With the holiday season well in our rear view and the new year under way, it’s time to gear up for the next big event – the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games from February 7-23, 2014. Cozy up to a bar for a happy hour cocktail or meal and watch the games at one of these Olympic medal-worthy establishments.
1610 Little Raven St.
Denver, CO 80202
If a cozy ambiance suits you, then the freshly renovated and newly opened La Biblioteca (formerly Al Lado) in Riverfront Park is the perfect destination to watch the Sochi Winter Games. Housing four televisions within the tastefully styled tequila library, this comfortable location will serve you the latest concept cuisine of renowned chef Richard Sandoval. Enjoy Latin American and Asian-inspired dishes ranging from sushi and wok creations to ceviche and tacos, as you watch the nations that inspired these entrees compete for gold. If nothing else, experience what gold tastes like for yourself as you sip on some gold tequila.
Stoney’s Bar & Grill
1111 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203
Stoney’s Bar & Grill is a locally owned, Colorado-themed sports and music bar located in the heart of Denver. The building offers its patrons 20 HD TVs and two 120-inch projection screens on which to watch your favorite winter Olympians compete. A daily happy hour that starts at 4 p.m. affords you the budget-friendly opportunity to watch Olympic moments being made from Stoney’s bar itself. Enjoy beer served only on tap or in a can (no bottles ever), and by doing so, score a win for the Mile High community. Stoney’s recycles all of the cans (along with everything else) and gives the proceeds to local charities with Coors Brewing Company matching them dollar for dollar.
Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza
2129 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
With two locations in the Denver/Metro area, Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza is a convenient stop for watching the 2014 Winter Olympic games. Sporting a robust happy hour at the bar, you can indulge your spirits with a variety of menu offerings starting at just $5 like the coal-fired lemoncello chicken wings, meatball sliders or a nine-inch personal margherita pizza. Draft beers start at just $3, house wines at $4 and mixed signature cocktails at $5 each. The combination of convenience and price are medal worthy.
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Machete Tequila + Tacos
2817 E. 3rd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Spice up your Sochi-watching experience at Machete Tequila + Tacos. This Cherry Creek North gem serves up classic Mexican cantina fare and regional specialities such as street tacos, quesadillas and ceviche, along with its signature authentic salsa. With a mix of the bold and the spicy hitting your palate, you can watch the world’s best compete on the TV screens that line the walls. Raise your glass to the victors and wash it all down with one of the potent, original recipe margaritas.
TAG Burger Bar
1222 Madison St.
Denver, CO 80206
TAG Burger Bar is a family-friendly, locally owned, neighborhood bar/restaurant that earns its way onto the podium for being one of the top spots for winter sports viewing. Located in Congress Park, Troy Guard’s TAG Burger Bar offers handcrafted burgers and beers ranging from the Old School to the Philly Heart Attack. Savor the taste of Sochi by ordering a 303 Bulldog Milkshake comprised of sobieski vodka, kahlua, Coca-Cola and vanilla ice cream. This tots-to-teens menu includes five kinds of french fries, billing itself as a likely candidate where you can enjoy to enjoy multiple Olympic meals.
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