When you just can’t get to the Broncos game in person, don’t pout on the couch while cheering them on by yourself. Get your friends together and check out these great bars. They have the drink specials, grub and Broncos spirit you need to truly enjoy the game. So whether the Broncos are playing out of town or you just couldn’t get a ticket, here are five bars that will make you feel like a member of the crowd.
Govnr’s Park Tavern
672 Logan St.
Denver, CO 80203
For all you Cap Hill Broncos fans, Govnr’s Park Tavern is the place to go for your football fix. From daily specials to TVs, this pub has it all. Check out its Manning Mania Monday deal – a pitcher and a pizza for $18. Reservations are required for this deal but include $4 23-ounce Coors Light and Miller Light drafts, $4 Jamo shots and Avion tequila specials all night. Govnr’s Park has contests with prizes throughout the season. Watch the game here and you might go home with a new jersey or some Broncos swag. The best thing about living in Capitol Hill are the bars within walking distance of home, so stroll on over to Govnr’s Park Tavern when you just can’t make it to the stadium.
The Tavern – Downtown
1949 Market St.
Denver, CO 80202
From top to bottom, The Tavern Downtown has the space, bars, TVs and specials you need for any Broncos game. The main level includes a lounge area with game room, two bars, TVs galore and even a dance floor. Up on the rooftop patio, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Coors Field and Market Street, including both indoor and outdoor patio seating. Add to that 14 TVs, two HD projection screens and a fireplace and you’ll be surrounded by the game. And just to entice you even more, The Tavern is promoting the First Possession Payoff contest. This drawing can score you two tickets to a Broncos home game, a sideline pass for the Broncos opening drive and a chance to win $1000 for every point scored during the Broncos first offensive possession. You don’t want to miss out on the classic atmosphere, great drink and food specials and that killer Broncos contest drawing, so get to The Tavern Downtown to catch the next game.
Denver, CO 80203
This is the place to meet up with all your friends for the Broncos game. With drink specials like $2.50 well and drafts, $15 buckets and $5 Malibu buckets, Broadway’s is a great place to party without breaking the bank. There are plenty of TVs around so you won’t miss a second of Manning’s big plays. Complimentary chips and salsa snacks will keep you fueled throughout the game. But just so there are no surprises, Broadway’s is proudly a “gay bar,” so come ready to cheer on the Broncos with all the boys, girls and boygirls around town because one thing is for sure, this crowd knows how to have fun. Regulars and newbies alike will tell you, the drink prices and specials are not to miss and the atmosphere during Broncos games is as rowdy and fun as being at the game itself. There is nothing but fun times to be had at Broadway’s.
Interstate Kitchen & Bar
1001 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
From slushies (yes, slushies) to mac-n-cheese to classic deviled eggs, Interstate definitely has the comfort appeal. Broncos fans rally up in Denver’s Art District every week to get their touchdown shot – a yummy, sweet and tasty orange house concoction. For every touchdown, the bartender shakes up celebratory shots for all the fans so you are guaranteed to cheer extra loud when the Broncos score a TD. And those slushies I mentioned, well those yummy spiked delights are available in red or blue (flavor not important here) and served in adorable paper cones. Beer specials are a’plenty at the Interstate Kitchen & Bar for your Broncos game party pleasure.
Stoney’s Bar & Grill
1111 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203
Self-proclaimed “Colorado themed sports bar,” Stoney’s is a great place to go for Broncos games. Drinks specials, food and pigskin bingo top the list of reasons to check it out. During all Monday night football games, you can have a shot at winning great prizes like jerseys, memorabilia, shots, snacks and more simply by playing bingo. More than 20 TVs line the walls of Stoney’s and two 120-inch projection screens will ensure you don’t miss a pass. The atmosphere feels like Colorado from barn wood to brick-wall interiors to a ski-lift booth. Cheering on the Broncos seems all too fitting at this joint.
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Michelle Perez is a freelance writer covering all things Denver. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.