(credit: Wash Park Sports Alley)
When you’re a sports fan, you know that every bar is not created equal when you need to watch your game. Luckily, Denver, home to seven professional teams, knows both its sports and sports fans. There are many bars in the Denver area that cater to the passionate fan. From great food, big TVs and a friendly, outgoing atmosphere, these are some of the best sports bars that can be found.
Jackson’s All-American Grill
1520 20th St.
Denver, CO 80202
Jackson’s All-American Grill, located in the heart of LoDo, directly across from Coors Field and home to the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club, caters to the sports fan. The 40 flat screens, friendly staff and delicious food ensure that every patron can watch the game in the best ambiance possible. With indoor and outdoor seating (on the spacious rooftop), Jackson’s is one of those bars that is perfect year round.
1930 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80202
When it comes to sports bars, Sports Column is the king. Located just across the street from Coors Field, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a brew after the game, or simply just post up and watch the whole thing there. Decorated with sports memorabilia and a plethora of large TVs, there really are very few bars that can compare for a true sports fan. With daily drink specials, you won’t have to spend a fortune to truly enjoy the entirety of your favorite game, no matter the outcome.
Wash Park Sports Alley
266B S. Downing St.
Denver, CO 80209
What is the perfect way to complement watching your favorite game? Wings! Wash Park Sports Alley caters to the Washington Park area and boasts some tasty wings that bring both sports fans and wing lovers from far and wide. The friendly atmosphere, numerous televisions and great food ensure that you can catch whatever game you wish to see, all while enjoying spicy wings and cool brews.
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2641 E. 2nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Many Colorado residents know about Cherry Cricket, which may be due to the fact that it is continuously voted the best burger in town. Though it’s located in the high-end Cherry Creek district, this very comfortable bar doesn’t even have a hint of condescension. Enjoy a burger or any of its other delicious food items while cheering for your favorite team. An added bonus is that the Cherry Cricket’s kitchen stays open until midnight.
Highland Tap & Burger
2219 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
For those who reside on the west or north side, the centrally located Highland Tap & Burger can easily be your neighborhood haunt. Its take on upscale bar food is to die for, and the many large flat-screens that line the bar will ensure that you can catch whatever game you need to see. When old-school pub food sounds drab, take it up a notch at Highland Tap.
Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. She is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.