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The big game is just around the corner, and the home team will be playing at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.! If you don’t feel like hosting a Super Bowl party this year, you’re in luck. Since Denver is known for being a town full of sports fans, it makes sense that there are plenty of sports bars from which to choose. Save yourself the time and energy of set up and clean up and take your Super Bowl party to one of these bars.
Wash Park Sports Alley
266 S. Downing St., Suite B
Denver, CO 80209
Located within walking distance of Wash Park, this sports bar features 25 HD TVs, arcade games, beer pong and a great menu. It is a low-key bar with the relaxed atmosphere so it’s a good place to kick back and chill. With the number of HD TVs, you can watch the game from several different angles so you won’t miss an important play if you need to get up and do something. There are a lot of menu items including vegetarian options.
1520 20th St.
Denver, CO 80202
This Denver staple has been a go-to sports bar for almost two decades. It opened around the same time as Coors Field and is located right across the street. Its spacious interior and ample game room make this a fun place to hang out and watch the game. Jackson’s also features a dance floor, so you can stay and dance the night away after the game is over. Its location in the heart of Denver’s nightlife makes this a great venue for those who want to have fun. With 40 HD TVs, you and your friends can all enjoy the game regardless of where you’re sitting.
1930 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
The Sports Column is another popular hangout for Denver sports fans. For 18 years, this Blake Street bar has hosted fans of many sports so it knows how to create a game night atmosphere. There are TVs all over, so fans won’t miss a play, and the service is excellent. On Sundays, Sports Column features a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, so you can come in and tailgate while waiting for the game to start. There is ample seating, but you may want to get there early to secure a table.
Highland Tap and Burger
2219 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
For those who want to enjoy a nice craft beer and a gourmet burger while cheering on their favorite team, Highland Tap and Burger is the spot. The menu offers a wide variety of delicious options that extend beyond traditional pub fare including a well-known shroom lover’s burger and tater tots like you’ve never had before. There are plenty of TVs to watch the game so you can enjoy your Super Bowl experience while also sampling some amazing food. Highland Tap and Burger also features a Run Club, which meets on Wednesdays, so you may find yourself a new group of running buddies to hang out with for the rest of the year.
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Reiver’s Bar and Grill
1085 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80209
For more than 30 years, residents of South Denver and surrounding neighborhoods have enjoyed watching sports and a good meal at Reiver’s. The menu is vast and varied, so people of many tastes can have a meal together in the same restaurant. This restaurant is very laid back with a personal and friendly touch. It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the game without worrying about being bumped into by a room full of people.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.