Snacks are an essential part of any night on the town whether you are watching a game at a sports bar or just enjoying a happy hour with colleagues and friends. Free up your budget for beverages and enjoy complimentary snacks at the bars below. Not only are each of the venues reputable but all have a proven history of quality service and have been delivering some of the best food and beverages in Denver for decades.
1930 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
Voted Denver’s best sports bar by the likes of Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine and 5280, among many others, Sports Column has distinguished itself in service, styling and location. Among its many features, which include being within steps of Coors Field, an outdoor rooftop patio and full menu service until 1 a.m., the bar gives every patron the option of complimentary popcorn to snack on while you wait for your drinks or food to arrive. With an ample supply of flat screen and big screen HD TVs, you can kick back and enjoy your game while being served by a classy and energetic staff.
The Rio Grande
1525 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
The Rio Grande has long been a popular destination to enjoy one of Denver’s stoutest margaritas. With two metro locations, in the heart of downtown and the other by the Park Meadows Mall, it is a preferred spot to kick start your evening out or simply enjoy a casual happy hour among friends. To tease your palate with both the tangy and the spicy, the friendly staff greets you immediately with a complimentary bowl of bottomless chips and made-fresh-daily salsa. You will need to snack on something since these margaritas come with a potency warning and are limited to three per visit.
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My Brother’s Bar
2376 15th St.
Denver, CO 80212
My Brother’s Bar is ingrained in the fabric of the Denver dining culture. As one of the oldest bars in the city, it has a well-seasoned reputation for serving up some of the best burgers and snack foods. While you enjoy a beer with friends, or are waiting for one of its mouth-watering gourmet menu offerings to be delivered to your table, munch on its savory popcorn (75 cents) offered with each order or visit to the bar. The kitchen stays open until 1 a.m., making this a dining destination that will serve your snack appetite around the clock.
The Stadium Inn
1701 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
The Stadium Inn Denver has been a staple sports bar in the Mile High city for decades. Earning a reputation and motto as “The Old Standby,” it has proudly served a lively group of regulars for more than 30 years. Along with daily specials, it feature $2 Jim Beams all day, everyday. To wash it all down, or simply offset the Jim Beam, the bar provides all patrons with a generous supply of complimentary pretzels during their visits.
The Ginn Mill
2041 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80205
Located in the heart of LoDo, on Larimer Street, The Ginn Mill is within walking distance of Coors Field and hosts a wide array of entertainment themes and daily specials. Whether you are looking for a low-key spot to get your pre/post game on or just a casual vibe to meet friends for a drink, this local watering hole can easily accommodate. And as part of its outstanding service, a bottomless supply of free popcorn is available to you on each visit. The warm and casual ambiance of the Mill makes it a popular location for Denver nightlife.
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