(credit: Stoney’s on Facebook)
It’s that time of year again in Denver. The college basketball tournament is making itself known in the Mile High City. There are so many great places to catch all the action with friends. Why not celebrate this great time of basketball at one of the best bars in the city? Below are five of the best places to watch the tournament in Denver.
1930 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
The Sports Column is located in LoDo. Only steps away from Coors Field, you can understand the enthusiasm for sports at this locale. With huge TVs in every corner of the bar, it will show every big game throughout the tournament. Call ahead to request a specific game and ask for a table near that TV. The staff is more than accommodating and you can bet there will be some slam dunk specials throughout the tournament.
Denver, CO 80202
Jackson’s is an all-American sports bar located in downtown Denver, making it a great location for sports enthusiasts. With nightly food and drink specials, you can bet Jackson’s will be offering up some great deals during the March tournament. With 40 HD TVs, the biggest games of the tournament will be on for you to cheer your favorite college on to victory.
Stoney’s Bar and Grill
1111 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203
Stoney’s Bar and Grill is a locally owned and operated bar in Denver. The bar and grill is decorated in Colorado-themed memorabilia so you never forget which city this locale supports. Buckle down for all of the big basketball games on the various screens throughout the bar. But call ahead to see which particular match-up will be featured on the big projection screen. If your team comes away with a “W,” order a shot ski for you and your friends.
Blake Street Tavern
2301 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
Blake Street Tavern has been voted the best sports bar in Denver many times by many publications. It’s a popular upscale bar known for its ambiance as well as great food and drinks. With dozens of TVs, you’ll be able to see lots of the college teams in action. Free parking in the evening will have you settled in for those prime time games.
Chopper’s Sports Grill
80 S. Madison St.
Denver, CO 80209
Chopper’s Sports Grill is located in Cherry Creek. This bar and grill was named after Robert “Chopper” Travaglini, the former trainer of the Denver Nuggets, so you know basketball is a passion here. There are close to 20 HD TVs so you will never miss a moment of the game. The food and beer specials will keep you satisfied and not empty your wallet either. Come in to cheer your team on to the Final Four.
Michelle Humphrey is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found here.