
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Amidst the flurry of activities available IRL at Punch Bowl Social, you may get distracted these coming couple weeks as the screens are stations on the sporting events of the Olympic Games.

12. Rhein Haus Denver

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1415 Market St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 800-2652
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This beer and brat emporium serves as prime placement in town to plop down for a German sausages, some ice cold brewskis, and the most elite athleticism in the world.
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13. Elway's

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1881 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 312-3107
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The Elway's location in the Ritz is a swanky scene but when big sporting events are on, the crowd is captive and in for a good time. The Olympics are no exception, and if you time it right, you can hit Happy Hour as an accompaniment to the athleticism from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
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14. Occidental Bar

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1950 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO
(303) 997-8886
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Stealing your attention away from some of the best beverages in town will be the Rio Olympics in the background at LoHi's Occidental. The LoHi bar is offering four creative cachaca cocktail to honor Brazil, the host country of the summer games.
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15. Del Frisco's Double Eagle

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8100 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(303) 796-0100
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If you're in the 'burbs, check out this modern steakhouse for some sweet Olympic deals and specials. While the games are on, sip on Olympic-themed booze, such as the Bourbon & Bronze, with Bulleit bourbon, Domaine de Canton, fresh lime juice, cherry, and more.
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16. Del Frisco's Grille

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100 Saint Paul St
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 320-8529
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At Cherry Creek North’s Del Frisco’s Grille there are several options for games viewing: downstairs, cozy up in a booth or a high top at the huge wrap-around bar to see the games from several angles. You can also head upstairs for some al fresco viewing: the newly opened, expansive rooftop patio boasts it’s own bar with multiple TVs to view the games. Pro tip: order one of the special Olympic cocktails, made especially for the Games.
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1. FATE Brewing Company

1600 38th St Ste 100, Boulder, CO 80301
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If you're in Boulder, looking for a loud and proud cheering section, FATE Brewing Co. is your place. Enjoy Brazilian beer specials and all the action on one the 11 high-def TVs at the brewery.
1600 38th St Ste 100
Boulder, CO 80301

2. Govnr's Park Tavern

672 Logan St, Denver, CO 80203
This buzzy neighborhood tavern will be showing the global events throughout the entire two weeks. Grab some grub and a pint to enjoy all the fun and games.
672 Logan St
Denver, CO 80203

3. Highland Tap and Burger

2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Adam Larkey
Operating a typical happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this LoHi tavern will play the Olympic events and include special food items depending on the outcomes and U.S.A. showing.
2219 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

4. Jake's Food & Spirits

3800 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205
jakesdenver.com
This RiNo sports bar offers food and drink specials that will change throughout the Olympics, but will be available daily along with the regularly featured menu of burgers, sandwiches, appetizers (including six different flavors of wings), and salads.
3800 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

5. RiNo Yacht Club

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
Adam Larkey
The hip hangout inside the Source will be coming in hot to start the festivities this Friday, with a ceremonial torch running, or a punch bowl on fire. The social space will also showcase a special menu of cachaca drinks throughout the two-weeklong games. Awards and medals will be given out as well. Disclosure: The editor is married to one of the developers behind The Source, the development in which the Yacht Club resides.
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

6. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

201 Columbine St., Denvet, CO 80206
Adam Larkey
With TVs tuned in and the beer taps flowing, both locations of the Thirsty Lion, are prime places to watch the games. Every time American teams win a gold, guests get celebratory half-price Gold Margaritas made with Jose Cuervo Gold immediately thereafter.
201 Columbine St.
Denvet, CO 80206

7. Choppers Sports Grill

80 S Madison St, Denver, CO 80209
Official Website
With one of the best happy hours in the city, head to this Cherry Creek watering hole and tune in to the rousing events – from water polo to gymnastics.
80 S Madison St
Denver, CO 80209

8. Hopdoddy Burger Bar Denver

1747 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
Adam Larkey
The Union Station outpost of this burger restaurant will be showing the games on the TVs throughout the restaurant and offering their version of a quintessentially All-American drink: the Bootleg Kool-Aid, made with real moonshine, available all month in honor of the Olympics.
1747 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

9. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

1215 20th St, Denver, CO 80202
Adam Larkey
Though no one would accuse Ophelia's Electric Soapbox of being a sports bar, the gastrobrothel with eclectic American food and plenty of boozy delights will play the Games 'round the clock on the TVs around the bar, save for the live performances Friday and Saturday nights.
1215 20th St
Denver, CO 80202

10. Postino

2715 17th St, Denver, CO 80211
Adam Larkey
This LoHi eatery will show the games with a screaming deal for day-drinkers and game-watchers: everyday, glasses of wine and pitchers of beer are $5 all day, every day until 5 p.m. Coming in for a late viewing? On Monday or Tuesday take advantage of the “Board & Bruschetta:” from 8 p.m. until close, you can get a fresh and creative bruschetta board with any bottle of wine (from the “by-the glass” section) for $20.
2715 17th St
Denver, CO 80211

11. Punch Bowl Social

65 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Amidst the flurry of activities available IRL at Punch Bowl Social, you may get distracted these coming couple weeks as the screens are stations on the sporting events of the Olympic Games.
65 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

12. Rhein Haus Denver

1415 Market St, Denver, CO 80202
Facebook
This beer and brat emporium serves as prime placement in town to plop down for a German sausages, some ice cold brewskis, and the most elite athleticism in the world.
1415 Market St
Denver, CO 80202

13. Elway's

1881 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202
Courtesy of Elway's Downtown
The Elway's location in the Ritz is a swanky scene but when big sporting events are on, the crowd is captive and in for a good time. The Olympics are no exception, and if you time it right, you can hit Happy Hour as an accompaniment to the athleticism from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
1881 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202

14. Occidental Bar

1950 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO
Adam Larkey
Stealing your attention away from some of the best beverages in town will be the Rio Olympics in the background at LoHi's Occidental. The LoHi bar is offering four creative cachaca cocktail to honor Brazil, the host country of the summer games.
1950 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO

15. Del Frisco's Double Eagle

8100 E Orchard Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Del Frisco's Double Eagle
If you're in the 'burbs, check out this modern steakhouse for some sweet Olympic deals and specials. While the games are on, sip on Olympic-themed booze, such as the Bourbon & Bronze, with Bulleit bourbon, Domaine de Canton, fresh lime juice, cherry, and more.
8100 E Orchard Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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16. Del Frisco's Grille

100 Saint Paul St, Denver, CO 80206
Adam Larkey
At Cherry Creek North’s Del Frisco’s Grille there are several options for games viewing: downstairs, cozy up in a booth or a high top at the huge wrap-around bar to see the games from several angles. You can also head upstairs for some al fresco viewing: the newly opened, expansive rooftop patio boasts it’s own bar with multiple TVs to view the games. Pro tip: order one of the special Olympic cocktails, made especially for the Games.
100 Saint Paul St
Denver, CO 80206

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