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Top Bars For Cornhole In Denver

June 5, 2014 6:00 AM

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Do you play cornhole? If you are not familiar with this fun game, it’s a very popular pastime for afternoon drinking in the warm Colorado sun. Cornhole is a simple game involving the tossing of beanbags into holes from a few feet away. It’s popular enough, in fact, that many local bars and taverns are finding ways to include cornhole in their events and activities. This spring and summer, why not get out of the house? Head to one of these great bars and try your hand at tossing some beanbags.

Hopper’s Sports Bar & Grill
10051 N. I70 Service Road
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
(303) 233-1331
www.hopperssportsgrill.net

If you like summer patio drinking, relaxing in the sun and enjoying a fun game of cornhole, then you’ll definitely want to visit Hopper’s Sports Bar & Grill in Wheat Ridge. Home to one of the best patios in Denver, Hopper’s is a relaxed environment with lots of fun activities to keep active drinkers happy. In addition to the cornhole, you can also play volleyball on its beach-like court or try your hand at the giant Jenga game. The wings and burgers are also a great value and very tasty, making them a perfect accompaniment to your day of playing and drinking in the sun.

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Vine Street Pub
1700 Vine St.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 388-2337
www.mountainsunpub.com

If you have ever driven down 17th, you have surely seen the happy drinkers at Vine out on the patio of Vine Street Pub tossing their beanbags and playing a few rounds of cornhole. When the weather is warm, the patio at Vine Street is perfect, and it is centrally located enough to make a visit to this bar an easy afternoon trip. The food here is also excellent, with a diverse menu sure to please everyone in your party, including lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Of course, the full bar is well stocked with lots of great local ales.

Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill
9535 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
(303) 799-0099
www.swingerssportslounge.com

If you are in the Denver Tech Center area and you need a good spot to visit for happy hour or to wait out the afternoon rush hour, then a visit to Swingers Sports Lounge and Grill is perfect. In addition to an excellent menu and lots of great adult beverages to enjoy, the cornhole here is plentiful. There is even a weekly cornhole tournament every Wednesday evening, complete with prizes for first, second and third place. There is also poker on Mondays, lots of televisions to catch the games and plenty of great people to chat with at this fun, local favorite.

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Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 675-0505
www.blakestreettavern.com

Blake Street Tavern is already a popular spot in the LoDo area of Denver. If you like playing games as you drink, this is the best place in town to visit. Blake Street Tavern offers shuffleboard, ping pong, skeeball, darts, giant Jenga, a photo booth, giant Connect Four and, of course, cornhole. With lots of great bar specials, many under five dollars, beer pong every Sunday and ladies night every Friday, Blake Street is a very popular place to be.

Dive Inn
1380 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(720) 242-6157
www.facebook.com/diveinndenver

So the website is under construction, but don’t let that keep you away from this popular spot. In addition to eight cornhole boards, you’ll also find pool tables, foosball and ping pong. If you like fun décor, you’ll also enjoy the 18-foot ski boat that has been converted into a custom booth in the middle of the bar. The food is also quite good (try the Kobe steak tacos or shrimp ceviche) and sample from the small but well-selected beer list. Of course, with eight cornhole boards, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy while you are there.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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